Bailey Walker is determined to put her life on track, and she is making progress in that respect. After all, her wedding plans are coming together, and she is close to finally making her dream of adopting a child a reality. She is also feeling more comfortable in her mansion, the mildly creepy gothic-style Volstead Manor. Then, a minor blaze in one section of Volstead Manor changes everything for Bailey, and she is drawn into an investigation that yields far more danger than she ever expected. Authorities claim the fire was started by an electrical problem, but Bailey knows better. In the midst of the inspection, she discovers a secret vault buried within her cellar wherein a grim reality is revealed. Arson, conspiracy, and a violent bootlegging group from the darkest part of Prohibition—is Bailey in over her head? If she was not by this point, then it certainly seems to be the case when the villain responsible for this mess leaves her a cryptic note, and Bailey realizes she may only have hours to live... ...Find out what happens to Bailey in Another Grave Matter, the latest release from Christian cozy mystery author Anita Higman and the third installment in the Volstead Manor series. Higman takes great care in crafting her characters, especially her protagonist, the heroine Bailey. She also has a knack for writing mysteries that are easy to read but still engaging and satisfying. If you enjoy cozy mysteries with undertones of Christian fiction, then this is definitely a novel for you. For more information about this specific piece, the author, and similar titles, please check the following website:http://www.spyglasslanemysteries.com/.
I really enjoyed No Country for Old Men when I watched the movie, so when this book was compared to that I thought I’d at least read the first chapter. These are not always my cup of tea. They’re gritty, harsh, in-your-face dark thrillers and they don’t always appeal to me. But, I gave it a try and was surprised at how much I liked it. You’re almost afraid to say you enjoyed it, because it is so disturbing. But, though the story itself is good, it is really the characters that make it hard to put this book down. What the hell will they do next?! You just don’t know. It is a complex-character-driven story about an ex-con with nothing to lose, a girl who is as crazed for sex as for drugs, the bank teller lucky enough to live, but not lucky enough to be left behind and the agents on their trail who have problems of their own. When Charlie went to work that day his biggest problem was his over-bearing mother. Now he’s a hostage surrounded by ruthless criminals with little hope of escape. But there are things about Charlie that are annoying. It’s not like your typical victim you immediately feel sorry for, though you do empathize with him. You want him to live. The writing is captivating. The characters are captivating. The story is captivating and disturbing in a way that won’t let you but the book down.
I’m an animal lover so a title like “Dog Days” caught my eye easily. But, when I read the title of the first chapter I knew this was my kind of book. The title of the first chapter? “The Day I Became a Dog”. Think Freaky Friday, but with a person and a dog. It’s funny, it’s tender in places, it’s a romantic comedy and it’s a feel-good book. The town festival is called “Woofinstock” and the entire town loves dogs. Honestly, I need to live in this place. It’s by the ocean, people are interesting and friendly and everyone loves dogs. It’s like the author knows what my version of Heaven looks like! LOL Jessica, our heroine is not so much of a dog lover, but she does have the hots for the local vet and, in order to help her business, she volunteers to work the festival. In a freak accident, Jessica ends up trading bodies with a lost, white German Shepard named Zoe. Zoe is thrilled, but Jessica, not so much. They need to figure out how to switch back and Jessica learns that every dogs has its day, even when that dog is her. This is so fun! If you love dogs and are looking for a fun read this is the one I recommend you check out! Dog Days by Elsa Watson. There’s a video for it too! http://youtu.be/vWl5a0b4xXc