Jules Landau is back and is called into another murder investigation against the advisement of his fathCheck out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
Jules Landau is back and is called into another murder investigation against the advisement of his father. This investigation gives him a new view of Chicago and maybe not the prettiest side of the city! With parking officers, billionaires, money and prostitution the amount of work that went into this investigation was quite large.
I have only visited Chicago a few times, but both times that I finished Marc Krulewitch's books I have wanted to make a return trip to see the things he describes in his books. I could feel the grittiness of the city and the neighborhoods that Jules Landau ends up in. I loved also seeing the business buildings and the relationship between the working class and the banking folk. ...more
Another Inspector Ian Rutledge novel as he is sent out to a small county to uncover two murders that seCheck out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
Another Inspector Ian Rutledge novel as he is sent out to a small county to uncover two murders that seem to be connected, but no one knows why beyond how they were killed.
My absolute favorite part of the book was that author gave the murderer the story to tell at the beginning and he told the story of the two murders before the Inspector came on the scene - it was great to be inside his head for a moment.
The other thing I enjoyed, although it took quite a long time to get to, was the connection that these two murders had, it was quite an interesting connection, I just felt like it took way too long to get to....more
What a positive take on nutrition and health! Jennifer Adler starts her book with her story which didn'Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
What a positive take on nutrition and health! Jennifer Adler starts her book with her story which didn't start out in the must nutritious of ways (which gives hope for the rest of us!). Then she talks about all the different things that good food can help you do better. I love books with practical advice that I feel like one trip to the grocery store could help change a few things and then little by little could make my eating and things better.
I made a list on my phone of the power foods that she suggested and have purchased two and incorporated them into my daily/weekly routine. Kafir and miso. I heard about Kafir before from a co worker and how it helps with digestion and such and purchased just one bottle and take a healthy swig at night and I actually see a difference! Miso - not a purchase for the home, but have since reading the book, tried to have two bowls of miso soup a week and I love the soup, but am still working on getting into the home and into the routine. I don't feel overwhelmed and after tackling these two am ready to add some more things to the list to build a healthier pantry and fridge!...more
Three people each are confronting different issues that have the ability to take a person to their kneeCheck out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
Three people each are confronting different issues that have the ability to take a person to their knees and each of them do and must seek help to overcome each of the things they are dealing with.
I am so thankful that the author does not start the book in the clinic, but instead before each character goes there and gives each of the character a back story and some depth. This definitely created a longer book, but I am so thankful for those moments. I loved that these people would never have interacted without being introduced at the clinic and from there they are linked and will impact each other for a long time. It was interesting to read how even though they were all at rock bottom, they could help each other....more
A prequel novella that comes before the book I will be reviewing later today. The reader is introduced to two sisters - Birdie and Tess as children beA prequel novella that comes before the book I will be reviewing later today. The reader is introduced to two sisters - Birdie and Tess as children before a major life event occurs that will send their childhoods into a tail spin. Both girls are affected by this event and will react in different ways.
I enjoyed the introduction to the girls knowing that I would have a whole book to follow with a story, so it was nice to start in their childhood. I would have loved to learn a little more about their mother, but it was obvious that her absence was a part of the story. I just wanted more!
The narration was interesting and continued to the full novel, so I will talk more about that later today.
As a concept I like prequel novellas, but I definitely like to read them before I dive into the book and/or series. ...more
A couple that has been together since childhood and may have lost a little bit of that loving feeling aCheck out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
A couple that has been together since childhood and may have lost a little bit of that loving feeling and Daphne may not want to admit it. Owen decides to spend time with a co worker instead of confronting his feelings about their relationship and the roller coaster begins.
Although there were quite a few ups and downs in the book, it felt sort of real and I liked hearing Daphne's internal debate. I absolutely appreciated that she had friends and family who would challenge her thoughts and feelings - I liked their honesty. Without their honest feelings, I probably wouldn't have loved this story as much. ...more
A multi generational story that takes you back and forth through four generations of women and each ofCheck out the full review at Kritters Ramblings
A multi generational story that takes you back and forth through four generations of women and each of the issues they have lived with and tried desperately to overcome. Freddie is the main character of the four and with her daughter, mother and grandmother each telling their stories and the moments that make up their lives.
My favorite part about multigenerational stories is the ability to see the effects of previous generations decisions on the next. As well seeing the personality traits pass on or skip generations, I love it! ...more