This book was WAY better and so much less confusing than the show. it had it's romance, its carnal desires and its "OH NO!!"s while still sticking toThis book was WAY better and so much less confusing than the show. it had it's romance, its carnal desires and its "OH NO!!"s while still sticking to the innocence that Sookie first conveyed! I believe the show had the best of intentions, but unfortunately fell flat of what I woulda expected with a book like this!...more
It was an okay book, I honestly feel terrible for this woman, but I found myself no longer wanting to read about her family and how horribly stuck upIt was an okay book, I honestly feel terrible for this woman, but I found myself no longer wanting to read about her family and how horribly stuck up they were.. just got bored...more
This book.. is so much more than a book to me. This book is a beautiful, yet bittersweet memory for me. I remember reading this book when I was aboutThis book.. is so much more than a book to me. This book is a beautiful, yet bittersweet memory for me. I remember reading this book when I was about 12-years-old. I had spent the weekend with Nana (my mom's mother). She had taken me to the library that Friday to get me a stack of Sweet Valley High books. I had read through them, and wanted to read something else. Nana grabbed the book she had finished, she had just gotten it. And it was Cradle and All. She figured that I might enjoy it. I began reading it, and couldn't stop. I was excited and into it! I finished the book by Sunday afternoon. I kept going on and on about how great the book was. And how much I loved the ending. How it was a twist I didn't expect. That evening I went home and I found out that one of my closest friends, a girl I had been baptized with had passed away at 9-years-old of Cancer. And then in 2007, Nana passed away, three days shy of 67 years old. Last year, for Christmas, my husband bought me a First Edition of this book. It is one of my most prized books and will be till the day I die. ...more
Okay, so I went to Canada last year. And I went to Chapters, the bookstore. I had never been there before (Chapters or Canada) so it was fun to walk aOkay, so I went to Canada last year. And I went to Chapters, the bookstore. I had never been there before (Chapters or Canada) so it was fun to walk around a bit. Well I found the erotica section. It wasn't very large to be honest, but I figured I could find SOMETHING that I would like. So I searched for a bit, and I didn't really think anything sounded too interesting. Till I came across this book (no erotica pun intended). Now this book had an interesting story line. I figured I would give it a shot.
This book started out a woman who doesn't want to be in a relationship is finding means of the .. physical aspects of a relationship. Reason she doesn't want one, she is a mortician. She knows the grief death can bring and she doesn't want to feel that. So it goes on and goes into sex scenes, she hooks up with the wrong guy, so on so forth. Obviously, she does fall for said guy. Now I was at the time really wanting to be an erotica writer, for.. some reason. But as I got more into the developing struggle of this woman fighting so much, I coulda cared less about the sex. She was struggling internally to not love this man, she was struggling with her father because it was his funeral home and he worried she would run it through the ground, she was struggling with the fact that her secretary and her mortician's assistant began fooling around. And then came one of the most .. gut wrenching horrible (but not in a "I don't wanna read this" way; more of a "OH MY GOD! Hand me the tissues, I can't stop cryin'" way) part of the entire book. She struggled with the death of a 4-year-old little boy. As Megan Hart described the boy, his cotton filled cheeks, the sewed "Y" incision in his chest, his curls I couldn't help but to cry. I have two nephews, twins, 3 years old. And I have two younger brothers. And I really plan on having kids one day. So this part got to me. I began to cry, of course I now laugh with my husband about it but it was really the saddest moment in the book. After this she ends up going to the man she loves and breaking down in his arms. This was too much for her. She goes from this headstrong, stubborn,empowered woman to someone who realizes that you can be all those things, and still love with all of your heart! And that even the strongest of people sometimes need a shoulder to lean on when the weight of the world is too heavy.
First of all I must say, I don't think anyone could write True Crime like Ann Rule! Her daughter Leslie is also one of the authors that I like, but shFirst of all I must say, I don't think anyone could write True Crime like Ann Rule! Her daughter Leslie is also one of the authors that I like, but she writes paranormal books.
Now, about this book! From the moment I read this book (without prior knowledge of the case being as I was born five years after she committed this crime and by the time I was old enough to under stand these things, she was no longer talked about) I KNEW that she was guilty. This book brought forth anger and tears for me.
The movie on the other hand, made me angry for a VERY different reason! The movie was so poorly done! Farrah Fawcett is a good actress. And I don't wish to say she isn't. But this movie! UGH THIS MOVIE! First of all, in the movie, they changed names.. which makes NO SENSE! Not only because this was a generally high profiled case, for the simple fact, pick up the book "OH MY GOD!" There are their real names! So okay, maybe there is a reason behind that. Okay, I get it. But then you turn around and you continue on watching. Farah Fawcett reacts WAY TOO MUCH as compared to the way the REAL Diane downs reacted as described in this book! In the case, one thing that pointed to the fact that she was guilty was the LACK OF COMPASSION OR ANY OTHER REAL EMOTION!! There is so much more wrong with it, but you get the point.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a true crime!...more
The one and ONLY complaint I have about the Derek Stone books... I WANTED MORE!! I read all four books and was excited and completely enthralled the wThe one and ONLY complaint I have about the Derek Stone books... I WANTED MORE!! I read all four books and was excited and completely enthralled the whole time, kept giving my husband commentary the whole time. I felt so bad for Derek the entire time. Every book brought something new and more exciting for me. I was sad when it did end completely! I would love it if Tony Abbott would write more to the Haunting of Derek Stone books!...more
I had found this book by accident in Books A Million when I was actually looking for the ghost section. I had one read one zombie trilogy before findiI had found this book by accident in Books A Million when I was actually looking for the ghost section. I had one read one zombie trilogy before finding this book. Those books had captured me from beginning to end, so I decided to give this book a try. I am SO GLAD I did! In my opinion this book had believable, relatable characters and a setting that was believable! Iwas captivated from the very beginning to the very end... even shed a tear or two! I am DEFINITELY planning on reading book 2 and 3!...more