This story is about to sisters Gillian and Sally Owen who were raised by their spinster Aunts in a small town in Massachuetts. The Owen women have alwThis story is about to sisters Gillian and Sally Owen who were raised by their spinster Aunts in a small town in Massachuetts. The Owen women have always been accussed of being Witches andGillian and Sally want to escape. Gillian runs aways but Sally stays, gets married has 2 daughters. After the death of her husband Sally leaves town with her daughters.
One day out of the blue Gillian shows up at Sally's house with her boyfriend dead in the car. To avoid Gillian getting accussed of killing him, they decided to bury him in Sally's backyard. Needless to say this is a bad idea all sorts of things happen after that.
I did not really like this book. It was ok. but I keep getting bored with it and my mind would wonder. I think for the first time I can say the movie was better!!!!!...more
Epic is the right word. It took me forever to get thorough this book. While it was very informative it was also like reading a dull text book. This boEpic is the right word. It took me forever to get thorough this book. While it was very informative it was also like reading a dull text book. This book covers the events that led to the Influenza pandemic that occured in 1918. It is sometimes called the Spanish flu but evidence suggests that the virus originated in a small town in Kansas. In 24 weeks this virus killed more people then the HIV virus killed in over 24 years. It starts out by telling us about the medical reforms that started 30 years before the virus hit and the advancements that also took place. We learn about the leaders and revolutionars of the medical world at this time. You learn about viruses in general (took a whole semester of this in college) the Influenza virus specifically (spent weeks on this in college) and how it can be so deadly and about the bodies immunolgy (another semester on this). We learn about world events that were occuring that made the spread so easy- the U.S. had just entered WWI. We also learn about how those in charged failed to act when they were given warning and how the sceintist and Drs fought to find a vaccacine to stop the virus and the others who tried in vain to care for the sick. It also talks about how public health started to change after the outbreak and the government agencies that grew out of this epidemic.
Parts of the book were really fasinating and I learned some new stuff. I think my big disappointment was that I was hoping the book would be more like The Hot Zone: A Terrifing True Story by Richard Preston which is an amazing story about the Ebolia Virus. (Who every thought they would read that an amazing story about Ebola) I think that the same story could have been told in less pages. I wanted the book to be less of a text book and more of an account of what happened.
I would reccomend this book to any HUGE history buff. There was nothing offesive or crude. The worst part was when they describe what is happening to the body once infected. If it interests you read it otherswise skip it and move on to the next book. ...more
Meridith Merriweather wants to save other girls her same fate. Two years ago she was taken advantage of by a Rake and was left at the alter. If it wasMeridith Merriweather wants to save other girls her same fate. Two years ago she was taken advantage of by a Rake and was left at the alter. If it was not for her Greataunts standing in socoety she would have been ruined for trusting the wrong man. So she is writing a guide for all young ladies to help them avoid rakes. Enter Alexander Lamont, reformed rake. No longer taking advantage of young women but Merideth does not beleive it. Once a rake always a rake. Alexander is determined to marry Meridith and she is determined to expose him. She offers herself as bait but so finds herself falling for his charms and in love. Whats a girl to do and what about her book.
I did not like this book. It satrted out ok but i keep wanting to skip ahead and didnot care what happened to either of the main characters. Her great aunts were funny and a character named Hanna was interesting but beyond that their was not much that I liked about the book. ...more
In 1839 in a small town called Tucker Mills Massachusetts, Reese Thackery is an indentured servant with 2 years left before she is free. When the manIn 1839 in a small town called Tucker Mills Massachusetts, Reese Thackery is an indentured servant with 2 years left before she is free. When the man holding her papers suddenly dies Reese is uncertain of her future but has faith that God will protect her. What Reese doesnt know is that the man who dies owed a lot of money to the Tucker Mills Bank and the bank manager has decided that to recoop his losses to hold on to Reese's papers and she can work for the bank. When the bank owners, The Kngsley family, find out they immediately head for Tucker Mills to audit the bank and release Reese from her contract. Conner Kingsley may be the youngest and soft spoken member of the Kingsley family but he is no fool he knows something is going on at the bank and is going to find out what along with his business partner, Troy Thaden and Reese's help. But Reese is scared of Conner and doesnot trust him. Can she put he fears aside to save them both?
That review is more exciting then the book actually is. This is a Christian fiction and like most all Christian fiction the characters are all unbelieavably good with few faults. And in the end everyone acepts Jesus Christ as their Savior and live happily ever after. Which of course is not realistic. Saying that, I did stay up all night to read this book, ok until 1:20am but i started reading at 8:30pm. And I am not sure why. I did not like the authors writing style. She jumped around to other characters in Tucker Mills telling their story which most the time had nothing to do with Conner and Reese's story. This really annoyed me. It was an easy read and required very little from me other than to keep reading. I did not care for the characters and I will probabley forget that had read the book in 5 years. I keep forgeting the name of the book and it was only this morning when I typed the title that I understood what it meant.
If your are in the mood for a lite easy read with nothing objectionable then I would recommend this book. No bad language, sex or violence. In fact the characters had no qustionable morals. The two "bad" people either die or turns out to be crazy. It is part of a triology and I think may be the 2nd book but I didnt feel like I was missing anything having skipped the 1st book. ...more
Darcy Rhone has just broken up with her fiancée when she discovers he has been cheating on her with her best friend Rachel. Shocked by the discovery tDarcy Rhone has just broken up with her fiancée when she discovers he has been cheating on her with her best friend Rachel. Shocked by the discovery that anyone would choose Rachel over her Darcy is sent into a tailspin. And her new boyfriend and baby on the way are not helping her put things in perspective. But after being dumped by her new boyfriend Darcy runs off to London to spend quality time with her old friend Ethan. And love finds Darcy again but is she able to move forward or be stuck in the past.
I am not a fan of Darcy Rhone. In fact you can say I dislike her a lot. So when I started reading this book I was prepared not to like it and I didn’t. All because I didn’t like her character I Something Borrowed. There was nothing Darcy could do to redeem herself in my eyes. Okay she redeemed herself a little bit but I just don’t like her at all. Unlike Something Borrowed I will not be rereading this book in fact I may get rid of my copy of the book. ...more
A Massachusetts state investigator Winston is ordered back from training by his boss, the district attorney to showcase new crime initiative called AtA Massachusetts state investigator Winston is ordered back from training by his boss, the district attorney to showcase new crime initiative called At Risk. She wants to employ some cutting edge DNA testing in a 20 year old murder. But before he can start investigating his boss is brutally attacked, rape and obviously an attempt was made on her life. Winston things it’s not a random event. He things someone is targeting his boss. What he doesn’t know is if it is personal or professional. And things are only getting worse.
I didn’t like this book at all. The characters were not engaging and honestly I found them annoying. The mystery did not appeal to me and I truly didn’t care who was behind everything. I was disappoint in Patricia Cornwell I have in the past enjoyed her books a lot. ...more
Meredith Gentry is a princess in hiding from her own family. Meredith is an Unseelie fairy princess posing as a PI, that ran away from home to escapeMeredith Gentry is a princess in hiding from her own family. Meredith is an Unseelie fairy princess posing as a PI, that ran away from home to escape the constant threat to her life. But when her secret identity is revealed she goes home to "face the music". her Aunt the Queen of the Unseelie Court has plans for Meredith. If she can get pregnant before the Queens son, then the Queen will abdicate her throne to Meredith.
I am not sure I like this series. I may read the 2nd book in the series before I write off the entire series.