Enter a bit of woo,woo..., gypsies, the stuff Eve doesn't like... and you have a comical irony on Eve believing in the paranormal. Possessed by an oldEnter a bit of woo,woo..., gypsies, the stuff Eve doesn't like... and you have a comical irony on Eve believing in the paranormal. Possessed by an older lady to help find her granddaughter, Eve discovers she has the ability to speak Russian and Hungarian and make goulash plus speak to the dead. When she finds the underground room with a red door, I think Eve gives the old lady some credit, but Eve manages to use her cop wit to solve the rest. I loved that it started with a party and a whole crew of the usual characters were in it, even for just a short bit. I hope the priest makes a few more appearances in the future... I like his angle especially since Eve is always working for the dead, she could use some awesome counsel now and then on the here and after plane. Mira can still take care of the mental side.... Love the short novellas! ...more
I loved this book because it taught me a history lesson, it showed me true love and reasons to forgive. Another title, where it became informative toI loved this book because it taught me a history lesson, it showed me true love and reasons to forgive. Another title, where it became informative to details not shared to the American public and a loss of lives before we were officially in the war. I was shocked when I finished chapter two. A damn shame too! A title for all to read and be astounded at the historical facts and a real story about a man and a woman who fell in love during a tragedy. Both had lost and both had everything to gain with each other. Who would have thought a dying wax myrtle tree would bring about events that otherwise would have gone unnoticed forever. A small box filled with relics and an era of google information at the finger tips plus an author who began a search for the truth or at least an understanding of what was buried so long ago. I am constantly reminded that there is so much more to our history than dates of battles during wartime or victory days. There are stories that need to be told and insights to all those affected during wartime. I did gain some perspective on forgiveness in this book.
"'Danny, forgiveness can occur only because we have been given the ability to make choices. We have the choice to forgive or not to forgive.... and nobody can make us do either one. You understand?' Danny nodded. 'We begin to forgive by choosing to forgive... by deciding, not by feeling. Our feelings don't lead us to forgive. Most times, our feelings lead us the other way. That's why a person has to decide to forgive first. Our feelings always follow along behind our decisions.'"
"'Forgive and forget is not reality. It's not really possible anyway, which is a good thing, because it is not necessary. Forgiveness does not erase history or excuse what happened. What has happened, has happened, and nothing can erase the memory of it or its consequences. Forgiveness means relinquishment. It is that simple. Danny, do you know what relinquishment means? 'No, sir.' 'It means giving something up. To relinquish something means to give up whatever power it holds over us. If you forgive somebody for something he did to you, that means you choose to never again allow that event to determine how you feel or how you act or even how you treat that person. You may remember the wrong, but by choosing to forgive, you have disarmed it. Then it can no longer determine what you think, what you say, or what you do.'"
I hope everyone else covered up their spoilers... I choose not to mention the historical facts because I want others to read this book and learn what could have been, if one crazy leader had chosen another path during 1942/43. Utter chaos and a whole new history for the United States. In fact I'm not really sure why he chose just that mania as diabolical as he was? His ego was so great, I'm surprised he didn't surprise us on......... Read the book, it's worth it!...more