This third installment of Ella Grey’s series of shorts is fantastic. It starts off wonderfully, leaving the reader yelling at the main character becauThis third installment of Ella Grey’s series of shorts is fantastic. It starts off wonderfully, leaving the reader yelling at the main character because of what we know, that Rachel doesn’t… while the quick ending leaves you with a smug sense of satisfaction.
Rachel proves that she’s not just a thoughtless run-a-way in this short and demonstrates some of the skills that she seems to have picked up from her Dad.
If you like your TV shows broken-up into mini-series, then you’ll love this collection of shorts. I know that I’ll be waiting for the 4th one to be released so that I can keep reading about Rachel Valentine and her search for her brother, Michael.
At just 99cents a piece, these are great buys and perfect reads for a work-break, just before bed, or any other snippets of time you need to fill with more reading. :D...more
I actually had quite a break between reading the first installment of this series and getting to The Man in the Shadows. While I’d previously been a bI actually had quite a break between reading the first installment of this series and getting to The Man in the Shadows. While I’d previously been a bit miffed with the sudden end of the last one, I must admit that it did make me remember right where we’d left off. So picking this up again wasn’t difficult at all.
Ella makes no nonsense about filling you in on what’s going on as this one starts off. Very quickly, you realize that things are not all as they seem in the little Rose Hill Inn and it’s tenants. I don’t want to say much more for fear of giving anything away, but… let me just mention that they’re rather good at convincing Rachel of their true natures.
Read the first one for a whopping 99cents, and if you like it at all… I certainly recommend going ahead and getting this one as well. The end will leaving you wanting more and thanking the powers-that-be that the 3rd installment is already out! ;)...more
I remember seeing the movie once-upon-a-time-ago, but I'm glad that there was a lot of distance between that and reading this book (err... listening tI remember seeing the movie once-upon-a-time-ago, but I'm glad that there was a lot of distance between that and reading this book (err... listening to it, technically). If you've seen the movie--no matter what your opinion of it was--READ THE BOOK! It is world's better than the movie. There's so much more depth to the story than anything on the screen ever even hinted at.
There's a whole hell'uv a lot that goes into being an MI (Mobile Infantry) and your narrator takes you on the journey right along with him. Sometimes I was surprised at the treatments, but then realized (just as the character did later) that there was real intention behind the things that are done. You also get a good dose of Heinlein's own political/moral philosophy, but I thought it was an interesting viewpoint. The characters discuss the 20th century as long history and it's a fun perspective to think what those in the future might say about our current time.
I highly recommend this novel for the sci-fi enthusiast, armchair politician, or at-home philosopher. Great read and it'll leave you wondering what in the world the directors were thinking. ;) ...more