Sunday, November 19, 2017

I'm Still Here


I like how the author makes a point in her story with some light- heartedness but still packs a punch. She draws this book as a mental illness story. The sad fact is that not everyone looks and acts the same with mental illness. If we become aware and see signs we maybe able to help someone.

I hated the way Esther was treated because her sister was no longer around. Her family decided it was easier to run her out of their lives than deal with the fact of whatever happen it wasn't anyone's fault. A form of mental abuse. And let's not forget how vile her parents were because of what? Long time use of drugs on them :(  Didn't matter how many Ho Ho's that Esther ate. She hurt. 

It took a accident of falling and hitting Esther's head for some to pay attention. It wasn't just a normal life that the whole family was leading. She remembered the fowl stuff her family did, and didn't remember the good things that were happening. There she felt not worthy. Only than she could use what she called "Ez Pass Brain," thoughts come into her brain and speed through her mouth without slowing down. That way people knew what she thought.

No wonder Esther felt she was not worthy. And took such a long time to believe that Kingston loved her for who she was. In fact all her friends including co workers and boss loved her for who she is.
I was glad to know one of her family, Aster would want a relationship with her.

I'm glad things worked out well for her. I was rooting for her. I sped through this book. A bit slow at first, than hard to put down.

I give I'm Still Here 5 

I look forward to read another story of Kathryn Biel's. As long it's not a series.


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Blue Mercy


When reading what this book was about. I was very excited to read it. But when I started to read it, it was very different from what I imagined. Very disappointing.

The whole idea that "Star" Maria had this attitude on her was very tiresome. I was ready to say enough. A brat, b****. Until you read about her mother Mercy. A shame that history repeats itself. But there is no call for Maria, the daughter to repeat abuse everything. Growing pains, sure if you want to believe that.

To the very end Star still can't rein in her feelings for her mother. Not even after she got everything she wanted.

Mercy sacrificed herself for her daughter's happiness. But the 1 questioned is not even answered who did kill Da?

I give Blue Mercy 3 
Good writing but could do with less drama. Would of loved to actually not see what was coming.




Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Marsh Madness


What can I say about this book? Second book in this little series. Mam, Lindsey, and Bonnie were just as great characters as before when introduced from  Fiddle Dee Death. A mystery a mist but this time I think the girls had their hands full with a wedding @ the Pinckney Plantation and baby sitting MaryMar with her stalker. 

It was a little disappointing that they didn't have that chance sinking their teeth in a mystery. Will was more vocal this time as Lindsey's boyfriend and Major of law enforcement. Love their quarks. Mam watching a lot of CSI thinking she knows everything about crime now, Lindsey still likes her Coca Cola, and Bonnie looking at everything wisely. Got to know more on their other halves lives. Which was nice.

A good story with the Southern characters that intertwine with all. Didn't matter if they were the culprit or the owner of Pinckney. Nice!

I give Marsh Madness 4 
Only because I miss the girls getting involved like sleuths.


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Murder on the Orient Express



The last time I read this book it was when I was younger. And when I was younger I really didn't get the jest of what the characters were doing. So to re read it now brings a whole other excitement. I didn't realize that Agatha Christie wrote series books. I believe this is #10.
The train started out in Syria. And a murder happens in Yugoslavia. I don't think I really had any favorite characters. Except Mrs Hubbard gave me a chuckle with talking about her two rather ugly children. Haven't heard anyone say that about their own grandchildren. LOL! Or is it her children?
Hercule Poirot is the main character detective. He is so clever. Reminds me of a Inspecter Clouseau. Only not quite so clumsy.
Well said about this murder. Cleverly planned jigsaw puzzle. I like that 😀 I think I liked his latter solution. And that's my opinion.
This is the first book with Poirot as a character and first Christie book too I read. So don't know if Poirot says this at the end of his cases, but he should. "Having placed my solution before you, I have the honour to retire from this case".
Can't wait to see the remake of the movie and can't wait to read another Agatha Christie book. She sure knows how to write a mystery that's going to leave you saying What? I thought it/he she was different.


I give Murder on the Orient Express 5 


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Tale of Two Sisters



Thought this was one book. Surprisingly there were three stories that intertwined themselves. I found them interesting and understood how these connected

We all have those feelings that our parents think better of our siblings. But we never get the whole story. It just may be that parents do feel proud of us. As what happened to Elizabeth and Rosamund they went through a lot. One was a bit farther than the other. One found love. In the end they are all the same. And all can count on each other.

As for the story of the Mirror Image I don't know what I would do to find out all these years I had a half sister. Two sisters, two women completely different. Again will they find out how much they are the same?

At last, Fourth Time Lucky. To be a mother and have 3 boys and husband always a rough side to deal with. And wishing to have a daughter, a daughter to share with her likes herself. But this mother feels she is unlucky for she had another boy. Never giving Rory a chance. Rory has speech problems. He copes with it and his mother can not be any prouder of him to accomplish a hard character in a hard play. So this time even though Rory was a son he shared his mother's passion. "A daughter might not have done."


I give A Tale of Two Sisters---- 4

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