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review 2017-10-18 17:50
The Somme Legacy
The Somme Legacy - M.J. Lee

When a young teacher asks genealogical investigator, Jayne Sinclair, to look into the history of his family, the only clues are a medallion with purple, white and green ribbons, and an old photograph. Her quest leads her to a secret buried in the trenches of World War One for over 100 years.

Who was the real heir to the Lappiter millions?

The Somme Legacy is the second book in the Jayne Sinclair genealogical mystery series, but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

 
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I found the blurb really intriguing, about a genealogical investigator searching for answers to why there is no evidence to support claims that a couple married in Gretna Green during WW1. Jayne Sinclair is contacted by Mark Russell to find out if it true that his great-grandmother Rose Clarke married Captain David Russell, the eldest son of Lord Lappiter in 1916. They have only a couple of days to find out the truth before the property and the money will pass to the crown since the line became extinct in 1986.

As a long-time fan of mysteries in the past did I not hesitate when I got the chance to read the book. I also really liked the idea of a genealogical investigator as the main character and I loved reading about how Jayne Sinclair conducted her search. The plot in this book is interesting, with a young woman marrying a man above her status and the Captains family's resentment to her. I was fascinated to read about the suffragette movement and how involved Rose Clarke was with it. It's a sad story, Rose Clarke's story is not a happy tale, she claimed she married the man she loved, but when questioned couldn't she prove it and no until present time is someone trying to find out the truth.

However, there was one thing that just didn't work for me for me in this story was the laughable villain Herbert Small, I'm sorry I just couldn't take him serious one bit. His constant drinking of warm milk to soothe his stomach was just ridiculous. Sorry, but as a villain in a story was he really bad. I would have liked a more interesting and threatening person to try to stop Jayne Sinclair to find out the truth.

But, all and all is it an interesting story. The storyline from 1916 was moving, especially reading about how belittled women were at that time. What they had to go through to get the chance to vote is horrifying. Sitting here writing this review makes me think of all the women who fought and went to prison for their beliefs. It's something that we should be thankful for, and proud!

 
I want to thank the TBConFB for providing me with a free copy for an honest review! 
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text 2017-10-09 08:10
Pre-Order Blitz - Legacy Of Evil
Now Available for PRE-ORDER
Book 2 of the Hotel LaBelle Series
by Sharon Buchbinder
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Releasing October 13.
Legacy of Evil
LEGACY OF EVIL
Sharon Buchbinder
Series: Hotel LaBelle Series Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 13, 2017
One battle, one outcome. Who will win? Good or evil?
When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up.
Emma's help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss's sister needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of her Crow heritage.
Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have a chance at love.
 

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Bronco now stood squinting in the late afternoon sun, knocking at a door with no bell, and waiting for a response. Dogs barked and a window curtain twitched. Good. Someone was home. He adjusted his pack, leaned his head back, closed his eyes, and said, "Any time now." As the words slid out of his mouth, he heard the unmistakable sound of a shotgun being pumped.
Uh. Oh.
He raised his hands. "Don't shoot. I'm unarmed."
Turning slowly to face his fate, his jaw fell open, and his heart rate kicked up a notch from being on the wrong end of a shotgun or from the weapon holder's looks, he wasn't sure. A raven haired Amazon in a tank top, jeans, and metal tipped cowboy boots held the Mossberg 500 in a perfect military stance. Long strands of hair blew across her face in the hot breeze. A large purple bruise bloomed on her left cheek. She squinted her dark brown eyes and gave him a laser-beam once over from his dusty black boots to his sweat soaked do-rag.
"Who are you, and what do you want?"
If he hadn't been so intent on not getting killed, he would have spent more time staring at those full, luscious, kissable lips and thinking about how she would taste. As it was, he guessed he had less than a minute to respond before getting blasted into the next county.

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About Sharon Buchbinder

Sharon Buchbinder

Sharon Buchbinder has been writing fiction since middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. An RN, she provided health care delivery, became a researcher, association executive, and obtained a PhD in Public Health. When not teaching or writing, she can be found fishing, walking her dogs, or breaking bread and laughing with family and friends in Baltimore, MD and Punta Gorda, FL.
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review 2017-10-04 08:57
Action-packed Savage Dragon collection – with baby dragons!
FCBD 2015: Savage Dragon Legacy - Erik Larsen,Erik Larsen

 

 

Not particularly familiar with the Savage Dragon series, I found this book confusing at first but it all becomes relatively clear. The main character, Malcolm Dragon, now an LA policeman, fights an assortment of strong villains while dealing with his complicated love life and offspring. Many action-packed confrontations ensue.

 

It is well-illustrated as one would expect from Erik Larsen and company and the plot is quite interesting although I could have done with fewer fight scenes, all of which are pretty similar. Recommended to all followers of Savage Dragon.

 

 

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review 2017-09-30 15:11
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A Legacy of Spies: A Novel - John le Carré

A Legacy of SpiesA Legacy of Spies by John le Carré
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A coda to the Smiley saga, though it's more a bookend to "Spy Who Came in From the Cold" than the Karla trilogy. Felt like "Secret Pilgrim," and Peter Guillam reminded me of Ned in the way he drags himself through his own elegy and the Circus's. A quick read for le Carre, especially for a Circus book, and some of his reported disappointment with Sisman's biography shows up here in the book's anger about legacy and what it means. This feels like a summing up for le Carre, but hopefully like Miyazaki after "The Wind Rises," it'll turn out he has more tricks up his sleeve.

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review 2017-09-23 00:18
The most basic, four page primer to the Avengers possible
Avengers - Marvel Legacy Primer Pages (Avengers (2016-)) - Robbie Thompson,Daniel Acuna

I mean, it's fairly decent for four pages: gives a brief 'how they got together' and a vague 'many members over the years who answer to Avengers Assemble' but it would be far more affective if  it were longer. 

 

Then again, it's meant to be free, the art is absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous, and I overall enjoyed this for what it was.  

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