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review 2016-12-02 19:29
Murder in the South of France
Murder in the South of France: A Maggie Newberry Mystery, Vol. 1 - Susan Kiernan-Lewis

A Kindle first-of-series freebie.

 

I found this readable, but wasn't greatly impressed. A great many earth-shattering events were happening to the main characters, but I never felt that their emotional responses quite rang true. In the case of Maggie Newberry, the heroine, both her words and her actions quite often seemed a bit "off" to me. Now I will freely admit that a large part of my problem with Maggie was her sudden infatuation (and over-ready forgiveness) of the man who looks like becoming her permanent sidekick and romantic interest in the series, Leo. Leo could not be more despicable in my books, and though his physical attractiveness is insisted upon, I could not for the life of me get past either his bossiness (he is constantly telling Maggie what to do) or his major lying about his background and motives. And yet, there he is at the end of book, apparently ready to carry on with Maggie through whatever other crime adventures present themselves in the sequels to this book. My aversion to Leo is distinctly related to my aversion to the overbearing love object in conventional romances, so I'm willing to concede that Leo may not be so much of a stumbling block to readers who like that sort of thing.

 

Three stars because there were only minor writing/editing errors, not enough to take me out of the story, and the plot, although sensationalistic and, as I said, not always wholly convincing, was rolled out with reasonable skill.

 

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review 2015-07-09 02:41
MURDER IN AIX by Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Murder in Aix: 5 (The Maggie Newberry Mystery Series) - Susan Kiernan-Lewis
  5th book in the Maggie Newberry Mystery series. Maggie is 8 months pregnant when her friend Julia is accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend. As Maggie tries to find the real murderer she runs into Inspector Roger Bedard again. She fights with him on Julia's innocence while both fight their attraction to each other. Maggie is fighting with Laurent as he tries to keep her and the baby safe during this murder investigation.

I enjoy Maggie. She comes out and will not let Julie's innocence go. She is feisty as she goes up against Roger and his evidence against Julia. She also will not follow Laurent's suggestions for not getting into trouble. I liked the return of Grace but I did wonder if Grace was being melodramatic about her marriage. I always enjoy Jean Luc and Danielle. Roger, I'm not so sure about. If he would get over his jealousy and listen to Maggie--but then we would not have a story.

The mystery was solid. I had no idea who it would be until it was explained at the end. There was quite a list of suspects. Maggie's deductions are as good as mine and gets her into trouble again. I look forward to Maggie's next adventure

 

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review 2015-05-21 13:03
No.
The Complete Irish End Game Series - Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Good gods... there was more than one book of this shit?  Hell no.

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review 2014-04-12 21:59
Review - Free Falling
Free Falling - Susan Kiernan-Lewis

This book is currently a freebie on Amazon.  The cover caught my attention when I was looking for some TEOTWAWKI fiction.  On the cover, it claims to be a 'The Kindle Book Reviews Best Indie Books of 2012 Semi-Finalist.  

 

I knew there was going to be trouble when in the first couple of paragraphs my inner grammar and punctuation nazi was painting the pages with red ink.

 

I kept with it though, after having to deal with people bitching when I don't finish a book because it is fraught with GSP (my own personal acronym for grammar, spelling, and punctuation) errors.  

 

But the worst sin, if you will, of this entire book was the blatant racism against gypsies.  There are bad people from all walks of life, but it seems that the author has  particular issues the travelling people and I found it to be distasteful.

 

Add to that the use of speech patterns within the text of the story, outside of the dialog, and the whole cause of the TEOTWAWKI scenario (nuclear attacks within the US and attacks on England because they are American allies) being forgotten about, and the fact it is one of those serial books that failed to give a whole and decent conclusion within the first novel while at the same time hooking a reader to continue is what lead to my rating.

 

I will not be purchasing the next two novels in this series, and I would have to be mighty impressed with a sample of another novel by the author to bother buying it.

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text 2014-02-25 04:43
Free ebooks! YAY!
Hard Duty - Mark E. Cooper
Outview - Brandt Legg
Sunset (Pact Arcanum) - Arshad Ahsanuddin
The Heidelberg Effect - Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Ember's Curse - Gena D. Lutz
Blood Life - Gianna Perada
Roxanne Desired - Gena D. Lutz

here's some interesting looking ebooks that are currently free on amazon!

gotta love free ebooks!

 

now im make no promises of these being good or not, i just came across them thought they sounded alright and decided to share.

if ther crap, well then we can bitch together. lol

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