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review 2018-09-19 02:50
Color Me, Murder
Color Me Murder - Krista Davis

This is a new series by Krista Davis. It is set in Washington, DC and Florrie is the manager of the bookstore and makes adult coloring books. She is on good terms with the owner of the bookstore and when he asks her to move into his carriage house, she is happy to do so. Then all that could go wrong does go wrong. The nephew of the owner starts causing trouble for everyone and tells Florrie that he will one day be the owner and she will be gone. The owner is not happy with his behavior and tells her so. The next day, Florrie finds his body in the bootleggers hiding place and then begins to hunt for the person who really did this. 

 

I did enjoy this story and look forward to the next book. It was different from some others and introduces us to many of the things that are part of the DC area, bootleggers hiding places, tunnels for runaway slaves and just trouble that some of the older families have in their lives. 

 

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review 2018-09-02 10:39
Positive Thoughts for a Positive Attitude by Lynn R. Davis
Positive Thoughts For A Positive Attitude: A Collection of Best Facebook quotes, Inspirational Words, Daily Declarations, Motivational Sayings, and Spiritual Devotions - Lynn R Davis

Positive Thoughts for a Positive Attitude by Lynn R. Davis is a collection of inspirational words, motivational sayings and spiritual devotions. I gave it three stars.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy in an Amazon promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Chapter 1 has One Hundred Inspirational Quotes, Chapter 2 Thirty One Daily Positive Affirmations and Chapter 3 has Fourteen Bible Devotions.

 

"They are all in good taste; clean; and can be applied by any person who is seeking to live a more positive life." They are found from multiple public forum sources and some are given quote credit but it seems many are anonymous.

 

"You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you."-Dodinsky

 

"I choose to live by choice not by chance. To make changes not excuses. To be motivated not manipulated. To be useful, not used. To excel not compete. I choose self-esteem not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others."-Positiveoutlooks.com

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Positive-Thoughts-Attitude-Inspirational-Declarations-ebook/dp/B00IOXG3YM

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review 2018-08-26 12:07
Busman's Holiday
Smash All the Windows - Jane Davis

My 100th review and I’ve been mulling this over for a few weeks. I’m an admirer of indy author, Jane Davis’ work, so much so that I bought my Kindle copy in advance and looked forward to the launch. The author’s customary style is again deployed to good effect and the narrative is engaging and draws the reader into the respective experiences and feelings of the characters, but I think herein lies my difficulty and I stress it is my problem.


The story-lines centre on the aftermath of a major incident at a London underground station (St. Boltoph and Old Billingsgate), in which fifty nine people lost their lives. “For over thirteen years the search for truth – for the undoing of injustice – has eaten up everything. Marriage, friendships, family, health, career, finances.” Such a devastating, albeit fictional, loss of life is clearly fertile territory to examine the sense of loss, anger and despair of those bereaved family and friends left to mourn and the aching instinct for answers (‘why’?), accountability and the public vilifying of the blameworthy.

 

 

Unfortunately, this fictional account of a disaster, in which so many perished, has coincided with such an array of actual disasters, still etched in the public consciousness and pored over in the media that we are, sadly perhaps, all too familiar with the post disaster landscape (Grenfell fire; Manchester bombing; Hillsborough; 7/7; 9/11). I’m not suggesting that a novel is an inappropriate platform for exploring the human response to sudden catastrophic loss and the enduring impact that ripples outward. It just seems to me to be an emotional devastation, which may lack appeal if the reader is seeking ‘entertainment’, or an escape from ‘reality’. Though here I should probably record a ‘conflict of interests’, in that having trained as a crisis support worker for such eventualities, it is difficult not to read this book through a professional lens.


In any event, this ambitious book is very well written and the respective discoveries and cathartic journeys of the key bereaved characters are also cleverly offset by the experience of Eric, a law student who comes without the emotional baggage of those directly affected, but nonetheless is grounded in his own life’s challenges. Naturally the experiences of surviving partners, parents, siblings, and friends will be different and Davis handles this diversity well via the delicate parallel plotlines. In some senses the one ‘unknown victim’ is the saddest of all. However, while the toing and froing, pre and post- incident and across the multiple perspectives does confer a certain fragmentation within the storytelling, the narrative is successfully woven to a satisfactory conclusion.


On balance, I think Jane Davis pitches the tone about right. Not so bleak as to trigger compassion fatigue, but not so sanitized as to run the risk of appearing implausible. Fortunately perhaps, most of us can overlook the licence granted to the fiction writer, to fashion an interesting account and Davis has certainly made good on a tricky theme. For me, it’s proved a bit too much like a busman’s holiday, but I acknowledge I don’t have a neutral perspective and shall ponder other reviews to get a more balanced view. That the author should tread here at all does her much credit.

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text 2018-08-21 17:40
Dragons in Our Midst: The Complete Series - Bryan Davis,Peter Sandon

These are officially my favorite books of all time (So far!). They are part of a Christian series and just has a really good plot and stuff. Super good! I did not actually listen to the audiobooks, but this was all I could find (I have the paperbacks at home.).

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review 2018-08-13 22:33
Check out the final book...Crash & Burn for my full review....coming soonish!!!
Ball & Chain - Abigail Roux,Richard Harding Davis
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