Cindy Vincent, M.A. Ed., is the award-winning author of the Buckley and Bogey Cat Detective Capers, a mystery series for kids and cat-lovers that features the adventures of two black cat detectives. And yes, as she is often asked, Cindy used her own black cats, Buckley and Bogey, as the inspiration for the series, since they seem to run surveillance on her house each and every night. Cindy is also the creator of the Mysteries by Vincent murder mystery party games and the Daisy Diamond Detective Series games for girls, along with the Daisy Diamond Detective novels, which are a spin-off from the games. She lives in Houston, TX with her husband and an assortment of fantastic felines. Cindy is a self-professed “Christmas-a-holic,” and usually starts planning and preparing in March for her ever-expanding, “extreme” Christmas lights display every year . . . She is also looking forward to the release of the first book in her new Tracy Truworth, Apprentice P.I., 1940s Homefront Mystery series, which is due out in the Fall of 2016.
Friday, December 9, 2016
December 5th, 1941. Houston socialite, Tracy Truworth, is always on the lookout for something suspicious. Especially after growing up with her nose in the latest Katie McClue mystery novel, a series featuring a twenty-something female detective and her constant feats of derring-do. And for Tracy, escaping reality through reading couldn't come at a better time, since her own life isn't exactly going along like she'd hoped. Not with her overbearing mother determined to see Tracy marry Michael -- a lawyer likely to be a U.S. Senator someday -- in a wedding rivaling royalty. Yet everything changes for Tracy when she spots a bleach-blonde bombshell on the train home from Dallas after a shopping trip to Neiman-Marcus. Because something certainly seems amiss with the blonde, given the way she covertly tries to snare men into her lair, and considering the way she suddenly ceases all flirtations when a Humphrey Bogart look-alike appears . . . complete with a mysterious package wrapped up in newspaper and twine.
Then days later, Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, and just a few days after that, Germany declares war against the U.S. Rightly so, President Roosevelt returns the favor. Of course, Tracy immediately finds herself caught up in the War, just like the rest of the nation. But it's her curiosity that leads her on a collision course with a killer, and she arrives at the bombshell's apartment only moments after the blonde has been murdered. Though Tracy is accused of the crime at first, she quickly finds herself working as an Apprentice P.I., under the tutelage of a real private investigator. Soon, they're hot on the trail of the bombshell's murderer. Then from singing at the hottest nightclub around, to a car chase in her 1940 Packard, Tracy's investigation takes her far from her blue-blood upbringing. And it isn't long before she finds the War is hitting a lot closer to home than she ever imagined . . . and danger isn't much farther than her doorstep
What a fun and interesting read! certainly different from what I'm used to reading.
I like Tracy Truworth. She's an interesting character. She loves adventure and it always seems to find her!!!
I love her personality. She can make friends and enemies no matter where she goes! Mostly makes friends and unexpectedly finds one when she needs it most!!
I kind of thought Michael didn't measure up. He's always making excuses as to why he couldn't see Tracy. I don't blame Tracy for what she did or in this case both did. It was her mother that wanted the marriage. Her mother is a high socialite. In so very many ways, Tracy felt like she never measures in her mother's opinions. in other words, her mother isn't very nice. I thought she was kind of mean and selfish. She wasn't interested in Tracys well being only herself.
The blonde bombshell turns out to be nothing but trouble with a capital T! Shame on her but no one deserves what she got.
Let's just say that you reap what you sew.
I laughed until I cried in some places as Tracy tried to find her way out of some messes lol! wrong place at the wrong time!! However; some good did come out of it. She landed her first paying job.
I guess it came from reading all those Katie McClure mysteries. After all, Katie Mcclue was Tracys heroine.
I enjoyed this book because it had some ups and downs of our everyday life and the author has managed to bring them to life quite explicitly!
I also love her writing style!!! She brings humor in just all the right places. I also like how she put a some mystery in the story to keep it interesting.
I definitely was kept on the edge of my seat.
This happens to me quite often.
I enjoyed the backdrop of the story. I felt like I was there when Pearl Harbor got bombed. It is what drew America into the 2nd ww. (My grandfather served in that war)
I cried when that happened.
I liked Sammy immediately. I knew he wasn't a dangerous man. I thought he was interesting and a pretty special guy.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
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Mehl Ramps Up the Suspense in This Brand-New U.S. Marshals Series
Mercy Brennan followed in her father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, but she has no interest in any other connection to him. A U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri, she's assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD that puts her back into contact with her father and in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang.
When the gang has reason to believe Mercy has possession of some highly sensitive and incriminating information, her boss assigns Mark St. Laurent--a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Mercy's ex-boyfriend--to get her out of town until they can guarantee her safety.
Initially unaware of the danger she's in and uncomfortable working with Mark, Mercy's frustration escalates when she discovers the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark. It isn't until a freak ice storm hits, stranding them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office, that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive--if help is even coming at all?
Quite a bit different from what I'm used to reading but I enjoyed it as well.
The author kept me in suspense as well. it's definitely a page turner.
Mercy is a stubborn Marshall who insists that her way is the right way. She's afraid to let people get close to her because if she does, the people she loves and like will go away. Mercy still has a lot to learn abut life in my opinion. Life goes on no matter what happens. I think that's what Mercy realizes this and through a wonderful man she slowly "melts inside.
Mark is a good US Marshall. I like Mark because he's alway putting others before him to make sure they are safe. I think in Wild like to have him by my side at all times if trouble is lurking around every corner!
Tally is also a cop. He's always wanted to be a cop ever since he was a kid. I liked Tally frome the beginning. I think that he would've been a great friend to me. Tally has this awesome personality that just draws you to him. He does have a few weekeness but then who doesn't. He so has a fear that through the help of God is working on.
Nancy has done a wonderful job in giving us some insight as to how the street gangs work. I know there are probably some here in Lexington, Kentucky but i haven't heard of anything like that.
Her writing style and research is totally awesome! I loved her books since I first read about a town called Kingdom Come. I was definitely hooked then.
I'm totally hooked on her books from here on out.
I received a complementary copy of this book from the author . These are my thoughts on this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Norman, and her very active puggle, Watson. First published in 2001, she has now authored nine books, including an omnibus mystery collection, Cozy in Kansas, which contains three of her previously published Ivy Towers mysteries. Book three in the series, For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls, won the American Christian Fiction Writers Mystery Book of the Year award. Nancys main writing interests lie in mystery although her new Harmony Series leans more toward the romantic suspense genre. Nancy runs a HUD program for the city of Wichita and is president of a volunteer organization, Wichita Homebound Outreach. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Kansas Authors Club. You can find out more about Nancy by visiting her Web site at: www.nancymehl.com"
Friday, November 4, 2016
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A Compelling Story of Friendship from the Top Author in Amish Fiction
Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own.
Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind.
When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's new beau, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her
As always, I'm never disappointed in Beverly's stories and this was no exception!
I love how she portrays friendship across the miles and even through difficult times. (I'd love to have a friend like that).
Leona and Gloria have a special friendship since day 1. I'm so glad that even after the many years it was still intact. Gloria was still able to reach out to Leona.
I know in real life that there are ppl who are or have been friends since childhood and that is a pretty cool thing
It was a great story and as always Beverly's books give me peace. It us through Beverly that I got my start in reading Amish /Christian fiction and of course my love for Christmas as well.
I love Beverly's writing style and her ability to make her characters seem like real people that we can relate to except for one one thing, her stories always have happy endings and that's one of my favorite things about her books.
Beverly another job well done and I will reread this again.
I got a copy of this book for my honest opinion.
Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher's Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado."
Monday, October 24, 2016
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Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?
Another wonderful book by Roseanna White. I eagerly awaited this novel and now I'm glad I did!
A book full of action packed with wonderful characters brought back to life from the 1st and 2nd books with a great ending! I wasn't disappointed!
I think Lady Ella is a wonderful lady. Always finding something to smile about and I definitely love her red hair!!! See, I'm a red head too and we're ways finding trouble whether we want to or not! I think this describes Lady Ella perfectly. She always finds trouble even of she doesn't want to! She also has an uncanny way if making friends wherever she goes. Being in a foul mood definitely doesn't suit her.
I also love the way Lady Ella and Lord Cayton are attracted to each other, the way they are forever bantering with each other.
I do admire Lord Cayton for trying to change his ways through our Lord. Whitby is teaching him that he can change his ways which is what we are seeing here.
As usual, Lord Rushmore is at his evil ways. Wanting the rubies that are called the Fire Eyes. He does care who he hurts (even if it's his own sister). to get what he wants.
Brooke is her usual fiery self which is what made me fall in love with her in the Lost Heiress. Glad to see she hasn't lost it because it has served her well in life.
I enjoyed this story because of all the action in the book. it was like watching an AL Capon e movie.
Roseanna, as ways you have written another wonderful story. I love how everything turns out the way it's supposed to! As always, especially in God's perfect timing! I never get tired of saying this because even though I don't believe in curses or anything like that, no matter what happens we can't change it.
My heart is especially full after reading goof books like this. I feel satisfied in every aspect that I can be.
I don't know if another story is in the works for this generation of the family, but maybe for the children there's an adventure awaiting them!? I sure hope so! !!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.roseannamwhite.com.
Monday, September 26, 2016
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Abigail Schrock knows God can make all things new, but does that include her broken heart?
It seems as if everyone is falling in love in Birch Creek, including Abigail Schrock. But when heartbreak descends on her already fragile world, she can’t help but feel that if she’d only been a little prettier, she could be on her way down the wedding aisle. To make matters worse, Abigail’s two sisters have found love, while all Abigail can seem to find is the chocolate she has stashed away in the pantry.
Asa Bontrager has never had trouble with the ladies in his Amish community—his good looks have always gotten him far. Which is why he’s baffled by the call he’s received from God to pursue Abigail, a woman who seems determined to turn him away.
Can Abigail find the peace and joy she so desperately desires? Will she allow herself to stop running and melt into the embrace of unforeseen comfort? If she does, she may just discover a love powerful enough to lift the heavy burden of grief weighing her down and restore her hope in a promising future.
I'm sad to say goodbye to this wonderful little town and it's people who have given me a lot of pleasure and contentment in reading this book.
This is about family, friends, forgiveness, and most of all hope
I like the fact that family is there for one another which as it should be but, sadly in real life it is not. I would love to have a big family all my own.
Friends sometimes are good to have if you get the right ones! I admire this group of people even though I know Amish aren't perfect as the author shows us through some of the families.
Hope because as long as there is hope it is easy to go on living. If there us no hope,ejat is the point of living.
Forgiveness especially this so we can live at peace with one another. We especially have to forgive ourselves in order to forgive others as Jesus would have us do.
Hmmm, did I leave anything out? oh yes, pride. Amish forbids pride because it goeth before a fall.
I truly enjoyed this. I finished it in 1 night
Kathleen sure know how to make a story enjoyable. I could definitely feel their pain and rejoiced when certain ppl were able to fulfill their dreams. This is a definite 5 star review. I recommend this book for sure!
I received a copy of this book from Booklook bloggers in exchange for an honest review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen is the best-selling author of over thirty books, including the Hearts of Middlefield Series and the A Middlefield Family Series. She lives with her husband and three children in Northeast Ohio. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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Jennifer Rushmore has overseen the restoration of Michael Johnson's ancestors’ doctor’s house long enough to work through their initial differences. They’ve begun applying the lessons of family and community learned from the past. Now the apothecary shop discloses a heart-breaking tale circa 1870 Georgia, shaking loose Jennifer’s own carefully suppressed past. She fears that when Michael sees beyond her façade, her tentative steps toward trust and love may disintegrate into rubble. On her journey to forgiveness, Jennifer draws on her new faith and friendships, even as the mysterious accidents clouding her first preservation job escalate into imminent danger
After having trouble with allergies in my eyes this year I was able to finally finish this book
This is another great read by Denise Weimer who has the knack if blending past with present as she brings her characters to life.
This wonderful novel talks about forgiveness which was what our Pastor Goia preached on for the last month.
You totally need to forgive others before you can move on and have peace in your own life.
I am living example for I still have not forgiven my father before he passed away.
Jennifer os a courageous woman yet she is afraid to love and to put herself out there or just to be around pp in general. Fortunately she has a wonderful group of friends out there who are willing to give her a nudge in the right direction. Jennifer begins to heal through the wonderful love of friends and most of a loving God.
Charlotte has been dealt a rough blow through her husband Stuart. Even though ppl have tried to warn her she is heard Headed like me and wouldn't listen. Because she wouldn't listen she learned things about her husband the hard way!! Somehow, through all of these things, she has learned to forgive those who have hurt her including any family members.
A favorite verse of mine is I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Power of forgiveness is an awesome thing. For without it, we can never truly heal!
Michael is still struggling with this but together I believe that he and Jennifer will ha together.
Who knows maybe something special will happen between them. Only in God's timing will they know.
I loved this book! I can't wait until the 3rd book!! Thanks for another wonderful book Denise Weimer! ! Sorry I took so long to read this book! I rely enjoyed it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOUR
I'm a native Georgia resident, writer and history lover. My four-book, mid-1800s Georgia Gold Series with Canterbury House Publishing (SAUTEE SHADOWS, THE GRAY DIVIDE, THE CRIMSON BLOOM, and BRIGHT AS GOLD) combines historical romance with a touch of mystery. BRIGHT AS GOLD won the 2015 John Esten Cooke award for Southern literature. New in 2016, the Restoration Trilogy (WHITE, WIDOW, and WITCH) features a modern, suspenseful romantic over-story of a historical preservation grad helping a brooding bachelor restore his family property (house, apothecary and log cabin) with three historical back stories they uncover from three different centuries. I'm also the author of historical novella REDEEMING GRACE and numerous magazine articles set in Northeast Georgia. I'm a wife, swim mom of two daughters, and for many years directed a vintage dance group.