Tuesday, March 06, 2007

"Reader Reviews"

Hawk O' Toole's Hostage by: Sandra Brown
Little did Miranda Price realize that a simple vacation train trip would turn into a dangerous adventure in which she and her young son would be taken hostage by Indians who want to force the government to reopen mines that provide jobs for tribe members.

Alison's Automotive Repair Manual by: Brad Barkley
After Alison's husband dies, she stops teaching and takes a long sabbatical so she can work through her grief. She puts her time and energy into fixing up a "76 Corvette."The irony is that she knows nothing about fixing cars. She relies upon a repair manual and two locals who know about cars and car parts to help her fix the car. The closer the car is to being totally repaired the closer Alison is to her own emotional healing.

Short Straw by: Stuart Woods
On his 50th birthday, attorney Ed Eagle's wife leaves him and steals a million dollars in personal funds and even more money from the company funds. Ed sends two men to Mexico to find his wife. This book is full of surprises, twists and turns. It's an exciting read!

The Last Suppers: by: Diane Mott Davidson
Goldy Bear is getting married! It's the classic story of the bride left at the altar with a twist. The priest who was to marry her has been murdered; and her detective fiance, who is investigating the priest's murder, is now missing. Goldy must now do her own sleuthing to find the murderer and her missing fiance.

Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by: Fannie Flagg
90- something Elner Shimfissle falls off a ladder while picking figs. She flat-lines, spends 3 hours in Heaven, and then .... comes back to life. In the meantime, the whole town thinks Elner is dead and prepares for her funeral. Elner awakes to a roomful of funeral flowers in her hospital room.
Elner's "rebirth" gives many of her friends and family a new start as well as they examine their lives and make changes for the better.

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