Thursday, November 23, 2017

Love Can Often Surprise You with Jamie Ford

A friend of mine who also goes to a lot of events here in Atlanta said that I should really come and meet Jamie Ford.  I decided to go and see Jamie Ford at the Margaret Mitchell House.  The author is very kind and personable, and I highly recommend meeting him.  He was on tour for his book Love and Other Consolation Prizes.


The story begins with Ernest standing by his car watching the events of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.  His memories take him back to the 1909 World’s Fair in the very same location.  His life changed that day, because he was the boy who was auctioned during the fair.  The results were a permanent home for the first time since coming to this country.   His daughter Juju has plans for a story for her paper, where she is employed.  Juju wants to know her father’s story.  It is what she does not know about the story and her origins that might change the story.   Will she want to share it with the world, once Ernest shares his story? 

My Thoughts: 

I liked this book.  It is well written.  I was not a fan of the setting, which is a brothel.  I felt that the author handled the setting marvelously and it did not take away from the story.  The story is told from Ernest’s point of view.  Readers can easily follow Ernest’s experiences of his life.  Also how the people he came in contact with shaped his character and how he wanted to be remembered. 

I really enjoyed Jamie Ford’s talent for storytelling.



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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

If I Run…

On Your marks! Get set! Go!  This is the only way to describe If I Run by Terri Blackstock.  She is a new author for me.  Terri Blackstock is the author of many Christian suspense novels.  This is the first that I have been able to share here.  Are you ready?


Casey leaves the house where her best friend Chris has been murdered.  She is covered in his blood and has the murder weapon.  Would anyone believe that she didn’t do it?  Since they were looking into her father’s murder and Casey thinks she knows who murdered her father who was a police detective.  Dylan is a former army investigator who is hired by Chris’s family to find Casey who is wanted for questioning in their son’s murder.  As Dylan proceeds in the investigation he starts to doubt Casey’s guilt.  Then he comes across another death with Casey miles away. Will he be able to save her?  Who killed her father?

My Thoughts: 

I really enjoyed this novel!  The pacing is excellent!  This author knows how to keep her audience engrossed in the novel.  This is the first novel in the If I Run series.  So much of this novel is world building so you understand the situation.  It is also the first novel in the series. It is not my favorite part but it has a purpose!  Great characters!  Awesome plot!  I can’t wait to tackle more of the series!



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