Autumn is just around the corner and I, for one, can’t wait! Already the nights are cooler, the days luxurious, laden with the aroma of ripening fruit and vegetables. This is my favorite season. I love bright orange pumpkins, crimson and chartreuse leaves, along with eagles soaring over salmon-filled streams.
The kids are settled in New Zealand now. They found a cute little house to rent only a few blocks from the beach, but it came without a fridge! Apparently, this is normal over there, lol. They also found a helper for their move… a stray cat 🙂
Edits are going well for my upcoming release, Letting Go. I can’t wait to share Renée and Izzy’s story with you!
This week I have two murder/mysteries and a journey of survival to share, so let’s get started.
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FBI Agents Pendergast and Coldmoon are baffled by a series of chilling murders in the ghost-haunted city of Savannah, Georgia.
When a victim is found without an ounce of blood left in his veins, and a Senator breathing down the FBI’s neck, Pendergast and his team, Agent Coldmoon and ward Constance Green, are tasked with finding the killer before the Senator’s planned campaign stop. Complicating matters, a ghost-hunting reality TV show is filming in the area, a journalist with revenge on his mind is stalking the film crew, and an eccentric old woman seems to hold the key to the investigation.
This is the twentieth book in an intriguing, ever-changing series, but can easily be read on its own. This story has a paranormal, sci-fi thread reminiscent of popular television programs like Quantum Leap and The Twilight Zone.
I don’t want to give too much away, other than to say hold on to your hat- this one is trippy!
The line from the blurb I chose above is the message behind this intensely personal, heart-breaking, memoir of one woman’s journey to survival.
Cancer. One word, yet it has the power to strike a range of emotions in your breast: fear, anger, hopelessness, desperation- determination.
It’s the last one I want to focus on for this review. The author is brutally honest throughout her diagnosis and treatments, relaying her weakness, hair loss, swelling, and financial worries. But her faith never wavered, even when the medical system seemed to let her down.
Thanks to her strength of will, along with the support of family and friends, Miriam navigated a host of financial hurdles and received the treatment she needed. Her story is inspirational and a lesson in determination.
When a call comes in of teens causing trouble in the Widow’s Island graveyard, Deputy Tessa Black doesn’t expect to find a grave robber burying a box of bones containing a missing girl from a nearby island.
With her fiancé, park ranger Logan Wilde at her side, Tessa investigates the scene and questions a growing list of suspects, but the case is further complicated by a suspect-turned-victim and a shooting endangering Tessa’s police force.
The pace is fast in what is the last novella in this engaging series. The characters are well-rounded and there’s even an unlikely pet rooster to lighten the sober topics of child abuse, dementia, and wildfire concerns.
“I voluntarily read an ARC of this book which was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”
Today’s garden photo is my hydrangeas changing to fall color highlighted by one of my favorite roses, a miniature yellow climber, and the giant leaves of a fig.