Fatal Deduction: a book review

Since I love reading fiction, and can tell within a few pages if a book is worth reading, I decided to dally a while in the world of book reviews. Here we go…

Libby Keatings is an antiques dealer whose biggest problems are connecting with her teen daughter and getting along with her twin sister. Until, of course, mystery and intrigue find her. From page one, this book takes off and sweeps the reader up in the action.

First let’s talk about my biggest concern when it comes to fiction: the characters. As a psychology dork, I’m obsessed with characters. And I can admit it, I misjudged Libby. When I read that she had a daughter, I thought Oh. So, she’s a typical Christian soccer mom. I was wrong. Gayle Roper did a fantastic job of keeping Libby away from stereotype territory. (more…)

between these two worlds

Isn’t it funny how life can keep us from living? We get so wrapped up in everyday life we forget to really live.

Or maybe we don’t actually forget, but simply find time is the harsh judge who forces us to choose one or the other. And so, like obedient little bees, we work. We do what we must, what the rest of society demands of us. We hover around the flowers, collect pollen, but never take the time to enjoy those flowers; we are utterly blind to their beauty. (more…)