Friday, April 22, 2011

Lady Justice books by Robert Thornhill

I've decided to write a review on all three Lady Justice books at the same time.

These books were such a delight to read! They were quite humorous and entertaining throughout.  I did like the first two books, Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P. and Lady Justice and the Lost Tapes, a little bit more than the third book, Lady Justice Gets Lei'd.

These stories are about a retired realtor Walt Williams, who, after witnessing an elderly woman's purse get stolen, decides to join the police force as a "citizen patrol" officer.  He is partnered up with a big officer named Ox (nickname) and they fight crime together.  He lives in an apartment building that he owns and also has another building, a hotel for men down on their luck.  He has a wonderful girlfriend who is also a realtor and he is friends with many elderly people who live in his buildings. 

I really liked all three books.  I would definitely recommend these to anyone who enjoys mystery, humor and a little romance. I'm looking forward to more Walt Williams books!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

I won this book from the Member Giveaways at Library Thing.

I really enjoyed this book.  It drew my attention in right away and kept it throughout the book. I loved the ending, as it gave me my favorite "feel good" feeling that I love at the end of great books!

This is a story about Lauren, a realtor in Chicago, who went online to make out a shopping list at the same time that some witches in California put a spell code onto the internet to draw in new witches. Lauren, who did not know that she was a witch (she thought she just had really good intuition), went along with what these witches were telling her. She visits them with her best friend, Nat, and finds out way more about herself than she ever dreamed possible.  She is paired up with a 4 year old "witchling" who has extreme powers.

This book was full of family, friends, and all the great things in life we all wish for. It was a really fun read and made me wish that the magic all could be real - but who knows....maybe it is! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Evil Genius by Patricia Rice

I won this book from Library Thing's Early Reviewers giveaway.

I am in love with this book!!  This is one of those books that you don't want to put down and you don't want it to end.  The ending of this book was perfect - just enough closure to wrap up the "mystery" but still leaving enough unexplained or unevolved to hope for a sequel (or more).

This is the story of a woman, Anastasia, in her late 20's who comes from a very large family of siblings, most with different fathers.  She has been estranged from their mother for 10 years for various reasons.  Her mother is the daughter of a very rich man in Washington D.C. and had been estranged from her own father for reasons not stated in the book. The book opens with Ana's youngest half-sister, EG (9 years old), showing up on her doorstep in Atlanta along with their half-brother Nick (early 20s and gay).  Apparently, EG's father Tex, a well known congressman, has been accused of murder.  EG has come to Ana to ask for her help in clearing Tex.  What follows is a very fast-paced, well written, thought evoking story about politics, murder and mysterious people. I prefer not to delve into the whole plot of the book, as I do not want to give anything away to those who do not want to hear everything in a review.

This was a wonderful book, appropriate for everyone.  I would highly recommend reading it - I believe anybody who likes mystery books would very much enjoy this one!