Saturday, June 30, 2007

Hands Upon My Heart - By Perry Foster

Pub: Discovery Publishing Company - ISBN: 9780978967307

Hands Upon My Heart: My journey Through Heart Disease and Into Life [Perry Foster]

Every person with a heart should read this book. Perry Foster gives an honest, unadulterated account of his most personal thoughts and feelings. He takes the reader through the medical procedures reflecting his honest emotions and fears at every step. His accounts are interspersed with flashbacks of his family and friends, tenderizing the harsh realities of his horrendous journey, and exposing the source of his strength.

CON: Some of the medical jargon may slow you down, keep reading it all becomes clear.

PRO: Everyone in the world knows someone who’s gone through this agony and personal terror. Those of us who had to sit back and watch can now see, through Mr. Foster’s eyes the feelings of our loved ones.

A book deserving of more accolades than I can express, well done Perry.

Reviewed by Wanda C. Keesey

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Fraterfamilias - By Peter Ferrer

ISBN: 978-0-9782550-7-7 – PUB: Intellectus Enterprises

Interpol Inspector ThiƩrry Ballard is sent to the States to confirm the death of killer, Paul Michel.

Alan Kedward sees, hears, and talks to spirits, the near dead, and the undead--and he isn't the only one. His "cousin" is shot and pronounced dead, but is he. Of course not. It's all part of an intricate plan to avenge Farrell's wife's death, and logic takes a vacation.

The strange story of Farrell and Kedward unfolds in a series of flashbacks, and remembrances. Identities are not always immediately made clear, and the two men are so closely intertwined, they seem to be the same person. Things are clarified and the basis of this relationship is cleared, slowly and with a lot of interest.

Events happen fast and as strange as some of them are, the reader is able to easily follow the action. Buckle in and enjoy the ride.

Peter Ferrer is actually to very bright ladies, Judith Doloughan and Paula Stiles. Another case of hands across the ocean, they've formed a partnership that is commendable.

Reviewed by Wanda C. Keesey

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Deadly Advice - by Roberta Isleib

ISBN: 0425214745 - Prime Crime Berkley
An Advice Column Mystery

WOW!  I just closed the cover of Deadly Advice.  I’d invite Rebecca Butterman into my life just for her culinary talents.  But then there is the rest--

This book is deceptive in its apparent simplicity.  Everyone in the world could get caught up in this type of doubt.  But it’s Rebecca Butterman who’s dragged into a web of deceit and secrets. 

Madeline Stanton is found shot in her bathtub.  Her mother, Isabel pleads with her daughter’s neighbor and clinical psychologist, Dr. Butterman to find a reason and the truth.  Was it suicide or murder?

Dr. Aster, as she (Butterman) is known in her advice column, plots through her own life while finding disturbing truths about her deceased neighbor.  There is no shortage of possible murderers--if it was murder. 

Dr. Isleib has spun an intricate tale and an exciting ending.  A definite “You gotta read this one!”  And what’s even more exciting; this is the first in a new series.

Reviewed by Wanda C. Keesey

Friday, June 1, 2007

Fool's Rush In - by Sunny Fraizer

ISBN: 0977840255
Wolfmont Publishing
A Christy Bristol Astrology Mystery

Christy Bristol, Office Assistant III for the San Joaquin Valley sheriff’s department substation is caught up in an adventure when her former lover, James Wolfe asks for her help. Wolfe is working as an undercover narcotics officer and though he has no faith in astrology, he compels Christy to use her astrological abilities to help him. He knows that big time drug dealer, Lloyd Parr lives by the horoscope.

Against her better judgment and perhaps out of curiosity, Christy casts the horoscope. To her horror the drug dealer wants to have his “astrologer” near at hand and she finds herself being kidnapped and taken to his compound. Though she is able to develop a uneasy rapport with some of her captors, there are those who don’t want her to leave the compound alive.

Sunny Frazier’s experience working with undercover narcotics in Fresno County and her vast knowledge and practice casting horoscopes give her the background to make this novel a lively, entertaining, and chilling reality.

Sunny, get the next Christy Bristol novel ready. I'm going to be looking for it.

Reviewed by Wanda C. Keesey

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