Friday, February 3, 2017

book Still Life

Still Life by Dani Pettrey is the second book in the Chesapeake Valor series.  I think you would be lost with the characters and background if you haven't read the first book, Cold Shot.  There is an update on Finley and Griff but I won't tell you lest I give part of the story away.  :)  Avery and Parker have an interesting relationship and I was impressed with the story.  I'm glad this isn't a picture book, the artistic photographers sound like they want to create very gruesome work.  The first book reminded me of Bones, but this one reminded me of CSI just a little because of the crime scene photography.  There are twists and turns to keep you guessing.  If you're wanting a lot of info about their friend Luke, I think we'll have to wait for the next book.  Blech!  I hate waiting.  I felt like one story line wasn't finished but I'm sure it will be continued in the next book.  There were a few grammatical errors so hopefully those are fixed in the final copy.  I'm a big fan of Dani Pettrey's books so if you haven't read them then get started!!

Thanks to Bethany House for giving me this ebook (not final text) to review.  Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Death of Mary Tyler Moore

I don't know much about Mary Tyler Moore, except she was a champion for diabetics.  Specifically type 1 diabetics, as she was one herself and became a JDRF spokesperson.  She passed away last week and it's hard not to reflect on her life and success as an actress.  I didn't realize we had something in common:  we were both diagnosed as adults (her at age 33, me at age thirty-something).  :)