Thursday, October 31, 2013

The fun continues today in the new Davis Bunn book giveaway! Hurry . . .


Davis Bunn is giving away all three books in his award-winning Marc Royce series. Click here to enter today's giveaways:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=696646733697112&set=p.696646733697112&type=1

COMPLETE THE QUOTE TO WIN: “Marc was about to enter the hotel when he spotted her. Kitra was seated in a café fronting the plaza and the traffic… She must have sensed him, for she jerked slightly as though coming awake, and turned toward him.” What do you think happens next? Write the next line, whether it’s narration or dialogue. Have fun! Winner will be chosen via a random drawing of all comments on this post, tomorrow at noon Pacific Time. I’ll give you a new way to win each weekday through November 1, so stop by daily and play! (Official Contest Rules: http://statictab.com/zmxptvi)

A Talent for Trouble (Ladies of Distinction #3) by Jen Turano

Book Description:  For years, Miss Felicia Murdock's every thought and action have been in pursuit of becoming a minister's wife. When the minister she'd set her sights on has other ideas, she decides something in her life needs to change--and soon--before she wastes any more time pretending to be someone she's not. If that means spreading her wings and embracing a more lively way of life, who's to say nay?



Grayson Sumner, Lord Sefton, has had more than enough of spreading his wings and only hopes to settle into the life of a respectable New York gentleman. Prompted by some friends to lift the spirits of the disappointed-in-love Miss Murdock, he is surprised to encounter an adventurous young lady with an unfortunate knack for stumbling into troublesome situations.



Just as Grayson decides he's had quite enough of her antics, his past comes back to haunt him and his presence in Felicia's life endangers her. As they work together to extricate themselves from this latest complication, will Grayson and Felicia decide they want to spend the rest of their lives keeping one another out of trouble?


My Thoughts:  I've been an avid reader of Ms. Turano's books since I first read Change of Fortune.  I like her writing style and the way the words on the page spark my imagination to live in the day and time of the story.
Now, in A Talent for Trouble the year is 1881 where we meet Miss Felicia Murdock who hopes, no longs, no makes it her life ambition to become a minister's wife.
Of course, life usually has a way of playing out quite differently than we expect, even for all our ambitions.  Most of all because God is in control and knows what is best for us. 
Well, Felicia has found her a minister, Reverend Fraser.  I like Ruth, Felicia's mom because she tells Felicia the truth...Ruth tells Felicia that maybe she does all the nice things like helping the needy and attending church on regular basis just because she enjoys the Reverend Fraser's company.  And then Mr. Sumner comes to call on Felicia.
Felicia does not wish to be called on or visit with Mr. Grayson Sumner but Ruth insists! that Felicia quit her sulking (as she calls her crush on Rev. Fraser) and so Felicia develops a rash (smile).  Felicia is quite the conniver!  
This read has a few loops and turns that makes it a not.so.predictable read!  You may think you know the ending but guess on!
What a fanciful and delightful historical read!
*This book was kindly supplied for review by the author and Bethany House*
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211263
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dear Mr. Knightley {a novel} by Katherine Reay

Book Description:  Samantha Moore has always hidden behind the words of others—namely, her favorite characters in literature. Now, she will learn to write her own story—by giving that story to a complete stranger.

Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore.
But life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.
As Sam’s dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional. While Alex draws Sam into a world of warmth and literature that feels like it’s straight out of a book, old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust Alex and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken.
Reminding us all that our own true character is not meant to be hidden, Reay’s debut novel follows one young woman’s journey as she sheds her protective persona and embraces the person she was meant to become.

My Thoughts:  I don't usually like books that are written in the first person and in a journal type writing BUT Samantha (aka. Sam) is one of those human beings who pulls on the reader's heart strings.  
Sam loves books!  In fact, they may just be closer to her than humans. She lives and breathes Jane Austen.  And Sam is an orphan.  Sam has been bounced from one foster home to another but she always has her best friends along....her books!
Mr. Knightley is a mysterious donor who not only supplies the money for her Master's degree in journalism but Mr. Knightley also encourages Sam.  So, when Mr. Knightley and Sam begin to compose letters and write back and forth...Sam's heart begins to shine through.    
A sweet, somewhat coming of age book as Sam learns about life and love.  
I liked this book!  In my opinion, you'll either like this read or dislike it.  But try it, you just might like it!
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze*
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140168968X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401689681

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WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} Paula Dean's crockpot Potato Soup

It's getting cooler in our neck of the woods and time for soup.
Here's one of our favorites!
**Even though this is a crockpot soup, if I forget to put everything in the crockpot in the morning I just make it on the stove top using the same ingredients but I cook it for 45 minutes and then the last 30 minutes with cream cheese.  It's still great!

Paula Dean's crockpot potato soup recipe

Combine 1 bag frozen hash browns ( I use the small, diced hash browns)

2 (14oz) cans chicken broth, 1 can cream of chicken soup

1/2c chopped onion

 1/3tsp black pepper

Cook in crock pot on low for 5 hours. 

**Must be last **Stir in 8oz block of cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stir occasionally.

Garnish with bacon bits, onions and/or shredded cheese.

OH!SO!GOOD!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Wayfinding Bible NLT (Helping you navigate God's Word) by Tyndale Publishing

Book Description:  What if you had a trusted friend to guide you through God’s Word every day? Whether you want a fast overview of the grand story of the Bible or a deeper exploration of the riches of Scripture, The Wayfinding Bible is that guide.

With an innovative, full-color visual guide at the top of each reading, The Wayfinding Bible provides you with three paths through God’s Word: the Fly-Over Route, the Direct Route, and the Scenic Route. Following the Fly-Over Route, you’ll cover the most important events in the Bible in just 40 readings, giving you a fresh overview of how these events tell the story of God’s redemption. Following the Direct Route’s 200 readings, you’ll develop a better understanding of how God’s story develops through history. Following the Scenic Route, you’ll explore new territory while discovering a richness and depth in God’s Word that you’ve not seen before. All without the discouragement of getting bogged down in any single book.Whether you are encountering the Bible for the first time or simply looking for a new journey through Scripture, you will always know where you are and where you’re going in God’s Word. Just choose your route, and prepare yourself for life-changing experiences with God.

My Thoughts:  The Wayfinding Bible is a Bible that is well organized and has three different "routes" for the reader to choose from.  This is a Bible for those who want to grasp God's Word quickly.  
This Bible is written in  NLT version.  NLT is the New Living Translation.  A nice translation that makes it great for new christians or for younger students to understand .
There are also special features in this Bible:

  • Getting Your Bearings: These 8 two-page articles occur at major turning points of Scripture and help the reader stay on track
  • Side Trips: Explore a known concept in greater depth or read about a topic for the first time
  • Scenic Overlooks: Stunning visuals including maps, photos, infographics, and charts that aid in understanding the Bible text
All of these features make this a great gift for a college student or a teen that has just committed his life to God.  I chose the direct route to read because I wanted the "whole" picture.
I like the name Wayfindinding Bible because this is definitely a Bible that helps one find the Way!  
Just a side note**There is just one aspect of this Bible that disappointed me and that is the font (the size of the letters/words).  I think the small print is slightly too small, even for a younger reader.

Bible Trailer:
*This Bible was provided for review by Tyndale Publishing*


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to fill in the blank for the giveaway!  

UNSPOKEN by Dee Henderson

Book Description:  Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history. 


The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She's changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life. 



She's never said a word--to the cops, to her doctors, to family--about those four years. 



A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn't find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years. 



Bryce Bishop doesn't know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather's estate--and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her. But nothing else is working in his favor--she's decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she's willing to forego a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She's not giving him much of an opening to work with.



Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter...

My Thoughts: We meet Charlotte Graham who has been through quite a trauma! Charlotte leaves has a lot of unspoken "things" that she needs to work through but yet, Bryce Bishop seems to want to draw closer to Charlotte, especially after Charlotte brings in old coins that seem to be worth quite a bit.  Are Bryce's intentions truthful and honest?
Poor Charlotte after all that she's been through I struggled a long with her in her journey to redefine her faith and her life.
As I read this wonderful romantic suspense novel all I could think was 
Dee Henderson does it again in Unspoken!  
The suspense, the mystery, the love and the faith of trying to cope with a tragedy that brings us to our knees is so well written that the reader tends to forget that this is not a real news flash/life.  {ah! The merits of a great writer!}
I love the title of this book because it sums up the "whole" of the read!
If you're a fan of Dee Henderson grab this read!  Never heard of Dee Henderson but love a great christian suspense novel?  Then this is a great book to begin reading!
*This book was provided by Bethany House Publishers*
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764211714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764211713

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Preacher's Wife {Brides of Assurance, Book 1} by Brandi Boddie

Book Description:  Can this small-town girl trade her tarnished past for a respectable life?
During the hot, windy summer of 1870 in the burgeoning prairie town of Assurance, Kansas, Marissa Pierce is fed up with her abusive boss. She longs to start a new life and is growing weary of convincing townsfolk that she is most certainly not a prostitute.
 Civil War veteran and preacher Rowe Winford arrives in town intent on leaving the tragic memories of his deceased family behind. Although Rowe has no plans to fall in love anytime soon, the plans of God rarely match those of man.
 Faced with adversity and rejection from the town and Rowe’s family, can Marissa overcome her past, renew her faith, and experience the life of love that God has planned for her?

My Thoughts:  Rowe Winford arrives in Claywalk, Kansas, via Richmond, Virginia, in the year of 1870... he is to be the new minister.  Boy!Oh!Boy!  What has he gotten himself into!?!?  What a town! 
 "A man yelled at her . . . thou art the scourge of this fine land, with your harlot's garments.  He shook his fist.  'I'm not harlot.  I'm just a saloon and dancehall girl."  Marissa is just plain tired of the whole town thinking she is a harlot when she is simply trying to make a living.
Marissa doesn't know what compelled her to go to church?  But she finds herself at church, listening to the new minister.  She listens and feels that she has honored his request to attend the service.  Guessing that will be the end of that!
Marissa longs to escape from the saloon but she needs to pay off her mother's debt.  Meeting Rowe and talking to him brings Marissa into a "new light."  And not just because Rowe is a minister but because he treats her with respect.
This was an enthralling read.  At first, it seems that this story is fairly predictable but oh.not.true.  The Preacher's Wife is a lovely read about forgiveness and mercy.  And love!
*This book was provided for review by Realm/Charisma*
  • Series: Brides of Assurance (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616388439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616388430

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Heads Up! Book Contest by Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn is giving away a 3-pack of his Marc Royce series every day this week! Enter at https://www.facebook.com/davisbunnauthor

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} White Velvet Cake

My family LOVES just plain white cake with white frosting.  
And this White Velvet Cake IS SO GOOD!

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons good quality vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Cooking Directions
  1. Sift together both flours, baking soda. baking powder, salt and sugar, Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the vegetable oil, shortening and vanilla. Beat well at high speed with whisk attachment until light and fluffy
  3. Beat the eggs in one at a time.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk.
  5. I always add dry ingredients in three divisions and liquid ingredients in 2 divisions. It is very important to begin and end the additions with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix the batter. As soon as it has no lumps in the batter, pour into the two prepared 9 inch cake pans.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Frost this cake with any good vanilla frosting..

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

{repost} This is A Must Read!


This is such a GREAT read that I'm reposting because all readers who enjoy suspense, some romance and action...this is the read for you!
Book Description:  Simon Orwell is a brilliant student whose life has taken a series of wrong turns. At the point of giving up on his dreams, he gets a call from an old professor who has discovered a breakthrough in a device that would create unlimited energy, and he needs Simon's help.
But once he crosses the border, nothing goes as the young man planned. The professor has been killed and Simon is assaulted and nearly killed by members of a powerful drug cartel. Now he must take refuge in the only place that will help him, a local orphanage. There, Simon meets Harold Finch, the orphanage proprietor who walked away from a lucrative career with NASA and consulting Fortune 500 companies to serve a higher cause. With Harold's help, Simon sets out on a quest to uncover who killed the professor and why. In due time, he will discover secrets to both the worldchanging device and his own unlimited potential.

My Thoughts:  I'm SO excited because Davis Bunn has written another novel!  Davis Bunn writes a fantastic novel in Unlimited. It includes the drug cartel and lots and lots of adventure!!
We meet Simon Orwell.  Poor Simon his whole life seems nothing but an endless stream of wrong choices.  But just when Simon is about to give up on his dreams, his old professor calls him about a device he has discovered and he needs Simon's help.  Simon has no idea what this device that creates unlimited energy is worth or that there are those who will seek for it.
Of course, Simon wants to help but is this more than Simon bargained for?!?  Simon is nearly killed by whom he guesses is the drug cartel.  Battered and bruised Simon seeks help and Harold Finch is the only one who seems to want to help poor Simon.  Harold Finch runs the local orphanage along with his beautiful sister, Sophie.  Simon learns that Harold has given up quite a career to serve God. 
Simon can trust few people and there are more secrets than a basketful  of weevils.  But Simon perseveres because he is determined to find the killer and he wants to know the "why of it all."  
The "why of it all" is quite interesting!  
An excellent read! Well, honestly, this is probably the best book I've read this summer!
*I received a complimentary copy of Unlimited from
 B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.
(A definite 5 star read!)
Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (September 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143367940X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433679407

Monday, October 21, 2013

COTT {Clash of the Titles} Autumn Brings More Great Picks at COTT


And welcome to September's Clash where we're introducing you to five brand spanking new novels AND giving you the opportunity to vote on which you would read first. 

So, which will it be? Contemporary or historical? 
YA or Women's Fiction? 
You pick!

Please scroll and vote, then share on your social media. Spreading the word about an author's latest novel is the best way to encourage her!

Voting closes Wednesday, October 02, at midnight.


RUNNING LEAN
by Diana L. Sharples

Still reeling from the loss of his brother in Afghanistan, Calvin Greenlee pours himself into fixing his motorcycle and spending the rest of his time with his girlfriend, Stacey, who always has the right words to say. But when Stacey starts losing weight—a lot of weight—it’s clear she has problems of her own. Calvin is determined to cure her—but could that only push Stacey further into danger?

RASPBERRIES AND VINEGAR
by Valerie Comer
Outspoken advocate for local food Josephine Shaw moves onto a rundown farm with two friends to prove to the world that she can live sustainably, but a mouse invasion and the cute reluctant farmer next door test her resolve. Zach Nemesek is itching to get back to his easy life in the city, but a Border collie puppy and the woman next door make him wonder if he's better off embracing God's plan for his life…or running from it!

SNOW ON THE TULIPS
by Liz Tolsma

After the German occupiers kill her husband, the last thing Cornelia de Vries wants is to be involved with the Dutch Resistance. Wounded underground worker Gerrit Laninga brings nothing but danger to her doorstep - and the chance at love she thought had gone forever.

THE PASTOR'S WIFE WEARS BIKER BOOTS
by Karla Akins

 Pastor's wife, Kirstie Donovan, lives life in a fishbowl, so when she hops on the back of a bright pink motorcycle, tongues start to wag at the conservative, century-old First Independent Christian Community Church of Eels Falls. Certain church members have secrets to hide, and when God uses Kirstie's ministry to fill the pews with leather-clad, tattooed bikers, those secrets could be exposed, and some will stop at nothing to hide the truth.

THIS DANCE
by Jerusha Agen

No love, no pain—no God, no games.
A tragedy three years ago destroyed Nye's rise to the top of the dancing world as an upcoming tango star, making her shut out God and all emotional attachments that could lead to pain, but when a handsome lawyer and elderly landowner enter her new life to make her face the God she can’t forgive, will Nye learn to dance again?



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Peace on Earth {A Christmas Collection} by Mary Engelbreit

Book Description:  I surely wish with all my heart, This day of Jesus' birth, That peace and love and happiness Soon cover all the earth. Mary Engelbreit rings in the holiday with a Christmas collection that includes many of her favorite carols, the story of Jesus' birth, and beloved poems that touch the heart and celebrate the miracle of the season.

My Thoughts:  I absolutely Mary Engelbreit's artistry!  So, I was excited to receive this beautiful, hardback book where every page is filled with  Mary Engelbreit's beautiful art! 
The book is full of Christmas poems, Christmas carols and the Christmas story from the book of Luke.  It is suppose to be for kids ages 4-8 but it's SO sweet and unique that this "big" kid loves it, too!  This is an all things beautiful about Christmas book!
It's a keepsake book that should be saved, read at Christmastime and handed down to the next generation.  It's a book that many adults would like to read and look at too!  
The art work is fantastic and ever so colorful!  A wonderful addition to any Christmas tradition.  
I love this book!  It would also make a great gift...to be opened on Christmas Eve.
*This book was provided by BookSneeze/Zonderkidz*
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (October 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310743400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310743408

Christmas in Apple Ridge by Cindy Woodsmall

Book Description:  The Sound of Sleigh Bells

Beth Hertzler is unable to let go of a past tragedy, but when she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds. Determined that her niece meet the gifted artist, her aunt tracks him down, but it’s not that simple – will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love?
The Christmas Singing
Mattie thought her childhood sweetheart adored her until he abruptly ended their engagement on Christmas Eve. Brokenhearted, Mattie moves away and pursues her longtime dream of becoming a cake decorator, and even finds a new beau. But when Mattie is forced to return home three years later, will learning the truth behind Gideon’s rejection restore her Christmas joy – or open the door to even deeper heartbreak?
   
The Dawn of Christmas
Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?

My Thoughts:  Wow!  I was so surprised when I received this book because it is a Three-In-One Amish novella read! 
The Sound of Sleigh Bells is a mainly about Beth and Jonah.  Lizzy is great about helping Beth to overcome the past.  Lizzy and Beth seem to have a Ruth and Naomi type of relationship.  
Both Jonah and Beth have "secrets" from their pasts and they both find it hard to open up to "new" love.  
The Christmas Singing was my favorite of the three novellas.  It's all about a cakes and decorating cakes.  And there are two recipes at the end of this novella for 3 Layer Strawberries-And-Cream Cake and Orange Coconut Cake.  My.Oh.My!
Gideon's rejection of Mattie three years ago still haunts her.  She and Gideon were going to marry but he broke it off with explanation.   A brokenhearted Mattie runs away and pursues her dream of being a cake decorator.  When she comes back she meets Gideon again.  And old feelings resurface.  
Gideon has a secret and he must tell Mattie so that she understands why he broke up with her three years ago. 
A sweet love story!
The Dawn of Christmas brings us Sadie.  Sadie has quite a bit of spunk and has been on the mission field in Peru.  But now, her Old Order family feels that Sadie must come home and marry!  
This was a fun story.  Sadie and Levi had me laughing at times.  Two very stubborn but loving individuals.
*This book was provided by Waterbrook/Multnomah*
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; d edition (October 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307730999
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307730992


WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} Apple Crack Dip

I love caramel apples in the fall!  
I needed a great dip for a get together and found this perfect dip on food.com


Directions

Ingredients

    • 3 (8 ounce) boxes cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 (12 ounce) bags mini chocolate chips
    • 1 (8 ounce) bags toffee pieces
    • 1 (20 ounce) bottles caramel ice cream topping
  1. Cream together the cream cheese, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  2. In a casserole dish, spread the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Completely cover the cream cheese mixture with the chocolate chips and chocolate toffee bits.
  4. Drizzle liberally with the caramel sauce.
  5. Chill or serve immediately with apple slices. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

{Kregel Blog Tour} The Reichenbach Problem (Reichenbach Trilogy) by Martin Allison Booth

Book Description:  Arthur Conan Doyle is on the run from his own fame. Taking a much-needed holiday, Doyle escapes to a picturesque village in Switzerland nestled beneath the imposing Reichenbach Falls. There he hopes to find anonymity, but even in this beautiful rural setting, peace eludes him when he finds himself immediately recognized and involved in the investigation of a mysterious death of a fellow traveler.
All too soon, Doyle’s somewhat unwilling, gentle probing into the case causes the finger of suspicion to turn towards him. But can the creator of the famous detective actually do the sleuthing himself? As Doyle learns more and more about the famous character he penned, he finds he is less like Sherlock and more like his sidekick, Watson. Can the “sidekick” see enough of the picture to solve the case for once?

My Thoughts:   This is the first book in a trilogy.  The Reichenbach 

Problem by Martin Allison Booth is written in the first person and that 

first person is Sir Conan Doyle, himself.  (You know, the Sir Conan Doyle

 who wrote Sherlock Holmes).

 The story begins with Conan Doyle and his "dysfunction" with people.  
Dysfunction as in tired. . . got to get out of town, away from the masses!

He decides to flee to the peaceful village in the mountains that houses
 Reichenbach Falls.  Hence, this mystery becomes the Reichenbach 
Problem.

 The trouble in this peaceful retreat all begins when Peter Brown is found killed...dead!  As is the case of a brilliant detective, Conan Doyle finds his mind drawn to the mystery of Peter's death.  Lo and behold, if your mind
 is on the case it is only natural that your body will follow along, too.  Now 
Conan Doyle is "on the case."

 However, events make a turn around and the villagers begin thinking
 and pointing an accusing finger at Conan Doyle.  Why?  What is this 
supreme mystery that surrounds this Peter Brown?

 A well written and quite interesting mystery.  And it's Sir Conan Doyle in 
the frying pan this time not Sherlock Holmes!

 This is a must read for all Sherlock Holmes fans!

*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*

  • Series: Reichenbach Trilogy (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications (June 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782640169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782640165