Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Twilight Tuesday--Cape Refuge Book Review

In case you missed me yesterday, there was a reason.  We had no power since 9:30 last night to 3:30 this afternoon.  I was scheduled to work, but that school district cancelled classes.  I was getting ready to do the drawing for my giveaways, and the power went off.  I have chosen my winners, and both have responded.  So all is well.  Anyway, I did finish my current read, and here is my review.

Cape Refuge (Cape Refuge Series, #1)Cape Refuge by Terri Blackstock
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I began this book, I was quite intrigued.  After all, it is a Christian mystery.  That is a genre I have never read.  I grew up reading Erle Stanley Gardner and Agatha Christie where everyone jumped into bed with each other and used foul language right and left.  How refreshing this book was in light of that!

First of all, the author is a fantastic writer who certainly knows how to develop believable characters and plots with intriguing twists and turns.  I was drawn into the book from the very beginning--which is quite refreshing.

Furthermore, I absolutely loved that there were no bedroom scenes and no foul language!  Yes!  I could certainly handle reading more books like this.  While the gospel was there, the reader did not feel as though he/she was being beat over the head with Christianity.

And finally, I pride myself in the fact that I partially solved the crime.  I could follow the author's clues, and that really was exhilarating.  Rarely could I ever solve an Agatha Christie or Perry Mason case, but I have a chance with Terri Blackstock.  I certainly look forward to reading more of her books.  It looks as though this is the first in the series, and it would be nice to read the sequel.

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1 comment:

  1. Well, I"m glad things worked out for you! I would've gone crazy without the internet.