What would you do to begin to heal from a profound loss? Go ahead -- I dare you to ask me how old I am. I dislike that kind of storyline. Instead, she finds herself at the scene of a crime -- and she just may know who the killer is. We came from good stock. And I had a raging case of endometriosis, which, according to my doctor, meant I shouldn't wait a whole lot longer before trying to make a baby. This wonder duo weaves in and out of clues that lead them further and further into a cult, which suddenly becomes familiar to Bell as she puts herself in harms way to help others escape this deadly organization of religious fanatics. While Amanda Bell Brown is a part of the living, she's basically just holding space.
I stopped reading only because it was past my bed time, and I couldn't keep my eyes open. Carly had offered to buy me a Cajun dinner at Fishbones instead. Demons are pretty yucky, and that is a huge understatement. She keeps colliding into murder investigations and a very fine man, Jazz Brown, who is her love interest. Who wouldn't want to meet Amanda and Jazz in real life? I should have stayed home and washed down a few chili dogs with a diet cola, watching the bad guys get caught in the privacy of my bedroom. A blue unmarked Crown Victoria pulled up beside us. She needs to spill her guts, but not on the handsome lead detective's alligator shoes -- especially if she wants him to ask her out.
I was halfway to seventy! When I put on that dress, I'd had no idea I'd meet someone who looked like a fashion model. He possessed the kind of exotic good looks that appeared to be an ambiguous blend of races -- -- at least black, white, and Latino. What support do you think you would need? I can't wait for her next book in the series. You see - 10 years earlier, she was actually in a cult where she was beaten and de-humanized - where she eventually lost a baby she was carrying. Although I do not frequently read Christian fiction, I really enjoyed the blend of mystery and thriller storyline with Christian aspect of the story. In contrast,this one was not captivating,and the writing style was dry and mundane.
I really loved the story line and I loved the bible verses. What is your idea of a healthy church? What helps you hold on to God, even in times of suffering? For Amanda Bell Brown, just living her life is murder! I vaguely recalled, at some time or another, actually writing down directions to this very house. Detective Jazz Brown sized me up for a few more moments and smiled like a sated cat. In the interim, neither Jazz nor Bell want to admit to the uncanny, uncontrollable, and undeniable attraction has developed between them. Also, too much religion for my taste, it seemed too preachy to me.
Amanda Bell Brown and Jazz Brown were so funny to me. Bell sets out to find the leader of the cult. What advice would you give to an author just starting out? The tension and interaction between the characters while working to solve the mystery of what appears to be a cult suicide will have the reader flipping the pages fast enough to cause heavy winds. No knight in shining armor had appeared, magnanimously holding a test tube full of his little soldiers, mine for the taking. Is this white guy a brother? Someone once told me I was a donkey because I have so many loads to bear! Before the two can further investigate the cravings from the other one, Lt.
A complicated murder investigation unearths not just a killer but a closet full of skeletons Amanda thought were long gone. While celebrating her birthday with her sister, Carly, a medical examiner, she is called to the scene of a double homicide. I will write more later, but this book was amazing! I mentally plotted my sister's destruction. The climax of the story - and it was a great climax - was an exciting blend of high drama, danger and unexpected twists. Jazz Brown is taken with Bell but the demons he is dealing with won't release him to pursue her fully.
It's been 10 years since she fought love, or some semblance of the word. I glanced out the passenger window at the house. I'm much harsher on Christian fiction. The romance section was a bit flat for me. Lovers of any genre will laugh out loud during the antics of just turned forty, Bell and her blossoming romance with too handsome to walk the streets, Jazz Brown. He tries, unsuccessfully, to keep her out of harm's way.
Show him what I'm made of, then get the heck out of there and never see those delicious brown eyes of his again. A complicated murder investigation unearths not just a killer but a closet full of skeletons Amanda thought were long gone. If Carly could be cool in there, so could I. Susan appears to be in a catatonic state, so Bell goes to visit her to see if she can get her to talk. But when she turns thirty-five with no husband or baby on the horizon, she decides she's gotta get out and paint the town — in her drop-dead red birthday dress.
I sounded like the bomb, if I must say, and apparently I must. I'm sure it will all be okay in the end, but don't know if I care enough to stick with it and find out. But if it wouldn't have been for those murders, Bell would never have met Jazz Brown - lieutenant with the Detroit Police Department. They are two wounded people with pasts who start to heal because of each other and are full of charming quirks. It makes it hard to come back to the blank page, every single time.