I am so grateful for all of the readers, followers, authors and fellow bloggers I have connected with this year.
Today I welcome Virtual Book Tours back to The Book Binder’s Daughter with a collection of short stories.
The theme of this collection is life on a ranch in the mid twentieth century. I found all of the stories in the collection interesting and I will highlight three of my favorites.
In “Ramona Dietz,” Roy is in need of a new ranch hand and a cook, so his father hires an older man named Cal Dietz and his much younger wife Ramona. Roy does not like the way Cal Dietz speaks to his wife and when Ramona starts having “accidents” and getting hurt, he suspects that Cal is abusing his wife.
Roy mentions the situation to his father, his wife and even his in-laws, but no one around him sees concerned or wants to get involved in other people’s private affairs. The descriptions of life on the farm, the harsh winter, and the Dietz’s problems were vivid and engaging which is not an easy task to accomplish with short stories.
“His Mild Yoke” describes the ephemeral nature of life on a ranch through the eyes of a little girl. Her life seems happy as she lives with her mom and dad on the farm. But things never seem to last when the family pet, her pony and even the nice ranch hands disappear from her life.
Today I welcome TLC Book Tours back to The Book Binder’s Daughter with a fast-paced suspense novel. I invite you to read my review and enter to win your own copy of the book and a $25 Gift Card to the book retailer of your choice.
Jamie Sinclair is a securities and investigation specialist. When she receives a call from her ex-husband with a plea for help, she has a real dilemma on her hands. Her ex cheated on her and got his new girlfriend pregnant. But now it is Tim’s 3 year old daughter, Brooke who has been kidnapped and Tim needs Jamie’s special set of expertise. Jamie can’t resist helping a little girl in danger, so she puts her personal feelings aside and drives to Fort Leeds, New Jersey where Tim is the commanding general on the army base.
When Jamie gets to Fort Leeds, one of the first people she meets is Adam Barrett who is in charge of the military police and also the investigation into Brooke’s kidnapping. The sexual tension between Jamie and Adam is evident from the first time they meet and the author keeps us in suspense as to what the outcome of their relationship will be.