Sunday, January 24, 2010

Book Review

Hello Everyone,

I know I said that I would be telling you more about my world travels today, but last week I managed to read a whole book, and I want to do the review while it is still fresh in my mind. Besides, I really need to read my mother’s journal before I write the next segment of our travels. Smile. The old memory is not as good as it used to be.

The novel, I’m reviewing is Divorced, Desperate and Deceived by Christie Craig. Although, this book is a mystery romance, Craig is so witty that she had me cracked up half the time. .

The two main characters, florist, Kathy Callahan and plumber, Stan Bradley, are not at all what they seem. These characters as well as the secondary characters are so well drawn that you are rooting for them to the end and many of those people you’ll recognize in your own lives.

It didn’t hurt this story at all to have a cute little pug named Goodwill as a secondary character in it. Even with the main characters running for their lives Goodwill was the one being with them all the time. When I finished the book I was very happy with the ending, but I still wanted to continue reading about them. To me that is the sign of a really good book when you don’t want it to end.

Christie Craig is being compared to Janet Evanovich and Harley Jane Kozak. I have never read those authors, but if they are as good as Craig I should. Her other books are Weddings Can Be Murder, Gotcha!, Divorced, Desperate and Dating, and Divorced, Desperate and Delicious. I haven’t read her other books, but I’ll be looking for them.

You can find her books at Dorchester,
http://www.dorchesterpub.com or at bookstores near you. You may learn more about Christie at http://www.christie-craig.com and I wish I could remember Christie’s blog because she’s hilarious there. Anytime you need a picker-upper that would be the place to go.

Until next Sunday have a great week.

Sandy
http://www.skaymarshall.com
http://www.eirelander-publishing.com/addiction.htm

24 comments:

Christie Craig said...

Hi, Sandy,

Wow. Thank you so much for blogging about my book. I love writing about quirky characters in dire situations. Animals have a big place in my life and I feel a world without our canine and feline companions would be very sad, so all my charcters are big animals fans, too.

I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the book.

CC

Carol Ericson said...

Sandy, sounds like a fun book - I love humor in my romance and even my romantic suspense! Harley is a chapter mate of mine at LARA (Los Angeles Romance Authors). She writes mostly mysteries, I believe.

K.T. Bishop said...

Divorced, but not desperate. As in the old blues song-- "I can do all bad by myself."

Hales said...

Sounds good! I love Evanovich. Her series is hilarious. She also writes a secondary series with another writer same humor and pizzaz! Charolette Hughes? Yeah I think that is it

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

I haven't reached this book on my TBR pile, but it's moving up fast. :) How awesome to be compared to Janet Evanovich!

Sandy said...

CC,

I loved your book, and the end was perfect.

Sandy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Carol.

Sandy said...

LOL Thanks, K.T. for stopping in.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Hales. I haven't read Evanovich.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Stacey. Glad you could make it by.

robynl said...

thanks for letting us know about this delightful book; if it has humor and a dog it has to be great.

Sandy said...

Hi Robynl,

Thanks for coming by. Yes, it was a very good book.

mymargee said...

Great blog. I have to admit that I bought the book on your suggestion. I can''t wait to read it. :)

Heather Snow said...

I've been hearing a lot about her. Looks like I should check her out. Thanks for the recommendation, Sandy.

J Hali said...

Sandy, sounds like a good book. I love her titles...that always makes me look at a book closer. I've never read Kozak, the Plum novels wore me out around #7, lol.

April Ash said...

Sounds like I'd like that book, too. A dog named Goodwill...interesting name!

Z(Aasiyah/Nolwynn) said...

I have to check it out! I love Janet Evanovich's style but like Joann, the Plum series wore me out around Book 5 or 6.

Hugs!!

EmilyBryan said...

Let me add my hearty "amen!" All Christie's books are rated "H" for hysterical!

Sandy said...

Margie,
CC was thrilled to learn you had her book.

Thanks for stopping by. I love readers.

Sandy said...

Hi Heather,
Christie is on one of my other loops, and she's a great person.

Thanks for coming by.

Sandy said...

J,

Thanks for your coment. Wore you out, huh? lol

Sandy said...

April,

If you read the story, you'll find out how Goodwill got that name. lol I'm not giving anything away.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Z.

I don't think this book will wear you out since it's not about the same person all the way through the series. Each book has it's own set of characters, although some of the same characters show up in each book.

Sandy said...

Thanks, Emily, for coming by.

LOL Yes, they're definitely rated H for hysterical.