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Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 MST 2009richmondchambers Rating:5.0
Paul Genney weaves a good tale with this patchwork legal quilt of ¿fly on the wall¿ vignettes linked to his character, ¿Wally¿ Wallace of Whitebait Chambers, up north. I met Paul recently and he outlined his book, which took my attention so I read it with interest after the defining Mortimer years with Rumpole and Sir John¿s concerns over ¿New¿ Labour changes to our profession which seem to have set the current precedent in modern legal characters after Henry Cecil¿s Roger Thursby in the Fifties, (which was controversial enough in its time.)Most practising barristers will identify very quickly with the issues confronting our flawed hero, Henry Wallace. I¿m not giving the plot away, but let me just say that Genney falls nicely into the Somerset Maugham concept of the novel which should end with a death or a marriage, or so Willie said in his most esoteric work ¿The Razor¿s Edge¿ (which didn¿t). Read ¿Pleading Guilty¿ and you will see the nice twists as they develop.It is a book for today with the nice, under-done boot kicking softly at the legal establishment, born more out of a frustration with the system which we all feel from time to time. This snapshot of legal life has the statutory four letter words -a bit too many, but probably at the publishers¿ insistence if modern success in getting published is anything to go by. Some were rather unnecessary as most of these words are normally ¿quotes in court¿ and not that often heard in the robing rooms (as we are a bit busy).I came away at the end, as I sometimes do at the end of a case, feeling for the loneliness of the advocate - many of us been there with Wallace and the dead client, and some of the more fundamental incidents of life which most portraits of barristers just seem to have to include: adultery and personal life, dealing with death, and quirky clients of one description or another. But that¿s what we do.Don¿t get me wrong, I found this book hard to put down when I started it, so I became curious and had a bet with myself as to how Genney would structure and flow his 43 chapters. He has clearly borrowed some of his old briefs and witness statements (just to refresh his memory, of course) but the result works as his ingredients mix well with the office relationships and the great names he comes up with- I liked, especially, Horace Pickles, or should that be James Rumpole! Yes, I know who you mean. Readers should look at chapters 23 and 27 which I found particularly moving and I am sure many legal professionals can identify with much of Genney¿s understated views.This is a great new contribution to modern chambers fiction, and if he comes up with a sequel, let¿s have less of the bad language, more character description but keep your concept of two legal twists at the end. And please keep the jokes running, especially if they are at the expense of New Labour and certain London chambers. Well done, Paul. We can¿t give you the ¿detective writers¿ dagger¿, but I will happily give you the ¿chambers¿ writers gavel¿ from the departed Rumpole, as Henry (¿Harry¿) has now joined the legal fiction club for the twenty-first century, and let¿s hear more from him and your provincial Bar.
Fri Jun 07 00:00:00 MDT 2013mariabav Rating:4.0
Helen is back in her final battle against the Gods. The ending to the trilogy doesnt disappoint with romance, family, friendship, war, mystery and betrayal. Full of detailed scenes, Josephine Angelini has brought a great trilogy into the world of books. We follow Helen in her journey and with input from other characters the reader is able to gain detailed description of peoples actions and thoughts, bringing us into the story full of lies and truths. It kept me on edge at times with the need to read more, I fully enjoyed this book and the trilogy overall is one worth reading because Angelini has successfully communicated Greek mythology clearly to bring this world of to life. Read it, read it, READ IT!
Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 MDT 2013nmr439 Rating:5.0
I am Blessed to have received an advance copy of Raw Edges by Sandra Bricker. I love to quilt so its only natural that Sandra Brickers new Quilts of Love book would grab my attention. I couldnt wait to see how she would intertwine quilts with humor and love around such a serious topic as Ovarian Cancer. With her unique writing style she spins a story that pulls her reader in in the opening pages and keeps your attention until the final one. You will fall in love with Grayson, Annabelle and all the other characters intertwined in this believable story. We all have raw edges when we face loss and love and God loves us through it all, right where were at. Read Raw Edges by Sandra Bricker, You wont be disappointed.
Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2011missym1401 Rating:4.0
If you read this book my guess is that your first impression of Pierce is that shes a bit crazy. Well, shes not. You see she died, but only for a moment. During that moment between life and death, she paid the Underworld a visit. From that she gained a sexy stalker named John protecting her from anything that may harm her. But what did I think of it? I am a HUGE Meg Cabot fan and I was expecting a lot out of this book. Unfortunately, I found the first half of the book was a bit slow at first, I felt as if I was forcing myself to read it whereas most books I read draw me in right from the beginning. After the first half of the book the addiction to reading Abandon started to grow, I started to take it everywhere I went! I found the characters very different, but a good different! They werent your usual hopeless girl meets attractive boy, and thats why Pierce and John have been really interesting to read about. From how the book finished, I must say I am looking forward to the next book to coming out in 2012! Keep up the good work Meg!
Thu Aug 29 00:00:00 MDT 2013anasazisunset Rating:5.0
Rarely does a book capture my attention before I've finished reading the prologue! Most often it takes at least the second chapter or more before I'm really hooked. My heart swelled with emotion for the characters and I felt like I had a personal involvement. And in a way I do...we all do, as each one of us knows or knows of someone that has fought or is fighting a battle with cancer. I was especially touched with the journal that Jenna left behind for her daughter Sadie. Each night Grayson reads to their daughter an entry from the journal, each one ending with a special Bible scripture to go along with whatever wisdom she wanted to impart. I love how each chapter of this wonderfully written book is dedicated to one of the journal entries! One of my favorite journal entries to Sadie, Jenna writes "But after some time has passed, I dont want you and Daddy doing the sad thing anymore. I want you to get out there in the world and meet new people, do new things, and make some new memories. It doesnt mean I wont be in your hearts anymore. It just means that you havent surrendered to the sadness." If you're a quilter or just love quilts, you're going to love this book even more! If you've been wanting to learn, then don't be surprised if you "catch the fever!" Every handmade quilt always has a story to tell and in this book, the quilt celebrates the lives of those who have lost, are still fighting, or have won the battle against ovarian cancer and how a real life group called Ovacome, dedicated to saving lives by educating the community about these diseases and supporting those patients, survivors and spouses affected by gynecologic cancers put together a beautiful quilt to raise awareness. And it is through the Ovacome memory quilt project, that nine-year-old Sadie and her dad Grayson meet Annabelle. Will this quilt project help heal Grayson's grief stricken heart so that he can find love again. Will precious Sadie's laughter and her fun and silly side emerge again? Can Annabelle learn to trust in love again? I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Sandra D. Bricker's Raw Edges. While I have enjoyed every book of Sandra's that I've read, Raw Edges has become my absolute favorite! Beware, tissue box may be needed as your smile through your tears. Heartwarming, heartfelt and so inspiring!
Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 MDT 2015lisa t. Rating:5.0
mary higgins clark is a great author...........book keep you on the edge
Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 MDT 2011disneybelle101 Rating:5.0
The Priests Graveyard is the newest story from New York Times bestselling author, Ted Dekker. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. It will keep you up at night, turning pages, eager to find out what happens next. There are surprises and twists and this story is definitely not predictable. The core of this story comes down to love, and what love is. A central theme is also that of judgment judge not, lest you too be judged. Renee Gilmore, a heroin addict strung out on the streets, finds her world being turned around when she is rescued by Lamont Myers. Lamont keeps her in a glass house as his wife, and she is happy until her world is shattered one day. Intent on justice, Renee begins a dangerous hunt. Danny Hansen is a Catholic priest who witnessed a great deal of trauma when he was a young man living in Bosnia. He moved to America, hoping to begin a new life. What he found was that the world was in need of a judge one man who could find the people in power who used the law for their own gain and take their fate into his hands. Danny has become that judge. When Renee and Dannys paths cross, they embark on a dangerous endeavor that threatens both their lives. Neither of them will escape unscathed. The mood of this story is different than Dekkers other novels. This book was advertised as being about a vigilante priest, so one would assume this book would be as dark as BoneMans Daughters, Adam, or The Bride Collector. However, I felt this story was more centered around Renee, a fragile young woman full of naivete and innocence. Because of this, the story was lighter, heartwarming, and at times humourous. Dont think that Dekker is going soft, though there was enough thriller and adrenaline to keep me up until 3:30 in the morning to finish the book. Dannys journey is more ragged and raw, giving the classic edge to the story that Dekker does so masterfully. Something else Dekker has an incredible talent for is presenting his characters emotions and feelings in a way that feels real. I could identify with Dannys struggle and Renees pain because it was believable. Dekker gives so much personality and dimension to these characters they could walk off the page! This story is a tale of rebirth, love, and judgment. It is raw and thrilling, while taking your emotions on a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs. From the first page, it is compelling and will keep you turning pages until you reach the last word on the final page. You might shed a few tears before the story is over. This is definitely one of Dekkers finest works. If youre already a Dekker fan, this is a must-have for your collection. If youre new to Dekker, this is a great book to start your collection with because once you read this one, youll want to read more.
Fri Aug 30 00:00:00 MDT 2013gmfuhlman Rating:5.0
Debra Webb continues to keep us the reader involved in the story. Especially in book 6th she is dealing with several series cases, one is an old- cold case The Man in the Moon, which is a very old cold case. The other one is with Eric Spears, who seem to not go away, and now both cases are at the forefront of her cases. If you enjoy suspense with romantic then you have pick the right book. For me I so enjoy the element in trying to figure out the how, and the why, and the when. Debra Webb is just that type of writer, because she keeps you on the edge of your seat, thinking you know the fact, and then she has to add more twist and turns to the story. Her books are like a roller coaster that has the thriller aspects, and you will enjoy the ride. You need to get this book now!!! If you havent read this series you need to pick them up today!!!
Sat Mar 03 00:00:00 MST 2012lindseynarmour Rating:3.0
"How to Finish the Christian Life" by Donald and George Sweeting Im not sure what I took to be the meaning of the title, but I was happily surprised that a book about aging, retirement, failing health and death (in its final chapters) wasnt so dry as to turn me off. In fact, father and son team Donald and George Sweeting shared their wisdom about old age and finishing a successful Christian life in an accessible way. Donald and George are more than credible to talk about the spiritual and connotative side effects of growing old and maintaining a Christian testimony in the second half. With honesty and gentleness, the father-son team investigates topics like the American ideal for retirement, avoiding the sucking black hole of time-wasting, and putting every ounce of faith in Christ to walk through valleys even when the soul and perhaps physical body, too, are enervated. This little book contains verses tailored to the topic, examples from popular movies, and touching stories from the lives of such believers as D.L. Moody, John Calvin, Billy Graham, as well as anecdotes from the Sweetings own wealth of experience. There is much wisdom in this book about investing in heavenly pleasures, rather than earthly ones, debunking the myth that old people have to take it easy (proven false by a story of the dying Calvin being discovered in his bed, scribbling letters and research even though his health was flagging, so as not to be found idle when Christ came back), and coping with ailing health or financial problems. Even if you as the reader are not close to the 50+ second half of the race, being equipped in advance for the trials and joys ahead is never a bad idea! I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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