If you skip to about the middle of the book, you get what is promised. The storyline takes forever to get moving. I have lost a loved one, and I completely understand the devastation, the anger, the depression. I also understand there is a difference between how a Christian handles that kind of grief, and how someone who is not a Christian or who has turned their back on God I thought this book would be really good.
I also understand there is a difference between how a Christian handles that kind of grief, and how someone who is not a Christian or who has turned their back on God, blaming Him for what happened handles those emotions. It just is not clear at the beginning what kind of person Lynn is to give reason for the way she is handling her grief. She prays on page 3. However, it only seems an interminable age plowing through those first few chapters, and I found myself not really caring what happened to Lynn or whether Rachel made the right choice between the two men vying for her affections.
I felt slightly cheated because the back blurbs held such promise, and the rave reviews from famous people said it was a terrific book. I just didn't find that between the covers of this book. I think the main reason I felt cheated is because this is a proven author, with several published novels under her belt. Probably, I was looking for something different, and that was my fault, not the author's. I intensely dislike head-hopping, and there is a LOT of that in this book.
Written in 3rd person, the reader can browse through each character's head like browsing at Walmart. Macias uses a technique of allowing the character to tell the reader what she or he is thinking. When done sparingly, and done very well, it can be a powerful tool. I think Marcias over uses it. In creative writing, we learn to make the characters tell the story, and we show what happens rather than telling what happens. There was a novel I reviewed several years ago that went to the opposite extreme by writing nothing but action, never telling what the characters were thinking, and therefore never head-hopping.
It was unusual and unnerving.
Macias, on the other hand gives each character a voice by head-hopping frequently, which becomes annoying. In a larger, more detailed work, this would give more room to develop each character.
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The reader is not given time to come to love the characters; therefore must subsist on the love between mother and daughter, and the two love interests for the daughter. There are really good parts in the story.
The descriptions of small town living, and the cantankerous neighbor who was Lynn's brother's best friend are wonderfully written. However, this book does not make me want to run out about buy up all Kathi Macias' other offerings. I give it a 1 star out of 5 stars.
May 24, Anne Campbell rated it it was amazing.
How long does it take to clear the name of an innocent man? So far, Last Chance Justice has waited several decades. I know, Last Chance is a strange name--with an interesting reason why the Justice family called him that. Lynn Myers, recently widowed, now finds out her brother Myron has passed away, leaving her with a huge old house next to a graveyard and an old mystery. She and her just-graduated-from-college daughter Rachel set off for Bloomfield, the town where Lynn had been born and raised.
A small town heavy in small-town activities and big-time gossiping. A week or two to settle the estate, and they should be able to leave there and go back to the home she'd had with her beloved husband. She didn't care about this old mystery her brother had tried unsuccessfully to resolve. No one in town even seemed to remember the incident.
Except Homer Tatum, deaf and hungry at the local retirement home; Jason, the scruffy, smelly, supposed caretaker living on Myron's property; and Miss Pearl, the last living member of the Justice siblings. Why bother? And yet--It had been one of Myron's last wishes. And Rachel is interested--or maybe she just wants an excuse to stay in Bloomfield a little longer where two guys are vying for her attention.
To find out the answers, you must buy the book. I mean, it's by Kathi Macias, one of the best inspirational writers in the business--how far wrong can you go? View 1 comment. May 09, Susan rated it it was amazing. Loved this heartwarming story. Reminds me of the Mitford series. I loved the Mother, daughter relationship. All of the characters were delightful. It was great to see God working throughout this story. Macias is a wonderful author.
I'm lookihg forward to reading more books by her and the rest in this series. May 11, Kathleen Kat Smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: chick-literature , christian-fiction , contemporary-fiction , romance-fiction , young-adult-fiction. Lynn Myers is trying to find a way to move forward in her life now that she has lost her husband Daniel after being married for thirty-five years. How does one simply pick up the pieces and move on? It doesn't help when she also receives a letter in the mail informing her that her only brother, Myron Cofield has also passed away and didn't want her to know about it.
He stipulated in his will that his attorney was to wait at least three weeks after his death before notifying Lynn that she has inh Lynn Myers is trying to find a way to move forward in her life now that she has lost her husband Daniel after being married for thirty-five years. He stipulated in his will that his attorney was to wait at least three weeks after his death before notifying Lynn that she has inherited everything he owns.
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The only thing is, all he owns is in the small town of Bloomfield that Lynn grew up in as a child and subsequently moved away from when she married Daniel. Is it possible to go back to her beginning to try and find a new path this late in her life? Armed with her dog Beasley and her daughter Rachel that has just returned home after graduating from Bible college, both women set off on a road trip to see just what Myron has left them. All they know is he used to live in a creepy two-story house next to the town's cemetery, I mean seriously who would want to live there?
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But all Lynn knows is that she can't continue to live in the house she and Daniel shared because everyday was another constant reminder of what she didn't have any longer and the person she loved would no longer answer her calls for him in their home. When they arrive in Bloomfield, they are delighted by just how truly the small town feel really is. The waitress, Jolene Trump at Bert's Barbecue is still working there and must be about seventy now.
However Lynn soon realizes that a lot of the people she grew up knowing are still living in Bloomfield, population 9, and still home of the annual Spring Fling Festival. After meeting with her lawyer, Lynn and Rachel learn that the house is still situated at the end of Cemetery Road and that her brother insisted that the grounds keeper, Jason would be provided a place to live as long as they owned the house. He carry for the "garden" as he called the cemetery and the people buried there were his plants!
He took his job very seriously and it seemed as if Myron and Jason had a great friendship since both of them lived like recluses. It doesn't take Lynn long to learn that her brother Myron was in the midst of attempting to solve the mystery of righting the wrongs of long time resident Last Chance Justice. He hoped that Lynn would carry on in his quest if he died before finding out the truth. Now it's up to Lynn and Rachel to find out just what happened to Last Chance Justice before it's time to decide whether to sell Myron's home or will the call of small town Bloomfield speak volumes to both Lynn and Rachel and call them back home instead.
I really loved this novel first of all for the small town appeal that Bloomfield immediate draws the readers in and makes you want to stay here. Second, is the mystery of finding out what happened to Last Chance Justice and if its possible this many years later to finally solve the town's mystery and bring the reputation of the town's most notorious criminal to rest in peace once and for all. I can't wait to read many more books in the Bloomfield series and just know that I will come to love them as much as the delightful characters you meet in this one.
Hands down a 4. Aug 04, Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing. From the back cover: Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real and stories are shared. Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs. As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.
Where can you go to pick yourself up when you have two devastating traumas in your life?
- If Bible Stories Were Reported in Todays Headlines . . ..
- Symphony No. 22 in C Major, K162 (Full Score).
- Fulford, "Bloomfield in His Letters: The Social World of a London Shoemaker Turned Suffolk Poet";
- Death by police: A young man’s story, unravelled.
Lynn just lost her husband and then received the news that her brother died. Now she and her daughter have to go home to her roots to settle his estate that he left to her.
Then Rachel gets involved in a mystery that her brother was trying to solve before he died. Bloomfield is the town where names are cleared, the past is restored, the future begins and love abounds. Bloomfield is a really nice town where great characters live. I highly recommend it. If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www. To listen to 24 hours non-stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.
I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Apr 23, Lindsey Books for Christian Girls rated it really liked it Shelves: own , read-reviewed. It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.