I really enjoying reading R.J. Koreto books. This is my 3rd book that I’ve read by him. Alice and the Assassin, President Teddy Roosevelt’s is now President after that assassination of President William McKinley. Roosevelts and his family are now under Secret Service protection. His daughter, 17 years old Alice Roosevelt is protected by agent Joseph St.Clair a former cowboy and veteran of the Rough Riders.
Alice take it upon her self to start investigating the recent killing of President McKinley. Asking questions and requesting to speak with potential suspects with whom had contact with the assassin. Her interest in the matter raises suspicion among someone or a group of people. With so many unanswered question Alice fear for her Father life. With her secret Service bodyguard they travel through New York to find those who seek power, money and will kill for it.
My last last book I read was by R.J. Koreto, Death on the Sapphire. He has a second call Death among Rubies. Lady Frances Ffolkes travels with her dear friends Gwendolyn and Thomasina to Kesrel’s eyrie. The estates belongs to Gwen family. Before traveling to the estates, Lady Frances learns her friends have been threaten and seeks to find the individual(s) responsible. As she and her friends make their way to the estates, Gwen’s father, a powerful diplomat is murder with his most valuable ruby dagger. Knowing that her brother wouldn’t approve of her getting involved in solving this case, Lady Frances along with her maid June Mallow get to work to finding the murder. Interviewing guest and the servants working at the estate, but also learning about the family relationship between Gwen and her Aunt whose task is to run the affair of the estate.
My 2nd book of the New Year is Devil’s Cold Dish by Eleanor Kuhns. This is the second book that I’ve read by Eleanor. The other book is Death in Salem which you should read before reading this one. I will tell you her book has me glued to continue reading. In Devil’s Cold Dish Will Rees and his wife have return home from Salem. Rees sister has been visiting, trying to convince him and his wife to alone her husband, her children and herself to say with them. Rees and Lydia refuse to allow them to say, but willing to help her so her children don’t starve. Rees learns that there a murder in town and is asked to assist, but later ask to withdraw from the case because of a conflict he had with the murder victim. Rumors being to surface the Rees’s wife Lydia is a witch and is physically attack. She is also accused of a 2nd murder that happen in town. Rees angry and eagered to solve this case and stop these rumors about his wife. Unable to leave his house and his family because fear for their safety. Can he solve this case with the majority of the Dugard town against him?
Blood of the Oak by Eliot Pattison, I didn’t know this was the 4th book in a series. If after this small review, if it interest you, it would be a good idea to read the previous three books.
Duncan Mccallum is Scottish man who now has a daunting task in solving the mystery of who stole a native American artifact and killed a young boy who was trying to stop the thieves. At the same time Duncan is puzzled by the murder of a Oneida and almost claim the life of a dear friend capt. Patrick Woolford. Duncan goes out on his own, using his medical training for speaking with the dead to find the murders. During his quest to find the murder and seeking answers, he runs into men who are killing messengers from several different communities. These messengers working in secret and are led by Benjamin Franklin. All leading up to the American Revolution.
I haven’t been doing a good job in keeping up with my readings. I’ve read a few books, but really never got interested in them to continue on.
I recently found a book that I was finally glued to. Where my Heart used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks. I think why I was so glued to this because at some point in our life we will reflect whether we are happy or unhappy with our life. It is only that we take the time to understand and dissect our life to make a conclusion why we are happy or unhappy. Tapping into our mind and clearing out that dark closet that we never want to open.
Robert Hendricks a psychiastrist who was raised by his mother awhile his father was killed in World War I. Robert also a soldier himself, fighting in World War II and a author. Robert find himself in a state of loneness and depressed. With the help of Dr. Alexander Pereira, who lives in an isolated island, helps him. Robert able to reflect on his past memories, learns about his dad to understand his current state of mind. Understanding that there was always someone who loved him for who he was even though he didn’t think he good enough.
My Grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry, by Fredrik Backman a book that has a little of everything in it. Family, love, death, fairy tales, life, friends, some laughs. My grandmother asked me to tell you she sorry is just what it about. A little girl name Elsa has a mission to complete, given by her grandmother before she passes on. Their relationship very close that Elsa’s grandmother tell her fairy-tale stories. Elsa not knowing that these fairy-tale stories she has heard from her grandmother are not only made up, but there a connection to her grandmother life and the people living with them that she has never heard about. Throughout her journey of delivering these letters she learns about the secrets of grandmother or mother never told her because she was to young to understand.
Just a few quotes that I like from reading the book.
“Changing memories is a good superpower.”
“If you can’t get ride of the bad, you have to top it up with more goody stuff.”
“If granny is a dysfunctional superhero, then mum is a very fully operational one.”
“Don’t fight with monsters, for you can become one. If you look into the abyss for long enough, the abyss looks into you.”
If there one thing that I have observe my dogs do every day, is keeping a routine. They have a routine, they wake up early in the morning because they hear my niece arrive as her parents go to work. A hour later one of them is my room trying to wake me and get me out of bed. Usually because they want something: either dogs treat, their water bowl is empty or just don’t have any dog food in their bowl. From there it going outside for a few minutes then back in and right back to sleep. Of course this changes if my parents lock them outside. About noon or 1pm they know it time for lunch. It just amazing that they might not know the concept of time, but they know that it time to be feed. After eating it just walking around the house, making sure the other two dogs bowl are clean and then back to sleep. By 6pm they are back in my room waiting for me because it time to go outside. From there they just follow me and the two big dogs are just play and chasing each other around the yard. When I come back inside they usually head to their dog bowl that is filled with dog food. Each dog wait their turn and by 10pm it usually light out for them. Each taking a spot on the couch or floor to sleep. One of them on my bed watching me reading, or drawing.
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