Friday, January 12, 2018

Short and Sweet Book Reviews # 176 - Boxcar Christmas by Lindsay McKenna, Lake Silence by Anne Bishop

Boxcar Christmas (Delos #8)Boxcar Christmas by Lindsay McKenna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Travis Ramsey and Jesse Myres are both military veterans and both have left the military with PTSD. McKenna has crafted a nice romance around the two, a red Caboose and a Australian shepherd dog and her six puppies. Jesse has not been out of the military for long and is not that far into her recovery. I loved all the characters. Travis was almost too good to be sure and Jesse was so honest and up front you had to like a admire her. My one complaint: PTSD is a very real and very debilitating condition and is at the heart of the story. That was apparent at the first mention but then it was pounded and pounded into the dialog in a way that seemed to be a overkill. Even so it was a very good story.

Lake Silence (The Others, #6)Lake Silence by Anne Bishop
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love Meg, Simon and the Courtyard at Lakeside and was both sad and glad when book five came out. Glad as Meg and Simon's story came to a nice ending and sad because there would be no more. Then Anne Bishop said she would continue to write stories set in the Other's universe. Lake Silence is the next story in the series. It will not come out for two more months so no spoilers. It is different and has a different tone from the first five. There are mentions of Lakeside and some of the characters who reside there but only mentions. The characters in this story and the setting in the story are all new. The main character is female and she is backed up with some really interesting characters; some who support her and some who are out to get her. The action moves smoothly, the backstory is woven into the story line and the plot well thought out. The others are varied and dangerous to the humans who do not listen. A interesting addition to the Other series.

I received a free copy of the book in return for an honest review.

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1 comment:

  1. Lake Silence looks good but I didn't realize it was in a series. I've heard good things about the Others books though.


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