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Twice the Cowboy: Manuel Santos Fuentes was not the type of cowboy Jess Graff was used to. From the moment they met during the El Paso International Rodeo, Jess wanted the Charro. When Manuel is injured during El Paso de la Muerte, Jess seizes the opportunity to get his vaquero into bed. But cross-cultural misunderstandings and family feuds threaten to destroy their relationship before it really starts. Can two men from wildly different backgrounds overcome hatred and jealousy and learn to trust in each other?
From a lonely man succumbing to the wiles of a mysterious female to a young woman confronted with her own possible insanity, Greene’s captivating tales will take you down a macabre and mesmerizing path.
I don’t try to conjure a single word to describe a given book, but in this case the word “lingering” comes to mind when I think about the stories in Nancy O. Greene’s Portraits in the Dark. This is subtle writing that sort of wraps around you unawares. There’s also a surprising degree of variety in play here, in both content and approach. Bad decisions, bad luck, and sometimes a combination of the two force Greene’s characters into vulnerable and sometimes dangerous positions. Greene is at her best when she delves deeply into the human mind to stir the juices of mental illness, obsession, and insanity. I especially liked the way a disturbed character’s dialogue would suddenly take on manic proportions, taking me right along with it as my own reading pace quickened along with the breathless pace of the character. – Amazon.com Top 50 Reviewer, Daniel Jolley. December 5, 2006.
Simplicity: Richness of Life: Clary has done an excellent job bringing to our attention the importance of simplicity within a world starving for substance. It is obvious humanity starves for something more than the mundane. Clary Lopez invites us to a place of balance which can be found in us through the simplicity of Christ. May we all embrace this richness of life. – Chris Padgett, author of Not Ready for Marriage, Not Ready for Sex
The Thief Maker by D.H. Schleicher ($14.95, ISBN 0-595-40518-5) is a suspense novel that explores the destruction and restructuring of human relationships in the wake of personal and communal tragedies. Told in “thematic chronology,” the non-linear, multiple point-of-view style is meant to reveal the psychological complexities and intimate details of human interactions.
– Needless to say, you won’t find the words “and they lived happily ever after” on the last page of The Thief Maker, although a measure of peace does finally prevail in the end. The conclusion is a tight and fitting one, and I think Schleicher deserves some real literary kudos for pulling that off. With most mysteries, you get the big “reveal” scene at the end, and you basically forget about what you just read as soon as you put the book down. The Thief Maker, though, hangs around in your mind, percolating with its pathos and all of its insights into human relationships. – Amazon.com Top 50 Reviewer, Daniel Jolley. April 18, 2007.
Taryn Simpson tells quite a story in her …paperback, ‘Glittering Secrets’….Glittering Secrets is about a woman, Theresa Holleman, and her marriage, her money, a mental health facility and an conniving stepfather. Holleman, who works in Nashville’s music industry, is finding her blinding headaches are leading her into a new world, or so she thinks. Simpson succeeds in carrying through several plots to their juncture at the end of this…story….overall, the book is interesting, as well as entertaining. -Anita Moyt, Editor of Family & Friends Magazine.