Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I just sat down and read this book. It's been a long time since I've read a children's book. Let me say that this book is precious. Katie has no idea what's going to happen when she gets up to go out with her dad. She's just excited to be able to spend the day with him. The day at first doesn't start out like she thought but it ends up being a wonderful adventure with her Dad. The day ends with a wonderful bed time scene. What I also like is at the back of the book there is a spot for Dad's and daughters to write their own I Love You More moments.
I give this book a lighthouse with a roving light for a great book!
Posted by Andie at 2:57 PM
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brandilyn Collins is known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. She is currently working on her 20th book. For chances to win free copies of her work, join her Fan Club on Facebook. Here’s what Brandilyn has to say about why she wrote Dark Pursuit:
In John Milton’s Paradise Lost Satan’s followers, kicked out of heaven, boast about storming the gates and reclaiming their territory. Beelzebub scoffs at their boasting as merely “hatching vain empires” and suggests a different revengeful scheme: seduce mankind away from God. So Satan visits the Garden of Eden to teach humans the very thing he and his cohorts have learned to be futile—the dark pursuit of hatching their own vain empires instead of following God. He presented man with this “gift” of death, disguised as life. And man fell for it.
Upon this theme of man’s fall and spiritual blindness, I created the characters and events in Dark Pursuit. The story clips along at a fast pace, with much symbolism running underneath.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Dark Pursuit—A twisting story of murder, betrayal, and eternal choices
Novelist Darell Brooke lived for his title as King of Suspense—until an auto accident left him unable to concentrate. Two years later, reclusive and bitter, he wants one thing: to plot a new novel and regain his reputation.
Kaitlan Sering, his twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, once lived for drugs. After she stole from Darell, he cut her off. Now she’s rebuilding her life. But in Kaitlan’s town two women have been murdered, and she’s about to discover a third. She’s even more shocked to realize the culprit—her boyfriend, Craig, the police chief’s son.
Desperate, Kaitlan flees to her estranged grandfather. For over forty years, Darell Brooke has lived suspense. Surely he’ll devise a plan to trap the cunning Craig.
But can Darell’s muddled mind do it? And—if he tries—with what motivation? For Kaitlan’s plight may be the stunning answer to the elusive plot he seeks...
Read the first chapter of Dark Pursuit, HERE.
The book opens with Kaitlan coming home to find a dead body in her apartment. She has no idea that her boyfriend, Craig has been there, or knows she's there. Thus begins days and nights of suspense and terror for Kaitlan. Fleeing to her Grandfather who disowned her because of her drug use, and stealing from him she can only hope that he will help her. Her Grandfather has tried writing again, but has suffered a stroke and just can't get the words to come like he wants. Now that Kaitlan comes with this crime he hopes that it will be just what he needs to write that final book to put him back on top. Is it? Once again Brandilyn has created a book with such suspense that you will be on the edge of your seat until you turn the last page and staying up just to finish it. I give this book a lighthouse with a roving light shining on it for a great book!
Posted by Andie at 8:25 AM