Love and Justice in the Midst of Troubled Times
March 24, 2015
HE WAS IN THE MIDST of a troubled and turbulent time, and it sometimes seemed that trouble dogged his every footstep. The nation had been rocked and torn apart by drugs, riots in the street, and the Vietnam War. Carson Chance’s own personal experiences as a soldier in the bitter conflict had left him haunted by nightmares and a desperate effort to survive as a personal investigator on the mean streets of Dallas.
Would life ever be the same again?
He doubted it.
But fate intervened.
Almost by accident, he meets Amy Warren hitchhiking along the side of the road.
He offers her a lift.
It’s the decent thing to do.
But he is alone.
And so is she.
He soon realizes she may be the missing piece in his life.
But Amy is on the run.
She doesn’t want to be found.
The law wants to convict Amy of murder.
But is she guilty?
Carson Chance is determined to battle all odds to prove her innocence and does.
She’s free at last.
And he is passionately in love with her.
But Amy walks away from his life, and his memories of her only become entangled in his own nightmares.
N. E. Brown is one of the best historical fiction writers I’ve read. She’s just as good writing romance, although I presume that the Vietnam War era is now regarded as historical fiction as well.
She understands people.
She knows how to write the pain and frustration of a wayward love that is always just beyond the grasp or a tormented young man.
Distance has separated Carson and Amy.
But can it keep them apart?
Will they ever have a lasting relationship?
Or will the Mafia drive a wedge between them forever?
Will death end all chances for love to ever find them and keep them together?
In Carson Chance P. I., N. E. Brown tells a harrowing tale that is the stuff of unforgettable novels. Give the works of N. E. Brown a chance. You’ll be glad you did.
WHAT CAUSED the disruption in her life?
Morgana doesn’t know.
She only realizes that she has inherited pain and suffering in a disturbed life that she doesn’t understand.
In Morgana’s Revenge, Gay Ingram has created a heroine who knows the odds are against her but who doesn’t mind the thought of fighting back.
She may lose.
She may lose it all.
But Morgana wants answers.
She needs answers.
Who started the fire that ravaged her home?
Who killed her parents?
Why was she left to die?
Why didn’t she die?
Do those with unknown names and unseen faces still want her dead?
And why has she been given the chance to right a terrible wrong against her and her family.
Morgana is offered a job with a special investigative unit although she has no idea what her assignment will be.
It doesn’t take long to find out.
Posing as private tutor in Manor Oaks, she discovers a scrapbook filled with clippings about the death of her parents.
She doesn’t have all the answers.
But she’s closer to them than ever before.
Morgana has the incriminating evidence she needs in her hands.
But will she live long enough to bring the killers to justice?
The resolution of the conflict, unfortunately, is a little too easy and inevitable.
Gay Ingram has written a gripping concept but a predictable story, and she works hard to make sure that the ending is as happy and gratifying as you want it to be. And perhaps that’s the way it should be.