Some moons ago I promised my sisters that I will take them out for coffee. The promise remained forgotten until one fine day, one of my sisters decided that enough was enough and we had to go out for coffee! … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Family
Times of Sorrow
I have recently lost someone very important in my life. And, the time that followed showed who was really there and who could be relied on. Sitting down, a few words just formed something in my head. This is a … Continue reading
2017 And The Books I Read This Year
It is the last day of the year and I thought I should do a wrap for the year as pertains to the books I picked up in the year and the ones I finished reading. Prior to the beginning … Continue reading
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
A five-star book for me. My friends had a lot of good things to say about this book. And not just my friends but many a people out there that I come into contact electronically. The cover image was intriguing … Continue reading
Forever Cut Short
Note: For all those who have not seen Downton Abbey may not get the feeling behind it and all those who want to watch the series, do not read it now but come back later as there may be possible … Continue reading
Magic Man by Jacqui Jacoby
She existed. And then, she did not.
A story of one woman’s lost life and the limits she goes to to put a wrong done centuries ago to right.
Alex Madison goes to the grocery store and finds that her entire life, bar her existence, has been wiped away. It was as if she has never been. No one remembers her; no one knows her. Nor her loving family neither her friends. Not even the man she has been in a relationship for four years though they did break up some eight months ago (all part of some elusive plan in wiping out the history of the history professor).
Surviving on the streets for five days, Alex goes to find the one man she has always loved, Detective Peter McKenzie. Even though Peter does not recognise her, he shows her kindness and gives her some food; be it only donuts and coffee.
But there is a limit to what a man may hear a strange woman say and that is what happens in here. Peter starts thinking her crazy when she starts talking about the life that they have had together. Still, he wants to help the damsel in distress.
Alex, does not need his sympathy. She needs him to believe her and get her out of this predicament. When nothing comes to pass, a sort of miracle happens. Peter’s father, Kenneth McKenzie shows up at the station and, lo and behold, he knows Alex. Taking her under his protection, Kenneth promises her that they will somehow put everything back to normal. In that moment, though, she is happy that someone remembers her.
Kenneth, for his part, has his own secrets that have not resulted in him forgetting the dear woman he loves as a daughter.
But it with the love of Peter, which is not suppressed with all the evil being inflicted, Alex is all ready to defend her and the man she loves from a serial killer who is not a flesh and blood human being. A serial killer on whose case Peter has been working for some time.
Peter’s brain might have forgotten the woman he loves but in his heart he accepts the rightness of being with her. The wholeness of being he feels when with her.
And together they shall face the evil and either eliminate it or be eliminated themselves.
The story is full of how the brain is to be used but the heart must be given the due credit too for making us choose right and wrong. The story is about how not always will a logic present itself to resolve an issue because the answer lies outside the box we hold ourselves prisoners in.
Last but not the least, the story highlights how we need our independence but we need our family and friends in equal measure to fuss around us and be a constant pain in the backside because they are the ones who make our lives complete.
A Sweet Possibility by Natalie Charles
Synopsis (copied from Goodreads) Life tastes better with chocolate… All baker Jessica Mallory wants is a modest thigh gap. And her own chocolate shop. And to marry Quinn Rogerson, the man of her dreams. Too bad Quinn just dumped her, … Continue reading
Happily Ever After On A Tangent
As the lift took me to her floor in the tall Corporate Tower, the only thoughts revolving in my mind were about how she would react to seeing me in her workplace. After all she had never liked her personal … Continue reading
The Nanny Proposition by Rachel Bailey
I rate it at 4 stars. Born to power, Jenna is undaunted by hard work. Brought up a princess of the royal house of Larsland, she earns a living first as a housekeeper and then a nanny. Liam is a … Continue reading
The Fiancee Caper by Maureen Child
I rate it at 4 stars. What could be a better team than a former world-class thief and a former cop? Hard to think up. Here is that exactly. Two people stand on the two opposite sides of a figurative … Continue reading