WHICH OF THESE FIVE WOMEN WILL BREAK FREE OF THE SINISTER MAN WHO APPEARS IN THEIR LIVES LIFETIME AFTER LIFETIME! FIVE FLOWERS – BY FRANKI DEMERLE
Five Flowers is the story of five women who find themselves drawn together through several lifetimes. The challenges they face deal with love, betrayal and finding their way to personal independence. What is the strange attraction they feel toward the sinister man around whom they orbit like satellites? Which of them will break free, and which will fall victim to him again and again?
M. M. Bishop author of Dinky: The Nurse Mare's Foal & The Divide Series
5.0 out of 5 stars FRANKI DEMERLE WRITES A MASTERFUL REINCARNATION NOVEL IN FIVE FLOWERS.
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I could not put this novel down, as it led me deeper and deeper into the lives, hearts, minds, and souls of five women as they moved through many lives. Fabulous read.
A MAN GOES UP IN FLAMES. WAS IT AN ACCIDENT OR MURDER? ROOKIE PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR GWYNN REZNICK RETURNS – WILL HER SLEUTHING BLOW HER COVER, BEFORE BACK UP ARRIVES? BOOK 3 BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS
A Man Goes Up in Flames.
Was it an accident or murder?
Gwynn Reznick returns as a rookie private investigator…
…to find the truth.
Placed in an accounting role to watch the key players up close, she uncovers financial irregularities while delving into clues that lead her into dangerous situations. To obtain information, she becomes entangled with a tough crew of oil field workers. Their interpersonal jealousies and mysterious pasts intersect to obscure the truth.
Unraveling connecting threads that link to multiple disappearances, Gwynn discovers she’s pitted against polished criminal professionals and finds herself in the center of a devious scheme.
Money shortages and illicit affairs…
…point to several suspects.
Will her sleuthing blow her cover before her backup team arrives?</p
Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Burning Water, the third book in the Gwynn Reznick series.
Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite
Burning Water by Inge-Lise Goss begins another sleuthing job for Gwynn Reznick, a rookie investigator with a habit of snooping. Ruben, her boss and boyfriend, is scheduled to solve this case with Gwynn, but something called him away, leaving her with minimal supervision. An employee of H&E Oil has died under mysterious circumstances and Gwynn needs to question friends and co-workers while uncovering clues he may have left behind. She finds there is more to this case than meets the eye, and Ruben sends extra operatives to back her up. There are more questions with every answer she uncovers. Gwynn finds she must flirt with the enemy to solve some problems but will this cause trouble in her relationship with Ruben?
Through an intricate weaving of characters, the thrill of suspense, and expected danger, Inge-Lise Goss devises an alluring novel. Burning Water is a complex book that keeps the reader deeply engrossed as the plot intertwines with a more devious plan. Gwynn and Ruben learn that they are investigating more than a suspicious death as Gwynn digs deeper. The pace quickly takes the reader through a whirlwind of events and people. This story has a unique setting that makes it refreshing. I found Inge-Lise Goss to be a gifted and intriguing author. Her twists woven within the characters intensify as the story unfolds. Any of the characters could be the killer. The plot thickens as it involves more people. Overall, this novel is well written and makes the reader feel they are right there looking over Gwynn’s shoulder. Gwynn is a fun character that thinks differently and therefore gets the job done.
Having read The Cost of Crude, and Cisco Bandits, in Ms. Goss’ Gwynn Reznick series, I was already hooked, by the characters, suspense, adventure, romance, and mystery that surrounded Gwynn.
She had begged, and been hired to work for Ruben, and his team of oh so secret private investigators.
Although a newbie in the arena, she was very well trained, but a minx for stepping just a bit over the line, in her efforts to prove herself. Just like books one and two, I absolutely could not put Burning Water, (book 3) down, but kept saying just one more chapter until my eyes were burning, and I could read no more that day.
I loved Burning Water, a murder mystery to die for.
I hope that Ms. Goss has a book four in story for those of us who love this series.
OIL IS VANISHING FROM THE CISCO FIELD AND REVEALING IT BECOMES A DEATH SENTENCE!!! USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS HAS DONE IT AGAIN! READERS FAVORITE - (BOOK 2 OF THE GWYNN RESNICK SERIES) CISCO BANDITS
Oil Is Vanishing From The Cisco Field And Revealing It Becomes A Death SentenceNewly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick goes undercover posing as an accountant for the Prudell Energy Company. After fending off the unwanted advances of a company executive, she stumbles on a murder scene staged to look as an accident. Then she learns another employee died in a suspicious oil well accident and a large quantity of oil is missing from the Cisco field.
˃˃˃ A Wild Mix Of Action, Adventure And Mystery All In One Fast-Paced Thrill-Ride!Her boss (and boyfriend) Ruben calls and warns Gwynn not to go poking her nose where it doesn’t belong and to wait for his directions. She promptly ignores his orders and sets out to solve the case, which quickly spirals out of her control as she ends up on the perpetrators’ hit list. Will Gwynn be able to maintain her cover” "or risk everything to crack the case?
˃˃˃ This One Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat Until The Very End!Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Mystery.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting and Suspenseful Thriller
I love thrillers, but the one thing I’m always missing is a story with a strong female in the lead role. And that’s exactly what this book has. Gwynn Reznick is a resourceful young woman, who knows her stuff when it comes to stealthy, undercover operations, and she uses all her skills and charms to get the job done. The one thing I really loved about this book is how the author managed to portray Gwynn as a skilled undercover operative, or PI, in a world of high stakes business without sacrificing her femininity, or having her do her job using seduction, etc. which seems to be the stereotypical role of women in thrillers.
Overall, the book is very well written and well paced. The author has a clear and concise writing style and I had no trouble picturing the scenes in the book as they unfolded. The twists and turns will keep you guessing right up to the end, and, believe me, you’ll be glued to the page for the duration. I know I was!
Highly recommended for all thriller fans!
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars
A THRILL A MINUTE - ENGROSSING, AND BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN
I thought that The Cost of Crude was fabulous, but little did I know that Ms. Goss would take the Gwynn Resnick series five steps higher in Cisco Bandits. It was/is a book that is a thrill a minute, leaving you guessing from the beginning to the last page just who, what, and why so many people were dying (supposedly) by accident.
I adore the characters, each one is fully formed, and you feel as if you’d love to know some of them, and yes, work for Ruben, except of course that danger is usually best read about.
The twists and turns of the plot keep you reading far into the night. Why I even had to plug my kindle in to finish reading, as I couldn’t put it down and the book was way to engrossing to stop for the night.
Ms. Goss has a rare talent for pulling the reader into the story and making it so real you feel as if you are there.
I highly recommend this series, now on to Burning Water, as I must see what happens to Gwynn Resnick on her next assignment.
A POET’S JOURNEY - THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL OF BEING HUMAN, A WORK SET TO THE HUGE DICHOTOMY CALLED LIFE. BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP, ROMAN NYLE, & HELEN DIESSNER.
This three-book set of the A Poet's Journey poetry collection, covers the good, bad, and beautiful of being a human. You will laugh, cry, and find something in these books that will strike deep chords within you.
The process of growth of the human soul is a difficult one and made more difficult by the trials and tragedies of life. But there is also love, humor and desire in these pages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Rhythmic Poetry
The good, the bad, and the beautiful of being human, a work set to the huge dichotomy called life. A POET'S JOURNEY: EMOTION is honest human emotion expressed through beautiful rhythmic poetry. This vast collection is perfectly tuned by talented author, Marta Moran Bishop. Her work will leave you laughing, crying, and remembering. From subtle romance in MOONLIT NIGHTS to cries of nature in THE YETI SCREAMS IN PURE DELIGHT, and the ravaging pain of experiencing a loved one's terminal battle in BETRAYAL. This is powerful poetry for all.
WHEN I WAS NOT MYSELF A COLLECTION OF POETRY THAT TAKES ONE ON A TRIP THROUGH THE EMOTIONAL GROWTH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT. POETRY BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP, ROMAN NYLE & HELEN DIESSNER
A collection of poetry that takes one on a trip through the emotional growth of the human spirit. When I Was Not Myself, covers the sorrow, joy, grief, and confusion that comes from being human. Marta Moran Bishop, Helen Diessner and Roman Nyle will touch your heart, mind and soul in this book of poetry.
A WALK THROUGH NATURE, IS A DYNAMIC LOOK AT THE NATURAL WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A POET.MARTA MORAN BISHOP'S, AND SAKET SURYESH, BRING TO THE PAGE BRILLIANT AND EMOTIONALLY, CHARGED VERSES.
A Walk Through Nature, is a dynamic look at the natural world through the eyes of a poet.Marta Moran Bishop's, and Saket Suryesh, bring to the page brilliant and emotionally, charged verses in this expanded collection. This book would grace any table and is sure to become a valuable asset to any collection.
‘A Walk Though Nature’ is a coffee table poetry book by Marta Moran Bishop and Saket Suryesh. It has a collection of thirty poems, of which twenty six are by Marta and the rest four are by Saket.
The poetries by Marta are lucid and lyrical. She uses nature as her background to bring forward universal emotion like hope, grief, loneliness, love and growth. The poetries are so lyrical at times that it feels like a song, which is definitely a pleasure. The description of nature in all its colors is done very vividly; the reader can actually picture it. Some lines are just so beautiful that it stays with one. In the poem, ‘Finding the light’ she writes poignantly, “It is then we will meet again/When the time is ripe for us/ With luck lessons are learnt/And we meet again without hurt. In most of the poems she has very sharply used hope as her analogy, which definitely stays with the reader.
THE DEEP EMOTIONS, OBSERVATIONS, & INSIGHTS COME STRAIGHT FROM HER HEART ONTO THE PAGE. THE POET'S STYLE IS SHORT AND SIMPLE BUT ABOUNDING IN TRUTH.
A Poet’s Journey: Emotions is Ms. Bishop’s first book of adult poetry. In its pages, you will find the good, bad, and beautiful of being human. It is divided into six categories, Love, Death, Betrayal, Nature, Villain or Hero, and Silly Me.
The verses include a glimpse into the heart and soul of one woman, who lived through a year, full of a roller-coaster of emotions, yet she retained her ability to see the silly side to things and beauty in the world around her.
If you like poetry, this is the book for you if you have grown up thinking poetry is difficult to understand, pick this book up for, within it, one can find something that will resonate with you.
This unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, the poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Maya Angelou, and Robert Frost. It is a must-have addition to any library.
It has in it's pages the good, bad, and beautiful of being human.
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry that induces a rich and enlivening read...
The poems in EMOTIONS convey the author’s views about nature, love, relationships, life and death. My usual preference is to read novels and memoirs yet, after my read of the author’s real-life story, ‘Dinky: The Nurse Mare’s Foal,’ I found myself gravitating towards her poetry.
The poetry in EMOTIONS is poignant; the flow of words in each poem induced in me a rich and enlivening experience during my read. Although many of the poems are validations of Ms. Bishop’s personal emotional roller coaster ride due to her life’s experiences, it often felt as if the author was writing about my own. I resonated deeply with “Fire Within,” “Invisibility” and “Lessons of Life”– each triggered vivid memories and gave me pause to reflect on aspects of my own journey through life.
The poems in ‘Nature’ took me into a place of nostalgia, moments when I took more time to pause and listen to the world around me. The poetry in the category, ‘Silly Me,’ took me back into childhood; they are simply delightful.
“Death I Am Not Afraid” and “Life’s Miracles” are two that especially resonate with the person that I am today.
SUNLIGHT AND SHADOWS IS A DEEP REFLECTION OF A VICTIM, SURVIVOR AND A BEAUTIFULLY EMPATHETIC HUMAN BEING THAT HAS RISEN ABOVE THE PERPETRATORS OF THE PAST AND FOUND BEAUTY IN PEOPLE, NATURE, AND ANIMALS.
Marta Moran Bishop continues her journey in Sunlight and Shadows. This book of poetry, unlike A Poet’s Journey: Emotions, is a more thought-provoking book. In its pages, she covers everything from God to life after death, war, and the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Still, she is able to bring to life the beauty and grandeur of her surroundings and make us laugh, cry, think, and feel.
Sunlight and Shadows will once again, take you on an emotional journey through life.
She believes it is how we deal with despair, tragedy, and joy that define us as human beings.
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and rich...reminds me I am not alone.
It is rare for me to read a book of poetry – stories are my usual preference. After being captivated by the author’s stories, however, the reviews written for her poetry captured my interest.
In SUNLIGHT AND SHADOWS, some of the poems are powerfully raw: edgy, spunky, and intense – like ‘Shackled’ and ‘Innocence Lost.’ The author bares her soul and because she did, her poems gave me a strong sense of fearless courage in the face of daunting challenges. I did not need the details usually found in a story to understand.
In other poems, the tones are whimsical and daring, as in ‘The Dance;’ and, in a few, her expressions are poignantly thought-provoking relative to current issues, as in ‘You Should Have Known.’
A favorite life-theme of mine, transformation, is the thread that I found to be richly woven into the poetry of SUNLIGHT AND SHADOWS. Several of my favorites are: ‘I Wonder,’ ‘If You Believe,’ ‘Honor,’ and ‘Bright Spirit Show Us the Way.’
Enlightened by my read, the poetry written by Marta Moran Bishop sits next to my reading chair – for moments of reflection and to remind me that I am not alone on this journey through life.
"THERE IS A BIT OF MAGIC ON EACH PAGE, THE KIND OF MAGIC OF DAYS GONE BY..." WEE THREE: A MOTHER'S LOVE IN VERSE BY HELEN SPRINGER MORAN & MARTA MORAN BISHOP
A book of short poems/stories written in verse from a child's perspective that can be read and enjoyed by young and old alike. "Marta Moran Bishop is stunningly talented. This wonderful book is not only cha rming, but it holds a bit of magic on each page ... the kind of magic of days gone by. The beautifully rendered prose urges us to remember, to close our eyes and revisit slower days, childhood days, when there were no cell phones or computers to distract us from seeing the wonders in nature and the world of make-believe..." - Beth Hoffman, Author of NY Times Best Seller, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt "...Throughout the pages of Wee Three, author Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow... Kudos to Bishop for highlighting the essence of innocence in such fun-filled, comprehensive fashion." - Wendy Paulson - Apex Reviews Recapture the pure joy of life when one's imagination was the key to play. About the Author: Marta Moran Bishop has fond memories growing up in rural Northern Minnesota. Her grandmother, Helen Springer Moran, also shares memories of raising her children in Washington, D.C.; together, they share seventy years of memories, dating back to the year 1924.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wee Three - A Way to Say I Love You
Wee Three: A Mother's Love in Verse
Marta Moran-Bishop with Helen Springer Moran
Illustrations by Hazel Mitchell
"Wee Three" is a charming and delightful collection of poems for children. Marta Moran-Bishop truly captures the voice and curiosity of a little child.
The detailed pen and ink illustrations by Hazel Mitchell, bring the text alive. Her lovely, delicate artwork puts me in mind of my favorite A.A. Milne books as a child. The watercolor on the front is colorful and full of sunshine.
"Wee Three" is the "Now We Are Six" of the 21st Century. I loved the poems and illustrations in this beautiful little book. My granddaughter, who is three, particularly loved "Upside Down Land". My favorites are "Lonely" and "When I'm A Lady".
This is a wonderful book to share with children and awaken their love of poetry. I highly recommend "Wee Three" for children of all ages--and adults who are children at heart.
THE COST OF CRUDE BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS (BOOK 1 OF THE GWYNN REZNICK SERIES) WILL KEEP YOU HOPPING FROM THE FIRST PAGE TILL THE LAST.
A Down And Dirty Look At Big OilGwynn Reznick's life is shattered when her best friend and co-worker at Wilton Oil & Gas Company dies in a car crash. She doubts it was an accident. Her suspicion is confirmed when a private investigator, Ruben Dordi, shows up at her door. His team has discovered a trail of unusual deaths and disappearances among Wilton employees.
˃˃˃ Going To Work Becomes Very DangerousTo make matters worse, Gwynn is under constant surveillance by those responsible for her friend's death. But that doesn't deter her from getting involved in the investigation. Danger lurks in every corner of the Wilton Tower. One false move could turn a risky situation into a death trap.
˃˃˃ A Hard To Put Down ThrillerAs the investigation team digs deeper, they begin to unravel a sinister plot that threatens a catastrophic pipeline disaster. The story follows Gwynn as she delves deeper into the macabre machinations of people who are willing to kill for dollars, and in the process she learns things about herself that she’d never known.
Will they solve the crime before it is too late?
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Mystery/Thriller!
This book opens dramatically with a man being attacked and then thrown to his death from a oil platform. The scene then switches to Julie, an employee of Wilton Gas & Oil, who decides to do a little spying to find out if the company, as she suspects, is planning a merger. She plants bugs in the conference room prior to an important meeting and, later, when she goes to retrieve them, is confronted by a brawny, muscular man who discovered what she was up to. The next day, her best friend and fellow employee, Gwynn Resnick, is shocked to learn that Julie died the night before in an unlikely automobile accident. Gwynn suspects foul play. But who would want to kill Julie?
Thus, begins Gwynn’s journey into a dark world fueled by corporate greed and intrigue. Accompanying her on this voyage, is Ruben, a private investigator of sorts hired by the dead girl’s grandmother. Together, Gwynn and Ruben, along with an assortment of Mission Impossible-style investigators, try sort out what really happened to Julie and, more importantly, why.
The Cost of Crude is a fast-paced thriller that has numerous twists and turns as the reader makes his/her way to the final shocking conclusion. The characters are cleverly drawn and the plot is complex. A real page-turner, this is the exciting start to a new series featuring the aforementioned Gwynn Resnick.
Highly recommended for lovers of corporate intrigue and mystery/thrillers.
M. M. Bishop author of Dinky: The Nurse Mare's Foal & The Divide Series
5.0 out of 5 stars COULDN'T PUT THIS ONE DOWN - AND CAN'T WAIT TO DELVE INTO BOOK 2
THE COST OF CRUDE – A GWENN RESNICK MYSTERY – BOOK 1 BY INGE-LISE GOSS, did something most books don’t do, it kept me reading till my eyes could not keep open, till my mind begged for sleep, but oh how I wanted to read on.
Right from the first pages, you are caught! As I read on, I became more and more enthralled with the characters and story. Mind you, I am not usually interested in the Oil and Gas industry, but even the descriptions included of pipelines, etc., managed to hold my interest, as they were important in the discovery of who were the bad guys.
I fell completely in love with the beautifully written, and well-defined characters as they entered stage left or just fell into your lap as the saying goes.
It is no wonder that Ms. Goss has been on both the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author list, she deserves every award and accolade if all her books are as great.
I can hardly wait to open book 2, The Cisco Bandits.
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