WWII - A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE - LED BY A LITTLE OWL - TWO SOLDIERS - A GERMAN & AN AMERICAN SHELTER IN A CAVE. WILL THEY BOTH MAKE IT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS? A CHRISTMAS OWL IS WONDERFUL STORY BY VIV DREWA
Visit World War II Germany, but this won’t be a pleasant holiday when two brave soldiers face dire circumstances against heavy odds – can a mystical owl lead them to safety before it’s too late?
Gigi Sedlmayer, Book Excellence Award Finalist winning author of the Talon series
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing story of survival
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2020
It is world War II, Soldiers are getting diploid to join the war in Germany.
So was Tom. He had to go just before Christmas. His family hoped he would be back by Christmas.
But tragedy happens. Tom was separated from his platoon, while running to safety.
Hiding he knew he had to come out and go to and find the border to Switzerland, to safety. But not really knowing where to go, an owl found him and helped him. Not really believing, but he still followed it.
Did the owl really guided him to safety? And was he found before he starved to death? Could he spent Christmas with his family?
A very inspiring story. I recommend it to everyone.
DID NATALIE REALLY COMMIT SUICIDE? AND WHO KILLED TERRI? DEAD TO WRITES BOOK 7 OF THE LAURA & GERRY MYSTERY SERIES BY KAREN VAUGHAN
Natalie Fisher committed suicide after an author stole her work and published it as her own. Two years later, her best friend Terri is found dead in her hotel room. Are the two deaths connected? Laura Fitz and Detective Gibbons are on the case to trap a ruthless author trying to get away with murder!
Cold Coffee rated it it was amazing
Whether you have been following the Laura & Gerry Mystery series, or you are jumping into book seven in the series like myself, you will enjoy the read.
Sit back in your favorite beach chair, relax with lemonade in hand, and follow Laura Fitz and Detective Gibbons as they try to unravel the mystery of why Terri Carter is the second author to die. Best not to drink wine and eat dark chocolate while reading this very active, short, easy to read, suspenseful mystery. Keep reading and you will learn why….
Chapter one opens in November 2015 with Natalie Fisher frantically searching for her flash drive which holds her finished manuscript. If data has ever gone missing on your PC, you can relate to her dilemma. For an author who has just invested their life into a manuscript, traumatic is an understatement. This is the beginning of more than one mystery that will keep you turning the page. Question remains, is theft of a manuscript worth committing suicide over?
WHEN THE THUGS FIND OUT PETE DIDN'T DIE THE GAME IS ON. CAN THEY KEEP HIM SAFE? LEFT FOR DEAD - BOOK 6 OF THE LAURA & GERRY MYSTERY SERIES BY KAREN VAUGHAN.
Things are really starting to heat up in the Fitz family. Even pregnant, Laura can't stay out of harms way after Gerry’s cousin and best buddy is left for dead after a beating. When the thugs responsible find out he didn’t die, the game is on to keep Pete safe until he has to testify. After finding a body on a mountain trail in cottage country Laura helps a local police officer solve the crime while waiting for the birth of her first baby.
A PERUVIAN MYSTERY STRAIGHT OUT OF THE INDIANA JONES MOLD. THE OWL OF THE SIPAN LORD BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR VIV DREWA
Martin and Clare Montgomery worked together as an archaeological team until Martin mysteriously died. Fearing the rumors of a curse Clare vowed to never return that was until a rare blue eyes owl began to haunt her dreams. Was this a sign from her beloved Martin or something more sinister?
SURE DONOVAN WAS A CREEP, BUT WHO KILLED HIM? JAMAICA DEAD - BOOK 5 IN THE LAURA & GERRY MYSTERY SERIES BY KAREN VAUGHAN
After Graduating from the Crime scene investigator course, Laura and Gerry escape for some quality time in Jamaica. As usual, things are not going according to Hoyle for Cookie the corpse magnet as another murder takes place. The victim was obnoxious and not widely admired by his fellow vacationers but what did Donovan Mitchell do to deserve death?
Laura and Gerry Are At It Again, Mon!
I’ve come to like Laura over the past few books and see she’s evolved quite a bit in this book. Now happily married, she and Gerry are trying to start a family and decide Jamaica would be the perfect spot to begin their “preparations” but as you’ve already guessed, someone croaks. I don’t want to reveal any spoilers but there is a lot of action and intrigue that only a banton (storyteller) like Karen Vaughan can deliver. With shady characters, a voodoo priestess/con-artist and a raging a**hole, Jamaica Dead sends you deep into the criminal underworld while keeping you guessing as to what’s next.
There were several twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting and that attests to the author’s ability to weave a great mystery novel. Laura and Gerry are your typical Canadians, willing to help out in a pinch even if they’re not asked. This makes them loveable to the readers but annoying to the criminal element. They, particularly Laura, put their lives on the line and get in the cross hairs of a dangerous drug cartel to solve the murder of someone they didn’t even like. That’s so Canadian by the way! Anyway, I gave Jamaica Dead 5 stars yuh dun know (of course).
DEAD MEN DON'T SWING - BOOK 4 OF THE LAURA & GERRY MYSTERY SERIES BY KAREN VAUGHAN, IS ONE SLIGHTLY BAWDY FUN MURDER MYSTERY
Laura and Gerry have moved from Scarborough to North York. Death has followed them to the high rise they manage and Laura has to deal with a tenant with attitude as well as a dead one in the dumpster. Cookie the corpse magnet strikes again in this hilarious yet slightly bawdy mystery.
Christina rated it it was amazing
I was surprised several times by this book and that’s hard to do to this reader these days. Karen Vaughan has cleverly weaved a murder mystery that had me thinking I knew what was about to happen. “Dead Men Don’t Swing” is an easy and entertaining read in which a married woman kills her lover who decided to dump her. Of course Laura Fitz is the one to discover the body and is thrown straight into the melee of murder, swingers and insane tenants.
Laura has become a likeable character and though you do need to suspend disbelief in some of these situations, it’s still a fun read. I do have to warn you not to get too overconfident like I did as the story reached its climax. I thought I was about to seriously disappointed in the ending and I wasn’t. So here’s my take, if you need to be entertained this is the book for you.
A TRUE STORY OF ESCAPE FROM RUSSIAN OCCUPIED POLAND IN 1913 BY VIV DREWA - FROM THE PAGES OF GRANDFATHER'S LIFE WILL CAPTURE YOU FROM PAGE ONE.
Story of a young man's escape from Russian ruled Poland in 1913.
M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking Reality
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2018In nineteen-thirteen, when Lucjen finds out that he will be drafted into the Russian military, and forced to fight his friends and neighbors for the Russian Czar. He and his friend Franciszek, join twenty other people in an harrowing escape to the Americas.
Ms. Drewa's short story of her grandfather's escape holds all the fear, terror, and hardship one would expect if they themself were living through it.
I hope that Ms. Drewa turns this suspense filled story into a novella. This brief glimpse into the times leaves one begging for more.
Kudos to Viv Drewa for taking on the telling of her grandfather's journey. A must read for both history buffs and those who love adventure, and suspense.
DAYTONA DEAD - IN BOOK 3 OF THE LAURA & GERRY MYSTERY SERIES BY KAREN VAUGHAN - TAKES THEIR HONEYMOON INTO A DANGEROUS TURN.
The honeymoon of Laura and Gerry Fitz is off to a fast-paced yet deadly start when they arrive in Florida. There is a maniac behind the wheel who needs to win at all costs. When he wins, life is great but when he loses he is DRIVEN TO KILL!
The first victim off the starting line is Laura's ex-husband Lou, and she is taking it personally. Mix in a creepy cop and some unexpected surprises and you have a race for your life. Who will win and who will wipe out?...
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2013
Karen has brought to life once more Laura and Jerry. I have read all but one of Karens book and I really feel this one and last are so good. She brings her characters alive so I feel I know them. Also I sure would like to meet them. When I find an author that can make me feel I am there with the lead characters, I feel the author has done her job. I hopoe Karen will keep writing about these characters. She also is a very special person and hope one day to meet her. We play a lot on pogo, I hope people will join me in encouraging her to keep writing.
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