Friday, April 22, 2011

The British Babes Book Brigade

Look at what I just found on Facebook!

The British Babes Book Brigade!  

It's the place to meet, learn, enjoy writers of British fiction!  And if you are really lucky, you might win a book by one of your favorite writers or find a new one!  

Yea, Source Books!!!

Book Review of Ashes to Water by Irene Ziegler

Ashes to WaterAshes to Water by Irene Ziegler

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I obviously had enough time to finish my "patient" book (one you carry around to read while patiently waiting). A perfect book it was too, as the story left such an impression that it was not necessary to go back a page or two to remember what was going on.

What a cast of characters! A young woman preparing for her wedding, talking to her mother who committed suicide. Her intended and his manipulating daughter and, by extenuation, his ex-wife. Her murdered father and his wife (who is accused of his murder). Her beautiful troubled sister with a controlling boyfriend. Her first love who is the appointed council for the stepmother. A powerful judge who has an extremely mentally challenged son who likes to play with matches. The town sheriff and deputy; hard drinking reporter; the sexy owner of the popular eatery/tavern and staff; heroic fire fighter; tribal Indian chief; murderer; arsonist. And the sleepy little town itself in the state of Florida.

There is a book before this one but I didn't feel the loss as the characters were complete. If there is another following book, I hope Irene Ziegler follows with the same clarity of characters as this one and makes it (or them) have the same ability to stand alone!

If you think that reading the cast of character you know story and how it will go and who "done it", guess again! There are plots within plots! This would probably be a faster read if read uninterrupted but I have strict rule about my "patient" books,ie, they are to stay in the purse and not removed unless "waiting"!

I bought this book on Amazon for my Kindle but it is available in other formats and places...well, not as an audible. But I have told the author I hope it does appear in that format!