I just finished reading Unintended Lies by Linda Kendall McLendon, a women I met by serendipity through a Facebook friend who told me about her book signing. I’ll tell you more about the book signing in a bit but first I want to talk about her book, the first in a series about Catherine DeLong.
Catherine is a sensitive soul longing to put the sorrows of
the past behind her and start a new life on a farm in Florida. The only problem
is she keeps being jolted by life events
from the loss of her dearest Uncle and finding out about her Native American
roots to finding out her husband’s death may not have been an accident to learning she may have a half-sister. Through
it all, she learns more and more about herself and although she may appear to
be forlorn and weak, she is really quite the strong woman and very capable of
taking the bull by the horns when she must.
The story grabs you from the very beginning and keeps you
interested in finding out what will happen next. The author is quite good at
building a scene and providing the detail to be able to see the story unfold on
a movie screen. There is just enough mystery to keep you looking for a next
clue, just enough romance to make you want more and just the right amount of creative
description to keep you turning pages in this book where the Author easily
weaves betrayal and conflict for a fine story.
I’m looking forward to her next bookAccidental Lives
which I plan to start reading tonight to find out how the story plays out.
Book Signing --
I promised I would tell you a bit about the book signing. The Author, Linda,
greeted me with a great big hug that told me so much, especially that I liked a
person who was willing to hug a stranger. I met a number of very pleasant
people who had many interesting things to talk about. The Author's friend decided to buy
both books for me and only asked me to write a review in return. That is not something
that happens every day but it warmed my heart and like the Author, this friend
of hers was willing to “hug a stranger.”