Deadly Deals by Fern Michaels (audio)
Bookjourney traveled to: Washington DC
Rated in the top 10 best coffee houses in Washington DC, I want to mention Ebenezers Coffeehouse because it has a great story and is part of Mark ‘ Church. Mark Batterson is also an author and I have enjoyed his books.
Cover story: I like it a lot. It however gave me a more layed back feeling to the book and that was no the case at all. Overall I don’t think the cover is a good fit for the story.
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As this audio, opens we are introduced to Rachel Dawson. Rachel is a woman at the end of her rope and she enters a law office and sadly spills her case of adopting twins and having the birth mother change her mind after several months and take them back. Rachel along with her husband Tom are heart-broken and have no money left to do battle in a court system as all their saving went to the adoption. None of which had been returned.
As attorney Lizzie Fox hears Rachel’s story as well as the name of the lawyer involved in the adoption, Baron Bell…. a fire is lit with her soul. As the story progresses, it is soon uncovered that this is not an isolated incident but several couples who had worked out adoptions through Bell had the children taken back and no money returned. Lizzie Fox knows exactly who to assist her in the case and as she connects with the Sisterhood we are off and running through a quick and fun mystery.
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I picked up this audio in Florida at Wal-mart. I was loving the cover and loving the story line. What I did not find anywhere on this audio was anything saying that this was part of a series, and having never read Fern Michael before I had no idea that this was part of a large Sisterhood series and this was book #16.
In some books, I can say that you do not need to read the previous books to fall into what is happening but in this case that is not true. I struggled listening to the audio, and while the story line was very good, I could not fully grasp who the Sisterhood was, why one of the ladies speaks to her daughter who has died…. or how this group of seven women known as the Vigilantes came to be…
As I worked my through these cds I again have to say the story line is very good and I felt if I only know the background of what was happening I would probably enjoy what was happening more. At times parts of this book seemed far-fetched (there is a little tar and feathers scene that is a bit out there) and there is quite a bit of language towards the end of the audio that I didn’t like.
Overall it would be unfair of me to judge Fern Michael by this particular read. I would read her again and be sure when I do that the book I choose is one that is not a series and stands on its own.
I purchased this audio at Wal-Mart in Pensacola Florida