Kimberly , Kate ,and Cami all are facing a common problem . Through no fault of their own , they are all currently unemployed .In addition, Kimberly is virtually penniless do to the fact that her ex-boyfriend drained her bank accounts , maxed out her credit cards ,and stole most of her furniture .Desperately needing a job , all three ladies end up applying to FACR ,a government agency dealing with products produced by prison inmates and sold to various government departments After being hired , the three ladies form a firm friendship All is well until CPA Kimberly some irregularities in orders and billings . She alerts Cami and Kate and the trio decide to investigate . The answers they find lead to far more questions . Something is definitely wrong . So they decide to fix it . The climax is full of twists and a surprise ending I highly recommend it .
At times terrifying, heartbreaking, & violent. At times healing & hopeful. A MUST READ ! Bella and I had become friends thru a mutual friend before I ever read, or even knew that she had a book about her harrowing life. We had experienced similar experiences and grew up in “the life” of our fathers. That being said, until I read this book I had no idea of the extent of events that Bella survived that went far beyond domestic and psychological trauma and abuse. My heart aches for my friend who is, in spite of what’s been done to her, such a kind and loving person. I have always known her to be an honest but ”tell it like it is” person. And tell it she does! This is a heartbreaking, violent, yet healing account about not only surviving but thriving. I have the utmost love and respect for Bella. Get this book! You won’t want to put it down either!
The second book in the Silver Sisters Crime Caper series moves the action from Beverly Hills to Juneau, Alaska, where Goldie, the more practical of the twins, runs an antique shop for tourists. The trouble begins when a delayed shipment of Russian tea urns finally arrives. Goldie quickly realizes the rare Samovars she unpacks are not the cheapies she ordered. But hey, that's business. She keeps one for herself, another goes to her mother-in-law, two to her best friend, one for an elderly priest's retirement gift, one to her sister Godiva's boyfriend, Chef Caesar Romano, and the last one to a snobbish woman from a cruise ship. Goldie is pleased by the quick sales and only mildly curious when a customer calls to report something intriguing about the urns. But the samovars soon grab all of Goldie's and Godiva's attention as one customer is murdered and others are attacked and their samovars are taken. The town drunk - a disabled, unemployed elderly fisherman - is arrested for the murder. The sisters know the old coot is innocent and that the murder is somehow connected with the stolen samovars, but the police are not buying it. It's left to the sisters to catch the criminals before the last two customers are harmed. But when another innocent person dies they are terrified for Caesar's sake and race to Los Angeles to use their combined wits and cunning to corner and captured the culprits. The secret of the samovars is finally revealed...as is a shocking detail about Chef Romano that he would rather have kept classified. Devilishly clever plots, outlandish names for adorable, well-developed characters, and hilarious alliterative narration are all part of what makes the Silver Sisters mysteries a hoot to read. And in this particular audio edition, the reader's sense of drama and comic voice characterization add to the enjoyment.
The short stories in Morgan St. James's latest book, The Mafia Funeral and Other Stories, start out kind of interesting. What's not to like about the inside workings of a Mafia family? She even gives us a taste from an upcoming book, Confessions of a Cougar, that is a bit titillating. And a snippet from one of her hilarious Silver Sisters novels, The Seven Deadly Samovars, was fun. The characters were first introduced in A Corpse in the Soup and they are worth a revisit. There are also a pair of revenge tales, "Rip Off" and "What Happened to Mandy Blake," that have a nice edge. But when St. James writes about deeper feelings, she really comes alive. Both "That's What Friends Are For" and "The Second Time Around" tell touching tales of old loves. Very nice. But the one that jumped off the page was "Saying Goodbye to Miss Molly." This one took you deep inside her character and got right to the heart. Exceptional
"I'd had good reason to act like a sex-seeking missile for three weeks." That's Audrey talking as she and girlfriend Sue are on their way to Heathrow airport following three sizzling weeks in the UK. She had good reason to act that way, all right, and it centered around Bob, her California boyfriend. He financed their trip in order to have unfettered access to this hot blonde he'd had his eye on, but little did he know that forty-something Audrey would discover the cougar within herself as she and Sue bounced around Britain, thirsting for action. Based on the actual exploits of author Morgan St James, the book burrows inside the mind of a woman who beds a succession of British men, each seemingly younger than the last. St James is the author of numerous books, including the successful Silver Sisters Mysteries, a series of breezy books featuring aging sisters solving murders. Fans of that series should know CONFESSIONS OF A COUGAR is a sharp departure, to say the very least. Once they realize this, they will not be disappointed.