Sara M. Barton is the author of several fast-paced mystery and thriller series, featuring lively characters and lots of action. "Miz Scarlet" (Scarlet Wilson Mystery series) is a teacher-turned-innkeeper, who throws herself into danger with a feisty determination to make things right, relying on cohorts like "Captain Peacock" and "Colonel Grey Poupon" to help her solve the clues. Deputy Gabby Grimm (Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mystery series) protects the citizens of Latimer Falls, where there are more cows, goats, and chickens than people, and she has her hands full when terrorists, organized criminals, and other bad guys wreak havoc with the peaceful village of Latimer Falls, Vermont. Sydney Stansfield (Off-the-Books Mystery series), an artist and interior decorator, is the sidekick of FBI Special Agent Henry Hartman, and she is often dragged into crises that result from his investigations. Bea Jones, a former bookstore manager, is the beleaguered wife of Benedick, a CIA officer forced into early retirement, and they bicker their way through a myriad of intelligence situations of Shakespearean proportions, even as they run their Vermont bed and breakfast, hosting a variety of spies, operatives, and even a couple of war refugees.
The author's passion for writing fiction comes through each tale. "There is nothing sweeter than sticking characters in the hot seat and making them find their way out of the darkness. I'm fascinated by human behavior and I love to see characters grow as they go through tough times. Life is never fair, but I believe in heroes, those people who don't take no for an answer, who put the greater good ahead of 'me, me, me'. But most of all, I enjoy a good story, seasoned with action, memorable characters, unpredictable behavior, and a monkey wrench big enough to jam up the best laid plans. It's the perfect human storm."
on Dec. 10, 2012 :
Charleston with a Clever Cougar: A Dance with Danger Mystery #6 is full of drama and action. I like how the characters are helping each other when they see a need. Even if their strangers.
Cady owns her own bakery and coffee shop.Daisy one of her employees, is a daughter of Cady's friend.
Daisy's mom is fighting cancer. At times in the past she has been afraid she was going to lose her mom. Cady has tried to be thier for Daisy when she needs to talk or when her mom stays in the hospital. Her father left her mom during her cancer treatment for another women. They moved away and now have triplets. Her father is thinking of going back and trying to get the kids full time.
Daisy is driving Cady's van carefully when they are rearended. Witnesses say that the van was hit on purpose. Afterwards it took off.
Cady arms are banged up. She needs a lot of help to take care of the business this week. She has a wedding cake and favors to make, plus the regular needs of the bakery.
Cady uses the van to pick up and deliver things too.
Doc. is a new customer at the bakery. He was a medic in Afghan. He saw the accident and ran to see if anyone needed help.
The next day Doc just started to pitch in at the bakery because he saw they needed help and he was at loose ends. His new job starts in a week or so.
Cady is not used to asking for help. But she can;t drive or lift her arms over her head and accepts help. Cady is worried when Daisy was taking such a long time from empting the garbage and when she opens the door to check on her shes see Daisy fighting off attacker. Doc chases him off.
Who is trying to hurt a teenager? Why is Daisy being stalked?
I liked it but like her other series of books more. I was given this ebook by the author and asked to give honest review in turn. This is now the sixth book of hers I have read and all have been 4 to 5 stars. So yes I will read more of Sara's work in the future.
Published: Sep. 10, 2012 ISBN: 9781301105816
Words: 39707 (approximate)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Oct. 29, 2012 :
A beaut suspenseful story. Loved the romantic aspect - great characters. Thanks very much.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 20, 2012 :
Wow, plot was packed but good story.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 14, 2012 :
Cute story! Good plotline with solid characters and interesting twists which didn't feel forced in a short time frame.
(review of free book)