Carol Green – aka Dara England – is a writer of fantasy, paranormal, and historical fiction. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two children, and a beloved Yorkshire terrier. An animal lover, she once dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Other early aspirations were ballet dancing, art, and architecture. But she always knew whatever dreams she pursued writing would be an important part of her life. She loves Shakespeare, collects all things medieval or renaissance, and enjoys reading history books. She attends her local renaissance fair in costume every year and plans to go to the fair’s masked ball someday.
Phantom of the Opera is her favorite musical and her favorite hero is Mr. Knightly from Jane Austin’s Emma. She listens to all kinds of music, including Enya. If she could afford an extra hobby she would like to collect antique clocks from the Victorian era.
Writing -- Carol's work has recently been included in the anthology The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance, available in bookstores everywhere. Her paranormal novel Brought to Life was released by Lyrical Press in 2008 and another paranormal release This Side Of Dawn will be coming soon from Lyrical Press.
on April 19, 2013 :
I have this story in a bundle combined with 'Accomplished in Detection'; my review refers to both stories.
Two short mystery stories; an enjoyable read, the mysteries are not very complex, but still nice enough to make for a pleasant quick read.
I did find the characters not wholly convincing; they didn't quite seem to fit in the time in which the stories are set, much too open in their conversations and behaving in ways that would not have been suitable in those days.
(review of free book)