Smashwords book reviews by JoErnst

  • From Newsprint to Footprints on March 13, 2021

    Way too short, but it did introduce us to the characters and gave a background for the series of books. Just was not please with how it ended, I wanted more.
  • Hollywood Scandals on March 23, 2021

    I loved this book. Tina is a riot. She is a a strong woman that does not want any help. After she received a threat on her voice mail, her boss, Felix, stepped in and got her a temporary bodyguard. When Tina first met Cal, the rent-a-goon, her words, not mine, sarcasm was scattered everywhere. She did not need or want a bodyguard. Tina was stuck with one, if she wanted to continue to go out and do her job. Tina also had a friendship via IM. She would confide in this person, ManInBlack72. There was definitely a You’ve Got Mail, thing going on in the book. Laugh out loud humor. I could just see the characters from the descriptions in the book. There is lots of details about even small things. I could not put the book down.
  • Sherlock and Me (The Case of the Starry Night) on April 04, 2021

    Lucy had been in school for a decade and still had no clue what she wanted to do. Her advisor had given her a gift, a Sherlock Holmes hat and hinted that she should become a private eye. Later that same day, Cindy, her roommate, had given her a cape, just like Holmes. Lucy took it as a sign, but had no idea how to become one. She did not have a license. Lucy’s boss had found an umbrella that was left in theater 2. That was very odd, since it rarely rained in Nevada, though it did the day prior. Sue from the museum, where umbrella was from, asked Lucy to look into the issue. She took over the puzzle, as Lucy called it, since she did not have a license. She did not trust anyone. Cindy, her Watson, to her own Holmes, assisted in snooping around and gathering clues. The clues make one think and she did not unveil the whole thing towards the end. I did have an idea, but not positive on who done it. I do look forward to more reads by this author.