Karen Collins

Books

This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Karen Collins

  • The Accident at 13th and Jefferson on Jan. 15, 2013
    (no rating)
    Very interesting concept for this book, well for three books in one actually. The Accident at 13th and Jefferson is really three books in one that mirror the same characters all with a common theme of an accident that takes place in the beginning of each book. The idea of what difference does this one person make in the lives of their families is what defines each book. Not to give anything away lets just say that in book one a member of a family is involved in an accident, in book two it is a different member of the same family that is involved in an accident and in book three, well you get the picture. The author then takes us through the after effects of the loss of a family member and how differently the remaining family members lives turn out. Think along the lines of "It's a Wonderful Life" with a thicker plot (certainly without the Christian aspect). There were different turns of events in each of the three books that I didn't expect and I did enjoy the thought process of wondering how life would be different in each of the three stories. On the negative side in book one there was far too much detail about a baseball game then I cared to read, far too much detail in general in fact but by book three I wanted more detail in some areas and there were just generalized statements. For me more detail on the human side (for example when Max traveled to Colorado for the first time I would have liked to see more details about how he got there: private plane; traveled with Jim the bodyguard, etc.) of things and less detail on facts would have made this story more enjoyable. Once again, very interesting concept and an overall good read.
  • The Accident at 13th and Jefferson on Jan. 15, 2013

    Very interesting concept for this book, well for three books in one actually. The Accident at 13th and Jefferson is really three books in one that mirror the same characters all with a common theme of an accident that takes place in the beginning of each book. The idea of what difference does this one person make in the lives of their families is what defines each book. Not to give anything away lets just say that in book one a member of a family is involved in an accident, in book two it is a different member of the same family that is involved in an accident and in book three, well you get the picture. The author then takes us through the after effects of the loss of a family member and how differently the remaining family members lives turn out. Think along the lines of "It's a Wonderful Life" with a thicker plot (certainly without the Christian aspect). There were different turns of events in each of the three books that I didn't expect and I did enjoy the thought process of wondering how life would be different in each of the three stories. On the negative side in book one there was far too much detail about a baseball game then I cared to read, far too much detail in general in fact but by book three I wanted more detail in some areas and there were just generalized statements. For me more detail on the human side (for example when Max traveled to Colorado for the first time I would have liked to see more details about how he got there: private plane; traveled with Jim the bodyguard, etc.) of things and less detail on facts would have made this story more enjoyable. Once again, very interesting concept and an overall good read.