Cindy B

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  • Most Likely on Sep. 08, 2011

    Becky Howard would like to focus on nothing but her upcoming track meet and prepare for state competition. But her friend's in trouble - her abusive mom is out of control - and her boyfriend is unhappy - he wants more intimacy. Becky is caught between wanting to protect her friend and keep her promises, Tammy winds up in the hospital fighting for her life. Suddenly, running is not as important as it used to be. I enjoyed this book, but it felt incomplete to me. Everything just sort of ends, with Becky not sure what's going to be next for her. Maybe this is part of a series, but still, it needed a stronger resolution. I'm not sure that I would read more by this author, but I felt that for Christian teen fiction, it was pretty good. So I gave it 3 stars.
  • C.R.I.M.E. Science - Book 1: The Beginning on Jan. 29, 2013

    **I received this free in return for a review from Library Thing. The opinions expressed are my own.** A leading vulcanologist is killed in an eruption, but his wife is convinced it was murder. Was she right? A group of scientists who run a sort of detective agency agree to find out what happened. This one is set in the 90s and it shows, but it doesn't really hurt the story. What did make it less enjoyable for me was that I didn't really connect with the main character. The author gives her a back story, but it doesn't explain why she does this kind of work. She's a linguist or something. How does that translate into a private eye? And there's a lot of jargon in here that put me off the story. It reminded me a little of the show Bones, but without a lay character to ask them to explain what the heck they were talking about and why they were doing what they were doing. Don't know if I'll read more or not, but I am curious to see how the author brought them into the present day.