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The Cards of Life and Death
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This was much, much better. Characters were more 3D like, and hey what girl wouldn't want to meet our leading man Ethan. His character was very well described and it was consistant throughout.
Love how the author did show she has a good knowledge of the tarot cards along with their use and myths surrounding them. They actually played a full part in this book, unlike the palm reading in her other novel.
Storyline was good, and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the quilters. (would love to see them in their own book where they become super sleuths...lol)I won't go into detail about the plot or storyline as other reviewers may have done that. Besides, I wouldn't want to accidently give away any spoilers.
Recommended? Absolutely. Not necessarily for those who have strong opinions about tarot (and being a reader myself I know there are many like that out there - sad but true).
Look forward to reading more from this author.
Diana Iverson owns her fledgling law firm in Boston. She's uptight and full of insecurity, especially around men. I liked her character. I liked that she's full of faults. She's not perfect like most heroines in most romantic/suspense novels. Diana is genuine. She was raised under her mothers' critical and harsh thumb, causing Diana to try harder to please her mother...and always failing. Diana has a suspicious nature. She disguises her insecurities with cold haughtiness.
Dr. Ethan Tannock is a professor at Princeton. He's a people person...warm and congenial. He notices the oddest, almost hidden idiosyncrasies of the people he meets --- almost right away. He "reads" people which comes naturally to him. This is his profession...this is what he does.
Diana and Ethan become enemies within moments of meeting...not because of Ethan, but because Diana is a social misfit with a casual conversation. Yes, she can argue a case...but outside the courtroom she's lost. And because of her suspicious nature, she mistrusts Ethans' friendly motives. Both characters are fragile; Ethan because he's been used and abused by the manipulations of unfaithful women...twice.Read more ›
Gleason is an author I like. I loved her vampire series. This is a paranormal suspense but the paranormal is very very light. Tarot cards figure significantly in this book.
I did not read the first in this series but didn't feel that I needed to. I was immediately engrossed in the story. The big city lawyer who has to relearn who her mysterious aunt was. Diana came across as believable to me. I liked that she fought her own psychic ability so hard. I also liked that she wasn't going to fall into the hero's, Ethan,lap right away.
There is a murder here to be solved with the help of the dead aunt's Tarot cards. I'm a professional Tarot consultant so I was eyeing the card choices pretty hard. Gleason did a great job of choosing which ones to have fall out. The cards falling was a clever thing that worked for me.
Who the killer is seems obvious but there's a very clever twist at the end. And another clever twist was having the heroine NOT be crazy for the hero's pet. I liked that she had to overcome that as well.
It's a quick easy read that would be a perfect companion for the beach. I will be reading more of Colleen Gleason's work. She's a clever wordsmith who tells a very good tale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this series! I have read two so far and am looking forward to number three. Especially if there is a fourth to follow at some point.Published 1 month ago by LeeAnn
This author has me hooked! I started this series after discovering the Gardella Vampire Hunters books. Looking forward to the latest book coming out in April. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dmgsmi
Diana Iverson has it all, a blossoming malpractice firm and a seemingly perfect fiancé, when she receives news of her estranged aunt’s sudden passing. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ariesgrl
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm not one for romance novels but this one captured my interest from the start. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another of Colleen gleason's wonderful books! She has a way with stories. Great til the end!Published 21 months ago by Carol Schmitz
The book was a different type of paranormal romance, and it was good. Colleen Gleason never fails to present great characters.Published on November 13, 2013 by Linda Little
Good plot and nice paranormal accents. Good romance. Good light reading. Not scary or nightmare producing, but lso not very memorable.Published on March 5, 2013 by Sr Chimes
In the book an uptight lawyer named Diana travels to the small town of Damariscotta when she inherits everything from her Aunt Belinda whom she hasn't seen in years. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Logical Reader Judy