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Fool's Journey [Kindle Edition]

Mary Chase Comstock , Carol DuncanPerry , Andrea Paulus
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Against the rainy backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by haunting images and the hidden messages of poetry, a woman must decide: confront the dangers of her past or keep running? Evil has stalked her since birth, but finally she has reasons to stand her ground and fight. With the help of handsome detective Manny Ruiz and his psychic Aunt Rosa, will Deirdre at last prevail? Or will she continue to tread the long haunted trail of the Fool's Journey?
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  • File Size: 563 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005K3ESZA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.4 out of 5 stars
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Enjoyable Mystery/Thriller Laced with Poetry September 29, 2011
By Allorah
Format:Kindle Edition
Review by: Kate Steves and posted on [...]

The book centers on Deidre, who at face value just appears to be a young professor and poet who is working her way up the academic ladder. While her story begins with the celebration of being awarded for her work in poetry it quickly takes a bizarre turn. While shopping and having lunch with her friend Panda, a stranger in the market cuts off a chunk of her hair. And from there the events of her life just keep getting stranger.

After the incident at the market, Deirdre starts to allude that she has some heavy secrets in her past that she does not want to come to light. She seems to suddenly come under attack from both long lost family members as well as members of the academic community where she teaches at, and both could result in her secret coming out.

Thankfully, Deirdre is not alone throughout the story; she has several friends who try to help her along the way, as well as her housekeeper, Rosa, who ends up being a mother-like figure to her. Rosa and her nephew Manny end up being people Deirdre can trust and provide a much-needed sense of relief for her. These two characters are the only ones that Deirdre really lets her guard down around, and it is within those scenes where the reader really gets to know her.

Overall, I think the book starts off a little slow for my taste. There is a lot of build up to finding out what the secret Deirdre has been holding on to is, and about half way through when you find out what it is, it makes her more likable as well as helped make me want to know what was going to happen to her, and ultimately to root for her. There is a little bit of mild romance in the book, although it felt a little bit unfinished. If you are looking for romance this is not the book for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A contemporary novel that shines brilliantly October 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a tantalizing and light imaginary tale of a young woman's struggle to keep her dark past a secret and to achieve her dreams. Easy flowing tale with intriguing suspense, mystery and secrets that make the reader feel compelled to turn each page to come to the conclusion but not too quickly. The references of the most amazing writers and poetry works intertwined into the story brought butterfly wings flutter feelings to this reader.

This reviewer has not read any of this other author's works but she captured my heart and soul with the opening dedication. Mixing the present with the past, tarot cards and angels and romance into her tale only captured my soul. This reader was taken away into a fantasy land of wonder and surprises. There were moments of thrills, fear and courage that sent tingles up the spine.

The conspiracy plots and the environment of this story were well portrayed. It was comprised of many elements and characters that combine together to weave a spell of intrigue, mystery and action.

This tale is highly recommended for light reading and/or to take a mini vacation away from life for a while. Looking forward to reading more style of this genre of remarkable and entertaining literature like this from this author in the future.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nobody's Fool! September 1, 2011
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FOOL'S JOURNEY is written with wit, warmth, and wisdom. This novel is more than a mystery, though it's certainly a compelling one. It is an adult coming of age novel about an intelligent woman with a gift and a knack for attracting some very provocative and dangerous companions. Who can she really trust...? I loved this book! Brava!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New Age and Christianity? January 26, 2014
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An intriguing mystery that would especially appeal to poetry lovers, as there is a lot of poetry interspersed throughout the story. I found it odd that the Ruiz family, Dierdre's housekeeper and nephew who come to her aid, indulge in New Age activities like tarot cards and Christian symbols such as rosary and sign of the cross at the same time. In my experience, Christianity and New Age are incompatible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Did Not Sleep Until I Finished November 12, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed this book immensely! The Fool's Journey had many twists and turns that kept the reader surprised and engaged. Mary Chase did an excellent job of developing the characters in this book as well as the past each character tries so desperately to escape. This book also shows the many sides to every story while showing that things are not always what they seem. The author sets the book in Seattle, where it is dreary more often than not. Adding to the images of Tarot readings, and hidden messages of Poetry, this book will definitely keep you awake until the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "THE FOOLS JOURNEY" (GMTA REVIEW) October 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"THE FOOLS JOURNEY" BY MARY CHASE

Deirdre Kildeer is a poet that teaches at the local college. When her world seems to begin changing for the better, winning the Dovinger Prize for poetry, and coming up for tenure, she is taking a stroll through the market with a friend and is attacked from behind. The attacker is never seen but they escape with a piece of her... a lock of her auburn hair. Who could it be and what secrets about Deirdre might they know? Better yet what secrets is she hiding?

This book is a thrilling mystery that will keep you guessing from page one and the ending is so surprising you'll be amazed to find out who the culprit really is and the reason behind it all. Not to mention the fun of a budding love story.

Mary Chase's writing style reminds me of some of mysteries best writers. A wonderful book that will hold you in its grasp and keep you turning the page well into the night.

My rating: 5 Ravens

Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars great character development
Very interesting story, great character development.
Published 15 days ago by Katie Ciavolella
4.0 out of 5 stars suspenseful and enjoyable
An interesting story and I enjoyed the suspense; it kept me turning the pages. I also enjoyed what happened to the "bad guy". I would read more by this author.
Published 2 months ago by Irene Tassie
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner
This is the 2nd book I read by Comstock. It did not disappoint me. A good mystery and some magic. Just the right amount that you can believe it could happen.
Published 13 months ago by kip
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Enjoyable Book
I really enjoyed this book, despite some minor editing errors (which didn't detract from my enjoyment and in my mind didn't reflect badly on the writer's writing ability)... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Melayla
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable slice of occult mystery and budding romance
I originally picked up the book because the cover was of The Fool and at this point of my life I was quite intrigued with Tarot cards. Read more
Published 18 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, gorgeous writing. Evocative and atmospheric.
The Fool's Journey is a fabulous book, beautifully written with a strong heroine and an out-of-the ordinary hero. Read more
Published 18 months ago by DLMOwens
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This book didn't make my favorites list but is a good story about a teacher who's past comes back to haunt her. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Kitty Zoey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fool's Journey
I enjoyed the twist and turns. Very good book, hard to put down it kept me wanting more. If you like mysters you really need to read Fool's Journey, I ordered the book and within... Read more
Published 23 months ago by glenna bergman
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
finnally a book with drama true love mystery murder suicide dark secrets and to top it off GOOD POETRY!!! with a combination like that you cant lose
Published on March 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great well-told tale!
Very well written and engrossing story. Excellent historical detail combined with an intriguing plot and fascinating characters. Read more
Published on December 19, 2011 by Hugh R. Heinsohn
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More About the Author

Mary Chase is the author of several Regency Romances, as wells as a new mystery/thriller--The Fool's Journey. She is also an educational consultant with a Ph.D. in Literacy and Schooling from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her Scottish Terrier, Irish Wolfhound and Brazilian husband.

Feel free explore her blog at: http://nulla-mary.blogspot.com/

Mary is also serializing a free Pride and Prejudice sequel, Mary and Kitty: A Tale of Two Sisters at: http://maryandkitty.blogspot.com/

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