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Saving Face (Mount Faith Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brenda Barrett
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

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Edward Carlisle, the president of Mount Faith University is dead. Natasha Rowe and her partner Harry Campbell are asked to go under cover to investigate what appears to be a murder.
In the process of investigating, Natasha finds herself attracted to lecturer and psychiatrist Taj Jackson. She also realizes that all is not what it appears to be at the school. There are secrets and lies under the veneer of holiness, especially in the life of the dead president.


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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not the correct genre November 21, 2013
By jf
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I don't think this book fits in a Christian or inspirational genre. Nothing uplifting or Christian about it except it's setting was a Christian college. Take lying, cheating, sexual perverts and place them all in roles of authority in a "christian school" and you get the cast of the book. Even those that are supposed to be living a committed life have no problem sleeping over at their love interest's place because they didn't have sex. This book makes Christians look no different than anyone else. There should be some positive role models and differences in our lives if we really know God's saving grace.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Please proof read your book before publishing!!! December 9, 2013
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One of the wonderful things about electronic publishing is the ability of authors who can write great stories to get their stories out there. One of the downfalls is that they often do so without seeming to care about basic punctuation, grammar and proof reading. This book lacks basic writing skills, dialog is at times absurd, characters did not appeal to me in any way and the descriptions illogical.

This book is a great example of a book that could have been good but is not! I am about two thirds of the way through the book and will not waste anymore of my time trying to figure out the gross punctuation errors, the stiff conversations and poor sentence flow. Sure, I know the writer will give me a "not Helpful" comment, but I really wish someone would take the time to just clean it up and make it readable and not insulting to the reader.

Some places to start: location 270 "you are only just thirteen"...

location 357 "her curly hair was caught up in one" ONE WHAT? what is her curly hair caught up in??? Is that part of the mystery???

Speaking of hair, another character has dread locks for hair, not to be confused with dreadlocks! I guess I would dread it too if my hair was locks.....

location 256 Harry tells Rowe to "stop titivating Rowe" Soooo; Rowe is titivating Rowe; wonder what that looks like.

location 700 ...."project that I have always wanted done and now I am going to have to investigate the competition for a presidential position I am not sure I want to do that." (keep in mind that is only the second half of the sentence)

"it's not me dad"

location 962.. "his voice said to her" ok, he didn't say it, his voice did...

978 "...thought you had resolved in your thoughts...
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Waste of Time and Money! July 27, 2013
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What a disappointment! I was really looking forward to TAJ's story because he was so lovable in HOMELY GIRL. In this book, he and all the other characters were so one-dimensional. The storyline was meant to be suspenseful, but failed miserably. This book was a waste of time and money. I won't be wasting my money on the story of Micah.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get beyond the poor writing! February 17, 2014
By Minta
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This author needs to take basic grammar & spelling courses, along with a course on how to research a subject, before she attempts to write another book. While the premise has great possibility, her poor spelling ("secretaries" for "secretary's" and using non-words such as "alright" and "alot", just to start with) and atrocious grammar ("her and him went...", missed words, tenses changed in the middle of sentences, syntactical ambiguities, etc.) made me want to stop reading after the first few pages. While it is apparent that the author once heard that too much potassium can cause heart attacks, she failed to research the mechanism of action, along with how much is needed and with which method (IM, IV, by mouth...?) it needs to be administered to quickly kill someone. (A fatal dose, built up over time, causes multiple symptoms, well before death, that an intelligent person just could not ignore.) She made assumptions and leaps in logic; with just a little research, none of these errors would (should) have been possible. (Spoiler alert.) The author's cartoonish depictions of the 'evil, dastardly, & plotting' (my words) president pro tempore and of the buffoon of a police superintendent, not to mention having one of the detectives decide who the culprit was before he knew ANY facts, put me in mind of "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show".

And this was just the first two chapters...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Saving face December 23, 2013
By Sara
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This is a strictly Christian romance. If I had known I wouldn't have gotten it. Just not my type of read. What is chocolate tea also?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Marie's Read March 7, 2014
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This was a free book, which is good, because if I had paid for this, I would be furious. The amount of editing/writing errors are horrendous.

The graffic descriptions used to describe the victim's emails are nothing short of pornographic. To call this a "Christian" mystery is false advertising at it's worst.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars hilarious.. March 2, 2014
By Annod
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..except this is not supposed to be a comedy? I won't even mention all the editing issues, as they have been well outlined by other reviewers. They are not the only thing wrong with this novel. I should have been suspicious of all the one line five star reviews with nothing substantive to say.

Harry and Natasha are supposedly the best, most sought after detectives in this whole Jamaican police department department because they get results. I hate to think of the worst because these two are dumb as posts. They are sent undercover to investigate a murder of the president of a Christian college.
Two of the first characters to be introduced are Taj Jackson, recruited for a new psychiatric dept. as well as potentially new president. Another is Anne Carter, who Natasha knows from her church at home. Taj knows he is adopted. At least 6 people remark about his uncanny resemblance to the acting president, Ryan Bancroft. Anne has remarkably curly hair, which is exactly like Taj's. Natasha knows that Anne grew up in a poor family with many children whose fisherman father was lost at sea. Then, when investigating the details of Taj's adoption, it is discovered that he was given up by a young pregnant girl with extremely curly hair who came from a family with many children; and yes, her fisherman father was lost at sea. And yes, they discover that the Bancroft family used to live there as well, approximately the time when Taj was born. At one point, the author writes: Harry rubbed his ears. He always did that when he was close to some important piece of information and could not figure it out. At about sixty percent through the book I literally laughed out loud when I read ...Natasha said, "I'm missing something. Something vital.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Not A Page Turner
The story was nice but it wasn't a page turner. I like books the author has previously written so I read this one. I may or may not recommend this to other people.
Published 2 days ago by huggie
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!
First time reading one of Brenda Barrett's novels. Loved it. Just purchased two more of her books. Very good, easy read.
Published 9 days ago by Renee Wall
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the book
Enjoyed the book. Good Plot and light romance. Good reading no curse words. A little on the order of Mary Higgins Clark.
Published 14 days ago by Marianne Meixell
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
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Published 16 days ago by Veronica Christophs
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
There were a few cheesy moments, and predictability, but it had a good plot, kept its morals, and surprise ending. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Caity
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Read!
Published 1 month ago by Tonja Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Really nice story. The author presents a believable situation with ...
Really nice story. The author presents a believable situation with several possible "bad guys". Read more
Published 1 month ago by michael jones
5.0 out of 5 stars saving face
Well written Moves along quickly. Keeps interest. I prefer a little more resolution at the end, but realize this us a series and I am ready for book 2! :)
Published 1 month ago by metcalfbg
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent reading I really enjoy the book..
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars It was an easy read. The list of suspects were long
First time I read a book by this author. This was a murder mystery on a Christian college campus with a little romance and family drama thrown in. It was an easy read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carolyn A. Graham
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More About the Author

Books have always been a big part of life for Jamaican born Brenda Barrett, she reports that she gets withdrawal symptoms if she does not consume at least two books per week. That is all she can manage these days, as her days are filled with writing, a natural progression from her love of reading. Currently, Brenda has several novels on the market, she writes predominantly in the historical fiction, Christian fiction, comedy and romance genres.

Apart from writing fictional books, Brenda writes for her blogs blackhair101.com; where she gives hair care tips and brenda-barrett.com, where she shares about her writing life.


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