- File Size: 579 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- Publisher: Peatmore Press Ltd (September 14, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 14, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NACKBY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,498 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Cogrill's Mill Kindle Edition
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The aspect of this author that I admire the most is how well and seemingly smooth he is able to incorporate a wide cast of characters, feelings, and twist-and-turns into a plot that stays unpredictable, creative, and always interesting from each scene to the next. The story has some serious parts that almost remind me of a sort of mystery/suspense type of read, in the way that it keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat – but ultimately, the vibe throughout the majority of this book is more of a light-hearted, upbeat, and certainly clever/witty romance type of read.
“Cogrill’s Mill” is the type of book that is humorous and laid-back enough to be read in small portions for those looking for a relaxing afternoon read, yet it also carries with it a unique undertone to it that, in my experience, often makes it hard to put down after attempting the aforementioned. In my opinion, author Jack Lindsey has proven that he can consistently deliver to readers books that are more than worth the read. I hope that he can continue keeping up the strong momentum through future books.
It seems like George has a fine rural life—with his cider-making and his fishing in the nearby stream—until a meddlesome elderly aunt decides to stick her nose into his life and screw things up. To make things right he gives Vicky the portion of his inheritance that was intended for her father who has since passed away and she quickly relocates. The problem is that once she is there, she starts changing everything.
I have become a fan of Jack Lindsey’s witty writing. His characters are multidimensional and relatable. His settings are vivid and always seem like a place I’d love to visit (or live). The plot itself is lighthearted and fast paced. I would suggest this book to anyone who loves clever English humor — with a bit of murder, romance, and treacherous villains tossed in for fun.
There is a very fine synopsis of COGRILL'S MILL that allows the shopping reader in the Kindle category the ability to become a fan of Jack. `George Cogrill is comfortable in his country life with his cider press making fresh cider with his delicious apples, then catching fish in the river. It is like a dream come true with no worries until a meddling elderly aunt decides he do something to make a difference with his years. Victoria Gloam loves taking pictures even though she isn't the greatest of photographers. After George visits her and gives her the inheritance intended for her deceased father, she has only one thing left to do and that is relocate. She loves the new location that will make a breathtaking backdrop in her pictures, George's aunt and even George, who is just not interested. George was content in his life until his elderly aunt chose to interfere. This doesn't sit too well with him until he learns of the stipulation in his father's will. So refusing to forfeit his inheritance, he does the one thing that makes his aunt content. He is to leave part of his inheritance to his father's old partner that had been cheated years prior. The only thing is the partner has died, leaving the share to go to the daughter. Vicky is ecstatic to finally have the funds to start a fashion photography career. Once she relocates to her new surrounding and begins changing the area, George sees things in his life taking quite a different upsetting spin, while others conspire a way to erupt their lives.'
Perhaps (based on reading just one book by Jack Lindsey) one of the key elements in Jack's armamentarium of gifts is his ability to create fully three-dimensional characters - and characters they are, rather than just simply people. And example of his wit and style follows: `Aunt Jane opened wide the throttle of her 750 cc, Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and the great machine accelerated out of a corner and over the brow of Mucklesbury Hill. It plunged down the hill at breakneck speed with Aunt Jane braking fiercely at the bottom and then leaning hard over to the left so that the motorcycle swung into the drive of Gleefield Manor, narrowly missing the hedge on the opposite side of the road and the edge of the cliff above Mucklesbury quarry.'
Full of keen humor and situations that mold into complication and unfold equally well into a fine dénouement, COWGILL'S MILL is a compleat pleasure to read. Grady Harp, September 15