- File Size: 1168 KB
- Print Length: 235 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615732410
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: O'Gara Enterprises LLC (October 30, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 30, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0061JP2DE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,720,649 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Deliberate Sheriff (The Millie Mysteries Book 2) Kindle Edition
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I've reviewed this book for the Awesome Indies site for readers who want to read the best books by Indie writers.
This is the second of six books in the Millie Mystery series by Michael O'Gara. They are written in an unusually straightforward style that suits the stories and the target audience which, from what I've read of the first two books, is readers who like their characters either very good or very bad, with few shades of grey in between.
Mr O'Gara's writing style is simple, direct and effective. I raced through the first book in the series 'The Happenstance Marshall' and came be back for more. The settings are excellent, the dialogue very natural and there is understated comedy throughout. Although Mr O'Gara breaks a few conventional writing rules, he carries it off with style and the reader is not distracted from the narrative in any way.
My only criticism, and this is from a purely personal point of view, is that Millie rises from her lowly beginnings as a war widow living in a cottage on a small plot of land to a property millionaire by an amazing set of coincidences, all due to her good and kind nature and instincts for helping others. By the end of the story, it has become obvious to me that strong Christian values that pay off in not only a spiritual but also a material way are one of the main themes of the books. While this was noticeable by the end of the first book, Christian values are emphasised much more in this second book in the series. None of this detracts in any way from these stories being a mighty fine read.
The second theme is Millie Boyd's exceptional talents in law enforcement and the clever way she manages people and events for the greater good. There are exciting conflicts with criminals of many and varied hues, from corrupt politicians to ineffective and corrupt police, and sometimes conflict with other law enforcement agencies. Like her friends, family and colleagues, by the end of this first book I've come to love Millie. I want to read more of her adventures and find out whether she does find true love for a second time, in between fighting for the people of Safe Haven, Lake View and Mountain View.
A 5* read for me.