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Love and Not Destroy Paperback – August 6, 2012
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About the Author
Sandra Carey Cody grew up in Missouri, surrounded by a family who loved stories, whether from a book or a Sunday afternoon get-together. She's lived in various cities in different parts of the country, but wherever she's gone, books have been the bridge to a new community and new friends. She and her husband now live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. To learn more, you can visit her website: http://www.sandracareycody.com
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Right here on the property where she was now working at the Mercer Museum. Fonthill Castle was also there located . But Peace had been left in a storage shed and may not have been found if the dog had not come in when she was placed back behind some equipment and stayed there, only to soon start barking, obviously seeking help, for someone
to come and find the child...
Now Peace would often visited the little building and discovered that a homeless man was sleeping there now--in the exact place where her basket had been found! Could it be? Soon she realized as they had talked and become friends, that she looked very much like the man she knew only as Jack...
Strolling through the crowds at the festival brought personal memories back to Peace...of that time when, once, her mother had heard a dog bark and went to find it... But this time, the disruptive noise was not a bark, it was a scream! Someone was shouting, "Blood! All Over Him!" Jack had been murdered...
Just like the old story of Hansel and Gretel who had planned for trouble by taking little white pebbles to be dropped, Sandra Corey Cody has masterfully dropped little pebbles of her story, bit by bit, moving from character to character, without identification of all those who are adding their personal story... The mystery actually becomes quite complex as Peace plays our amateur investigator and works parallel to the police activities taking place. But Cody refuses to give too many hints in this particular book and so, happily, I read through to the end without even guessing who had killed Jack... Wonderful! I love not being able to solve a mystery... This one keeps you moving from one possible option to another one...but I didn't even come close...
But the solving of the murder was minor for Peace...she had lost her father, perhaps, but could not even be sure enough to grieve for him! Nevertheless, when the ambulance came, it was Peace who demanded she ride with Jack to the hospital...
I love the character Peace and hope this series continues on for quite some time. Her faith and teachings from her adoptive mother have very much made Peace the woman she became and, no matter what had or would be happening, she firmly believed that Truth will come out... And if she could help make that happen, she persuasively helped to have that happen. But it is in her openness and willingness to care for people that we are moved as she started to bring food for Jack, even before she had gotten to know him... And when Jack had become friends with a young man who seemed to be a loner, especially after Jack had died, Peace worked frantically to help him deal with the loss, pain, and fear she found he had...
This is a special story, one I will long remember. Along with the prequel short story, it is totally satisfying for readers of mysteries and those who want to become involved with character lives. I'm now reading the latest in the series, so watch for my review soon... I already can say that all three are highly recommended!
Sandra has a way with descriptions. Her vivid characters and their secrets create a framework for this traditional mystery and since I live in the town in which the mystery takes place, I particularly enjoyed Cody's clear depiction of Doylestown. Her theme "To Love and Not Destroy" came in loud and strong and tied the story together, beginning to end.
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I consider Sandra a friend when she asked me to review her book she made it very clear she wanted an honest review.Read more