- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted October 15, 2009
It's fun, fast-paced, and an upbeat read
Review by By Gretchen HoffmanWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Redheaded Ruby Taylor is back with more adventures in book two of the Ruby Taylor Mystery series. This book is just as entertaining and hilarious as book one. Ruby's crazy, stubborn wit makes this story as great and intriguing as Ms. Dunn's awesome title.
Ruby's education (a master's degree in literature) finally gets put to good use. She gets hired to teach at the local university when one of the professors dies. But as Ruby begins to look into the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, the more suspicious things appear. If that wasn't enough, Ruby has to deal with family issues that inexplicably pop up. Add a dash of romance (or lack thereof), her new faith, a piping hot mocha, and you've got Ruby's quirky life.
Ruby gets herself into even more crazy situations in this novel. It's fun, fast-paced, and an upbeat read. My kudos to Ms. Dunn. Highly recommended!
Posted January 29, 2009
A red haired Jessica Fletcher
In Sassy Cinderella, the 2nd book in the Ruby Taylor Mystery series, we find Ruby teaching at a local college due to the recent death of a professor. There are questions surrounding his death, whether it was a suicide or not, and why would he kill himself. Meanwhile, Ruby also has to deal with her long lost brother reappearing and disappearing in her house, affecting her relationship with her mother. On top of that, her relationship with Wesley is getting complicated, with him being a police officer and continually catching Ruby in awkward positions. I really admired Ruby in this story. For example when she went into the professor's study, she wasn't scared or nervous or freaked out. If I had known there had once been a dead body in the room i was in, I'd run out immediately. Ruby, on the other hand, examines the fan the body was hanging from! I also liked Ruby's reactions to Wesley. Guys are absolutely clueless when it comes to women and Wesley fits the profile. He's such a typical guy to be with one girl and then call another. And I still cannot figure out why guys will not tell a girl they are dating someone and they they show off the new girl in front of the old girl and of course the new girl is always better looking and makes the old girl feel bad about herself. Luckily Ruby doesn't dwell too much on this, even though she feels down, it doesn't consume her. She has a lot of guts to put up not only with this but everything else in her life. This was a great book, recommended for anyone who likes strong females with a touch of mystery.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 24, 2005
I just have to share
I am in the midst of writing my own book and I do not have time to be writing reveiws, but I loved this book so much, I had to spread the word. I would have never ordered this book. If it had been on display in a bookstore I might have picked it up because the cover design looks fresh. It tells me the book is not going to dull, but edgy. But, I¿ve never heard of the author and I¿ve never seen ads for it or heard it talked about on the morning talk shows. However, I am a judge for the leading awards for Christian fiction: the Christy¿s. It was sent to me to judge. Right away, the cover caught my eye. Once I started reading, I couldn¿t put it down (which I could not say for previous contest novel I¿d read). It is ¿zippy,¿ almost irreverent, though filled with sound Christian truth¿and so fun. It is not a gaggy romance or a pulse pounding mystery. It just made me smile to read it. I kept wishing someone was in the room so I could share parts with them¿though when I did read parts to my husband he just looked at me. I guess you had to be there. I hope you¿ll read it, then you¿ll ¿be there.¿Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 23, 2004
This book is a hoot, full of an eccentric and loveable cast of characters that will claim your heart. Ruby is a genuine original, full of bravado and wisecracks, but in Wesley Burgess she's met her match, with funny and touching consequences as both struggle to live lives faithful to their Lord. Even through murder and mystery, their faith and hope shine through.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.