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Strangler Figs

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

    Ramona Ortegria Alterhood Jackson was delivered by caserian sect

    Ramona Ortegria Alterhood Jackson was delivered by caserian section in the street after her mother choked to death on a jellybean. Raised by a Catholic Priest, she is now grown up, accused of murder, and in love with a distant cousin. There is something about her that could expose the seedier side of the church.

    Interesting twist on descendants of Christian religious figures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    I thoroughly enjoyed Peggy Chitterton Brown┬┐s Strangler Figs. I

    I thoroughly enjoyed Peggy Chitterton Brown’s Strangler Figs. I loved
    all the various themes. The author managed to cover all my main
    interests in life, starting with what we've done to the Native American,
    the absolute distortion Christianity has made of the life of Jesus and
    our total ignorance of all the peoples and religious concepts that
    existed before and alongside Judiasm and Christianity. The book dealt
    with Feminism (I was raised by my mother, married and had two daughters
    and a grand-daughter and any number of female friends. I have to be a
    feminist by default!) She even covered the magnificent architecture and
    history behind Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia extensively, all the while
    keeping me page-turning breathlessly through an thriller of an adventure
    novel. If she’d only included some sexy love scenes, I'd swear she was
    writing just for me. Thanks for a great read. I await Ms. Brown’s next
    novel.

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

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    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite Strangler figs are ra

    Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite

    Strangler figs are rainforest plants that wrap their roots around a host tree, eventually killing it. So, Ramona Ortenga Alterhood Jackson is born to a dead mother and is left by a priest at a local California hospital where baby Ramona is adopted by Sophie and Frank Jackson. When she grows up, she works for a California newspaper, The North County Times, where she works for Mark and with Aleko, both of whom she trusts and feels are her friends. Then Ramona finds her life is in danger when she investigates a horrific double murder of a young Native American girl and a priest. Mark takes her to a local artists' colony where she'll be supposedly safe, but she is not and is brutally attacked by a man called Pango who was the waiter when Mark took Ramona to dinner one night. Ramona is descended from the original Ramona of the famous Helen Hunt Jackson novel and she knows that supposedly she has inherited the Ortenga jewels but it would seem there is a shadowy group that is after something else hidden with the jewels.

    "The Strangler Figs" is a first-rate thriller with Dan Brown overtones as the heroine, the main character Ramona Jackson, finds that she is up against a group that will choke the life force of religion as it is known. Characters are well-created and totally believable. Some of them are downright scary and unpredictable. Ramona finds that people she thought were friends are not so at all. The plot is intricate as it goes into religious beliefs and the complexity of a numerical code at the core of this thriller. Well-written, well-edited and eye-opening, "The Strangler Figs" is a must-read book.

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