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Posted April 25, 2011
This is the first book in "The Adventures of John and Julia Evans" series. There are two books already released with one on the way this May.
Reporter, Julia Evans, is shocked as an horrific flood destroys many homes in Santa Clara, Utah. As she prepares to write about this tragedy, she stumbles upon fish and cats that have been poisoned. She investigates to learn whether this was deliberate or a terrible accident. Being the low person on the totem pole at her newspaper, Julia has to fight for the assignment and prove herself.
With the help of her beloved husband, John, they go on a journey they never expected. Julia realizes there are some dangerous forces behind the mysterious poisoning and discovers, what could be, the story that will put her name on the map. The question becomes whether or not she and John will survive long enough for her to write the story.
This is the first book I've read by Linda Weaver Clarke and I'm already hooked. The first pages grab you right in and grab at your heartstrings as you read about the destruction caused by the flood. When Julia and John fight for their lives, readers will be on the edge of their seats for this one.
There's also romance in the mix. John and Julia's marriage is strong and they are quite supportive of each other. Even when they have their ups and downs, it's not for long and they get right back into each other's arms. It's nice to see a relationship portrayed this way. Very realistic and believable. In fact, all the characters are portrayed realistically including their three daughters.
This series is a "must read" for me and I'm excited that there are still at least two more books to enjoy.
Posted January 14, 2011
Linda Weaver Clarke's "Anasazi Intrigue - The Adventures of John and Julia Evans" is a book with a little of everything: mystery, adventure, humor, and a bit of romance, and should appeal to young adult readers as well as mature ones. There are interesting historical facts about the mysterious American Anasazi Indians and their culture, as well as informative archaeological tips including being sure not to collect souvenirs on archaeological sites - even shards of pottery - without being guilty of looting! I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Sherrill S. Cannon, Author of "Peter and the Whimper-Whineys" and "Santa's Birthday Gift".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.