One She Saw...A Blind Man: Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery Series Book 1by Deborah Diaz
About the book:
"Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is the first installment of the Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery series written by rising author Deborah Diaz. The story revolves around the protagonist Miss Araminta and the surprising turn of events that take place after she witnessed a theft. Beautifully written, "Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is filled with moments of joy,
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About the book:
"Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is the first installment of the Ms Araminta Cozy Mystery series written by rising author Deborah Diaz. The story revolves around the protagonist Miss Araminta and the surprising turn of events that take place after she witnessed a theft. Beautifully written, "Once She Saw...A Blind Man" is filled with moments of joy, happiness, sadness and despair. Each character in the book has an interesting back-story that makes them come to life. Sometimes things are not exactly what they seem. Only those who have the heart to dig deeper uncover the truth. And sometimes that one deed saves the lives of many! That is what we come to learn from "Once She Saw...A Blind Man". Order your copy to find out more!
Summary of the book:
"Once She Saw...A Blind Man" opens with the image of a quiet suburb in Nashville, Tennessee. Miss Araminta, the 67 year old retired insurance agent, is one of the residents of the Melrose suburbia. Though it was not the fanciest of neighborhoods, it had everything the people needed within walking distance. After losing her husband— the only man she had ever loved—in the Vietnam War, Ms. Araminta resolved to live alone. She now owns a small business of selling crocheted dish towels, stoles, mufflers, lap robes and so on. As a respected member of the church, she also does a lot of volunteer work and helps out people in need.
One morning while she was on her way to the grocery store, Miss Araminta spotted a seemingly well-to-do woman stealing change from Bill, the blind beggar that the local community knows and loves. Seeing someone steal from this helpless man left Miss Araminta shocked. But she knew she had to help the poor man and seek justice. As she proceeded to find more information about the thief, she discovered something she never guessed. Who is this woman? Why was she stealing from the blind beggar? Will Miss Araminta be able do right by Bill? Order your copy to find out!
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The author has several misconceptions about the blind (including that they can't use paper money and must sleep in twin beds rather than with a partner because of the "disability".) It was stated that the blind have more library titles available than"normal" people do. They are normal. The story portrayed residents of rural areas in a very condesending manner,as well. I can't recommend this book.
I don't mean to be negative, but this book was definitely not one that I liked.
I have to agree with the other negative reviews. This author, through her main character, displays an appalling lack of knowledge of "disabled" people, and uses hateful language to describe them (such as the word "beggar"). She also refers to them as needing baths, as "miserable", and other such language. The description of the "battered woman" was also very prejudicial and revealed a complete and utter lack of empathy and understanding of women who have been in abusive situations (I can speak to this, as I have been). Her demeanor is condescending and downright snobby. I have no idea why this woman wrote this book, as it is not only disgustingly prejudiced but not even interesting, plot-wise. I cannot recommend this book to anyone, and would suggest the author actually open her eyes and spend some time with homeless people, people who have disabilities, and women who have been battered. To have the story suggest that police and "do-gooders" from local churches actually chase down survivors of domestic violence in order to help them in some way is absolutely ridiculous and not based in reality (in Nashville or anywhere else). The way the author portrays this main character is patronizing and smacks of someone who thinks she knows better how to live life than any of the characters she encounters. It makes me wonder how much of this character really reflects how the author thinks and feels about those less fortunate than she is - I suspect quite a bit. She needs to wise up and not write any more stories like this, perhaps concentrating on "how-to" books about her former profession. This book offended me deeply.
A 65 page free tale of a blind man and his guide dog living on the streets of Nashville with the help of the neighborhood he had wandered into. Then one day the local retiree witnesses a crime of theft on the blind man and thus begins the convoluted tale of tragedy and of abuse in a small southern community. No harsh language but there are adult situations.
I love cozy mysteries!