A Fragile Will

A Fragile Will

by Glen Ebisch


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When high school English teacher Cassandra Reilly is laid off, she takes a poorly paying part-time job at a local nursing home to make ends meet. Her employment problems may be solved when one of her patients passes away after naming her in his will as the director of a new literary research center. But Cassie isn't certain she can handle the position, and her doubts increase when she receives a threat against her life.

The lawyer who handles the will proves to be a source of support and comfort, and Cassie hopes their friendship will deepen into love. As the danger increases and Cassie faces her doubts about her own abilities, she begins to develop a new strength of character that will help her achieve her life's goals.

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ISBN-13: 9781940215693
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.40(d)

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A Fragile Will 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
READAHOLIC-ZONE1 More than 1 year ago
Meh, That is what I thought about this book. Was this a mystery book? If so, the only mystery is if Cassandra is going to take the job as the director of the new literary research center. There are a couple individuals that were to inherit the very valuable land that the literary research center is to be built upon and they are very upset. Are they angry enough to kill? There are some possible pot shots taken a couple times at Cassandra, but they also could just as well have been coincidental mishaps. The plot is not set up strongly enough for a who done it situation. The story felt repetitive and empty. I am sure there are some readers who will find this story enjoyable it just is not me. Thank you, Xpresso Book Tours, for allowing me to give this honest review
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
This is only a shortish book 170 pages but the blurb intrigued me and I have to say it certainly crams quite a lot of incidents in between the covers. Glen is a new to me author so I’m not used to his writing style but it was well paced, interesting with believable characters and a fair amount of twists. Cassie has taken a job in a nursing home which doesn’t live up to her parents’ expectations. Her sister has died and she finds herself having to compete in their affections with a corpse. One of the residents names Cassie in his will .. this would be ideal if long lost relations didn’t know about it. The eerie accidents and threats begin. This is a great little mystery which has an ending I didn’t really see coming. I will investigate some more books by this author. Many thanks to him, the publisher and Sages’s Blog Tours for the opportunity to read it in exchange for my opinion.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Cassie Reilly is an unemployed high school English teacher. While searching for another full time job, she takes a part-time position at a local nursing home, reading to the residents. One of those patients dies one night after naming her in his will as the director of a new literary research center. He died with no family save for two nephews who are mighty peeved that they did not get that land ... unless something happens to Cassie and she is unable to fulfill her duties as a director. Cassie's self esteem and confidence have taken a hit since her older sister died .. and Cassie cannot compete for her parents' approval with a dead person. Luckily, the lawyer who handles the will and trust, Patrick Smith, can see what Cassie's made of and does everything he can to make things right for her. But then the accidents begin. Her best friend's ex-boyfriend decides to take out his frustrations on Cassie, beating her as badly as he had beat his girlfriend. But someone was watching and struck him on the head .... he later died in the hospital. So who is her savior? Someone pushes her down the stairs at work, she gets threatening phone calls. She swears it's the nephews but police clear them. If not them, then who? This was a nicely paced mystery with likeable characters. There are several suspects besides the nephews ... but the 'who' took me totally by surprise. There's a hint of love in the air between Cassie and Patrick and it was nice to see that played out amid all the dangerous threats. This was a new author to me, but I will be looking at what else he has to offer. Many thanks to the author / Red Adept Publishing, LLC ( who granted my wish) / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.