Saturday, March 19, 2016


The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan W. Albert

Product Description(
The good old ladies of Darling, Alabama, are determined to keep their town beautiful. The Darling Dahlias garden club is off to a good start until rumors of trouble at a bank, an escaped convict, and a ghost digging around their tree surface. If anyone can get to the root of these mysteries, it's the Darling Dahlias. 
Series: Darling Dahlias Mysteries 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (July 5, 2011) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0425242161 
ISBN-13: 978-0425242162

MY THOUGHTS: This is the second book in the Darling Dahlias series.  If you like cozy mysteries you'll love this series.  The Dahlias have a lot of mysteries going on.  3 convicts escape, 2 are caught, but the 3rd one is still missing.  The local bank is having troubles and about ready to be shut down.  There also seems to be a ghost digging around the Cucumber Tree.  Plus there has been a murder of a young girl and no ones seems to be able to figure it all out.  So The Dahlias start snooping around and come up to all the answers.  Kept me busy trying to figure it out.  I give this book 4.....

The Girl Who Fell From The Sky - Heidi Durrow

Product Description(
Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. 
Paperback: 272 pages 
Publisher: Algonquin Books; Reprint edition (January 11, 2011) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1616200154 
ISBN-13: 978-1616200152

MY THOUGHTS: This was a very good book, I enjoyed reading it.  The story is told through the voice of several key characters in the book.  It follows Rachel through her teens.  She is so confused about everything.  She isn't sure if she's suppose to be white or black.  Plus she has her memories of her mother and father.  The also remembers the tragedy that took her mother and 2 brothers.  But she has a hard time remember it right until a teenager by the name of Brick turns up in town.  His real name is William, and he was a witness to the tragedy.  He's been looking for Rachel to give her a message from her dad.  I give this book 5.....

These 2 books are also for 2 of my reading challenges.
Full House Challenge(The Darling Dahlias and The Cucumber Tree, The Girl Who Fell From The Sky
Cruisin' Through The Cozies(The Darling Dahlias and The Cucumber Tree)

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