Tuesday, July 23, 2013

VBT: Catherine's Cross

Catherine’s Cross
By: Millie West

When Jenks Ellington experiences a sudden, alarming sense of panic about her identical twin sister Gigi, she has to wait until nearly midnight before learning the reason for her unease: Gigi has drowned while diving for artifacts in a Low Country river near Beaufort, South Carolina. Although Beaufort County detective Seth Mason is suspicious of Gigi’s diving partner, there is no evidence of foul play. But, when Gigi’s Port Royal home is broken into and ransacked, Jenks discovers two clues—one of which leads her to the home of a local Gullah medium.
In a painstaking search for answers, Jenks delves more deeply into her twin’s life. Along the way, her bond with Detective Mason reaches unexpected depths. And what secrets could medium Meta Jane be holding? Was Gigi’s death really an accident?

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Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: From the first page, the book held my attention. I love when an author creates that kind of atmosphere from the get go. Jenks starts having an odd feeling, which only gets worse as time goes on until she gets word that things aren't looking too good. What an emotional first chapter!

There's a lot of mystery and emotion in the story. There are just a few times the writing style jarred me, but not too often. My mind raced with this book, and I needed to know more! The characters are pretty well developed and other than a few spots, the flow is strong and solid.  Well weaved mystery and romance with a touch of Southern charm. I'll be looking for more books from this author in the future! Jenks is a great leading character and I could feel a lof of the things that she did throughout. I enjoy a story that has a focus on a twin bond and when something happens to one of them it really heightens that tension. Well done, Ms. West!

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A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Millie West has a background in aviation, as well as in real estate, and has owned and been the broker of her own company. A licensed pilot, Millie was one of the first pilots hired by United Parcel Service when they started their flight crew department.
An artist in her own right and a collector of regional art—especially from Charleston—Millie is a supporter of charitable organizations, higher education, and the preservation of South Carolina’s historical treasures. A South Carolina history buff, Millie has spent countless hours exploring the rich historical vestiges of her home state. Her love of the fascinating, complex, and compelling history of the South is expressed in her writing.
Millie resides with her family near Columbia, South Carolina, and is an active participant in her local writer’s group, the Chapin Chapter of the South Carolina Writers Workshop.

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  1. Thanks for the spotlight and review on Catherine's Cross - it sounds good and I look forward to reading it

    1. Thanks Maria! I hope you enjoy Catherine's Cross! Millie West

  2. Dear Storm Goddess: Thank you for hosting Catherine's Cross and for the wonderful book reiview! Millie West