I'm a mom and work full-time. How I find time to read I'm not sure but I do. I have been reading ever since I can remember. I always find that if I'm not reading something, I feel empty. I recently bought an eReader so that I can ALWAYS have my library with me :-) Since I have been introduced to a number of different books since I bought my eReader, I thought it made sense to start a blog to share not only my love for reading with others, but also new and interesting reading material.
Written with the wisdom
and grace devoted readers have come to expect from the award-winning author of
The Virgin of Small Plains, here is a brilliantly moving tale of family,
murder, and redemptive love.
One beautiful summer
afternoon, Jody Linder, a young English teacher, is unnerved to see her three
uncles parking their pickups in front of her parents' house—or what she calls
her parents' house, even though they have been gone almost all of Jody's life. The
polished boots, pressed jeans, fresh white shirts, and Stetsons—her uncles'
visiting clothes—are a disturbing sign.
The three bring shocking
news: the man convicted of murdering Jody's father is being released from
prison and returning to the small town of Rose, Kansas. It has been twenty-six
years since that stormy night when Jody's father was shot and killed and her
About the author:
Pickard is the creator of the acclaimed Jenny Cain mystery series. She has won
the Anthony Award, two Macavity Awards, and two Agatha Awards for her novels.
She is a three-time Edgar Award nominee, most recently for her first Marie
Lightfoot mystery, The Whole Truth, which was a national bestseller. With Lynn
Lott, Pickard co-authored Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path. She has been a
national board member of the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the
president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas. Visit her
website at www.nancypickardmysteries.com.
Scent of Rain and Lightning was a very quick, easy read. From beginning to end
the story moved very quick and was quite intriguing. The characters were
well-developed and throughout the story, the author had you believing the
outcome but at the end, whoa…not as predictable as I thought. The end of the
story was definitely a wow moment where you never would have seen it coming and
that makes it an even interesting read. If you are looking for a quick,
intriguing story this is a book you want to read.
DISCLAIMER: I was in no way compensated to review this book. These are my opinions of a book in which I purchased on my own.