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The Adventures Of Harry Morgan By Clabe Polk

 

The Adventures Of Harry Morgan
The Adventures Of Harry Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY MORGAN BY CLABE POLK:

Adventures of Harry Morgan has 3 stories, all with our main man Harry as the lead character; the stories are interconnecting. The first 2 blend together and the last story features Harry and friends.

Collegial Conspiracy Part 1

In Collegial Conspiracy, we find a retired Harry.  But Harry’s retirement is anything but quite.  When his old friend, Wiley Middleton contacts him with a request, Harry doesn’t know how to say no.  Wiley’s dying from an inoperable brain tumor.  He doesn’t want to leave his wife, Amanda, in debt nor watching him die.  Wiley left home, leaving Amanda a note, asking her not to look for him.

His one request of Harry; well it’s a dilly.  Wiley wants Harry to help him rob a bank.  Fascinated with Bonnie and Clyde, Wiley’s determined to go to jail for the medical care.  Harry reluctantly agrees.  However, when Amanda contacts Harry’s wife, Jean, for help finding Wiley, he’s in a pickle of lies and conspiracies.  Then when Wiley’s “never do well” son, Tony, shows up, things really get complicated.

Emilio Part 2

Amanda and Wiley’s son, Tony, left Oregon just ahead of the law.  Harry finds himself playing detective after Tony tells his tale of woe.  A campus police officer, Tony became involved with a two drug addicts who committed suicide.  Harry will find himself in another pickle as the suicide turns into much more and ends up smack dab next to the bank robbery case; you could say rubbing elbow with the robbery case.  Amanda ask Harry to help prove Tony’s innocent.  Simple you say; not so much.  Suddenly things ramp up as they discover the overdose and suicide may not be as simple as it seems.  Much more’s in play, and simple turns into complicated.

Pirates Of Cayo Pelau Part 3

Harry finally purchased his dream boat.  Hoping to treasure hunt just this side of legal, Harry and friends head out on a sail and treasure hunting.  You ask how can treasure hunting turn dangerous?  Harry and friends stumble upon a slave running ring with inside connections.  A night in jail, a court appearance, and release on bail, do not slow Harry down.  Harry’s determined to free the slaves and bring the criminals to justice.  Yes, he’s in a pickle again.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

When I started this book, I thought I would not like the story.  Wow, was I wrong.  In a matter pages, I was hooked and could not read this book fast enough.  Reviews, at times, are hard to write, this book was easy to review.  At times funny, at times sad, and at times filled with snips, snarks, one liners, plenty of action, and the unstoppable Harry.  Harry’s character’s strong, intelligent, and he’s a steadfast friend, who’s loyal and willing to go the extra mile. Although a senior citizen, he’s far from old and feeble.

I laughed and laughed as Wiley told Harry the what, when and how of his plan; and the bumbling robbery was hilarious and sad at the same time. Polk included humor, sadness, intrigue, and serious issues in this book; a combination which made a highly entertaining read.

Selfish and self-centered, Tony blames everyone except the true culprit for his problems.  He has an attitude of entitlement.  Someone’s always out to get him and the world owes him something for all his troubles.  I wanted to give him a good old-fashioned spanking and tell him to grow up.  Clabe Polk crafted a totally unlikable person in Tony.  Just when I thought he might have a few redeeming qualities, he proved me wrong.  I found myself doing a high-five when Amanda stood up to him and gave him what for.

In the third story, the action, snips, and repartee never ends. Harry’s ready to have fun and adventure. Polk grabs the reader’s attention with a fast paced action story-line.  Between the women and men, I don’t know who’s the funniest.  However, the story covers the serious crime of human trafficking.  Some of the characters are despicable and truly unlikable.  Polk skillfully showed age is not a deciding factor in the pursuit of justice.  As well as, showing as long as humans have unsavory greedy characteristics, no occupation will be safe from corruption.

The Adventures of Harry Morgan, a fast paced book filled with emotion, action, intrigue, mystery, and criminal activity, will hold your attention from start to finish.  With well-developed realistic characters and plots which are believable, Polk created a fine mystery crime book.  You will love the “old farts” as one criminal termed them and the unsavory characters you will love to hate. Polk included a variety, from bigots and drug dealers to slave runners in these three stories.

I found Clabe Polk’s writing style flowed well with scenes which transition smoothly from scene to scene; making The Adventures of Harry Morgan easy to read and enjoyable.   Perfect for a lazy afternoon of reading in your favorite chair with a beverage by your side; sit back and enjoy The Adventure Of Harry Morgan.  I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.

THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY MORGAN RECOMMENDATIONS:  STARS 4

FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE

Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with honest book reviews.  Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion.  Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions.  In addition, no one influences my voluntary book reviews.

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Hope’s Bakery By Sophie Mays

 

A Contemporary Christian Romance (Magnolia Harbor Book 1)

Hope's Bakery
Hope’s Bakery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE HOPE’S BAKERY BY SOPHIE MAYS:

In Hope’s Bakery, single mother Hope Nolan, owns Hope’s Bakery; the only one of its kind in her small town. Hope’s life has not been easy as her son father’s left without a word and never seen again.  Since then, Hope stayed away from her church, using work as an excuse.  Often her mother tries to persuade Hope to attend and reconnect with her church family.

So far, the bakery’s doing well; she’s known around town as the “The Wedding Cake Queen”.  If things continue to go well, in six months, Hope can hire a helper which will free up much-needed time for her.  With her small son to support, her bakery needs to succeed.  Watching every penny, doing all the work herself, and worrying if the orders will keep coming, Hope lives with daily stress.

However, disaster looms on the horizon.   A new restaurant’s opening up across the street serving deserts and coffee, as well as, meals.  The chef’s extensively trained in Italy;  which scares Hope to death.  If her bakery goes under, what will she do?  How will she support Rylan?  Meeting the chef, Michael, she feels attraction immediately.  But, she has no time for men or romance. However, Michael will not go away;  coming to the bakery every morning for coffee and sweets.  How will all this play out?  Will love bloom for Hope?  My romance book review of Hope’s Bakery follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

First I must say I loved this book which author, Sophie Mays, filled with emotion and family dynamics.  Mays built the romance in Hope’s Bakery gently and slowly.  The reader discovers Michael’s a Christian man searching for forever;  not heated emotions of the moment.  With Christian values and faith in God, he gently shows Hope a better way of business and life. Including Rylan’s a skillful stroke as he’s a wonderful child.  I wanted to kiss him all over his face and tickle him until he cried for help.

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