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An Unexpected Afterlife By Dan Sofer

 

The Dry Bones Society Book 1

An Unexpected Afterlife
An Unexpected Afterlife

 

 

 AWARD WINNING AUTHOR DAN SOFER

An Unexpected Afterlife recently won a silver medal at the Readers’ Favorite 2017 Book Awards

 

 

 

STORY-LINE AN UNEXPECTED AFTERLIFE BY DAN SOFER:

Moshe Karlin’s life has taken an unusual turn.  After waking up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe thinks it’s the day after his birthday party.  However, he finds two years have passed, and unbelievably he was dead and buried.  Unable to understand what has happened, he consults with his local advisor, Rabbi Yosef.  Rabbi Yosef has an entirely different take on Moshe’s resurrection

Moshe finds he has lost his wife to his best friend and business partner, lost his home, and the business he worked to build is failing.  Meanwhile, as a mysterious prophet heads to the cemetery, everything changes in the blink of an eye; a man who thinks he’s someone he could not possibly be.  Or could he?

Come with Moshe as he travels a road of enlightenment, danger, and controversy.  My book reviews of An Unexpected Afterlife follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Dan Sofer created an original, tantalizing, and intriguing drama in An Unexpected Afterlife.  Filled with fascinating facts of the Jewish faith, I found myself enthralled.  I have always wondered about the culture, practices, and worship of the Jewish religionSofer answered an array of my questions.  With vivid descriptions and skillful prose, Sofer grabbed me immediately and did not let go.

Sofer introduced a tantalizing concept through Rabbi Yosef of the valley of dry bones, the Resurrection of the Dead, the Prophet Elijah, and revelation of the Messiah.  If you are not familiar with Ezekiel 37, I partially quoted from the King James Version of the Bible below;  for more extensive reading see the above chapter in the Bible or on the internet.

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Smugglers & Scones By Morgan C. Talbot

 

MOOREHAVEN MYSTERIES, BOOK 1

Smugglers & Scones
Smugglers & Scones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE SMUGGLERS & SCONES BY MORGAN C. TALBOT:

In Smuggles & Scones, Pippa Winterbourne operates Moorehaven Bed and Breakfast.  Formerly owned by well-own internationally famous mystery author, A. Raymond Moore;  he left the house with instructions which included, the Bed and Breakfast guests must be authorsAuthors come to the B&B to rest, play games, eat, plot, and write.  By the way, they are as zany as the residents.

The towns full of quirky characters; which makes the authors feel right at home.  Secrets abound in this small town;  secret clubs, quaint residents, mysterious treasures, gossips, and nosiness.  From the Glaze and Gossip Club, the mysterious speakeasy once under the local tavern, the police chief ready for a coronary, boat wrecks, mobsters, smugglers, mysterious women, and murder, this town is perfect for the latest batch of authors.

The zaniness begins when a boat wrecks on the rocks and Pippa with her bunny slippers pull to safety handsome pilot Lake.  He has no memory of the wreck, the large lump on his head, or the dead man on the boat.  Pippa takes the responsibility of caring for Lake; which is a pleasure for her, she’s attracted to Lake.

Come along with Pippa and company as they find a murderer, possibly finds love, and solves a mystery.  My book review of Smugglers & Scones follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

I loved the residents in Smuggles & Scones; zany, quirky, noisy, and ready at the drop of a hat to help each other.  Talbot has a finger on the pulse of small town America.  The authors fit right in as they cause all kinds of problems for Pippa and the town.  When I started the book, I found myself thinking: this one is not for me.  Boy was I wrong;  as I finished the first chapter, I was enthralled with the Pippa and the rest of the crew.

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