Her mother, the only family she has known, is dying. The
tuberculosis has drained just about all of her mother's
energy and all of their finances. Without more money to
buy the medicines needed, Rachel Justice knows her mother
will die. Her small salary at the newspaper in Philadelphia Read more...
Hearing the report about the incoming medevac'd patient
from a small community hospital in the Puget Sound, Dr.
Charlotte Reese, the intensive care unit doctor at Beacon
Hospital in Seattle mentally prepares herself to treat this
serious case. The unnamed unconscious woman had been
severely injured in multiple areas Read more...
Even after leaving Los Angeles and on the plane to Israel,
Zacchaeus (Zach) Miller, a young freelance writer with free
time on his hands and a mother willing to help financially,
is still unclear about what he plans to do there.
With a tip for a story lead from his Read more...
What a horror for a small boy to see! Shots fired in the
dark, screams and his dead mother lying in a pool of
blood. Then, confusion and being hustled off to Ireland
with his sister "to be safe". All he wants to do is see
his father. Where is Read more...
The trip back had never seemed so long on that cold October
day in 1687! Having helped the old and fragile Père
Auguste Dainville, his best friend and father confessor,
to the crypt in the old Carmelite church, 29 year old
Maître Charles du Luc expects only to Read more...
Based in Inverness, Detective Inspector Willow Reeves has
looked forward to getting her first case as the Senior
Investigating Officer. Yet, what gets handed to her by
her boss is definitely not a "No Pressure" assignment. A
London reporter found murdered in a boat in the Aith Marina
and discovered Read more...
In her mind and from her training, Sergeant Julie Worth of
the Missouri State Patrol knows she did the right thing.
Still the armchair critics back in the office are not so
sure and launch the investigation into the shooting at the
shopping mall. Julie, who is known for following Read more...
It is the summer of 1920. The Great War is over, but the
pain, suffering and loss continues to haunt those who had
returned. Now, another death, but duty calls and he will go
to give honour to his comrade who had gone at the Church of
St. Mary's Read more...
Still suffering from the psychological aftermath of the
Islamic terrorist attack on New York City that ended in the
death of one of his key agents and girlfriend, Detective
Jeremy Fisk has been assigned to desk duty. As a key
antiterrorist officer in the NYPD's Intelligence Division,
it is Read more...
It is the day before Christmas and Sheriff Walt Longmire
fully and unusually expects it to be a quiet and peaceful
one. With the heavy snow falling, a full Denver Broncos
mug full of coffee and twenty minutes left in his shift,
Walt settles into reading his old and much Read more...
After the joy of one-upping her old, but now despicable
friend, Monica Hargrove, the implications of her smug and
careless triumph over a bonnet began to sink in and the
consequences are dire. With Lord Somerfield, the old Duke,
dying of consumption, her step-brother Augustine would
become the Read more...
The hot sun is scorching London and there is no relief from
the relentless heat. At least not in Alice Quentin's office
at Guy's Hospital as the air conditioning is out. There is
also no relief from the pressures of her work as a
psychologist as cut-backs Read more...
What do Bernie Madoff, Lindsay Lohan, Anthony Weiner, and
Tigers Woods all have in common?
According to Judy Smith, a professional crisis expert, they
all have strong professional strengths which is their good
side; but when taken to an extreme, those same strengths
become a huge liability and the result Read more...
While the hockey players in the NHL get the glory, those
who are Black Aces are in the game's gulag. Back in 1991,
Brad Shade was in the limelight in L.A., but his roommate,
Martin "Whisper" Mars, was the team's Black Ace, one of
those luckless spare Read more...
It is a hot and humid August in 1969 and Police Captain
Carmine Delminco is off on vacation with his wife.
Normally summers would be quiet in the small college town
of Holloman, Connecticut, but new evidence and bodies
reveal that the small police department may have a real
worry Read more...
In her old flannel nightgown and now huddling up in bed in
the late afternoon trying to solve a crossword puzzle, 43
year old single mom, Miranda (Rannie) Bookman just wants to
stay distracted from trying to deal with the challenges in
her life and all the exs. Who is Read more...
Despite being happy that her friend Skylar is excited to be
asked out by Ford, Ariel Holiday, a beautiful blonde
cheerleader at Grove Hill High School, just can't resist a
mean and nasty dig. After all, she had her eye on Ford over
the summer and now he left Read more...
Until that fateful night in the snowstorm, Lydia Brand had
been content to let life be. Although she knew she was
adopted, Lydia knows not to ask any questions about her
past as she loves her parents and doesn't want to hurt them
in any way. She knows mother Read more...
Like a young colt dancing on eggshells, DC Kathleen Doyle
keeps apologizing over and over again. She could not
believe the incredible opportunity she had recently been
given to work with the famous Chief Inspector Michael
Sinclair, Lord Acton. She loves working on homicides and
was thrilled when Acton had Read more...
Feelings were tense in the small village. A public
relations event that Maggie Lauder, a local island
archaeologist, had organized and invited her American
friend, Jean Fairbairn, a journalist connected with Great
Scot now living in Edinburgh to attend, so Jean could write
up the story. Hopefully, it was to Read more...
Ever since I taught myself to read at
age two, I have been an avid reader and
collector of books. I am seldom
without a book in my hand, stacks by my
bedside and more waiting on my Kindle,
so I am very happy to be a book
reviewer for FreshFiction and have been
so since the last century. How can you
tell I love historical fiction? Other
book genres I love are regency
romances, suspense thrillers,
contemporary fiction, more romance
books and anything I can get my hands
on! Having a background in education
and organizational development, I also
love to read kids’ books and YA and
books on business.
I currently live in the National
Capital Region of Canada (aka Ottawa)
where Tinkerbelle, my beautiful Siamese
cat, rules the roost and reminds us
every day of her regal heritage,
especially when she wants treats! As
the saying goes: dogs may have owners,
but cats have staff!