"You will never look at Alice in Wonderland the same after reading this."
Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted September 30, 2015
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE is a five author anthology that will
have you looking at ALICE IN WONDERLAND differently
in the future. A short synopsis and review is all the room
available for the separate stories but is really inadequate
in telling readers how very good this group of stories
WONDERMENT IN DEATH by J.D. Robb takes Lt. Eve Dallas
into what should be a simple murder/suicide but in this
case it involves friends of Dr. Louise Dimatto and Charles
Monroe's who doesn't believe it. So trusting her friends'
instincts, Eve starts an investigation that threatens to
send them all DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE.
As always, anything from J.D. Robb is fantastic. This one
is filled with humor from her partner, husband and bullpen,
a good hit of romance and a very good bit of sleuthing to
ferret out the bad guys.
ALICE AND THE EARL IN WONDERLAND by Mary Blayney takes us
from the past and into the future to help a couple believe in love. Her parents
caused a horrible scandal so Alice Kemp believes she will only embarrass
Weston as he struggles with his inheritance. It isn't until they are propelled
from London of 1806 to London of 2006 that they
see a truly shocking world. Can they go back and be strong
enough to withstand the old propriety and be happy?
This is a time travel and if you look at the world from
their point of view it has to be a monstrous shock to their
sensibilities. Cute story that gives the couple a HEA that
ILOVE by Elaine Fox gives us Macy who has had enough of
her boyfriend constantly texting while with her and she
decides to end it. But she really doesn't mean it and can't
understand why he doesn't call her back. Then this icon
keeps appearing on her phone called "iLove." As she and
a friend play with it, she realizes what she had was
really good and she missed him.
This was an interesting storyline. I totally understand
Macy's feelings about Jeremy's cell phone addiction as it
is something we see all the time. I did have a problem with
poor Jeremy spending most of the story learning how
horrible of a person he is - and he really wasn't. He just
needed to look beyond himself. They did come around and get
the HEA in a cute ,very public fashion that would make a
great movie scene.
A TRUE HEART by Mary Kay McComas takes us into a costume
shop and leads Elsie into a world that shows her life
troubles one costume at a time.
This was my least favorite story. It was just too confusing
as each time she tried on a costume there would be
flashbacks, or sometimes conversations she had, and other
times her friends talking about her. It is an interesting
look at a woman working to accept and love herself after a
FALLEN by R. C. Ryan finds Bethany Campbell traveling to
Scotland to broker a land sale, but while making her way to
the castle she falls and is transported into the past - and
into the life of Laird Colin. Despite the danger and
intrigue, Bethany discovers a depth of love once thought
impossible. Should she stay in the past?
I don't normally like the hitting the head and finding
oneself in the past books but this one was equally fairy
tale and time travel. The characters were interesting.
The world she wakes in is filled with magical beings. I
thought Bethany and Colin were both likeable, and I confess I
love anything to do with Highlanders. Good story with an
Some of your favorite New York
Times bestselling authors present five all-new
stories told through the looking glass—including a new Eve
You’re late for a very
Enter a wonderland of
mesmerizing tales. It’s a place that’s neither here nor
there, where things are never quite as they seem. Inspired
by Lewis Carroll’s whimsical masterpiece, ranging from the
impossible to the mad to the curiouser, these stories will
have you absolutely off your head.
afraid to follow them…
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