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A novella and two short stories, not especially juvenile. The title tale is a really sweet romance. No longer so young woman's lost love returns and their happiness is threatened by her selfish father.
05/15/2012
Willful young heiress falls in love with young man in portrait. He's imprisoned on a devil's island for murder. There is plenty of action and suspense, and it's well written. You could figure out the ending pretty early on, but instead just sit back and enjoy.
05/09/2012
Dunce of an amateur detective poses as heiress' fiance. She thinks someone else is posing as her, fooling her friends and her banker. Interesting idea. Would have been shorter if he had been smarter.

Spoiler alert: do no read earlier review of this book.
05/08/2012
Charming, dream-like ghost tale, with an O'Henry-ish ending. (Considering the message and who delivers it.) Set in Paris with nice local color.
05/08/2012
Reports from the casebook of a ghost-debunker. He explains why the things that go bump in the night have reasonable explanations. Interesting but not a lot of fun. Like Watson telling us everyone died of natural causes.
05/07/2012
Slight, but clever and entertaining. Diana reads palms, IDs finger prints and solves crimes at a weekend house party. Clever, Di!
05/07/2012
Opening this book is like dipping into a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. Fourteen little stories, some romances and some ghost stories. Take a bite.
05/07/2012
This is just terrible. How can you respect a private detective who kisses his old girlfriend's picture. (She jilted him.) And who feels faint whenever he sees his new love. Yuck. Whole lot of swooning going on. And more talking about it. This is a mystery not a Harlequin romance.
05/04/2012
A sweet young thing tries on 500-year-old boots made by a vengeful sorceress and gets more than sore toes. (Cue Nancy Sinatra singing "These boots were made for walking") However, it's a VERY short story and over way too soon. Enjoy it for what it is. But imagine it in the hands of Stephen King.



04/25/2012
Everyone is wearing scads of jewels - emeralds, diamonds, pearls - and there's a thief using the fog as a cover to score big, big, big. What's a girl to do if she thinks she recognizes the thief's voice? When it's attached to a very attractive young man? Jolly good fun!
04/25/2012
Jennifer Faulk - A Love Story Full of Sunshine and Rain
FEATURED AUTHOR - Jenn Faulk is a native Texan who enjoys reading and writing chick lit. She’s a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom, and a marathon enthusiast who loves talking about Jesus and what a difference He’s made in her life. She has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and a MA in Missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Meant to Be.