I recently read Gemini Moon by Maria Grazia Swan. This is the second book I have read by this author and she didn’t disappoint me. Who doesn’t love an Italian? We writers occasionally, or more than occasionally, get our ideas from real events in our life or things that pass by us in the news. This book is no exception.
I gave it five stars. It kept me reading late into the night because it had so many twists and turns I was intrigued. I thought I had it figured out and then bam, it had a surprise. I was suspicious of everyone, even the handsome detective. Was I right to be suspicious? Recently, someone, I thought I knew in my own life threw all their friends for a loop. This book also kept me suspicious of the main characters friends. Did she really know them? And don’t we always worry about our children no matter how old? Lella York is no different. An Italian in Southern California with a missing friend, a handsome detective and a secretive son. What more could you ask for?
When her eyes were finally opened to the truth, she couldn’t recognize her own life…
Italian-born Lella York is trying to figure out who she is. Her husband has died. Her son is grown and gone to chase fame and fortune in the movie business. And now, her best friend is missing. Upon returning to Southern California, Lella is shocked to learn the mysterious circumstances of Ruby’s disappearance as well as the death of Ruby’s husband. And Lella’s son is the prime suspect. It doesn’t help that he is driving around in the dead man’s Ferrari.
Caught in the middle of it all, Lella stumbles across the perfect topper–namely, a sexy police detective who keeps secrets from her while he’s setting her pants on fire. Nothing like a little romance to distract a girl while she’s trying to locate a missing person, solve a possible homicide, get her son out of jail and stay two steps ahead of the firing line.
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I am a rambler. That means I am a talker and I flip from one subject to another. Occasionally I write that way too. I can’t make my blog about any one subject, there are too many things to say. I am an author of the Fuchsia, Minnesota and Brilliant Minnesota Cozy Mystery Series with Cozy Cat Press. The first book in the series, Granny Hooks a Crook, is available now Kindle price always .99. Along with that, I write a column called Something About Nothing. Again, I do, what I do best, write about nothing. I also feel that as a Grandmother, yes I am old, I want my grandkids to know who Grandma used to be so I also created the Granny Is In Trouble Series. My books in the series “Whatchamacallit? Thingamajig? and Snicklefritz is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Life is great, it needs to be lived. There is a child we keep hidden in all of us in our adult life. We need to let the child out once in awhile. We can learn so much from children. Watch their awe when they first discover the world. If we can recapture that, we can recapture the wonder of life.