5 stars for “Nomad’s Premonition” by Georges Benay–a fast paced mystery, thriller.

The Nomads Premonition by Georges Benay, is a fast-paced mystery thriller, centered around the world of international banking and trading. When I checked the authors bio, I discovered he is an author from Toronto, Canada, who has spent much of his working life in the field of International Banking.

I enjoyed the book immensely. The plot is exciting and fast paced, but I also learned interesting things about Turkey and Istanbul and the Cappadocia region. (I was so intrigued that I looked some of the places up online to check for veracity.) I appreciated his insight into the way the old world and the new generations live and thrive in unison.

The main protagonist, Eric Martin, is wonderfully flawed, and yet admirably tenacious. Some of the scenes in this book are frightening and brutal. Martin is not portrayed as a super hero who can deflect bullets and escape at every turn. He is very human. He gets hurt, he gets beaten senseless, he has scraped knuckles, cuts and bruises. He fights to get back up and heal, and then he is on the trail of his enemies again.

Other scenes are hilarious—I laughed out loud when he stole a truck and chased the bad guys down the road and through a street market. The scene was so descriptive, I could virtually see things flying and people fleeing.

Every time I though he couldn’t survive, something unexpected would intervene. The ending wasn’t typical, but it was satisfactory.

I have discovered that Benay has written a book prior to Nomads Premonition—I have already decided to read it.

I highly recommend this exciting read.

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5 stars for “The Sheriff’s Woman” by Jackie Weger. I enjoyed this book so much that I read it twice!

I don’t remember how I came across this book. It is the first one that I have read by Jackie Weger. The cover attracted me—and the blurb reached out to me as if to say “This is your kind of book”—and OMG, it definitely was!! I LOVED it. I also liked the “A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR” at the end of the story—I have never read a “Bio” quite like it before. It was so honest, self-depreciating, and humorous—I thought to myself, this is a woman after my own heart!

The Sheriff’s Woman is a story of second chances. Rachel Cameron has been dealt a difficult hand. Her husband committed suicide while incarcerated in the county jail for theft. He left her and their three children (Peter, Caroline, and Sara) to deal with the fallout. Rachel flounders in grief, guilt, and anger. When gossips start talking in the small town of Hickory Grove, she packs up her kids and moves to her family’s dilapidated old homestead. They leave behind the normal amenities that they had enjoyed—like TV-, but she wants to protect them from the painful talk.

She needs to blame someone for Clive Cameron’s death. Sheriff Garrett Stark had imprisoned him and left him in his cell when he declined to join the other prisoners while they ate, so Stark became her target.

While Garrett Stark knows he isn’t responsible for Clive’s death, he is concerned about Rachel and her family’s welfare. He reaches out to help her, but Rachel holds fast to her resentment and anger. Garrett feels more than concern for Rachel, but she fights him at every turn.

Jackie Weger weaves a delightful tale of love, pain, anger, humor and a town that stands up for its own. Throw in a son who knows he is too young to be “the man of the house,” a daughter who is a snit, a kitten, some feral dogs and a couple of polar-opposite mother-in-laws; for me, it was a winner. I enjoyed it so much that I did something I seldom ever do—I read this book twice.

I had no idea who Jackie Weger was, until I decided to see if she had more books to her credit. I was amazed to see how many—and impressed by all the positive reviews. I purchased two more that appealed to me, and I am looking forward to reading them. I am delighted to have discovered her work.

I highly recommend The Sheriff’s Woman and Jackie Weger’s writing.

The Sheriff’s Woman can be purchased at Amazon.com by clicking here