Articles for the Month of November 2017

Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar by Pamela Gossiaux

 

Romance, mystery, and adventure, this book has it all!

Self-preservation is natural when one is hurting, and Abigail Chartwell is doing just this when we meet her at the beginning of this unforgettable story. Widowed young, she believes she will not love again, tortured by her past and fighting her own demons, she has hidden for six years behind her wedding ring and thick glasses. Romance is the last thing she wants, or needs. Her work in the ancient maps and documents department of the university enables her to escape from the world, there she can enjoy the quietness and sanctity of her surroundings, and her church and the friends she has there are her family.

Then there is Tony, a handsome, dashing guy, fond of quoting Shakespeare, wooing the ladies, and an accomplished cat burglar. However, he has a secret, he is a man on a mission. Hidden in his families past is a legend about a lost painting, said to be painted by the great Antonio Russo, he has promised his grandmother that he will find it for her, he’s tantalisingly close, but he just needs to get one more clue…

It is his search for the clue which leads to him to drop in at the library, and there he encounters the beautiful Abigail. The accidental meeting is destined to change their lives forever. As the story unfolds they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other, her intrigued by his story and mystique, he by an overwhelming urge to love and protect her.

But does the painting he is so desperately searching for even exist, and what does the future hold for Tony and Abigail?

I couldn’t wait to read this exciting new release from Pamela Gossiaux because I really enjoyed her last book ‘Good Enough.’ Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar is a lovely story and I highly recommend it, it has everything you could wish for, mystery, suspense, romance and a great adventure. I just couldn’t put it down!

About the Author:

Pamela Gossiaux is an inspirational speaker, writing instructor, and the author of the light-hearted romance Good Enough. Her other books include Why Is There a Lemon in My Fruit Salad? and A Kid at Heart. She loves reading, libraries, and cats, and lives with her family near a university town that is very much like Abigail’s. Visit her website at PamelaGossiaux.com.

 

 

 

About the Book:

Abigail Chartwell, university librarian of ancient maps and documents, gave up on love the icy winter night that she lost her husband. For the past six years, Abigail has been hiding behind thick glasses and the wedding ring he gave her. She had her one true love, and lost him. She isn’t about to experience that hurt again.

But then sizzling hot Tony the Cat Burglar drops into her life on a rope from the library skylight one night, when he comes to steal one of her maps—a map he claims can lead him to the “lost painting” of famous Italian artist Antonio Russo. Quoting Shakespeare, clad in black spandex, and armed with his charming smile, Tony and his story are hard to resist. Intrigued, Abigail gets caught up in the hunt, not realizing that the thief’s real target may be her heart!

Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar is available from: 

Amazon in Paperback:  https://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Chartwell-Burglar-Pamela-Gossiaux/dp/0997638753/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1510733773&sr=1-1 

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Chartwell-Burglar-Pamela-Gossiaux-ebook/dp/B075WYD443/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1510733773&sr=1-1 

Barnes & Noble in Paperback https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mrs-chartwell-and-the-cat-burglar-pamela-kay-gossiaux/1127167923?ean=9780997638752 

and as a NOOK Book https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mrs-chartwell-and-the-cat-burglar-pamela-kay-gossiaux/1127167923?ean=2940159001047 

Kobo Books https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mrs-chartwell-and-the-cat-burglar 

iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mrs-chartwell-and-the-cat-burglar/id1293209548?mt=11

 

The Bootstrap Ultimatum by Avraham Azrieli

 

The sacrifices US veterans made should never be forgotten…

Memorial Day has become a travesty for thousands of Americans, the greedy word of commerce has taken it over. As with many other holiday days, it is used as another excuse for companies to make huge profits running special ‘Memorial Day Weekend’ sales, selling things people really don’t need, to people who just can’t resist going shopping, and then coming home with a bargain!

Not surprisingly US veterans, and the families of those who have lost their lives fighting for their country feel resentful. Many veterans are every day tragically suffering silently, terribly maimed and traumatised by war, often forgotten, or refused help by the authorities. However, this year is going to be different, as one person, an ex-Air Force Veteran has decided to do something about it! What’s more, the veteran has a powerful ally, modern technology, and aims to use all its considerable power to reap revenge on the world of commerce!

This exciting political thriller begins with Ben Teller, investigative reporter for NewZonLine Media and his girlfriend Keera popping into his father’s grave to pay their respects. They are just about to head off for a weekend away. Then Ben receives a text from Ray, his boss, asking if he can take a job on. There is trouble expected at Out-Mart. It’s on their way, so Ben decides to cover the story, and on arrival discovers a riot in progress. Someone has emailed all the Out-Mart customers an ‘Everything $1 on Memorial Day Weekend’ coupon!

This is just the beginning! Soon more coupons begin arriving in inboxes, and the troubles quickly escalate. We join Ben as he frantically tries to find the perpetrator, fitting the pieces of the puzzle together, only to discover to his dismay that a vital piece is missing. With time running out and disaster looming on the horizon will Ben manage to find the final piece, discover who the culprit is, and apprehend, them before it is too late?

I really enjoyed reading this exciting suspense mystery which has plenty of twists and turns, and a storyline which kept me riveted until the very end.

About the Author:

Avraham Azrieli’s novel Deborah Rising (Harper Collins, 2016) won the 2017 Illumination Book Awards – Gold Medal for Fiction. It portrays the dramatic rise of the first woman to lead a nation in recorded human history. A graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City, Azrieli tried many complex court cases before his first novel, The Masada Complex (a political thriller) was published in 2010. A full-time author since then, his other books include the Israeli spy novels The Jerusalem Inception and The Jerusalem Assassin, as well as Christmas for Joshua (a family drama dealing with interfaith conflicts), The Mormon Candidate (a political thriller), Thump (a courtroom drama featuring sexual harassment and racism) and The Bootstrap Ultimatum (a mystery involving the commercialization of Memorial Day). He also authored Your Lawyer on a Short Leash (a guide to dealing with lawyers) and One Step Ahead – A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler’s Claws (a WWII biography, which inspired the musical By Wheel and by Wing). Azrieli grew up in Israel, where he received extensive Talmudic education, served as an intelligence officer and, after attending law school, clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Residing primarily in the United States since 1990, he currently lives near Washington DC with his wife and children. To learn more, visit www.AzrieliBooks.com

 

About the Book:

Investigative reporter Ben Teller pursues a disgruntled Air Force veteran, who is determined to punish America for the commercialization of Memorial Day. Their conflict straddles the fine line separating right from wrong and turns into a fierce match between cutting-edge technology and human resilience. The unraveling series of dramatic events lead up to a climactic confrontation at the Gettysburg National Battlefield.

The Bootstrap Utimatum is available from:

Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Bootstrap-Ultimatum-Avraham-Azrieli/dp/1499717482/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1510678418&sr=1-7

Kindle https://www.amazon.com/Bootstrap-Ultimatum-Teller-Thriller-Book-ebook/dp/B00MT2YEGI/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1510678418&sr=1-7

Audiobook https://www.amazon.com/The-Bootstrap-Ultimatum/dp/B00OI1DWWA/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1510678418&sr=1-7

Barnes & Noble in Paperback https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bootstrap-ultimatum-avraham-azrieli/1120032300?ean=9781499717488

Nook Book https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bootstrap-ultimatum-avraham-azrieli/1120032300?ean=2940046504255

Kobo Books https://www.kobo.com/fr/en/ebook/the-bootstrap-ultimatum-a-novel

iTunes as a book https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-bootstrap-ultimatum/id956914856?mt=11

and as an Audiobook https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/the-bootstrap-ultimatum-unabridged/id929793694