I could identify with Sarah's emotions as she talks about growing up even though I grew up in the city while she was in farm country and there is over 30 years between us. She had a hard life but survived and succeeded by choosing not to follow her family's cycle. She is between two worlds but can handle both. She tells the truth and I felt bad for her but rooted for her to break the cycle of poverty. I was glad to see her make it.
I love this series. Kiki and Reagan crack me up as they go out and about solving murders. This time Reagan must find the killer of the man running against her mother for alderman. If she cannot solve it, mama is going up for it. I love how Reagan manages to upset everyone. She leaves Boone befuddled. She is not going to listen to Boone to keep her nose out of it but she knows the cop sent from Atlanta to handle the case is not going to look further than her mom so she does what she must. I have so much fun watching Reagan and Kiki get into trouble and managing to survive.
Farcical play with a doctor who helps women with hysteria. He does not want his wife meeting his patients but she is in the thick of things as she meets his patients and their families. Everyone misunderstands what others are saying leading to some comical scenes. I enjoyed this play. It was fun and a quick read.
Tara was raised on an isolated farm in Idaho. There she was homeschooled on occasion by her mother. Her dad has issues and was working on living off the grid. He supported the family by scrapping and building contracting. Her mother was a midwife and essential oil/homeopathy healer. When Tara was 16 she decided she wanted to go to school. She was able to go to BYU but there were many gaps in her education that needed to be filled. She was fortunate that in her second-year roommates she found that help. She then went on to Cambridge and Harvard.
This book was a fascinating read, like watching a train wreak--you know you should not look but it is impossible to look away. How Tara and her siblings were raised was horrific. That none died is a miracle. I am glad that Tara and some of her siblings got out and found lives in the outside world. Their dad had mental illness and their mother had a traumatic brain injury. They should not have been raising these kids. I loved when her brother Tyler spoke up in support of Tara when she would not come back into the fold and her parents spread lies about her. I am glad that Tara, Tyler, Richard, and Tony supported each other. They were the ones who got out. The others who stayed had issues and I am afraid some of the problems will continue to go down to the next generations.
I am glad I read this but it is tough as she talks about what they went through physically and mentally. I applaud them. I congratulate them on making it.
Now knowing who the prince is, Cal and his band must find him before the others do. Stashing the kid in a safe place, Dredge tries to make a deal with Dorn but realizes Cal is the better option. Both sides find the prince and battle for him.
This was a good read. Cal has a lot of secrets he is hiding from Cat and, unfortunately, they are exposed. Cat becomes a pawn between the two groups. Betrayal rears its ugly head. Lives will change but how. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Cannot wait to read the next book.