And, then she returned!

Posted Thursday, 4 April, 2013 by jorielov , , , , 0 Comments

Parajunkee DesignsFull Disclosure by Dee Henderson
Published By: Bethany House Publishers,
October 2012.
Page Count: 480

Acquired Book By: Winning a contest adverted through “Shelf Awareness for Readers” bi-weekly newsletter, October 2012. I received the complimentary copy of the book direct from the publisher {Bethany House Publishers} without obligation to post a review. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts herein.

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Inspired to Share: When I realised that this is on the level of a wicked sweet indie film or regularly airing series that engulfs your full attention and doesn’t quite let go when the end of the reel concludes! Ever since I saw the cover art, I was especially keen to know a bit more about the ‘characters’ as seen slightly in and out of frame. Unless I am gravely mistaken, I believe the actors who were photographed also appear in this lovely book trailer!

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I wasn’t sure what I was going to expect whilst I pulled up this book trailer, as I am a bit new to the phenom around them,… I must say, I wasn’t expecting a full-fledged jolting into a snapshot of name your favourite mystery or police procedural series on air that pulls you into the heart of an agent’s quest to get to the heart of the investigation! Whoa! I was most impressed by the publishers’ ability to turn a ‘book trailer’ into a must-see trailer that feels and looks more like a mini-film or television episode! They whet your thirst for what this book could be if it were taken out of the context of the book and properly situated into a motion picture!

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Full Disclosure by Bethany House Publishers

{Bit of a Spoiler Alert}
And, then the puzzle dissolves and the full picture emerges into focus: I sort of struggled to get into the pace of the novel, not because of how it was laid out to form, but because I was still shaking off the memory of Nana and I reading the “O’Malleys” together! I knew she would have been absolutely thrilled to have the ‘next installment’ in this particular series, as we had long talks about the characters and how the series was stitching together. The very premise was what drew each of us into the storyline,… which why by page 80, my heart, my spirit, and my being “relaxed into Full Disclosure”,… it was the ‘disclosure’ behind “Full Disclosure” that allowed me a moment of paused relief! I am not even certain why I felt I could enjoy the story a bit more at this junction rather than full-on when the opening sequence began,… yet. I think it has to do with new beginnings and closures,.. the human heart and mind is a quirky thing to understand at times, but on page 80, I smiled knowingly that Nana was with me, rather than absent. Which brings me back to when I first learnt I had won this novel,… all I could feel inside was her  presence guiding over me, and sending me a nod and a wink from Heaven. This was our series afterall, the one we read and spoke about together, and the one we felt museful about where future stories could take us! And, all of this fused together in my mind on page 80, when it’s first revealed at the writer behind the O’Malley’s is Ann Silver, a special kind of cop who investigates homicides with connections that would draw a pause and a hitch to anyone who first hears her friends’ names!The direct inclination is that she wrote the O’Malleys and the Uncommon Heroes series as a note of gratitude to her cherished and close friends who make her world livable and special. As those pieces start to unravel, you get to *see!* the characters step out of the veil of the previous novels and see their ‘true’ counterparts step forward through the world of “Full Disclosure”. In this way, I think Ms. Henderson created something quite special for her readers,… its an unexpected twist that warms your heart and wishes you hadn’t packed up most of your personal library during storm season 2004! Oy.

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Posted Thursday, 4 April, 2013 by jorielov in Balance of Faith whilst Living, Book Trailer, Crime Fiction, Death, Sorrow, and Loss, Inspirational Fiction & Non-Fiction, Light vs Dark, Romantic Suspense, Scribd, Specialised Crime Investigator

Jorie Loves A Story, An Introduction!

Posted Sunday, 31 March, 2013 by jorielov 6 Comments

Jorie Loves A Story

Jorie Loves A Story, is a blog that was inspired into creation due to a reader’s love and passion for the written word. She reads bookish industry newsfeeds, keeps a pertinent eye on newly published authors, is readily eager to book travel to independent book shoppes, athenaeum libraries, historical landmarks of literary interest, and book festivals, conventions, or symposiums; absorbs herself into the written word, cherishing each book she comes across that has the ability to transport herself into another time, place, and world. This is her journey, as she uncovers one book at a time that leaves her musefully happy for the discovery.

In order to best expound on what I am referencing above,… I need to first articulate the fact that I am very much a girl whose always been curious about books! Inasmuch, as the book trade itself! Everything tends to excite me, from the cover art layouts to the words that writers use to engage their readers into their narrative prose. Even the style of typography, differences in bindings, texture of paper, and the hearty girth of the book itself intrigues me readily!

I am a traditional reader, in the sense, that despite the technologic shift into digital reading platforms, I am a girl who harkens back to the age of hardback and trade paperback editions! I love the excitement of finding the small edition hardbacks at used book shoppes that were all the rage two centuries ago! Portable, compact, and delicately published whereupon each page turn made you want to hold your breath as your fingers move the text forward!

I tend to move like a dancer through genres, as what motivates me is the inertia of magnetism that draws my eye, heart, and mind into a particular setting, time period, locale, and character sketching… that vortex of suspension in-between first finding a book that whets your fancy and drinking in the words that will either leave you blissfully entranced or ruminative about where the writer was intending to take you.

Not every book I consume will be featured on Jorie Loves A Story, as I am hand selecting each book that settles itself into my mind’s eye whereupon it fixated itself and has become a part of me. Rendering a new chapter of my collective memory, a story by which has etched itself a remnant piece of my journey as I continue to make an onwards advance towards my next literary find. The books featured here are the ones that left me with a hitching in my chest, a murmuring in my soul, and a thankfulness in my heart. Books like these are to become the cherished friends that sit upon a bookshelf ready for a second conversation and visit.

I have no compass point to guide me, as I wander and find that internal spark of light igniting inside me the flutterment of bliss, as I am about to partake in an adventure filling the shoes of someone not yet known, but will be fully acquainted with in the end.

Each of my posts will contain the merits of expansion on three keynotes that I think are in accord with how I absorb what I read. I will start by expressing what first inspired me to pick up the book and led me to want to read it. Shifting into my opinions and observations thereafter, and concluding with what I took away overall.

And, yet,… this is only half of the story of which will be featured on this blog! By extension of the obvious observations of books I will be reading, I will regularly be making enquiries into each element of interconnection that crosses my mind to encompass the literary world. The essence of what I share is not only to engage my readers in my literary wanderlust, but to readily engage myself into bookish culture of which I am continuously on a quest to discover! An element of mystery to lend you a bobblement of surprise upon each visit!

I am a girl named Jorie who loves a story!
I am a bookish library girl on a quest for literary enlightenment!
I am predominately self-taught and library educated!
I am Mademoiselle Jorie!
Thank you for joining me on this journey!

Jorie Loves A Story

{SOURCE: Jorie Loves A Story blog banner and badge created by Ravven exclusively for Jorie Loves A Story, Autumn 2013. Added to this post on 14 January 2014.}

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