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“Another of the J. D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Patricia Gaffney, Ruth Ryan Langan, Mary Kay McComas anthologies, several of the short stories continuing with characters or concepts from their previous anthologies. As a J. D. Robb fan, I especially read The Unquiet for her contribution. It was not her best effort but that was balanced out with the fact that I enjoyed several of the other short stories which is new for me.”Lee B. wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I picked this book up because there was something in it by J.D. Robb. I found that I had already read that particular book and I had never read any of the three remaining authors. Two of the stories,Dear One by Patricia Gaffney and His Brothers Keeper by Mary Kay McComas were very good. The other two were just okay. They weren't the type of story that catches my interest. ”Carol wrote this review Wednesday, October 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Four books here. Read three. Waiting to read Choas in Death by J.D. Robb until I read that whole series. Enjoyed the three books.”Patticheesecake wrote this review Saturday, August 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“creeepy”Raeve wrote this review Monday, April 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Five stories by well known romance authors with a dash of the supernatural:
Chaos in Death by J. D. Robb
Three recovering addicts are brutally murdered and posed against the wall of their squat. One is missing an eye, one an ear and the other - you guessed it - their tongue. The disturbing thing is the killer was seen and also captured on a surveilance camera. Lt. Eve Dallas can't believe her eyes when she view the camera footage. The murderer is a capering, gleeful, dancing monster. Eve begins to put the case together and discovers a close held secret in the process.
Her Geatest Treasure by Mary Blayney
A shopkeeper has only an ordinary coin given to her by her late husband, a business in debt and a group of people who are owed money as inheritance. When she runs into a mysterious stranger on the dark streets while going to visit her sister-in-law her life begins to take a turn toward the better. But the coin? Why did her husband insist it was valuable?
Dear One by Patricia Gaffney
A young woman about to lose her house opens up a psychic hot line and befriends a lonely older man who lives in senior housing. His son finds out and confronts her, tring to get her to stop taking his father's money. From this point on events take a strange turn.
The Unforgiven by Ruth Ryan Langan
A young widow goes to Ireland to check out the only thing her dead husband left her, in addition to no money, a betrayal and a broken heart. She finds the family estate - a Scottish Manor House - in very neglected circumstances. She also finds a ghost who wants her out of his house and does everything in his power to get her to leave.
His Brother's Keeper by Mary Kay McComas
A divorced author and illustrator of children's stories. Takes time off to escape the vivid dreams she has begun to have. When she arrives at the property of a wealthy couple vacationing in Europe, who have graciously let her stay at their vacation home, she finds the dreams becoming more vivid and disturbing. Then she meets the owner of the adjoining property and events begin to take a strange turn.
These short stories are enjoyable for fans of the romantic, paranormal type of reading.”
“Excellent JD Robb story following New York to Dallas, and hinting at the story to be told in Celebrity In Death. The other three stories are paranormal romance, and while the authors are top in their genre, are simply too lightweight a storyline to keep up with Eve and Roarke.”sassy wrote this review Sunday, February 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I don't like the short stories as much ... the mystery was solved too quickly IMO.”Bookworm's Spawn wrote this review Sunday, February 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an enjoyable anthology of five novellas that had a romantic twist and a touch of the paranormal.”Judy wrote this review Saturday, January 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A nice collection of stories. JD Robb's is undeniable the strongest but fans of hers and of series like this, will enjoy it. ”Elisha D wrote this review Saturday, December 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best was Dear One by Patricia Gaffney. I loved Oliver pretending to be Shorty the cowboy, and Molly's alter egos were amusing and touching. The worst was Her Greatest Treasure by Mary Blayney. I didn't like Lydia, Chase, or the lame wish necklace. ”Kathy B wrote this review Monday, November 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No