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Friday’s Fiction

The Color of Justice by Ace Collins

Cooper “Coop” Lindsay left Justice, Mississippi for school and married while he was away. In the 1960’s, he returned to Justice with his family and opened a law office.  After being back for three months, he figured something out. “The first was something he liked; Justice was the same quaint town he remembered from his youth. The second was something he hated; Justice was still the same quaint town he remembered from his youth.”

During the 1960’s Justice, Mississippi, had not even begun to come to terms with civil rights. Near a young murdered white girl was a knife with a black man’s name engraved on it. No one asked questions and there was no investigation before arresting the man for murder.

Hattie Ross visited Coop to request his help in representing her nephew, the accused, when his court date came up. Coop, wanting to see justice done, agreed to represent Hattie’s nephew. Consequently, he set a ball rolling where no one expected.

Terrifying threats to Coop’s family prompted him, for their own safety, to send them to visit other relatives.

Then after the trial Coop and Hattie’s nephew disappeared without a trace.

Years later in 2014, a visitor arrived in Justice, Mississippi. The first question he was asked was, “Are you here about the murder?” Thus was Clark Cooper “Coop” Lindsay, grandson of the still missing Coop Lindsay, introduced to Justice.

Before Coop had a chance to settle in and begin finding answers to his grandfather’s disappearance, Michael Maltose “owner of the town” accosted him. His son, unjustly accused of murdering a young black man, needed someone to represent him.

Coop finally relented and set off a chain of events no one could predict, one where past and future collide like a runaway train collision.

In addition to being the title of the book, The Color of Justice is also a play on words. (I love book titles with double meanings!)

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lawyer building

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Monday Mention

The e-book of THE PREACHER’S DAUGHTER, by Beverly Lewis, first in the Annie’s People series, is free through the end of the month!

The link is 

I have had several people ask me about Amish fiction. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors for Amish fiction.

The Preacher's Daughter

If you are interested, I have a review of one of her books, The River, here:             

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Wednesday’s Words

Pondering what I should be, or not,

Perplexing, twisting, fighting a lot.

Staring out and all around,

Sometimes staring from the ground.

My eyes happen to see,

A remnant from a giant tree.

The depth of love I can’t explain,

But my mind returns to it again and again.

On a cross between two truly guilty men

Your heart crying out for release but then,

Your work was finished, our lives to enjoy

With freedom from Satan’s ploy.




Monday Morning Misery

OK, so I had a virus (or something) that kicked me hard. I lost everything I had eaten one day then just slept for two days. I mean slept, nothing to eat, barely drank anything and slept. Did I mention I slept?

It is really strange I lost two days. Imagine my shock when I looked at the calendar. I kept thinking I had to be wrong but alas, I wasn’t.

I can’t explain the feeling . . .

Now, I slowly get back to life.




Tuesday Tutorial

The Handbag Workshop:  Design and Sew the Perfect Bag by Anna M. Mazur is a great book for anyone wanting to create a special look or to design a distinctive style of their own.

The book breaks down all aspects of creating your own handbag, from anatomy of the handbag to techniques and supplies. Some chapters are devoted to each level of expertise-beginner, intermediate and advanced.  There are also patterns for leather and suede; these could be adapted to fashion cloth bags. The author even includes patterns, resources and metric conversions. Handbag Workshop has many illustrations, along with projects to assist the seamstress.

Handbag Workshop is a skillfully crafted book, one you will frequently refer to when fashioning your own handbag.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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Saturday Silly

I found some cute kids sayings having to do with parents, dating, marriage and just life in general. Today’s silly is about Mom and Dad meeting.

How Did Your Mom and Dad Meet?

“My father was doing some strange chores for my mother. They won’t tell me what kind.” -Jeremy, eight years old

“They were at a dance party at a friend’s house. Then they went for a drive, but their car broke down…It was a good thing, because it gave them a chance to find out about their values.” -Lottie, nine years old

Cleaning guy


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