Don’t forget to thank a veteran today… every day. We owe so much to the men and women whose selfless sacrifice keep our nation – and the world – safer and freer than it would be otherwise. I won’t try to name my friends and family who have served or are serving, because the list is long and distinguished. Never forget too that their loved ones sacrifice and serve right along with them.
Also, please take a gander at my previous post and weigh in on photo cards and holiday cards in general. There’s a giveaway if that sweetens the deal…
Move over Theo, sassy Lizzie Crenshaw just became the cozy heroine I’d most like to hang out with, although both of you get yourselves into far more trouble than I need in my life, and both of you have really cool dogs to sweeten the deal. I do enjoy reading about women whose lives are even more chaotic than mine. Since I retired from the fire service, I don’t find dead bodies anymore, nor do I have serial killers lurking around… And if I do, ignorance is bliss!!
You need to know the Lizzie Crenshaw cozies are novellas; they average about 50 pages each. I’m generally not a fan of short stories, but these mini-novels were perfect for a week jam-packed with meetings, an election and the not-subtle transition to Standard time, also known as dark too soon for long walks in the woods. However, Lizzie’s small-town life is pretty hectic, so I think she’d appreciate that I had to squeeze in reading moments on the fly.
Brookdale, Texas reminds me a lot of the small towns (sorry podunk; I know you fancy yourself a college CITY, but you’re a town, and a small, sprawling one at that) I’ve lived in. The local law enforcement head honcho is a Lizzie’s best friend’s brother, and Lizzie’s dysfunctional family’s drama is the fodder that feeds the series… and the town’s gossip. I’m sure Lizzie would appreciate the comment a former supervisor and family friend shared with me the first time I found myself the focus of firehouse gossip; “They’ll mind all your business but they won’t pay your bills.”
Unfortunately, these books are only available electronically right now, but anyone with a computer or smart phone can access Kindle and Nook books, so don’t let that hold you back.
So, which fictitious character(s) would you like to make your new BFF? Or are gMarie and I the only nuts who ponder such things?