Friday, April 19, 2013

Faith Readers Group Review and Sugar Cream Pie!


I haven't posted a group review in awhile. Not because we've hated the books, just…I don't know. Point is, we're here today.

In March we read, Poison by Jordyn Redwood. She wrote a really cool post on poisons, and I admit that I never want to be on her bad side, as she knows way to many creepy ways to kill me. :) You can read it HERE!

We met in the café with coffee and Jan Kerley's fabulous sugar cream pie. Now ya'll say that real southern like. It was bite after bite of deliciousness and it went super well with the fudge pie Gayle Adams brought. We chatted about life, the book and then we Skyped with the fabulous, Jordyn Redwood.

She was super nice and answered all of our questions. She even shared some real life experiences that inspired some of her suspenseful and medical scenes. We all enjoyed that. And she was ready with some fun questions of her own! What was our favorite scene? What scene would we like to erase from the book? Which characters did we like most and why?
It was so good, I didn't think to
take a photo till it was half gone!
Sugah Creem Pah!
Like a Snicker Doodle topping over
a vanilla-like custard center.

It was thirty minutes of laughs and fun. We wish Jordyn could have had some of that pie--we even discussed it with her!

So here are some things the ladies had to say: (I don't think there are any SPOILERS!)

"I loved the book! It kept me up reading all night."

"I felt like creepy crawlies were on me while I slept!"

"I liked seeing some of the characters from her first book show up in the story, but I felt like if I hadn't read the first book, I'd still be okay."

"I had to skim a lot of it because I have a terrible fear of spiders. If it wasn't a book club read, I may have put it down just for that reason."

"I thought everything was resolved but one thing and I'd like to know who caused that problem." (I adapted this statement to keep spoilers out.)

RATING:
Out of 5 stars.
5 stars

Visit Jordyn at her
website
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Five years ago, Keelyn Blake's armed, mentally ill stepfather took her family hostage in their house in rural Colorado. She and her half-sister Raven made it out alive, but others did not. Authorities blamed the father's frequent hallucinations about a being named Lucent, but in the end, even the best of the FBI's hostage negotiators failed to overcome the man's delusions and end the standoff peacefully.

Now, Lucent is back, and he's no hallucination. In fact, he is a very real person with dangerous motives. He has kidnapped Raven's daughter, and--Keelyn worries--maybe has hurt Raven as well. Though she is estranged from her sister, Keelyn feels the immediate need to find Raven and save what family she has left. But when others who were involved in that fateful day start dying, some by mysterious circumstances, Keelyn wonders if she can emerge unscathed a second time.


Let's go out on Friday all creepy-like! Since Jordyn's book had poison and guns... Would you rather die by a poison or a gunshot wound?  I know I said creepy! Just answer it!

*I say gunshot. I'd bleed out faster and maybe even go unconscious. I don't want to writhe in pain due to some kind of poison messing with my nervous system.

5 comments:

  1. I hate to answer this question, but probably gunshot. Like you said, much faster!

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  2. I'm not answering that!! What if someone reads my reply and uses it against me? I know, fiction mind coming to haunt me here.

    However, I will say that I cannot wait to read Poison. I read Proof when it first came out and Poison has been on my "Have to read" list. :)

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  3. Ha--what a deliciously morbid question! Hm. I think there are some poisons that act pretty quickly, maybe like you're going to sleep? Or maybe I'm just dreaming that up. How about poison...in SUGAR CREAM PIE (which sounds delish, ya'll). I've often wondered about death by drowning, which is totally off-topic and that just shows you what kind of a gal I am. HA. Love Jorydn's books. And Jordyn. Totally cool writer.

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  4. Ummm...if it's death by chocolate poisoning overdose then I'll take that I guess:)

    You crack me up. And I loved Jordyn's book!

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  5. I'm just gonna focus on the sugar cream pie. :) That sounds SO yummy!

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