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Body of Evidence (Evidence Series)  by Rachel GrantBody of Evidence by Rachel Grant. $ .99

From the Jacket Copy:

In Body of Evidence, a sexy romantic political thriller, an archaeologist and a US Attorney find themselves on an explosive, globe-spanning chase full of political intrigue and legal drama. Body of Evidence is the second book in Grant’s Evidence Series, where archaeology, politics, and war collide.

And she thought facing a firing squad was bad…

When archaeologist Mara Garrett traveled to North Korea to retrieve the remains of GIs lost in combat, she never imagined she’d be arrested, convicted of spying, and sentenced to death. Her only hope is Curt Dominick, the powerful, ambitious, and infuriatingly sexy US attorney prosecuting her uncle, a former vice president of the United States.

What starts off as a rescue mission quickly morphs into a race across the Pacific. Someone is after Mara, and they’ll risk everything to stop her from reaching Washington DC. With betrayal around every corner, Curt and Mara have little reason to trust each other and every reason to deny the sparks between them that blaze hotter than the Hawaiian sun. Still, desire clashes with loyalty when they discover a conspiracy that threatens not only their lives but the national security of the United States.

I’m probably going to get this book. The negative reviews say that it is slow. (I think it takes a long time for the couple to have sex)

Anyway, for the joke…because I can’t write my own, I looked up one.

Most mothers tell their daughters to marry doctors… I told mine to marry an archeologist because the older she gets, the more interested he will be in her.

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The Evolution of Adam, What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins  by Peter EnnsThe Evolution of Adam, What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins by Peter Enns. $ 2.99

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presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the Fall of Adam. However, an evolutionary view of beginnings doesn’t allow for a historical Adam, making evolution seemingly incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this presents a faith-shaking tension.

Peter Enns, an expert in biblical interpretation, offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. Focusing on key biblical passages in the discussion, Enns demonstrates that the author of Genesis and the apostle Paul wrote to ask and answer ancient questions for ancient people; the fact that they both speak of Adam does not determine whether Christians can accept evolution. This thought-provoking book helps readers reconcile the teachings of the Bible with the widely held evolutionary view of beginnings and will appeal to anyone interested in the Christianity-evolution debate.

Library Journal says “VERDICT Academically minded Christians looking to bridge this intellectual divide will appreciate the tone and bibliographic references here.”

A reviewer at Goodreads writes “The author gives little credibility to the idea of Mosaic authorship or Mosaic origin to the Pentateuch–and cites an over-riding theme of reconstructing the faith of a post-exilic Israel over that of recounting the actual Creation. ”

I’d be interested in reading this. Growing up, I was taught that all evolutionary science was the a weapon of the devil and that many of the things that “scientists” used to date things were frauds. God, was there any wonder I sucked at science in college?

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Heart of Evil by Heather GrahamHeart of Evil by Heather Graham. $ 2.99

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Emerging from the bayou like an apparition, Donegal Plantation is known for its unsurpassed dining, captivating atmosphere, haunting legends?and now a corpse swinging from the marble angel that marks its cemetery’s most majestic vault. A corpse discovered in nearly the same situation as that of Marshall Donegal, the patriarch killed in a skirmish just before the Civil War.

Desperate for help traditional criminologists could never provide, plantation heiress Ashley Donegal turns to an elite team of paranormal investigators who blend hard forensics with rare—often inexplicable—intuition. Among the “Krewe of Hunters” is an old flame, Jake Mallory, a gifted musician with talent stretching far beyond the realm of the physical, and a few dark ghosts of his own.

The evil the team unveils has the power to shake the plantation to its very core. Jake and Ashley are forced to risk everything to unravel secrets that will not stay buried—even in death.?

The negative reviews are harsh. Graham mixes up her main characters a couple of time and the heroine was annoying.

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Claiming the Duchess (Fitzhugh Trilogy Book 0.5) by Sherry ThomasClaiming the Duchess by Sherry Thomas. $ Free.

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Clarissa, the widowed Duchess of Lexington, has two great loves: the reticent and reclusive Mr. James Kingston and her faithful correspondent Miss Julia Kirkland, whom Clarissa has never met.

Now both Mr. Kingston and Miss Kirkland are due to arrive at Clarissa’s house—and Clarissa is about to find out that nothing of either is as she has been led to believe…

A story of longings–and longings fulfilled.

This is about the size of a long chapter.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. cleo
    May 09, 2014 @ 14:43:23

    Riptide’s having a Mother’s Day sale – 50% – 20% off a lot of titles (including several of Anne Tenino’s TAG series – m/m NA, and Blessed Isle by Alex Beecroft – age of sail shipwreck m/m romance and I can’t recommend it highly enough)

  2. Susan
    May 09, 2014 @ 17:30:15

    There once was a time when I enjoyed Heather Graham/Pozzessere, but she’s been phoning it in for many, many years.

  3. Anna Richland
    May 09, 2014 @ 18:09:00

    I loved Body of Evidence! The author actually had at least one trial lawyer read her court scene, and it shows (I’m a lawyer, I hate it when law stuff is wrong. Hers is right.)

    Yes, they don’t have sex until late in the book – b/c the lawyer would have been disbarred and lost his case if they had – but it IS NOT SLOW. No way. People start to drop on maybe page 10. It’s definitely great suspense.

    It was also really different – starting with the North Korean firing squad was very intense. I have a longer review at my goodreads page – I read it quite awhile ago, but I remember it well. Great book.

  4. Julie M.
    May 09, 2014 @ 18:40:45

    re: the Enns book, having read only a few comments/reviews at Amazon, it sounds much like what my profs taught at the (ecumenical) Seminary I attended. Namely that the Bible was a book of faith not a scientific description of “how” things happened. Thanks for the link it looks like something I’ll enjoy reading.

  5. Laura K Curtis
    May 09, 2014 @ 20:28:39

    I quite liked Body of Evidence. I didn’t think it had as much interesting detail as Concrete Evidence, which I think was Grant’s first book, and certainly the first one of hers I read, but romantic suspense is hard to find and I think she does a good job of keeping things fairly realistic. I regularly recommend Concrete Evidence to people.

  6. Kaetrin
    May 09, 2014 @ 20:44:15

    LOLOL to your joke Jane! *snort*

  7. Kaetrin
    May 09, 2014 @ 20:45:46

    Also, I bought Body of Evidence.

  8. Gayle63
    May 09, 2014 @ 21:07:21

    Body of Evidence was really good – I’ve enjoyed all of Rachel Grant’s books. After a long hiatus from romantic suspense, I found she had a fresh voice that sucked me right in. It wasn’t predictable, which was my biggest complaint about RS.

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