Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reviewing a book I read....Force of Habit by Alice Loweecy

I have to admit, I won this book purely by accident when I first joined Twitter.  So like any other person that wins a wonderful book I started to do a little research.  Boy did I hit a familiar point when I did that.  Not only had she written a book that actually got published, she was also a fellow AW member.  For those of you that aren't familiar with what AW is it's Absolute Write, a writer's message board.  Fellow writers whether published or hoping like crazy to be published (I fall into the second category by the way) all go there to congregate to commiserate, hob nob, and help each other along.  For good measure agents stop by to give advice along the way.  Good place for good people.  If you'd like to visit you can find it at http://www.absolutewrite.com/ stay and take a look around who knows you might like it.

Getting back to the book that I won.....well, for one thing the mail that goes from Alice Loweecy's home town must be made of light speed or something, because the next day after I won it, there it was sitting in my mailbox waiting for me to rip into it.  My surprise and joy knew no bounds at that point.  Then.......I opened it........

Now for my thoughts on this piece of literature......I have to say wholeheartedly that I highly recommend anyone and everyone read this book.  Ms. Loweecy's background shone like a sun in this book beckoning me from one page to the next.  I couldn't keep from reading on more and more until I got to the ending.  Needless to say I'm looking forward to Back in the Habit the sequel to this wonderful novel.

If you're thinking that I'm forgetting to tell you what's going on in this little gem, I haven't....but in order to tell you what's going on I thought it best to let the book tell you itself.  Meaning I'll be writing what's on the back of the book....because the last thing I want to do is give anything away, after all, what would be your incentive to read it if I tell you what happens?

All Manner of Sin

Giulia Falcone is convinced she's going to Hell.  First, because she left the convent.  Second, her new job with a private investigator has her sneaking around and lying.  Adjusting to life in the outside world isn't easy.  Makeup, dating, and sex are all new to her.  And despite a crush on her new boss Frank Driscoll--a foul mouthed, soft-hearted ex-cop--Giuilia is sure he'd never fall for an ex-nun.

Her first case involves drop-dead handsome Blake Parker, a man iwth immense wealth and an ego to match.  He and his fiance'e are getting disturbing "gifts" with messages based on biblical verses.  When Giulia is drawn into the stalker's twisted game, salacious photos of her appear, threatening her job and her friendship with Frank.  No one imagines--least of all naive Giulia--the danger ahead, when following the clues turns into a fight for her life.

This is book one of her Falcone & Driscoll Investigation series.

Needless to say as I mentioned above I highly recommend reading this book.  Enjoy the reading adventure offered by this wonderful and friendly writer!


  1. I need to apologize to Ms. Loweecey because in my review I have misspelled her last name. She has graciously accepted my apology on Twitter, but I just wanted to put it here where I have made this aggregious error.

  2. What a great review! I'll check it out. Thanks!