Reviews by pamhockey25
A Great Read!
Dixie Hemingway is not your average pet sitter. She's a former deputy who withdrew from society after a major tragedy. The series is about her reconnecting to people, and each book follows her journey. The pet sitting aspect of the story is interesting, the situations she finds herself in keep you turning the pages. This installment finds Dixie caught up with a new friend who appears to be running from an abusive relationship, and caring for a service dog belonging to a child undergoing surgery for seizures. Blaize Clement has a way with words. I'm enjoying Dixie and the recurring characters who are being introduced. I can't wait to read the next one.
Loved It!
This is the first of what is now a series of many books. The main character, Dixie Hamingway, is engaging, and she is dealing with the aftermath of a personal tragedy. She's a former sheriff's deputy who is slowly reentering society. The details of the tragedy are revealed as you read. The series follows her journey as she learns to come to terms with what happened. She can no longer deal with her former job and is content to spend her time out of the mainstream, taking care of cats and dogs. The book looks light and fun, but actually deals with a lot of deep topics. Even so, this book was a fun, fast read because I couldn't put it down. Dixie has a great supporting cast, who I assume we will also get to know as the series continues. She lives in South Florida in a small apartment, attached to a house occupied by her brother, a firefighter, and his partner, an undercover cop. This particlar mystery has Dixie finding a dead man in a client's home and she follows the clues with lots of unexpected twists and turns. I highly recommend this book and will be reading more of the series myself!
Worth reading twice!
This book has lots of great suggestions. I found it particularly useful for helping me figure out how to get the right things done. If you feel like you are spinning your wheels, doing, doing, doing and never getting anywhere, read this book. A lot of time management books tell you how to fit everything into your day so you can do it all, but this one talks about how to prioritize your activities so you do the things that matter most. Yes, you will actually eliminate activities! Reading this book is like having a life coach standing right beside you -- providing success tips, keeping you focused, and cheering you on along the way. Worth reading twice! I devoured it the first time and am now going back and reading it more slowly to get more out of it!
Watch it!
I had no idea what this movie was going to be about and it was spellbinding. If you don't know what it's about, that's probably the best way to watch it. Makes you think. The acting was excellent, and the story was brilliant.
"Stolen" by Kelley Armstrong is the second instalment in the "Women of the Otherworld" series that started with the utterly exceptional "Bitten". If you have not yet read "Bitten", read it first! Elena Michaels, the only female werewolf, doesn't believe other supernatural creatures exist. In this book she meets witches Ruth and Paige Winterbourne and learns that there are also demons, shamans, sorcerers, and vampires as well. One of Elana's challenges in this installment is to come to terms with her new knowledge about the other supernaturals. We'll definitely be seeing more of them as this series developes.

Elana is lured into a trap and has to escape. She is unable to get help from her pack and is forced to rely on help from the other prisoners in order to get out. Lots of action, suspense and interesting twists. Recommended highly, but read Bitten first.