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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Playing House: Book Review


"Masters only did two seascapes before his hand was crushed." 

David and Emma Thomas have reached the end of the road. Only one thing is preventing them from parting ways: a painting they bought on honeymoon. Priceless to both of them, the only solution seems to be to find the second of the elusive Masters' seascapes and each carry away a piece of the past. 

Will an impromptu road trip set them free once and for all?


I like Donna Brown's writing. This is the second of her books that I've read, and I enjoyed both of them. I think she has good insight into the characters' motivations and hangups, and she makes them seem very sympathetic even though they're flawed people. I can't stand perfect characters. They're boring, but Brown's hero and heroine have their issues.

I expected a road trip to bring them back together, but I had no idea of the suspense that's woven into the story. The road trip may have gotten them together, but there are other more malignant forces at work in their lives.

And the ending... It was very satisfying. 

I'd give her 5 stars for this one, and I do recommend it to you.


Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats.

Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'. You can find Donna on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Goodreads, or visit her and her husband's shared blog: B-Lines and Felines.

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