Thursday, June 23, 2011

What a Wonderful review!!

I love to hear from readers who have read my books. Today, I received this in my email and I'm THRILLED...

Hearts Through Time by Marie Higgins

When handsome, Nick Marshall moves into a newly renovated building to re-establish his law practice, the last thing he expects to confront him is a ghost from 1912.  Nick’s youthful and lustful approach to life, along with bad publicity, brought his then budding career to a screeching halt.  He’s learned from his mistakes and vowed to concentrate on business.  Vanessa, the daughter of the building’s present owner and a model-like beauty from his past, refuses to acknowledge his change in behavior.  However, Abigail, his friendly neighborhood spirit, dressed to the nines in clothing from an era past, needs his help in finding who murdered her so she can cross over and find peace. She’s his first priority since he’s the only one who can see her.

Abigail has spent all these years since her demise bound to the building once owned by her father.  Her death, publicized as a suicide, has kept her earthbound and hampered her quest is to find the person who took her life.  She can’t do it from inside the building and needs a mortal’s help.  Will she really want to leave once she gets to know the “solicitor” her grandmother predicted would be her savior?

Marie Higgins weaves a truly entertaining read in Hearts Through Time.  Her awesome imagination shows through in this engaging novel which becomes a mix of history, time-travel, romance, mystery and suspense.  You may think you’ve figured out the culprit, but there are enough “red herrings” to throw you off track.  I highly recommend Hearts Through Time…in fact anything written by Ms. Higgins.  I’m a fan, and this was my book of choice to read on my trip to from Tennessee to Alaska.  I barely noticed the “bumps in the road” and the flight passed quickly as I found myself totally engaged in the story. Treat yourself to Marie Higgins.

Reviewed by Ginger Simpson, Author

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I write like JK Rawling? Really????

First of all...if you don't know who JK Rawling is - she is the author of the Harry Potter stories.  Okay, so now that you know that, can you imagine my excitement when I received a review for my story "Hearts Through Time" today and I was compared to this great author??  REALLY????  This is a dream of most authors - to be compared to great writers. (grins) 

Read the review:

GREAT BOOK!! First of all, I must say that it is slightly outside of my typical genre. I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, so when I started reading Hearts Through Time, I was concerned that it was a romance novel with a little bit of sci-fi thrown in as a plot device. I was concerned it would not hold my attention because of this.

I must say I was very happily surprised to find that it is a great read- and I cannot put it down! Last night, I found myself at 1:00 a.m., reading by flashlight as my husband slept next to me. I had to be at work early today, but I just could not put the book down, it was so enticing. I even brought it to work with me today and read it between final exams (being a reading teacher, it's easy to justify it as "modeling appropriate behavior", lol).

What I like is the author's style of writing, which is very clean and very clearly understood. Honestly, her style reminds me of J.K. Rowling, in that she provides just enough background on each of the characters to flesh them out, and keep them interesting. As the plot progresses, we learn more about each of the characters. By the end of the book I felt very comfortable with these characters and felt there could even be a sequel to Hearts Through Time.

Other factors I appreciated: the tightly constructed mystery, the perfect story arc, and the ending. The only flaw (and it is a minor one), is I would have enjoyed more historical background on Sacramento, circa 1912, when the 2nd half of the book takes place.

Ms. Higgins, you wrote a wonderfully entertaining story, and I will be on the lookout for your other books.