This week we are featuring a fun mystery series by A.C. Williams. I have only read the first book "Finding Fireflies", but I cannot wait to get my hands on the next two! You will find the Book Blurb for "Finding Fireflies" below.
I’m Trisha Leigh Lee. I’m 32 years old, accident-prone, a church secretary, and still single.
But I’ll always have my memories of Aaron, the guy of my dreams, as we chased fireflies at twilight. Compared to him, the options at the Highpointe Baptist Church’s singles group just add insult to injury.
Then a misunderstanding lands me in jail (I promise, I took care of the ticket). That’s where I meet Jordin, a young prostitute with major problems. Somehow, I’ve gotta help her. Of course, that’s the perfect time for Aaron to reappear in my life. Then Jordin gets herself kidnapped by an underground prostitution ring.
This story isn’t for the faint-hearted. I face off with jilted women desperate for a second MRS degree, survive bad catfish, captain pontoon boats, and fight old people for their motor scooters.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This book was a very loud read. What do I mean by that? Well, I giggled, snorted, gasped, guffawed, sighed, and audibly cringed (ooooo...that had to hurt!) my way through the entire book...and I would do it again!
This book has more action than one would expect from a mystery novel with a light hearted blurb and some of it is pretty harrowing, but if you are one for long action sequences this is not your éclair. Williams balances an extremely difficult subject by making her main character a woman with the worst luck that has ever descended upon a human being. Patricia, or Trisha as she prefers to be called, is a zany mixture of Nancy Drew and Mia Thermopolis ("Princess Diaries" before her makeover) with all the heart and naiveté of a preacher's kid. If you are a fan of "slap-stick" comedy you will LOVE this book.
The story is set smack dab in the middle of the present day "Bible Belt" and the culture of religion is a main player. Though you do not go far from home in this story, you will walk with Trisha along a path of faith that many in this day and age can relate to. The use of a more mature heroine adds to the gravity of what she learns and gives her decisions more weight with real world consequences.
I would like to stress that the romance in this book is more of a sub-subplot than a real player. What it lacks in quantity of relationship, it fully makes up for with adorableness that you will not be able to avoid smiling over. The amount of blushing is next level, but so worth it to endure.
This is a book about religion and Christianity, and how sometimes the two are not playing on the same team. Williams digs deep when it comes to the questions of "Is that Christianity or religion?" and "How should Christians treat others?" What I enjoyed the most was that she did not give you direct answers to any of the questions she poses. She allows the reader to draw their own conclusions from what she has written and leaves you questioning your own real life choices.
This book is hilarious, painful, lighthearted, and convicting. It is refreshing to walk along with a female protagonist that is not focused in any way on changing externally, no matter how unconventional her visage may be. Mixing this with extreme internal/spiritual growth, the author hands you a window into the "other" and begs you to look with eyes unclouded. I do not know what mystery Trisha Lee will stumble into next, but you can be sure that I will be following along.
Are you interested in A.C. Williams and her book? Links Below!
A.C. Williams www.amycwilliams.com
Finding Fireflies (Book 1) https://smile.amazon.com/Finding-Fireflies-Misadventures-Trisha-Book-ebook/dp/B091D92CNT/
Saving Sparrows (Book 2) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B091JJHBMH
Flipping Fates (Book 3) https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0932BYBRS
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Rating System in Order of Intensity
N - NOTHING to worry about. Read this to your infant with a clean conscience.
A - Showing some ANKLE. Perfect book for the Puritan in your life.
P - Clutch your PEARLS. Grandma may raise an eyebrow, but keep on reading.
G - Will make you GASP. Both eyebrows will be involved in reading this book.
B - This is the full BLUSH people! If you are prone to fainting you will need a fan.
DB - You must DOUBLE BLINK to clear your eyes from being contaminated. None of the books I share here should reach this rating...Thank Goodness!
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