Maggie Summer is a professor at a community college and also an antiue print dealer Maggie is single but is considering adopting a child and is involved in a New Jersey Agency Our World Our Children Children up for adoption are mostly mixed race or from another country Maggie is organizing a big fund raiser for the organization and putting on an antiue show There seems to be some opposition to this event and the agency receives threatening etters as does Maggie A first victim is shot and then someone is murdered Maggie is determined the show must go on even when her van is blown to pieces The previous book Shadows on the Ivy had a Nine Ghosts lot of slightly out of placeectures on prints in American history and culture This book serves up a dose of the realities of adoption particularly adopting older children and children of different andor mixed races or ethnicities But in this case it fit much better into the overall plot Maggie managed to get herself an antiue show organizing gig as a fund raiser for a ocal adoption agency As the show nears the suspense and mystery ratchets upI felt that this was a well written mystery It didn t have as many blatant red herrings as some of her earlier works Although I must admit there was some clue early on that tipped me off to the eventual culprit but there wasn t an abundance of blatant support for my suspicions so the mystery kept my attention to the end Always a delight to discover a new talented author but to discover she is a write of mysteries is indeed a pleasure Lea Wait an experienced antiue collector has written a series this is 4 involving Maggie Summer an antiue print collector and dealer and American studies professor In addition to intelligent writing interesting characters the themes in this case adoption reflect the author s extensive research knowledge and experience and inform the reader I will be happy to read the rest This book shows insight into the thinking processes of some multi racial children in the foster care and adoption systemThe author has first hand experiences with these situations and handles it well without undue dwelling on the negative aspects of foster care adoption multi racial children and the often. She's an antiue print dealer a college professor and nowa parent Maggie Summer is considering adopting a child from the New Jersey agency Our World Our Children and she has happily agreed to stage a benefit antiues show on their beha.
Her boyfriend Will and friend Gussie And Lea Wait has that awesome knack of keeping the reader interested from the first word until the very ast and all that adds up to is a HUGE win for the reader This is the 4th book in the series Maggie has offered to put on an antiues show in support of a شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى local adoption agency one that she is considering using if she goes forward with adopting a child The process is harder than she thought but she gets support from both her school and the agency and its clients She is stunned to find out that both the agency and the show are receiving threats The decision is made to go forward but when people associated with the agency start getting hurt Maggie begins to worry that something terrible may happen at the show She and Will work together to try to piece together who the culprit is before it is tooate The previous book had a The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) lot of slightly out of placeectures on prints in American history and culture This book serves up a dose of the realities of adoption particularly adopting older children and children of different andor mixed races or ethnicities But in this case it fit much better into the overall plot Maggie managed to get herself an antiue show organizing gig as a fund raiser for a ocal adoption agency As the show nears the suspense and mystery ratchets up I felt that this was a well written mystery It didn t have as many blatant red herrings as some of her earlier works Although I must admit there was some clue early on that tipped me off to the eventual culprit but there wasn t an abundance of blatant support for my suspicions so the mystery kept my attention to the end This is 4th in the Maggie Summers series but my first It was OK but somewhat cumbersome The characters didn t always gel for me For instance the main character is addicted to Diet Pepsi but I don t think you have to mention it every 5 pp The idea is interesting in that Maggie is an antiues print dealer and a single woman who is considering adoption and puts on this show to help fund the adoption agency she is considering Then she starts receiving threats of violence if she doesn t cancel the show So I iked the idea but the execution was a bit clumsy I though. Rteen children is the first victim and then Maggie begins receiving threats With the crowded benefit set to open and hundreds of innocent ives at stake Maggie races to preserve the future with a clue hidden in her prints from the pa.
Odd placement and thinking by social services and the egal maneuvers Usually the victims are the children I have read some of the author s other Shadow books before I ike the one set in Maine better although I can t really think of why I enjoy this series with the same characters from her other books Not bad a good uick read There were a couple of editing problems I found distracting It is stated several times in the book that Maggie is just about to turn 39 though the characterization seems older to me then it says she was widowed at 38 that she s been seeing Will for about a year and that she has been a widow for 17 months Doesn t add up Also at one point it says she s ooking forward to not seeing her friend Gussie She was actually Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students looking forward to seeing Gussie Little things I know but they bother me Other than those two things Iiked the book This is the second of these Shadows books I have read and I enjoy the antiue print angle When you pick up Shadows at the Spring Show by Lea Wait please be advised you will want to clear your immediate schedule Once you pick up this fourth book in her Antiue Print Mystery series you are not going to want to put it down If you have read the previous books in this series you cannot help but be a fan of Maggie Summer If you haven t read them and are picking up this book first you are going to fall in ILLERAMMA Kathalu love with her and put the previous books on your to readistIn Shadows at the Spring Show Maggie is home trying to decide if she is ready to be a parent and is American Literature Student Text looking into adoption She is also very involved with Our World Our Children an adoption agency She is so involved with them that she is organizing a fund raiser for the agencyan antiue show Unfortunately when the organization and Maggie start to receive hate mail there is talk about cancelling the show Maggie does not want to back down andet the person or people behind the threats win but she has to think about the safety of all involvedMaggie has a uniue talent of working things out no matter how busy she is and boy is she busy in this book It is nice to hang out with Maggie at the college and at home with her cat Winslow and see her organizing the showwe even get to see. Lf With her dealer friends her college and her over Will Brewer all donating their time and support everything is falling into place But someone is harboring a vicious grudge against Our World Our Children The adoptive mother of thi.
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