Silver Fox

Book Cover: Silver Fox
Editions:Kindle - First edition: $ 2.99
Pages: 166
Reviews:Amie Shannon on GoodReads wrote:

The Lemarques pen (once again) a great story in Silver Fox. I've read their title Money Galore, and I really enjoyed it. The characters were unique and very interesting. The book is filled with satire and humor, but also tells a grand story. The Silver Fox is not only the title but also a mysterious superstar, with a grand estate in the country. It's a fun and easy read, but it works with all the quirky and intriguing characters that are all looking for an easy payday. I really enjoyed this story, as I enjoy reading work from the Lemarques. The story is written by both authors but it's written in a way that their styles connect into one great story. The title drew me in, but the story made me stay. The authors techniques of unique and intriguing characters and great plotlines is a gift. I am a fan of the Lemarques and I look forward to reading many more stories by these authors. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

Joyce Johnson on Goodreads wrote:

I think the Silver Fox was a good read! I loved the fantasy, extravagant living, and the mention of some of the old movie actors in the beginning- it all was AMAZING! I loved the atmosphere of the wonderland and the children's arts, spirits, and ghost stories. I enjoyed the sense of humor that was added to the stories when they entered the ranch and the many dolls with the glass eyes scattered on the bed and the floors including model trains along the tracks and that wooden-legged pirate- it was very interesting. This story was altogether outstanding and very well told; I recommend this read!


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Stormy Sophie

Reviews:Barbara Doran-Roget wrote:

This is my review of Stormy Sophie:
This was a welcome break from my normal choice of books. I would have liked it more!! Because I read the second book in the series first, I should have done it in reversed fashion because here we get an inkling into their story and how they came up with the ingenious idea of cooking for celebrities. Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and they certainly have the skills to pull it off. Phillip is the narrator and it's obvious how much he adores his wife, who suffers no fools, as they unpack their bags and tackle whatever wacky celebrities call them next. I love the visual images and the little witticisms sprinkled throughout. Philip is a survivor, making up stories as he goes and weaving himself in and out of tricky situations. It seems as if Sophie prides herself on being intimidating. This is a typical tongue-in-cheek sample: My chest swells against my waistcoat, which, as Sophie says, enforces discipline in me, like a straightjacket.' Or: Sophie is an expert confession wringer. I admire her technique. She's pretty good with cold cuts too. She has them arranged in a jiffy. And another: two people in white bathrobes and Ray-bans are reclining on comfortable chaise lounges and sipping Bloody Marys. For company they are joined by two amputee statues of Greek goddesses. I hope they manage to buy their dream house in Provence one day!
Ere’s my review of Money Galore.
This was an amusing read. Something different to take your thoughts of everyday life. The Lemarques have maneuvered their way into a unique position of cooking for a variety of celebrities. We get to take a look through the peephole at the absurdities of the life of the super-rich. It's a fun and easy page-turner, sprinkled with wit and humor. 'When I'm in here, the door magically disappears. I don't want you to come in here, ever. I have alarms in here to make sure.' I make a mental note, of course, to look around in their first chance I get.' Ooh. He's a naughty man indeed!! Or: 'My headaches with misfortune and the consolation of Louis XIII, which I seek as soon as we reach the sanctuary of our studio. Misfortune. Missed fortune. 'Madame is not happy,' says Sophie. Sophie, it turns, out is super intuitive. 'There's something in the wind, Pierre.' 'Cash?' I regret my sarcasm as soon as it pops out. Sophie raises one eyebrow and crosses her arms, but in her eyes, I see the ocean of compassion she has for me.' And this nice poetic touch: 'We sit on the back deck and watch the moon primping itself in the mirror of Lake Tahoe.' I look forward to reading more and would love the cookbook with pictures, of course.


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