About the Book
Book: Written Off
Author: Barbara Cornthwaite
Genre: Christian Cozy Mystery
Release date: May 2021
”Break a leg?” They’ll be lucky if they don’t all break their necks!
After years of waiting, Katrina finally has her happily ever after. All is right with her world . . . until hate crimes begin happening in the charming college town of Wilkester. Even more disturbing is the fact that the perpetrator seems to be connected with the writing class Katrina teaches. How can she prevent her rosy visions of the future from turning into broken dreams?
Find out in this third book of the Wilkester Mysteries.
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I know this review is about "Written Off " but I just want to say each book had this reader trying to figure out the guilty person and when it was revealed it was a shock! It was a completely surprise at who had done the crime.
I recommend this book, it does deal with a topic that is a real issue in today's world, Racism, but it is done in a way that is pleasant and it a clean read. I like that the characters are Christians and their actions portrayed that in the book.
I really like these two quotes from the book so I am sharing them " I could only see the awful things. It was actually my sister that reminder me that God isn't stingy with blessings.There are lots of big things to be happy about-like family and friends and food and health-and then there are also the little crumbs of joy sprinkled throughout the day."
This is my favorite quote from the book " Your story doesn't begin when you're born and end when you die, you know. It begins when you're born and then when you die, it's just the end of the first chapter. You go to heaven for the rest of it."
I like that this series revolves a teacher who teaches about books, you see I am a true bookaholic so when a story involves writers and books, I am in to all the way.
I received a complimentary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own.
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What Kind of Lessons Could a Mystery Possibly Teach Me?
It’s been a couple decades since I taught a college English class, and writing the Wilkester Mysteries with Professor Katrina Peters as the main character brought back happy memories of teaching. Not enough to want to go back to it—homeschooling my own kids is much more rewarding—but enough that I had to stop myself from writing much longer lectures into the stories! These are my first contemporary novels, and it was nice to write a story without the hours and hours of historical research I usually have to do. But whatever time period stories are set in, people feel the same emotions and have to learn the same spiritual lessons.
Katrina loves literature and can’t help seeing her own life as a story. The only problem is that she keeps thinking she knows what the Author is doing, and she has definite ideas about what the plot should be. She is not unlike myself: over and over I’ve thought I knew what God was doing in my life. And if He was short on ideas, I had quite a few that He was free to use! But He has rarely been doing what I thought He was, and for some reason He never seems to use my ideas about what could happen in my story. Both Katrina and I need to learn the lesson that God’s wisdom is beyond ours, His storytelling is much deeper and richer than ours, and His plots are never predictable!
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