Diane Mott Davidson Message Board
Jan posts on 3/15/2011 11:13:22 AM
Jim, what book are you speaking about? I think that I must have missed one.
Jim Lacey posts on 3/15/2011 11:06:51 AM
The culinary aspects of the novel are interesting, if overdone. The problem is that none of the characters is attractive. Of course, the reader roots for Goldy, the point-of-view character, even though she puts up with abuse and is passive. The police background is unbelievable--there would certainly have been a full investigation of the initial murder. The cop (Schulz) stays in the background and does nothing but get poisoned in the abrupt conclusion. Bo, the General, is a lunatic, and eleven-year-old Arch is a pain you know where. It is difficult to finish a novel when you're not much interested in any of the characters, but I somehow managed. I kinda like the author.
Cheryl posts on 8/16/2010 9:41:20 AM
I've waited for years for her to straighten out the mini-jerk Arch. He needed to be put in his place years ago.
But,she took abuse from the Jerk for years,now she's letting the kid get away with it.
Tom isn't exactly supportive either.She needs to tell them both off!
Sharon (in NC) posts on 8/4/2010 3:44:24 PM
Her next book is due out in April 2011, I believe the title is "Crunch Time".
I have read all of her books (as they have come out) and have been a fan for many years. Yes, she is light reading but Goldy becomes like a friend, a soap opera of sorts that pulls you in although predictable. She gives us a nice little escape without all the trash you find in alot of other books. Love the receipes, love the characters, just a nice, fun read. I have also made some of the food and am pleasantly surprised how good everything was. Read it for what it is, simple, good, clean reading!
laura posts on 6/7/2010 11:36:01 PM
Does anyone know when her next book will be out?
clds10 posts on 6/2/2010 7:01:49 PM
I am reading number 11. I am shocked, as a mother, how Goldy lets her son talks to her. My daughter would never get by with it. As a role model, she stinks. She is constantly doing things she was told not to do. If I had a child that was that rebellious, he/she would be in military school. She gets a head injury and doesn't seek medical care but instead takes aspirin--not real smart.
Kathryn B. posts on 5/1/2010 10:03:52 AM
As far as finding used books, my advice is to check library book sales. It's often cheaper than used book stores
Jennifer posts on 5/1/2010 7:55:28 AM
Hi all! I have read all of Ms. Davidson's books, but when moved across the country I could not bring them all. To top it off, my new hometown does not have a used bookstore! I would be interested in sharing a couple of the recipes (if we are allowed to do that).
Carly- the recipe for Julian's famous fudge is never given, just talked about. Weird, right?
Carly posts on 1/12/2010 10:36:15 PM
Trying to find which book, if there is one, that had the recipe for the fudge w/dark cherries that Julian makes. Please help!
Val Kari posts on 12/31/2009 9:17:00 PM
Would someone please give me the title of the book where the Jerk gets his comuppance? I thought I had read them all, but I definitely missed that one! Thanks!
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