Diane Mott Davidson Message Board
Gigi Buch posts on 3/8/2012 5:06:39 AM
I was just curious because i just read sweet revenge. Why in the world is Goldy so hard set against asking for assistance from her husband I mean there was a part in which Goldy sees an murderer in the nearby house and instead of calling her husband or the other police she decides to go to the house where the suspect threatens to shoot her and later escapes all without Goldy ever even trying to call Tom. This is after the murderer had already had an up and close encounter with Goldy and threatened her with a knife. She neglects her son who almost always seems to be sleeping at someone elses house and she neglects her own health because she was upset that once again someone got the drop on her. I mean come on, no one could really be that unintelligent and still solve all those mysteries and still be in the land of the living. Sigh..
Edie Leavengood posts on 3/5/2012 10:48:08 PM
EL - I'm sorry you are having trouble with the character's speech. I don't know about the writer, but the character goes to church. The OT shows that God works through imperfect people, despite ourselves. And He still does.
JR posts on 2/20/2012 2:22:19 AM
You must be kidding? How shallow and intolerant
Pat posts on 9/28/2011 11:47:30 AM
I have truly enjoyed all of Diane Mott Davidson's books, but am very disappointed to say that I will not be reading her anymore. She used the Lord's name 3 times in a row in Crunch Time, and that is something that stops me in my tracks. His name should be held above all others with honor and glory, so she will no longer be on my reading list.
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.
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