Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert

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Registered: 09-08-2003
Bleeding Hearts by Susan Wittig Albert
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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 11:52am

Another China Bayles mystery.  This one dealt with child abuse in the form of a popular football coach taking advantage of young high school age girls.

Book Synopsis: "With her tea and herbal businesses expanding faster than she could have imagined, China Bayles is already short on time - all the time.  But even she can't refuse when her stepson's principal approaches her to conduct a sensitive investigation of one of Pecan Spring's most prominent citizens.

Coach Tim Duffy is handsome, charming, and married to a member of the local aristocracy.  He also led the high school football team to victory in the Texas state championships for two years in a row, which makes him a god on earth, as far as some people are concerned.  But there's one person who disagrees. An anonymous accuser has made shocking allegations of improper behavior - accusations that lead China to look into the coach's past.

What she uncovers is a perplexing story of forbidden desire, deception, and questionable circumstances surrounding a young woman's death.  And the deeper China digs, the more she fears that the town's beloved coach may be more dangerous than anyone knows - and that his latest obsession is about to hit all too close to her own home."

Happy Reading!  Smile

Bev

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Registered: 09-08-2003
Mon, 12-03-2012 - 2:36pm

I read Indigo Dying for a book club selection.  Discovered it was part of a series and got the first of the series from the library.  I've been pacing myself with them ever since.  Now that I'm closer to being caught up, I seem to not be able to not have one in my hands.  I just adore China and Ruby!  Soon I'll be waiting on the sidelines for the next new book to come out, too.

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Registered: 06-13-2008
Wed, 11-28-2012 - 6:27pm

 I really enjoy this seies and I always look forward to a new book in the spring.

 Kathie

 Kathie