It's a wonderful story which is set out from 1895 up to 1919. It's spelling style is very rich and marvelous. All the characters are linked to each other if it's in a familiar way, through friendship, political connections or art. The characters belong to the Fabian Society, the free thinker, women's movement or the naturalist. Even though everybody is trying to be open minded it doesn't work out always in a good way. One of the main character is writing fairy tales for each of her children and therefore must be the title of this book. Although this story is a fiction the most elements from that time about society, women's movement and free thinker are true.
It's a very charming cosy mystery set out in French Périgord. It's the first book with this Chief of Police and therefore the description of the surrounding and the local characters is well done. Bruno isn't an ordinary policeman, he is more a kind of best friend, fellow, sportsman and coach for the youth. For him it's more important that justice is done in a way that nobody has to lose face and that everybody can go on with his day-to-day routine. He campaigns for the weak ones and is truely devoted to those, who helped him growing up without biological parents. While he is familiar with his surrounding he is approaching the case in an unorthodox manner which helps him to solve the cases.
It was an enjoyable reading. Sometimes I had to laugh out loud on the one hand Stephanie would like to be a hero and is stomping straight into a mess on the other hand she is acting like a coward and has to take her grandma with her as a kind of protection. Unfortunately she abandons her granny into dangerous situations, whereas the old lady seems to enjoy those situations and can be really tough. Nevertheless without the help of her 'might to be lover' she wouldn't be able to solve the case and couldn't get out of some delicate situations.
It's an enthralling fiction which is set in the beginning of WWll in Denmark. A young fellow was stumbling across a German military secret. During the plot he is trying to bring this secret to England. Until he could reach his target he, his family and his friends had to suffer mistrust and death. With the help of his love and his knowledge how to mend machines, he was able to reach his goal. The story is very fast-paced and in some parts I was holding my breath because I couldn't bear the twists and turns.
This book comprises nine short stories which are set out in Wyoming. The stories are from different times from 1885 up until our date. What they've got in common is that all are showing the families hard way of life. They are struggling every day for getting something to eat, finding an occupation and earning money, raising up a family and the failure of it and love that never could be fulfilled. I had the feeling, that those are very sad stories and luck must live on another planet.
I wasn't so gripped by this book. Everything was so obvious. Also the author was trying to set different links within the story and their characters it was always so predictable. The devilish actions some of the characters were practising were so different to each other that all in all it was more disturbing than gripping.I wouldn't recommend this book.
This story gives me a lot to think about upbringing, parental ambitions and the disastrous consequences. Also this is a fiction based on an unsolved murder case there is so much truth in it how a lot of children are suffering from parental ambitions be it in a sportive or art aspect or the offspring's schooling for their future career and becoming rich and famous. Everything is planned in advance without asking the children if they would like it this way. There is no room left for individual fulfilment neither any possibility to meet friends on their own because playdates are organised by their mothers. So, it's no wonder that the kids and the adolescents need therapy to survive. It's a shame what damages parents can do.
This is a very fast-paced and enthralling thriller. It's a real page-turner and kept me in a non-stop running through up until the very last page. The very short chapters make it easy to switch between the different locations and settings which are connecting in the end. Also it was soon obvious who are the good guys and who are the evil ones. Nevertheless all the twists and turns made me guessing how the plot will be ending.The first half of the story takes place on Hawaii whereas the second half goes really international. The story shows how human mentality can be really evil and dangerous.
It's an enthralling story set in an earlier time where computer and robot weren't injected. In this story the mechanical individual are called automaton. Automaton were common at this time but they were mostly music automaton which were playing the music with the help of a perforated paper roll. In this story all the automat are close to human beings and the inventor of them had gone seriously mad. It's not only automatons with their own life he had invented but also his manor is very special and for some people a deathtrap. Anyway all the human protagonists can only survive by solving a wicked puzzle.I couldn't put the book away it kept me reading until the very last page. It's fast paced and I can strongly recommend it.
It's an action based story without a lot of profoundness. It's more the shooting between the good and bad guys. I miss a good story behind it. The reading was more like watching a 'crime' serie on the TV. For all those who like action, shooting and so on they'll probably like this story.