Publisher: Moonshine Cove Press (February 1, 2015)
Category: Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction/ Southern Fiction
Tour Date: February-March, 2015
Available in: Print & ebook, 285 Pages
With murder in common friendship is inevitable.
As fifteen year old Pleasant Day struggles with her mother’s distance, her father’s infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with the secrets to heal her. But Clarissa has struggles of her own as she faces betrayal and seeks to come to terms with old wounds. With her unpredictable but psychic ability to ‘read people’ Clarissa uncovers the answers to a deadly crime and to Pleasant’s true identity. In the end, both Pleasant and Clarissa’s worlds are transformed by the truths they’re forced to accept.
“Absolutely unputdownable, a real page turner. Be prepared to clear your schedule for the day. You’re going to read this one straight through! This is Vera Jane Cook’s best one yet!” – Wall to Wall Books
“A beautiful blend of past and present with loveable, memorable characters and a page turning pace, I was sorry I couldn’t read it in one sitting.” – Jenn Doyle, Books & Life.
“A beautiful piece of southern fiction…a great page turner…this book is filled with delightful characters, charm, warmth, love and last but certainly not least, wonderful humor.”- Arlene Uslander, Editor and writer.
It is my pleasure to once again read a work by Vera Jane Cook. Thank you to Ms. Cook and Virtual Author Book Tours for the chance to read and review Pleasant Day.
What a pleasant day to sit back and read a nice book with a very pleasant name, right? Wrong! Pleasant Day by Vera Jane Cook is a murder mystery filled with plot twists that will keep you on your toes. And “Pleasant Day” isn’t what you’ll experience, but who as she is a very complex character. So often I “had it all figured out” only to find that I was having to rearrange my thinking to fit with the newest piece of information.
Ms. Cook is a very skilled author and utilizes her talents to write believable characters with great depth. Pleasant has seen too much during her limited years and it leaves her with a story that needs to be heard. Clarissa is the older woman who befriends her and with her psychic ability she will take us on a journey to solve the mysteries of Pleasant.
With a unique style of writing, Ms. Cook has once again scored big with me and I give Pleasant Day five steaming hot cups of coffee and I highly recommend Pleasant Day to those who enjoy a great murder mystery!
©April 14, 2015
Winner: Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and the Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction!
5 Star Clarion ForeWord Review!
Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women’s Fiction, is the author of The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise and Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem.
Jane, as she is known to family and friends, was born in New York City and grew up amid the eccentricity of her southern and glamorous mother on the Upper West and Upper East Side of Manhattan.
An only child, Jane turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Some of her favorite authors today are Nelson DeMille, Calib Carr, Wally Lamb, Anne Rice, Sue Monk Kidd, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Her favorite novels are too long to list but include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Look at Me, Dogs of Babel, The Bluest Eye, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Body Surfing, Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, She’s Come Undone, Tale of Two Cities, etc., etc., etc.
Vera Jane Cook’s Website: http://www.verajanecook.com/
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