by Claudia McCants
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Highly Recommended 5 stars
Thirteen year old PeeJay, Patricia
Novak, is devastated when her beloved father Logan disappears.
Josiah, Logan's father, PeeJay's grand dad, tries to fill some
of the void for the little girl while he embarks on his own search
into the disappearance. When PeeJay's mother succumbs to the
cancer ravaging her body PeeJay feels especially alone. The
only family she has left are Jackie's mother Margaret who is
not a particularly lovey grandma and Josiah, Logan's dad.
Why her father left PeeJay and
her mother when they needed him the most continues to trouble
the youngster as she grows into adulthood and prepares to take
over the family publishing business. Each year on her birthday
PeeJay receives a lovely bouquet, the card reads love Daddy.
Over time PeeJay begins to realize all is not quite as may seem
at first glance, a box filled with her long absent father's belongings
when his desk at the publishing house was emptied begins to unravel
a little of the mystery.
Claudia McCants has produced
a spellbinder in her Brave New Woman Mystery, DREAM TAPESTRY.
The pain young PeeJay feels is palpable, her growing sense
that something is not quite right draws the reader straight into
the tale and continues on to the end of the book. Couple the
quick pace used by William Manchee in his STAN BRASH series with
the likeable group of actors found on the pages of Christine
Spindler's Inspector Terry series for an idea of the excellent
reading to be found in DREAM TAPESTRY.
Writer McCants has filled her
pages with believable, well developed characters who might well
be people you believe you may have met. DREAM TAPESTRY is a
well written, deftly crafted tale sure to please the most discerning.