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Tasting the Apple

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This dynamic second novel in the Bootleggers’ Chronicles series steps ever closer to the dangers and mysteries lurking in 1920s Philadelphia.

Tasting the Apple takes all of the tension boiling over from Book One, turns up the heat, and refuses to cool down. Widowed mother Maggie Barnes gets herself into even more trouble in this second book, surrounding herself with Philadelphia’s most dangerous criminals. Stakes continue to increase in this one, and author Sherilyn Decter continues to shine. Read more…

I could see the research necessary to make this story authentic.  It drew my attention by that simple fact.  Decter wove the events of the story (Maggie’s determination to try to catch the bad guys) with the prevailing culture of its human tragedy, perfectly seamlessly.  I learned so much. Her flawed characters created a rich texture of emotion. Read more…

 

Decter interweaves this historical period (Prohibition) through the lives of her characters.  We see Maggie still struggling to make ends meet.  Decter also paints a beautiful picture of  the friendship between Maggie and the wife of one of the arch antagonists that she’s helping to trap and put behind bars.Finally, you will meet again, Inspector Frank Geyer. Maggie’s special friend and partner.

To say, that the story will draw you in is an understatement. It is well-crafted historical documentation written within a fictitious tale, that I believe you will enjoy.
Congratulations, Ms. Decter, I am truly enjoying your series. Read more…

Sherilyn has also added some spice of forbidden love in the mix and I enjoyed that little shake up. Forbidden love and some potentially  new love. I won’t tell you who experiences what. You’ll have to read to find out. Read more…