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I can t tell you how much I enjoyed this mystery I can hardly wait to read the others in the series, and I have already told my mom that she has to read this book next This is the kind of mystery book that is somewhat reminiscent of Miss Marple and Rear Window Put all that together with living out in the country, a nosy neighbor, and a curious dog, and you have the things that contribute to an amazing mystery book This is definitely a cozy, clean mystery No sex nor profanity of any kind It I can t tell you how much I enjoyed this mystery I can hardly wait to read the others in the series, and I have already told my mom that she has to read this book next This is the kind of mystery book that is somewhat reminiscent of Miss Marple and Rear Window Put all that together with living out in the country, a nosy neighbor, and a curious dog, and you have the things that contribute to an amazing mystery book This is definitely a cozy, clean mystery No sex nor profanity of any kind It is suitable for all ages but will probably resonatewith mature adults do I qualify to be in that group What I loved best about the mystery was that just when you thought you might have it solved, the author throws in another twist that you may not have seen coming I was proud of myself for figuring out much of the mystery, but the author still managed to surprise me onthan one occasion I found myself so in tune with the characters that there were times I was glad no one else was around I tend to get vocally involved with stories.I also appreciated the fact that God plays a central role in the story There were several strong messages in the book concerning spiritual things without being preachy It s good to know that God even cares about solving a mystery I ve never seen characters in a mystery turn to God for guidance.I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine Good enough mystery, but the main character is a bit too daring you want to slap her every 20 pages for doing things she should know better than to do. I really enjoyed this story about a retired married woman who finds herself playing detective The writing was strong and the story well thought out There is one mention of the married couple making love and that is all that is said about it There is also some mention of some things that younger readers might find disturbing, but if you watch any murder mystery shows, this book will probably feel tame.Looking forward to readingby this author. I really enjoyed this cozy little mystery Christine definitely has a wild imagination and comes up with some of the most uncanny ideas, least of which is spying on her neighbor Her curious nature and witty comments keep you giggling throughout the book and have you wondering what else she can get herself into I love the author s writing style and can t wait to see what happens in book two, The Dunn Deal If you like comical mysteries, this book is for you Retirement can be a challenging and lonely time in a woman s life, especially when her husband discovers a new hobby of mounted shooting that includes weekend ventures away from home For fifty five year old Christine Sterling, moving away from their Southern California home and retiring to Green Valley, a Northern California historic mining town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains two years ago has brought loneliness and a bit of unhappiness in her life With too much time on her ha Retirement can be a challenging and lonely time in a woman s life, especially when her husband discovers a new hobby of mounted shooting that includes weekend ventures away from home For fifty five year old Christine Sterling, moving away from their Southern California home and retiring to Green Valley, a Northern California historic mining town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains two years ago has brought loneliness and a bit of unhappiness in her life With too much time on her hands, Christine has developed a penchant for being nosy coupled with a wild imagination that she calls her gift of observation which leads her to spy on a neighbor s mysterious activity Her madcap zany snooping adventure investigating what is going on in her neighborhood leads to the disappearance of neighbor Lila Payne and Christine s beloved Border Collie, Molly Christine is determined to solve the mystery of Lila and Molly s disappearance Following her instincts and finding clues along the way, Christine embarks on a journey that holds both danger and faith based self discovery.Payne Misery is an entertaining cozy mystery that mixes humor, suspense, and Christian faith Author Catherine Leggitt weaves an enjoyable tale written in the first person narrative with Christine Sterling taking the reader along for the ride on her zany mystery adventure.Christine s witty humor, vivid imagination, keen observation skills, and penchant for snooping gets her involved in a mystery that is full of drama, suspense, and twist and turns that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next Christine is an interesting person, her quirkiness finds a way to draw her husband Jesse and neighbors Zora Jane and Ed Callahan into investigating the disappearance of their frail neighbor Lila Payne and the Sterling s beloved dog Molly As the mystery unfolds, Christine s journey with the support of Zora Jane s compassionate Christian faith and beliefs will lead her down the path of self discovery, that will have Christine rediscovering her faith and examining her relationship with her husband Jesse.With a quirky cast of characters that includes a lovable Border Collie, two cats, and a black Morgan stallion humorous dialogue and interactions a richly detailed description of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains setting and an interesting multi layered storyline Payne Misery is an enjoyable cozy mystery with a Christian faith based theme.Payne Misery is the first book in the Christine Sterling Mystery Trilogy.Disclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Publicity Tours.http jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot Catherine Leggitt in her new book, Payne Misery Book One in the Christine Sterling Mystery series published by WestBow Press takes us into the life of Christine Sterling.From the back cover Christine Sterling s loneliness reduces her to snooping on neighbors she s never seen When her newly retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring long weekends away, Christine inserts herself into the wrong place at the wrong time a sure recipe for disaster Add Christine s dubious g Catherine Leggitt in her new book, Payne Misery Book One in the Christine Sterling Mystery series published by WestBow Press takes us into the life of Christine Sterling.From the back cover Christine Sterling s loneliness reduces her to snooping on neighbors she s never seen When her newly retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring long weekends away, Christine inserts herself into the wrong place at the wrong time a sure recipe for disaster Add Christine s dubious gift of observation, a super sized need to rescue , and a double dose of imagination Sprinkle with peculiar circumstances lurking just down the hill and what do you get Not the glittering paradise of togetherness Jesse promised their Golden Years would be You get trouble Big trouble.Christine Sterling has developed a reputation for jumping to wild conclusions With such an imagination, who is likely to take her seriously when she discovers a bruised and neglected neighbor named Lila Payne Try as she might, she cannot interest anyone in Lila s dire need for immediate rescue Something about crying wolf once too often.But then Lila and Christine s beloved dog Molly both disappear the same night.If no one will help her, she must find Lila and Molly herself Heedless of possible consequences, Christine dives headfirst into a dark pool swirling with muddy secrets and misery Her best friend throws her a lifesaver of prayer and soon she begins to sense God at work But even with God s help, can Lila and Molly be saved before it s too late I grew up reading the mysteries of Ellery Queen and Agatha Christie as well as quite a few others When these greats died sadly it seemed there was no one to step up and take their place For quite a while it seems Hurrah, the vacuum is filled Catherine Leggit has stepped up to the plate and written a really dandy mystery worthy of the those greats from years ago Christine Sterling is lonely and bored and in dire need of human companionship So she takes to snooping to ease her need, however that all backs up in her face and gives her a somewhat less than stellar reputation Then she meets Lila Payne who really needs help but it is too late no one will believe Christine Now both Lila and Christine s dog have gone missing and it is up to Christine to solve the mystery quickly before it is too late Payne Misery is a lot of fun, starting with the clever title Christine Sterling is just the perfect heroine, she is somewhat similar to Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote but not quite The mystery will keep you guessing and the suspense will keep you flipping pages Get all your chores out of the way before you sit down to read this book You will want your cup of tea and peace and quiet as you spend the time hanging out with Christine Sterling You will be glad you did I am glad I found this talented author and am already looking forward to the next book in this series.If you would like to listen to interviews with other authors and professionals please go to www.kingdomhighlights.org where they are available On Demand.To listen to 24 hours non stop, commercial free Christian music please visit our internet radio station www.kingdomairwaves.orgDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Pump Up Your Book I was not required to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Christine Sterling has a nose for trouble, and before giving trouble much thought she s in the thick of it She can concoct a mystery from watching a handbag being filled with leftover food Her husband, Jesse, finds her insatiable curiosity tiresome, and takes off on long weekends to horsemanship events A bit too observant in her spare time Christine conjures up scenarios that Jesse discounts as an overactive imagination until events lead to the mysterious disappearance of their dog.Ed and Zor Christine Sterling has a nose for trouble, and before giving trouble much thought she s in the thick of it She can concoct a mystery from watching a handbag being filled with leftover food Her husband, Jesse, finds her insatiable curiosity tiresome, and takes off on long weekends to horsemanship events A bit too observant in her spare time Christine conjures up scenarios that Jesse discounts as an overactive imagination until events lead to the mysterious disappearance of their dog.Ed and Zora Jane Callahan are friends as well as neighbors Much to Christine s annoyance Zora Jane has a penchant for prayer, which Christine perceives as a lack of seriousness regarding serious circumstances Christine s imagination ruminates visions of suspicious activities in a neighboring house, and she persuades Zora Jane to accompany her to investigate After discovering an anorexic appearing, unkempt woman at the house the suspense develops One bizarre event leads toserious consequences, and Christine increases the tempo in her quest for answers to bewildering questions Payne Misery runs the gamut regarding relationship issues coinciding with an increasing perpetual suspense Jesse and Christine are participating in their own activities with little quality time spent together As the story develops, and Jesse becomes involved with Christine s concerns in the suspicious activities in the neighborhood, he and Christine rekindle a closer relationship, learning to pray together, and lean on one another, building a stronger marriage and faith Ed and Zora Jane becomeactively involved in the bizarre activities at the neighboring house, and as concerns turn into possible criminal activity the couples become a support system for one another Zora Jane s propensity to pray impacts Christine s life, bringing her to discern the power of prayer and the positive effects that are produced Catherine Leggitt is a masterful suspense author This book was a complete surprise to me Having won it in a contest some time ago, I virtually knew nothing about the book before I opened it up and began to read Payne Misery is not a book that you can put down to go for a walk or clean the house This book is filled with suspense, just the right amount of humor, descriptive qualities that paint crisp distinct images, and a developing Christian theme that culminates in reconciliation I highly recommend this fast paced, suspense filled, touching story of restored relationships, lessons in discernment, and resolution This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book starts out with Christine Sterling spying on her neighbors She is convinced something isn t right even though her husband Jesse reminds her how they moved into a low crime neighborhood That doesn t stop Christine s wandering eyes or her imagination.When Christine starts to investigate her neighbors the Payne s that act really weird Lila Payne never goes anywhere just hides in her house and Will Payne who seems sketchy at best always taking off everyday to who knows where Christine b This book starts out with Christine Sterling spying on her neighbors She is convinced something isn t right even though her husband Jesse reminds her how they moved into a low crime neighborhood That doesn t stop Christine s wandering eyes or her imagination.When Christine starts to investigate her neighbors the Payne s that act really weird Lila Payne never goes anywhere just hides in her house and Will Payne who seems sketchy at best always taking off everyday to who knows where Christine brings a basket of food to Lila Payne hoping to find out what is going on in the Payne house Lila Payne a scared and deathly sick looking woman, who won t eat anything red, and acts like an abused person Which fuels Christine s curiosity into what is really going on.One night Christine and Jesse s dog Molly goes missing which cause s the Sterling s to search high and low for their beloved pooch They find the dog s tags in the Payne s garage and nothing else Some time passes and Christina and her friend Zora Jane find out Lila Payne is missing That along with Molly missing really puts Christine in over drive to find out what is going on.What they learn leads them toquestions one involving a crime from a long time ago It takes hiring a private investigator and prior police officer to get to the bottom of what is going on with the Payne family Where is Lila Payne and where did Molly go This book was incredible a great story for all cozy lovers Had lots of twists and turns I was just drawn so deeply into the story and loved meeting all these characters and seeing what they offered A definitely great story I can t wait to read her next book In a tale of mystery and crime, reminiscent of the Alfred Hitchcock mystery Rear Window, Catherine Leggitt brings readers into the small town of Grass Valley, California This is a town where watching neighbors through basement windows can lead to some serious drama With a setting drawn from the author s surroundings and emotional turmoil from personal experience, the characters and situation take on the qualities of a believable tale of Payne Misery The main character, Christine Sterling, f In a tale of mystery and crime, reminiscent of the Alfred Hitchcock mystery Rear Window, Catherine Leggitt brings readers into the small town of Grass Valley, California This is a town where watching neighbors through basement windows can lead to some serious drama With a setting drawn from the author s surroundings and emotional turmoil from personal experience, the characters and situation take on the qualities of a believable tale of Payne Misery The main character, Christine Sterling, feels lost in retired life, unappreciated by her husband, and lonely but for the Bible thumping Christian down the street As we come to know Christine further we discover that she is in a situation typical of many retirees, however Christine is no stereotypical woman Her adventures range from breaking and entering to spying, and though sometimes done without finesse it s always effective in getting to the truth Payne Misery depicts the tribulation and torment of humanity, and the difference between those who live in it and those who choose live despite it.An important aspect of the novel is Christine s discovery of God s plan for her Since Christine has a murder mystery on her hands and she can t make the clues appear, she is forced to wait for God to reveal them It is a lesson on how patience for God trumps acting on human impulse.The plot is sound and the story, as well as the characters, are endearing Christine Sterling has just been introduced to us and her next adventure, The Dunn Deal, in April 2012 is sure to be just as inspiring `EBOOK ✓ Payne & Misery ↞ All that glitters is not gold for Christine Sterling The luster of her shiny Golden Years dream fades when Christine s newly retired husband, Jesse, becomes obsessed with a hobby requiring extra time away from her Mired in boredom, Christine develops a bad reputation for conjuring wild tales to explain ordinary occurrences Then she meets someone who has true reason to complain, if anyone does Lila Payne s life is the mirror opposite of ideal The plight of this seemingly abused woman gnaws at Christine, but the authorities turn a deaf ear to Christine s pleas for help on Lila s behalf Spurred into action when her beloved dog Molly and Lila both disappear on the same night, Christine dives into a scary pool swirling with muddy secrets and misery Sensing God at work in the situation Christine continues to search and pray, but even with God s help, can they save Lila and Molly before it s too late