Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Tender Mercy of Roses has a nice scent to it. It blossomed into a good book.




Pony Jones was just twenty six years old when she was murdered. Pony had so much potential. She was one of the best rodeo riders. She could even out ride some of the men. Could this be the reason why Pony was murdered? Pony’s father, Titus knew the moment Pony was no longer on this Earth. He saw the signs and a wolf visited him.

Jo Beth Dawson used to be a good cop, until her drinking and a failed marriage got the best of her. Jo Beth would rather be left alone but when she found Pony’s body in the field of roses, she knew that she could not just walk away and leave Pony. Sam Donovan is in charge of the murder case. He used to be Jo Beth’s partner.

The Tender Mercy of Roses is author, Anna Michaels debut novel. This book did have the feel of the Lovely Bones but it also had its own favor. When Pony would appearance in the story, these were my favorite parts. I got a sense of who Pony was. She was wiser than her twenty six years. Jo Beth was my other favorite character. She started out rough around the edges but as the story went on, I felt sadness for her and finally triumph for whom she became. Jo Beth and Sam worked well together. The Tender Mercy of Roses has a nice scent to it. It blossomed into a good book.

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