(Shadows at the Spring Show Antiue Print #4) [PDF FREE] ¶ Lea Wait

T my attention to the nd This is 4th in the Maggie Summers series but my first It was OK but somewhat cumbersome The characters didn t always gel for me For instance the main character is addicted to Diet Pepsi but I don t think you have to mention it very 5 pp The idea is interesting in that Maggie is an antiues print dealer and a single woman who is considering and puts #on show to help fund the adoption agency she is #this show to help fund the adoption agency she is Then she starts receiving threats of violence if she doesn t cancel the show So I liked the idea but the xecution was a bit clumsy I thought Maggie Summer is a professor at a community college and also an antiue print dealer Maggie is single but is considering adopting a child and is involved in a New Jersey Agency Our World Our Children Children up for adoption are mostly mixed race or from another country Maggie is organizing a big fund raiser for the organization and putting on an antiue show There seems to be some opposition to this The Shadow Reader event and the agency receives threatening letters as does Maggie A first victim is shot and then someone is murdered Maggie is determined the show must go onven when her van is blown to pieces The previous book Shadows on the Ivy had a lot of slightly out of place lectures on prints in American history and culture This book serves up a dose of the realities of adoption particularly adopting older children and children of different andor mixed races or Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies ethnicities But in this case it fit much better into the overall plot Maggie managed to get herself an antiue show organiz Always a delight to discover a new talented author but to discover she is a write of mysteries is indeed a pleasure Lea Wait anxperienced antiue collector has written a series this is 4 involving Maggie Summer an antiue print collector and dealer and American studies professor In addition to intelligent writing interesting characters the themes in this case adoption reflect the author s xtensive research knowledge and xperience and inform the reader I will be happy to read the rest. Rteen children is the first victim and then Maggie begins receiving threats With the crowded benefit set to open and hundreds of innocent lives at stake Maggie races to preserve the future with a clue hidden in her prints from the pa. This book shows insight into the thinking processes of some multi racial children in the foster care and adoption systemThe author has first hand xperiences with these situations and handles it well without undue dwelling on the negative aspects of foster care adoption multi racial children and the often odd placement and thinking by social services and the legal maneuvers Usually the victims are the children I have read some of the author s other Shadow books before I like the one set in Maine better although I can t really think of why I njoy this series with the same characters from her other books Not bad a good uick read There were a couple of diting problems I found distracting It is stated several times in the book that Maggie is just about to turn 39 though the characterization seems older to me then it says she was widowed at 38 that she s been seeing Will for about a year and that she has been a widow for 17 months Doesn t add up Also at one point it says she s looking forward to not seeing her friend Gussie She was actually looking forward to seeing Gussie Little things I #Know But They Bother Me #but they bother me than those two things I liked the book This is the second of these Shadows books I have read and I njoy the antiue print angle When you pick up Shadows at the Spring Show by Lea Wait please be advised you will want to clear your immediate schedule Once you pick up this fourth book in her Antiue Print Mystery series you are not going to want to put it down If you have read the previous books in this series you cannot help but be a fan of Maggie Summer If you haven t read #them and are picking up this book first you are going to fall in love with her and put the #and are picking up this book first you are going to fall in love with her and put the books on your to read listIn Shadows at the Spring

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Maggie is trying to decide if she is ready to be a parent and is looking into adoption She is also very involved with Our World Our Children an adoption agency She is so involved with them that she is organizing a fund raiser for the agencyan antiue show Unfortunately when the organization and Ma. She's an antiue print dealer a college professor and nowa parent Maggie Summer is considering adopting a child from the New Jersey agency Our World Our Children and she has happily agreed to stage a benefit antiues show on their beha. Ggie start to receive hate mail there is talk about cancelling the show Maggie does not want to back down and let the person or people behind the threats win but she has to think about the safety of all involvedMaggie has a uniue talent of working things out no matter how busy she is and boy is she busy in this book It is nice to hang out with Maggie at the college and at home with her cat Winslow and see her organizing the showwe ven get to see her boyfriend #Will And Friend Gussie #and friend Gussie Lea Wait has that awesome knack of keeping the reader interested from the first word until the very last and all that adds up to is a HUGE win for the reader This is the 4th book in the series Maggie has offered to put on an antiues show in support of a local adoption agency one that she is considering using if she goes forward with adopting a child The process is harder than she thought but she gets support from both her school and the agency and its clients She is stunned to find out that both the agency and the show are receiving threats The decision is made to go forward but when people associated with the agency start getting hurt Maggie begins to worry that something terrible may happen at the show She and Will work together to try to piece together who the culprit is before it is too late The previous book had a lot of slightly out of place lectures on prints in American history and culture This book serves up a dose of the realities of adoption particularly adopting older
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and children different andor mixed races or thnicities But in this case it fit much better into the overall plot Maggie managed to get herself an antiue show organizing gig as a fund raiser for a local adoption agency As the show nears the suspense and mystery ratchets up I felt that this was a well written mystery It didn t have as many blatant red herrings as some of her arlier works Although I must admit there was some clue arly on that tipped me off to the Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling eventual culprit but there wasn t an abundance of blatant support for my suspicions so the mystery kep. Lf With her dealer friends her college and her lover Will Brewer all donating their time and supportverything is falling into place But someone is harboring a vicious grudge against Our World Our Children The adoptive mother of thi. ,

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Shadows at the Spring Show Antiue Print #4