Finding Miss Write by Gena Webb
Finding Miss Write by Gena Webb is a romantic mystery set in present day San Antonio, Texas. Carla Williams is a romance author who is trying her hand at writing a serial killer story. While out to lunch with her friend Maggie Monroe, someone overhears the pair talking about Carla killing off one of her characters and misconstrues the meaning. That evening, the pair are brought in by police for questioning where the truth is realized and they are let go. However, Mrs. Ida Mae Turner, the proud, loud-mouthed woman who reported them doesn’t believe the story and escalates the situation. The incident also introduces Carla to Detective Roger Graf and romance ensues. A serial killer novel, a new romance, and an aggressive woman who won’t back down. What could possibly go wrong?
I love the way this book is written, it feels very real and the events seem plausible. Being an author and avid reader, Carla even mentions how some of the things going on are reminiscent of books she’s read or movies she’s seen. A lot of Carla’s speech and actions are steeped in writing this book, it’s like watching a real life author in action. I wonder if Gena Webb saw herself while writing this book.
This is a clean romance, so no sex scenes. The romance is very endearing, Carla lost her husband to cancer two years prior and Roger shows patience in allowing her to take her time moving on and accepting love again. He shows he cares and doesn’t push her to do anything she isn’t ready for. Carla is grateful for his presence as the situation with Ida Mae escalates and she is told of a potential serial killer in San Antonio, not unlike her book. Webb does a good job of showing parallels between books and real life. Oftentimes, authors draw inspiration from real events and book logic can be applied to real life.
I would recommend Finding Miss Write to romance and mystery readers alike. Or, if you like stories that are especially realistic and reflect life, you could enjoy this book as well. I think this novel is a fantastic demonstration that life gets crazy at times and that romance is possible at any age.
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