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About the Book
Book: Counter Point
Author: Marji Laine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 2016
Someone is determined to finish the final assignment of a murdered hitman.
Her father’s gone. Her diner’s closing. Her car’s in the lake. Cat McPherson has nothing left to lose.
Except her life. And a madman’s bent on taking that away.
Her former boyfriend, Ray Alexander, returns as a hero from his foreign mission, bringing back souvenirs in the form of death threats. When several attempts are made on Cat’s life, she must find a way to trust Ray, the man who broke her heart.
Keeping Cat safe from a fallen cartel leader might prove impossible for Ray, but after seeing his mission destroyed and several godly people killed, he knows better than to ignore the man’s threats. Cat’s resistance to his protection and the stirring of his long-denied feelings for her complicate his intentions, placing them both in a fight for their lives.
How can a small-town girl survive when ultimate power wants her dead?
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Counter point is suspenseful, never did figure out who the bad guy was. I didn’t get into the book very much until about halfway through. I am glad I kept reading. I loved the verses at the end of each chapter. I loved Cat’s character, she is so determined to get her dad’s restaurant going, and things are working against her. Will she be able to get it up and going, will she escape the killer?
Overall, I enjoyed the book and looking forward to reading more books by the author.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. This book review is my own opinion.
About the Author
Marji Laine has completed seventeen years of homeschooling, but with her publishing business, her various volunteer activities, and her large family, she will likely never live a life of leisure. When she does find spare time, she enjoys watching sports and Hallmark movies and mysteries, loves having game night with her family and friends, and enjoys talking “shop” with other authors. You can usually find her in her favorite recliner, plucking away at her keyboard with her rescue fur-babies at her feet or at www.MarjiLaine.com.
More from Marji
COUNTER POINT takes place in a small town in East Texas. A family-owned diner provides the backdrop for many of the scenes. The owner, Cat McPherson, makes a point of smiling and chatting with everyone who stops by. Even the superior and difficult Mrs. Heath—of the Heath’s Point Heath’s, make no mistake. Mrs. Heath might think she’s all that, but she is still dependent on Cat’s diner for a slice of her favorite Magnolia Pie.
Have you ever had a piece of this custard paradise? Smooth, creamy, and with the minutest crisp of a glazed caramel on top of it. I can practically taste one now. This favorite of mine had to go into my book. I first tasted a Magnolia Pie (my adopted grandmother called it Buttermilk Pie because Magnolia Pie sounded too southern and she was from New Jersey) at a Christmas Eve celebration. It was my instant favorite.
I’ve searched for my grandmother’s recipe through old books that she gave me and a collection that she and several others put together when I got married. Sadly, I cannot find that original recipe that she used. But I think it must have been something like the one I was thinking of when I included Magnolia Pie in my book.
Let me know if you make this recipe! I’d love to enjoy a virtual slice of pie with you!
3 eggs at room temperature
1 stick of softened butter
1½ cups white sugar
3½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whisk the eggs until foamy.
- Cream together sugar, butter, nutmeg, and flour. Add the eggs and other ingredients, beating until smooth.
- Pour into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool completely or chill before serving.
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