Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Out Of The Blue - A Novel by Caroline Clemmons

Having never done a book review before, I was a little hesitant when Caroline Clemmons asked if we could do an exchange review.  Since agreeing, I've scoured the internet reading up on other book reviews and how it's all done.  I think I've got it.  So here goes.

Out Of The Blue is a what can be termed as a time-travelling, murder-mystery, sweet-to-steamy romance, page-turning suspense novel that falls into your lap from out of the blue.

Like those surprises you find while foraging through the bookstore, or online these days, you immediately get taken in by the cover.  Turn a few pages, and then you get sucked in.

From the get go, it grabs you and sends you back in time to Ireland in 1845.  Intrigued to find out what happens next to our heroine, Deirdre, you read on and then sucked into our hero's world, Brendan - who lives in our present time.

The plot - murder, corruption, intrigue, and let's not forget time-travelling - is cleverly written.  It's evident too of Caroline Clemmons great love of Texas, as elements of Texan life infiltrates into the story, from the scenes she sets to the way they speak.  By throwing in some lilting, old-time Irish words and phrases, it reminds the reader of an era gone by.  The story is fast-paced, leaving you eager to find out what happens to the main characters.  And as you read on, not realizing that you've already read half the book, you can't help but wonder what's taking Deirdre and Brenden so long to "just get busy" already!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Out Of The Blue and got quite caught up with the characters lives.  If I were to rate it, I'd give four stars out of five.

Here's a blurb:

A desperate flight from a dangerous man plunges Deirdre Dougherty off a cliff—and into the future…Swept through a time portal 165 years beyond the life she knew in rural Ireland, Deirdre plunges into a lake in central Texas. The brooding man from her precognizant visions rescues her but demands answers she cannot give. Deirdre knows only that he is in danger, and the source has a familiar vibe.

Police Detective Brendan Hunter wants answers. Who shot him and killed his partner? Why? And why does Deirdre know details only he and his late partner knew? The beautiful psycho’s story has to be a colossal fabrication. He wants her gone before he becomes even more fascinated with her.
Together they must solve the riddle of Deirdre’s displacement, battle a drug scandal and stay one step ahead of the enemy—without knowing friend from foe.

Out Of The Blue is published by The Wild Rose Press.

Check out my review over at Caroline's site: www.carolineclemmons.blogspot.com


  1. T.K., thanks for a nice review. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your book.

  2. Thanks right back to you! Same time tomorrow, then :) This is fun. I'll go and post something on your blog now.