Mary Ann Winkowski & Maureen Foley,
The Book of Illumination
(Broadway, 2009)

Anza O'Malley, a single mom and bookbinder, can see ghosts.

In this case of a stolen manuscript, she's got to find out if writings gone missing from the Boston Athanaeum are truly the Book of Kildare, which was allegedly written by an angel. A group of 12th-century monks are there to assist from the spirit world.

Co-authors Mary Ann Winkowski and Maureen Foley do a good job of taking us to Boston, a fascinating locale with history and culture all its own. They take a couple of side trips into Anza's personal life, which distract from the main story, but I believe may make the series more believable and interesting in the long run. This is the first book of a supernatural series featuring Anza, which will hopefully feature more of Bean Town's fascinating locales and history.

book review by
Becky Kyle

30 July 2011

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