From the Bristol Press, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2017:
Many know Dr. Dawn Leger as the senior grant writer for the Bristol Development Authority. She is also an award winning author that recently completed the third book in her mystery series, though.
“I’m projecting 22 books in the series. Each is sort of based on a different tarot card,” Leger said, explaining that the first book of the series is titled “Embracing the Fool,” and the second book is, “Freeing the Magician.” Both of which can be found on Amazon.
The main character in the mystery series, Professor Cassie Thornton, tries to “start over” and hide her past that involves her mother, a gypsy, Leger explained.
“But people from her past keep popping up, and things that she wanted to hide keep turning up, because no matter where you go, you always bring your past with you,” Leger said.
Leger wrote the first four books of her new mystery series in one year. “I wrote with the idea that I didn’t want to worry about getting the next one out,” she said.
When writing a series, Leger explained, each book is like an episode. “It’s fun for me,” she said. “You have the luxury of developing the characters over a long period of time and don’t have to recreate the world in each book.”
“I hope people will give it a shot and people, I think, will enjoy it,” Leger added. “Bristol has been very supportive.”
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Reviews of Eagle Scouting:
From "Kindle Reader" - Five Stars:
A Review of Eagle Scouting: A Novel posted on Amazon Marketplace: "This is, on the surface, a gritty accounting of what may have happened leading up to 9/11. But as you go deeper, you discover a rendering of how our past informs our present and how you have to go home again to make peace with the process. Excellent story--a page turner, and an excellent psychological study of families and the lasting impact they have in our lives."
Amazon.com Review - 5 Stars from Kathleen Hornby:
Hard to put down!
I read this book three months ago and it has stayed with me in a way that I didn't expect. At first glance, the subject matter may look sensational or played out, but don't be fooled - we haven't heard this story or met these characters before. The plot is gripping and full of surprises, even though the major events (a murder and the attack on 9/11) are obvious.
Leger's deft handling of the issues acknowledges the realities of radical Islamic terrorism in the United States while avoiding stereotypes. Her characters are compelling and utterly believable, and will especially delight readers looking for a female protagonist who doesn't need anyone's approval. This is a fast read but not an easy one, and if you're like me, you'll be tempted to start the book over as soon as you finish it.
Amazon.com Review - 5 Stars from Kimberly:
Dr. Leger does it again!
I devoured this book! Eagle Scouting took me by surprise, I could not put it down until the last page was read. Dr. Dawn Leger has a great talent and I'm grateful she shares it with us by continuing to write page turners! When is the next book coming out?
Amazon.com Review - 5 Stars from Denise:
Excellent story---A page-turner!
This is, on the surface, a gritty accounting of what may have happened leading up to 9/11. But as you go deeper, you discover a rendering of how our past informs our present and how you have to go home again to make peace with the process. Excellent story--a page turner, and an excellent psychological study of families and the lasting impact they have in our lives.
Amazon.com Review - 5 Stars from Judy:
Amazing-Dr. Leger does it again! It captured me in the first initial pages. I couldn't put it down! I read it a second time, Dr. Leger is an incredible story teller!
Amazon.com Review - Stars from Karen:
Ms. Leger's writing grips the reader from the start and I feel like I know the characters as if they were in my life.
I purchased Eagle Scouting because I had read In Flight, another novel by Ms. Leger, a story I thoroughly enjoyed.
I highly recommend this author's books. You won't be disappointed.
Reviews of In Flight:
Amazon.com Review - Five Stars from kitcat:
A great novel for book discussion groups
A very enjoyable read. I learned so much about Turkey, a country I have never traveled to but after reading this book would like to see. The characters were well developed and the story flowed nicely. I didn't want it to end!
Amazon.com Review - Five Stars from reader
I couldn't put it down
I love this book. I love reading about different cultures and ways of living. I also like intrigue. So, it was exciting and interesting and I couldn't stop reading. Now I want to travel to Turkey and I can't wait for the author's next book.
Amazon.com Review - Five Stars from C. Radda
Mystery in a mysterious land
There's a bit of the travelogue in Dawn Leger's novel, but that's only because, to most of us anyway, the setting, modern Turkey, presents such a formidable and alien landscape. Everything is new to us. Modern attitudes mix with what can only be called Neanderthal beliefs to create a land of contradictions--the perfect setting for this novel whose tension never dips very far below the surface.
"In Flight" centers on the efforts of a Turkish-born American, Marta Demir, whose legal expertise is needed in Turkey to resolve, of all things, a dispute over pasta. On the flight from New York she meets Vasilli Vassilios whose own pilgrimage is more personal: his brother has died and he wants to connect with his family after a lifetime apart.
You will undoubtedly be fascinated by the geography and customs of the country, but in the end the multi-layered plot, the cultural anomalies of modern Turkey, and the perfectly drawn characters (there are many!) will keep you turning the pages. It's a great read!
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