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Cogrill's Mill

 

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Donna E. Bedrick, Word Museum Reviews

 

Treachery, adventure, manipulation, plus an up-and-down again romance makes "Cogrill's Mill" a real treat to read. Author, Jack Lindsey has penned an enjoyable tale of murder and mayhem in a scenic English countryside and is well worth the look.

 

 

Heather Froeschl, www.bookreview.com

 

The author has a knack for characterization and "Cogrill's Mill" is definitely full of characters. Readers will enjoy the story and will soon be hankering for a glass of Cogrill's cider.

 

 

Linda L., http://theromancestudio.com

 

Mr. Lindsey depicts believable characters and a setting so authentic, the pages come alive with the mill, the smell of delicious cider and the beautiful landscape. This is an incredible story that is really remarkable.

 

 

Merry a Vero Beach, FL Reviewer

 

All I can say is WOW! Once you begin this book, you just can't put it down!

     An extremely enjoyable fast pace read that grabs you from the first page and hangs on until you finally finish! George Cogrill is living off an inheritance from his father of both money and property; the property being an old grist mill and a cottage where he lives on a beautiful piece of property by his eccentric dowager aunt, Lady Jane who lives in Gleefield Manor with Winchester her dog, a black Labrador. It is his 30th birthday and his Aunt Jane has summoned him to the manor. With some trepidation, since she always seemed put out by him, he goes up to the manor. His aunt tells him there is a hitch to the inheritance he received from his now dead crooked father. Seems his father swindled his partner in business and built his fortune off of that. The hitch is that by the age of 30, George was to have made something of himself instead of just living off the inheritance and doing nothing. Since he hasn't, his Aunt tells him he has to give half his entire inheritance money and property to his father's partner in repayment for his being swindled. When he finds the only living relative is his photographer daughter, Victoria, all things begin to go crazy. This books takes you to villains, Hollywood, Romance, murder and so much more! You just can't put this book down, every chapter is a new incident! I received and ARC from the author, but the opinions expressed here are strictly my own!

 

 

J M Portman

 

Cogrill's Mill by Jack Lindsey is an interesting and exciting read. This story follows George Cogrill and his attempts to keep his mill despite all the forces working against him. We also follow Victoria Gloam, a photographer, who inherits half of Cogrill's property. The product description gives us an insight into the creativeness and quirky way this author works. ' Beautiful women, scheming villains, a dog that inherits a fortune and a cat that does not exist, all combine to ensure that his life will never be the same again.' certainly doesn't sound like a normal book description and this isn't a normal book, it's a work of art with fantastic characters, a well-developed plot and a wonderful flow, five stars for sure!

 

 

Dublin_ebayer

 

I really enjoyed this story about George Cogrill and his inheritance. I thought Jack Lindsey did a spectacular job with character definition. Aunt Jane was such an interesting character. She was very strong and fierce and I liked how she was an aristocrat who rode a motorcycle. I found those little character twists very interesting. Making George give half of his inheritance away was a bit of a moral dilemma that I'm not sure if I agreed with or not. On one hand, it was right to have him be motivated to do something different with his life, but on the other hand he was happy in his existence doing the simple things in life. Victoria was inspirational in her own way and pushed George into doing things he never would've dreamed of doing before. I really enjoyed the book and thought the concept of the story was quite interesting. And really I do think Aunt Jane had George's best interests at heart!

 

 

Renu G, OnlineBookClub.org

 

Cogrillís Mill is a countryside story authored by Jack Lindsey. Written in 248 pages, it is very readable and entertaining. The book wouldnít let me go until I finished it.
     Its central character is George Cogrill, a young bachelor who enjoys gardening, making cider from apples of his own orchard, and fishing in the river. Aunt Jane is the executor of his fatherís will. She wants him to start working and get married if he does not want to forego the Cogrill Water Mill and cottage. She compels him to give away half of his inheritance to Vicky Gloam, the daughter of his fatherís business partner. She is a photographer who turns into a model and Hollywood film actress. George and Vicky fall in love with each other. They experience ups and downs in their relationship. George has enemies who try to harm him and take over his estate. The story develops gradually and becomes humorous when Aunt Jane leaves her estate to Winchester, her black dog. The village becomes a setting for crimes.
     Lindsey writes in simple language making reading delightful. He includes dialogues in countryside English. Overall, the author has woven a beautiful story, and most of the characters are very friendly. George and Vicky mature with time and experience. The story begins at a slow pace and picks up speed until it approaches the end. Some of the dialogues brought tears to my eyes because I was really drawn into the story. The scenes came alive to the extent that I could smell ďCogrillís Old Mill CiderĒ throughout the reading. It was ďa commodity greatly sought after Ö Once a bottle came into a villagerís hands, it was treasured and only opened for special occasions.Ē
     The setting for every scene in Cogrillís Mill is described in detail and easy to understand. There is always some element of mystery because you cannot predict how a character will react, who will appear and what will happen in the next scene. I like Georgeís personality the most. He is a rich yet humble man. He is an artist at heart whose creativity and freedom are curtailed by Aunt Jane. I dislike her snobbish and bizarre behavior.
     I am happy to award this book 4 out of 4 stars. It seems to have been professionally edited, and I did not find a single grammatical error. It is suitable for adults of all age groups. Youth will learn a lot from the characters, especially if they need to discover their own talents. I think it could make a good movie.

 

 


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