Donna E. Bedrick, Word Museum Reviews
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Latest revision 1 May 2019