Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Title: Lincoln's Diary
Author: DL Fowler
Publisher: Harbor Hill Publishing
ISBN: 9780615445533
Reviewed by Michele Tater For the Couch Tater Review

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ~Abraham Lincoln

After Sarah's mother dies, she is left with the task of going through the house, that was home to her, her mother and grandmother for as long as she can remember. Also she is looking for clues about the mystery men in her life; her grandfather and father. Unfortunately, Sarah doesn't find anything but the journal of her Grandma Cassie. The journal becomes more than the thoughts and experience of her grandmother, however, so much more that someone is going to great lengths to get a hold of it. One mention in the journal, becomes a shocking and unbelievable piece of historical importance: that there is a diary written by Abraham Lincoln himself. As she tries to locate the before mentioned document a possible lead turns up murdered and Sarah is the main suspect. What has she gotten herself into? Will finding the diary help her find out who her grandfather and father were and in turn help her find herself?

I was pleasantly surprised with the reading of this book. At first I thought it would be too history involved and not entertaining at all. Boy, was I wrong. It has a suspenseful story line and a main character that the reader can see themselves going on quite a journey with. I would not stop at saying that it has twist and turns, it was more like swirls and tornadoes. The reader is not able to tell who is the “good” guys and who are the “bad” guys until the amazing written ending. I was even more awed that this the first novel from this talented author, which I hope means he has more books up his sleeve to entertain us with.