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Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons is the second book in the Rose Gardner Mysteries series by mystery author Denise Grover Swank. Swank's delightful second Rose Gardner mystery (after Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes) finds the daffy, accident-prone Rose up to some risky. This page is match with search engine queries: Download Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons PDF File, Read Online Twenty-Nine and a Half.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. My only complaint- if Rose said 'crappy doodles' one more time, I was going to throw my Kindle out the window. Luckily, the phrase is not used as much in the subsequent books. One other thing that kind of gets to me- the book is already reminiscent of Stephanie Plum books Janet Evanovich.
Why does Rose's love interest need to be a cop named Joe?! Other than that, I really enjoyed it. View all 6 comments.
Nov 13, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: This was an adult contemporary mystery story about a psychic. The storyline in this was about Rose being called to jury duty, and then having a vision about the real murderer in the case she was a juror for. We then ha This was an adult contemporary mystery story about a psychic.
The ending to this was okay, and thing worked out well enough in the end. Jul 07, Obsidian rated it liked it.
Please note that I gave this book 2. I chose wrong. That's all I got. I initially bought the first and second book via a Nook sale and since the reviews were all pretty much five stars I thought this would be an interesting series for me to start to read.
Taking place a mere few weeks after the events of book 1, we have Rose setting into a new relationship with her boyfriend Joe and trying to deal with attending jury duty. Since Rose's new boss a Please note that I gave this book 2. Since Rose's new boss and old nemesis is out to get here, she really doesn't want to take time off of her job though she's inherited more than a million dollars, so her protests are kind of lacking any punch here.
Rose has a vision while using the bathroom and she realizes that a man is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. When she goes to jury duty and is ultimately selected, she realizes that the man she had the vision about who didn't commit the murder, is the defendant. So the whole book is just Rose figuring out what she can do since she doesn't know the identity of the real murderer, but knows that the man on trial could not have done it. She goes to her boyfriend Joe who is all trust the justice system, and yeah I pretty much agreed with Rose here and rolled my eyes at him.
There are two secondary plots going on which is Rose's sister Violet is acting like a shrew and bossing Rose around. And oh is saying terrible things about Joe and Rose because she doesn't trust Joe. Why Rose put up with this after the mess that was their mother is beyond me.
The secondary plot is Rose meeting and loathing the new assistant District Attorney. My Spidey sense can feel a love triangle coming a mile away, and I am just glad I have not and will not read anymore books in this series. New characters are straight up one dimensional.
Rose finally gets her first real friend who made me exhausted, and I was just reading about her. The new assistant District Attorney Mason seems to have anger issues, and I don't really have the urge to read about some guy who acts like a jackass towards people but somehow has a heart of gold. Older characters also felt wrong in this book. Violet I already mentioned in this book, but now all of a sudden, her marriage is in trouble, and she's kind of sort of an alcoholic? It didn't make any sense.
Joe was a non-entity pretty much in this one.
And the character and his obsession with getting Rose to move to follow him though they have been dating I think three weeks at this point was odd and off-putting. There is not much substance in this book. We just have Rose "investigating" poorly and getting caught and in trouble every five seconds it seems.
It wasn't cute and I was pretty much yawning my way through til the end. The writing definitely needs tightened up. There was one case where we had Rose speaking, but then the character speaking switched to someone else by the end of the sentence. Reading Rose's constant exclamations of "crappy doodles" was also not fun the second time through. The ending sets up things I guess for the next book. I don't know how that's going to work out, and I don't care.
This wasn't a bad book, just not that great, and I cannot see me re-reading this ever again. Rose Gardner is the most loveable, quirky, hilarious character, and wherever Rose goes, chaos follows. This book is the second in the Rose Gardner Mystery series and I loved it.
Rose has the sight. She can't control when it happens, but out of nowhere, she will get a vision of usually something random like where someone left their car keys, but sometimes, it might be the key to solving a murder.
Rose has the most wonderful boyfriend ever, her first boyfriend, actually, Joe Simmons. She met Joe i Rose Gardner is the most loveable, quirky, hilarious character, and wherever Rose goes, chaos follows.
She met Joe in the first book when he was living next door to her working undercover for the Arkansas State Police. He did, in fact, suspect Rose in the murder of her own mother, but he and Rose solved the crime and they fell in love. He is getting ready to leave one morning and finds Rose's letter for jury duty. So starts the worst morning of Rose's life. Everything goes wrong that could go wrong, and of course she gets a vision, while in the men's restroom, proving the defendant's, Bruce Wayne Decker's, innocence.
But Bruce Wayne's defense attorney doesn't seem to be trying to prove his innocence, so Rose takes on the task. And, gets herself into all kinds of trouble in the process. Poor Joe finds himself running back and forth from Little Rock to Henryetta to have to keep saving Rose. And, Rose is also having to deal with her very overbearing sister Violet, who does not like Joe. Can Rose's relationship with Joe stand the test of being a long distance relationship and can Joe withstand all the hot water Rose seems to get herself into?
Can Rose prove Bruce Wayne's innocence in time? If you love a light and fun mystery, then this is perfect for you. Denise Grover Swank, you've done it again. I can't wait to read the next book. View all 9 comments. If you have read the first book, then this one is next. The story here is also intriguing once again. We read the mysterious as "Crappy Doodles! We read the mysterious aspect and that is when Rose reports for Jury Duty and literally bumps into the arrogant Mason Deveraux.
Hmm something tells me we will read more of him. He himself was an interestingly written character, and I would love to read more about him. Anyways, ok so Rose is a Jury Member. The suspect Bruce is in question for a murder, that some are convinced that he did commit. This brings Rose into curiosity as from a vision she had, she believes him to not have committed the crime, but will everyone else agree with her, especially Deveraux?
Just how far will Rose go, to prove that Bruce is innocent? Along this, there are other family situations that occur between Rose and her sister. We also will know some interesting facts about the reclusive Joe Simmons! The characters again were spot on; written wonderfully.
We definitely see Rose a good different type of character; in ways different from the first book. She is more independent, but at the same time not so sure about a few things, including her relationship with Joe. There are tender, loving moments between these two, and you just know they are meant to be, but other people might not think so; just read and see!
All in all I was very happy with this second book; there was a good flow again, and I simply cannot wait to read a third book! May 07, Jacob Proffitt rated it it was ok Shelves: This is second in a series and they definitely build on each other. Which is my way of saying read the previous before this one.
I like Rose quite a bit. But two factors have edged me over the line to stop. They're related but in a weird way. The actual, present problem is with Rose's sister, Violate. I can't stand that controlling snot-weasel and it bugs me more than a little that Rose puts up with her. If we're to take Violate's interference between Ros This is second in a series and they definitely build on each other. If we're to take Violate's interference between Rose and Joe seriously, then it means that Violate is nearly as great a monster as their mother was.
I'm sorry, but when she view spoiler [refused to call Joe when Rose was thrown in jail for contempt of court hide spoiler ] it went way beyond anything excusable. So when Violate maintains her stance against Joe and Rose just leaves with the thought that "she's my sister" it created a break with the story for me. The biggest result of this break is that I then went and read the blurbs and some reviews for the rest of the series.
And came to find out. Spoilers for the rest of the series: Worse, Rose goes into business with her and lets her screw her out of who knows how much money by some financial hijinks undoubtedly motivated by her sense of entitlement and control hide spoiler ]. Which is bad enough, but then I also found out that view spoiler [Joe gets replaced my Mason who also gets jettisoned by the end of the series hide spoiler ] and that ended my ability to continue with this book.
And with the series, for that matter. On one level, I wish I hadn't snooped ahead. But on the other, I'm relieved that I can bail early. View all 3 comments. No surprise here I quickly became a huge fan of Denise's after reading Chosen, her action-packed triller. Then after reading Here, her paranormal romance, I was hooked. And here I am again, thrilled to have had the chance to read Denise's mystery novel, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, and I can't say enough good things about it!
Denise is quickly becoming one of my very favorite authors. Rose, the main character, is just awesome. She's adorable and lovable, t No surprise here She's adorable and lovable, totally relatable, makes terrible choices at times actually, most of the time She's not scared to do anything if she feels it's right.
She drives everyone in her life nuts with her fearlessness, but they just can't help loving her for it all. And honestly, I couldn't help loving her either. She's maybe one of my favorite characters of all time. Love her!! The story starts off fast and never stops. I was sucked in immediately. He remembered Jaehyun whining on the skin between his neck and shoulder while telling him that the rain makes him unpproductive.
The rain last month was consecutive to the point Jaehyun lazily lies on their shared bed than to finish writing the acknowledgements on the last part of his book. Just then, as if fate loves to play Taeyong dirty, the guest introduced their guest with description too familiar for Taeyong. Vampire skin and a dimpled beauty. He also heard another host calling their guest as a newbie author who entered the writing industry with a bang.
Moments later, Taeyong saw Jaehyun on television. With a caramel turtle neck and black jeans with a brown shoe Taeyong remembered he bought for the younger. A fresh batch of silent sobs and tears started to come out of the professor unknowingly. He watches as the younger exchanges conversations with the hosts on tv. He sips the warm coffee which were on the both of his hands as he carefully listens on the words that slipped out of the younger's lips. A week passed and then he saw Jaehyun, even though it is a replay but Taeyong can see the joy on the younger's eyes.
Memories of their arguments replayed inside of Taeyong's head. He remembers how their fights would elevate. From the two of them talking to the two of them angrily saying words that they regret. Taeyong remembered how Jaehyun punched the wall on their room with his fist out of anger that Taeyong cleaned with tears stinging his eyes, guilty because he knows that he is the reason of the flames burning inside of his lover.
He remembered how Jaehyun went home with a hint of a different perfume on the collars of his shirt to which Taeyong pointed out angrily. He remembered Jaehyun always returning home hazed and drunk.
He remembers Jaehyun reasoning out with slurrs that he wanted to try a new perfume for his Taeyong-hyung tspend time with him again. He remembers the look Jaehyun made when Taeyong declines sleeping with him at the same time, busy with the exam papers he need to check and a proposal he needs to finish.
Their relationship wasn't perfect, Taeyong knew that. But when Taeyong went home early one day from the market to cook Jaehyun's favorite pasta, he was greeted by a Jaehyun with a suitcase on one of his hands while a backpack is swung on his shoulders. Upon seeing him, Taeyong motioned closer to the younger to hug him but the other stepped back. Taeyong pretended that didn't hurt, but he can't pretend that the words that left those lips he used to kiss made his world shatter.
We're not healthy for each other anymore. But the man in front of him seemed to have made up his mind. This is," Jaehyun paused, closing his eyes tightly while looking at the ceiling, trying hard to keep a strong stance. Please don't do this. Taeyong cried really hard back then, he remembered. He thought as if his eyes are already crying blood instead of tears.
Everything hurt that moment. He wishes to forget all of those as well as the feeling of Jaehyun's lips on his forehead, muttering a "Thank you for everything and sorry too, hyung. Good bye. He cried hard for an hour on the doorstep back then, only for his brother and his brother's boyfriend finding him clutching his chest when they opened the door for their visit.
Taeyong's tears were like rain, continuously running down the skin of his cheeks and onto his chin. The replay is almost ending, and the interviewer finally give a personal question to his ex which was seated on what seemed like an uncomfortable couch for his preference.
Many fans of yours have been contemplating to ask you this question because they don't want to meddle with your personal life but they asked me to ask you this which is why I'm nervous right now. Then the other host gave the newbie writer a follow-up question. May we ask why the two of you broke up.
Images can be used as representations of virtue and good example and also to remind people of their sins but are not objects of worship. Saints are to be honored as examples of life and as furthering the prayers of the faithful.
Praying to saints is permitted, and holy days should be observed. The observance of various rites and ceremonies, such as clerical vestments , sprinkling of holy water , bearing of candles on Candlemas , giving of ashes on Ash Wednesday , is good and laudable. However, none of these has power to forgive sin. It is a good and charitable deed to pray for the dead. However, the doctrine of purgatory is biblically uncertain. Abuses related to purgatory, such as the claim that papal indulgences or masses for the dead offered at certain localities such as the scala coeli mass can deliver immediately from purgatory, are to be rejected.
The failure of the Ten Articles to settle doctrinal controversy led Thomas Cromwell , the King's vicegerent in spirituals, to convene a national synod of bishops and high-ranking clergy for further theological discussion in February John Stokesley argued for all seven, while Thomas Cranmer only acknowledged baptism and the Eucharist.
The others divided along party lines. The conservatives were at a disadvantage because they found it necessary to appeal to sacred tradition , which violated Cromwell's instructions that all arguments refer to scripture.
In agreement with the Eastern Orthodox and Huldrych Zwingli 's church at Zurich, the authors of the Bishops' Book adopted the Jewish tradition of separating these commandments.
While allowing images of Christ and the saints, the exposition on the second commandment taught against representations of God the Father and criticised those who "be more ready with their substance to deck dead images gorgeously and gloriously, than with the same to help poor Christian people, the quick and lively images of God ".
Nevertheless, the King was not entirely satisfied and took it upon himself to make a revised Bishops' Book, which, among other proposed changes,  weakened the original's emphasis on justification by faith.
This revised version was never published, but the Bishops' Book would later be replaced with the King's Book. In May , three Lutheran theologians from Germany — Franz Burchard, vice-chancellor of Saxony; Georg von Boineburg, doctor of law; and Friedrich Myconius , superintendent of the church in Gotha — arrived in London and held conferences with English bishops and clergy at the archbishop's Lambeth Palace through September.
Bishops Tunstall , Stokesley and others were not won over by these Protestant arguments and did everything they could to avoid agreement. They were willing to separate from Rome, but their plan was to unite with the Greek Church and not with the Protestants on the continent.
Impatient Protestants took it upon themselves to further reform — some priests said mass in English rather than Latin and married without authorisation Archbishop Cranmer was himself secretly married. Protestants themselves were divided between establishment reformers who held Lutheran beliefs upholding the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and radicals who held Anabaptist and Sacramentarian views denying real presence.
A committee of four conservative and four reformist bishops was appointed to examine and determine doctrine. The final product was an affirmation of traditional teachings on all questions. Communion in one kind, compulsory clerical celibacy, vows of chastity and votive masses were acceptable by divine law. In addition, although the real presence was affirmed in traditional terminology, the word transubstantiation itself did not appear in the final version.
Harsh penalties were attached to violations of the Articles. Denial of transubstantiation was punished by burning without an opportunity to recant. Denial of any of the other articles was punished by hanging or life imprisonment.
The committee's membership included both traditionalists and reformers, but the former held the majority. The King's Book, or The Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christian Man to use its formal title, was more traditional than the version and incorporated many of the King's own revisions. It was approved by a special meeting of the nobility on 6 May and differed from the Bishop's Book in having been issued under the King's authority.
It was also statutorily enforced by the Act for the Advancement of True Religion.