- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Peatmore Press (1 April 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0954962125
- ISBN-13: 978-0954962128
- Package Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,013,492 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An energetic and witty ride through life and love in the countryside. SYNOPSIS George Cogrill is troubled. He has been made to give half of his inheritance, which includes his beloved Water Mill, to Vicky Gloam, a gorgeous female photographer. He finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to her but there are dark forces at work determined to wrench the mill from his grasp and threaten his very existence. This is a humorous tale of treachery and intrigue, featuring romance and murder. 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.
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The main character George Cogrill, is more than content living by himself in his faithful mill with his Cider press making tasty cider from his delicious apples, it's truly like living the dream but of course sometimes things can upset the applecart and this comes in the form of his meddling Aunt, telling him he needs to make changes in his life and to make the most of his remaining years. He listens to her and from then on many things happen and the events of others as well as his own are changed greatly.
The way Jack Lindsey has created the characters have given them life like and believable appearances. There aren't many so it doesn't get confusing but they are interesting. It's a book that can be read in snippets and not cause the reader to get confused and lost.
I very much enjoyed Cogrill's Mill and would recommend it to others.
There is a very fine synopsis of COGRILL'S MILL that allows the shopping reader in the Kindle category the ability to become a fan of Jack. `George Cogrill is comfortable in his country life with his cider press making fresh cider with his delicious apples, then catching fish in the river. It is like a dream come true with no worries until a meddling elderly aunt decides he do something to make a difference with his years. Victoria Gloam loves taking pictures even though she isn't the greatest of photographers. After George visits her and gives her the inheritance intended for her deceased father, she has only one thing left to do and that is relocate. She loves the new location that will make a breathtaking backdrop in her pictures, George's aunt and even George, who is just not interested. George was content in his life until his elderly aunt chose to interfere. This doesn't sit too well with him until he learns of the stipulation in his father's will. So refusing to forfeit his inheritance, he does the one thing that makes his aunt content. He is to leave part of his inheritance to his father's old partner that had been cheated years prior. The only thing is the partner has died, leaving the share to go to the daughter. Vicky is ecstatic to finally have the funds to start a fashion photography career. Once she relocates to her new surrounding and begins changing the area, George sees things in his life taking quite a different upsetting spin, while others conspire a way to erupt their lives.'
Perhaps (based on reading just one book by Jack Lindsey) one of the key elements in Jack's armamentarium of gifts is his ability to create fully three-dimensional characters - and characters they are, rather than just simply people. And example of his wit and style follows: `Aunt Jane opened wide the throttle of her 750 cc, Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and the great machine accelerated out of a corner and over the brow of Mucklesbury Hill. It plunged down the hill at breakneck speed with Aunt Jane braking fiercely at the bottom and then leaning hard over to the left so that the motorcycle swung into the drive of Gleefield Manor, narrowly missing the hedge on the opposite side of the road and the edge of the cliff above Mucklesbury quarry.'
Full of keen humor and situations that mold into complication and unfold equally well into a fine dénouement, COWGILL'S MILL is a compleat pleasure to read. Grady Harp, September 15