You're invited to the hottest bash in Sinful, Louisiana. It's Gertie's Tenth Annual Funeral (because why have a funeral after she's gone and can't hear all the good things people say about her?) and she's pulling out all the stops, hoping to make this year's celebration the best one yet.
Only someone has a different idea. Someone wants to take the f-u-n out of "funeral" and tries to turn fake-dead Gertie into real-dead Gertie.
Who would want to kill Gertie? And why? And can Fortune and the Geritol Mafia stop him before he attempts to kill Gertie again?
Nearly Departed is the first in the Sinful Stories series, a fast-paced novella set in the world of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune Mysteries, complete with a splash of suspense, a dollop of humor and a pinch of heart.
A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR: Nearly Departed was first published on April 27, 2015 as part of the Miss Fortune Kindle Worlds program (which ended in July of 2018). It is now part of the Miss Fortune World published by J&R Fan Fiction. I wish to thank Ms. DeLeon for graciously allowing other writers to explore their own writing in a most Sinful way.
Sinful Stories is a series of stories written by Shari Hearn within the Miss Fortune World featuring Fortune, Gertie and Ida Belle. They may be read in any order; however, they do follow the timeline of Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune series with regard to Fortune's relationship with Carter. With the earlier books in the series, Carter doesn't know Fortune's true identity. As Jana DeLeon's series changes with regard to Fortune's continued threat from Ahmad, future stories within Sinful Stories will reflect those changes.
Currently, the stories within Sinful Stories include:
Mutiny on the Bayou
Murder on the Sinful Express
I really, really wanted to like this book. The other review left on March 18 about this book said exactly what I felt as well.
I was looking forward to more Fortune and her crew, but unfortunately the story is written poorly and very elementary. Phrases aren’t the types of things these characters would say, and these are characters who have been carefully and artfully created by the original writer.
The scenarios the troublesome 3 get into are simple and seem to be a collection of goofy pratfalls not in line line with the original stories.
Granted, fan stories are never the same, but this one isn’t even close in resembling the typical mayhem Fortune and Gertie and Ida Belle get into.
Grammatically it is reminiscent of a very young writer, like very very young, one who would use repeated verbiage in a paragraph, and incorrectly used adjectives, as an example. It’s a real possibility the book wasn’t proofread prior to release.
I miss Fortune, the girls, and The Who,e crazy cast of characters in these stories. I was hoping for the best…..