Box set of the first three Anna Denning mysteries.
The Witch Tree: Anna Denning Mystery, Book 1
Just days before Christmas in the mountain town of Elk Park, Colorado, genealogist Anna Denning discovers a client's body. When she starts asking questions no one wants answered, she becomes the killer's next target. Still grieving the death of her husband, Anna must draw on her wounded faith to enter a world of Wicca and witchcraft - reminders of a past she buried long ago - and discover the secret of The Witch Tree.
The Witch Tree was a finalist for a 2011 Grace Award.
Sparrow House: Anna Denning Mystery, Book 2
When the owner of a mansion in the Colorado mountains hires Anna Denning to research his family tree, it's Anna's dream come true. A library brimming with old documents, an undiscovered family history - what more could a genealogist want?
Excited by the possibilities and fueled by a new love in her life, Anna, tenacious as ever, is undeterred by rumors that a ghost haunts the mansion. Until she uncovers records that suggest those rumors are more than idle talk.
The Sacrifice: Anna Denning Mystery, Book 3
It's nearly Halloween in Elk Park, Colorado, and one of the Elk Valley Historical Society's founding members, a retired history professor who wanted to hire genealogist, Anna Denning, to complete his secret research into the family trees of two other members, has been found dead - the victim of a brutal murder. When a friend of the victim pleads with Anna to complete the professor's work, Anna agrees. Her decision leads her into a disturbing world of lies, concealed identities, and the occult.
With courage and a hefty helping of stubborn resolve, and facing major changes in her personal life, Anna digs beneath the surface of the past to discover the dangerous secret behind a decades-old murder.
©2015 Karin Kaufman (P)2016 Karin Kaufman
Not sure. The storyline was Okay but at times the author forgot she was writing a book and went into overly long passages about "god" and Christianity. Okay so the plot compares pagan witches against "true religion" but really the author needs to realise she is writing a story not a Christian tract. The "preaching" passages could have been cut by 9/10 ths without affecting the plot. Needed a good editor to stop the author getting on this particular hobby horse. Narrator could have been better as she lacked fluidity but I got used to it after a while so didn't affect my enjoyment too much.
Precise, dullish, acceptable
Not unless the director cut outs all the preaching.
The author has real potential but she would have to realise that she is writing a story not preaching Christianity. If she can't control her desire to preach she will never achieve her potential.
"Always a winner"
Karin never lets us down and neither does Anna Denning! All three are great stories and the set makes a wonderful gift for someone! They are good honest reads that will keep you glued to the pages! Don't miss out on these great stories!
"Anna Denning Mystery series 1-3"
I love the audio book, because i can listen while i am cleaning house, soaking in the tub, walking or any other thing i do that i can't read at the time... but i also love to just read the words. So it is better when you can't sit and read but still want to hear a great story.
I love Anna, i can relate to her because she is a genealogist, and i love genealogy. Karen's stories keep me interested the whole time, her ability to tell a mystery story is great.
I have not listened to Becky before. But she did a wonderful job on these books. I love how she changes her tone for different characters, and her voice keeps me engaged and interested in the story.
I love how in each story Anna learns more about her own character, and i love how much she adores Jackson...
These are wonderful books, Karen has a true gift for bringing you into her world. I highly recommend these book, and the audio version is wonderful for those days when you just can't sit and read. :)
The people at Audible need to include in the description of this book that it is Christian Lit. I had no idea and would not have bought this book had I known. This is not a typical murder mystery, it is an attempt at giving the reader a lesson on "staying in the light" and being morally superior to others . The way the author depicted Witches was deplorable and untrue. Religion bashing is not only wrong, it has nothing to do with a murder mystery. I could not nor would not finish this tripe.
"Kept me awake. I'm thankful."
I drive 70 miles to work every morning and was constantly in danger of dozing off. I started listening to this series and instantly became very interested in the characters and engrossed in the stories. It made the miles go by fast and made me much more alert. Awesome read or listen in this case.
The story itself may have been decent but a very poor narration was annoying and made it hard to follow,
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