DONNA LEE DAVIS
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St. Mary Book Club, JPII House, 10:00 a.m. May 8, 2018, reading Matter of Discretion
Book Signing/Reading/Q&A, HQ Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, VA, November 4, 2017
Friends of the Smoot Library Book Club, King George, VA, July 17, 2017, reading Here Is the Church
St. Mary Book Club, Fredericksburg, VA, January 10, 2017, reading Here Is the Church
REVIEWS OF THE NOVEL, MATTER OF DISCRETION:
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite: 5 STARS Move over Jethro Gibbs, Tony Dinozzo, and Timothy McGee to make room for NIS Special Agent Harry Reiner in Matter of Discretion by Donna Lee Davis! This book reminded me a lot of the NCIS television show with how it followed a crime and the subsequent investigation. Yet, it truly set itself apart with how it included religious elements and focused on the lives of the main characters instead of just the crime committed. I liked how real the author made the characters feel; they felt more like real people than fictional characters! My favorite character was Damon Keith as I respected the way that he saw his assignment to Quantico as a test of humility and embraced it as such, instead of fighting against it. Overall, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed immersing myself in the lives of the characters, especially Damon Keith, and I would love to read more about these characters in future books!
Reviewed by Kathleen Mahoney for Arlington Catholic Herald The who-done-it novel is an intriguing tale and also comes off as a paean to the Catholic priesthood . . . Davis hardly has scratched the surface of the wealth of material from her Quantico years. May we expect a sequel featuring Father Keith? Let's hope so.
BookLife Prize: "The characters are superbly rendered. They feel real and vivid . . . While there are similar books with similar plots, this one manages to be wholly original and full of unexpected turns."
Sample the novel's opening online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or BookBaby Bookshop, and download these excerpts:
Readers focus on the murder mystery, the romance, the Christian values, but there is humor as well. Witness this exchange between Sergeant Cisco Diaz and Lance Corporal Willie "the Swoop" Johnson (with apologies to officers' wives everywhere):
It's hard to choose an excerpt that doesn't give too much away, but this one is no spoiler. Father Damon visits his dad at Portsmouth Naval Hospital:
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