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Unwittingly pulled into a high profile crime by her client, London call girl Sylvia Smith doesn’t know where to turn. Frightened and alone, she seeks solace at a rural church, where she meets Father Christopher, a priest consumed with his own set of struggles. Father Christopher takes her in, reluctantly, but is soon drawn into Sylvia’s obsession with the cryptic message tUnwittingly pulled into a high profile crime by her client, London call girl Sylvia Smith doesn’t know where to turn. Frightened and alone, she seeks solace at a rural church, where she meets Father Christopher, a priest consumed with his own set of struggles. Father Christopher takes her in, reluctantly, but is soon drawn into Sylvia’s obsession with the cryptic message that the client left behind. In this journey of self-discovery cloaked in a mystery, Sylvia and the priest grapple with the police, their demons, and temptation....

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ISBN : 15713489
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Number of Pages : 294 Pages
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  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    2018-11-13 14:04

    A whispered name to James' casual friend as he was yanked out of the police cruiser and as she was yanked out of the other door turned out to be Sylvia's quest for finding Richard Witherspoon. Sylvia wasn't sure what the significance of the name was or if it was a puzzle for her to solve, but she definitely was going to find out.After Sylvia left the prison and was free to go, she ventured on her own back to London, but during the return trip, she noticed a church and decided to stop. Aren't churches supposed to help the weary and down trodden?At the church, she found Father Christopher and his five-parishioner church to be inviting, and so she boldly asked if she could stay in the rectory. Much to his own surprise, he said yes.Sylvia's stay definitely livened things up as she tried to solve the puzzle of the name Richard Witherspoon. As time went on, Sylvia and the priest realized they were good for each other....two lonely souls helping each other and becoming friends with Sylvia leading the way and helping Father Christopher to get his parish back and she trying to solve the mystery of the whispered name.The book's characters were delightful. The priest was funny, lonely, and questioning his fit as a priest. Sylvia was inquisitive, determined, and quirky. Father Christopher's cook was definitely stuffy.If you need a break from serious, this is the book you will want to read. It is quite enjoyable in terms of characters and plot....something different. It will also remind the reader about the human traits of caring and concern.ENJOY!!! I definitely did. 5/5This book was given to me free of charge by the author in return for an honest review.

  • LORI CASWELL
    2018-11-08 16:58

    London streetwalker Sylvia Smith is under suspicion for abetting a robbery. She doesn't know where to turn. Frightened and alone, she ends up at St. Alban's Church. The officiant, Father Christopher is going through some turmoil of his own. He is filled with self doubt and he tries to resurrect his dying church.On odd friendship forms and they work to help each other. He helps her track down a clue so she can find and return the stolen money. She brings him out of shell to be more outgoing in his sermons and with his parishioners. Sylvia is walking a tightrope because as she guides the priest he seems to getting farther away from his church instead of closer.Dollycas's ThoughtsGod does work in mysterious ways. Sylvia noticed the "stone gable with a double bell cote projecting above all the nearby buildings" from her seat on the train. She hasn't set foot in a church since she was a teenager but it felt "the right place for her to be right now". That was how she ended up at St. Alban's. She needed guidance as did Father Christopher. Mystery with a message. Great character development. Well paced, in fact I wish it would have ended so soon. I would love to read the next part of these character's journey. My only flaw in this story is that the British snippets of language seemed forced. The setting worked wonderfully for the story but the dialogue needed a bit of alteration.This was an enjoyable read. I read it all in one sitting. A nice escape.

  • Darcia Helle
    2018-11-13 11:59

    Sylvia the prostitute and Father Christopher the priest take us on a mysterious journey through England. In the process, they learn things about each other and themselves. This is a fun mystery, as well as a beautiful story of self-discovery and friendship. The characters are rich in development, easy to love and empathize with. The plot moves at a good pace, and the mystery kept me guessing all the way through to the end. There is no strong language or graphic scenes of any sort, which makes this perfect entertainment for all readers.

  • LORI CASWELL
    2018-10-26 18:25

    London streetwalker Sylvia Smith is under suspicion for abetting a robbery. She doesn't know where to turn. Frightened and alone, she ends up at St. Alban's Church. The officiant, Father Christopher is going through some turmoil of his own. He is filled with self doubt and he tries to resurrect his dying church.On odd friendship forms and they work to help each other. He helps her track down a clue so she can find and return the stolen money. She brings him out of shell to be more outgoing in his sermons and with his parishioners. Sylvia is walking a tightrope because as she guides the priest he seems to getting farther away from his church instead of closer.Dollycas's ThoughtsGod does work in mysterious ways. Sylvia noticed the "stone gable with a double bell cote projecting above all the nearby buildings" from her seat on the train. She hasn't set foot in a church since she was a teenager but it felt "the right place for her to be right now". That was how she ended up at St. Alban's. She needed guidance as did Father Christopher. Mystery with a message. Great character development. Well paced, in fact I wish it would have ended so soon. I would love to read the next part of these character's journey. My only flaw in this story is that the British snippets of language seemed forced. The setting worked wonderfully for the story but the dialogue needed a bit of alteration.This was an enjoyable read. I read it all in one sitting. A nice escape.

  • Pat
    2018-11-06 11:08

    While billed as a mystery, The Book of Sylvia is as much a character study of the two protagonists. Sylvia and Father Christopher make an unlikely but believable couple of sleuths as they try to track down the money stolen by one of Sylvia's "clients". The best part of the book is seeing their friendship grow and the changes they make in themselves as a result. Mr Miller's writing style makes for an easy, quick read-which means the book ends too soon. I'd like a glimpse of these characters several years later to see if they continue to progress. I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.

  • Sally Malkowski
    2018-11-05 13:18

    Enchanting tale involving a Catholic priest and a prostitute in merry old England.Fr. Christopher is running on spiritual empty and is questioning his vocation. Sylvia has just been arrested after being found in the company of a gentleman accused of stealing money from an armored truck. What does Sylvia do once released from jail? Sets out to prove the gentleman innocent. From page one, hilarity wreaks havoc. Michael Scott Miller has done a superb job of capturing the essence of Catholicism and incorporating it into the life of a prostitute. Think you've got the ending all figured out? Think again!

  • Kathy
    2018-11-04 15:15

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review. An overall interesting mystery. It did have a few minor editing errors that were somewhat distracting. I really enjoyed the back and forth perspectives of the two main characters, you got to get different impressions of the same events from both people. They end up helping each other in an unlikely partnership. The ending was a bit of a surprise to me, and I'm not sure I like it, but it works. I like how another reviewer said it best, "Some of the situations may be a little farfetched but the characters are well developed and easy to like."

  •  Julie
    2018-10-20 17:11

    a delightful read, very entertaining!

  • Cheryl
    2018-11-04 13:21

    2 (and a half) out of 5 stars....Some of the characters and relationships weren't developed nearly enough...and the whole idea was kind of goofy. It is nice to pass time, but not my bag in general.

  • Laurie Collins
    2018-10-23 19:25

    I don't understand the four stars. I couldn't finish this book. I wanted to like it. It sounds so cute and that's what I was in the mood for. I skimmed for a bit, then just stopped.

  • Iris Smale
    2018-10-24 12:02

    Loved this book. It was an easy read - I didn't even skip to the end like I usually do. Kept my interest, was surprised by the way it turned out. Will check out more by this author.