Make Your Own Luck

A Remy Summer Woods Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - General
362 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2012
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Author Biography

Joanne Lewis is an attorney and author who lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a lawyer, she is a family mediator and guardian ad litem who represents the best interests of children. As a writer, she creates character driven novels and has a special interest in mysteries and historical novels.
When not working as an attorney, Joanne is writing. She is the co-author of the award winning novel Wicked Good, which tells the story of a boy with Asperger’s syndrome who searches for his birth parents. Please see the review on the Reader’s Favorite website.
Joanne has used her experience as a former prosecutor to bring Make Your Own Luck, a Remy Summer Woods mystery, to life. Make Your Own Luck is available now and is the first book in the series.
Joanne is also the author of The Lantern, a Renaissance mystery. This historical novel tells the story of a woman in modern day Miami, Florida who searches for a girl in 15th Century Florence, Italy who dared to enter a competition to build the lantern on top of Brunelleschi’s dome. The Lantern will be released in November 2012. Please see review on the Reader’s Favorite website.
Joanne makes a living as an attorney and lives her dreams as a writer.
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Alice DiNizo for Readers' Favorite

Remy Summer Woods is a practicing attorney with her father, Clarence Darrow Woods, in his prestigious Florida law firm. She'd much rather be an artist, studying in Rome, Italy, and so she paints in her law office when she can get a few moments together. However, Remy has a few serious issues to face. Her half-brother Carlos is drug-addicted. She has to defend Michael Sharpe who attended school with Remy and now admits a fondness for underage girls. And Clarence Woods announces to Remy that she is to move to Seattle to open his law firm that specializes in environmental cases. When Remy tells her father that she'd rather defend young teenager Bonita Pickney who has confessed to killing her own father, Clarence Woods fires her, and tells her to vacate her law firm-owned condominium. Then someone forces Remy off the road into canal waters and the car that someone uses is owned by her father's law firm. Police Officer Ronnie Diaz is really nice and her uncle Todd is really clever, but can they really help Remy out of this one?

"Make Your Own Luck" is one thriller that readers will not want to miss. It is filled with action and suspense on every page. Remy, brother Carlos, Ronnie Diaz, Bonita Pickney, Uncle Todd, and all other characters are well-created and totally believable. The plot proceeds with hair-raising suspense and twists and turns everywhere which make it a first-rate mystery thriller. "Make Your Own Luck" should be on reading lists everywhere. It is one good read!