Oct 3, 2020

Book Review Of *Solid Ground* by Wanda & Danny Pelfrey @dwpelfrey @crosslinkpub

d Ground by Wanda Pelfrey & Danny Pelfrey

Seven years between them, Kirby and Riley Gordan, nurtured by their pastor father and loving mother, experienced almost ideal childhoods growing up in the Boston area. Then a season of misfortune culminated in the worse of all possible tragedies - the death of their beloved parents.

Four years have passed. Kirby, having failed at marriage and pro-baseball, is now a Florida police detective. He finds himself in little Adairsville, Georgia along with Riley, his law school bound sister. They are there to settle their uncle's massive estate. It is soon apparent that Uncle James's death was no accident. But the worst of it is their names at the top of the suspect list. The siblings are embraced by spunky caretakers, Amos and Carol, whose love, wit, faith, and plain ole horse-sense bolster efforts to solve the murder and put Kirby's life back on track.

After reviewing Solid Ground, Terri Gillespie, award-winning author of "The Hair Marven Series" commented, "The quaint town of Adairsville, Georgia is filled with quirky folks, history, beautiful scenery, sweet tea, and murder."

Adairsville resident, Dr. Lena Smith, responded to the story with, "This mystery is masterfully written and captures the essence of characters who are both believable and honorable, despite their imperfections... I finished it in one sitting."


Picture Growing up in a poverty situation where he was often without access to TV for entertainment, Danny, in his early teens turned to books. It was not unusual for him, in his high school years, to read three or four books a week, thus his love affair with books developed early.

​Danny received a degree from Point University and a Master of Ministry from Kentucky Christian University. He spent many years serving ministries with churches in several states. His writing endeavors, sparked by his wife's love of the craft, includes more than forty articles for national publications and a weekly newspaper column. His first book was ​ONE-WAY CHOICES IN A WRONG-WAY WORLD. In addition to the "Davis Morgan Mysteries," he has written with his wife, Danny compiled and served as one of the authors for LIFE IN ADAIRSVILLE, AN ANECDOTAL HISTORY OF A SMALL NORTH GEORGIA TOWN. Danny is a member of the Georgia Writers' Association and American Christian Fiction Writers.

Wanda knew, even before she graduated from Point University, that she wanted to be a writer. That dream came to fruition early as she began to write curriculum for various Christian publishers. Among the books she authored are MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR CHILD'S TEACHABLE MOMENTS and CELEBRATE THE BIBLE. She spent twenty-four years as a primary teacher in a Montessori school. Recently she collaborated with her husband to write the "Davis Morgan" mystery series. She enjoys quilting and has never lost her love for reading.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kirby and Riley Gordan come to Adairsville, Georgia a small picturesque mountain town in north Georgia to settle their Uncle James’s massive estate.  It soon becomes apparent that Uncle James died under mysterious circumstances, was it an accident or murder. Danny and Wanda introduce some quirky and loveable characters in this first book of their new series “Adairsville Heritage Mystery”. I enjoyed this book very much, the chapters are short so it did not take me long to read it once I got started. I would highly recommend this book to others who enjoy the mystery and suspense genre.

I would like to thank Danny and Wanda for the ARC in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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