" I MEANT to read BLOODROOT by Amy Greene, (I realized soon after starting this). Something labelled "mystery" is not something I would choose--even less so something labelled "a China Bayles mystery". I find mysteries to have many undeveloped characters, and lack of detail, but that is the nature of mystery. its just not what I like to read. But I started it, attracted to the herbology and southernness of it. It was an ok book, though a lettdown from just finishing the Big Stone Gap series by Adrianne Trigani. IT was hard to keep the family members and generations straight--a fact due to it being a mystery, once again--they don't spend much time going into details of the characters, the reader dosn't spend much time with a character in order to get to know him, and remember him. Nonetheless, interesting--"you want to find out what happens".... Though I would never buy a book by this author or even pay 50 cents at a book sale for it, If soemone gave another one by her to me for a gift, or I was on a dessert island with only this book, I would read it. Theres just too many other really good books out there to start wasting my time on China Bayles mysteries "
— Mssuzyq623, 1/28/2014