Book Review: Murder in Murray Hill

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Summary:

Frank is busy adjusting to his new life as a man of means when a father shows up on his doorstep begging him to locate his missing daughter.

 

My Rating:

5/5

It was hard to follow up Murder in Chelsea but this one did a decent job of it.

I loved all the character and story development that took place in this book. There were times in this series that it seemed the character arcs were basically creeping along. This sped things up for sure.

I really enjoyed the mystery and didn’t know who the killer was until the end. The other thing I really liked was that the book covered topics relevant today. The mystery could have been taken out of the ten o’clock news but of course with historical twists.

This series is great to read and I love where things are going.

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Book Review: Murder in Chelsea

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Summary: Inquiries into Sarah Brandt’s adopted daughter lead to the discovery of a murder. Sarah and Frank must solve the case to protect the little girl they both love.

My Rating:

5/5

This was the best one yet of the series but absolutely do not start on this book if you are new to the series. Everything that takes place in this book is the result of a whole lot of build up and without that build up this book wouldn’t be a very interesting read.

This book finished up a story line I had been waiting for and it did it well.

The mystery was just okay. I knew who the killer was fairly early on but that happens a lot in this series especially because I have been pretty much reading them back to back. Might be different if I was reading books a year apart but I just discovered this series in 2015 and have been binge reading them. Yes, they are totally binge readable books. Can’t tell you how much I love this series.

Despite the binge reading I was completely floored by the story ending. Would not have guessed what happened in a million years.

This book was just so amazing. I really can’t say enough good about it.

If you love mysteries try this series (but do NOT start with this book. Read book 1).

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Book Review: Paw and Order

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Summary: Now that Brigit and Megan have had some time to get used to each other they can work together to catch a thief.

Rating:

2.5/5

I was really disappointed in this book. I have read two other books in the series and really liked them. This one I didn’t like and if it was my intro to the series I would not have kept reading. Fortunately, I know that the other books are better so I will continue and hope there are no others like this.

Megan is a real jerk in this book. She was very unlikable. In other books she is flawed but endearing. In this one she is just annoying.

The crime in this book really annoyed me because it was fairly insignificant. Book 1 had them investigating a bombing. Now, Brigit and Megan are looking for a purse thief. It just wasn’t significant enough that I could care much about the crimes taking place. Sure, thieving is wrong. But, honestly, not interesting enough for me to worry much about whether thief was caught.

This book also has a love triangle I didn’t like at all. I read later books so I knew how it turned out and that may have tainted my views on it but overall I thought it was poorly done and everyone in the love triangle looked like a jerk.

I also was sad Brigit played such a small role in this book.

I do kind of understand what the author was trying to do with this story I just didn’t care for it.

I liked the other books in this series better so if this is your first one give another a try before giving up on it.

 

 

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Book Review:Dragonwatch

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Summary: After saving the world in the Fablehaven Series Kendra and Seth are at it again. This adventure will be even more dangerous than the last. The children must decide if they will become the caretakers of Wyrmroost the Dragon Sanctuary. If they don’t dragons might be unleashed onto the world. But if they do….

 

My Rating:

5/5

This was a fun read and a great way to continue the Fablehaven  Series. I loved Fablehaven and this was fresh and fun. I am so excited about this series that I really wish the author could write more than one a year. I don’t want to wait!

I loved that new characters were added. Seth and Kendra have visiting cousins and it will  be interesting to see their journey. I really liked that the cousins have different personalities from Seth and Kendra and I look forward to seeing how their stories play out.

I also love that despite the Fablehaven adventures Seth still gets into mischief. He is more cautious and thoughtful but still daring and willing to take risks.

I do have one minor complaint. I am not a fan of the emerging Bracken/Kendra romance. I am not a huge Bracken fan mostly because I think he is too good. Him and Kendra can never really be on equal footing in a romance.

I think my favorite thing about this series is that it is lots of fun to read but doesn’t end up getting bogged down by too much detail like so many fantasy stories.

I highly recommend this book to fantasy fans but read the Fablehaven series first.

 

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Self-published Books – You Get What You Pay For?

This is very true!

Linda G. Hill

Warning: rant ahead.

There’s a discussion going on in one of my Facebook groups and I’m having a very hard time staying out of it. So lucky you, you get to hear the side that’s going on in my head.

The complaint was a misused word. The sentence they are “Ugh!”ing over included the phrase, “something worst.” The original complainer called it a grammatical error. I pointed out it could have been a typo, and asked if it was one of many. She said it was the only one she’d found, so I said it was understandable: even a spellchecker wouldn’t have picked it up, to which she replied, “True probably self published.” Note the total lack of grammatical issues with her reply. (Sorry, I get sarcastic when I’m pissed off.) What I wanted to say was that even had it been edited and proofread professionally by a traditional publisher’s…

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New Release: The Alpha’s Daughter

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Available 4/4/2017. Buy it for kindle today!

 

 

What happens when the non-werewolf daughter of the Wolstenholme pack alpha meets a mysterious werewolf at the court of the infamous Henry Tudor?

Tamsin Wolstenholme was sent to Hampton Palace with instructions to steal the king away from his new queen. Fortunately for Anne Boleyn, Tamsin only has eyes for Henry’s handsome guard.

Walter Crake has been sent by his father to protect Henry VIII and try to return the errant monarch to Catholicism. When beautiful Tamsin Wolstenholme steals his heart will he have the courage to betray everything he holds dear for love?

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Free Kindle Ebook!

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Free for next 4 days. Download Now.

 

One night of poor judgement during a ball leaves Sophronia with child. Her baby’s father, the heir to the Marquess of Wolstenholme, is already married and so to avoid a scandal his younger brother is ordered to marry her.

The last thing Nathaniel Wolstenholme wants is a wife. He is not the heir to the title, estate, or leadership of the pack. Still, he knows that a werewolf pup is a valuable asset and his nephew or niece should be raised with other members of the pack. He just hopes his new bride doesn’t expect love to grow. His heart still belongs to Vivian even though she would never marry a man with no title.

Sophronia and Nathaniel’s union has barely begun when werewolves suddenly start showing up dead. When one of the murders hits close to home Nathaniel must reveal himself to Sophronia. Together, they must protect those they love and discover who is responsible for the grisly murders.

 

***This Freebie is to celebrate the release of the tie in book The Alpha’s Daughter releasing 4/4/2017

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