Monk, Hester and Oliver Rathbone solve a gruesome murder and mysterious death involving an act to control the labeling of opium. Edge of the seat courtroom drama. Excellent even though some suspension of reason is required for the resolution and the true murderer to be revealed
A new romance small town series...Eternity Springs, well, new to me. Sage Anderson is haunted by her past, and hunk Colt Rafferty is just the romantic interest to turn things around. Well written (in the romance style0 and with some more than average plot development
What happened to 5 year old Kitty Easton who disappeared one night from her family's country estate, and why is everyone so haunted by this? A gentle mystery, well-plotted and well written, set after the Great War in England.
Another venture into cozy Pecan Springs. This time China investigates allegations of improper sexual actions with underage girls by the new super star high school football coach. The characters are engrossing and the story entertaining, and China learns more about her family past when her Mother gives her some letters to read.
Finding Casey covers a lot ot territory with a down-home, western, contemporary tone. Glory Vigil at 42 has a new husband, an adopted 19 year old daughter with a history, and is hugely and unexpectedly pregnant. Add a parallel plot of an abducted and abused young woman, and don't be surprised when everything is resolved neatly in the end. Well written
Rather fascinating novel on the theme of hoarding focusing on two daughters of a hoarding mother - one is compulsively neat and the other a compulsive hoarder herself. They're estranged but reunite to clean the hoarder's house so Child Protective Services doesn't remove her son who was injured when stacks of stuff fell on him. I never considered hoarding a real psychological problem, rather an irritating personality trait, so the novel was relevatory to me. Interesting style written in alternating first person, and well written. Ecommended for an easy and rewarding read.
How can you not be up for a trip to Paris and all its delights with fashion conscious Aimee Leduc? Aimee is a PI who is always embroiled in some conspiracy involving, at a minimum, the police and the bad guys. In the 12th in the series, her partner, the dwarf Renee, has fallen in love with an illegal Chinese immigrant. Aimee stumbles upon a body written in shrink-wrap, and, as she tries to find the murderer, has to sort through all sorts of intrigue....secret service, police, Chinese mafia, 14th century alchemy and a secret society. Sounds exhausting....well, it is. A total page-turner and at times difficult to follow how Aimee manages to solve the mystery. But you'll enjoy the journey, anyway....And did I mention Aimee's mother is also a skeleton in the closet.
Mary Jo, single mother of baby Noelle, and Mack Mc Afee find each other. Enjoy the series, but boy is it hard to keep track of all the population of Cedar Cove. Macomber provides a list of characters and you'll need it!
Enjoy the setting and empathetic characters. But nurse Bess Crawford serving on the western front in WWI has adventures that are a little too similar from one book to the next. Would like to see a little more development od the characters and storylines.