Saturday, 18 February 2017

Steam and Sensibility (Sensibility Grey #1)Steam and Sensibility by Kirsten Weiss
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

1848 San Francisco and Sensibility Grey has arrived from Lima to the protection of her Uncle, after the death of her scientist father. But she becomes the pursued because of her father's journal. Who can she trust. Sensibility decides she must decipher the secrets in the journal but what will be the consequences.
A good fun mystery with a range of characters. An enjoyable read.
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Friday, 17 February 2017

Snowbound at Hartfield: A Sweet Tea Novella; Pride and Prejudice sequel (Sweet Tea Stories Book 4)Snowbound at Hartfield: A Sweet Tea Novella; Pride and Prejudice sequel by Maria Grace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Colonel Fitzwilliam finds that he has inherited an estate, he travels with the Darcys and Mr. Bennet to visit his inheritance. Arriving in a snowstorm there are invited by the Knightleys to stay at Hartfield, as are the other travellers, Sir Walter Elliot and Elizabeth Elliot. Can the Colonel finds his future wife in the locale.
Really enjoyed this tale, and loved the Colonel is this story (but then I usually do) and even Elizabeth Elliot was likeable. And the writing style made it so easy to read.

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Don't Tell a SoulDon't Tell a Soul by M. William Phelps
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Unfortunately it didn't take me long to realise that I didn't like the style of writing, but I read on to the end. For me there was just too much over explanation. This is a version of the true story of Kim Cargill, and her trial for the murder of her son's childminder Cherry Walker.
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Murder as a Fine Art (Thomas De Quincey, #1)Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

1854 and London is again hit with a spate of murders that seem to be a copycat of the Ratcliffe Highway murders of 1811. Thomas De Quincey, famed for his 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater', is decreed to be the main suspect. Can the De Quinceys with the help of D.I. Ryan and Constable Becker find the murderer and determine his motives.
Really enjoyed this story, like the characters and got involved in the telling. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Dancing MonkeysThe Dancing Monkeys by Sherwood Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Mixture of Mansfield Park (Henry Crawford, Price brothers) and Persuasion (Captain Wentworth) as they meet onboard the Laconia just before battle commences. Crawford is travelling to try and forget Fanny Price who meets the equally unhappy Wentworth after Anne's refusal.
An interesting story that was well-written.

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Mr. Darcy's Debt: A Pride & Prejudice Variation NovelMr. Darcy's Debt: A Pride & Prejudice Variation Novel by April Floyd
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

On the death of Mr. Bennet in October 1811, and the appearance of Mr. Collins it is time that the deathbed promise of Bertram Fitzwilliam is undertaken, a promise because of the actions of a young Thomas Bennet in December 1786. So the present Earl offers the remaining Bennet family the living at Somersal next to Pemberley. This action bring several members of the various families closer together.
An enjoyable tale of the characters from the original, with an easy to read writing style though note there is no Wickham or an interfering Lady Catherine to create havoc.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Alexandria Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries, #11)The Alexandria Affair by Ashley Gardner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Its now August 1818 and Lucius Grenville and Captain Lacey finally set off on their expedition to Egypt. Unfortunately with the added quest on behalf of james Denis to locate an artifact. Again Lacey is pursed by the mysterious familiar stranger. Can the answers be found in Egypt.
Again another good mystery and wonderful characters and well written.

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