Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ocean Alley Adventures (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #1-3)” as Want to Read:
Ocean Alley Adventures (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #1-3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ocean Alley Adventures (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery #1-3)

by
4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This set has the first three books in the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series, set in the fictional Ocean Alley, NJ. Fiction you can share with your mom.

The Jolie Gentil mystery series debuted in October 2011 with Appraisal for Murder, followed by Rekindling Motives and When the Carny Comes to Town. Jolie is a real estate appraiser in a New Jersey Beach town and her flexible
...more
Kindle Edition, 636 pages
Published June 23rd 2013 by Lifelong Dreams Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ocean Alley Adventures, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ocean Alley Adventures

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-59)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Maureen
Apr 16, 2014 Maureen rated it really liked it
This was a free Kindle book set of the first three in the series. I'm very impressed with how well drawn the characters are, with traditional cozy features within interesting plots and settings. The small town featured showcases different neighborhoods, characters of varying ages and backgrounds, the younger people thankfully lack the unappealing brittleness of other books and the senior citizens thankfully lack that fake cuteness and pep that are common in other stories. I'm glad that while a ...more
Carolyn
Jul 04, 2013 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
As a librarian, I'll recommend this series to readers who want a good story without too much gore or sex, but don't necessarily want Christian fiction either. The Ocean Alley Adventures have the right mix of humor, mystery and just a light touch of romance. Orr has a deft hand with description and brings the town and it's many characters to life. You can't help rooting for Jolie. She's in the middle of a divorce, has lost her job, and her husband's creditors are threatening her. She's living ...more
Angela Myers
Sep 27, 2013 Angela Myers rated it really liked it
The more I read about Jolie, the more I enjoy her adventures. This "book" was actually a collection of the first three novels in the series. I'd purchased the third one at a writers' workshop and enjoyed it, so when I had the opportunity to obtain this collection, I didn't hesitate. I'm glad I didn't. I recommend each book in this collection to anyone who enjoys cozy mysteries and well-drawn characters.
Elaine Orr
Jun 29, 2013 Elaine Orr added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is the author, and I'm not trying to review my own book, it's the only way I've found to add it! So, I'll tell you about it, but I won't rate it. (And if you know how to add it without ending up at this review page, let me know. I wish I had a seven year old in the house. They figure out everything so easily.)

By placing the first three books in the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series in the ebook version of a boxed set, I hope to give readers a chance to really get to know the characters--and
...more
Jan
May 10, 2014 Jan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
So many things to like about this three-books-in-one book. The setting is well-drawn--the beach, old houses, the shops, etc. The characters are quirky (my favorite kind) and multidimensional. The plots twist and turn, and all three endings are satisfying. Jolie is great, but I especially like Scoobie and Aunt Madge. Looking forward to reading more in this series, just hoping Jolie can find a nice boyfriend.
Vykki
Jun 25, 2015 Vykki rated it really liked it
Shelves: awesome
A well written cozy mystery. The story drug me in and I couldn't put it down. The characters were a hoot.
Glenda
Glenda rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2016
Joseph
Joseph rated it really liked it
Oct 20, 2015
Peggy Arnold
Peggy Arnold rated it really liked it
Dec 10, 2015
Jacqueline
Jacqueline rated it it was amazing
Aug 28, 2015
Lisa
Lisa rated it liked it
Jul 23, 2013
Alicia Trimble
Alicia Trimble rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2013
Rhondda Bick
Rhondda Bick rated it really liked it
Apr 23, 2016
Donna Wichern
Donna Wichern rated it it was amazing
Sep 05, 2014
Linda T
Linda T rated it liked it
Sep 02, 2016
Janine Harms
Janine Harms rated it it was amazing
Aug 26, 2015
Mary Anne Vincent
Mary Anne Vincent rated it it was amazing
Nov 15, 2015
Trish Chastain
Trish Chastain rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2016
Ursula VonGlahn
Ursula VonGlahn rated it it was amazing
Mar 05, 2016
Suzanne Pepper
Suzanne Pepper rated it really liked it
Nov 01, 2014
Katej0929
Katej0929 rated it really liked it
May 31, 2015
Joy
Joy rated it it was amazing
May 17, 2016
Pat
Pat rated it really liked it
Oct 04, 2015
Martha D. Eubank
Martha D. Eubank rated it it was amazing
Nov 30, 2016
Nannette
Nannette rated it it was amazing
Mar 31, 2014
Liz
Liz rated it really liked it
Dec 19, 2014
Cookie Willett
Cookie Willett rated it it was amazing
Feb 10, 2015
Rosemary
Rosemary rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2016
Susan
Susan rated it it was ok
Jan 18, 2016
Flying Carpet
Flying Carpet marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2013
Shirley
Shirley marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2013
Brenda
Brenda marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2013
LLona Cunningham
LLona Cunningham marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2013
Marisa
Marisa added it
Mar 11, 2016
Connie Steckel
Connie Steckel marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2013
ChrisGA
ChrisGA marked it as to-read
Jun 26, 2015
Sparkledaisy
Sparkledaisy marked it as to-read
Jul 08, 2013
Kim
Kim marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2013
Hailey Kotz
Hailey Kotz marked it as to-read
Jul 14, 2013
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2013
Amanda Kruckenberg
Amanda Kruckenberg marked it as to-read
Jul 30, 2013
Norma Huss
Norma Huss marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2013
Edel
Edel marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2013
Cinlar
Cinlar marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2014
4Kathy
4Kathy marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Roxanne
Roxanne marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2014
Sheila
Sheila marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2014
Jeri
Jeri marked it as to-read
May 12, 2014
Anita
Anita marked it as to-read
May 24, 2014
Theresa
Theresa marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
Bob & Sherri
Bob & Sherri marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
Chris
Chris marked it as to-read
May 27, 2014
Arielle Gordon
Arielle Gordon marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2014
Craig Mccall
Craig Mccall marked it as to-read
Jun 08, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
3242457
Also published as Elaine L. Orr
Elaine Orr writes fiction and nonfiction. "From Newsprint to Footprints," first of the River's Edge cozy mystery series (from Annie Acorn Publishing) debuted in November 2015, and "Demise of a Devious Neighbor" will appear in fall 2016.

Elaine introduced the Jolie Gentil series in 2011 and most of the ten books hit bestseller status on Amazon (cozy mystery category).
...more
More about Elaine Orr...

Other Books in the Series

A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery (9 books)
  • Appraisal for Murder (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #1)
  • Rekindling Motives (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #2)
  • When the Carny Comes to Town (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #3)
  • Any Port in a Storm (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #4)
  • Trouble on the Doorstep (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #5)
  • Behind the Walls (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #6)
  • Vague Images (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #7)
  • Ground to a Halt (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #8)
  • Holidays in Ocean Alley (A Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery, #9)

Share This Book