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Essentially Yours (Tall Pines Mystery #2)

4.58  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Marcella's first love has been MIA for eighteen years. Callie, her best friend and Sky's sister, flips out when a mysterious package from Sky arrives on her doorstep. Inside his old backpack are bottles of precious essential oils, a memory stick, and a bag of emeralds. Are these his final effects? Or is Sky alive? When Marcella's husband Quinn hears about it, his jealousy ...more
ebook, Author's preferred edition, rereleased under Kindle Select, 245 pages
Published March 2nd 2016 (first published March 1st 2012)
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Jun 05, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first started this book, I didn't think I was going to like it, but I was wrong. After about page 10, I was hooked. It is literally a page turner.
I was entranced by the characters, Callie, Marcella, Quinn, and Sky. I loved the way we were taken back in time, at different times during the book, to explain what was going on in the book.
I thought it was going to be a love story, but it was not only a love story, but a very good thriller all the way to the end. I can only hope that his vision
May 25, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Marcella's best friend, Callie, goes missing and it all has something to do with the package Callie received from from her brother -- Marcella's long-lost first love. People are dying, powerful forces have an interest in keeping this all quiet, and in the midst of it all Marcella must deal with long-buried feelings.

Told in the first person from Marcella's point of view, and read by a talented voice actress with an ageless quality to her voice, this story was instantly captivating. I read a lot o
Author Aaron Paul Lazar has the knack of creating believable characters, putting them in beautifully rendered landscapes, and making their subsequent trials and tribulations seem believable too. His Tall Pines Mysteries are no exception, and Essentially Yours is the second in the series.

The title brings to mind the essential oils that form a backdrop to this tale. While Marcie’s down-to-earth attitudes give her a natural reluctance to use oils instead of medication for her headache, her honest l
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Mar 20, 2013 D.G. Torrens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I read through the first chapter of "Essentially yours" I found myself drawn in and I simply could not put it down! Marcella and Quinn are happily running their antique shop in upstate New York. Life is seemingly ambling along nicely, until one morning following Marcella's swim her agoraphobic best-friend Callie arrives unexpectedly. I don't like spoilers and don't want to give too much away. But what transpires is a delicious mystery that will grab hold of you and will not let you go! Callie ...more
Dec 11, 2014 Marsha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Essentially Yours by Aaron Paul Lazar is a terrific book. The premise is using essential oils and crystals to treat ailments is genius. And presented as to be completely believable. I love the addition of the new characters and appreciated the interactions with the characters that I have previously come to love. Lazar comes at the Tall Pines Mysteries from a different point of view, and he does a terrific job. They are written from the first person heroine POV so it is a very different look at ...more
Aug 21, 2012 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fast paced mystery set in the beautiful bucolic Adirondack woods. The imagery is vivid and the author paints a great picture of the setting of this book. I enjoyed the characters and got to know them enough whereas at the end of the book I felt I knew them:)
What brought me into this book in the first place is the connection the author and I share with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils. Aaron actually centers the plot of his story around the oils. Young Living is an amazing co
Oct 16, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is the aroma of mystery in the air as Quinn and Marcella try to find a kidnapped friend and discover that Marcella’s first love is still alive and trying to keep ahead of some very bad people;
Essentially yours is the second installment of the TALL PINES MYSTERY SERIES. We get to know the characters better and reach into Marcie’s past. Love is also in the air with Marcella and Quinn’s relationship but Quinn is apprehensive where Sky is concerned.
There is an
Aug 23, 2012 Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It kept me turning pages. The characters were very well developed; their relationships were believable. It's fast paced with lots of action and mystery. There were times I felt like the author was trying to sell me the essential oils mentioned in the book, but the plot was so engrossing, I was able to overlook that part. I will definitely look for more books from this author!
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Nov 28, 2014 Kaila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh man.. this one actually gripped me even more then the first. So much more mystery.. love.. and the characters made me fall for them even more. I am in love with this series now :)
Jan 02, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read. Fun characters. Love the Adirondack setting. I will read more books by this author.
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Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 25 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, a romantic suspense series, and a new love story series, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at ...more
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Tall Pines Mystery (4 books)
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