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Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  740 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
The second Chintz 'n China mystery--charm recipe included.
When a client gives seer Emerald O'Brien a statue of a jade dragon as payment, bad luck follows. To thwart its evil spell, she'll have to follow a trail of heartache to China's Ming Dynasty.
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by Berkley Books
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Barbara ★
I thought this was much better than Ghost of a Chance which I found tedious. I really like Emerald and her two kids, Miranda and Kipling. I must admit that I wanted to beat Andrew over the head with a big stick. Why couldn't Emerald see what a shite he was? I think Joe will be perfect for her and the kids. I enjoyed the mystery of the jade dragon and the investigation into the thefts in town. Heck I even liked Jimbo. Definitely a much better installment than the first book. I will definitely be ...more
I've been reading a few heavy fantasy books lately so I was wanting to read something a little more light and fun so I decided it was time to pick up the second book in Yasmine Galenorn's Chintz n China mysteries series.

I went into this book expecting a light and fun mystery with a slight paranormal aspect and that's exactly what I got. The mystery in this one was quite interesting as it was more to do with bad things happening to Emerald and her family. I had my guesses about who was behind it
Jul 30, 2014 mirba rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, magic
Divorced mum of two with ghost problems.
After a quite good start this book do not keep up for me. Too many boring moments with just list of events happening.
Aurian Booklover
When a sad man enters The Chintz ‘n China Tea Room, Emerald O’Brien doesn’t really want to read his cards. There is some strange aura around the man. And when she does, there is nothing there for her to read. It is like he doesn’t have an aura. The man is not surprised by it, he has gotten similar readings before. When he stands up to leave, his coat pocket catches on a corner of the table, ripping it. Emerald helps him gather his belongings, and the man leaves. But then she spots something else ...more
This book has been on my TBR pile for a while. I did not know when reading this book that is was the second one in the series. To be honest this did not bother me at all, there was not enough of bringing up the past book in this one to make a difference.

I have read other Galenorn books and have loved them this one not so much. Yes, it was a fast quick read set in Washington. By the way book set in places where I live is always a plus. I did have to say I thought it was a little flat, not up to
Feb 18, 2010 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery, occult
The second book in the Emerald O'Brien saga follows the difficulties that arise in her relationship with Andrew and her friendship with Joe, a younger, hot Chief of EMTs. And of course we see Emerald dealing with the challenges of single motherhood.[return][return]This story follows a lovely jade dragon Emerald acquires via tragic circumstances. As a result things in her life seem to go haywire. Her shop is robbed, her home is vandalized and then robbed as well as other assorted bizarre incident ...more
Feb 10, 2012 Mirjam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Emerald O'Brien gets quite concerned when her Tarot cards spell chaos and bad luck for her latest client. Running after her just departed client to return a jade dragon he has left behind, she is a witness to the hit-and-run accident that kills her client. Shortly after becoming the proud owner of the jade dragon Emerald and her family are haunted by bad luck. It turns out that the little dragon is cursed! Now it is up to Emerald to discover how the jade dragon was cursed and more importantly ho ...more
Aug 26, 2013 Christine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, I don't know. This was really unrealistic, and that's saying something considering that I KNOW it's about a woman who happens to be a witch with psychic powers and I wanted to read it anyway. It's the little things that get me. As in, I know it's supposed to be a small town, but she lets her kids gallivant around it a little too much for my liking. And who wears sundresses and tank tops at then end of winter in Washington State? AND what single mom with her own store trying to make ends me ...more
Enjoyed the second of this series as much as the first. I'm a fast reader and have no problems following the story line. I hate to put down a book that holds my interest and this author has held my interest from the first page to the last.
Carolyn Jenkins
Aug 21, 2015 Carolyn Jenkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keeps You Entranced and Turning Pages

Emerald and her family draw the reader into a series of adventures and misadventures. Msn Gorenorn develops her story with enough plot twists to keep any reader guessing.
Mar 30, 2008 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The bad luck begins for Emerald O'Brien after a client leaves a statue of a jade dragon at her shop, and is then struck by a hit-and-run driver right outside her store. To thwart the statue's curse, Em and her friends will have to follow a trail of heartache which leads all the way back to China's Ming Dynasty.

I enjoyed this second story in the Chintz 'n China Mysteries as much as the first. The author herself is a Witch and Wiccan High Priestess, and uses her knowledge of Wicca and Paganism wel
Erin Marie
Sep 19, 2014 Erin Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I didn't realize it was part of a series but it was all on its own.
Sep 03, 2014 Archer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second book in the series and I loved it.

Starting on the third now.
Oct 08, 2015 Dixie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are fun reads...good stories.
Mar 29, 2008 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I totally enjoyed this second book in the Chintz and China series. I really like the main character and her family. All the characters are well developed and I enjoyed this particular storyline better than the first book. There was a lot in thisbook that carried over from the first book and I can not wait to read the next one in the series. I have a feeling that the books are just going to keep getting better.
This book was enjoyable to read. I really like the character of Emerald. She is a refreshingly unconventional heroine. I also like that the supernatural elements in her books build the story and support the mystery with out ever becoming a deus ex machina cop out. It's a good series and I look forward to reading more.
Mar 19, 2015 Catsalive rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007
Apart from the fact that everyone was so slow on the uptake I enjoyed the book. Come on! Ex-con, recently come to town, the cops would have been all over Oliver like a rash, don't you think?! Anyway, it was quite fun & the ending was a laugh - good ole boy Jimbo to the rescue & Emerald playing ninja. Snort!
Nov 03, 2010 Debi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, read-in-2010
I really enjoyed this book. I wish there was more then 5 books in this series I really would like to continue to read more the just the 5 in this series. I am really getting into the characters and there lives etc. Going to hate to see this series end.
Jun 29, 2009 Sandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This moved faster than the first book in the series. The ordinary mystery was fairly easily solved. In this series i find that the author spends more time and detail on the supernatural mysterys.
Sandra Guerfi
Apr 21, 2014 Sandra Guerfi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Decent book, liked the fact that the author is really descriptive with her passages. It made it real easy to picture this story as it took place. Good blend of fiction and mystery.
This is an enjoyable mystery. I can't beleive that I missed this genre of paranormal mystery. I'll have to go back and see what else there is to offer.
Susan Shea
Jun 25, 2009 Susan Shea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the characters and the subject matter in this paranormal mystery series. This is the second book in the series.
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
Has the mystery and magic and some surprises! This a book I read late into the night and had a hard time putting it down.
Emereld is brave, funny and her family is endearing. Their continuing story is great! I cannot wait to read the next one!
Cindi (cheesygiraffe)
May 14, 2008 Cindi (cheesygiraffe) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-read
This was even better than the first. Poor Em lost a lot in this book. Thank goodness for Insurance and Joe.
I went to the library to pick up Witchling, it was out so I checked this one out. "Like" !
This was a bit disappointing compared to book one of the series. Still a good read.
Jul 07, 2008 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
was a better read than the last book.
Oct 25, 2009 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book to this series! I really liked this one they just keep getting better!
Sep 17, 2010 Nichole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Light & fun.
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Yasmine Galenorn is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of the Otherworld Series (Sisters of the Moon) and the upcoming Fly By Night and Whisper Hollow Series. In the past, she also wrote the Indigo Court Series for Berkley/Jove, two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime (one under the pen name of India Ink) and eight nonfiction metaphysical books. She also wri ...more
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