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The Way of the Guilty (Hope Street Church Mystery #3)

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Cooper Lee has a new outlook on life,thanks to her friends at Hope Street Church. Spending time with the Sunrise Bible Study Group nourishes her mind and soul. But home is where the heart is—along with Mrs. Lee’s baked treats—and Cooper is indeed happy to have such a great family to come home to when not spending time with Nathan, a friend from the group who just might be ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Minotaur Books
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I recently received an advanced reviewer’s copy of The Way of The Guilty by Jennifer Stanley. Amazon shows a release day of August 31st. The Way of The Guilty is the third book in the Hope Street Church Mystery series. Though I have read and enjoyed several of Stanley’s other series, this was the first in this series that I had read. I had high expectations and I was not disappointed. I think the Richmond Times-Dispatch says it best - “Stanley never preaches to her readers, but lets deeds, not w ...more
This is a nice, solid mystery that moves along well and comes to a good conclusion. I liked the characters although I did find Grammy a little annoying. Since it's the third book in a series, I did feel I lacked a little background information on Cooper, but that didn't spoil my enjoyment of the book. Some of the characters are members of a Bible study group and I thought some of them could have been fleshed out more. There are also detailed discussions from the Bible study that aren't really pe ...more
I think this might be the last of the Hope Street Church mysteries. There aren't any others on the list and the way this one ended could be a perfect happy ending while leaving things open for future books, if more are able to be written.

The mystery itself was awesome and just complicated enough. Copper is a smart sleuth and easy to like. And since I read the other two in the series, I was able to skip over a lot of the bible study items and passages. Again don't get me wrong - God is important
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
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I like the characters in this series but I'm afraid I'm going to have to stop reading it. It is advertised as a "church" mystery so I expect it to be pretty clean and upright but this one got to the overly preachy stage for me.

The mystery was well done but I found myself avoiding the book, which is a sure sign that I'm no longer enjoying the series.

Stanley writes several series, so I'll stick with those and let this series go on without me.
I think that this is the best yet, and not just because my Comfort Cookies recipe is included, even if my name is spelled wrong in the acknowledgments (they left out the "n")
Hmp mohanedi malaka
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
I keep reading this series and I'm not exactly sure why. I guess it is the Christian aspect that appeals to me. The mysteries themselves are only okay.
Excellent "Cozy". Jennifer Stanley's books make you feel so good!
Great clean, cozy Christian mystery and romance.
This whole series is just a fun, clean murder mystery.
Very cute Richmond-based series.
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