Persia has returned to her island hometown off the coast of Washington followin a string of lack-lustre jobs and a desasterous relationship. She is woPersia has returned to her island hometown off the coast of Washington followin a string of lack-lustre jobs and a desasterous relationship. She is working at her aunt's spa and bath products store and using her extremely delicate sense of smell to create scents for the spa and one-of-a-kind scents for individual customers. When one of the more prominent and annoying customers ends up dead in the store, and one of her aunt's employees is arrested for the crime, Persia can't help but stick her nose in.
Hmmm, I was a bit disappointed by this book. The killer so so obvious and the motive was so lame. But mostly, I found Persia pretty annoying. I don't really know why but I just thought she was too pushy. Also, there was so much going on that seemed to have nothing to do with the story. I know she is setting up a series but it was just so disorganized. Frankly I think I would have liked it better if her aunt and her best friend were the detectives. They were much more fun and likeable. I probably will not be trying the second in the series....more
Sophie and Natasha have been rivals since they were kids. Now they are both "Domestic Divas" but with a difference. Natasha is Martha Stewart on crackSophie and Natasha have been rivals since they were kids. Now they are both "Domestic Divas" but with a difference. Natasha is Martha Stewart on crack and Sophie has a more homey and relaxed approach. Now Natasha is dating Sophie's ex-husband, Sophie's family is coming for thanksgiving and they are competing in a stuffing competition. Why not up the ante with a couple of murders?
This is the first in the Domestic Divia series. I really liked it. Each chapter starts with hints from Sophie or Natasha that are sometime informative, sometimes hilarious. The characters from Sophie to her elderly neighbor are very well developed. The descriptions are very good. I felt like I was right there with them. I enjoyed the mystery that kept me guessing. I will definitely visit Sophie again. Can't wait to see where she and Natasha are going....more
This time, Maggie is still working her job and building her spiritual skills. She is also helping out her snobby sister, Melanie, who is bed bound forThis time, Maggie is still working her job and building her spiritual skills. She is also helping out her snobby sister, Melanie, who is bed bound for the remainder of her pregnancy. Maggie really does not resent the task, she gets to spend time with her precious neices.. But the disquiet in the small town is increasing and this time Maggie's sister's house is invaded by spirits. Add to this an accidental death that might not be so accidental? Just another day in Maggie's life.
This series is a lot of fun. I am glad I came back to it. Maggie and her wiccan friends are fun and friendly. Maggie has a great sense of humor. In typical chick lit fashion, her love life, such as it is, is in an uproar with two possible hunks. This series is light and fun.The paranormal parts are not over the top. Read in series....more
In this second book in the series, Brooklyn Wainwright is attending a book fair in Edinburgh, Scotland. She loves the city and is excited for her tripIn this second book in the series, Brooklyn Wainwright is attending a book fair in Edinburgh, Scotland. She loves the city and is excited for her trip. Shortly after arriving, Kyle McVee, an old flame, entrusts her will a rare volume of Robert Burns poetry that he claims includes unpublished poems that are part of a royal scandal. He also tells her that someone has been threatening his life and he is sure the threats are linked to the book. Sure, enough, later that day, Kyle's body is discovered by Brooklyn and some friends while on a ghost tour. To make things worse, one of Brooklyn's book repair tools is the murder weapon. Good thing her best friend Robin, and Brooklyn's hippie parents show up to lend support. Even better, Derek Stone, man of mystery, is also there to help Brooklyn.
I love this series. Brooklyn is a murder magnet. And like all cozy sleuths, she is determined to solve the crime. Unfortunately, Brooklyn is not really good at the sleuthing and usually only draws more attention and trouble than anything else. I love Brooklyn, her friends and crazy family. The romance is just right for me. The information about books and book restoration is interesting and just the right amount. This Scottish romp is fun and full of laughs and crazy characters. I will be reading the next in the series....more
Pepper is not happy. For one thing, she is manless since she broke up with Quinn, her policeman beau. And now she has been assigned to work on the GarPepper is not happy. For one thing, she is manless since she broke up with Quinn, her policeman beau. And now she has been assigned to work on the Garfield, as in President Garfield, commemoration with the most annoying volunteer the cemetery has, Marjorie Klinker. But when Marjorie turns up murdered in the Garfield memorial, Pepper knows she must solve the mystery. And this time she is getting presidental help.
I love this series. Pepper is lots of fun and the mysteries are pretty good. I do recommend reading them in series....more