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Shy Miranda is invisible to everyone -- except a blind hunk, who wants her, and a mystery man, who wants her ... dead. Why? How? And, will Dave the wonder dog come to the rescue? DETAILS: Shepard Krausse is a late-night radio talk show host, but it isn't because he "has a face for radio," as the saying goes. In fact, Shepard is such a hunk that the little old ladies in his ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published January 8th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published October 15th 2014)
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Gail C.
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun, fast read, FINDING MIRANDA by Iris Chacon takes place in a small Florida community on the edge of an alligator swamp. There are about a dozen houses in the community and Miranda moves into the one she inherited when her aunt died. On her first morning in her new home, reveling in her solitude, Miranda decides to slip outside in her sleep shirt to gather her paper. She is shocked when her neighbors all call hello to her and ducks down in the shrubbery where she is quickly overtaken by the ...more
Tonya
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Currently a Kindle Unlimited book!!!

Gorgeous romantic mystery/ comedy with a healthy dose of wit kept me reading long past my bedtime!!! Finding Miranda by Iris Chacon is well written with a quick pace and plenty of surprise plot twists! This is a perfect read as the characters have such depth that it is easy to get wrapped up in the story. (Oh, and the southern elderly ladies are my favorites! They are such a hoot!) Finding Miranda is the first book in a new series called Minokee Mysteries, an
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Jerri Cachero
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If there is such a thing as a perfect mystery/romance/humorous book, then Finding Miranda is it! When I first selected the book, it bounced around on my TBR list for a week. When I started reading it, I was hooked. So much so that I read the book in one evening. It's that good!

Miranda is a shy librarian who inherits a house from her recently deceased Aunt Phyllis who died under mysterious circumstances. Located in a small neighborhood, on the edge of a Florida forest, the neighborhood is compris
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Betty
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fun story? It was a quick read and I couldn't put it down. Miranda is a shy girl and people overlook. Her Aunt has died and left Miranda a house in Minokee. She has been hired to replace her Aunt at the local library.

Shepherd is blind and depends on his dog Dave and helper. Shepherd and Dave run every day and 4 elderly women wait on their porches for this run. He has nightly talk show called THE SHEEP COUNTERS. He is determined to expose the Governor of Florida corrupted actions. He meet
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Ronald Keeler
Jan 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Finding Miranda by Iris Chacon was an Online BookClub.org book of the Day (BOTD) on 04 January 2017. It was a completely free download from Amazon. To be redundant, the price was USD 0.00. It was not a Kindle Unlimited (KU) book. An OnlineBookClub review stated the genre was romance but with interesting twists of humor. I stay away from the romance genre but I like well-done humor so I am happy to recommend this book as hilarious. My kind of humor is understated and almost stereotypical British. ...more
Ingo
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, stay away from it!
Ebook discovery Freebie, wanted to end 2016 and start the new year with something sexy and light, after I did not manage to torture myself through the last third of The Circle.
No sex (!), bad sign for a romance, and could have done with some hot, steamy sex, for me at least. Romance was ok, but for me also not very good.
A few unexpected killings/deaths, some quite gruesome.
Also in one case the culprit gets away and someone other frames, not something I like.
Romance was also not that fluffy. Not
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Nadine Keels
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miranda is a shy librarian who's new in town and chronically invisible. So it's ironic when her handsome neighbor, Shepard, sees her--even though he, well, doesn't. And not to mention that now there are some men around who see both Miranda and Shepard and apparently want them dead in Finding Miranda, a novel by author Iris Chacon.

I wasn't sure what this book was, exactly, when I picked it up. A cozy mystery? A romance? Chick lit, maybe? Well, no, not chick lit. But now that I've read it, I can't
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LJ (On The Shelf Reviews)
Truthfully when I spotted this on NetGalley, I thought what a cute cover and didn’t really pay that much attention to the blurb but it turned out to be a good little read!

Miranda inherits a house in the small town of Minokee from her late aunt who dropped dead suddenly. Used to being practically invisible to everyone she’s shocked when the town’s heartthrob, Shepard Krausse notices her.

But Miranda has made some powerful enemies without even knowing and they’re gunning for her and Shepard but sh
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Nicole Fitton
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is no beating around the proverbial bush with this one – I loved it. Chacon’s style of writing is smooth and lovely, her words float off of the page and into your heart. Miranda is a librarian, invisible to most around her, save the ones who matter! We discover Miranda has inherited a house from an aunt in Florida but all is not as it may at first seem. Having spent some time in Florida myself I felt that the author has captured it perfectly. I could feel the heat on the back of my neck an ...more
Shirley
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Funny, full of surprises, short (about 158 pages?) and sweet, but sad in a couple of places. Miranda is shy, quiet, and has been invisible all her life. But she doesn't care. After her aunt dies, Miranda inherits her aunt's house and her job at the library. Even starting over in a new town, she is still invisible to those around her. Except for her backyard neighbor. Shephard sees her and almost immediately falls in love. But her doesn't really see her, because he's blind. They ...more
 Reading Reindeer 2021 On Proxima Centauri
FINDING MIRANDA is Book 1 of the MINOKEE MYSTERIES, set in Little Cypress Forest in North Central Florida, in a tiny insular community, Minokee. No real estate sales, just lifetime living and inheritance. No businesses.


It's problematical not to love a novel featuring a dog, a librarian, a sweet-hearted blind guy, and lots of suspense leavened with gentle humour. Fortunately I really enjoyed the story, and am gleefully anticipating the next (THE MAMMOTH MURDERS, release Nov. 1)
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L.S.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hugely entertaining with endearing, well-drawn characters that pull you into their world. With plenty of humour, great dialogue and an old-fashioned community spirit the story moves along at an easy pace. Unexpected situations abound and there is plenty of intrigue and several not-so-welcome surprises.
Thoroughly enjoyable and a writing style that has convinced me to read another of the author's books.
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Rosalie
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a cute and quick read. Fluffy and funny, though not without its own tearjerker moment. I loved all the characters, which is rare for me.
Joanne Roberts
I am not sure why I liked this as much as I did. The author's writing is grammatically better than most and the style is suited for light, quick reading, but the plotting was pretty weak. The most unsettling thing about this book was the repeatedly broken promises from the author. She starts with (and indeed the cover reflects) the somewhat campy style of humor, but the author takes us to some very dark places without warning. She promises romance, but the relationship is rather predictable and ...more
Jan
The story unfolds bit by bit at a rather steady pace that escalates in intensity and danger. All of the characters truly are! From the ogling older ladies of the neighborhood to the vamp at the library to the incredible guide dog to the pair of main characters. Follow the fun, get caught up in the danger, feel the grief, and rejoice at the ending! Another great read by the author of Schifflebein's Folly and Duby's Doctor! And every bit as surprising!
I requested and received a free ebook copy fr
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Diana Boyce
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun!

Lovable heroine who finds her courage and gets the hunk. Fun! I will look for more books by Iris Chacon.
Natasha Jackson
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy
I enjoyed this book. I wish it was the start of a series. They could solve mysteries together.
Melissa
This is one of the sweetest stories I have ever read! Shepard is cute and funny and totally endearing. Will read again on a rainy day.
Karen
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I am so happy to read a clean story that doesn't include cursing or mature content. I really enjoyed the characters. I wish it was a series.
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Phyllis Entis
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the opening chapter, and the rest of the book did not disappoint. Finding Miranda is a winner.
Lea Wiggins
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finding Miranda: Minokee Mysteries Book 1
Author: Iris Chacon
Narrator: Joshua Bennington
Listening Time 5 hours 16 minutes

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this honest review.

I always like to preface any reviews I give with this information.
I am a 68 year old female who has been an avid reader since I was around 10 or 11 years old.
I read mainly for entertainment purposes although I do a lot of research in areas of personal interest.

Review: This is
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Jena Henry
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quirky? Witty? A breath of fresh? I can think of many adjectives to describe why I loved Finding Miranda. Turns out that author Iris Chacon has the best description for her book- Finding Miranda is dessert after a week of broccoli and kale. Here is Ms.Chacon’s bio on Amazon. Reading it will give you a sense of the author and her books:


“From parking tickets to Income Tax instructions, there is plenty of "required reading" in our lives. My goal is to provide quick, easy, fun reads for those times
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Laura
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are mine.

This is the first book in The Minokee Mysteries series. It is a standalone story with no cliffhanger ending.

Here, Miranda has moved to a small town after inheriting a house from her aunt. The problem - Miranda is a wallflower - literally. No one remembers her or notices her - she is just part of the background. One day, Miranda sees a very attractive jogger, Shepard - who notices her,
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Cecilia
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Thanks to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for providing this ARC in return for an honest review.

Finding Miranda by Iris Chacon, is a fast paced romcom full of wonderful characters, mystery, intrigue, and Southern atmosphere.

The story is set in the tiny community of Minokee, Florida. Miranda has moved into the house there that she inherited from her aunt, and has also taken over her aunt's job at the local library. She's a quiet and unassuming woman who seems to melt into the background and go unnoti
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Anjana
Mar 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have had this read pending for a while, and once I started, I had to see it through. I was lucky to have both the first and second with me and could read them in order. This book is the first in the series and introduces us to some very endearing characters. We have Miranda who is lost in the crowd, she is used to being invisible, and her neighbour seems to have made a decision to change that. Shep and his dog Dave are the lead investigators of the 'case' in the storyline. There is something s ...more
Bobbie Kirkland
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of FINDING MIRANDA (Book 1 of the Minokee Mysteries) by Iris Chacon in exchange for an honest review. Miranda Ogilvy is used to being forgettable. People forget her after meeting her; people who see her frequently don’t notice when she doesn’t show up; those same people forget her name; even the DMV can’t pay her attention long enough to get a viable identification photograph. When Miranda inherits her aunt’s house, she moves to Minokee where she takes over her aunt’s job ...more
Norma
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
( Format : audiobook )
"She knew a scary woman when she saw one."
Had this reader noticed that Finding Miranda was billed as a romance, I almost certainly wouldn't have listened to it - and what a loss that would have been. Yes, it is a love story: the girl no one can see until a gorgeous hunk discovers her hiding behind a castor bean plant, and she, like all the other ladies in Magnolia Street, joins the daily coffee ritual watching him and his giant dog jog past.
It is above all a laugh out loud
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Marieke Scheers
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finding Miranda is a thriller with mystery elements, and romance and humor. Miranda is a person who isn’t been seen by others. She moved from Maine to Minokee, a little place in the forest with nice neighbors'. The house belonged to here aunt Phyllis (who’s dead now), and Miranda’s job in the library was also aunt Phyllis’. The backside neighbor is Shepard and his dog Dave. He is a DJ at a local radio station, but the conspiracy theories he’s talking about, are bringing him in great danger. And ...more
Marieke Scheers
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Finding Miranda is a thriller with mystery elements, and romance and humor. Miranda is a person who isn’t been seen by others. She moved from Maine to Minokee, a little place in the forest with nice neighbors'. The house belonged to here aunt Phyllis (who’s dead now), and Miranda’s job in the library was also aunt Phyllis’. The backside neighbor is Shepard and his dog Dave. He is a DJ at a local radio station, but the conspiracy theories he’s talking about, are bringing him in great danger. And ...more
Melanie
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book, I wish that it was a series! The characters are great, the story line is well developed and the humor is clean, relate-able and fun.
*The heroine Miranda was a person that was mild and unobtrusive, and people overlooked her. She has skills and talents, but because she wasn't a 'look at me' type of person, those skills were underutilized and dusty on the shelf. When her aunt dies she has the motivation to make changes in her life that other people wouldn't necessarily make,
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