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The Mysterious Package (A Hannah and Tamar Mystery)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Hannah and Tamar are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving break with their grandparents. On the long ride to Vermont, the sisters are quick to offer assistance when a fellow passenger – a girl in her late teens – is hassled by a rough-looking young man. Grateful as she may be for their help, Gwen is in no hurry to make friends, not even as she thrusts a mysterious pack ...more
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published October 15th 2016
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Rebekah Morris
This is a 3.5 star book, not a 3.
This was a fun story to read in a day. There was nothing really complex or super exciting, but it was an interesting mystery. The main characters, two sisters, are unique but similar. There was definitely a feeling of Nancy Drew or some other childhood mystery series to this, but no murders, no evil person lurking behind the bushes, no children doing things behind their authorities back, and most of all, no stupid police! There were some good laughable moments. A
Kristine Hall
Rating Clarification: 3.5
HALL WAYS REVIEW: When two of my favorite cozy mystery authors told me about their collaboration to create a new YA series, the Hannah and Tamar mysteries, I was super excited and ready to review! I have read Cassidy Salem’s two books in her Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth series, and two of Christa Nardi’s Cold Creek series, and I enjoy each author’s unique style and characters. As Cassidy explained to me about the new young adult series featuring two teen sisters, I r
Bonnie Keck
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first one says Available Kindle Unlimited but it seems to free so maybe perma free, coming across it because had read Cassidy Salem's Think Murder and then Dying for Data, but this one was more hardy boys or 2 nancy drew type thing, relatively quick read being that type and overall enjoyable as such. It seems to be one of those types that while I like it, I don't luv it, but that could just be me and not reflection on the book. The combo pack for this and the next one {got it as ARC myself} ...more
Donna (More Than a Review)
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The girls are on their way to visit their grandparents for Thanksgiving break. A girl on the train gives them a package and runs off. They are trying to solve the mystery of who is the girl, why did she give them the package, and who is the guy that she was talking to. It's a very good mystery for young adults.

I liked both Hannah and Tamar. Each had their own personalities that were likeable and relatable.

I would have liked to have seen more mystery solving and fewer scenes with them helping t
Kyla Stone
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I liked Hannah and Tamar as soon as they stood up for a girl being hassled on a train by a scuzzy dude. Even though they are teenage girls still in high school, they fearlessly came to the mysterious girl’s aid. When the girl, Gwen, thrusts a small package in Tamar’s hands and then takes off, the mystery really begins. Luckily, the sisters have a great pair of grandparents—Grands in particular. He helps the girls try to figure out what’s in the package who exactly Gwen is. This is a fun, clean m ...more
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book but it was to .youthful for me, I felt like I was back in elementary school. I can’t put my finger on it but something was really off with the story it’s definitely designed for a much longer audience. The really nice part of the book is it’s a very clean read but the characters weren’t well developed and most teenagers would not be as helpful in doing dishes and other household chores as the two sisters were. I hope others enjoy this book more than I could.
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nice, enjoyable story. Sisters Hannah and Tamar find themselves unwittingly involved in a mystery. Will they be able to solve it ?

I loved the relationship between the girls and their grandparents. This is a lovely book with a good mystery and although aimed at YAs it can be enjoyed by any age.
Vibes of Nancy Drew

A gentle mystery with vibes similar to the Nancy Drew stories. What is in the package that had been thrust into their possession? Is it a ploy to exhort money? The girls more or less just let things unfold on their own. If you ever read the Drew or Hardy books then this will be a good trip down memory lane.
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Good plot and characters.

While I enjoyed this story, I found the writing was stilted and unnatural. It was a narrative, but not entirely. The character development was good. I think with time, practice and a good editor this author could be quite good.
Kathy Fair
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A mystery without murder

This is we'll written,, with a well thought out plot. The characters are strong an personable. I enjoyed reading a mystery with no murder involved. I am looking forward to the next installment.
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Young Adult Cozy Mystery

Sweet and family oriented. Sisters find themselves unwittingly involved in a mystery on the way to visit their grandparents for thanksgiving holiday.
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Only redeeming feature in this very juvenile story is the shortness of it.
Mette Barfelt
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book!
This is a lovely book for young girls. I liked both Hannah's and Tamar's personalities, and their relationship with their grandparents is great.The sisters are trying to solve a mystery and it's a fun read. This is a sweet and family oriented book.
The author has an easy way of writing that I really like, and the book is very well written. I'm waiting for the next book!
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I truly enjoyed Hannah and Tamar. Such a wholesome book, but chocked full of mystery, as well as love. Love that it is family oriented also.
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Apr 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
High school aged sisters, Hannah and Tamar, lead the way in this new cozy series targeting the YA audience. Well written with an entertaining mystery, some touching family interaction and a few life lessons this book is worth your time. As I said the series targets YA's, but it's been a while since I fell into that age group, but I enjoyed the book.
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From childhood, as a fan of Nancy Drew, Dana Girls, Perry Mason, and the Hardy Boys, it was inevitable that Christa Nardi would continue her love of books and particularly mysteries. With a career in technical/nonfiction writing (under real name), it is not surprising that her love of mystery transformed into not only reading but writing mysteries. Christa combines her love for reading and writing ...more