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Sleep Like a Baby

(Aurora Teagarden #10)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  5,820 ratings  ·  603 reviews
In Sleep Like a Baby, the latest installment of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden series, Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe's mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. Virginia proves to ...more
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Published September 26th 2017 by Piatkus Books
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Trine Lise Charlaine answered the question like this on her Goodreads author page: "At the moment, I'm not planning to write any more Aurora books because I have…moreCharlaine answered the question like this on her Goodreads author page: "At the moment, I'm not planning to write any more Aurora books because I have a contract for a new series and may not have time." Sounds like she isn't opposed to revisiting the series, though, once her schedule clears up. She gave a hard no on any more Lily Bard books (and an implied no on more Sookie), but was open to revisiting Harper Connelly, except she didn't currently have any good ideas for her.(less)
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I thought I was done with Charlaine Harris after finishing the debacle known as . . . .

(You totally heard that in his voice didn’t you? Samesies.)

But then we changed our T.V. provider and got the Hallmark Mystery Channel as part of the new package and I discovered that D.J. Tanner played the part of Aurora and like a crapload of these movies had been made and they often play on Sunday nights which is my most mind-spinny night of t
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: publisher-arc
Aurora Teagarden and her husband Robin have finally welcomed their new baby Sophie into their family and have begun their adventure into parenting. Robin is up for a pretty important award for his latest book and has planned to leave town for a couple of days for the ceremony with Roe staying at home with little Sophie. However, right as Robin is packing up to leave Roe begins to feel a bit ill leaving the couple wondering if he should cancel or continue on the trip. Robin gets the idea that the ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
You know what I found scary about Sleep Like A Baby? How much Roe’s and my life are alike right now! We both just had a baby (her first and my last). We are both nursing moms who lives revolve around our babies. We both got sick (she with the flu and me with strep). Now she did find a dead body in her backyard and I found a dead mouse in mine. So that is where the similarities end.

Seriously though, Sleep Like A Baby is a wonderful continuation of the Aurora Teagarden series. So easy to read, I p
Nancy Parker
I have enjoyed this series in the past, but this will likely be the last one that I read. There was far too much focus on feeding the baby, changing the baby, etc. I felt it detracted from the story.
Katie B
I had low expectations for this one because I wasn't a fan of the previous novel in the series. Thankfully, this one was a better read but I am left with some mixed feelings. I half-want the series to continue but there's also a part of me that thinks it should be put to rest. It's kinda coasting on fumes at this point.

Aurora Teagarden and her husband, Robin, are now the proud parents of baby Sophie. While adjusting to the demands of motherhood, Aurora comes down with the flu. Robin is flying of
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Why do I keep reading these when I don't like the writing or any of the characters? Is it because I solve the mystery so early and it makes me feel like a genius, criminal mastermind? Is it because I have some strange allegiance to the characters or a writer I've never met?? I quit! If you see me with another one of these books, slap it out of my hand. ...more
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, my-addiction
Roe and Robin, new parents to a beautiful baby girl are adorable. Their love for each other and their child is written so wonderfully. Roe, is sick and Robin will be out of town so he calls in the woman who helped care for Roe and the baby before. Roe is relieved she can sleep and know that all is taken care of while she recuperates. Well things just can't be that easy, nope. Roe wakes to her baby wailing, her care taker missing and there is a dead body in the backyard that is not the caretaker. ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that is an interesting ending with a question that can truly be debated! I won't put the question here because it is a huge spoiler. I love these comfy mystery series because of the connection readers get to the characters. When you do the wait for the next book then start reading it, you just feel like you are "visiting" old friends and playing Clue. It is great!

It is no secret I love Charlaine Harris' books because I am pretty certain she is my most read author in my GR stats but without
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
SLEEP LIKE A BABY just didn't do much for me. I don't know what happened, but if this is the new Aurora Teagarden, I won't be reading much more.

There was a mystery in SLEEP LIKE A BABY, but my goodness was it boring getting to the answers. We get more information on how Aurora feeds, changes and takes care of her baby than solving any mystery that was supposed to be included in the story. I get it, she's a new mom, but if I wanted to read about the care and feeding of a baby, I would have picke
Elle's Book Blog
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Release Date: September 26, 2017
Actual Rating: 3.75 stars

Cozy Mystery | Part of a Series

Sleep Like a Baby was a little underwhelming in the sleuthing department but I couldn't help but enjoy the story anyway. Reading an Aurora Teagarden mystery is like catching up with an old friend. I may not love every aspect of her or the mysteries she gets herself caught up in, but I have been with her for so long that I tend to look past the flaws. That being said, I’m curious to see if Charlaine cont
Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
Another two star from the newest books in the series, yet I'll still read the next one 😂 the mystery did absolutely nothing for me, I'm only in this for the characters (but even they're wearing thin...) ...more
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: r2
Long winded story; not very exciting or interesting. I expected this to be better than it was.
New parents, Roe and Robin are about to face a mystery that is going to test their relationship.

Robin goes away on business, leaving Roe at home with their newborn infant. Roe become ill, needing to rely on a nanny’s help, when someone from their past ends up dead in their yard.

This installment in the Aurora Teagarden series shows the melding of Roe’s and Robin’s relationship as well as the strength of the bonds with their friends and family.

Sleep Like A Baby is what we’ve come to expect from C
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sleep Like A Baby is the tenth novel in the Aurora Teagarden series by American author, Charlaine Harris. New mom of baby Sophie, Roe has the ‘flu when Robin goes off to a conference to be presented with an award. Because Aida and John are also away, Robin and Roe enlist help to look after Sophie. But in the small hours of Sunday morning, Roe wakes to a crying baby, an absent helper and, on searching, a dead body in the backyard. Roe’s not operating on all cylinders in this episode, but still ma ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to @StMartinsPress for the #ARC of the newest book in the Aurora Teagarden Series. This one picks up in Roe's life and it wouldn't be Roe's life if there wasn't a murder and/or a mystery to solved. She's got the flu with a baby her hands are full. So with help she settles into a deep sleep only to be awoken to a dead body in the backyard and a MIA babysitter. Such a fun quick murder mystery read. Can't wait for more. #aurorateagarden ...more
As much as I loved Charlaine Harris' Lily Bard mysteries and the Midnight, Texas novels, I've never been a fan of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries. But, Harris and Aurora are popular enough that there's a Hallmark mystery series. Even so, I found the tenth book, Sleep Like a Baby to be slow, with a whiny Aurora.

Aurora finally has her baby at the beginning of the book. Two months later, she's still dealing with the lack of sleep and breastfeeding when her husband, Robin, has to go out of town to Bo
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Sep 15, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
“Sleep Like a Baby” by Charlaine Harris is number ten in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series. Now, let me say that regular readers will love this book. It is written as a first person narrative by Aurora Roe Teagarden, wife of award-winning mystery novelist Robin Crusoe, and mother to newborn baby Sophie Abigail Crusoe. She shares her thoughts and fears about everyone and everything.

I have not read any of the previous books, and I would recommend that new readers NOT start with this book. Read
Aurora Teagarden is learning just how tiring it is to be a new mom. She is home with her newborn daughter, Sophie, and her husband, writer Robin Crusoe, trying to get into a routine and catch up on some much needed sleep. When Robin goes to a writer's convention and Roe comes down with the flu, Roe's mother suggests she all Virginia Mitchell to help out. With Roe feeling miserable and sleeping most of the day, Virginia is a life saver. But one night Roe wakes up to the baby crying. Virginia is n ...more
The final Aurora Teagarden book. For now. I guess. lol. Since the last 2 came over 10 years after #8. But I do think Aurora should be put aside for new endeavors. Permanently. Personally I'm done with her! Not because I didn't like this book or the series as a whole. I gave more 4 stars than 3 stars overall. And I enjoyed this book a lot, so it's a good send-off. Aurora and Robin have baby Sophie and half-brother Philip so they're nice and situated and Aurora's gotten all she's wanted. No more m ...more
I'm sick & didn't feel like I could handle anything complicated so I thought a short, cozy mystery would be just the thing. Nope. Not short enough. The first half of the book, especially the first few chapters, are details about Aurora having the flu. The mystery finally takes precedence in the last quarter of the book & is wrapped up in 2 chapters. The journey there was way too long & she's far too PC to be of interest.

Well narrated & I made it through the book, so I'll give it 2 stars. Looks
Cathy A.
Oct 06, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well. How disappointing this was. I waited. Pre-ordered. Stopped in the middle of a Ken Follett book to read it. And then ... not the Aurora Teagarden I expected. When did she get so wishy-washy?! Why is she consulting a TELEPHONE BOOK at the same time there are references to cell phone pings and other advanced technology?! I had this figured out way too early in the read. I feel like this one was phoned in, and I may be done with this cozy mystery series.
Karen B.
Aurora Teagarden is a new nursing mother in this one. Her husband, Robin, has to go away to a convention to receive an award. Aurora has Philip to help her and Robin hires a nanny for the nights because Ro has a whopping cold which turns into the flu. On the night the flu seems to be the worst, the babysitter disappears and Ro finds a dead body in her yard. Of course she has a pair of neighbors who complain about the disruption during the night. When Robin returns (after winning a prestigious aw ...more
Amanda Lawford
My relief at finishing this series is palpable and my reviews are feeling quite repetitive. This book is more focused on giving Aurora a happy ever after. The mystery isn’t as well crafted, but by this point, the mystery isn’t what’s keeping the series going. I’m so glad to be moving onto other works by Charlaine Harris. I hope she keeps her series shorter, this one needed to end around book four.
Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.

Yall. This is one of my favorite series from back in the day. And getting more of them 10+ years later.. yeeee! Gimme! Things are never calm for Aurora and Robin. A new baby, a missing babysitter, a stalker from the past? Oh, my! Not to mention family drama and some local crazies? Whew boy! Lot to handle when you're a new mama like our Roe. And it was such a good time!

I could not put Sleep Like a Baby down!

The characters are
Apr 27, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This read like a parenting book where someone inexplicably died, rather than a mystery or even a continuation of the series. I can only blame the supreme boredom of COVID-19 induced self-isolation for why I read this series in its entirety, and I agree with a previous reviewer: If you see me with another one of these books, PLEASE slap it out of my hands.

I enjoyed the book prior to this one, and for your sake just act like the series ended there and don't purchase this one. Unless you enjoy hear
Charlotte Miller
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-2-read
Sleep Like a Baby is the 10th installment in the delightful Aurora Teagarden mystery series by New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris. This series has been one of my favorites ever since I read the first, Real Murders, many years ago. In this latest volume, Roe and her husband Robin are settling down to parenthood with their newborn daughter, when Roe comes down with a bad case of the flu at the same time Robin has to leave town for a prestigious award ceremony. They hire a nanny to ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, mystery
3.5 stars.

This series of cozy mysteries by Charlaine Harris is quite different from the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I have to say it is refreshing to read a cozy without a love triangle, a with a main character actually being sensible about the police and putting herself in danger. In this installment, Aurora Teagarden has recently had a baby, and she is dealing with being a new mother and a bout of the flu, while her husband is out of town. When someone ends up dead in her back yard, Aurora inve
4-stars story. Added a star for the best narrator ever, Therese Plummer. I really enjoy this series.
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Thank you to the NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for giving me the opportunity to read and review Sleep Like a Baby. This is a book that I was given the opportunity to read and review by NetGalley quite some time ago. I had started reading it, but then stopped as life became more busy. As I picked it up again, my interest was piqued because the protagonist, Aurora (Roe) was a first-time mother and I am about to be a first-time mother.

It’s interesting because I read almost all of the Sookie Stac
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
In this installment of the Aurora (Roe) Teagarden series, we have a new mystery to uncover. Roe has delivered little Sophia and is unable to go to the awards ceremony that Robin has been nominated in for one of his books. As he gets ready to leave for the weekend, Roe is starting to feel unwell. Robin calls in the help of caregiver, Virginia to help with Sophia at nights while he is gone.

As the weekend progresses, Roe is feeling worse and worse. She can barely function past breastfeeding Sophia
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Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry an

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