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A Case of Nosy Neighbors (Diamonds in the Rough #3)

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Beloved author Lori Copeland brings her own brand of quirky humor to this endearing series about three generations of women trying to build a harmonious life together under one roof. In this third and final book, Maude, Stella, and CeeCee must solve the mystery of the Peeping Toms. Who is peeking through the townspeople's windows? Copeland's readers will be amused and surp ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published August 25th 2004 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published April 1st 2004)
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Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This book is more Christian fiction than traditional cozy mystery. The crimes are mostly harmless murders. The main character struggles with life as a Christian and an author while she related to her mother-in-law and adult daughter and a menagerie of pets. Funny and touching story of untraditional family living and loving under one roof.
Jun 14, 2009 rated it liked it
LOL - Laughing out loud! At the outset of the book, Maude is mildly chagrined when she has sweet thoughts about Sherman - the doctor, thinking that her late husband wasn't yet cold in the grave. That is until she remembers "that wasn't entirely true. Herb had been dead nineteen months. If he wasn't cold yet something was dreadfully wrong."

Maude's warnings to Stella to be careful on the ice paid off and Stella remains upright. Too bad Maude didn't. Along with a cast on her leg, she's had surgery
Anne Hawn Smith
Feb 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful read. Stella, the 87 year old heroine, is as unconventional as she can be, but her claim to fame is solving mysteries. She and the local sheriff have to find the peeping toms that are threatening the citizens of Morning Shade. No one can find a trace of the scoundrels and the only description is that they are incredibly ugly.

Stella's daughter suffers a mishap which leaves her with a broken ankle and while she is on the table, the doctor also operates on her wrist badly cripp
Aug 27, 2007 rated it liked it
Book 3 in A Morning Shade Mysteries. There is a case of peeping toms disturbing the good citizens of Morning Shade and 87 year old Stella is bound and determined to solve the case. When she is not conducting stakeouts or strolling the streets late at night looking for the perpetrators, she still remains quite busy. She is driving her friends to community service, adopting a pet snake and issuing out citizen's arrest left and right. If that's not enough, Maude is in a cast and needing more help t ...more
Nov 30, 2013 rated it liked it
The plot and the mystery were more believable in the third book of this series. Having their privacy disturbed was a jolt to this quiet little town. The characters in this book were the draw. I enjoyed the antics by Stella and her sleuthing capabilities at her elderly age. There was a lot of criticism of others. The characters continued to grow spiritually and bond closely. Thankfully, Maude's daughter, CeeCee, finally starts growing up and making adult decisions and family obligations seriously ...more
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Time well spent! I love the Morning Shade series and this was the best one. I laughed so hard I scared the dog! The characters are funny and engaging, the setting is small town America at its best. The mysteries aren't that deep, but they are hilarious. Sprinkled with lessons about God's love and care for us. If you want deep theology, don't bother. If you want light, page-turning entertainment, read this book!
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Another Morning Shade mystery. I was not as impressed with this one. As usual set around Stella, her mother-in-law Maude and daughter CeeCee. Someone is spying on Stella's neighbours and it is starting to become frightening. Nobody can guess who it is until near the end. This is a very light crime story. Nice if you know the characters and are following the series but nothing to really get your teeth into.
Elizabeth Meadows
This book was so much fun! I loved it just as much as the first two in the series, even though I predicted the perpetrators fairly early in the story. The characters are so great (especially 87 year old Stella) and I wish there were more books in this series.
Sep 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
These start slow, but I enjoy them because they are mysteries where no one dies. This one ended particularly funny!
Diane Miller
Nov 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
A continuing story with updates on all the original characters and new characters added. Small town life and too much time on your hands!!
Amanda Shenk
Jul 04, 2011 is currently reading it
Gonna start this one tonight!
Jun 18, 2010 rated it liked it
A cute christian mystery. I listened while I cleaned the boys bedroom and finished the banner for camp. At least I didn't have to worry about inappropriate crap.
Aug 14, 2011 rated it really liked it

I have really enjoyed this series. 3 women of varying ages all in the same caused me to laugh a time or two :)
Lydia Granger
Really enjoyed - loads of humor.
Jun 20, 2016 rated it liked it
loose ends at the end...hope another is forthcoming
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Lori Copeland was born on 12 June 1941. She had a relatively late start in writing, breaking into publishing in 1982 when she was already forty years old. Over the next dozen years, her romance novels achieved much success, as was evidenced by her winning the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books' Best Seller award. She has been inducted into the Missouri Wri ...more
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