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The Sleuth's Dilemma

(The Librarian Sleuth #2)

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Anna loves her job as a high school English teacher until everything goes sideways. The one bright spot in her life is Titus Gains, the school counselor, who is there for her at every turn.

Titus’ boss complicates his ordered world when she tasks him with running a meeting that changes everything. How had he not noticed Anna earlier? Someone is out to destroy her, and he ca
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Paperback, 226 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by Mountain Brook Ink
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Dec 27, 2018 added it
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The Sleuth’s Dilemma is the second book in The Librarian Sleuth Mysteries series by Kimberly Rose Johnson. This book stands very well on its own as any key information about returning characters is well explained.

This book was filled with solid, relatable characters and great examples of true friendship! The plot was well balanced, having a few romances blossoming and an interesting mystery. The mystery half of the plot was delivered perfectly. Both the culprit and the motive puzzled me until
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Becky Smith
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t think it was possible, but I enjoyed this book even more than the first one in this series! The characters are endearing, the suspense never stops building all the way through the story, and the mystery takes surprising twists and turns. I love the spiritual truths woven throughout the story of taking everything to the Lord & asking for His help, realizing that we have to trust God with our lives and trust Him for our protection, acknowledging that God gave us instincts for a reason ...more
Becky Lewis
Teachers are notoriously overworked and I could certainly feel, as a former teacher and one who has many teacher friends, the huge weight of an additional, unwanted assignment. English teacher Anna Plum is saddled with running the high school writing contest as the former chair has refused to continue in that role. While Anna agrees to chair the contest, bad things begin to happen and she begins to wonder if it was a huge mistake.

The characters are well-drawn. I especially liked Anna as a former
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Edward Arrington
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have always enjoyed a good mystery. I especially like trying to follow the clues to see if I can figure things out before the big reveal at the end of the story. The author has included enough twists and turns in this one to keep the reader off balance throughout the story. And I have no intention of giving away any clues here. One thing about the book that made a great impression on me was the value placed on modesty and propriety by the main characters. None of them wanted to be in situation ...more
Elizabeth
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Sleuth's Dilemma ( The Librarian Sleuth - #2 )
By: Kimberly Rose Johnson
The Sleuth's Dilemma is book two in The Librarian Sleuth Series. This is part of a series , but I think you can read it as a stand a lone. I absolutely love this series. I am a big fan of a good mystery , and if you love a good mystery then you will love The Sleuth's Dilemma. I was drawn in at the start and did not want to put it down. I was not disappointed. There are twist and turns that the author will have you guessin
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Paula
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! Anna is having trouble at work and she had two men helping her out. I wasn't sure at first who I wanted her with but love who she picked. She handled IMO the triangle quite well. It was great seeing Nancy again and how she worked through her feelings about sleuthing and how it affected certain loved ones. A really good mystery that kept me guessing as well as a romance or two. Forgiveness, giving advice, and working through problems as a believer was written so well. Loved h ...more
Melissa Henderson
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Unexpected danger comes to school teacher Anna. Should she be afraid or just let things go and not worry? This story kept me wondering from page to page as to what would happen next. I really enjoyed the interaction with the characters. From high school age to adults, each character has a unique personality and life story. Great read. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.
Kimberly
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well written. Sweet characters. Subtle twists. &an amazing backdrop. You won't regret reading this series!
Heidi
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I literally did not have a clue who did it until the very end. Fun story, kept me on my toes!
Jenn Crandall
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a very special story. I would encourage young adults to read it because I think it would reach out to them more than anyone. This being the first novel by Kimberly Rose Johnson that I have ever read, I was not disappointed.
Phyllis
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lies, threats, and turmoil. Someone is angry with Anna, and he is making her life miserable.

I really loved the characters, as I seem to do with this author's books. They are richly developed with an emphasis on their character. It was fun that the author had two men at the school with an interest in Anna and that they were both so full of great Christian traits that I didn't know which of them I wanted her to end up with.

This cozy mystery kept my interest throughout and the clues were dispensed
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Becky Dempsey
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
"The Sleuth's Dilemma" is the 2nd book in the Librarian Sleuth series. It would be best to read the first book before reading this one as some of the story line starts in the first book and is expanded upon in this book. I enjoyed getting to see characters that we met in the first book and getting to know some of them even better. Although I did have my suspicions of who was behind the incidents against Anna that turned out to be true, I still enjoyed trying to unravel what was going on and who ...more
Michelle
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Sleuth’s Dilemma is the second book in The Librarian Sleuth series by author Kimberly Rose Johnson. Any scripture references in the story are from the King James Version (KJV) Bible.

Anna Plum was to oversee this year’s writing contest. The story takes a twist when someone makes a threat toward Anna. With a bit of mystery and romance this makes a great read.

This is the first book in this series I have read and it kept me guessing to the end. This book can act as a standalone however I hope to
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Melissa
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Slueth's Dilemma is the second in the series. We met Anna in the first novel. She is happy at her job in the English department at the high school. However, when she is asked to take over the essay contest, things start to go downhill. With the help of her neighbor Nancy and her fellow co-workers, Anna must find out who is putting her job and security in jeopardy.
I love how the characters are developed in the book. Even though we have already met some, the author takes the time to introduce
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Margaret Nelson
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing the first book in the series, I wasn't sure I really liked it. The writing seemed kind of choppy, and the plot didn't seem to flow very smoothly. Since I'd already purchased this second book, I went ahead and read it, and felt much more positive about both books after reading #2. I think getting to know the characters well over two books helped a lot. I decided my main problem wasn't the writing so much as I don't enjoy reading about people committing crimes and how it affects ot ...more
Anne Wingate
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Reviewer's Dilemma

Johnson requests that no one discuss the mystery itself. It is a little tough to review a mystery without mentioning the mystery!
I can say a few words. Nobody gets killed and my suspect didn't do it.
The dilemma is not that of the sleuth. It is that of the victim, who has a decision to make about which of her suitors she should favor.
The story concludes satisfactorily.
Recommended for readers of gentle, clean Christian romantic suspense.
D'anah
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

I am really enjoying this series! Can't wait for the next one. The mystery and suspense is really well done. The characters exceptional. Enjoyed every minute of it. Great ending too.
Tony C. Landry
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Library sleuth

I loved both books. I could not put it down. It kept me reading and interested i loved the mystery and romance. Thanks.
Jan
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kimberly’s books are always a treat to read. This series is no exception and this second book was fun with a little mystery included.
MRS SHARON HAWES
An enjoyable mystery

This book is a good blend of mystery and romance with interesting characters and a good plot. An enjoyable read.
Deon
I read this on #KindleUnlimited
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Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Nor
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