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The Sleuth's Dilemma

(The Librarian Sleuth #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  32 reviews
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
Paperback, 226 pages
Published February 1st 2019 by Mountain Brook Ink
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Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
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
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, an ...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
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
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
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.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well written. Sweet characters. Subtle twists. &an amazing backdrop. You won't regret reading this series! ...more
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.
Missie Twitchell
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was refreshing to read a mystery that didn't include murder. Kimberly kept you guessing on which man Anna was going to choose. I'm glad Nancy and Carter were still involved in the book so we could continue with their story as well. I did figure out the culprit before it was revealed, but I like being able to do that. Some mysteries, at the end, I wonder how I was supposed to figure it out when the person was only mentioned in passing. I look forward to the next mystery in the series! Will Nan ...more
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
Paula Shreckhise
Librarian Nancy Daley id known to consult with the Sheriff’s department , using her detecting skills. Now her best friend and neighbor, Anna Plum, a respected English teacher needs her help. This time the mystery is of an academic nature. Anna is in charge of a writing contest when the electronic submissions are missing from her computer. Who is angry enough at Anna to pull this not so nice prank? And to what end? To win the contest? Other not so funny things begin to happen and soon Anna is fea ...more
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
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
The Sleuth's Dilemma was the second book in a series in which I did not read the first. I felt as though it was easily a stand alone book, but the only time I felt like it wasn't was I felt like I was missing some of the history between the two male pursuers and why she chose the one she did. I love, love triangles, I like to pick the team, but was left still wondering why she chose the one she did, so that's the only frustration for me, other than that. It was a fun, quick read. I didn't figure ...more
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
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.
Sonya Aydell
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun mystery

I just love this light-hearted romantic mystery series. The character development keeps you engaged, and there is just enough mystery to keep you guessing. This is definitely not a stress-filled, high tension suspense, but the author knows how to craft a delightfully, fun story!
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this second installment in the series. I liked getting Nancy’s perspective and seeing where her relationship with Carter went. I liked how there was both a love triangle and some enemies to love overtures. I enjoyed seeing Maddie and Gavin. It was a fun mystery with a lot of high school in it. I’m excited to grab the next in the series!
Lisa Orn
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story and great ethics

These books are great, clean mysteries with a romantic twist. The issues presented are real life issues that many people face, especially as Christians. I love the Biblical views and the non-judgemental way things are presented. Thank you for books I can share with my young teenaged daughter, too.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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.
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.
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.
An enjoyable mystery

This book is a good blend of mystery and romance with interesting characters and a good plot. An enjoyable read.
Jan 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun easy mystery read that I did for book club! I really enjoyed the lightness of it!
Julie Holdsworth

So nice to read a well written book with NO typos! A mystery with no murder is a nice change too. Worth reading in my book.
Joelle Teague
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great mystery

This story was very well told and has great characters. It pictures small town life perfectly, while keeping you guessing. I can’t wait to read the next installment!
Hunter Q Lee
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good mystery/romance

This is a good mystery/romance story. This series is enjoyable reading. I look forward to reading all the books in this series.
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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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