Fiddling with Fate
Chloe has a devil of a time unraveling the mysteries of Norway's fiddle and dance traditions
After her mother's unexpected death, curator Chloe Ellefson discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, Chloe accepts a consultant job in Norway, her ancestors' homeland. She's thrilled with the opportunity to explore Hardanger fiddle and...more
Chloe was dealing with some information she found out about her mother when her mother unexpectedly passed away. While going through her mother’s belongings she finds some unique heirlooms hidden away. These objects raise more questions than providing answers. Her mother was getting ready to travel to Norway to study Hardanger fiddle and dance traditions. With her death, Chloe is given the opportunity to take her place and her fiancé Roelke McKenna agrees to go along.
This is book #10 of this ...more
I appreciated the descriptions of the setting, the cast of characters and the plot which is engrossing and entertaining.
The mystery was good and it kept me guessing.
I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
What I liked
The exquisite detail used when discussing Norwegian cultural items.The fiddles, embroidery, and doilies are described to the smallest detail.You can see the object in your mind as clearly as if there had been a ...more
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I so love this series. It’s the only one where I’ve willingly paid paperback prices for e-books. The author’s story-telling skill, character development, plotting, dialogue, and scene setting suck me in every time. The fact that the stories are set in ...more
In this entry in the excellent series, the history is personal. No spoilers from early books so I will ...more
The book opens with the memorial service for her mother, a staunch lover of all thing Norwegian. The tribute includes a haunting melody played on a Hardanger fiddle. This instrument, ...more
Fiddling with Fate is my favorite Chloe Ellefson Mystery yet! The story was super engaging, the mystery was extremely well written, and Chloe and Roelke's relationship grew in amazing ways.
The book starts on a sad note with Chloe and Roelke at Chloe's mom's funeral. At the funeral, Chloe was presented with an opportunity to go to Norway to complete work that her mother had earned a grant for. Through a bequest from her mom, both ...more
I think this might be the best book in this great series. As soon as the two weary travelers arrive in the Bergen airport they are the victims of a ...more
At her mother's funeral Chloe is given some information and resources to go back to Norway to fulfill a directive from her mother. Once in Norway Chloe and her beloved become involved in episodes of murder, attempted murder, theft, and some rather frightening psychic episodes in addition to enjoying the beautiful land of the Norse. Of ...more
This is a wonderful series, well written and full of descriptive ...more
After the unexpected death of her mother, Chloe finds herself traveling to Norway trying to trace her family history. But someone does not want her to succeed and is willing to do anything to stop her.
Love this series, especially because of how the author combines two stories into one, both the United States-especially Wisconsin, and the lives of people and their culture who immigrated to America, all combined into a murder mystery series that also acknowledges the personal side of a story.
I began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11. At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later! Writing ...more