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Fortune Furlough

(Miss Fortune Mystery #14)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  1,260 ratings  ·  176 reviews
It’s not a vacation until there’s a murder.

Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are finally off to Florida on the vacation they’ve always talked about. Days filled with white sand, turquoise water, and fruity drinks are the only thing on the agenda. But when Gertie’s “hot date” turns up dead and she’s the number one suspect, they’re forced to hang up their bathing suits and shi
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published April 14th 2019 by J&R Publishing
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Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps delivering laughter, action and great situations. The girls are on vacation and from the first chapter, I was laughing. The situations and mystery are all great. I did miss Carter and Walter though.
Lisa Hudson
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Fortune, Ida Belle & Gertie have decided to take a vacation deep in Southern Florida. Fortune just wants to kick back & relax for the first time in her life. What are the chances of that? When you read what Gertie has packed you know trouble will come calling! Only know one could EVER dream up this much trouble & confusion! It’s difficult to run interception because they’re in Florida & not in Sinful. Good thing Carter has connections & Fortune &am
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud fun!

I always love a Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie adventure! And Fortune Furlough was just that and more. Laugh out loud fun that I couldn’t put down!
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, whodunnit
I've been reading a lot of heavy stuff lately (have you noticed?). I needed something light, and was thrilled that the new Miss Fortune mystery was out.

Fortune, Gertie, and Ida Belle decide to take a vacation together. So, they rent a condo in the Florida Keys and prepare for two full weeks of rest and relaxation. When Gertie meets a gentleman, there is a lot of eye-rolling ... until the gentleman winds up dead and Gertie's in the sights of the local lawman. When it turns out that the dead guy h
Tiffany Field
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
More shenanigans

I love these books, but I feel they have gotten a little lost for direction. There is no bigger picture to fight towards and each new book is reading a little like a TV crime show. Don't get me wrong, I adore these books, but they were better when she had a purpose, like hiding from a drug lord. Also - I do not feel the chemistry between Carter & Fortune, feels like a boring relationship that holds no interest for readers anymore...
Good laughs with Swamp Team 3 however, stil
Jacy Wade
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This latest book in the Miss Fortune series is the best one yet. I started laughing from the first few pages and barely stopped. Fortune, Gertie and Ida Bell are having a well needed beach vacation in the Florida Keys, what could go wrong? Everything.
The murder mystery is great, you won’t guess who-dunnit until the end when Swamp Team 3 finally figures it out. Do yourself a favor and read this today!
In this one, Fortune and her friends go on vacation, but things go from bad to worse when Gertie gets a date, and the date ends up dead. Now, Fortune must figure out who killed the man before Gertie gets put in the slammer.

This book was hilarious! It had a great mystery and kept me highly entertained during the whole book. I love how funny this series is, and I can't wait for more now. I do hope something changes with Ida Bell though, sometimes I worry about her.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can’t get enough of this series.

Jana could churn one Fortune book out each week, & i’d still be clamouring for more.
Murder and mayhem have fallen into Fortune, Ida Bell & Gertie’s laps again. This time on their week long vacation. Instead of a week on the beach eating, drinking and watching Gertie be ridiculous. They’ve got scammers, murders and drug runners. Just another typical day!
Alisia Soles
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

True to form, Swamp Team 3 are at it again. Finally, the team gets their vacation, but we all know what that means. Another murder and mystery with our favorite characters stuck right in the middle of it. So many hilarious moments! Must read!
Jan Meigs Pilon
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down. I am addicted to this series. I love the fun, quirky characters and the bizarre situations they get into. I would love to see this as a TV series. It has humor, action and intrigue.
Angie Anderson
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome as usual.

From sand buckets to bailing buckets needed, this story is great. Jana Deleon has delivered yet another Fortune Redding tale worth reading over and over again.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great Miss Fortune Mystery!

The Miss Fortune series is wonderful! You can’t read each book just once. Plan on laughing out loud throughout each book.
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

I love this series and the way it ended makes it even harder to wait for the next one! I can’t wait!
Kelly Young
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highly entertaining! Every chapter includes lots of laughs. The story is fast paced and keeps you guessing as to who did it right to the end. Jana DeLeon never disappoints.
Angela Rainwater
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I was giggling within the first three pages! The swamp team 3 is still as hilarious as ever! Thank you Jana!
Debbie Croff
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny as hell!

I love all of the Miss Fortune boos, but this is the best one yet! It's laugh out loud funny!
May 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Fortune Furlough bk 14

A change of scene (ocean and Keys in Fla instead of swamp romping in Sinful, Louisiana) made for a different flavored amusement, a different pace, different characters, not the usual known quantity. This story was short, quick, and the answer remained obscured until the end. The mystery remained (til it didn’t) who really is the bad guy, or isn’t? The complicated antics for which this series is known are increasingly tightly written, while Gertie remains the outsized rodeo
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just love the Miss Fortune series. It has all of things I enjoy: a strong but vulnerable herione, mystery, intrigue, action and comedy. In "Fortune Furlough," Fortune takes Gertie and Ida Belle on a resort vacation off the Florida coast. Gertie brings six bikinis with her to attract men. Yep, I said Gertie and bikinis in the same sentence. As you might imagine, once she gets into the water she loses her top when she almost drowns. However, a man name Otis comes to her rescue and preceeds to as ...more
Mary Heron
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everybody should have a their.lives

The secret to never getting old is a friend like Gertie. She is and.loves to the full. That said.she can be a problem for.her.friends -especially when they have to.accompany her when she decides to try out one of her new clothing choices. In this episode.the.Three Sinful ladies are finally taking their Florida holiday and everything is going great at first, apart from Gerties bikinis that is, all Fortune and IdaBelle want t
Barbara Hackel
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you put one ex-CIA agent and two Vietnam vets who were spies together on vacation in Florida?
A whole lot more action than most tourists! From Gertie loosing her bikini top and being rescued by a "gentleman" who takes her to dinner to Ida Belle's dream come true boat driving experience with a whole lot in between! Fortune keeps her head on, remembering they weren't in Kansas-ok Sinful-anymore and realizes that the techniques used at home weren't going to help in Florida. So
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Vacations can be hell

Fortune, Ida Belle, and Gertie are on vacation in Florida at a resort. The first day on the beach, Gertie loses her red, sequined bikini top when a whopper wave takes her down. Fortune has to rescue her with the assistance of an elderly man. The man invites Gertie to dinner and Gertie is all a Twitter with the attention. Unfortunately, the next morning the inept deputy comes to accuse Gertie of murder of the man with whom she had dinner.

It turns out that the man was scamming
Kerrie Howard
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is another great entry in the Miss Fortune Mystery series. I've loved all the books. They make me laugh and provide good mysteries. It's also very refreshing to have two ladies of a "certain age" as two of the three main female characters in the book - and characters is a perfect description of those two. Ida Belle and Gertie are in their sixties but you'd never know it by the things they get up to. Fortune, Ida Belle and Gertie are a formidable team. You never know what they're going to do ...more
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not as hilarious as some of the previous Miss Fortune adventures but there are still plenty of laughs to go around. The mystery is pretty good and there are several twists and turns to keep you guessing. Carter made only a handful of telephone appearances and I missed the chemistry between him and Fortune. I also missed some of the Sinful crazies. I mean what's a Miss Fortune novel without at least one run in with Celia? All that aside, the new venue was nice for a change and some of the people ...more
The Sinful ladies hit Florida for some fun in the sun

Wow. This was as action packed and fast paced as always. Was happy to see Swamp Team 3 in a Girls only adventure in Florida, although I did miss Carter, Ally, and even Celia, as they investigate the murder of Gertie’s date. Benton was such a great character to add to spice things up with the Sinful ladies (think Celia, but as a lazy incompetent deputy trying to fudge his resume into becoming sheriff). Anyway, we got to meet an old military bud
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did enjoy this book, it was a definite improvement on the previous one which I felt was trying too hard to be funny. This one did have some genuine laughs but I feel as though, since Fortune decided to stay in Sinful and there's no more hiding who she is, the books just aren't as fun.

In saying that, I did like reading this one. I liked the story, and while the characters are still fun, they did seem to think things through more logically in this one. Gertie does get up to her usual antics, th
Mary Lou Webb
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wickedly funny!

Leave it to Gertie to be accused of murder on the second day of vacation, plus lose her bikini top on the first day, flashing half the beach. The resort will never be the same. Delightful characters that Ms. DeLetion graces with wickedly funny senses of humor. I have laughed uncontrollably numerous times during the book. Plot took a turn I wasn't expecting, and the boat chase was exciting.

If you like mystery and humor combined, treat yourself to this series of books!
Karen S Sayre
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune Mystery series is so so great!! I own every one of the books in that series. I love reading them over again while waiting for the next new one to come out.

They have humor, characters you love, great mystery story that keeps you guessing in abundance!

I laugh out loud as I read and I feel as if I'm right there with the characters in every adventure they encounter!!

A series you will regret if you never read it. Yae Jana Deleon, keep on writing!! I love your work.

your fan
Brenda Holder
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Very Good and Exciting Suspenseful Comedy Mystery

Fortune Furlough (A Miss Fortune Mystery Book 14) is a very good and exciting suspenseful comedy mystery that earned a rating of five stars. This Book is just as hilariously funny as the other Miss Fortune books as the Swamp Team 3 to on vacation and Gerti is accused of murder. The team ha e to spend their vacation trying to find the killer. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to everyone who enjoys reading very good my
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five Stars For Fortune

This is the best one yet! Jana Deleon's Miss Fortune novels are the perfect blend of mystery and mayhem!
In Fortune Furlough, you get it all, sun, sand, laughter, murder, and our favorite three some on the job even though they're on vacation. Florida may never be the same!
If you've never read a Miss Fortune book, do yourself a favor and start today with Louisiana Longshot the first in the series. You'll be hooked!
These are some of the funniest books I've ever read! I love S
Nancy Anderson
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More like Fortune Fun.!!!

Another Fortune book packed full of hilarity with Fortune, IdaBelle and Gertie. I gobbled it up as I have all of the Fortune books and can't wait for the next one. I've tried some of the other "allowed" books by other writers and although some of them were passibly funny, they just didn't hold the same great formula that Jana has brought to Fortune and her two wacky friends, er, I mean family members.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched ou ...more

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