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Jasmine Sea by Phillipa Nefri Clark
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bookshelves: 2019-release, aussie-authors, crime, mystery, 5000-2020, own-read, romantic-suspense

Christie Ryan had settled into River’s End, loving the little cottage her grandmother had willed her, determined to renovate until it was back to the way it was – with a few modern conveniences. Artist Martin Blake had been by her side, being a friend and keeping her safe after the disaster that was Derek Hobbs, her now ex fiancé. But was the past really in the past? Was she really free of Derek’s oppressive presence?

When crime hit the small town, starting with Christie’s new items which were stored in the garage, the local cop was bemused. River’s End was a safe and crime free town as a rule – what was causing this raft of problems; and who? He was determined to find the culprit and return his town to its usual state. In the meantime, Christie was becoming suspicious. Was her past coming back to haunt her?

Jasmine Sea is the 2nd in the Christie Ryan series by Aussie author Phillipa Nefri Clark and picked up immediately following The Stationmaster's Cottage (which I loved). Catching up with Thomas and Martha (briefly), Elizabeth and Angus as well as the beautiful, devoted retriever Randall was great. The author’s words make it easy to envision the beauty of River’s End overlooking the sea; the yachts bobbing in the water; the peace and calm, sunsets and the dawns – all beautifully described. The suspense and mystery scenes were nicely done. All in all, a book to recommend – but I’d suggest The Stationmaster’s Cottage first.
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Reading Progress

December 18, 2019 – Shelved
December 18, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
December 18, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019-release
December 18, 2019 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
December 18, 2019 – Shelved as: crime
December 18, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery
January 14, 2020 – Started Reading
January 14, 2020 – Shelved as: 5000-2020
January 14, 2020 – Shelved as: own-read
January 14, 2020 – Shelved as: romantic-suspense
January 15, 2020 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe Great review Brenda.


Brenda Thank you Dale :)


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