Book Reviews of The Belles of Solace Glen (Solace Glen, Bk 1)

The Belles of Solace Glen (Solace Glen, Bk 1)
The Belles of Solace Glen - Solace Glen, Bk 1
Author: Susan S. James
ISBN-13: 9780425197134
ISBN-10: 0425197131
Publication Date: 7/6/2004
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A little slow, but A "feel good" mystery book, I enjoyed it.
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Orphaned as a teenager, Flip Paxton is now 43=2, single and the town maid in the quaint town of Solace Glen. With no husband, children or relatives of her own, she's always taking care of everyone around her. Asked by one of her clients who is dying from a heart attack to find 3 letters hidden for over a century and give them to a niece, Flip has no idea tht the Civil War letters will open old memories and wounds. Soon after the client's death, mysterious accidents begin to happen to everyone who is named in the Will, including Flip. Flip must scour the past to discover who wants the letters badly enough to want to kill for them.

An enjoyable read with lots of background characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
A cleaning lady mystery, set in Maryland.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great start to a new series - likeable characters and a funny small town setting.
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Marvelous book to cuddle up and read with a great cup of joe.
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Orphaned as a teenager, Flip Paxton is now forty-two, single and the town maid to quiet Solace Glen. With no husband, children or relatives of her own, she's always taking care of everyone around her. But sometimes she encounters the kind of messes that aren't so easy to clean up.
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This is the first in a series about 'Flip' a 42 year old cleaning lady in a small town of Solace Glen. The story is a romance/mystery with all of the fun that a small town throws into the mix. I have read all three in the series and have enjoyed them very much.
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On her regular cleaning day at Leona Bell's antebellum mansion, Leona, the matriarch of the town's most prominent family, succumbs to a heart attack right before Flip's eyes. Before Leona dies, she implores Flip to find three letters hidden by the Bell family women for over a century and give them to her niece. Flip has no idea that the letters-which reveal a torrid love affair between a famous Civil War general and an unknown woman-will bring out the dark side of Solace Glen. Soon after Loena's death, mysterious accidents begin to happen to those who were named in Leona's will, including Flip. Meanwhile, romance begins to blossom in unexpected places, as Flip must scour the past to discover who wants those letters badly enough to want to kill.
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Good book. As far as mysteries go, it is a cozy and I cannot imagine a man reading this book. Definitely a woman's read.
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What a great book! I really enjoyed this story of small town life, where 42 yr old Flip Paxton, the town's cleaning lady and the heart of Solace Glen, is bequeathed a family Bible that holds more mysteries than she expects. The characters are wonderful, full of depth and color. A terrific start to a new series and a wonderful way to spend the day curled up in a chair, reading.
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From back cover: Orphaned as a teenager, Flip Paxton is now 42, single and the town maid in quaint Solace Glen. With no husband, children or relatives of her own, she's always taking care of everyone around her. But sometimes she encounters the kind of messes that aren't so easy to clean up.
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I love this series and wish it wasn't so short. My mom agrees - full of detail, great characters, and you feel like you live there!