Reviews - Carol K. (waucondacarol)

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Accessory to Murder (Brenda Midnight, Bk 2)
Accessory to Murder (Brenda Midnight, Bk 2)
Author: Barbara Jaye Wilson
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 15
Review Date: 7/7/2013
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"I really like the Brenda Midnight series. Imagine finding a milliner (hat maker) now days. Poor Brenda is barely making ends meet though. Still her quirky friends, the New York setting, and the funny moments in this mystery make a good read."


All Things Murder (Veronica Walsh, Bk 1)
All Things Murder (Veronica Walsh, Bk 1)
Author: Jeanne Quigley
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/30/2014


"A new series featuring a 53 year old former day time soap actress. After spending over 30 years on the soap, Veronica Walsh is out of a job when the show is cancelled. Missing her routine, her co-stars and friends, and not sure what to do now - acting jobs for her age hard to find - she returns to her small home town in New York and puts in some time at her family's bookstore and meeting up with old friends. When her ambitious and not well liked neighbor is killed, Veronica finds plenty to do ferreting out a killer. A nice cozy."


The Alpine Advocate  (Emma Lord Bk. 1)
The Alpine Advocate (Emma Lord Bk. 1)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 81
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Betrayal (Emma Lord Bk. 2)
The Alpine Betrayal (Emma Lord Bk. 2)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 56
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Decoy (Emma Lord, Bk 4)
The Alpine Decoy (Emma Lord, Bk 4)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 44
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Escape (Emma Lord, Bk 5)
The Alpine Escape (Emma Lord, Bk 5)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 48
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


Alpine Journey  (Emma Lord, Bk 10)
Alpine Journey (Emma Lord, Bk 10)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 35
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Legacy (Emma Lord Bk. 12)
The Alpine Legacy (Emma Lord Bk. 12)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 32
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Menace (Emma Lord Bk. 13)
The Alpine Menace (Emma Lord Bk. 13)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 48
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Nemesis (Emma Lord Bk. 14)
The Alpine Nemesis (Emma Lord Bk. 14)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 38
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Obituary (Emma Lord Bk. 15)
The Alpine Obituary (Emma Lord Bk. 15)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 39
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Scandal (Emma Lord Bk. 19)
The Alpine Scandal (Emma Lord Bk. 19)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 21
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


The Alpine Traitor  (Emma Lord, Bk 20)
The Alpine Traitor (Emma Lord, Bk 20)
Author: Mary Daheim
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/7/2013


"This series of a small Washington state newspaper evidently will go from A to Z before it ends. The editor and owner, Emma Lord, is a single mom with a grown son who changes colleges and majors as often as changing socks. Emma's staff is a mix of some great characters and the small mountain town setting is wonderful as are the townspeople. Emma has a long time love, but the sheriff would like to be closer to her. The mysteries are very original. One of my very favorite series and authors."


And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/28/2009
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"This is one of Christie's best mysteries. It has a great twisted plot with lots of surprises to keep you in suspense. People of several ages, professions, and British classes are invited to an isolated island by devious means only to find that their host and hostess, Mr & Mrs U. N. Owen never arrive. Shortly after all have settled in, the butler plays a recorded message charging that each of those present in the house was a murderer and though they could never be delivered to rightful justice under British law, justice would now be served. Of course each denies the charges against themselves, but to the child's nursery rhyme of Ten Little Indian Boys, each meets his or her fate and death. As the death toll mounts, the remaining victims search frantically for the killer and a way off the island. Tension builds amongst them until they realize that the person killing them off one by one has to be one of them. Who is the real U. N. Own and how can they find him and save themselves? A suspensefully great story with a really astonishing ending."


And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Author: Agatha Christie
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/28/2009
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"This is one of Christie's best mysteries. It has a great twisted plot with lots of surprises to keep you in suspense. People of several ages, professions, and British classes are invited to an isolated island by devious means only to find that their host and hostess, Mr & Mrs U. N. Owen never arrive. Shortly after all have settled in, the butler plays a recorded message charging that each of those present in the house was a murderer and though they could never be delivered to rightful justice under British law, justice would now be served. Of course each denies the charges against themselves, but to the child's nursery rhyme of Ten Little Indian Boys, each meets his or her fate and death. As the death toll mounts, the remaining victims search frantically for the killer and a way off the island. Tension builds amongst them until they realize that the person killing them off one by one has to be one of them. Who is the real U. N. Own and how can they find him and save themselves? A suspensefully great story with a really astonishing ending."


Another Chance to Dream
Another Chance to Dream
Author: Lynn Kurland
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/14/2009
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"A long satisfying story of medieval England, Knightly chivalry, intrigue and enduring love. Lots of colorful characters add to the plot of a Knight's steadfast love for his lady through her arranged marriage to an amoral, crude neighboring Lord who dispises her, the birth of her children, the Knight's years in France as a mercenary to raise money to buy land and purchase her freedom from her husband, and the fate that seems to keep them apart year after year. Lots of humorous situations, many caused by the feisty Gwennelyn as many of her antics and her stubborness try the patience of Rhys as he endeavors to claim her for his own wife."


Anything Goes (Grace and Favor, Bk 1)
Anything Goes (Grace and Favor, Bk 1)
Author: Jill Churchill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 125
Review Date: 7/7/2013


"I like anything Jill Churchill writes and I wish she were still publishing her books. This is a gentile mystery series set during the Great American Depression and chronicles the trials of a brother and sister who are barely able to eke out a living. Inheriting a distant relative's estate is a blessing even if they must leave New York and live in the house in a small town to reap the monetary benefits. Nice cozy mystery series with likable characters."


Bathrooms
Bathrooms
Author: Barbara B. Buchholz
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 5/4/2009


"This book is high quality and does have beautiful photos. Great ideas for transforming the highly utilitarian bathroom into an appealing retreat. From the powder room to the grand spa bathroom. I especially liked the bathroon done as an old Victorian English study."


Be My Baby Tonight (Zebra Contemporary Romance S.)
Be My Baby Tonight (Zebra Contemporary Romance S.)
Author: Kasey Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 81
Review Date: 7/27/2009
3 member(s) found this review helpful.


"As usual this Kasey Michaels contemporary romance is funny with lovable characters. Baseball is the theme and a handsome superstitious catcher is the hero. The heroine is the girl who has loved him since they were in kindergarten. To break a curse that the hero believes is affecting his baseball career, he marries the hometown girl within hours of remeeting after 10 years of not seeing each other. Of course she's still in love with him despite trying to forget him. Throw in his tom cat and her pedigreed Persian cat, his twin brother and the brother's pregnant wife, other meddling relatives and friends, and an unexpected pregnancy and you have the makings of a delightful romance."


Becket's Last Stand (Romney Marsh, Bk 7)
Becket's Last Stand (Romney Marsh, Bk 7)
Author: Kasey Michaels
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/4/2009
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"This is the last book of the Beckets of Romney Marsh series and I would recommend reading earlier books first or you could find this one very confusing as most of the story and characters are based on earlier novels. I wish there had been a family tree in this and each preceeding book as it would help to keep all the adopted Becket children and their spouses straight. Each book in the series is about one of the Becket children finding love and the deadly secrets the family hides. This last book takes a twist in the romance angle and the youngest Becket child is in love with the eldest, but fortunately all the children are not related by blood. Even though Courtland is not Cassandra's blood brother, she has been raised and lived with all her father's adopted children and Courtland has known her since the day of her birth. I find that a bit too incestuous and unbelievable that a man who is 13 years her senior would be in love with someone he has been looking out for and living with since she was born 18 years before. Apart from tne love story, the culmination of the family's secrets and their hiding out on Romney Marsh for 18 years ends with treachery and excitement and each member is finally free to go their own way and live their own lives."


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