Book Reviews of The Carriage House (Texas Rangers, Bk 1)

The Carriage House (Texas Rangers, Bk 1)
The Carriage House - Texas Rangers, Bk 1
Author: Carla Neggers
ISBN-13: 9781551667904
ISBN-10: 1551667908
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 78 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I like the spirited female character, who still has a softer side, and takes risks in life.
a nice romance too.
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Helpful Score: 2
What can I say I love this author
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Helpful Score: 1
This is more a mystery than a romance--lots of plot twists and tension. I will definitely read more Carla Neggers!
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A copulation of romance, adventure and suspense as only Carla Neggers can do.
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Fun and a little hard work. That's all Tess Haviland had in mind when Ike Grantham paid her for her graphic design work with the run-down, 19th century carriage house on Boston's North Shore. Then Ike disappeared and now Tess finds herself with much more than a simple weekend project to get her out of the city. It's not just the rumors that the carriage house is haunted--it's the neighbors: six-year-old Dolly Thorne, her reclusive babysitter, Harley Beckett...and especially Dolly's father, Andrew Thorne, who has his own ideas about why Tess has turned up next door.
But when Tess discovers a human skeleton in her dirt cellar, she begins to ask questions about the history of the carriage house, the untimely death of Andrew's wife...and Ike's disappearance. Questions a desperate killer wants to silence before the truth reveals that someone got away with murder. (from cover)
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Brimming with Neggers's (The Waterfall) usual flair for creating likeable, believable characters and her keen recognition of the obstacles that can muddle relationships, this suspenseful modern-day tale is delightfully populated with 19th-century ghosts. When Tess accepts a rundown house by the sea in lieu of payment for a design job, she never expects a skeleton buried in the cellar and the handsome, taciturn widower next door to be part of the package. But the skeleton vanishes before anyone else sees it, throwing doubt on Tess's claims and throwing her into a panic, as the stealing of the skeleton likely points to murder. This also puts a damper on her unsought, but irresistible, romance with neighbor Andrew. Neggers seasons her people with warm, genuine details that give everyone, even the most secondary characters, a depth and quirkiness unusual in a genre that relies too often on stereotypes to fill out the cast. Tess's frequent references to her mother's death from cancer when Tess was a child seem an awkward and a heavy-handed way to give the heroine some baggage, but Tess and Andrew's magnetic dance toward each other and the tense drama surrounding the identity of the missing skeleton engage the reader instantly. Neggers delivers a colorful, well-spun story that shines with sincere emotion among a field overstocked with contemporaries that rely on lots of flashy passion but little soul.
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Fun and a little hard work - That's all Tess Haviland had in mind when Ike Grantham paid her for her graphic design work with the run-down, 19th century carriage house on Boston's North Shore. Then Ike disappeared and now Tess finds herself with much more than a simple weekend project to get her out of the city. It's not just the rumors that the carriage house is haunted--it's the neighbors: six-year-old Dolly Thorne, her reclusive babysitter, Harley Beckett...and especially Dolly's father, Andrew Thorne, who has his own ideas about why Tess has turned up next door.
But when Tess discovers a human skeleton in her dirt cellar, she begins to ask questions about the history of the carriage house, the untimely death of Andrew's wife...and Ike's disappearance. Questions a desperate killer wants to silence before the truth reveals that someone got away with murder.
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Graphic designer Tess Haviland receives a Carriage House in lieu of payment. When the tax bills arrive, she needs to make a decision whether to keep or sell it. Upon checking it out she meets sexy widowed neighbor Andrew Thorne, his daughter Dolly and his Vietnam Vet cousin Harl. Through in a both a modern and a historic murder mystery, a Washington connection and an missing eccentric millionaire. Quick read, not terribly suspenseful but entertaining.
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romance, fun and adventure
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"When it comes to romance, adventure and suspense, nobody delivers like Carla Neggers." - Jayne Ann Krentz
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This was a fun, light mystery to read.
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I have read this one twice. I thoroughly enjoyed it both times.
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just an ok--typical romance story with a little suspense--nothing to write home about
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Fun & a little hard work. That's all Tess had in mind when Ike Grantham paid her for her graphic design work with the run-down, 19th century carraige house on Boston's North Shore. But when Tess discovers a human skeleton in her dirt cellar, she begins to ask questions about the history of the carriage house, the untimely death of Andrew's wife....and Ike's disappearance.