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Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop, Bk 1)
Cloche and Dagger - Hat Shop, Bk 1
Author: Jenn McKinlay
Not only is Scarlett Parker's love life in the loo -- as her British cousin Vivian Tremont would say -- it's also gone viral with an embarrassing video. So when Viv suggests Scarlett leave Florida to lay low in London, she hops on the next plane across the pond. Viv is the proprietor of Mims's Whims, a ladies' hat shop on Portobe...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425258897
ISBN-10: 0425258890
Publication Date: 8/6/2013
Pages: 304
Rating:
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4.1 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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vintagejoy avatar reviewed Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop, Bk 1) on + 337 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a great start to a new series! I absolutely fell in love with the MC and all the other characters in this book. Plenty of action and intrigue with good doses of humor. I highly recommend this book, if you like Jenn McKinlay's other series you are sure to love this one.
Jitterbug3 avatar reviewed Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop, Bk 1) on + 198 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Really, really great start to a new series! As a fan of her other series(s)--I was not disappointed here. Great characters; great setting and great story! Cannot wait for the next one!
cathyskye avatar reviewed Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop, Bk 1) on + 2280 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Jenn McKinlay's first foray across the pond is a success. Although her main character is half English, she's lived in the United States for most of her life, so she becomes acquainted with London at the same pace as the reader does. Once again McKinlay has created a smart, sassy woman with a sense of humor that kept me laughing out loud. Scarlett doesn't wait for Vivian's return or for someone else's invitation before she's out exploring Portobello Road and making new friends. She also doesn't wait to give dishy Harrison Wentworth a piece of her mind whenever he infuriates her (which is often).

Other characters, such as Fee the shop assistant, Wentworth, Vivian, Ferd the Bird, and her new friends Nick and Andre round out a cast that has a lot of potential. Even a reader like me who has an aversion to millinery can enjoy the information McKinlay shares about hats, their design and creation. Since this series is set in England, don't be at all surprised if there's the merest whiff of a spirit (and I'm not talking single malt).

Jenn McKinlay is one talented writer. She has me reading (and enjoying) books set in hat shops when I hate hats. She has me reading (and enjoying) books about coupon clippers and bargain shoppers when I don't enjoy shopping. This woman could probably find some way to convince me that I'm not allergic to pineapples and strawberries. I'm most definitely looking forward to reading more about Scarlett Parker and her adventures in London!
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Timbuktu126 avatar reviewed Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop, Bk 1) on + 479 more book reviews
Overall I liked it, but there were a few too many pages spent on her flirtation with Harrison. I did not love the ending. But, it was good enough to read another from the series.
shinypenny avatar reviewed Cloche and Dagger (Hat Shop, Bk 1) on + 61 more book reviews
I really liked this new series. The characters were a good group I had a hard time putting this one down. Good story and liked the setting


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