Mitford – 14 Book Series

Mitford (14 Book Series) by  Jan Karon

These are the best books I have ever read. The first 4 books came in a box set of paperbacks. I read these books as one. When I finished one, the next was started. At the end of the fourth book I was off to the bookstore for the next one. After that there was a year-long wait for the next to be published. However, it was worth it. Since then I have pre-ordered all the others from Amazon.

Mitford is the story of a cherished small-town rector in his sixties and never married. We get to follow Father Tim and the wonderful residents of Mitford through their daily lives. They become family, they make you laugh out load and they make you cry sometimes.

I have loaned the first book to two friends. Both of them were not sure they wanted to read the book but they both ended up reading the rest. If I could only recommend one book this would be it.

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Little Girl Lost

This has been an great series. Suspense, kidnapping, murder all in three books. A young high school girl has been kidnapped and it brings her older sister back to a place she never wanted to return to. Thinking the police are not doing enough to find Holly, Bridget takes it upon herself to do so. This is the last book in the series and the end of the line for the man who ruined Bridget’s life and tried to kill her sister. Well worth reading.

Miss Julia Hits the Road

Miss Julia Hits the Road

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Miss Julia is a southern lady and like all southern ladies she has perfect manners and tends to always be in some sort of trouble. This one likes to solve other people’s problems also known as meddling. In this book she is solving the problems of her housekeeper of many years, Lillian. Miss Julia do anything to save Lillian’s house.

Bubba and the Curious Cadaver

Bubba and the Curious Cadaver

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This is the latest in C. L. Bevill’s Bubba series. I love this series. Bubba Snoddy  is just wonderful and it makes my day when I learn there is a new one coming out. If you like a laugh mixed in with your mystery you can’t go wrong with this series!

Bubba is just doing what Bubba does. On this particular day it was delivering a casserole and buying wood to built a baby bed. On the way home he is flagged down by a woman with car trouble. She turns out to be a exotic dancer at the nearby gentleman’s club which Bubba soon learns is now owned by Bam Bam.

It doesn’t take long for him to find a dead body. Bubba always finds a dead body and that is when the fun starts. Miz Demetrice is trying to unionize the dancers, Willodean tries to arrest Homeland Security officers, David is working as a female exotic dancer and Bam Bam has a identical twin brother who is dead in the men’s room.

****The author of the series often has give aways on Facebook. Things such as removable tatoos and t shirts. For this book she gave a Amazon Fire. I was the lucky winner. I love the tablet but I want to make it clear that the prize had NO influence on my review of her book. This is the 8th book in this series. I have read all of them and most of her other books. I love her work and read her books. She does not have to give me anything to say good things about them. In fact, she has no idea about this blog and who it belongs to.

Watching The Bodies

Watching the Bodies

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When tough guy Jake Boulder and his PI pal Alfonse look into a young woman’s savage murder, the trail leads to an elusive criminal known only as the Watcher. Can they take on both the killer and the local police — and emerge with their lives intact?

Hearts of Starlight (The McDougalls Book 1)

Hearts of Starlight

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I was given an advanced copy of “Hearts of Starlight” by Audrey Adair to read and give an honest review.

I found this book very easy to read and I enjoyed the story. It was believable which is very important to me when reading. The characters were likable except the bad guys who you were not excepted to like. I would recommend this book.

Victoria Brighton runs away on the night before her wedding to the Duke of Lansingberg, a marriage arranged by her stepfather, who only wants access to her inheritance. She escapes on a boat headed to America and travels further to the western prairies.

Callum McDougall is the future chieftan of the McDougall clan. He is on a mission in the North-West Territories to find what has become of his missing cousin. Once his mission is complete, he will return to Scotland to lead his clan.

As you probably suspect, the meet on the boat crossing the ocean and are going to the same small town out west.