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.
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.
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?
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.
This is the fourteenth book in the Mitford series by Jan Karon and I can’t wait for September 19th to get here. I received the first four books in a set of paper backs for Christmas and read them a if it was one book. I could not put them down. It seemed like years before the next one came out. Each have been purchased and read in one setting. Later on I bought those first four in hardback to match all the others. They have a special place in my home.
It is somewhat hard to explain these books. Trying to tell someone about them always comes out as boring. The life of an Episcopal should not be that interesting, but it is. Over the years he adopts a boy who needs a home, he gets married and retires.
I have loaned the first book to two friends. Both came back asking for the second book and both ended up buying the whole set. It is so easy to imagine how all the characters look and talk. They make you laugh and sometimes cry. They seem to become part of the family.
The books are categorized as women’s fiction, but trust me on this, men like them too.
I will buy this book on September 19 and I will tell you about it on September 20. It is going to be a long 17 days.
*****What I Thought About This Book*****
This book was good for the most part, but for it to be believable the characters had to be incredibly stupid. The main story was Brian and Kim. Brian came across as a wimp and she was a snot. They had a fling in high school and we were supposed to figure out what the break up was about. The reason was obvious. It was hard to like Kim and you had to wonder why Brian was still in love with her. There were just too many things that didn’t seem “real” to me.
The whole story was based on Brian and Kim’s backstory. It was not hard to figure out what that story was. From the beginning I had questions about what happened. They ran off for a few days to get married because she was pregnant. While they were gone Kim had a miscarriage. They were in a motel and a midwife delivered the stillborn baby. The baby was described as a “perfect” little girl that she held. Kim was petite. If she was that far along how did she hide the pregnancy from her large family? Where did they find a midwife? Why didn’t this 18 year old kid take his girlfriend to the emergency room instead of looking up a midwife? They were only gone for a few days but they had time to deliver a child, buried her in a cemetery and arrange for a headstone. Where did they get that much money? And eight years later neither one has moved on. I understand they were hurt but they can’t deal with it after eight years?
Ella grew up under a controlling stepfather and cruel stepsisters. Her only out is to make the sisters the most pretty dresses possible for the July Fourth celebration so they will find a husband. She just doesn’t count on meeting the handsome storekeeper.
Ian Crowne lost a leg at Gettyburg and thinks no one would want him. That is not a problem. He has his dogs and his store. Then Ella come in.
*****What I Thought About This Book*****
This book is wonderful!!! I loved it but I can not tell you why. I can tell you I read it in one sitting. It was just one of those books that grabs your interest and you want to know what happens and how it ends. One review that I read said it was not clean. There was nothing in the book that was offensive.
It was a good book. It was interesting. It keeps your attention. I recommend you read it.