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review 2018-12-29 20:46
Dazzling Art!
Fairy Dreams - Carol McLean-Carr

Fairy Dreams is written and illustrated by Carol McLean-Carr. The paintings are intricate and brightly colored. There is so much detail that every time it is viewed you will find something new. The story focuses on items to find in the imagery.


This kind of detailed fantasy drawings are popular and it is not hard to see why. Of course, the characters are fairies which are a big thing for me. Big “Yay!” for fairies.


The story is lacking as it is more of a find and seek. It mentions an item to find in the illustrations on the page. I don’t know if it is because my eyesight is going, but I couldn’t find the items. Not a one. I keep trying but I am not sure if my book is a little faded or something. I do love the illustrations but sometimes looking for the items I felt it very busy.


I wish the story was a little more interesting. The art is amazing though. When I was a child I was not really introduced to many “Seek And Find” books. Now Barnes & Noble kids clearance section is usually full of them. I am going to take another look at this book and try to find some items. I will probably pass it on to someone who might love all of it.

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review 2017-01-06 11:10
India Black, Madam of Espionage #1
India Black - Carol K. Carr

India Black was so much more than I expected, I absolutely adored this book. India is a wonderful, sassy, hilarious & brilliant character, plus she has this devil may care attitude which is perfect being that she's a madam.


I'll admit I did a little happy dance when I discovered that there is more adventures. Ridiculously excited to get my digits onto those!!


4 Stars.

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text 2016-12-01 12:07
Finished - India Black
India Black - Carol K. Carr

What an entertaining Book. Love the MC and her wicked sense of humor.
Can't wait till I get my digits on the next book!!
4 Stars.

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text 2016-12-01 12:00
Reading progress update: I've read 18 out of 296 pages.
India Black - Carol K. Carr

Only a few pages in and already I've had a few good chuckles!!

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review 2016-01-16 00:00
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy - Carol K. Carr In Victorian London, India Black has all the attributes a high-class madam needs to run a successful brothel 13wit, beauty, and an ability to lie with a smile. Luckily for Her Majesty 19s Government, all these talents also make her a first-rate spy 26

Revolt has spread across Europe and has now reached England. Anarchists have begun assassinating lords and earls. Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (Dizzy) has sent for India Black. He believes she is ready to handle an assignment on her own. He wants her to infiltrate the underground group he believes is responsible for the attacks. To stop their deadly plot she will travel from the poorest regions of London to the highest levels of society. All in attempt to uncover the secrets that threaten her very existence.

Dollycas 19s Thoughts
Carol K. Carr is an amazing storyteller, just Amazing! She takes us back to the Victorian Era and immerses us in the political and social cultures and wraps it with mystery, intrigue, and humor in her own unique writing style.

India Black is a strong, savvy, cheeky protagonist. French appears later in this story and some of the secrets of his life are starting to be revealed as are the secrets to India 19s past. Their romantic tension is slowly building with hopes of a real romance. Vincent is a very colorful character. The anarchists are quite an unconventional group. One is just downright strange.

The main mystery is carefully plotted and full of surprises. India places herself in some very dangerous situations and more than once I thought she might be meeting her maker.

Carr keeps us on the edge of seats one minute to laughing out loud the next. I feel like I am watching a movie rather than reading a book. In my review of India Black and the Widow of Windsor I said 1Dher words are like a thousand pictures 1D and that is even more true with these story. You can hear the door creaks, the rats running through the alleys, the thump as India hits the ground and the splash of the water. Pictures are painted in your mind vividly. You see the squalor of Seven Dials, the bints favorite yellow dress and all of India 19s finery. You can smell the stench being emitted from Vincent and almost taste what Mrs. Drinkwater tries to pass off as edible food.

The author also leaves us a bit of a cliffhanger to tempt us as we wait for the next India Black adventure. I can 19t wait foe the next Madam of Espionage Mystery.
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