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review 2017-10-31 14:31
Home for Christmas (A Yorktide, Maine Novel) - Holly Chamberlin

Home for Christmas by Holly Chamberlin Have read other works by this author and have found the books enjoyable as I know this one will be. Nell is decorating for the holidays-love hearing everything that is involved as we would do that at our family house every year as well. Loved hearing of all the memories of the ornaments. She thinks this could be the last Christmas holiday she and the girls spend together in Yorktide, Maine. Molly is about to be married and Felicity will be traveling with her father and step mother to England countries. Her ex Joel had younger female interests. She had once was going to be a poet and marry Eric but she broke it off in college. She wants to make this year the best the girls ever experienced in Maine and might go to Eric's reading at the store... Lots of twists and turns for all. Liked all the baking as that's what I do starting in Nov so I can mail them out in time. Loved hearing of Nell's knitting and other hand made crafts and ornaments for the girls. Love that she will give them each something of importance. I do similar when we visit my daughter and granddaughter. They get a piece of jewelry I am wearing as it will then belong to them. Why hold it til you die and then others may fight over it. After extensive talks with one another about the important things, doorbell ringing all day, outcome is phenomenal. Received this review copy via Kensington Books via Netgalley and this is my honest opinion.

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review 2017-09-19 04:03
Massacre Pond
Massacre Pond - Paul Doiron

Mike Bowditch gets a call from a friend who is working for a wealthy woman manning the gates of her property. She bought up a large amount of land in Maine, kicked out the people living on leased land, banned hunting and wood cutting and put up gates to keep vehicles out. She wants to turn it into a wild life refuge. The people who live in the area and make their living at the mill or feed their families by hunting don´t like her and she has been getting threatening letters and calls. Mike arrives to see what his friend is so upset about and is confronted with seven dead moose on the property, slaughtered and left to rot. Mike´s superiors try to freeze him out of the investigation to get back at him for not following orders in the past. He showed them up and solved the previous case and made them look bad. He decided to follow orders this time and try to stay out of trouble. Things get worse though and more dead moose are spotted from the air. The woman´s daughter calls him scared to death because a truck is chasing her. The violence is escalating and people want this case solved. At the same time Mike is dealing with a difficult family problem and starts thinking about quitting his job as a game warden. 

This was a great book and Paul Doiron seems to be getting better with each book. When I wasn´t reading this book I was thinking about it.

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text 2017-09-18 06:10
I've read 160 out of 320 pages.
Massacre Pond - Paul Doiron

Moose murder is moosterous.

 

This is my backup book that I started while I was waiting for Halloween Bingo to start.

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review 2017-08-23 13:26
Bad Little Falls
Bad Little Falls - Paul Doiron
This is the best book in the series so far. The story kept me interested all the way through where the first two lost me in the middle a bit. The descriptions are very clear and I could picture myself there, tromping through the woods. Mike Bowditch is a Maine game warden and he has recently been transferred to a more remote area. He feels like he is being punished for the trouble he has gotten into recently. They can´t get rid of him though because he has good instincts and the best arrest record.
 
Right away he has a rough start when he comes home to find an animal carcass nailed to his front door. Things get even more exciting after he reluctantly goes to the local veterinarian´s home for dinner during a blizzard. He left to head home in the blowing snow only to be called right back by the vet. One of his neighbors had a man come to their door and he was nearly frozen and suffering from hypothermia. They wanted the vet to come see if he could help but he had drank too much during dinner and wanted Bowditch to drive him over there. They ended up learning that the man was not alone and there was someone else out there in a car. Mike goes out in search of the man and finally finds him dead. The dead man turns out to be a local drug dealer and he didn´t die from the cold, he was strangled. Mike is determined to find out what happened out there.
 
 

 

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review 2017-07-26 16:11
Trespasser
Trespasser - Paul Doiron

I really liked this story but I'm only giving it 3 stars because it is so slow. I had to make myself finish it. Paul Doiron just writes differently than what I'm used to. The pacing is slower, a lot slower, which I think reflects the slower nature of this setting being more secluded and peaceful. I still plan to finish reading the rest of the series because I want to know what happens next with Mike Bowditch. I enjoy following the main characters in this small area and will be coming back for more. 

 

I did learn that Paul's last name is pronounced DWarren. I was curious and found a blog post explaining the reason for it. 

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