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review 2017-01-18 19:40
A Perilous Undertaking
A Perilous Undertaking - Deanna Raybourn

Hmmm. Can't do a synopsis since it's second in the series and spoilers and all. Soooo...

 

What I liked:

 

The Banter between Victoria and Stoker is on point. It was enjoyable to read. 

 

The writing was solid. 

 

The characters are engaging.

 

What I didn't like: 

 

Some of the plot devices seemed to be there for pure shock value.  This is not a book to read if you like your historical mysteries squeaky clean is all I'll say. It got to be a little much. I  get Victoria is supposed to be a forward thinking female... but I thought that was more about her profession, not sex. 

 

This book left me with a ho-hum feeling.  

 

 

 

 

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review 2016-12-28 01:01
An Untimely Frost
An Untimely Frost - Penny Richards

 

I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

This was a decent start to a historical mystery series. I liked the spunkiness of the main character, Lilly Long. And this series has potential. But I called the solution to the mystery on page 108 and I was right, so I hope the mysteries improve. Enjoyable read otherwise.

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text 2016-12-27 15:59
Reading progress update: I've read 108 out of 258 pages.
An Untimely Frost - Penny Richards

I was suffering from book hangover after America's First Daughter, so I judged the beginning of this book unfairly.

 

It's not a 5 star read but it's enjoyable once I accepted emotionally that they all can't be. Though I have a solid theory as to what is going on in the mystery. If I'm proved right, I will be  a lil annoyed cuz you can't play all your cards this early on. But the characters are engaging enough to keep me reading. I hope I'm wrong. 

 

 

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review 2016-11-10 18:16
A Deadly Affection
A Deadly Affection (Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery) - Cuyler Overholt

Author:  Cuyler Overholt 

Rating: 3 stars


This book was... OK.

We follow our main character, Dr. Genevieve Summerford, as she attempts to solve a murder she may/may not have helped instigate. The story takes place in 1907, and she is a psychologist which should make for interesting reading, unusual point of view and all. But frankly, I just didn't care for Dr. Summerford. She was impulsive, judgmental and did not think before she spoke. She was frustrating.

The mystery in and of itself was good. I couldn't figure out the identity of the killer and there were enough red herrings to make it interesting. However, I keep going back to a series on the appeal of the characters, so I doubt I will return. 

 

This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book.

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text 2016-11-07 17:02
Reading progress update: I've read 177 out of 424 pages.
A Deadly Affection (Dr. Genevieve Summerford Mystery) - Cuyler Overholt

Not bad so far.

 

The mystery is good. The main character, Genevieve, is annoying and frustrating at times. I'm hoping she grows on me by the end of the book.

 

The author is doing a great job of weaving Genevieve's background as a psychologist into the mystery. Figuring out what is ailing someone mentally can be a mystery in and of itself, and she plays on that idea well.

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