Monthly Archives: October 2021

My favorite book in the series so far

Murder in an English Glade (A Beryl and Edwina Mystery Book 5)

By: Jessica Ellicott

Rating: 5 of 5

I’ve read every book in this series and have found, that with each ensuing story, I enjoy it more and more. While this story can be read standalone, you will miss the growth of the characters.

Beryl and Edwina are hired to conduct a fake investigation. While it troubles them to do so, the individual hiring them is part of the higher class. Constance Maitland can provide entry to a new type of client.


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Transition book in series of 3 novels

The Blue Sky of Spring (Wayne Family Book 2)

By: Elizabeth Cadell

Rating: 5 of 5

I loved “The Lark Shall Sing” which is the first book in this series of three novels by Elizabeth Cadell. I started reading this book expecting more of the same.

While the book is excellently written, it hits a lot of sad notes rather than the charming and funny ones in the first book. I ended it feeling lower than before.


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Funny Regency novel


By: Clare Darcy

Rating: 5 of 5

It’s been a long time since I read any book by Clare Darcy. I vaguely remembered enjoying them, so when I saw her books were now available in ebook form, I took a chance.

I’m very glad that I did. Eugenia is a very fun and funny read. Eugenia is a heroine and she seems to get involved in schemes fairly easily. She drags her best friend Muffet along with her which makes it easier for her but a tad more difficult for Muffet.


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What a treat of of a read!

Miss Buncle’s Book

By: D.E. Stevenson

Rating: 5 of 5

I’ve been on a binge of reading older books recently. I find them witty, charming and, most of all, well-written. I had read a couple of books by D.E. Stevenson when I was a teenager. Even then, they were out of print and available only at my small, local library.

I had not read this book, but picked it up to try. I was complete hooked, right from the start. That is actually a bit of the plot as well.

Miss Buncle writes a book based on her small village, complete with characters that are almost exactly like the individuals who people it. People who read the book, get hooked on it whether they love it or hate it.


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