More of a romance than a mystery but still a good read

Out of the Picture: A Shepherd Sisters Mystery

By: Tracy Gardner

Rating: 4 of 5

When I first started to read this book, I thought I was reading a mystery but, somehow, it came across as a romance. Then I remembered that it was a book released by Hallmark and the romance part of the mystery made sense.

It is the second in a series of three books. The books are about the Shepherd sisters. In this book, Savanna Shepherd as just moved home after losing her long term relationship when her fiance decided he needed something more.

Because she worked for his family, she felt the need to quit and move back to the small town she grew up in and leave behind her prestigious job as an art authenticator.

Savanna loves being home, her new job and spending time with her neighbor, an much older lady who has a wonderful art collection.

When a series of odd happenings begin to happen to her neighbor, which endanger her, Savanna steps up and starts investigating and sees links to the art collection.

Savanna also meets and begins to get along with the town’s doctor. Sparks start to fly but everything is fairly low key and the relationship isn’t something that is rushed into.

I enjoyed both the mystery and the romance of this novel. I liked that the characters involved didn’t jump into things without thinking about what they were doing. Also, the clues were there and were not simply dropped on the reader at the end.

I’m thinking about going back the reading the book about and first sister and I will definitely be looking forward to reading the final book in the series.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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