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3.0 out of 5 starsFormat problem
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
I was looking for a fun, short, cozy mystery recently. This book: "A Frothy Fiasco," had good reviews and appeared to be what I wanted. I have reached chapter 5 but not sure if I will be able to finish this book. So far, the story itself is pretty good but the formatting is so bad that I end up trying to figure out each sentence and lose track of the story line. I have this book on both my Kindle and my iPad and the problem is evident on each of them. Even the chapter headings blur into the previous chapter, making it hard to know where you are in the story. I don't know if this is the fault of the way the author presented the book for publication, whether it's an edit problem that wasn't done correctly or the fault of the publisher. Nevertheless, it makes the book hard to read and makes me sad for an author who put a lot of thought and time into writing her book only to have people like me give up. Because this book is short, I will try to finish it since I'd like to know 'who dunnit' - but I will be more cautious before I order another book by this author. Hopefully she will have better luck next time. Three stars *** for her efforts.
This is a cute story that takes place in a retirement village in Florida. It's summer so it's hot, hot, hot and they have been invaded with grandchildren. When things start to go missing, the kids are the first to be suspected of the thefts. But when one of the seniors is found murdered, it takes the crimes to whole new level. Essie and Hildie become sleuths, determined to find out who the thief is and, hopefully, who murdered their friend. They especially want to clear all their friends of suspicion with the police.
I enjoyed this funny story. It kept me chuckling with the seniors trying to figure out who was stealing things and each thinking it was someone else. Picturing the people driving around in golf carts (one decorated with a shark on top) made me love the quirky characters. Lily tried to keep her aunts, Essie and Hildie, in line but didn't always succeed. Since the three were business partners at Coffee Cabana, she always knew what they were up to. She is in her early 30s and them early 60s was a nice mix of outlooks to the events in the community. This story even had romance! How could Lily resist hunky handyman, Tony?
I enjoyed the book and the characters. It was a light and easy read, and with believable charcters. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the formatting of the book. The first 45% of the book was badly in need of formatting for a kindle book. After that, the book looked like it was formatted, and then it went back to needing formatting again. It was a distraction from an otherwise good book.
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
I really enjoy this series of books. It has a nice blend of young and old and the heroine is not one of those impetuous (read idiotic) young women who is always dashing off and doing whatever she is not supposed to do. Good book.
4.0 out of 5 starsA real shocker, and a great read.
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2015
Was not really sure about this book when I first purchase it. I was thinking that this was a chick book. Boy was I wrong. Very good storyline, with great caricatures. Going to get more of this author's books.
This looked like a good book, but I never could read it. I wasn't comfortable reading it because it was double spaced, which appeared to be set by the writer or publisher since my kindle setting was on single space. All my other books are okay, so this was an isolated incident.