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5.0 out of 5 starsBest Of The Series
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2017
This is the most recent book of the series, if you are reading them in order. Olivia and Rawlings take a brief honeymoon to the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival on another island. The Bayside Book writers join them for the festival. Olivia and friends are involved in finding the clues that lead them to understand why a woman that is on the Island with a TV Actor and film crew if found dead on the beach. There is a lot of North Carolina Coastal History, including Pirates, Museum Displays and Indians, woven into this story. Touching loving relationship between Olivia and Haviland, her dog. One of the Bayside Writers has a book launch at the newly decorated, Bookstore, with TV celebrities bringing out the tourist for this event. And a renewed meeting with Olivia's real father and more of his back story. Some problems on the island about land being sold to developers against the general wishes of the people that have lived there for generations. Olivia and Rawlings have a few awkward moments trying to get used to being married and living under the same roof. Both have been single for a long time and not used to someone else in their space. It's all tied up neatly, but not without some unexpected violence to people near and dear to Olivia and Rawlings. All of the who and why questions answered before the ending. Looking forward to the next book.
5.0 out of 5 starsYou won't go wrong reading this book!
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2016
Olivia Limoes and Sawyer Rawlings have decided to spend part of their honeymoon at the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. The rest of the members of the Bayside Book Writers Club join them and they enjoy most of the festival. Their enjoyment, however, is shattered by a murder and the subsequent arrest of one of Olivia's friends, Emmett Billinger. While the evidence against Emmett doesn't look good, Olivia is convinced he is innocent and, not trusting the local police, sets out to clear his name and find the real killer.
“Writing All Wrongs” is the nicely done seventh book and Ellery Adams’ Books by the Bay cozy mystery series (this book can certainly be read on its own but I advise reading the series in order because of Adams’ rich character development throughout the series). Adams has done an excellent job in this book of creating the events on Palmetto Island, including a wonderful sense of atmosphere done so well that I felt like I was there with the Bayside Book Writers Club going on nature walks, roasting marshmallows, listening to ghost stories, decorating golf carts, etc. Adams takes her time letting the murder mystery unfold, seductively pulling the reader in until they are totally involved with the island, the people there, and the story. Once it occurs, the murder is well plotted with plenty of twists and turns and tension, especially towards the end of the book. All of this has up to a nice, rich mystery by a talented author.
“Writing All Wrongs” is another nice cozy mystery by Ellery Adams.
5.0 out of 5 starsI am rating the series up to this point
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019
I wanted to wait and rate this as a series since it was one of the best cozy series I have ever read. I honestly fell in love the characters & the author's writing style. That being said, I made the mistake (or maybe not) of reading the reviews for the last book in the series (Book 8) The reviewers were very blunt about how hurt they were on how it all "ended up". Unfortunately no one announced "spoiler alert" so I quickly found out what the fuss was about. I won't spoil it here but I decided not to read the final book. I will miss Olivia, Haviland & the gang after spending so much time with them. Thank you for the Books by the Bay series & I am disappointed that I will have to miss #8.
This is the best book of the series so far. It is full of life lessons about secrets, forgiveness, entitlement, etc. The story flows quickly, but is slow to give up its answers. The mystery itself is loaded with NC coastal history that has been thoroughly researched and thoughtfully intertwined into the story.
Best of all is Adams character development over the course of the series. Olivia has come a long way from the standoffish loner she was in the first book.
Oliva and Chief Rawlings come back from their honeymoon to attend a Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. Silas Black a TV producer brings old legends to life.... or does he? Pirates or the story of them is a big part of this story, and the reader MUST pay attentions to ALL the details... or like me, you will be so surprise at what happens. Secrets are everywhere.... and such a web of deception there is. Oliva does not think the police are doing their job, when her friend was killed...so...... she is off and running to solve her friends murder... and what surprises there are in this story... I could not put it down, and read it in one sitting.... a long Saturday, that went so fast! This is the 7th book in the series, and now I am going to just have to go back and read the rest of them!
This is the second book I've read by this author and as I'm reading them out of sequence, was surprised to be re-joining the heroine, Olivia Limoges, and her suitor on their honeymoon. This includes attendance of the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival and they've invited the members of the Bayside Book Writers Club to join them because, having lived for so long independently, both are finding it difficult and a tad awkward living as a couple. Then a murder takes place and one of Olivia's friends (Emmett) is arrested: believing him innocent, Olivia, hubby and the Book Writers' Club dig into the past and unearth the truth. It's a nice caper.
Annoying bit: I found myself literally shouting at the book with frustration at the idiotic behaviour of Emmett: when he's released on bail and goes for a walk with his dogs, his car keys are stolen from his UNLOCKED house and you wonder how such an intelligent man can be so dense with a murder charge hanging over him! It gets worse. When he finds the keys missing, does he immediately ring the Police to report it and keep himself from further suspicion? No, of course not - he rings Olivia and has a drawn-out conversation about what may happen next! Duh.
Apart from that, Ellery Adams certainly creates a wonderful sense of place, and the characters are well thought-out. The Bayside Book Writers' Club go on evening nature walks, roast marshmallows on the beach, listen to ghost stories as part of the Festival and decorate golf carts as part of the Parade which allows the story to unfold bit by bit, taunting the reader with theory after theory (none of which I spotted) until the culprit is eventually revealed. The book does have a long list of characters and I found myself having to refer back to remind myself who everyone is because the characters are often called by different names (ie Silas Black, Silas, Mr Black) so a few chapters in when 'Mr Black' is mentioned, you think: who's he? But the tale is very entertaining as part of a series by this writer and I've ordered the entire set.
What a wonderfu book. Captain Haviland, Olivia (his mistress) and Olivia's new husband and lets not forget the Book Club gang. A festival full of intrigues, murders, pirates and ships. A famous author, ehom is also a TV producer with a program reflecting his books. A silver cup belonging to Black Beard is part of the story. Read this book and the serie, you will not regret it.
Ellery Adams work was new to me, but I enjoyed this one so much I will definitely look for her other work. Well researched in the historical facts that were woven into this present day story, she evoked the island atmosphere and offered a well-plotted story line.