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4.0 out of 5 starsFantasy, history or something in between?
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2018
Fun read with all possible elements of psychic functioning, history and challenges. phoebe gets a job where her ‘Boss’ helps her develop, OT hone, her sense of awareness of the hidden property of someone she seems able to sense. Along the way to retrieve valuable ancient artifacts, she teams up with a man who is blind, but can see inside buildings, walls, tunnels and roads when necessary. This is an excellent combination of religious and French history, a mystery and travel from hillbilly country to Hawaii to France. If I had to call it anything, it would be a fantasy with enough elements of history to make the reader question, how much of each made up the story.
4.0 out of 5 starsAnother fast paced romp in exotic places with extraordinary characters
Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018
The author has an humble way of inserting deep insight into even the most extraordinary circumstances. This keeps the stories relevant while entertaining. I personally would like Phoebe and would undoubtedly be her friend for life. I can't wait to see where her adventures take her next.
3.0 out of 5 starsA French Tourism Guide Instead....
Reviewed in the United States on August 26, 2014
One word sums up the follow up to The School for Mysteries: A Cozy Paranormal Adventure (Nurse Phoebe Book 2) and that is "disappointment". The predecessor was such a fun and exciting read in which the middle aged protagonist goes on a very wild adventure full of page turning thrills such as a heart stopping pursuit by unknown enemies, a murder attempt, etc. Even though that book's ending felt a little abrupt, I was still eagerly anticipating the next book in the series. If the last book fell short in the ending, this follow up more than compensates by having too much filler on the history and descriptions of French castles and its prior inhabitants. It felt as though Ms. Jourdan was promoting French tourism instead of focusing on her characters. The book did not actually pick up pace until the half way mark and even then her nemesis was hardly developed as a character. I absolutely love Phoebe's character and hope that if Ms. Jourdan continues the series that she brings back the exciting energy of the previous book because this one fell flat.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis was a fun read. I enjoyed the first title in the ...
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2017
This was a fun read. I enjoyed the first title in the series, The School for Mysteries, and this second title is even better. The characters are likable with a witty sense of humor, and the action ranges from the Smoky Mountains to New York City to Paris. I learned a few things about esoteric Christianity and French history along the way. Some parts veer toward fantasy (that’s probably why the author calls it a midlife fairytale adventure) but so what—it kept me entertained. It was well worth the small price.
Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2014
What an interesting story, part fantasy, history, and religion. I enjoyed the history lessons and the descriptions of the castles. The rest of the story was such a fantasy. Still not sure what this book is about; same as the School for Mysteries. It is a mystery for sure!
Nachdem ich Teil 2 gelesen hatte, habe ich auch Teil 3 der Nurse Phoebe Serie gelesen. Leider wurde ich auch hier enttäuscht. Ähnlich wie in Teil 1 wird ein (zwar leidlich spannender) Handlungsstrang extrem ausführlich berichtet, da es aber sonst nichts Wichtiges im Buch gibt, ärgerte ich mich, Teil 3 gelesen zu haben. Es gibt eine unerklärliche (göttliche?) Einmischung. Alles in allem recht abstrus. Am Ende geht Phoebe auf einmal völlig ohne Überleitung zu Nick aus Teil 2 und dann hört das Buch einfach so auf. Leider keine Empfehlung von mir.