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  • The Hollow of Fear

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 3
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 376
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Under the cover of "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective", Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her business to know what other people don't. When the estranged wife of her dear friend Lord Ingram is discovered dead on his estate, all signs point to him as the murderer. With Scotland Yard closing in, Charlotte goes under disguise to find out the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series

  • By Jane on 10-02-18

Wow! What a twist!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

You will not see this ending coming. Shock, sadness, and a smile in the epilogue.

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  • A Rather Lovely Inheritance

  • By: CA Belmond
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,138

This is your life Penny Nichols...Penny Nichols is a historical researcher working on a big-budget film in the south of France when she gets an urgent call. Her Aunt Penelope has just died, and Penny's presence is required in London for the reading of the will. With only a slim recollection of her eccentric aunt, Penny is astonished to learn that not only is she the bona fide heiress - but she's also been invited to put her research skills to work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Story with Excellent Narratation

  • By AnJoMom16 on 01-13-15

What kind of ending is that?!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

It is s nice story. Not really a romance, but a romantic style book. Good detecting of more than one old mystery. But the ending, what happened there?! We solve her ex and leave us hanging with no resolution on his.

  • For the Duke's Eyes Only

  • School for Dukes
  • By: Lenora Bell
  • Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Lady India Rochester, an intrepid archaeologist, possesses a sharp blade and an even sharper knack for uncovering history’s forgotten women. Unfortunately, she has one annoying weakness: the dangerously handsome duke of Ravenwood. Former best friend. Current enemy. And the man who dared to break her heart. Daniel Bonds, the duke of Ravenwood, is a thrill-seeking antiquities hunter who only plays by one rule: Never fall in love. He’s in it for the fortune and glory. But when a priceless relic is stolen from the British Museum, the rivals must align forces. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, strong heroine

  • By Laurie Anderson on 09-23-18

Funny, strong heroine

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

This book is quite funny. Lots of references to Indiana Jones a d James Bond. It shows how one event can not only change our life but also those around us. Indy has truly earned her name Lady Danger. She is unafraid. I thought it was poignant that they had the same dreams but were afraid to share them.

  • A Study in Scarlet Women

  • The Lady Sherlock Series, Book 1
  • By: Sherry Thomas
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First-rate author and first-rate narrator

  • By Lady Wesley on 03-25-17

Lots of twists

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Charlotte is only in 1/3-1/2 of the book as she does not do the actual investigations it was like an O. Henry story with all of the twists at the end. I had to listen to the last chapter twice to make sure I fought all of them. I also appreciate the issues that were touched on including characters on the autism scale, women’s rights and the lack thereof, and some other issues that would constitute a spoiler. Looking forward to listening to the next book. Kate Redding is an excellent narrator.

  • The Holiday Cottage by the Sea

  • By: Holly Martin
  • Narrated by: Penny Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Tori Graham is in need of a holiday. Trying to piece her heart back together after losing the love of her life, she escapes to Blossom Cottage, with its picturesque views of the sea. And plans to spend the summer in gorgeous Sandcastle Bay, where her best friend, Melody Rosewood, lives. Tori’s not expecting her summer by the beach to be eventful - until she meets handsome and mysterious Aidan Jackson.... Aidan looks after the holiday cottage Tori is staying in. Healing from past hurts, he wants to avoid any further chance of heartache. But could this newcomer be the breath of fresh air he needs?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By Laurie Anderson on 09-01-18

Very funny

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-01-18

Those elbows. You always depend on Holly Martin for Laugh out loud funny moments and extolling the charms of small town life. It has serious themes of fear of loss and addresses them through conversation, like mature adults.

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  • Strength

  • Curse of the Gods, Volume 4
  • By: Jane Washington, Jaymin Eve
  • Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456

Willa Knight: Dead? Alive? Damned to a state of eternal bad luck? Willa and the Abcurse brothers are back, and more determined than ever to stick by each other. Unfortunately, Staviti has other plans, plans that threaten to change the natural order of the worlds—though nobody really understands why. His agenda may very well affect all beings on Minatsol, even those that thought themselves safe in Topia. Even Willa-invincible-Knight. Unsure with her new place in the worlds, Willa must follow the Abcurses to their new post: Champions Peak, a secluded mountain far from civilization, where the most powerful sols have been summoned to hone their abilities through direct contact with the gods. There is a chance that she might survive her time on the mountain, but it seems like staying alive amidst the powerful occupants of the Peak is the least of her concerns. Her real problem is staying on the mountain at all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This series is not to be missed!

  • By Brianna on 08-22-18

We learn more

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-30-18

We learn more of what is going on and who Willa is in this book. As with the other books, it ends in a cliffhanger.

  • Saving Saffron Sweeting

  • By: Pauline Wiles
  • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Grace Palmer's British friends all think she's living the American Dream. But her design business is floundering and when she discovers her husband is cheating with her best client, she panics and flees home to England. The tranquil village of Saffron Sweeting appears to be a good place for Grace to lick her wounds, but the community is battling its own changes. Reluctantly, Grace finds herself helping her new neighbours as they struggle to adjust and save their businesses. However, not everyone has the same opinion on what's good for the village.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Figuring out what really want

  • By Laurie Anderson on 08-15-18

Figuring out what really want

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-18

It is a nice story of figuring out what you really want, what you are able to forgive, and valuing yourself and your skills and abilities.

  • Scandal Above Stairs

  • By: Jennifer Ashley
  • Narrated by: Anne-Marie Piazza
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

When Kat's employer asks for help in clearing her friend's name, Kat trades her kitchen for the homes of Mayfair's wealthiest families. Soon antiquities are disappearing not only from the extravagant households of connoisseurs and collectors but also from the illustrious British Museum. As the thefts increase in frequency, Kat calls upon her friend Daniel McAdam, who has already set himself up in a pawnshop on the Strand as a seedy receiver of stolen goods. When a man is murdered in the shop, Kat must use all of her wits to see that the thieves are caught and justice is done. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of my favorites

  • By Stacey R. on 10-18-18

Good narration, Victorian mystery

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

This story continues from the prequel and the first book. A type of cozy Victorian mystery with just a touch of romance. The main character is a com in a house of the aristocracy. She is observant and solves the mystery.

  • The Wedding Pearls

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Tessa Wilson's life is all over the map. She may be clumsy, but this time she's stumbled into a pickle by choice, not by accident. She's agreed to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed into a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires, and - oh, yes - her biological mama who gave her away at birth. And the ride gets even crazier when hot-as-sin cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane. They don't call him the sexiest man in the Lone Star State for nothin'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 10-04-16

Adoption, family, live, loss

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Like the Steel Magnolias movie references in the book, this is a tale of family that will make you laugh and cry. It is a road trip through Texas as a retirement trip for 2 old sassy ladies, a getting to know each other for an adoptee and her birth family, a punishment for a 16 year old, and a chance to fall in love for the only man on the trip. Read it for all the feels. The narrator does a great job.

  • The Wedding Tree

  • Wedding Tree Series, Book 1
  • By: Robin Wells
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Hillary Huber, Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Hope Stevens thinks Wedding Tree, Louisiana, will be the perfect place to sort out her life and all the mistakes she's made. Plus, it will give her the chance to help her free-spirited grandmother, Adelaide, sort through her things before moving into assisted living. Spending the summer in the quaint town, Hope begins to discover that Adelaide has made some mistakes of her own.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Predictably pleasing

  • By jody rosenbaum on 07-23-18

Parallel stories, great life lessons

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

There are two parallel stories in this book. Great life lessons on confronting secrets, forgiving especially yourself, and love.