• Fair Isle and Fortunes

  • Vampire Knitting Club Series, Book 6
  • By: Nancy Warren
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Fair Isle and Fortunes

By: Nancy Warren
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
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Publisher's Summary

What if the fortune teller at the local village fair is a witch? And all her fortunes come true - even when she foresees a death....

When Lucy Swift's cousin Violet decides to take over as the fortune teller at Moreton-under-Wychwood's annual summer fête, Lucy thinks being her assistant will be a fun way to spend a Saturday. That is, until someone's murdered, and the locals turn on Violet, who foresaw the death.

To save her, Lucy and her band of undead amateur sleuths have to find out what's really going on in this charming Cotswolds village. What better way than to offer knitting classes? No one has to know that the teacher is a vampire.

But uncovering the dark secrets under the postcard - prettiness will bring great danger to Lucy and those she loves.

©2019 Nancy Warren (P)2020 Tantor

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LOVE THIS SERIES

AND THIS BOOK DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. I LOVE THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LUCY AND RAFE AND WITH THE OTHER LIKEABLE (AND NOT SO LIKEABLE) CHARACTERS. I DO HOPE TO SEE LUCY COME INTO MORE OF HER POWERS IN THE NEXT BOOK.

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Lucy

I absolutely love Lucy and the vampires!!!! I wait impatiently for the next in the series!!!! And I love Sarah Zimmerman it’s like she IS Lucy I recommend all of these books, even my 15 year old enjoy listening to them in the car!

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Such a fun listen!

I thoroughly enjoyed this series (while knitting of course). I especially enjoyed the narrator’s performance which was lively and engaging. The narrator had great and captivating voices for the different characters. I will listen to the whole series again and I hope there will be additional books in this series:)

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Someone get this author a proofreader!

Fair Isle and Fortunes is book 6 of the Vampire Knitting Club series. In this book, Lucy's cousin Violet tells fortunes at a fair and when she warns a woman of her impending death, it quickly comes true. For whatever reason, it is automatically reasonable for everyone to question if there is a link between this murder and another murder many years prior where the circumstances and setting are totally different. It was a bit too forced for me.

My biggest issue with this book is that Lucy turns 26. In the first book, she was 27. The multitude of proofreading errors that have continued from book to book are starting to bebothersome.

I have been binging this series and haven’t been reviewing them in between each book. Some overall observations from the series so far (I have finished through book 8.5 and am almost through book 9) are that the stories are always cute and good for a short escape. I really enjoy the characters and have a vested interest in them. Something I have noticed, though, is that there isn’t continuity between books and the books really could have benefited from a proofreader. For example, in book 1, Lucy is 27 but in this book, she has her 26th birthday. In one of the books, Rafe is at least 600 years old, but in the next book, he is only 500 years old. Occasionally there is an incorrect name used or incorrect pronoun but I always know what was meant so it doesn’t confuse me or make it so that I can’t continue. Another thing that is missing, at least to the point I am at now, is any real information about the vampires. We don’t get to know anything about their abilities, only that they are vampires who feed via a blood bank. Even with the inconsistencies, I am hooked on the series and enjoy these easy-going, clean, cozy mysteries. It is a nice palette cleanser from the smutty stuff I typically enjoy.

The narrator is the same throughout the series and she does a great job. I recommend this series.

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Much better than the last one

The last book had me getting frustrated with the author seemingly insulting the reader's intelligence by making the character dumber in order to maintain a "mystery" but I am glad to say this book was much better about that and renewed my interest in the next story in line. I look forward to reading it

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A Fete and a murder.

A new murder dredges up an old murder, both connected through time by a watch. Murmurs of witches put Lucy and her cousin Violet in danger, because anyone who can accurately foretell death must be a witch.

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Fair Isle and Fortune is well written with several twists and turns and well developed characters. This series gets better and better.

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Out of the Knit Shop and into the Witch Hunts

With a change of scene we find Lucy helping out at a local summer fair with her cousin Violet who is working as a fortune teller. Soon after Violet, using her actual prophetic abilities, gives bad news to all her customers one of them is murdered. In a small town the locals soon turn against Violet and a mob mentality starts to emerge with charges of witchcraft. Lucy is on the case and committed to rooting out the real murderer and getting the townsfolk to forget their fears about witches. Twists and turns and lots of interaction with characters new and old make this story another solid entry in the series. The narration continues to be wonderful and the romance remains very vague and undeveloped with Rafe being more forward in this volume and Ian almost non existent. I will say I felt there were some elements that were extremely forced in my opinion as Lucy immediately wants to connect the only two murders that have happened in this tiny town one is the present moment murder of a local in an open public fairground with clear intent and the other is a 30 year old cold case where a homeowner interrupted a burglary and was killed. Lucy immediately suggests this is a serial killer. This completely baffled me and felt extremely awkward, two murders with 3 decades of separation, no similarity in MO, one an accident and one a premeditated act of violence. It just felt contrived and like lazy writing to be honest mashing things together instead of creating a story that drew them into connection. Did not stop me from listening the rest of the world and characters are entertaining but the mystery story of the book I think is easily the worst so far in the series, which is still better than a good deal of cozies. I will be curious to see what happens in book 7.

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  • Tracey Craig
  • 12-09-21

A lack lustre read.

Completely lacking in a solid storyline. Little or no references to knitting. Several characters with predictable ending. Not as good as previous books in the series. Author should have stopped at first one.

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  • Ella
  • 07-30-20

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good book,good series but lucy went from 27 down to 25 and it seemed like a silly thing to put in.

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  • Angela
  • 06-18-20

Great but inconsistent with previous books

I still enjoyed this mystery but the fact that on the first book Lucy is announced as being 27 and then in this book she turns 26 is a bit disappointing.