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Family Jewels Audiobook

Family Jewels: Rose Gardner Investigations, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Trouble always comes to those who court it. Rose Gardner's ability to see glimpses of the future has gotten her into hot water time and again, but so have her curiosity and her sense of daring. Those very qualities helped her defeat the most powerful man in Arkansas - a man so adept at hiding his crimes there was no way to defeat him inside of the law - but her success came at a steep personal price. Now she's throwing herself into her landscaping business, trying to live a life that's as orderly as one of her gardens.

Rose's best friend, Neely Kate, is struggling with her own losses, so when she suggests they help a local man find a missing necklace, Rose agrees. It'll give both of them a welcome distraction, and besides, it's a simple investigation. What harm could befall them? But things that should be simple rarely are. In seeking out the necklace, Rose and Neely Kate find themselves in the thick of a power struggle in the Fenton County underworld, one that could dethrone Rose's friend James Malcolm, the surprisingly moral king.

The last thing Rose should do is court more trouble, but she's not the type to step away from a friend in need - and she's also not so sure she wants an orderly life.

©2016 Denise Grover Swank (P)2017 Denise Grover Swank

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    lauren mccabe 06-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fine beginning and middle..."

    Good plot overall, but that ending seemed rushed. I feel like more was needed on Rose and James before the book ended. I also expected to hear more about Mason throughout the story. Not her best, hoping the next book is better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BWM 03-08-17
    BWM 03-08-17
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    "Love this new series! "

    I was so happy all the main characters from Rose Gardner mysteries are included in the new series. I really hope Rose and James continue to get closer. I am also happy for Jed and NK. I have read all the books on kindle but enjoy listening while in the car

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    KG 03-01-17
    KG 03-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Nothing is as it seems"

    Loved how Rose and Neelie Kate got involved with yet another PI adventure. They make an ordinary day full of twists and turns.

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    Kristin 02-07-17
    Kristin 02-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing!!!"

    I absolutely loved this book. I listened to it in just 2 days. I was on the edge of my seat and waiting for what's next. I can't wait for the next in the series. Denise set it up perfectly for many more stories to come. I love a book with a strong female character and this one has 2!

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    W. Modesto, CA, United States 08-23-17
    W. Modesto, CA, United States 08-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Family Jewels"

    This book took an unexpected turn for me. One of the main characters developed a character trait of conjuring up visions to help her solve mysteries. At first she said that the visions came involuntarily, but then she started to bring them on herself when she needed one to help her out. This is not my genre. This story line may not affect others as it did me.

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    sandi 08-23-17
    sandi 08-23-17 Member Since 2012
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    "ridiculous premise. unrealistic characters."

    struggled to finish. will not try this author again. totally unrealistic premise. syrupy reader.

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    RallyRaccoon 08-22-17
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    "entertaining"

    the story has enjoyable characters and good story. looking forward to listening to the next book.

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    Marisol Rodriguez 06-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Family Jewels in three words, what would they be?

    Great, wow, 1


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It wasn't a page turner. I felt this was more of a foundation for the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first time we see Skeeter again.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Mystery with southern charm.


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    Amazon Customer Ontario, CA USA 06-27-17
    Amazon Customer Ontario, CA USA 06-27-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Perfection!"

    Another great start to a wonderful new series! can't wait to see what happens next!

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    "Enjoyable"

    If you like Denise Grover Swank or Shannon McMannus then you will definitely enjoy this. My only teeny, tiny criticism, is that I wasn't too keen on the "voice" for Neely Kate. That is personal preference though I imagine.

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