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The Lighthouse Secret Audiobook

The Lighthouse Secret: Amelia Moore Detective Series, Book 7

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Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. Amelia and Rick are newlyweds and just beginning life as a married couple, which gives them a new insight in their relationship. Their new assignment is more personal this time. Rick Bonito's uncle supposedly drowned five years ago and his body was never found, but something did not seem right about the report. Uncle Antonio was an excellent swimmer. His disappearance seems quite suspicious to Rick's father. He never felt the complete truth had come out about his brother. It is now up to Amelia and Rick to find out the truth about his uncle.

©2016 Linda Weaver Clarke (P)2017 Linda Weaver Clarke

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    Sunnie Reviews 04-21-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Mystery!"

    This Audible version of Linda Weaver Clarke's book was wonderful! I love her narrator, Diane Lehman. She is so full of expression and very talented! I loved listening to someone "tell me a story". I could listen as I drove to and from work and as I commuted on the train and even while fixing dinner. It's a great way to "multi-task".

    I loved Linda's book! It's a great cozy mystery and for me it was awesome because she always writes about places that I know. This time her book took me to my old home in California, Palm Springs, and as she described it, I could totally visualize it! Then they were headed to Ventura Harbor. I used to live in Ojai which is very close by and trips to the beach in Ventura were a remembrance of years past for me!

    But aside from this, the book held my attention to the very end. My only disappointment was that this is book 7 and will be the last of this series. I loved this clean romance and the resolution to the mystery. I look forward to reading other books from this great author.

    I received an Audible version of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given. All thoughts are my own.

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    Regina Andrews 05-17-17
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    "It's No "Secret" - A Great Cozy Mystery!"
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    Linda Weaver Clarke has done it again! "The Lighthouse Secret", her seventh and final book in the clean and cozy Amelia Moore detective series, crafts an intriguing mystery combined with a satisfying romance and a dreamy setting for a completely satisfying experience.

    For the mystery, the plot is one that draws you right in. It centers around Amelia and Rick, who are now married, as they investigate the death Rick's uncle five years earlier. Although his body was never found, he allegedly he drowned, despite being a good swimmer. The plot thickens when they not only find out that the uncle's best friend, who was with him, disappeared shortly after it happened, but that there is also someone else investigation the uncle's disappearance. The author is expert at weaving intricate, believable plots.

    The characters are well-defined and the progress of their relationship is charming and realistic. The supporting characters are also very well done. Likewise, the author's mastery of setting really stand out in this book; yes, the descriptions are wonderful but also it is as if the lighthouse is a character, too, filled with personality, presence and a unique way of shining a "light" on the mystery. The author captures the mystique, beauty, mystery and allure of lighthouses. The narration by Diane Lehman, is smooth and she is adept at giving unique vocal qualities to each character. A totally terrific book!

    I received an Audible audio version of "The Lighthouse Secret" in exchange for an honest review.

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    Leslie F. 05-06-17
    Leslie F. 05-06-17
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    "Enjoyable and ultra-clean cozy mystery"

    I think this book may be one of my favorite in the Amelia Moore series. Lighthouses fascinate me and it is my ultimate fantasy to live in one. I think that is why this book appealed to me so much. I thought the story was well-thought-out, and it was interesting to meet Rick's family in this book. I appreciate that this is a family-friendly book (no sex scenes or bad language), but sometimes the romance seems a little "too-sweet" and the characters feel a little hard to relate to. It is still a very enjoyable book, and its fun to read about Amelia's "old-timey" movies that she likes to watch and share with Rick. Each novel can stand on its own, but I have enjoyed reading about the progression of Rick and Amelia's relationship throughout the series. I listened to the Audible audio version of the book, which I received in exchange for an honest opinion. The narrator, Diane Lehman, does a good job giving unique voices to each of the characters. If you like ultra-clean, cozy mysteries, this book (and the entire series) is a great choice.

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    djforjesus 04-28-17
    djforjesus 04-28-17
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    "Delightful listen"

    I absolutely adored this story. The details about the lighthouses were very interesting. And the plot itself kept me interested and intrigued. I love the banter between Amelia and her husband. This book is clean through and through and I appreciated that aspect as well.

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    LilMissMolly 07-30-17

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    "Delightful Conclusion to Sweet Cozy Mystery Series"
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    The Lighthouse Secret is the seventh cozy mystery in the Amelia Moore Detective Series written by Linda Weaver Clarke. This story begins sooner after Amelia and her partner Rick Bonito return from their honeymoon. Before starting into a new assignment, the couple investigate the supposed drowning of Rick's uncle, Antonio Bonito. Uncle Antonio's accidental death never sat right with Rick or his father because he was an excellent swimmer and his body was never found.

    Like in prior Amelia Moore books, Amelia and Rick experienced some local sightseeing and crossed items off their "bucket lists" (things they'd like to enjoy during their lifetime). This time they visited several lighthouses and spent the night in one of them, and they flew in a water aircraft. Having taken several tours of lighthouses in the Portland, Maine area a few years ago, I was very envious of the lighthouses Amelia and Rick visited!

    As I've mentioned in prior reviews of books in this series, I love how Rick and Amelia complement each other in their strengths and weaknesses, as well as compliment each other often with kind words and encouragement. They remind me a lot of husband and wife detective team from the early 1980s TV series, Hart to Hart. I am truly sad to see that this is the last and final book in the series.

    I listened to the Audible version of this story narrated by Diane Lehman who did a wonderful job. In short, The Lighthouse Secret is a delightful listen! I definitely recommend this series to those who enjoy sweet cozy mysteries.

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    Jonel 07-07-17
    Jonel 07-07-17

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    "The lighthouse secret"

    What a charmingly sweet tale! Intricate descriptions and a well plotted tale really drew me in while the unforgettable characters kept me hooked. I loved the feeling of traveling alongside the characters as they wound their way to the end, outwitting their opponents at every turn.

    I love how she weaves the mystery throughout this novel, keeping the suspense ramped up while still making the story enjoyable for all. The mix of art, history and unique characters really made this an enjoyable tale for me.

    As a whole this was a nice, clean story that drew me in on many levels. I'm sorry to see the series end, but this was also a great ending for it.

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    GrandmaH 06-06-17
    GrandmaH 06-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great cozy mystery!"
    What did you love best about The Lighthouse Secret?

    I really liked the interesting facts I learned about lighthouses.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked meeting Rick's family. They were fun and added another dimension to the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I was a little discouraged this time that Amelia was portrayed as smart in some things (figuring out the clues), yet so naive in her other areas. It seemed incongruous for her character. But even with that being said, I loved the story and found it as delightful as the rest of the series. Diane Lehman did a wonderful job with the narration. I hope Linda Weaver Clarke will do another cozy mystery series. She has a great mind for mystery!

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    Wall-to-wall books PA 06-01-17 Member Since 2015

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    "The Lighthouse Secret"

    Linda does it again - this one is just as packed with good clean fun as the others. A nice little mystery and a sweet little romance rolled into one book.

    Let me start by saying that I love the cover on this one! My favorite cover of this series so far. I love lighthouses and have been to several on the east coast and the Great Lakes so this story had great interest for me. I like the way the author keeps a lot of the same themes going through the whole series. Like their bucket list, they talk about it and add to it in every book. Staying overnight in a lighthouse B&B is definitely on my bucket list. Another theme that continues is Rick's passion for food! This is hilarious and very sweet. I am a vegetarian and I love good healthy food, so I share his passion, but not always the same foods LOL.

    Another continuing theme is Rick's little mystery within the book that he is working on by himself. I really liked this one and got so "into it" that I almost forgot about the big mystery! When he solved his little case and the book continued - I thought "Oh yeah! The book's not over!" LOL
    The actual mystery that this book was about was great as well - I really had no idea what had happened right up until the end.

    Another part of this book that I really liked was the 50's style restaurant and Amelia dressing up, what fun! For my "Sweet 16th" birthday party I had a 50's party and everyone dressed up. It was great!

    Audio Review - Well I have to say that this reader is finally growing on me! I didn't like her at first but I don't now if she is getting better or I am just getting used to her, but I like her now!

    I voluntarily posted this review after receiving an audio copy of this book from the author - Thank You!

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    Bob 06-01-17
    Bob 06-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "An intelligent voice spins a vapid tale."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Having listened to all the 7 Amelia Moore books thus far I found the naivety of this globe trotting detective a little much this time. "Gelato, what's that?" What does Trattoria mean?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nick, he treats his new wife with tender regard in spite of her annoying lack of knowledge.


    Which character – as performed by Diane Lehman – was your favorite?

    Amelia


    Did The Lighthouse Secret inspire you to do anything?

    To look for more books narrated by Ms. Lehman


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    Inishowen Cailin 05-12-17
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    "An entertaining series."
    Have you listened to any of Diane Lehman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I've listened to the whole series and enjoyed her narration throughout.
    I enjoyed meeting Rick's family in this book and all the teasing and banter that went on when he was with his family. I also enjoyed the mystery of his missing and presumed dead uncle; although I wasn't quite sure why Rick simply wondering what really happened as it didn't really sound like something Rick would leave unsolved. Not only that but he has unfettered access to a detective agency! Luckily it only takes a brief conversation with Amelia for the pair to set off in search for answers.
    I liked the back story surrounding his uncle's disappearance. I thought it was both realistic and it had a romantic angle. It was an intriguing mystery and I enjoyed following the couple on their investigation.

    I am quite sad that this is the final book in the series. I am not ready to say goodbye to Rick and Amelia just yet so no doubt I will be revisiting them from the beginning sometime soon.



    Any additional comments?

    I voluntarily received a review copy from the author.

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