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The Carlswick Affair

The Carlswick Mysteries, Book 1
Narrated by: Addison Barnes
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Whom can she trust? 

When 18-year-old student Stephanie Cooper investigates the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great-aunt’s death, she discovers a painting thought stolen by the Nazis and destroyed during WWII, hanging in the home of the intriguing James Knox, guitarist with indie band The Fury. 

Now, as Stephanie gathers proof to unmask a thief and possible killer, she discovers that someone does not want her to uncover the secrets of her family’s past and that someone may kill to stop her. 

If you like Kristin Hannah, Ella Carey, and Kate Mosse then you’ll love The Carlswick Affair, a novel that combines mystery, romance, and history in a fast-paced, action-packed adventure. Honorable Mention San Francisco Book Festival.

©2014 SL Beaumont (P)2019 SL Beaumont

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Enjoyable read

My second read from author S.L.Beaumont & her debut novel, The Carlswick Affair is well written, fast paced, interesting & intriguing storyline. A good well-written romantic suspense. I can see me reading more from this author. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Pretty good for YA

I initially picked this book because I saw "WWII" and I was looking forward to a historical book. While this was based in modern times with only ties to the past, I still enjoyed it. A young, plucky girl wonders about historical family fueds and works with her would-be enemy to uncover a generations old mystery. It was a little short and could have been fleshed out a bit more, but I still enjoyed reading this. I was given a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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A modern day Romeo and Juliet

A family grudge from before WWII leads to a death of a young Cooper women, who killed her? The Knox's. Stephanie Cooper comes to her grandma's before starting University and meets a nice young man on the train. Turns out there is a family grudge against their families and they are told to stay away. What really happened all those years ago? Stephanie Cooper and James Knox try to find out what happened and find out there is still some shady business being done in both families.

Very delightful read, loved the two characters. James is one you love and hate at the same time.

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  • 06-10-19

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!!

A new series is always a joy to discover. This one was excellent.

I loved the mystery and the search for the truth. I loved how Stephanie, the main female character, went about uncovering clues. She was an every woman in her search, not a know-it-all. Kudos to the author for that!!

The romance that played out in the backstory was fun too! That seems to be the catalyst for the second book in the series and I'm already smiling.

The narration had some wonderful elements to it as well.

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Loved it!!! More please

I loved this book. Loved the characters, the location, the history, the narration. I can’t wait to read the next one.