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Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's leisurely summer dreams involve rebuilding the front porch of her Maine fixer-upper and shingling the leaky tool shed out back. That's why she's hired the avenging angel of household hygiene, Bella Diamond, to keep her house--and her teenage son Sam--in tip-top shape. But when Bella confides in Jake that she's been receiving death threats, Jake has two choices: find out who is frightening the hapless housekeeper--or risk losing her. With a marauding moose loose in town, a troublesome love triangle occupying Sam, and her estranged relatives about to descend for the Fourth of July, Jake's summer is sure to be anything but peaceful. No matter how carefully you remodel your life, murder can take up residence anywhere.
©2005 Sarah Graves. All rights reserved. (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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I've come to dislike most of the characters

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I think this will be the last book I buy from this series. I just don't like most of the characters any more. The son is a jerk. The ex-girlfriend has no self-respect, the main character, Jacobia, violates people's rights without a qualm. and without retribution. Only the ex-husband, Victor, seems to have any personality. And the clincher is that both Victor and Jacobia were born with the last name of Tiptree. yeah, right.

The plots used to be fun and interesting but now even I can figure it out before Jacobia.

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The best so far!

I’m really enjoying Sarah Graves’s mysteries. This is absolutely the best so far! The writing is excellent, with wonderful descriptions and a fantastic narrator that take me back to Maine.

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Better and Better

I really enjoy this series. What I like most is that everyone does not walk around with rose colored glasses. The interactions between the characters are realistic and the pacing of there is a lot of action to keep me interested in the story.

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Always a good story

Interesting plots, some handyman advice, and realistic characters. Hard to beat.
Ignore the remainder of the review. Reviews require additional words for submission, but I'm already finished.