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Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1)Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Peabody and Emerson! Miss Amelia Peabody si certainly a woman before her time. She is an 'old maid' and inherits quite fortune from her father as well as a very curious mind and no patience for the arbitrary rules placed on women in the Victorian era. she takes her money and sets off down the Nile on an adventure and she gets more than she bargained for when she and her companion, Evelyn, meet the Emerson brothers. What follows is filled with suspense, archaeology and mummies! And a bit of love as well.

All together a delight to read.



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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (Miss Julia, #1)Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book was a complete delight! Miss Julia is a throwback to another time - my mother's generation, who finds herself confronting a very modern world. Her husband dies and nothing is the same as she learns many things and secrets that she'd never have believed. I loved every single page and every "thay Lord!" in this book. It takes place in North Carolina and the writer is a North Carolinian so the voice and the point of view are spot on. It has a bit of mystery, too.

I already ordered a copy of the next one in the series.





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Mar. 28th, 2017 09:40 am Eclair and Present Danger by Laura Bradford

Read January 1-13, 2017

I enjoyed it. The main character and her employee/best friend are fun and the two old folks in the story are pretty funny as well. One is hard of hearing and the other is a busy body who works for the local paper. The mystery kept me guessing until the end, with a really good red herring thrown in. I do wonder how exactly one can make a living selling two or three desserts a week delivered by antique ambulance - that would have to be a LOT of deliveries, wouldn't it? And how does she pay her employee?

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