The more I read of this series, the more I truly like it and admire the author. The stories have elements of fun, humour, sincerity, and depth. They are intelligently written and the plots are intricately woven. This book is probably her best in the series so far. I look forward to continuing with the series.
Carolyn Haines has a talent for making an intricate, detailed plot easy to read and fast moving. Her sense of place is so vivid it’s easy to feel you’re in the Mississippi Delta and it’s lovely to read about someone who respects her heritage.
This book’s story was interesting and gripping and I just couldn’t put it down. Jitty is still a nag but at least she’s starting to show signs of a softer side. I’m looking forward to continuing with this series.
Love love love this series! And this book was an excellent addition. I really appreciate how the author continues character development without it feeling like something ‘thrown in’ out of the blue. I really can’t wait for the next one.
I’m not sure I’d read any more in this series – the writing felt very stiff and earnest, even though I could see that she was trying to write characters that weren’t. The only time the writing felt natural to me was in the dialog between her and her mother – I really liked seeing the mother/daughter relationship portrayed with mutual affection and equal sniping. 🙂 Her reasons for ‘investigating’ felt forced though and in the end it was a book I had to labor through.
A light, quick read, this is one of those series I think I might like more with each book. The plot was a little bit disjointed, but ultimately, interesting. I just had to get to the end before realizing it.
I sort of suspected who done it, but not why, early on in the book. The characters were well written, and I liked Bree and Alice – they lent humour and color to the story. I’m looking forward to forward momentum with Finn as well.
Overall, a good story, and I’m looking forward to reading the next one.