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"Death By The Book," by Julianna Deerin

"Death By The Book," by Julianna Deering

Drew Farthering wanted nothing more than to end the summer of 1932 with the announcement of his engagement. Instead, he finds himself caught up in another mysterious case when the family solicitor is found murdered, an antique hatpin with a cryptic message, Advice to Jack, piercing his chest.

Evidence of secret meetings and a young girl's tearful confession point to the victim's double life, but what does the solicitor's murder have to do with the murder of a physician on the local golf course? Nothing, it would seem--except for another puzzling note, affixed with a similar-looking bloodied hatpin.

Soon the police make an arrest in connection with the murders, but Drew isn't at all certain they have the right suspect in custody. And why does his investigation seem to be drawing him closer and closer to home?

Another book in the Drew Farthering Mystery series and once again a real "whodunit."  If you read this boo…

"Love Comes Calling," by Siri Mitchell

"Love Comes Calling," by Siri Mitchell
A girl with the best of intentions.
A heart set on Hollywood.
An empty pocketbook.
That's all it takes for Ellis Eton to find herself working as a telephone operator for a look-alike friend. For Ellis, this job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get her a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.

This book has been described as quirky and fun by some.  I describe it as exhausting.  It wasn't until I read the authors note at the end that I discovered that she had written the part of Ellis as having ADHD.  When I …

"Heart's Rebellion," by Ruth Axtell

"Heart's Rebellion," by Ruth Axtell
In a world governed by unspoken rules, one young woman is about to break them all . . .
Dutiful Jessamine Barry is tired of waiting patiently for a man to decide her future. So even though Lancelot Marfleet, second son of an aristocrat, is taking an interest in her during the London season, she refuses to consider him as a suitor. Instead, she's ready to take fashionable society by storm--and finds a rakish young man all too willing to help her do it.

Can Jessamine trust her heart to lead her to a love that proves true through thick and thin? Or will her rash actions close the door on the life she really desires?

I enjoy reading about the Regency period of time in Britain. It highlights how differently people from different walks of life are treated.  This book was a very light read that doesn't require a lot of thought on your part.

Jessamine is a typical young lady who needs to grow up and while doing so experiences the realitie…