Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding

Book 67 in 2018.

“Four Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding”, by Rhys Bowen.

Yes!! I love all of Rhys Bowen’s books! They are so good, clean, humorous, witty, a little love story, and good mysteries. She writes a few series. I do like her other ones. But this “A Royal Spyness Mystery ” series, is up there as one of my favs. This is book number twelve.

Lady Georgiana Rannoch is preparing for her wedding to Darcy, her love interest throughout almost the entire series. One of her many step fathers , the only one she absolutely adored, has given her his country estate as a wedding present. When she gets there, things with the staff are out of sorts. She is up to the job to make this her home, but was not expecting murder and mayhem.

If you have not read any of these, please for the sake of all that is right , start from book one, “Her Royal Spyness”. It will all make much more sense. Overall afterthought, love it.

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown

Book 66 in 2018.

“The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown”, by Vaseem Kahn .

Well it has been an insane month! And I really have not been reading much at all. I blame it on work, podcasts and Netflix. I have really been into this Korean show, “Mr. Sunshine”. I will define it as epic. And it is in Korean, so you have to read the subtitles. That is the only reason I am mentioning something other than a book, because it involves reading…

I finished this probably two weeks ago. It is book number two in the “Baby Ganesh Agency Investigation” series. If you have read any of my blog, you will have seen that I love me some series books. Yes, please. More about characters that I love, sign me up.

This series is a little bit different for me. One, it is in India, two, it has no love story, and three, it involves an animal. But! It is a good mystery, with a little dry humor. I will definitely be ready more of Inspector Chopra and his baby elephant ward Ganesh. Overall afterthought, good clean fun.

The Almost Sisters

Book 60 in 2018.

“The Almost Sisters “, by Joshilyn Jackson

I think I am becoming a Joshilyn Jackson fan. This is the third book of hers I have read. And I liked them all. There is some heavy language and some intense scenes, a bit more graphic than what most of my fav authors have. But I am not against a skip of a paragraph or two. I also enjoy that they have all been so different. You know how some authors all write similar, similar characters, concepts, outcomes, similar stories especially in their particular genre. I feel like three books is usually a good number to determine what kind of author you are reading. I found this answer on Joshilyn Jackson’s website about her “genre” and it summed her up pretty good.

Leia Birch Brigg’s is a graphic novelist and a famous comic artist for many big named comic heroes. While at a ComicCon in Atlanta, she had a one night stand with a guy in a Batman costume. Six weeks later, she discovers she is pregnant. On top of an unexpected pregnancy, she learns her elderly grandmother who lives in Alabama, is going through her own health issues. On her way to visit her dear grandma, she stops at her step sisters house, to find that her once perfect and prim step sister is in the middle of a marriage crisis. Whew! How much can one preggo gal handle?!

I know it sounds like crazy drama, and it is, and there’s more. But it’s not overwhelming. I am just a fan of Joshilyn Jackson’s story telling. She keeps it moving, I never want to put the book down. Can’t wait to pick up another one of her books. Overall afterthought, yes please.

A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

Book 65 in 2018.

“A Grown Up Kind of Pretty”, by Joshilyn Jackson.

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Well it has been a while since I posted.  I don’t even have a lot of books to post about!  I have started and not finished about five different books in the last few weeks.  Nothing has been anything worth finishing.  Plus, with the boys back to school, me kinda going back to work (I substitute teach, it is a little slow in September),  I feel like I haven’t had as much time to enjoy a book.  Something about trying to be productive, or clean my house, lame things like that.

This is another Joshilyn Jackson book.  Which if you have read any of my other posts, you would know I am becoming a fan.  However, I felt like this one had a lot more language.  Some of it was from the prospective of a fifteen year old girl, who did not talk like a lady.  Then there was also a lot more sex.  Not that there was a lot per se  in this story, but more than the other books of hers that I have read.  With all that said, I still did like the story.

It is about three generations of women, mothers, and daughters, and how each of their lives intermingle and revolve around each other.  Jenny the grandmother, Liza the daughter who had a stroke four months ago and cannot speak, and the granddaughter Mosey all live together.  You get to hear first person from each one’s point of view  when the tiny remains of a baby are found in the backyard while digging for a new pool.  Each women’s story adds a new perspective on uncovering secrets from their pasts.   It was full of drama, heartache and love.  Overall afterthought,  sigh… family.