Off-Week Goodies: Two Book Reviews

by Kassandra Lamb ~ Check out these two book reviews of first-in-series stories:

Pineapple Lies, A Pineapple Port Mystery, #1 by Amy Vansant ~ Free on KU, 99¢ to buy

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If one can suspend disbelief early on, this is a lighthearted but intriguing cozy mystery.

Orphaned Charlotte is raised by her grandmother in a retirement community, and when her grandmother dies, the other residents take over as surrogate parents. Now 26 years old, Charlotte still lives in the Pineapple Port 55+ community. This is a highly unlikely scenario.

But if you can get past that, the characters are well developed (and quite quirky), and the plot is interesting in this twisty romp. And there’s a budding romance. I give Pineapple Lies 4 fingerprints.

Read my more detailed review HERE

Murder in G Major, A Gethsemane Brown Mystery, #1, by Alexia Gordon, $4.99 (I think it’s worth it)

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This book/series has several things I love—a spunky female protagonist, a picturesque setting in the Irish countryside, and a ghost!

Stranded in Ireland, classical musician Gethsemane Brown is forced to take a teaching position at a boys’ school. But the cottage she’s rented is haunted by the ghost of its former owner, a legendary musician and composer, who’s reputed to have killed his wife and committed suicide. His relationship with Gethsemane is contentious at first, but he eventually enlists her help to clear his name.

The setting and characters are beautifully developed, including the ghost. And the story is told with clarity and touches of humor.

I have read the entire series and give Murder in G Major and the 5-book series five fingerprints.

5 fingerprints

Hope you’ve found these two book reviews helpful. See the more detailed reviews HERE.

Happy reading, Folks!

Posted by Kassandra Lamb. Kassandra is a retired psychotherapist turned mystery writer. She is the author of the Kate Huntington psychological mysteries, set in her native Maryland, the Marcia Banks and Buddy cozy mysteries, set in Central Florida, and the C.o.P. on the Scene police procedurals, set in northern Florida. She also writes romantic suspense under the pen name of Jessica Dale.

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