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Notebook Mysteries ~ Unexpected Outcomes (Notebook Mysteries Book 4) by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Brandy Vaughn

Notebook Mysteries ~ Unexpected Outcomes (Notebook Mysteries book #4)Notebook Mysteries ~ Unexpected Outcomes by Kimberly Mullins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fourth book in the Notebook Mysteries, Emma and Jeremy are in a train wreck just outside of Statesville and find out there is a mystery to solve. Throughout the book, they end up working on several mysteries both together and apart. The story is a fast-paced rollercoaster as Emma finds herself in one situation to the next. If you haven’t read the previous books, this one reads fine as a standalone. I found this cozy mystery a fun reading appropriate for a young adult audience. There is plenty of knife fights, gun battles, dangerous actions, tender reconciliations, lost love found and restored, and threatening thugs! There is also a fabulous recipe for Heidesand, German marzipan butter cookies included at the end of the book! Like the previous books in the series, this story is a quick, fast-paced read with Pinkerton’s thrown in the mix.
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Brandy Vaughn, August 2022
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Pilot Who Knows the Waters (Lord Hani Mysteries #6) by N.L. Holmes-Review by Amanda Kimble

Pilot Who Knows the Waters (Lord Hani, #6)Pilot Who Knows the Waters by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Pilot Who Knows the Waters Lord Hani Mysteries Book 6 by N.L. Holmes

Another fantastic read by the author. Pilot Who Knows the Waters is the sixth book in the Lord Hani Mysteries Series. Hani and the gang are back and the adventure they’re on now is great.

Hani is back at it again. He’s once again leaving his family behind to go on a mission. This time it’s for the Queen and he knows what he has to do. Can he make it through this adventure? The quote I chose for Hani is: “I need to leave immediately. I told the messenger he could stay the night, but as soon as I can pack, I’m taking off. I’ll pick up Maya in Waset.”

Highly recommended for Historical Mystery lovers.

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Lake of Flowers (The Lord Hani Mysteries, book 5) by N.L. Holmes – Review by stephanie nicole

Lake of Flowers (Lord Hani #5)Lake of Flowers by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fifth installment to this series really blew me out of the water. Full of adventure, mystery, suspense and more, I just simply couldn’t put it down. Once again our main character has a mystery to solve, but can he solve it without putting anyone he loves at risk? Working on thefts from the royal household and an attempt on the king’s life will Hani be able to solve it all? You’ll have to read this fantastic fifth installment to find our for yourself.

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Amanda Williams

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a solid four stars for me. My first read by this author but definitely not my last. Descriptive world building that took me to the time they were talking about. I enjoyed the romance and the characters were likeable. I also enjoyed the mystery aspect to this book.

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Shannon Fowler

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a sweet paranormal mystery. Main characters Tess and Trey are cute, flirtatious, easy going and very likable characters. Even the secondary characters of Marcy, Aunt Ester and Jake seem to have their own stories to tell and I would definitely love to read them. Even if you don’t believe in the afterlife or supernatural beings, this is a fun cute story to read. It is also an easy-to-read story. I love the way Jake is brought into Tess and Trey’s lives. I love how Tess and Trey are brought into each other’s lives. Definitely recommend this author and story.

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Karen Pearman

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a new author to me so I wasn’t sure what I would be getting but it turned out to be an enjoyable ghost story. She turned out to have quite a niche for describing the characters and the turn of events going on around them. About halfway through this book I was immersed in the story and couldn’t put this book down. Her detail of the vintage clothing and the city of Paris was spot on perfect. I loved the take on solving the past mystery as I truly wasn’t expecting what she gave me. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves mystery, paranormal and old school glamour.

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Ashleyann Sanabria

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure about this book, as it seemed like it would be largely historical, which isn’t usually my preference. I am so glad I picked it up despite my initial hesitation! The book ties together a historical plot with romance, and paranormal aspects, while taking place in the present day. The story had me on the edge of my seat for most of it. The mystery was well thought out and keeps you guessing. The romance was full of tension and passion. The book keeps you guessing form the beginning. If you enjoy reading about an old mystery, a romance transcending time, contact with the paranormal, and a new budding romance all at the same time, absolutely pick this title up!

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Christie Mitchum

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Divine Vintage is a delightful and different sort of read! Sandra Young has woven a tale of mystery, a bit of the paranormal, and romance that will keep you reading way into the night.

Tessa has used her inheritance from her grandmother to finally realize a long-held dream of opening a clothing boutique that specializes in all things vintage. On her opening day, she crosses paths with Trey Dunmore whose family has a long and somewhat scandalous past that includes a murder suicide. She somehow gets drawn into modeling a gown from the murdered woman’s, Phoebe, trousseau, and she soon sees visions that call into question of who really murdered her. Maybe it wasn’t her newlywed husband after all. This is the beginning of a mystery that just might end with Tessa’s own HEA.

What makes a great read for me are several things….a good plotline, a good pace, and great characters. This was a great combination of all three! The plotline was quite enjoyable! The mystery mixed with the paranormal not only thickened the plot but made the story click along at a great pace!

All the characters helped connect me to the story as well. Speaking of the main characters of Tessa and Trey, they were very likable. I was amazed at Tessa’s ability to connect with the items that induced her visions. It wasn’t just on the physical level but also at the emotional level. She helped connect the two storylines….hers and Phoebe’s. Tessa was a free spirit, much like Phoebe. She very rarely questions her ability. Trey, on the other hand, is pretty skeptical and at times questions his feelings for Tessa. Oh yes, there is that magnetic pull between them. However, he wonders if it is because of their shared visions or are the feelings genuine? Thankfully, Trey doesn’t let me down. Despite his reservations, he really is a great support to Tessa and is a great leading man.

The secondary characters of Esther, Jake, Phoebe, Edward, Nick, Stephen, and Victor really are characters in their own rite, and really do add depth to the story. Young also adds a side plotline of homelessness that does indeed connect everything.

If you like historical fiction, you will also enjoy Divine Vintage. The author really does transport you back to the turn of the 20th century, I could clearly see myself in the gilded ballrooms and glamor. This is a great pick if you like mystery, paranormal, romance, and historical fiction!

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Skylar Daniels

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the author’s debut book, and she came in with a bang. This book is well written with a wonderful storyline that pulls you in and with engaging characters, I did not want to put the book down. This book is historic, romantic with mystery that are all in one. I highly recommend this book. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to the author’s future books.

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Divine Vintage by Sandra L. Young – Review by Keri Leach

Divine VintageDivine Vintage by Sandra L. Young
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I adored how this book ties history into romance into mystery! It kept me on the edge of my seat and the more I read the more I couldn’t put it down! True love brings together Tess and Trey, and in turn they begin to uncover a mystery from the past. The perfect writing of Sandra Young allows the reader to feel as if they are living the story, whether it be past or present day, and this is what lures me in. For this to be this author’s debut novel, I can’t wait to see if this book has a sequel!

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