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Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Ashley Westerman

Notebook Mysteries Haunted ChristmasNotebook Mysteries Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love every book in this series. I was so excited for a Christmas story just in time for the cooler weather. I have read the other books in this series, but I don’t believe that you need to read the others to understand this book. This was an enjoyable quick read with lots of action to keep me hanging on. If you want a fun adventure this is the perfect book for you! I highly recommend this series and this book!

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the Notebook Mysteries series A Haunted Christmas is a feel-good, cozy, Christmas Carol ‘esque mystery novel that has a bit of a sinister edge. Ethan has been tasked with cleaning up, decorating, and holding the annual Christmas party at his old childhood home after the death of his father. Servants are running away claiming the mansion is haunted because of weird noises and apparitions that they have seen and in the beginning of the book we are greeted with a scene pulled straight from a Christmas Carol. What really happened to Ethan’s father? That’s the question that Ethan has tasked to Emma and her Scooby-Doo gang type family to answer for him.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Unexpected Outcomes (Notebook Mysteries Book 4) by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Julie McComas

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

Things are certainly not what they seem in this series, and the fourth book isn’t any different. I really like reading books that are exciting from the first page, and author Kimberly Mullins seems to have that down to an art. Emma and Jeremy are in a train wreck, a strange woman is dancing with Emma’s Papa, and Emma is adding more and more to her resume. I love reading about the family dynamics. The writing is very true to the times. I am not very big on romance books, but the Notebook Mysteries series is perfectly balanced for me. There is more mystery than there is lovey dovey, and those are my kind of books! I am going to be sending the whole set to my fifteen-year-old granddaughter.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Haunted Christmas is the latest book in the Notebook Mysteries Series. Our young sleuth Emma is busily preparing for the upcoming holidays. Still working part-time in the family’s bakery gives her the opportunity to work on some holiday baking while still having the time to solve the odd mystery here and there. When Emma is approached by a friend who wants her to investigate a haunted house Emma is skeptical. She does not believe in ghosts, but her friend is unable to believe it could be anything else after hearing rattling chains and seeing things that are not there. Add to that a mysterious death ruled as a suicide and Emma starts following a trail of clues that unravels further mysteries to be solved.

Once again, the author has done an amazing job of creating an historical mystery full of twists and turns. Young Emma is as tenacious and determined as ever to get to the bottom of another mystery while danger lurks around every corner. The author does an amazing job of describing each scene in such detail that you can feel the cold in the air, feel the ice under your feet, and feel the sense of danger lingering in the air. The Christmas backdrop to the story and the baking made me excited to start prepping for the upcoming holidays. I could almost smell the delicious scents of fresh baked goods coming from Emma’s family bakery. Huge thank you to the author for including recipes at the end of the book for some of those delicious baked goods I could smell throughout the book.

Although this book can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the entire Notebook Mysteries Series. A great addition for anyone looking for a cozy historical mystery with a holiday backdrop.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Angela Shirley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma’s business is going brilliantly at the moment and with her relationship with Jonathan also going well, she feels at peace with life, so when a friend asks her to investigate the death of his father she instantly takes up the investigation to help find out what really happened.

So as Emma arrives at the manor this are not quite what they seem, the whole place is like Charles Dickins “Christmas Carol” and when strange things happen she may think the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future have arrived to help solve the mystery, but she discovers more mundane reasons within the family. Can Emma and her team solve the mystery and help her friend, you will have to find out.

I love this series it is well written and the characters are just adorable to read with there interactions and chemistry with each other. As this is one of the short books in this series you could read as a stand alone as the characters do offer some back story to them but it may be advisable to read the full series up to now to get a better overall insight into the characters but with that said the wonderful worlds the author creates in each story is just breath taking,

I loved the interaction between Emma and her team and you can see how they work seamlessly to try and solve the mysteries which have been put in front of them. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series and see what next adventures Jonathan and Emma are plunged into.

Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Julie McComas

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I rarely have favorites of anything, and I might have to declare Kimberly Mullins as one of my favorite authors! Here we have another fast-paced adventure with Emma and her special team. She’s added another job description to her ever growing resume, and is becoming quite the sleuth. In book one, Emma would write her observations down in her little black notebooks, and then solve mysteries no one had even asked her to solve. In books two and three, she is becoming more and more involved with a detective agency, and in this Christmas Novella she is asked by a colleague to investigate his father’s death at his haunted house.

Emma is an independent, strong-willed woman that has many talents. This would be a great book, and series for that matter, for young and old alike. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention all the lovely recipes!

 

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Deborah White

Notebook Mysteries Haunted ChristmasNotebook Mysteries Haunted Christmas by Kimberly Mullins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was so excited to be able to go on yet another adventure with Emma and the gang and during my favorite time of the year no less. It’s the Christmas season, and of course more mystery abounds. The book is written to pick up where the last book left off, but also allows new readers to quickly join in on the fun without being confused about past events that brought our beloved characters to where they currently are in their lives. I really enjoyed this book just like the others, with all of its historical facts and charisma, and I hope to see more of the Notebook Mysteries series in the future.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Unexpected Outcomes (Notebook Mysteries Book 4) by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Deborah White

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

Fast forward to 1887, we return with another promising adventure. Emma awakes in a dangerous situation. At first it seems that she is alone, but Dear One is with her. The circumstances of their situation are slowly revealed to the reader. Which appears to be the first mystery of many. This book, like the others in the series, is full of mystery, intrigue and plot twists. I have enjoyed it thoroughly and hope to find out where life takes Emma next.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Changes and Challenges (Notebook Mysteries Book 3) by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Deborah White

Notebook Mysteries ~ Changes and Challenges (Notebook Mysteries book #3)Notebook Mysteries ~ Changes and Challenges by Kimberly Mullins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is now 1885, 2 years since the second book ended, and we finally get to find out who the narrator and the mysterious Dear One are referring to when the narrator speaks. This book follows suit if the series and continues with the mystery and intrigue. I won’t spoil any of the surprises but there are some repeat characters in this book which makes for a nice treat as well. I’m hooked and looking forward to the next adventure.

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Notebook Mysteries ~ Decisions and Possibilities (Notebook Mysteries Book 2) by Kimberly Mullins – Review by Deborah White

Decisions and Possibilities (Notebook Mysteries, #2)Decisions and Possibilities by Kimberly Mullins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book picks up where it left off. It reminds readers of the previous story’s intrigue and mysteries, and also explains more about the events that led to present day events. It is now 1883 12 years after the last book began and 2 years after it ended. Emma the forever adventurer has new mysteries and secrets to unfold in this next installment of the notebook mysteries series. The book certainly doesn’t disappoint with its fair share of mystery and intrigue. I am looking forward to reading the next book and seeing what new adventures Emma finds herself in.

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