15 Minutes of Flame review

This is the fourth book in a fairly new series called Nantucket Candle Maker by author Christin Brecher. It’s quickly become one of my favorite newer series where I make sure I get to the next book. The characters have grown quite a bit since the beginning, but Stella still bothers me a little when she plows headfirst into dangerous situations simply because her curiosity can’t stand it. But she’s goodhearted and does have a logical mind for crime solving. She’s pretty darn lucky too as far as getting into and out of places without being seen! I’m really curious as to what’s going to happen in the next book with a little announcement that came later in the book. I can’t even hint at it, so my advice would be to read and find out! 🙂

My Goodreads review:

15 Minutes of Flame (Nantucket Candle Maker, #3)15 Minutes of Flame by Christin Brecher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an awesome Halloween story! Sometimes in books it’s hard for me to really get into the historical mystery that exists, but I found myself really intrigued and interested to find the outcome. Stella and Peter were in a good place, but he seemed distracted during the case and didn’t help quite as much as Stella would have hoped. He had a good reason which was revealed at the end, but Stella was able to help Andy even more than usual which I think may have gotten Andy a little more interested in her than longtime childhood friend. I really hope a triangle doesn’t start in full force. For the second time in a cozy, I like both guys equally and would feel bad rooting for either.

I loved the gathering of suspects type showdown and how in some way, the skeleton of the Quaker woman that Stella found got to help take down the killer (not literally, no worries about spookies if that’s not your thing.) The setting of the Morton House and the little shack was so perfect for the Halloween event they planned. It was nice and eerie at times but only in an explainable way. This has quickly become one of my favorite series, and I’m very anxious now to read the next book.

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Murder Makes Scents review

This is the second book in Christin Brecher’s Nantucket Candle Maker series, and I really loved it. It was an exciting book with a spy vibe to it. I don’t want to give anything away, but Stella got to investigate something big and important. The problem was, she couldn’t tell anyone about it. I’m definitely looking forward to the next book. Peeking at the blurb of it on Amazon, I can’t wait. It’s at Halloween, there’s a creepy old house, need I say more?

My Goodreads review:

Murder Makes Scents (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery #2)Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow this was good! What did a murder in Paris and international secrets and spies have in common? Stella’s mom Millie, who was unwittingly involved in having something top secret. This got really exciting, and I couldn’t put it down. I can’t say a whole lot for fear of giving away the good stuff, but Stella once again was on the trail of a killer after witnessing a man dying in Paris before she and her mom left. They thought they’d left those troubles behind…

I like where Stella and Peter are in their relationship, they’re really sweet together but haven’t really had much time in just four short months to get to know each other very well. The worst part was having to leave Peter as well as Stella’s police friend Andy out of what she was investigating. The adventure played out like a fast spy movie and kind of incredible at that. Who knew that she’d face the killer at the most unlikely place.

Millie was never one to stay put long, so she was back at another destination after Stella and all her friends and Millie had celebrated Stella’s thirtieth. I’m so anxious now to see what kind of adventure Stella gets into next and whether her mom will be in it. She’s kind of a crazy lady, but I like her!

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