Peril at Pennington Manor review

This is the second book in the Avery Ayers Antique Mysteries by Tracy Gardner who also wrote the Shepherd Sisters Mysteries. I devoured the first book last year and eagerly waited for this one to come up on NetGalley as well. It didn’t disappoint, and I loved how Art and Avery were working together again and coming to a new friendship. It was too cute when she started calling him “cat dad”, but you’ll just have to read it and see what led up to that!

#CrookedLaneBooks #TracyGardner

My Goodreads review:

Peril at Pennington Manor (Avery Ayers Antique Mystery #2)Peril at Pennington Manor by Tracy Gardner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another awesome installment in this new series! I fell in love with the key characters in the first book and just had to see what they were up to this time. That Aunt Midge sure has her connections with getting Avery and her crew an appraisal job for royalty. Something hinky was going on at the Duke’s manor though. Things did seem a tad slower than the first book because that one obviously had the constant suspense of the “is he alive or not?” question.

But boy when this one picked up some speed toward the end, I just couldn’t read fast enough! The events leading up to catching the perp were pretty suspenseful with Art and Avery sleuthing together. I was never totally sure about whodunit although it wasn’t who I originally suspected. But there were definitely some exciting moments going on.

I loved that Avery and Art were getting closer and opening up about themselves, especially Art. The whole cat dad thing was so funny too! And super sweet. Avery got to achieve something she’d always dreamed about, had closure about something else, and her future with Art was definitely looking brighter!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

View all my reviews

Crimes and Covers review

This is the fifth book in the Magical Bookshop Mysteries by multi-published author Amanda Flower, and it’s a fitting and sweet final book if this is truly the last book. I’ve loved this series since I read the very first book and highly reocmmend starting at the beginning so you can get to know the characters and watch as David and Violet’s relationship grows.

My Goodreads review:

Crimes and Covers (Magical Bookshop, #5)Crimes and Covers by Amanda Flower
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was the perfect book for ending the series, if it’s really the last book, but from the author’s acknowledgements, it sounds like it might be. David and Violet’s long-awaited wedding got interrupted by a murder. Violet’s interest was getting this thing solved so she and David could go on their honeymoon. The missing book was also bugging her a lot, and she was all over that.

There were lots of twists and turns, and at times I was a little confused until everything came out at the end. I hadn’t really known which person was guilty, so I just read along and let Violet do the sleuthing, er I mean David and his team too. 😉

I loved the showdown and how the pets and shop helped out. It was pretty exciting and now with the murder aspect taken care of as well as the book, the happy couple was able to go on their trip. The ending was just about the sweetest it could’ve been!

View all my reviews