I absolutely adored this book! The characters, the setting, the story...🥰. Delaney is a perfect main character for this book. I love the mystery, romance, history, and the books! I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who likes a mystery. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This cozy mystery had all the elements to interest me, a mystery, a bookstore, an amateur sleuth and Scotland, but just fell short. While I enjoyed the quirky characters, much of the story was too far fetched, not at all believable. I believe this is the authors debut so for that I give credit. I am not sure I will read the others in this series, at least not now. Overall 2.5 stars from me
Why yes, I will sit outside with dinner and my book, thank you.
This book was a mixed bag for me... it was a definite first book in a series but it has the potential to get better and better as the series continues. I loved the setting and all of the secondary characters (I mean who doesn‘t love a Scot in a kilt!). Overall, a cute cozy!
Ok, but I didn't like it enough to be a pick. I found the characters endearing, and the situation shaping up to be interesting as the series goes on. My main issue was with the MC. Likable, but too pushy and probing - going places and asking questions that were really none of her business - to the point it was rude and unreasonable.
The reader did well, but as @drokka commented, a speaker with a native Scottish accent would have been preferable.
This was a light and fluffy (well, as fluffy as a murder mystery can be) cozy mystery - perfect setting of a Scottish bookstore. The characters just weren‘t very well-developed - apparently it‘s the first of a series so maybe they get better?
And #bookhaul number 2! 😬 Two cozies, two classics, and one by Anne Lamott.
All I need from a good cozy is some endearing characters, and a smile on my face when I finish. This one delivered on both accounts. Who wouldn't want to run off to Scotland for an adventure? Delaney was a little flaky, but that didn't bother me. I really did finish this with a big smile on my face, and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
The store book group meets tonight, so I get to sit in a corner and read while they discuss their selections. And I'm wearing my @outofprint HP shirt.
Finished this morning and I was glad to be done with it. I liked the feeling of evoked - sort of a Nancy Drew nostalgia, but the bumbling heroine being repeatedly rescued and also how annoying she was just didn't work for me. Plus it was just so pat - everything fell into place perfectly for her, she just happened to solve the mystery.. Finally, "whodunnit" was just lame ?.
The story had potential, but the only characters I enjoyed were the taxi driver and his wife. Everyone else seemed to be their against their will. Now for a list of pet peeves:
American characters and their dread of 'driving on the other side of the road'. Seriously? It's no different, just a mirror image. Narrations set in Scotland should be done by a Scot, especially when only one major and one very minor characters are the only non-Scots.