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Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Nobody's Sweetheart Now: The First Lady Adelaide Mystery | Maggie Robinson
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A delightful English cozy series begins in August 1924. Lady Adelaide Compton has recently (and satisfactorily) interred her husband, Major Rupert Charles Cressleigh Compton, hero of the Somme, in the family vault in the village churchyard. Rupert died by smashing his Hispano-Suiza on a Cotswold country road while carrying a French mademoiselle in the passenger seat. With the house now Addie's, needed improvements in hand, and a weekend house party underway, how inconvenient of Rupert to turn up! Not in the flesh, but in - actually, as a - spirit. Rupert has to perform a few good deeds before becoming welcomed to heaven - or, more likely, thinks Addie, to hell. Before Addie can convince herself she's not completely lost her mind, a murder disrupts her careful seating arrangement. Which of her twelve houseguests is a killer? Her mother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Broughton? Her sister Cecilia, the born-again vegetarian? Her childhood friend and potential lover, Lord Lucas Waring? Rupert has a solid alibi as a ghost and an urge to detect. Enter Inspector Devenand Hunter from the Yard, an Anglo-Indian who is not going to let some barmy society beauty witnessed talking to herself derail his investigation. Something very peculiar is afoot at Compton Court and he's going to get to the bottom of it - or go as mad as its mistress trying.
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quietjenn
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I was hoping to finish this tonight, but I don't think it's going to happen. Sigh, what a Monday.

LeahBergen This sounds like a fun one! 2mo
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Hah! This was fun! Cozy mystery, delightfully rotten cast of suspects, and any romantic elements very nicely constrained. I want a second book. (Maybe come fall?)

esurient (My last previous books have had a lot of sex, one in exacting detail, and this one building a slow burn was an excellent change of pace.) 4mo
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So far, we have a dead body, a ghost (not the same person), an English rose widow, a POC detective, and two or maybe three meddling families, in interwar Britain. I think I've read a grand total of one other romance in a British setting with a brown hero, and I think that was a Milan.

rwmg In that case, may I recommend 4mo
esurient @rwmg Oo, I haven't read any of Charles. Thanks! 4mo
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esurient
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#pricedrop! Oh, sales are so hard to resist.

esurient I really hope it's better than Murder at Maypole Maner: 4mo
esurient So far there's a snarky ghost. Yay! 4mo
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I just couldn't get into this book, right now. So, I don't have an opinion one way or the other. I may try again in the future.

rubyslippersreads ❤️ the cover. 10mo
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Currently reading -
1. Just starting Dangerous Talent
2. Continuing Nobody's Sweetheart Now for a review for www.netgalley.com
3. Just starting At the Water's Edge for a buddy read with @Eggbeater

#buddyread #31bookpics (1. Currently reading) @howjessreads

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And now; another title to probably review for Shelf Awareness. This time in the gymnastics lobby. Little one is in class, and big one is snacking / reading her own book (Danny, the Champion of the World).

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MaGoose
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@TheReadingMermaid #bookaweek

My to-read list for this challenge will be:
1. Dark Tide Rising by Anne Perry

2. The Book Blogger Platform by Barbara Drozdowich (I just started this today but will hold off continuing until the beginning of the challenge)

3. The Fall of a Sparrow by Dan Scannell

4. Gnarled Hollow by Charlotte Greene

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MaGoose
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I have several books going - Nobody's Sweetheart Now by Maggie Robinson, Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit, Faint Praise by Gail Pool and The Book Blogger Platform by Barbara Drozdowich.
@TheReadingMermaid #Whatareyoureading #Wednesday

MaGoose @Stephuhhnieee Thanks for letting me know! I'll stay away from the Tolkien Christmas book as a gift for Amber. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. 9mo
Stephuhhnieee @MaGoose thanks for replying! I‘m sorry if that was super weird! I would just hate for someone to get the same book from two people at the same time! 😂 merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! 😊 9mo
MaGoose @Stephuhhnieee 👌👍💜 I know, I'd be somewhat let down if I received the same book as a gift from two different people. I'm glad you were got in touch with me. 9mo
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