(Day 3 - #RescueMe)
*Clare Fergusson finds herself in hot water very often in this series, but thankfully Sheriff Russ Van Alstyne is there to get her out of these scrapes. He is forever rescuing her from some of her ill-thought-out activities. (I had this all ready to go yesterday—got sidetracked—but since it was finished I decided to post it anyway, even though it‘s a day late...sorry!) ♥️
This is a series that I binge read, and I don‘t normally do that. I won the first book in a giveaway from another author, and I quickly bought the rest at retail, which should tell you how much I liked it 😂This is the first book, and it showed up today on Bookbub. I‘m also excited because, after five years of waiting, a new book in the series is coming out next year.
If you haven‘t read Julia Spencer Fleming‘s Clare Ferguson series, you need to. I‘ve been waiting for her 9th book since 2014. Her husband passed away and she was in the middle of writing Hid From Our Eyes and now it is at the publisher for editing and will be out early 2020.
This just looks and sounds so good!
1. Spent my first 25 years in Rhode Island and the past almost 17 in Denver, Colorado.
2. Alexander C Eberhart, he writes amazing queer YA
3. I have two bookcases full of unread print books, never mind my digital collections. So like my yarn stash, my tbr is SABLE: Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.
4. Bed, with a dog.
5. The tagged book; the entire series is wonderful. She writes character driven mysteries, and they‘re SO good.
Began this book because I wanted something appropriately winter-like. I got that, and so much more! The winter atmosphere really adds to this mystery, social commentary, and building relationship of the main characters. I found this book mostly realistic, while occasionally requiring you to suspend belief for the sake of the story. Overall, a captivating mystery series. Looking forward to the future books!
Day 23 - adventrecommends
This is the first book in another favorite series.
Heavy Snow...Icy Desires...Cold-Blooded Murder
Clare Fergusson, St. Alban's new priest, fits like a square peg in the conservative Episcopal parish at Miller's Kill, New York. She is not just a "lady," she's a tough ex Army chopper pilot, and nobody's fool. Then a newborn infant left at the church door brings her together with the town's police chief, Russ Van Alstyne.
From the sublime to the ridiculous:
Breath of Heaven
In the Bleak Midwinter
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
I also love all those moody songs in minor keys like Coventry Carol and I Wonder as I Wander.
#unpopularopinion Really disliked the characters here. Hated reading the heroine behaving deferentally to the local blowhard -- he apparently reminds her of interactions appropriate to her military background. And I gather she eventually develops a romance with the local sheriff -- he's married, unhappily, in this book.
I love this series about Clare Fergusson, St. Alban‘s new priest for a Episcopal parish at Miller‘s Kill New York. She‘s an ex-Army chopper pilot and nobody‘s fool. She works with the town‘s police chief in search for an abandoned baby‘s mother. Excellent series not to be missed!
#2018BookBinge #day3 #Wintry This novel by Julia Spencer-Fleming is the first in the Clare Ferguson/Russ Van Alstyne series.Set in the Adirondack mountains during a bad winter,a baby is left at Clare‘s door,the new priest in St Albans.Joining the search for the parents is Russ, the chief of police in the town. With vivid descriptions of the snow, ice & freezing blizzards of the area, it‘s a very wintry read. Especially in audiobook form, like mine
My favorite thing about winter is curling up by the tree to read. 😍
Enjoyed this start of a small town mystery series with the crime-solving duo of a female Episcopal priest and a police chief. I heard about it as a read-alike to Louise Penny, and I'm curious to see if it continues with some of the secondary characters as well, like Penny. #audiobook
#MarchIntoReading #day22 #AwesomeAudiobooks I've been an Audible member for years now,ever since I bought my first iPod.I have a library of over 300 audiobooks & I still fall asleep every night listening to one. These are nine of my current favourites.Cocaine Blues is so Aussie,The Exorcist is even scarier than the movie,As You Wish & The Stupidest Angel are giggle worthy,Not My Fathers Son & Columbine are heartbreaking,they're all fabulous!
The list of things I could blame on Litsy is long, but two of my recent acquisitions from the library were Litsy recs....Lincoln in the Bardo ( @Liberty and everyone else) and In the Bleak Midwinter ( @bookishkris ). I'm enjoying both of them! I also blame Litsy for introducing me to my incredible #litsygoespostalOG family (notice our awesome bookmark made by @MeganAnn ) ❤❤ #marchintoreading #blameitonlitsy
Interesting relationships but there are plot holes that cause some issues. I struggle with the trope of spunky impulsive woman. Also, she's served in the army and can't light a fire in a fireplace despite having survival training? It's the little things that bug me. I'm giving the second in the series a chance - need a new audiobook series for my commute. Well read audiobook and well written for the genre despite the issues.
The first book in one of my favorite series, this will put a chill on even the warmest Florida day. When I think #chillyreads, this is at the top of my list. I just wish the author would write more in this series. #photoadaynov16
It was a slow start for me, and by the end I wanted to know ..... though the bumbling of the main character did annoy at times I ended up fully vested in reverend Clare and chief Russ.
The first of a great series, Spencer-Fleming books are hard for me to put down.
This was recommended to me by @bookishkris to whom I am most grateful. A smart cast of characters, keen social observations and a lot of sexual/romantic tension. I didn't like the way it was read on audible; I'll definitely read the rest in the series but I'd rather "hear" the voices in my own way.
Fantastic opener to a great series. More than a mystery, this is a character driven book that uses a sense of place as its own character. If you fall in love with this (and everyone I've given it to has), there are seven more in the series to read.