Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Haiku reviews...

 

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


Eight days. Eight lives to
inhabit. Eight chances to 
find a murderer.


Mystery .... 430 pages .... 5/5 stars.
(Compelling and unique way to tell a story!)





The Match by Sarah Adams


Evie and her service
dog are just what single dad
Jake and his daughter need.


Romantic comedy .... 268 pages .... 4/5 stars.
(Loved the humor and heart in this one!)





Have Brides, Will Travel by William W. Johnstone 


It's an easy job: escort
five mail-order brides to Silverhill.
But what's there will surprise them all.


Western .... 299 pages .... 3.5/5 stars.
(Bo and Scratch, the two lead cowboys, totally made me laugh.)




Happy Reading!


33 comments:

  1. I'd forgotten about The 7 1/2 Deaths, but now I want to read it even more. It was on my list, then forgotten. I also should try Johnstone since I read several westerns last year and enjoyed them. :)

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    1. Johnstone has written a ton of books. I've only read a few, but I've liked them. And they're always humorous. And The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle turned out to be a really good read. Of course, it took me forever to get around to reading it! ;D

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  2. The 7 1/2 deaths is one that I must get around to at some stage as it sounds intriguing.

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    1. It's a very fun mystery told in a very unique way. I think you'd like it. :)

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  3. Love the sound of these! I've been wondering about The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and am happy to see that you enjoyed it. :)

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    1. It was a very fun and intriguing read. Hard to describe, but definitely unique. :)

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  4. I'm pleased to see you gave Evelyn Hardcastle 5/5! I loved it too - definitely a unique story!

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    1. I loved that I couldn't predict where it was going or how it would end, but how the pieces still all came together. :)

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  5. The Evelyn Hardcastle is now doubly on my list and the reviews are fun as always!

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    1. :D Thanks. And I think you'd like the Evelyn Hardcastle.

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  6. I really need to read The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. You and everyone loved it. I will likely too! The Match sounds like a lot of fun. I am glad you enjoyed these, Lark!

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    1. The Match totally made me laugh, which made it a perfect read this month. :)

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  7. Nicely put, as usual, these always make me smile a little.

    I must be the only reader in America who failed to get into the 7 1/2 Deaths novel...lasted about 50 pages only. Can't even remember why, now.

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    1. If you're like me, there are some books you just have to be in the right mood to read. And if you're not in the right mood, they just don't work for you. It happens to me a lot, even with books everyone else seems to love. :-)

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  8. Oh, the 7 1/2 Deaths has my attention now! Especially with your 5 stars! I've been wondering about William Johnston since I see a lot of his books on Netgalley. Glad to see you enjoyed it. :)

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  9. 7 1/2 Deaths sounds so unique, and I don't think I've seen a bad review for it!

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    1. I think it's that uniqueness that made me like it so much.

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  10. 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle sounds like a good one. Will have to check out this book! :)

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  11. I can't believe I still haven't managed to read The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. One of these days!!

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    1. That's my bookish mantra when it comes to so many books. "One of these days!" ;D

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  12. I've been meaning to read the 7 1/2 Deaths... A mystery with time travel what's not to love!

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    1. It's definitely a unique kind of mystery. :)

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  13. Three different genres
    Mystery, romance, science fiction
    On the lists they go
    :)

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    1. A haiku response!!! :D You're so awesome.

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  14. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Match! I loved that book so much!

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    1. That was such a fun book! It totally made me laugh. :D

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  15. they're back! I adore these -- AND THe Match is <3

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  16. So you've sold me on the match. I've really been craving cute romances later (especially if there is a dog) which is TOTALLY unlike me. But I'm riding the wave!

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    1. It's such a fun read. It totally made me laugh. :D

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