I loved this book. I loved Amulet, and then got Amulet 2 as a gift and loved it too. I would highly recommend reading Amulet first so that you understand all references to past events. The author does such an excellent job of telling a complicated story in a way that is easy to read and understand and hard to put down. His characters feel like real people. I really enjoyed this book. It's a satisfying romance, a mystery, and a fantasy all rolled into one. This author has a great imagination. Hope there's an Amulet 3.
I really enjoyed this story. My opinion of this author is that they are very talented, I was hooked right away and loved the main characters. I thought the author did a really good job of adding secondary characters (family and friends) that helped you get to know the main characters better. I thought that the plot showed a lot of creativity by the author. I liked the story so much that before I even finished I looked up the author to try to find more of their work. I was very surprised to see a review by someone who only gave the book 2 stars. I think maybe the other reviewer was expecting a different kind of story. I personally found that the characters seemed realistic to me. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and different people like different kinds of books. I don't want to give away spoilers and ruin the book for someone else. I would definitely recommend this book, but warn that if you are very religious, you might be offended by some parts -there are definitely "sex scenes" and it is definitely an adult book, but i found lots of heart-warming parts too. I will look for other work by this author. I would give this book 4.85 out of 5 so I will round by score up to 5.0 :-)
This was a really beautiful story and one I will read again. My favourite romance category is contemporary so don't let the historical/western part scare you off. A good book is a good book. The author is very talented at giving you a full picture of the characters. They seem very real and believable and you are really hoping everything works out for them.
Really like this author. His writing style makes you want to keep reading. Like a friend telling you an interesting, true story over coffee. His characters are very likeable and it's easy to get invested in their story. A very good mystery. I look forward to the next book (Squadron Inn Mystery).
The second book in the series. I enjoyed it as much as the first. We are given more hints about Chris' past. I really give this author credit - I am personally very different than the characters in these books - yet I really like the stories and want to keep reading them. Looking forward to #3 (Ox Bow Island Adventure). I think it's best to read them in order.
Two more thumbs up from me. I think I know what Chris did in his former career, but not why he is in his current situation. There is mention of 2 more possible mysteries: "counterfeit insurance checks" and "missing construction worker from hospital". I hope they will really be books in the series. I've read all 3 books so far and would love to read more.