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Summary:

A murder has taken place on Pemberley grounds. Wickham is the main suspect. Life as Darcy and Elizabeth know it has become chaos. Will this finally rid them of the troublesome Wickham and Lydia?

Opinion:

My summary sucks, but other websites will have better summaries. I was disappointed with this book. Intro chapters regarding the Bennetts and Lizzie’s relationship with Darcy prior to their marriage are written in such a tone that it could be assumed the author was nothing more than a vicious gossip. Colonel Fitzwilliam’s character is quite different than in P&P. He’s almost hateful and scornful in regards to Georgianna. Doesn’t read like Austen. I’ve read fan-fiction that was more genuine. Points of view skip around, not thrilled about that. Very cynical overtones.

Would not recommend this book.

© Cori Endicott March 2012

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Summary:

Jane Austen has been turned into a vampire by another literary great. She has successfully continued to live around the world undetected. Her world is completely turned upside down when a book she’s been working on for the past two centuries gets published cans the vampire that turned her shows up.

Opinion:

I didn’t find this book particularly interesting. It is the first book in a series. Will not complete the series. Not recommended.

© Cori Endicott Feb 2012

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Summary:

Our beloved Jane Austen has been turned into a vampire. The entire Austen family heads toBath, where lies the only known cure. Napoleon’s troops invade, take over the city, and make their way across the island. It is up to Jane and the rest of the Damned to defeat the French and drive them out of the country.

Opinion:

Surprisingly pleased. I’ve read a few biographies on Jane Austen and enjoyed the parallels. Had to keep reminding myself that Mr. Darcy wasn’t going to show up and save the day. I did enjoy the book, but it didn’t end the way I expected. Recommend.

© Cori Endicott Feb 2012

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Summary:

Bear poaching, Andy Ryan down for some quality time, and a partial skeleton. What else couldTempepossibly want right before she goes on vacation?

Opinion:

This one wasn’t very exciting, save for the romance betweenTempeand Andy. Kathy Reichs seems to be hit and miss with every other book.

Recommendation: neutral

© Cori Endicott Jan 2012

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Summary:

Tempe’s back in Montreal, trying to figure out what happened to three sets of skeletons that were found in the hidden basement of a pizzeria. Her friend, Anne, shows up and occasionally plays tag-a-long. And, as luck would have it, Andrew Ryan keeps popping in and out of the picture.

Opinion:

The murder mystery aspect didn’t interest me as much as the potential loved triangle betweenTempe, Andy, and an unknown female. Okay book, but another miss to me.

© Cori Endicott Feb 2012

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Summary:

Tempe’s in Guatemala, helping sort victims from the Civil War that have been thrown into mass graves. She gets reassigned to help ID a victim found in a septic tank. This leads to a potential serial killer case involving the ambassador’s daughter. Oh, and Andrew Ryan shows up to complicate things a little.

Opinion:

Kathy Reichs really did go down toGuatemalato search through mass graves. She also helped ID 9/11 victims. The dedication in this book is humbling.

I believe she began writing this book to help work through her feelings, but because the book takes a different turn, it is my opinion, that it became too much to deal with. Not that there is any shame in that.

While I didn’t find this book to be a page-turner, I learned a lot aboutGuatemalaand its horrible Civil War. Recommend.

© Cori Endicott January 2012

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