Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Five Star Review


Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Lady Sherlock Series 
by Sherry Thomas

1. The Setting: This historical mystery series
takes us to a Victorian London where
society is strict, the streets are mean,
and a clever woman can still
take charge of her life.

2. The Protagonist: Charlotte Holmes
is a brilliant investigator with a fondness
for frilly dresses and all pastries
(there is an on-going battle with
the Acceptable Number of Chins).

3. The Supporting Cast: Are all
delightful, from Charlotte's
partner Mrs. Watson, to her sister Livia,
Livia's mysterious admirer, and the most
liberal minded lord in London.

4. The Gender Bender: It is
lovely to meet a heroine who is
never afraid of being the smartest
person in the room.

5. The Plots: Very clever,
with a surprising amount of twists and turns.
There are now four books in the series,
beginning with A Study with Scarlet Women,
and I suggest reading them in order.


Featured: A small felt applique
waiting its fate in the dreaded
unfinished pile.

55 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great series to read. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  2. I haven't heard of that series so thank you for the recommendation, they sound fun. Love the felt applique. xx

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  3. These books sound good, thank you for the recommendation:)

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  4. Oh, your felt needlework is so pretty. I love your stitching projects. The books do sound fun. I love Victorian settings for literature or films. x

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  5. Hello, your felt art is lovely. I will add this series to my to be read list. It sounds great, thanks for the review. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week ahead.

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  6. ...Amalia, i have many projects waiting its fate in the dreaded unfinished pile too. It's always easier to start things than to finish them for me. I hope that you are having a wonderful day.

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  7. I just finished projects that I bought and started close to 40 years ago!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  8. Those little cute projects are fun to work on. And I'm going online to my library RIGHT now and see about these books. I NEED a new series to read. I've started and stopped too many books lately! Hugs!

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  9. I can get the second one in the series from my library but should I wait and read them in order? Thanks!

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    1. I actually started with the second and it was fine :-)

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  10. Never heard of that one, but sounds interesting.

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  11. The colors of the felt drew my eye immediately - very pretty!

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  12. Well, I'm rushing out to find that series. Thank you, Amalia!
    Love your lovely floral felt project. Love the colours.

    Happy day,
    Brenda xox

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  13. It sounds like a wonderful series. I'll look it up, thank you.

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  14. Great artwork!Thank you for the recommendation!

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  15. I always love book suggestions. I will check it out.

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  16. The series sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

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  17. Your embroidery is beautiful. The colors are so pretty together.

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  18. The dreaded unfinished pile, oh how many of those do I have!

    I've written down this mystery series as I love the Victorian period. I just started rereading my Margaret Maron mystery series.

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  19. Your flowers are so pretty, curious what you will do with it!
    I hadn't heard there was a book with a lady sherlock, so fun!

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  20. Oh yes, the dreaded unfinished pile, I have one as well, maybe two.
    A sweet little handbag is what I see when looking at your lovely flowers.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  21. Number three and five have my five star rating! Thanks you for giving All Seasons these inspirational ideas! Yeah I have the same unfinished dreaded pile of writings, lol! So fun for you to join All Seasons this week - have a fantastic one:)

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  22. Oh, the unfinished pile...mine grows by the day...but what a sweet appliqué. So, so sweet...xxoo

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  23. I've not heard of this series, but will look for it as your review makes it sound very appealing! Sweet stitching.

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  24. Good review. Sounds like an interesting series. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  25. such a lovely review :)
    i really loved the series through your description dear Amalia ,i will watch it if i find it on netflix
    very elegant pattern !

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  26. Hello Amalia and thanks! This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.
    Have a happy day!

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  27. ooh sounds like I need to add this to my list!

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  28. Oh, this sounds like a good one, Amalia. I must get back to reading! Love that felt applique and the colors. : )

    It's our Thanksgiving this week, and I'm thankful for blog friends like you.

    ~Sheri

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  29. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  30. I'm not familiar with this series and I would love to discover it. Thanks for the alert. And I love your piece today. It's so pretty.

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  31. The title of the first book is so clever ...I’d like to read this series and will go check it out ...hope it’s on Kindle. Thanks fir the good review!

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  32. Many thanks for the review, sounds excellent.
    Loved your felt applique :)

    All the best Jan

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  33. Charlotte Holmes sounds interesting. I'll look for it. I've been reading the Mary Russell series by Laurie King. Mary is an Oxford scholar who gets involved in investigations with her older husband Sherlock Holmes.

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  34. This is the first time I've heard of the Lady Sherlock series. I always enjoy books with strong, female protagonists!

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  35. Sounds like a wonderful book and I love series books! That little 'scrap' caught my eye immediately and made me long for and think of spring . . .

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  36. Sounds like a fun series -- thanks for introducing me to it!

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  37. Pretty blue shade and all work ❤

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  38. Thank you for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/11/morning-glory.html

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  39. Always looking for new books. Thanks for the tip! Your felt applique is lovely, even unfinished! Thanks for your recent visit to my blog!

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  40. Beautiful flowers in that first photo Amalia. Enjoyed the review also. Thank you for visiting me, good to be catching up with you again.

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  41. This sounds like a good read, I have put it on my list :-)

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  42. This sounds wonderful, Amalia! Thanks so much for the review!!

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  43. Something to look out for! Love the felt!xxx

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  44. I wish I can meet the author someday :)
    The flower felts are beautiful, Amalia.

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  45. I’ve checked my library and they don’t seem to have these books. I’ll add them to my list and hope to find them one day because they sound just what I like to read!
    Love your stitching, and look forward to seeing what you do with it.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  46. Hello Amalia! I am stopping back again to say thanks for visiting my blog.
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  47. Aww, such a pretty applique. Love the colors. Nothing better than a 5-star story! Hugs, Nancy

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  48. Oh, what a lovely appliqué!
    I didn't know about Lady Sherlock, so I just googled!!
    I am interested in No.4 of your review!
    Thank you for sharing your great review, Amalia!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  49. That sounds like a very good recommendation.

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  50. Amalia, the book series sounds fascinating and the appliqué is beautiful! Wishing you a most joyous Christmas season!

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  51. I really like the way you organized your review. - Margy

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  52. Todo se ve estupendo! Espero que tengas un buen día! ☃️☃️☃️

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  53. This sounds like a series I would enjoy! Thanks for sharing :)

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