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.

57 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

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

VeggieMummy said...

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

Rosie said...

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

Patricia said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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.

Tom said...

...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.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Maya Kuzman said...

Never heard of that one, but sounds interesting.

handmade by amalia said...

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

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

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

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

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

Mereknits said...

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

Louca por porcelana said...

Great artwork!Thank you for the recommendation!

Sandy said...

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

Ann said...

The series sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

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

Dewena said...

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.

Conniecrafter said...

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!

Carla from The River said...

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

junieper/Jesh said...

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:)

Kim said...

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

Lorrie said...

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

The Liberty Belle said...

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

baili said...

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 !

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

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

eclectichomelife said...

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

Red Rose Alley said...

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

Creations By Cindy said...

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

Jeanie said...

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.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

Su-sieee! Mac said...

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.

Margie said...

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

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

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 . . .

Kitchen Riffs said...

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

Kinga K. said...

Pretty blue shade and all work ❤

NCSue said...

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Angie said...

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

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

DeniseinVA said...

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

Polly said...

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

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

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

Snowbird said...

Something to look out for! Love the felt!xxx

Evi Erlinda said...

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

FlashinScissors said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

A Joyful Cottage said...

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

akiko hiramatsu said...

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

Jo said...

That sounds like a very good recommendation.

Pam Richardson said...

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

Powell River Books said...

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

Carolina G. Ticala said...

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

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

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

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Nice felt work and the book series sound good too.

Diana Studer said...

The books sound entertaining - will look for them too!