Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Five Star Review


Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Rosalind Thorne Mysteries by Darcie Wilde.

1. The series - of historical mysteries starring,
you guessed it, Rosalind Thorne, has three
books so far, beginning with A Useful Woman.

2. The setting - the stories unfold during the regency
era, aka the Jane Austen years, and offer little
tidbits of history, without being too scholarly.

3. The Heroine - Rosalind is a lovely protagonist.
She is sometimes a little hesitant in matters of
the heart but always calm and resourceful
when it comes to detection.

4. The balance - the books do a fine job of balancing
the mysteries with Rosalind's rather complicated
personal history. They also make us appreciate the
many choices women have today.

5. To summarize - if you are in the market for a
light read with a well-crafted puzzle and a
likable set of characters, these could well be
the books for you.



Featured: Washing my jam jar covers,
wondering which jam to make next.

61 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

It sounds like a great read. I am looking for some light summer books. Have a great rest of the week.
Hugs,
Kris

Blondie's Journal said...

I think you made me a new fan! I love reviews and recommendations, so thank you.

Such cute jam covers! You really know how to keep your hands busy and I love seeing what you are up to.❤️

Jane

MaryAnne said...

Intriguing! I'll have to look into this series.

Love your little cross stitch panels.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I am trying to make my way through the stacks of books I've got around here. Love your sweet little stitches. I'm going to make a quick raspberry jam to have with homemade bread. Yum!

linda said...

Thank you for the book review I wll definitely look into it, you cross stitch is beautiful. xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Your jam jar covers are so cute! Thanks for sharing the review on this author and mysteries, I will look for these books. Take care!
Wishing you a happy day!

Vee said...

Always looking for good recommendations for new books, not only for myself, but to gift the mystery lovers in the family. This sounds like a series my daughter-in-law might enjoy.

Creations By Cindy said...

Your "stitching" is so adorable girl. You must have a lot of patience. Love it! Looks like a good read. I just ordered a book for our family beach trip coming in July and will have to hide it from myself so I won't read it before then! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

La Table De Nana said...

sounds good and..darling!!

Louca por porcelana said...

Thank you for the book review.Cute embroideries!

Conniecrafter said...

Your jam jar covers are too cute, love the little clothes pins hanging them up too!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for the recommendation, Amalia. These sound delightful!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Love your jam jar covers! Love your book recommendations! Love coming to visit, Amalia. Wishing you happy day... Brenda xox

Polly said...

They sound like a good read. I like your jam jar covers :-) Hope you're all well Amalia.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll see if my library has these books! I know if you like them, I will too! Thanks for the good review and I love your jam jar covers! How pretty!

Dewena said...

That's what they are, jam jar covers! I wondered. And another mystery series goes on my list! A Useful Woman is an intriguing title.

Lowcarb team member said...

Many thanks for the book review, it sounds very good.
Love your jam covers:)

All the best Jan

VeggieMummy said...

Your jam covers are fantastic. Thank you for the recommendations - I'm always on the look out for new to me authors and can't wait until our libraries reopen. xx

Kim Sharman said...

I am thinking I will have to track down these books. Your prettily stitched jam covers are sweet. I too wonder which jam you will make next.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sounds like my kind of read, Amalia. Darling jam covers. xo

baili said...

dear Amalia your review is excellent as always :)

sounds like wonderful read though unfamiliar but i will google it for sure
your needle work is absolutely SPLENDID !
more blessings and health to u my friend!

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for the review. I appreciate it, in fact I read one of your books after reading your review. :-) Books Recommended by Brokenwheel.
Carla

Ann Thompson said...

I always enjoy a good mystery. Even better when it's a series

Sandy said...

Thanks, I will have to check them out.

Dennis Yannakos said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and reviewing this book!

Mereknits said...

It is always good to have a great book series to start.

Snowbird said...

Oh...love the cross stitch! That sure sounds like a lovely read, I'm keeping mine light too.xxx

Handmade in Israel said...

Sounds like a nice read! I love the cross stitch.

ELENA said...

Hi Amalia!Blackberry jam, my favorite!These books seem interesting

Kitchen Riffs said...

Sounds like a terrific read! Love the Regency period (well, the history of it -- wouldn't have liked living in it!), so this sounds perfect. Thanks!

EricaSta said...

What a lovely idea, Amalia. Love the cross stitches. The only I can make, by the way.... reading this points is very nice.

Stay healthy and well, dear blogfriend.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

The embroidery is so pretty and the book sounds great.

DeniseinVA said...

The book sounds very interesting, thanks Amalia and I love your jam jar covers.

The Liberty Belle said...

Now this sounds like my sort of book. I love tales that transport me to the Regency era. Regarding which jam to make next, I'm considering strawberry rhubarb myself. Have a wonderful weekend.

Gloria Baker said...

These are so beautiful Amalia ! hope you are doing well. Hugs!!

Teri said...

Oh my, I love your little jam jar covers. I hope all is well with you. Homespun Hugs, Teri

junieper/Jesh said...

Home made jam covers would be the furthest from my mind to make home made:) They are super cute:) Right now I'm too distracted to read a book, maybe a few months later I've settled down more. Many thanks for sharing your jam covers with All Seasons, Amalia! Have a great jem week, Jesh

Nancy Chan said...

Good review of the book. Pretty jam covers. I too am thinking of making pineapple jam and coconut jam (kaya). Have a happy day.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This book series sounds just like something I would love to read! Thank you for the review, Amalia! Your jam covers are sooooo pretty.

creativejewishmom/sara said...

So sweet Amalia! Hope all is well and you are enjoying summer and purple thistles everywhere!

Diane said...

Sounds like a fun read Amalia. Love the adorable jam jar covers.

Hugs Diane

Diana Studer said...

I have escaped to Cornwall, in my latest book.

The one before, was written in Cape Town, around the year I was born - so near, and yet, so far in social history.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You've sold me on giving Rosalind Thorne a read, thank you very much. :-)

betty-NZ said...

The book sounds great! It's just sad that here in New Zealand, we are the last to get just about everything.
Your photo made me smile knowing they will be used again soon :)

I am excited to see your corner at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up.

Veronica Lee said...

Your little cross stitch panels are ADORABLE!

Zaza said...

Your embroideries are so pretty, Amalia!

NCSue said...

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Tom said...

...I will be making strawberry as soon as they are available.

Jo said...

They sound like a good read. How lovely your jam jar covers are.

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Very interesting post! 👏👏👏 Have a great evening! 🎀🎀🎀

Evi Erlinda said...

Beautiful jam covers!
Sounds a great book.

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

What a great review. I am also wondering what jam should my next creation :)

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Hello, Amalia! The book sounds very interesting.
It's good that you told the stitch works are jar covers. They are so beautiful I thought they were embroidered ornaments. :)
Stay safe and well!

FashionRadi said...

These covers are so pretty! I like the "celebrate spring" one!

www.fashionradi.com

José Ramón said...

Extraordinario, blog me ha encantado Saludos Cuídese

Powell River Books said...

I like the way you organized your 5-star review. And I especially like your jam jar covers. - Margy

Sandra said...

Hi Amalia, I'm curious about this book. I love mistery reading.

Sandra xXx

Ann said...

I'm an avid reader and will have to check out this series. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's!

Annie said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I am always looking for light reads for summertime.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Your jam jar covers are so cute!!!
I just search for the book and saw many beautiful illustrations of the book cover !
Thank you for the wonderful review, Amalia!

akiko