Thursday, January 21, 2021

A Five Star Review


 Five reasons I'm giving five stars to:
The Amory Ames mysteries by Ashley Weaver.

1. The Plot: These light-hearted mysteries unfold
in England in the 1930s. Amory Ames is a young
society lady, who naturally finds herself embroiled
in one murder mystery after another.

2. The Setting: There is a nice feel for the escapist
period of the early 1930s, before the winds of war
are destined to appear. The books do a fine job of
conveying the glitz and glamor of high society.

3. The Protagonist: Amory Ames has been married 
for five years to a charming playboy and the marriage
is not going well. This provides both a little depth
to the series and a reason for her to immerse herself
in any murder that happens along.

4. The Writing: The books are well written and the
mysteries are well plotted. Each book offers some
repeat characters and some new, plenty of plot twists,
a different location, fun dialogs and a little humor.

5. In short: If you are in the market for a traditional,
murder mystery with a relatable heroine and a 
bit of  elegance, this could be the series for you.


Featured: Crochet coasters. My father made the 
wooden stand for me.
 




43 comments:

VeggieMummy said...

Thank you for the review. I hadn't heard of this series, so will have a look for them at the library. Your coasters are beautiful - lovely colours, and the stand that your dad made is very special. xx

Crafty in the Med said...

Gorgeous coasters and bright vibrant colours. The stand is unique. So special! Many thanks for the review.:-) keep well Amanda x

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

The coasters are so cute and colorful. I will check and see if my library has this series. I do love the mysteries. Take care, have a happy day!

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like a good book. Love the coasters and the mix of colours. Such a great stand too.

Lorrie said...

I do love a good series and this sounds like one I would enjoy. Thank you for the recommendation!

The Liberty Belle said...

Sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing your review.

Kim said...

I love your book reviews! This sounds like an interesting series. And love those coasters and the stand. Love that your dad made it for you! xo

Junkchiccottage said...

This sounds like a great read. Thank you for your review and sharing with all of us.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend. xoxo
Kris

Conniecrafter said...

I love your coaster holder, that is a great idea, I have a bunch of them my mother in law made me and I just have them stacked, I like the idea of having a holder for them :)

Jeanie said...

I love these books! They are such a good time, so much fun. She's a great character and I love the locales! I've read four -- so far, I could only find the fifth on Kindle. I should try again!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cute coasters. I love the rich colors you chose. Another interesting series to check out, thanks!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I haven't heard of this series, but they sure sound interesting! And your coasters are darling!

Polly said...

I think I would like these, I have put them on my "To read" list. Your coasters are beautiful :-)

MaryAnne said...

Charming review. I love the coasters!

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Amalia, LOVE the crochet coasters and wooden stand! Fabulous! And I've been on the lookout for something new to read and am going to check out this series immediately. Thank you!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It sounds like a charming series of cozy mysteries - thanks for sharing!

Mavinindenizi said...

What a lovely post! Thanks for sharing xx ozgul :)

junie=Jesh said...

The heavy reading weekly assignments in my graduate training ruined my taste for reading novels and mysteries. Occasionally, when something looks interesting I end up reading the first few pages in the store, then the last chapter, and I will put the book back on the shelf. Sad, eh? I love the stand your dad made for you, So practical! You're inspiring me to maybe crochet some coasters (right now I'm crocheting a glass curtain). Thank you for your fun contribution to All Seasons.Happy week to you, Jesh

Creations By Cindy said...

Adorable coasters. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Sounds like a wonderfully refreshing book series to read! Thank you for sharing, I can imagine those lovely coasters get used during a time of reading with a hot cup of tea :)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh I love your little stack of crochet coasters! The series of books sounds like a wonderful read!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

The book series sound good and I love the coasters and the stand. Have a nice week!

Lowcarb team member said...

This sounds a very nice read, thank you for the review.

I do like the coasters and the wooden stand your father made.

All the best Jan

The French Hutch said...

Thanks for the review on this series, sounds interesting, I do love a good mystery. What a sweet inspiration from you Dad to keep the stand filled with pretty crocheted coasters. Have a lovely week.......

Carla from The River said...

The coasters are lovey, the stand is perfect and the series sounds interesting.
Love, Carla

Vee said...

Not my favorite genre, but you make me want to try reading one.

That coaster set-up is fabulous!

Snowbird said...

That sounds good and your coasters are gorgeous.xxx

Nancy Chan said...

Love the sweet colours of the coasters. Sounds like a good book. Have a great day.

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

Sounds like a great book!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
hugs,
Debbie

Dewena said...

I've written the name down. That is a favorite period in a favorite place for me so I bet I'd like them. Sweet coasters! A hug to you, Amalia!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Nice review, and I do love a good mystery. Thanks!

Diane said...

The coasters are so colorful cute. What a fun review of the mystery novels. I also have never heard of them but will look them up. I just finished a fun read Amanda Quick's The Girl That Knew Too Much. A modern murder/mystery.

Hugs Diane

Maya Kuzman said...

I believe every crochet coaster owner needs such a delightful holder! I love it! ♥️

Kim said...

Such pretty coasters adding a touch of loveliness to you father's fabulous stand.

Handmade in Israel said...

Sounds like a good book! Love those coasters too!

akiko hiramatsu said...

That book seems so great! I would love to read it in a cozy space:) Those coasters are so beautiful and lovely, Amalia<3

akiko
www.akikohiramatsu.com

Ann said...

I love murder-mysteries! Thanks for the recommendation and thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for the book review. I have been looking for something new to read. Your coasters are so pretty, and how lovely that your Dad made the holder. Happy Sunday to you and an equally happy week ahead :)

Jo said...

I love your words, wooden wonder and your woolly wheels

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute crochet coasters!Thank you for the book review.

Becki said...

The coasters are so sweet. And the stand to store them on, perfect! Your reveiw makes me want to look up this series of books. Thanks, Amalia.

baili said...

oh such a lovely holder for gorgeous crochet ,how sweet of your father dear Amalia

book sounds so appealing ,blesssings!

Ela said...

Thank you for your interesting recommendation!
Greetings