Friday, June 11, 2021

A Five Star Review



Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Verity Kent Mysteries by Anna Lee Huber.

1. The Setting - These mysteries unfold in 1919,
just as the Great War comes to an end. The war - with
its tragedies, heroics and secrets - colors all the books.

2. The Protagonist - Verity Kent is a superwoman of
her time - she saw action as a Secret Service agent
during the war, has been solving complicated mysteries
ever since, and is always the cleverest, most observant
person in the room. And she is gorgeous and buys her
cloths in Paris, all at the tender age of 23. But she is
strong and fun and human and I don't hold this 
overachieving against her.

3. The Plots - The books have a feel of the classic
British murder mysteries with intricate plots, plenty
of twists and turns, and a lovely mix of mayhem
and social observation.

4. The Toys - Verity 'married well' so beside
the dresses from Paris there are swanky cars,
country estates, society parties, jazzy nightclubs, and all 
the glamorous trimmings of the bright young things 
of the era.

5. In short - If you like your murder mysteries set
against an interesting historical background, with 
attractive characters, plenty of energy and a little
romance, this could well be series for you. 
(This is a series best read in order, if possible).


Featured: embroidered kitchen towels.

69 comments:

Crafty in the Med said...

Gorgeous embroidery and so delicate.All those tiny flowers just add that bit extra to the towels. I do like that variation you have added on the other towel. I have a few of those types of kitchen towels and they last and last :-) keep well Amanda x

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

Your embroidery is amazing! And such a great idea for a unique gift :)

Evi Erlinda said...

The embroidery flowers look so lovely!
Wondering about the book! Thank you for the review.

Have a wonderful weekend!

mamasmercantile said...

I just love those embroidered towels, they are so pretty.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
Beautiful embroidery, the flowers are pretty.
I will have see if my library has this mystery series.
Thanks for the review. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

La Table De Nana said...

Thanks for the reviews..and those hand towels:)♥

Ellie Foster said...

The embroidery on the towels is lovely. Something quite ordinary has been transformed!
Best wishes
Ellie

linda said...

I love your cute embroidery, those books sound really interesting. 😊

Kim said...

The books sound like they're right up my alley and your embroidery is stellar as usual. xxoo

Rhodesia said...

Love the embroidery. I hope all is well with you, Diane

Carla from The River said...

I love the embroidery.
Thank you for the book review. :-)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

The series sounds intriguing, Amalia. I love your embroidered towels. So fresh and happy! Enjoy your weekend, friend.

Junkchiccottage said...

The Mystery series sounds wonderful and I love your embroidered towels. Very pretty. xoxo Kris

Lorrie said...

The embroidered tea towels are so dainty and pretty. The book series sounds like something I'd enjoy. Love your comment about not holding the main character's overachievements against her.

Rosie said...

Pretty embroidered flowers on your towels and the books sound good, I will look out for them:)

A Joyful Cottage said...

All that at the tender age of 23? Shucks, I could barely button my blouse at that age. Very impressive. Speaking of impressive, your embroidery is, as always, impressive. The flowers are exquisite and perfect for the towels. I love them. Hugs.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the pretty flowers on the towels...how sweet! And I'll look for these books at my library. I read a few mysteries in a row that were really terrible. I'm reading one by Lisa Jackson (a new series) that is good....so far!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was able to check out This Side of murder...the 1st in the series! YAY!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my your embroidered towels are gorgeous, I love that little border of pretty stitched flowers!

Polly said...

Thank you for the excellent review Amalia, I have added to my "To read" list. Your embroidery is beautiful.

MaryAnne said...

Beautiful embroidery! The books sound fun, too.

Mereknits said...

The series sounds wonderful. So love your towels, much too pretty to use!

VeggieMummy said...

Brilliant embroidery - it looks fantastic. Thank you for the book recommendation too! xx

Blondie's Journal said...

The hand towels are precious! And the books sound fascinating. Are they fiction? My husband collects rare books and is reading-in order_the Pinkerton mysteries, fiction and non fiction. Your collection sound worth looking into.

Jane🌷

Little Wandering Wren said...

Your book review is so tempting, sounds like an enchanting book - history, energy, and a touch of romance. I'm in! Love your embroidery too.
Have a lovely Sunday
Wren x

Angie said...

Amalia - this sounds perfect for me! Thanks for the recommendation. Your towels are beautiful in their simplicity!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such pretty embroidered towels! Love all the different colors of the blooms. Thank you for the book recommendations. I love a bit of history along with a mystery. Sending hugs xo K

Ela said...

I love your beautiful embroidery !
Thank you for the book review !
Happy Sudnay !

Kitchen Riffs said...

Nice towels! And the Verity Kent series sounds interesting -- haven't read any of them, and they sound fun. Thanks!

Sherry's Pickings said...

the tea towels are lovely!

FlashinScissors said...

Gorgeous embroidery!

The book sounds great, right up my street! I haven’t read anything in ages, off to check whether my library has his.
Thanks for he review.

Hugs,
Barbara xx😘🤗

Creations By Cindy said...

They are absolutely beautiful and look to be top quality material as well. Love the fine details of the embroidery. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful embroidery. I love mysteries and this sounds interesting and exciting.

Handmade in Israel said...

Thanks for the interesting reviews. I love the kitchen towels!!!

Ela said...

Happy new week, dear friend !

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Your needlework is fantastic!!! And thanks for the book recommendation. We’ll be at a lake house for a little holiday and I plan to spend a lot of time reading!

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Esas labores , te han quedado muy elegantes y además con un motivo muy primaveral.

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Jeanie said...

I'm writing this down -- It sounds like my kind of book! And I really love the darling embroidered towels.They're so fresh and pretty!

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

I will definitely have to look for these books as they sound so interesting..I love period drama stories...Thanks so much for your visit and kind words..I will continue to blog but will cut back a bit on posts....
Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think I would enjoy this series because I do love the British murder mysteries. Thanks so much for the review. Beautiful embroidery, Amalia!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the embroidered kitchen towels.
Many thanks for the book review, sounds excellent.

All the best Jan

Snowbird said...

You surpass yourself with that exquisite embroidery! That book sounds like my kind of thing.xxx

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Thank you for the review! I will looks into it for sure. The hand towels are beautiful. Love the little embroidered flowers.

-Soma

Gloria Baker said...

Love kitchen towels and your embrodery is amazing !love and hugs dear Amalia

akiko hiramatsu said...

I am so interested in clever and gorgeous Verity:)
That embroidered kitchen towels with a lot of flowers are really lovely! You are so talented, Amalia<3

akiko
https://kimonosnack.blogspot.com

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Perfect timing! We're with family at a lake house and I needed a good book! Love those kitchen towels---what a treasure for whomever gets to use and display them! xo

Pam said...

Interesting...and so neat, simple and pretty.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

These mystery novels sound very interesting, Amalia, as I like historical backgrounds.

Your tea towels with delicate embroidery borders are very pretty!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That period was such an interesting time in history..I’ve read and loved the Maisie Dobbs series, which starts there with flashbacks to her time in the war itself. Verity sounds like a good series too and I’ll check it out! I enjoy your reviews. And as always your embroidered towels are absolutely perfect.

Margie said...

What quaint tea towels!

I'm intrigued by the name "Verity" and looked it up online. It's Latin meaning "Truth"--very appropriate for a mysteries series!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I wanted to let you know I finished the first book in this series today and did my Goodreads review. I really enjoyed it! Such a good mystery without all the violence and graphic descriptions in so many. For some strange reason my library doesn't have the second one in the series but it does have the third. So I'm going to skip and read it next. (I'm too cheap to buy the kindle book) I hope it will make sense. I'm anxious to read another one! Thanks for this wonderful review! I knew if you liked it, I would too! Hugs and happy reading, Diane

Veronica Lee said...

These are so pretty, Amalia!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Pretty embroidery and the series sound just right for me.

Tom said...

...I'm giving you Five Stars for this beautiful needlework.

A casa con Manu said...

Adoro questi fiori!!!
Ciao
Emanuela

NCSue said...

What lovely embroidery! Beautiful!!
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Evi Erlinda said...

Beautiful!
Have a great week!

ray said...

these are CUTE!!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That is beautiful embroidery and the book sounds like my kind of book!

DeniseinVA said...

Your kitchen towels are delightful, and the flowers are so delicate. Thank you for sharing the book review. This definitely sounds like something I would enjoy reading :)

Lalka Crochetka said...

Beautiful embroidery!

baili said...

GORGEOUS kitchen towels !

everything you touch becomes master piece i believe :)

book sounds so intriguing ,i used to read such and many when i was younger .

blessings to you and loved ones!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

sounds like my cup of tea - have to get a few of the books.

betty-NZ said...

Wow, that is some gorgeous needlework!

It's nice to see your link this week at 'My Corner of the World'!

Becki said...

Your embroidered towels are so SWEET!

Diana Studer said...

The book sounds like some needed escapism from the here and now.

Our Hopeful Home said...

Love your towels, they're darling. And now you've piqued my interest for some summer reading. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

Arun Goyal said...

Beautiful embroidery ! Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.

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