SCOTS ON THE ROCKS: A BED-AND-BREAKFAST MYSTERY
ISBN#: (10)006146581X/(13)9780061465819/Paperback-(10)0060566543/(13)9780060566548/Hardcover-(10)0060566531/(13)9780060566531/Large print-(10)0061260398/(13)9780061260391
Avon (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
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$6.99 U.S./$7.99 Canada Paperback/$18.95 E-Book/$23.95 Hardcover and Large Print
Rating: 4 Cups
Judith McMonigle Flynn and her husband, Joe, decide to embark on a grand vacation to Scotland. What better way to enjoy the sights than to bring dear cousins along to double the fun.
Cousin Serena Jones, otherwise known as Renie, and husband, Bill, think a vacation to Scotland with Judith and Joe will be fun. Bill already has plans to go fishing, no matter what the girls have in store.
Judith wants a vacation with a beach, maybe some quaint shops nearby, some nice restaurants and perhaps even an ocean view. Renie even believes a spa will be nice. Everything seems perfect after they arrive in Scotland and the men head out on their fishing expedition. Unfortunately for Judith and Renie, they find themselves in an ancient castle with disturbing events. When a surprising explosion leaves behind a dead body, the sleuth in Judith immediately springs forth as she plunges into a murder investigation that leaves even Renie puzzled. Judith is not too certain about the Constable. She finds his behavior a bit, deferential. While the husbands are away fishing, the girls insist on helping uncover the mystery of a murder. As they make a list of who might wish the man killed, they learn their husbands are possibly missing. Judith knows the men would never leave without their baggage. The two ladies put their heads together as they embark on a mission to uncover the truth.
What I liked most about this story was the connection the family shared. They had fun taking a vacation together, and even fishing or shopping together was extreme bliss. That is hard to find within some families. When Judith and Renie were shopping, I could only laugh when Renie said she had to buy something. I like both ladies' attitude and spunk when it comes to solving a case. I loved the scenery and atmosphere that the Scotland backdrop offers. Mary Daheim composes a read that swept me off my feet into a tale that reminded me of days gone by. I love the dialogue she spins in this story, especially with Renie. For anyone seeking a feel good read with two ladies who know how to really blend a story to keep one entertained, Scots on the Rocks is the perfect choice.
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