Thursday, May 19, 2016

Short and Sweet Book Reviews #17 Vicki Peterwald Rebel by Mike Shepherd, Only Beloved by Mary Balogh, Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson

Vicki Peterwald: Rebel by Mike Shepherd

Rebel by Mike Shepherd
Science Fiction/Space Opera

In the latest Vicki Peterwald spin off from the Kris Longknife series we see Vicki gathering support against the coming battle with her stepmother.  There is a lot of action and a really good supporting cast most of which survived this time.  A fun space opera series with an ending that lets fans know that there will be more to come.

Historical Romance

Only Beloved by Mary Balogh
George, The Duke of Stanbrook as been an important side character in the Survivors series.  Now he is the only one who has not found love and an HEA.  As he watches the last survivor marry his thoughts turn to one person.  That starts a series of events that lead to both love and danger.   George has been keeping secrets about his late wife and son.  Those secrets bring danger to Dora, George’s new wife.  I really like how Balogh weaves the required sex into the story.  She writes only a few pages but they are more powerful than the page after page after page in must books today.

This is one of my favorites in the series.

Historical Mystery

Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson
Frank and Sarah are back from Europe and settling into life as a married couple.  Both are just a little bored so when Abigail Northrup parents hire Frank to look into their daughters murder both are ready to take on the investigation.  There were a lot of red herrings in the case but this was one time that I knew who the killer was long before Frank and Sarah.  I missed the tension between Frank and Sarah that was there before their marriage.  I also missed seeing more of the important side characters.  A good mystery but not the best in the series.  Still I will be on the pre-order list when the next book makes its appearance. 

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