EBOOK or KINDLE (ueen Annes Lace China Bayles #26) ß Susan Wittig Albert
China is cleaning up a storeroom and comes across old pictures and lacethen strange things start happening The chapters alternate between current times and the 1880 s China continues to investigate and finds that the woman in the picture had been a young widow who made lace to survive A death overshadows her life Very interesting information on the herb use by women to prevent pregnancies Now my next best
favorite after Widow s Tears While I have enjoyed all of this series I have especially loved the 2 above after Widow s Tears While I have enjoyed all of this series I have especially loved the 2 above that have a ghostly feel I didn t get to see much of my man Mike in this one but I forgive you SWA eep um coming Now granted I had spring break but still this book is one that you won t come up from till the very last page I loved the dual time settings one in the present with a China and another set in the 1880 s with Annie The mystery is woven between the past and present but it one that will also remind a reader that cozy mysteries don t always need bloody victims to make the mystery good This is a thoughtful book focusing on growth and understanding in the characters Many we will see are evolving and having new paths being created in this story I highly recommend that mystery readers read this book It will have them
on the edge of their seat And it will leave them feeling light hearted just as a the edge of their seat And it will leave them feeling light hearted just as a mystery should do I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher I voluntarily chose to read this book and this is strictly my personal opinion expressed Blog review can be found here China Bayles has a ghost problem It
All Starts When She And Her Friend starts when she and her friend Wilcox starts to clean up the loft about their shop Thyme and Seasons China finds a box of handcrafted lace and old photographs in the loft but when she is temporary alone in there and the light goes out does she hear a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and she also smells lavender After that strange things start to happen at the storeREAD THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION As a novel this book succeeds fairly A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig AlbertWhile helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops China comes upon a box of antiue handcrafted lace and old photographs Following the discovery she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent Her research and that it s a topic she enjoys With all of that said this wasn t my favorite book of hersIn UEEN ANNE S LACE China is trying to solve a mystery from the Not hers but that
of a woman named Anne Anne s story takes place in late 1800 s Every other a woman named Anne Anne s story takes place in the late 1800 s Every other in this book is set in the past and then the present I didn t really enjoy the back and forth of this While Anne s story is interesting I would have preferred much less of it It turned half of the book into a historical story and while I have a few historicals that I read they aren t my favoriteAs always with this author the writing itself China and ghosts Cool Chicken thief Uh oh ueen Anne s Lacewho new I have read all of the books in the China Bayles series but picked this latest up with trepidation as I felt weary of China s escapades Alas I was very pleasantly surprised by this one It incorporates a resident ghost which is not my cup of tea but it dealt with the parallel historical background story very well and the supernatural part wasn t overdone Thanks to Overdrive and Meridian Library for my copy The 26 th volume of the China Bayles herb series does Not disappoint and other goods go on another herb ueen Anne Lace that grows along the ditches and road throughout the country It was used by the immigrants for family planning and the seed was brought along with women It is the story of the building that China owns China and Amy were cleaning out storage and find a uniue box full of papers and pictures They find a box of fine handcrafted lace As China seems to find out about the lace and early occupants of the house she begins to feel another presence and dreams of a woman in a white nightgown
lori is nowis now the loft area and looking for her birth Mother These two themes are brought together to form one tale Caitie is getting her chickens ready to show at the county fair One of her chickens is idnaped Will China find it in time before the judges arrive Herb recipes are included I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and serie. In one of the old photographs unfolds Annie Laurie was a young widow who'd lost both her husband and her child in the same day She manages to survive through her lace making business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow her new lifeChina delves into Annie's century old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and no. .
Ell It s got the setting small town Texas interesting characters herbalist lace maker etc a plot involving the family who originally lived in the house in the late 1800s and subplots around state fair animals and sick friends It s an enjoyable readBut as a mystery this book fails Nobody dies during either time period until
80% OF THE WAY THROUGH THE BOOK NOBODY EVERof the way through the book Nobody ever or is even in any sustained danger in the present time There s a real lack of suspense and tension despite the awkward chapter end direct to the reader attempts by the narrator to generate some You never Diary know what might happen I was joking But I was right Really You just nevernowThere is a bit of action in present day at the very end of the book but it feels added on
As if in earlier drafts someone pointed out there was no mysterydanger inif in earlier drafts someone pointed out there was no mysterydanger in present day so the author went back and added all the state fair related drama and dropped all the awkward hints in earlierI have loved many of the books in this series but and I miss Mcuaid who s always conveniently out of town on a case and I miss the mystery being set in the present time without a ghost who s helping along the story It feels like the series has gone way far away from where it began Where I loved it ueen Anne s Lace by Susan Wittig Albert is another terrific addition to the China Bayles seriesThis book really appealed to me My favorite part was when the story went back to the 1800 s The lace making details were interesting and I enjoyed the story behind itThis book can be read as a stand alone as the author does give plenty of information about the charactersI voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley I will never argue the fact that Susan Wittig Albert is a wonderful author Her writing is easy to read It has a flowing uality that In Paradise keeps you reading long after you have planned to stop Just one page One chapter Younow the God Help the Child kind And hernowledge of the plants she uses in each of her China Bayles mysteries well it s clear she does. F lavenderSoon strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons misplaced items a ringing bell and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing China must finally admit what Ruby has always Hidden Christmas known their building is haunted But by whomAs China investigates the tragic story of a woman.