Wednesday, January 18, 2017

"A Lesson in Love & Murder" by Rachel McMillan

About this book:

  From political danger to personal drama, life is about to get explosive...
  The legacy of literary icon Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in 1912 Canada, where best friends Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts continue to develop their skills as consulting detectives.
  The city of Toronto has been thrown into upheaval by the arrival of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Amid this political chaos, Benny Citrone of the Royal North-West Mounted Police arrives at Merinda and Jem's flat, requesting assistance in locating his runaway cousin—a man with a deadly talent.
  While Merinda eagerly accepts the case, she finds herself constantly butting heads—and hearts—with Benny. Meanwhile, Jem has her hands full with a husband who is determined to keep her out of harm's way.
  As Merinda and Jem close in on the danger they've tracked from Toronto to Chicago, they uncover a sinister plot to assassinate presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt. Will they be able to save the day and resolve the troubles threatening their future happiness before it's too late?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Herringford and Watts Mysteries” series. Review of #.5 Here! and #1 Here!  

Spiritual Content- A few ‘Thank God’s; Talks about God; Merinda doesn’t believe in God, but Jem & Jasper do and try to talk to her about Him; Mentions of God & belief; A few mentions of Armageddon; A couple mentions of a reverend, Sunday School & a church service; A couple mentions of a rosary & praying;
*Note: A place is said to be as hot as Hades; A mention of Hades breaking loose.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘blasted’, a ‘hush up’, a ‘shut up’, two ‘dumb’s, two ‘what in heaven’s name’, and three forms of ‘stupid’; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Corpses, blood, wounds, guns aimed & shooting to kill (up to semi-detailed); Explosions, fires, bombs & smoke (up to semi-detailed); Hitting, blood & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of murderers, murders, deaths, assassins, killing & corpses (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of fires, explosions, crime, deaths & injuries (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of violence, riots, fist-fighting & blood (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of gallows & hanging; Mentions of battles; Mentions of drinking, bars, alcohol & drunks; Mentions of a husband hitting his wife & his temper; Mentions of gambling; Mentions of jail; Mentions of lying & lies; A few mentions of gossip; A couple mentions of smoking & cigars; A mention of hunting (indirectly).

Sexual Content- a wrist kiss, a cheek kiss, two forehead kisses, three almost kisses, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, three semi-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss; Embraces & Touches (and a wife sit in her husband’s lap); Noticing, Nearness & Smelling; Mentions of wolf whistles & “low compliments”; Mentions of kissing, kisses & wanting to kiss; A couple mentions of flirting; Love, falling/being in love & the emotions.

-Merinda Herringford
-Jemima Watts DeLuca
                                     P.O.V. switches between them, Jasper, Ray & Benny
                                            Set in 1912
                                                 216 pages

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My personal Rating-
Hmmm. I did enjoy this book, it’s a neat book with interesting characters. The writing style is very different, though, so I have a hard time following along sometimes. I’m still not sold on any of the romance relationships between certain characters; I like them just fine separately, but am still getting used to a couple of them being married. ;)

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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