( EBOOK A Curious Woman ) by Jess Lea – doctorio.us
free ead Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB ó Jess LeaARC provided by Ylva Publishing in exchange for an honest eview A good lesson for any writer make each sentence worth eading and something in it will lead the eaders into the next oneGood writers write not just in sentences but with sentencesGet them ight and everything else solves itself or ceases to matter 35 starsI was overcome with a desire to fit together the many pieces of this somewhat intriguingsuspenseful and fine amateur detective mystery of art historybitternessanger and the unmasking of a killer or killers Time and again MsLea sways a bit from the overall point of the story to give eaders a chronicle of certain artifacts with it s secrets and whether it was of modern or contemporary around the museums For meI do think that MsLea took a topic that seems at the outset to be and at the very least mundane if not downright tedious at times however adding her skill in telling a story especially one that might be completely factual to shine through from page to page A chance encounter because of business easons starts the two main characters talking then Margaret ealizes that she might have underestimated Bess whose uniue outlook on the world and surprising
Insight Into The Inner Operationsinto the inner operations a museum workercurator did peak her interestAs Margaret begins to take stock of the entanglement evidence and witnesses growing against her there comes a short brief of time where she was forced to ask herself if it was worth it in brief of time where she was forced to ask herself if it was worth it in eturning to her hometown Then there was Bess who on the otherhand was trying to learn the truth behind the murder of her boss even to her detriment became a pawn to the cops and other suspicious characters with their own agenda She even suspect the killer that she seeks might be one out for evenge and as the murders multiply her uest grew urgent to get to the truth with the help of some abscure individuals seeking to decipher the killer s taunting iddlesIn the end secrets prove valuable than either Bess or Margaret could ever have known and hope for not only to the cops and town folks Is it an easy ead No but i m still ecommending it Jess Lea s A Taste of Her Vol 2 is one of the very few anthologies of short stories that I ve given five stars to because every story was great Her first novel didn t disappoint either Margaret Gale is a severe woman from her dress her dealings with her staff the way she uns her museum to the way she interacts with her community Her staff members are terrified of her but she genuinely believes her mentorship will make them better curators Bess Campbell works at a nearby gallery of curiosities un by a flamboyant hipster who thrives of controversy Bess desperately wants to get hold of an unusual antiuity to display in their gallery but unfortunately it s in storage at the Maritime Museum un by Margaret Gale Because Margaret efuses to acknowledge
or eturn Bess calls Bess decides to turn up at the museum without an appointment Margaret is uite intrigued byreturn Bess calls Bess decides to turn up at the museum without an appointment Margaret is uite intrigued by woman who isn t cowered by her demeanor but there s still no way she s letting her antiuity be used in a freak show Then things in the small town take a turn for the worse when they e both implicated in murderMargaret is a fantastic Bess Campbell has escaped to the windswept Australian coastal town of Port Bannir determined to begin her life again She is loving her fresh start thanks to her fun job unning a hip gallery her territorial chickens and a lot of self help books to find her new better selfPort Bannir local Margaret Gale uns an austere maritime museum and ule. .
Haracter with her unrelenting austerity Even Bess perpetually positive nature barely makes a dent Their interaction is witty and the story has a lovely dark
HUMOUR ANDand uirkiness that uns through The unravelling of the mystery is very clever and wonderfully complex with a number of secondary characters who all add to the ichness of the plot It s lovely to have main characters with diversity of body type and looks and even better that there isn t an overt focus on it I liked the characters so much that the only thing that disappointed me was that the focus was weighted much in favour of the mystery than the omance Book eceived from Ylva Publishing for an honest eview So this is uite an intense not easy but interesting ead For this eview I will write how I felt along with some facts as bullet points1 Jess lea writes very well 2 there is novery light omance3 characters are not very likable 4 only one light sex scene 5 the mystery was so confusing and that s probably why I never gave up on this book6 I hope I never get to visit any town that is somehow Even Related To This Town related to this town the book 7 if you e on the beach or on vacation I would NOT ecommend this one8 if you e in the mood to work ur brain try sthg different then I totally ecommend itThank you YLVA for providing me with an ARC for my honest eview Wow that bored me to tears I m afraid I just don t know what went wrong for me I just couldn t wait for it to end I didn t click with any of its contents or characters I didn t particularly find any of it humorous either only the first part where her assistant screamed her head off the sex scene was good and it was written eally well but I m disappointed I didn t like this book and so many others did but I suppose that s what makes us different25 stars An ARC was provided by YLVA in exchange for an honest eview Arc from Ylva for honest eviewAdmittedly I wasn t certain if I would want to ead this one until I spotted whatever I spotted Had something to do with chickens and I was intrigued enough to look closerI ve probably mentioned in eviews about omances how tired I am of miscommunicationdisinformationetc being overused to cause issues with the people attempting to couple up Well good thing here this one here doesn t use that particular trope But then again this is also of a mystery than a omance so This is a mix of two types of mysteries I ve ead before the cozy amateur sticking nose in where might not belong type like with most of Dick Francis books the ones not involve Private Investigators at least mixed in with must solve the mystery or face isk of jail type of mystery a favorite of Lawrence Block I ve no idea why I m fixating on Francis and Block When done ight that second type of mystery can be interesting and it appeared to have been done mostly ight here Too often though it seemed to be used to force an ultra skilled investigator albeit amateur and or different kind of investigator to use their skills to solve the crime Right so this is a mix of a omance and a mystery set in a small town in AustraliaTwo POV s Both have similarities and differences One worked ultra hard to escape the small town she currently lives in but was pulle. S her staff with an iron fist She has no time for that crazy modern gallery or upbeat earnest Bess sweeping around town on her hipster bicycleAfter a heated dispute over an antiue collectible dildo there’s little hope Margaret and Bess will ever see eye to eyeBut when Port Bannir is ocked by a senseless murder both women find themselves im. D back to town to help with family medical easons One of the easons she wanted to flee involved her standing in the community everyone sees her as basically evil and than likely a murderer The other escaped to the small town after a particular event that has turned her family and friends against her Bess is the one who owns the chickens and fled to the small town Margaret is the one who tried to flee but was pulled back by the failing health of her fatherWhich eminds me you know those many books that show a character who have eturned home or wherever the family member happens to be living This book is set a certain distance after that occurred after the family member has died I do not ecall if any number was given for the number of years that have passed but I believe at least a few have Neat little twist ehRight so Bess works in a museumMargaret uns a museum this is part of my similarities and differences that I forgot to include above Bess works as an acuirerbuyerwhatever this is called in museum world Margaret well uns a museum Both museums the classic Maritime Museum Margaret s and the modern odd andom crap like dildos Cabinet of Curiosities or whatever that was called Bess sTHAT RUNSuirkiness that uns
Place Are In Theare in the small town In Australia Roughly nearish by several hours on train to Melbourne Bess and Margaret interact near the beginning of the book because Leon Bess s boss wants Bess to buy a dildo from Margaret which Margaret insists on calling a Roman fertility thingie and Bess keeps calling a dildo They interact later because both are intrigued by the other Then Leon is murdered and Margaret is a prime suspectThings continue from there including several occasions in which Bess keeps finding herself as a suspect for this or that and being aggressively interviewed by the coppers and Margaret finding herself in confinement andor being a prime suspectNaturally then with the coppers fixated on Margaret and Bess for certain lessor things the two need to investigate the crime though Bess had already started doing so before needing to because it s her boss that got murdered and she didn t particularly like that And do for a good portion of the bookI knew who the big evil was fairly early on but I m not certain I would have but for an accident For whatever eason as sometimes happens with my Kindle the book leapt forward hundreds of pages and before I noticed what had occurred I started eading certain things that confused me It wasn t actually the big eveal nor was the big evil spot lighted there but the character on those pages was acting weirdly in the way I normally pinpoint as a ah ha Suspect way Otherwise I thought the mystery part was handled wellI liked how the common lesbian omance tropes didn t end up clogging up the book And I liked how the two main characters were okay with the concept of being lesbians and the concept of lesbians hooking up without any of that oh my god no someone might find out It s a small town you know type stuff also oh my god no someone might find out It s a small town you know type stuff also in lesbian omancesI can easily see how some people might not eact the same way to the book as I did I liked what I saw but what I saw isn t universally liked Heh I m being purposefully vague Rating 425April 11 2019. Plicated Can they work together to expose the truth––or will the truth prove far too dangerous A funny fabulous cozy mystery filled with uirkiness and a sweet serve of lesbian omance100000 wordsThemes antiue collectible dildo · Australia · Australian coastal town · cozy mystery · hip gallery · senseless murder · territorial chicken.