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Sheri Cobb South

Autor(a) de The Weaver Takes a Wife

37 Works 629 Membros 72 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Séries

Obras por Sheri Cobb South

The Weaver Takes a Wife (1999) — Autor — 107 exemplares
In Milady's Chamber (2006) 95 exemplares
Brighton Honeymoon (2002) 34 exemplares
French Leave (2003) 33 exemplares
Dead Bore (2008) 32 exemplares
Miss Darby's Duenna (1999) 31 exemplares
Family Plot (2014) 31 exemplares
Wrong-Way Romance (1991) 30 exemplares
Of Paupers and Peers (2006) 26 exemplares
Pickpocket's Apprentice (2015) 24 exemplares
Too Hot to Handel (2016) 20 exemplares
Dinner Most Deadly (2015) 19 exemplares
For Deader or Worse (2017) 17 exemplares
Waiting Game (2016) 14 exemplares
The Cinderella Game (1992) — Autor — 13 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1959-07-23
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Locais de residência
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Loveland, Colorado, USA
Educação
University of South Alabama (AB|English)

Membros

Críticas

Julia and her nephews decide to stay incognito in a Scottish inn to avoid the recent scandals attached to their name, and they decide to register under the name Pickett. This makes things a trifle awkward when John Pickett and Mr. Colquhoun arrive in the village to work on a case.

Julia and John pretend to be married while investigating the mysterious reappearance of a lady who had disappeared fifteen years ago.
 
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soraki | 4 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2023 |
The Picketts are expecting and Julia is due to give birth anyday and John is off to buy some pears to solve her craving. On the way he is abducted off the street and taken to Lord Melrose’s home where he learns that he’s his grandson. John’s upset and doesn’t want anything to do with him and returns home and is paid a call by his father who boasts that he’s land rich. That night John Sr is stabbed to death. John collects his father’s things and then he is paid a visit by a man wanting to buy the land and later his home is broken into. John solves the murder and Julia has their baby.… (mais)
 
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Kathy89 | 1 outra crítica | Nov 6, 2022 |
You’ll just love John Pickett, but, of course, you know that if you’ve ever read any of the books in this series. If you haven’t read any, I strongly urge you to read them all – from the beginning because it is so heartwarming to watch John grow from a gangly pickpocket to the intelligent, mature, caring man he is today. You can certainly read this as a standalone book, but the experience is so much richer if you’ve watched John from the beginning. Now, he’s going to be a father, and he’s going to be such a wonderful one. We know that because of the way he treats Kit, his ten-year-old half-brother.

The book opens with a bang when John is followed and then abducted by two men. He’s definitely shocked to learn the identity of the man behind the abduction. Not only shocked but definitely displeased. He doesn’t like the man and he doesn’t like what the man has to say. As soon as he arrives back at his home, he gets another shock. John’s father, Gentleman Jack Pickett, has returned from serving his sentence in the Antipodes. Yes, another man John doesn’t want in his life and he’s shown up in it – and on the same day.

John fully intends to put his father out of the house and not look back, but Julia influences him to do otherwise. Kit also influences John’s decision to offer his father a place to stay; after all, Kit has never seen his father before and Gentleman Jack didn’t know he had a second son.

When Gentleman Jack is murdered that same night – stabbed in the back with a strange-looking knife – John is determined to find the murderer. Gentleman Jack had hinted at some life changes while he was visiting, but didn’t elaborate on them – are those changes the reason he was murdered? John treks all over London – from the docks, to the City, to Whitehall, and points between before he puts all of the clues together.

It turns out that Gentleman Jack’s life-changing news was just that – for both Jack and John and I cannot wait to see the results of that in future books. I’m also anxious to see what happens with the gentleman who had John kidnapped – that one is scrumptious as well! Then, to add whipped cream to the top, Julia went into labor and delivered their first child.

This book had it all – and might just be my favorite book of the series – but I think I say that with each new book. There is a true abiding romance between John and Julia, a sweet newly found love between John and Kit, an intriguing murder mystery to solve, and a relationship with someone new who will be a friend or foe. So, I can definitely recommend this book, this series, and this author, and I hope you will enjoy the read as much as I did. The trouble with this series is that as soon as you finish a book, you are already wishing for the next.
… (mais)
 
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BarbaraRogers | 1 outra crítica | Nov 3, 2022 |
 
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jamespurcell | 1 outra crítica | Nov 2, 2022 |

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Mary Balogh Foreword
Richard Dagley Cover artist

Estatísticas

Obras
37
Membros
629
Popularidade
#40,058
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
72
ISBN
82
Marcado como favorito
2

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