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Rosemary Hughes

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WOW! What very bad first day on the job!

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Reviewed: 30-12-2020

Impressed that she had established her own supernatural detective agency, her first visitor was nothing as she would have imagined.
There again, what she learns about herself isn't something any person would have imagined.
Intriguing first book of the series.

The beginning of an interesting saga!

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Reviewed: 30-12-2020

This is story of a good family, doing the right thing for them and their neighbors. Using God given gifts they helped those in need.
However, with the new laws against witchcraft, those that held grudges, for slights only they imagined,we able to accuse others and have the King's law on their side.
This gentle family was one that was accused and made to suffer.

The werè version of pride and prejudice.

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Reviewed: 08-12-2020

As many supernatural writers often proclaim, humans don't see what is before there nose, so anything supernatural is written off with some logical explanation.
So, we are now, through new eyes, seeing the story from those who can 'hear' point of view. What they 'hear' are dragons. Our favorite love match, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy both can 'hear', as do some of the Bennett family.
The problem of stolen dragon egg is the basis for Mr Darcy venturing into Miss Bennett's domicile.
I love the narrator's vocalizations characters, especially for the Dragons.
Yes, this explains a lot, in such a way, I believe Miss Austen would have approved.

A fantastic collection of tales!

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Reviewed: 24-09-2020


I have to acknowledge the very comical and realistic characters portrayed by the narrator, through the voice characteristics of each person encountered. It adds so much to the an already charming collection of stories.

Book 1 Montana Rescue

It's suggested that the sheriff should set the example, and in doing so, save the town, by finding a mail order bride.
There's drama, even before the prospective bride arrives, and it doesn't stop there.
There's interference from sinister people, wanting to revel in other people's misery.
However, there is a HEA in this first episode.

Book 2 Montana Bargain

Dr Wu was the next in line to try the Mail order advertising for his dream bride.
With a little help, the ad for a female doctor, willing to meet certain requirements was placed.
Luckily, Erin replied wanting a practice of her own, as she hadn't had any joy in gaining employment, even after gaining her doctor's qualifications.
It's a grand story, with the ups and downs of any two people getting to know each other.

Book 3 Montana Adventure

Again we see an advertisement placed for a would be bride, this time for Billy, the artist and part owner in the sheep farm.
However, Billy is called on an urgent errand, with Lucky, before his potential bride arrives.
Drama and emotional rollercoaster ensues, as their errand turns out differently to what they expected.
Meanwhile, Shadow falls to the studious tracking of the sheriff, who reacts differently to what you would expect.
Overall an engaging yarn, that shares the emotional feelings of those that call Echo Valley home.

A compelling drama , with a touch of erotica.

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Reviewed: 31-08-2020

I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobooks of this series.

Book1
During an attack on the village that had become home for Carivel, for the past three years, her mentor, amongst many others were killed.
This elevated her into a new position, that of Horse Master, as her disguise of the three years still remained undetected.
Then, being asked to be a part of a mission to seek alliance with another island community, combining forces against their shared enemy, our young girl, realized that others also had their own secrets.
It's an interesting campaign, revealing more than just the strengths and weaknesses of the community's senior representatives.

Book 2

This episode shows the return to their community, facing the consequences of their individual mis-represented situations.

Followed closely by the delegation from their newly allied neighbors.
Therefore, although the chieftain was enamored by the horse master's newly acclaimed sexual status, he made to dominate by a demand of his own.

This plus other situations arise to cause the joint attack on the mainland's invading forces to act, sooner than any anticipated, but just in time, for one situation that had become dire.

The aftermath ànd psychological damage done to the mental health of the horse mistress, meant that her two lovers had to perform an intervention, to get her psychics back into alignment with her feeling of safety and security.

Book 3

In this episode our three intrepid heroes are against a whole range of difficult situations.
However, although each has shown that they felt they were not worthy of the companionship of the other two, it has been proven that the three were bonded tightly together. Giving succor when each individual needed it.
We see a foreshadowing of an events, as well as a loss of one of the community's main characters, which changes lives and power.
There are many developments, but these are best read (or listened to) as the author intended, rather than my muddled synapses.

Book 4

The idea that the Empire would again make an incursion, as soon as possible after winter, the three stepped up their various expertise, to try and somehow defeat this gigantic war machine.
With an ability of thinking out side the norm, allows the creative solutions to outsmart a gigantic war machine, with untrained and in some cases, reluctant recruits.
To know the outcome, you need to read this episode, just as the author intended.

With the current world turmoil this is hopeful

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Reviewed: 13-04-2020

Radical Environmentalists creating a strain of measles that would decimate the world, and only one assassin and a scientist stood against it.
It's a blood thirsty flight to gain knowledge quickly, to fight against a deadline, a fight that they dare not loose. Across numerous states, with law enforcement agencies against them at every turn, not understanding their plight, and not having time for explanations.

A reread found the same enjoyment as first read

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Reviewed: 04-04-2020

A small escapade turns into a near death experience, and a rescue.
However, there's more to this short story, but I hate to spoil a good yarn.
A hot romance, that I believe most will enjoy.

At times, frightening and dramatic, others magical

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Reviewed: 04-04-2020

Book 1 First Spell
Two young people, left in safe keeping with their uncle, are 'sold' and are transported via coach, which is subsequently raided.
The truth is explained, By a ghostly presence, that they were being besieged by dark magicians.
It's an adventurous beginning, to seems to be an interesting saga.

Book 2 Winged Pursuit
Woken from sleep, to a magical war on the roof, the dark wizards again were attacking on the back of the small dragon like creatures.
Dramatic scenarios occur, and the young woman learns more of the mystical world she finds herself in.

Book 3 Unexpected Agents
We meet new teachers and students, as well as attend a couple of lessons, although the fight and continued infiltration of dark wizards take up a lot of time.

Book 3 Improbable Ally
Being naive and unwittingly being dragged into something that could be deadly, for magic users might be scary, but for those without magic, it could be terrifying.
Luckily help comes from an unlikely source, with an added bonus of learning a new magic trick.

These books seem very short, ending just as the story seems to be warming up.

A true magical encounter

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Reviewed: 04-04-2020

This set of books , all hinging on Morna's matchmaking and magic have been a joy to listen to. The audio rendition has added to the writer's techniques of engaging the reader with romance, drama and enchantment.
I have enjoyed the 4 books in this set.

A timeless classic, that still can gain laughs.

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Reviewed: 04-04-2020

This play, when looked at in the time it originally was performed, must have indeed caused a stir in higher society, as it ridicules all the things the Ton holds near.
However, it is very entertaining, to today's audiences, in the puns it so subtlety delivers.