Author: Kate Carlisle

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Nov 14
Deck the Hallways (Fixer-Upper Mystery #4) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Deck the Hallways (Fixer-Upper Mystery #4) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I knew who the baby was going to end up with, as well as who’s baby she was. It wasn’t anything necessarily super obvious about the mother, it was more of an “I bet the mom is x-character…” And it was really funny how all the baby things kept popping up in strange places. There were a lot of different people who could have been the murderer. Usually when there are so many suspects, it feels either overwhelming or a bit annoying. But Mr. Potter was such a jerk it actually felt super realistic to have that many people hate… Read more »

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Jun 12
Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Books of a Feather (Bibliophile Mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I didn’t know anything about book binding before I read the last book in this series. I still don’t really! But it was really interesting to read the little bits of info that Brooklyn thinks about when restoring old books. Reading this one in hardback, meant that I was able to see what she was talking about when she mentioned things like “end papers” and “headband”. I could still visualize it if it had been paperback, but it was easier (and far neater!) to actually SEE it. Most of the books Brooklyn was given for restoration were about birds, or… Read more »

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May 15
Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Ripped From the Pages (Bibliophile Mystery #9) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I haven’t read any mysteries that take place in a commune before. It was neat getting to know how this one started, and the people living in it. You also get some history, not only from the area the commune is in, but a bit of French history as pertains to the people who moved into the commune. There were some minor side mysteries that all tied into the main one. I really liked the hidden rooms with all the furniture and other treasures. I had no idea who the killer was, I mean, I had a few thoughts but… Read more »

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Nov 12
Crowned and Moldering (Fixer-Upper Mystery #3) by Kate Carlisle (review)

Crowned and Moldering (Fixer-Upper Mystery #3) by Kate Carlisle (review)

I really liked Shannon as a character, and getting to learn about renovation and construction. The secrets the house held were also fun to read about. Shannon was my favorite kind of character. She had faults and strengths, was usually level-headed, but also curious and with a quick burning temper. She felt like a real person, not a caricature. I wasn’t as attached to her possible-boyfriend Mac. He wasn’t a bad character, he just didn’t have a lot of depth. It’s possible since this is book 3, that he was described better in previous books. Maybe his personality was shown… Read more »

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