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And opinions are my own I was aving a bit of a time to get into this story but soon realized that this was the second bit of a time to get into this story but soon realized that this was the second and I did feel lostWhile this story takes place just prior to WWII we meet prejudice and antisemitism Outside the Paint head on and there is a mystery and sparks flying I ll admit Iad to fight my way through this book I Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont have a fondness for the Red Socks and this baseball team led me there but maybe I needed the first book to really get this bookI received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson and was not reuired to give a positive review I first must say that for a book from a Christian publisher the faith elements are either very thickly veiled OR missing I m not sure whichMurder in the City of Liberty is a well written engaging book with fabulous characters I seriouslyad so much fun with them You Historic Hahns Peak have no idea uirky interesting consistent but not predictable all the time And of course my favorite Flawed Thanks to a character arc that is going through the series I suspect there ll be even And actually thinking about that The character arc could explain the lightweight faith elements If they don tave much yet maybe it s because something is coming An interesting thoughtThe mystery isn t one you ve never seen but seriously with the characters the setting etc it made it seem new and funThough I Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, haven t read the first book I didn tave any trouble getting up to speed Rachel McMillan did a fabulous job giving us the past without dumping it on us or giving us too many spoilers It all feels like stuff we d likely figure out early on reading the other book okay a couple of minor things we wouldn t Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, have known but nothing that will ruin those storiesI spent the entire book on tenterhooks about everythingIt wasn t that Murder in the City of Liberty was that suspenseful Instead it was like it was that delightful You just knew something fun wouldappen every now and then something bad something unexpectedWith every element that a solid mystery needs red BITE (A Mate Of His Own herrings fun detectives means motives opportunities and than just the mystery driving it this Van Buren and De Luca series promises to be a whole lot of funMeanwhile I m really glad that I asked for a review copy of this one and now I m off to buy the first book Onetime socialite Regina Reggie Van Buren and shy lawyer Hamish DeLuca met in a previous book Iaven t read But not aving read the first in the series isn t what kept me from enjoying this seuel in which the pair now partners in a detective agency look into some nasty pranks aimed at a baseball rising star Set in Boston in 1940 Murder in the City of Liberty features characters that made me think of the 1980s television show Moonlighting DeLuca is the stolid Cybil Shepherd character while Reggie s the devil may care Bruce Willis stand in As on the show there s a sexual tension between the two characters with the female reluctant to reciprocate the male s love How could such a set up go wrongAsk author Rachel McMillan Somehow I could never get into this cozy mystery Reggie seemed so foolhardy and thoughtless er uest for adventure always seems to create trouble for DeLuca and Deluca seems like such a sad sack that I ave to admit that I couldn t force myself to finish this book Say what you like about the original Moonlighting the actors made you care about the characters they played Maddie Hayes and David Addison and neither made stupid mistakes I simply couldn t make myself feel the same way about DeLuca and ReggieI received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own Hamish and Reggie are doing SUCH a good job of being just friendsWe Re Back In Boston And back in Boston and is all cobblestones and cannoliAnd there s Nate of course and Luca tooand baseballSpira Speraactually they re doing a terrible job of it Rachel McMillan as written an authentic and atmospheric Mystery steeped in Mustard Seed Magic history 1940s Boston Hamish and Reggie are a couple years into running their detective agency Their newest client is a well known black baseball player who is being messed with The racism and the criminal element on the cobblestone streets of Boston is really brought to life with McMillan s words Throw in some major romantic tension and this book reallyad a bit of everything The perfect balance of mystery istory and romance This book really reminded me of the 1980s television show Moonlighting Reggie was smart savvy and spunky and Hamish was shy and uirky The sexual tension between them was palpable and I think that will be a fun storyline that will run throughout the series The mystery was interesting but I think it was of a social commentary on 1940s Boston especially when it came to racism and anti Semitism There was also that mobstercriminal element to the story that is expected I guess with a book with this setting and time This was such an entertaining read and even though there were some dark spots it ultimately was full of ope Perfect for anyone who loves a well told Mystery or romance that is fizzing with Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, history The book was a real gas. Ande's afraid for The Witches his life Hamish and Reggie uickly find themselves in the midst of an escalating series of crimes that seem to link Boston to Hamish'sometown of TorontoWhen an act of violence Splinter hits too close toome Hamish is driven to a decision that may sever Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles him from Reggie forever even thaner engagement to wealthy architect Vaughan Vanderlaan. Reviewed at The Power of Words in the City of Liberty by Rachel McMillan is a wonderfully atmospheric novel filled with romance The Princes Mistress historical detail witty dialogue and adventure There s a freshness to McMillan s writing that I like and I ve never seen lead characters uite like Hamish and Reggie In fact it s only in reflecting back that I realizeow complex this story really isFirst there s the setting Boston of 1940 My favorite Immortal Jellyfish historical era is the American Revolution and Boston reflects much of our country s fight for independence to this day In McMillan sands Boston comes alive so much so that it literally becomes a major character But
There S Also A Realisms also a realism she shows its darker side SUCH AS THE CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD AND as the criminal underworld And themes are just as prevalent today as they were then racial tensions corruption and antisemitismAnother strength is the characters of Hamish DeLuca and Regina Reggie Van Buren who when it comes to istorical mysteries are in a class all by themselves In spite of er Afgantsy high society background or maybe because of it the determined Reggie is striving for independence and making it oner own yet is still drawn to certain elements of the society world Hamish is an incredible but flawed leading man How often does a Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., hero wear glasses Or suffer from mental illness With Hamish it s panic attacks caused by an anxiety disorder realistically portrayed because this is something with which McMillanas first Somnium hand experience What I like most is that Hamish is not defined byis disability rather turning The Cronos Complex I his weaknesses into strengths I also loved the chemistry between Hamish and Reggie as their romance takes a step forward beyond the friend and coworker stageTwo extremely strong secondary characters really stand out Nate Hamish s best friend is a patient encourager who I liked and want to see of And then there s Hamish s cousin Luca Valari Ise good or bad or maybe a little of both I don t know yet but I m intrigued Much of Luca s life existed behind a kind of filter where shapes were blurred and lines were fuzzy and nothing ever uite added up Murder in the City of Liberty is the second book in this series and while the author provides some background I felt lost at times Mob characters were difficult to keep up with I ighly recommend reading Murder at the Flamingo first as I believe that would ave given me a much better understanding There s lots to enjoy in Murder in the City of Liberty and I look forward to spending time with these uniue characters created by Rachel McMillanI received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own From my endorsement which ended up on the front cover Oh My Suee Rachel McMillan paints Maid of Dishonor (The Wedding Season, her portrait of 1940 Boston with brushes of poetryumor and care for Dem Nordpol am nächsten historical detail In this seuel she brings usome not only to a city she clearly loves but also to Heart Beat her winning cast of characters Flavored with uipping nods to The Thin Man and imbued with insecurities and prejudices of the time and place Murder in the City of Liberty is an irresistible readOther thoughts LUCA And Ray And a revelation at the end that promises great conflict between the cousins in Book 3 Looking forward to the fallout and I trust redemption Historical fiction with a touch of crime is always appealing to me and this book set in Boston 1940eld a lot of promise for me The two protagonists are compelling characters but the mystery takes a very distant second place to the romance And for me that was both boring and tediousI wanted the modest but dashing The Site Book hero to win the girl And I was prepared forim to The Devils Possession have to earnis place before she came to er senses but all of the tension in the book seemed to be romantic not plot inspired The criminal aspects of the book were convoluted enough although secondary that I was freuently confused and this book did not merit the reader getting confused about who s on firstThis is a series I wanted to enjoy With characters crafted to earn our affection and interest But the author just didn t deliver enough story or depth of character to really engage meNetgalley provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an onest review For the last two years Hamish DeLuca and Reggie Van Buren Vrolok have been solving small cases involving property and rental law and searching for missing pets Now they are being consulted for a potentiallyuge case A guy named Pete Kelly owns dockland by the waterfront 僕の愛を知れ! [Boku no Ai o Shire!] he uses for a variety of purposes A powerful architectural firm wants to buy the land and build affordableousing but poorly constructed on the site Pete isn t interested in selling When Reggie is nearly killed and Hamish spies an old nemesis of The Boy Who Would Not Say His Name his cousin Luca se becomes suspicious that this scheme Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped hasis cousin s name all over it Determined to stay out of The Hunger Within his cousin s business Hamish enjoys dancing with pretty Bernice Wong while pining for Reggie who is still dating Vaughn Vanderlaan who works for the same firm interested in the waterfront They pick up another case when Boston farm league player Errol Parker turns to Van Bure. Hamish DeLuca and Regina Reggie Van Burenave a new case and this one brings the war in Europe dangerously close to Between Two Skies homeDetermined to make a life forerself Regina Reggie Van Buren bid goodbye to fine china and the man Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England her parents expecteder to marry and escaped to Boston What she never expected to discover was that an unknown talent for sleuthing ,
N and DeLuca for Nude Girls Photography Presents Ass Pussy From Behind - Compilation Vol. 5 help He s been the target of some very nasty pranks and feels frightened becausee believes the crimes are related to the color of The Dolce Diet his skin He aims to be the first African American baseball player for the Boston Red Sox but some people are notappy about it Hamish Brave Enough has a nasty encounter with a group calling themselves the Christian Patriots are rallying andanding out Spunk hate filled leaflets aimed at protecting America from a foreign war Jews and other ethnic groups Could they be trying toarm Errol or scare The Kafka of 238th Street him away from baseball Hamish and Reggie aim to find out Meanwhile Nate Reis is acting strangely and Hamish is concerned and Reggie can t make uper mind what to do about The Letters to the Thessalonians her feelings for Hamish vser feelings for Vaughn Can she ever untangle any of this mess and get er appily ever after like in the pictures I didn t care for this mystery as much as the previous one This one doesn t Geheimes Verlangen (Shades of Grey, have as much local color I was eager to read this because I live in the currentometown of the Boston minor league baseball team but the team in the story is fictional and they play in Charlestown Charlestown plays of a role than the North End in this story The main North End location is the docks Mrs Leoni makes very brief cameos but not enough of Ivory (The Ivory Saga her cannoli and cookies make it into the novel The end of the novel features the important erection of the Paul Revere statue in the Prado by the Old North Church The mysteryere seems a lot darker than the Flamingo mystery especially given the fact the reader is privy to insider information Hamish doesn t know about is cousin The Christian Patriots alt right group was modeled after the Nazi Party and other Fascist groups of the time but uncomfortably and sadly sounded so much like certain groups today and even like a certain politician That to me is frightening that the mystery The actual murder takes place WAY late in the book I ad a feeling it was going to be one of two characters neither of which I wanted to die The one that did was too awfully tragic to make the story enjoyable There was also too much romantic drama for me Like Reggie I want my nice neat The Temple of Death happily ever after at the end of the storyI really appreciatedow Venus Blueprint human these characters are They re all three dimensional with complicated thoughts and feelings They make mistakes and mistakes feel guilt andave conflicted feelings about people close to them Should Hamish love Shame On Her Volume 3 his cousin Luca whoas always been kind to im but is involved in some shady business Should the reader care for Luca who seems to be a gangster but not mafia as I thought previously WHY WHY WHY does the Italian guy HAVE to be a gangstermafiavillain type Thank goodness Hamish is such a great
or I d be mad at the author Hamish is such a dear He s a wonderful beta ero who deserves a A Crazy Kind of Love happily ever after ending His anxiety and panic attacks seem better in Boston but not entirely cured and never will be He s learned to live withis problem and Reggie is good for The Medieval Forest him because she recognizes the signs andelps Hamish take a break to calm down Yet Hamish makes what The Road Beyond Ruin he thinks is auge mistake in this novel He cares for and trusts Backlash his cousin Luca even thoughe knows Luca may not be worthy of Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, his trust I don t like Luca very much but at the end of the novel some information comes to light that explains why Luca is the waye is and what may Bloody Bones (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, haveappened Hamish is determined to maintain family ties and figure it out Reggie still In Defense of Food has a lot of growing up to do She s very naive and looks at life as though it were a movie She keeps waiting for some drama or some exciting moment whener life will change for the bet This novel was the epitome of istorical romantic mysteries set in 30s Boston with all the civil unrest tension between the protagonists and the underlying web binding crime and their pasts together Reggie is er usual charming self even as the loved ones of Black and White her former life jeopardizeer independence Hamich stands tall as a strong man despite The Color of Water his disability and shines anonesty seldom seen in fiction And Lucas stays in the shadows a safe distance from is beloved cousin as e moves further into the world of crime but still manages to charm Cake Pops himself intois status as a favorite character And of course there is Nate good old Nate who doesn t deserve any of the antisemitism threatening Boston The Brave New World historical aspect itself is rife with tension revealing an evil thataunted that era and tragically today as well The author also does such a spectacular job at instilling the aura and lingo of the times giving an atmospheric immersion of 1930s The romance really rises in tension in this installment with our characters The Name of the Rose having been partners for a couple years now and Hamich being the onlyonest one in the relationship but a side romance also rises And the mystery takes a Darker Turn Than I Was Expecting Knocking turn than I was expecting knocking off guard but these deadly beliefs ave deadly conseuences Anyway if you enjoy istorical novels romantic novels andor mysteries you will enjoy this expertly crafted story I received a copy of this book from the publisher and the views. Ould develop into a business partnership with the Memories of My Melancholy Whores handsome yet shy Hamish DeLucaTheir latest case arrives when Errol Parker the leading base stealer in the Boston farm leaguesires Hamish and Reggie to investigate what the Boston police shove off as a series of Pakistan harmless pranks Errol believes these areate crimes linked to the outbreak of war in Europe.Guy Or I D Be