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02 August 2016

Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams (Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday)

Normally I would copy & paste the Amazon description for the book I'm featuring, but when Ellery Adams shared the video trailer for her latest Book Retreat Mystery, Murder in the Secret Garden, I couldn't resist!


Frances Hodges Burnett's The Secret Garden was always a favorite of my mom's and of mine. The book, the movies, the musical ... all of them are near and dear. I was downright giddy when I found out that the third Storyton Hall tale was going to have a Secret Garden slant and even moreso when Ellery sent me an autographed paperback copy to devour. Unfortunately, I'm not used to carrying actual books around anymore and forgot to throw it into my purse a couple of nights so ended up reading something else ... but that just means that it lines up perfectly with Tuesday Intros and Teaser Tuesday! 

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is the first paragraph (or two) of a book being read now or in the future and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" from Books and a Beat asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.


The first book in the series I enjoyed because of how it gave the backstory to Storyton Hall and Jane (and her sons') legacy. It truly is a remarkable place that I would love to visit if only it actually existed. The second book I was a little "eh" about because I had figured the mystery part out fairly early on and wasn't feeling the romance angle in Jane's life. I've got about 100 pages left to read for this one and it has me downright flummoxed! There are few things in this life that I enjoy more than a flummoxing by a well-written mystery.



15 comments:

  1. I would love to start this series. Who didn't love "The Secret Garden?" It's such a good classic.

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  2. Great video! Sounds like a really fun cozy series. I'll have to add it my list.

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  3. Such a fun trailer and cover for this one. Going on my list for sure.

    My TT from Mummy's Little Angel

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  4. A pretty book!

    Mine is from a YA book about a girl in therapy for an eating disorder: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-Ja

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  5. This sounds good. My teaser this week is from The Widower's Wife by Cate Holahan - a mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

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  6. Sounds like a fun series. I'm going to look for book one.

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  7. Can't miss with a cozy. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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  8. I like the simple first paragraph. It begs one to keep reading.

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  9. I loved The Secret Garden, too... What a nifty idea - and yes... I would keep on reading. Many thanks for sharing. This is my TT - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/teaser-tuesday-2nd-august-2016/

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  10. This sounds like such a fun read. I am glad you liked it. I love the opening paragraph (and the cover!).

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  11. LOVE the book trailer and the opening sentences. A character named Hemingway has got to be interesting. This sounds like a series I'd enjoy.
    My Tuesday post features BLUEBONNET SPRING

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  12. I absolutely adored The Secret Garden. I even bought the film so I can watch it whenever I feel in the mood. I would keep reading!

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  13. Not sure. I would read more to make a decision. Enjoy!

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