Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Book Review: Mystery on the Bayou by Linda Weaver Clarke

Mystery on the Bayou, by Linda Weaver Clarke
2015, 212p, Clean Cozy Mystery
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

A ROMANTIC COZY MYSTERY: Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. While at the beach, Amelia is approached by a woman who is concerned about the son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago. Millie has been having nightmares that make her fear he is in danger. She petitioned the court to view the sealed records but was refused. Will Amelia and Rick be able to convince the courts to help them? If her son is in danger, will they get there in time?

Rick and Amelia have just gotten married and are enjoying their honeymoon. Amelia met Millie on the beach one day and told her that she was a private investigator who specialized in missing persons. Millie was excited because she needed her help. She had given a son up for adoption 16 years ago and recently learned that she had a genetic disorder, Marfan's Syndrome, which could have been passed on to her son. It was a closed adoption so she wanted Amelia's help to let his family know and, if at all possible, for her to meet him.

This case took them to Louisiana and, once again, it was fun to experience it through them. They enjoyed the food and local entertainment and were able to cross some things off their bucket lists. It appeared that this case would be pretty simple but as they learned more details about Tom, the young man they were sent to find, they realized how complicated this case actually was. They were up against some roadblocks and needed to figure out how to get around them.

I absolutely love this series! Rick and Amelia are adorable together and I enjoy their relationship more now that they're married. They still flirt with and tease each other and continue to work on their bucket lists (there are certain ones the other can know about now). The mystery holds my attention and keeps me guessing at what's going on. I love the various places they travel so I feel like I get away for a little while. I'm looking forward to their next case!

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography. She has traveled to seventeen states and given over 450 workshops. Clarke is the author of six historical sweet romances, four mystery adventure novels, a children's book, and a new cozy mystery series. She is also the author of an award-winning sweet romance, Melinda and the Wild West, for the "Reviewers Choice Award." All her books are family friendly.

For more information on the other books in this series, and to read my reviews, click on the cover:


sherry fundin said...

I love anything to do with the Gulf Coast, Louisiana and the Bayou. This sounds like a fantastic series and your review makes me want
sherry @ fundinmental

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