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Publisher's Summary

Bridgestead is a peaceful spot: a babbling brook, rolling hills, and a working mill at its heart. Pretty and remote, nothing exceptional happens...until the day that Master of the Mill Joshua Braithwaite goes missing under dramatic circumstances, never to be heard of again. Now Joshua's daughter is getting married and wants to make one last attempt at finding her father. Has he run off with his mistress? Or was he murdered for his mounting coffers?
Kate Shackleton has always loved solving puzzles. So who better to get to the bottom of Joshua's mysterious disappearance? But as Kate taps into the lives of the Bridgestead dwellers, she opens cracks that some would kill to keep closed.
©2012 Frances Brody (P)2012 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"The first in a planned series introduces a refreshingly complex heroine and adds a fine feeling for the postwar period." ( Kirkus Reviews)
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By Sara on 01-03-15

Fluff & Nonsense

This book "Disney-izes" post WWI Britain in a way that I never dreamt possible for the historic fiction/mystery genre. The daffy-est "Polly-Anna" sleuth I have met yet. I just hated it.

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By GrandmaG on 09-26-15

Sooo disappointed

Based on the reviews, I thought this was going to be somewhat like "Maisie Dobbs", a series that I enjoyed very much. I must admit that it bears a resemblance. The time period is the same, and the main character, Kate, resembles Maisie. I was happily listening to and enjoying the book for 5 hours until I came upon a sex scene. I must admit, I do not know how far the situation went - sometimes an author will start a scene such as this just to titillate, but I didn't want to know. Since I wasn't reading a printed page, I have no way of knowing. I pushed the "forward" button, and continued listening, but I totally lost interest. The whole experience was soured. I know some folks consider this prudish, but, after all, I am the one who paid the money for the book, hoping to have an enjoyable listening experience. If you're like me, and you enjoyed Maisie Dobbs, I'd advise you to pass this one up.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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