Saturday, August 27, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway:Murder in the Secret Garden by Ellery Adams

Title: Murder in the Secret Garden
Author: Ellery Adams
Series: Book 3  A Book Retreat Mysteries
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for review from Publisher
Star Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by: Tina

I couldn't help but being swept away by Murder In the Secret Garden. Enchanting and magical with romance with a multi-layered plot that was beautifully written. The Medieval Herbalists are staying at Storyton Hall, a book-themed retreat where patrons go to read and relax with no distractions of modern day life and Jane Steward is responsible for guarding the hidden library with secret books and manuscripts inside.

There's an upcoming wedding, and will be something for the nature lovers, gardeners, and foodies and studying and growing herbs and there will be a inaugural bookish duck race.
Among the Herbalists are some interesting characters like, Constance Meredith aka "Poison Princess" and expert on poisonous plants with a toxic personality.

Kira Grace is a photographer who's subjects that she photographs weren't just plants.Jane finds Kira Grace floating dead in the river. In Kira Grace's possessions are compromising photos. When it's proven that Kira Grace was poisoned not drowned, and the theft of a rare herbal book on display Jane will do anything to protect Storyton hall and all the books the hidden library hold.

The Secret Library is a place that fascinates me I would love to venture in there to read the books it beholds.  The elements of fantasy and a page turning story that makes you feel for the characters, and a captivating romance between Jane and "Book Theif" Edwin Alcott. An unforgettable read that I couldn't put down I can't wait to read and review the next book in the series.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.


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31 comments:

  1. The cover makes me really want to read it! brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. One of my favorite mystery authors, thanks for the chance :)
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  3. Interesting ! I'll put it on my list. Thanks. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  4. I haven't read this one yet sounds good. Thanks for the chance
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  5. I haven't read this one yet sounds good. Thanks for the chance
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  6. A favorite author with a new-to-me series. Intriguing - want to read!

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  7. I would love to start reading this series. It sounds like a good one! Thank you!
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  8. I just got the audiobook for this one to review and will be getting to it soon so I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it. :)

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  9. I love the sound of this, great review thank you,
    Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal.net

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  10. I would love to read and review. Thank you for the opportunity.
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  11. One of my favorite authors and such a great series!

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  12. I am an Ellery Adams fan.
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  13. I love the storyline of this book, especially the secret library. Looking forward to reading.
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  14. I love the storyline of this book, especially the secret library. Looking forward to reading.
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  15. Sounds like an intriguing story. Love secret places.
    Carol Smith
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  16. This sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for sharing the giveaway. amybecker2@me.com

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  17. Sounds fascinating! :-)
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  18. Sounds like a wonderful book to read and review.. peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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  19. I would love to have a secret garden to hide away and read in. I don't want to be murdered there. I just read a book by this author and loved it.
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  20. How marvelous! I love this fav author...
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  21. I love all of Ellery Adams' books! Thanks for review and the chance to win.

    salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  22. Sounds like a good read, and I really like Ellery Adams.
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  23. This book sounds great. Thanks for for the chance to win a copy.
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  24. I've been wanting to get this one and read it so bad. Thanks for the chance to win! jillybeans41@gmail.com

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  25. This book interests me very much. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. This book sounds captivating and intriguing. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. This book sounds very interesting. Would love to read it.

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  28. Really like the premise of this book Would love to read. Thanks for the chance to do so sooner. Rather than later. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  29. Definitely want to read Murder in a Secret Garden. I love all of the books written by Ellery Adams. Thanks for the giveaway. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  30. Great review!!! I put the book on my TBR list. Raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I entered this...but it didn't take apparently. I would love to read this and thank you for the contest.
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