Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel, Dear Daphne Series #1
Anything written by Melody Carlson grabs my attention. If she wrote blurbs on cereal boxes, I would read them. Her ability to develop realistic interactions between characters is an amazing talent. She makes me care about what happens in her stories. This is a delightful beginning in the new "Dear Daphne" series.
October 23, 2013
The story is really good! I did not realize that it was the first book in a series. Waiting for the next book is hard!
November 8, 2013
Start of a great series
One thing I really appreciated about this book is that it didnÃ¢ÂÂt solve all her problems in a 320 page time span, it didnÃ¢ÂÂt try to cram in a yearÃ¢ÂÂs worth of struggles and life lessons, but rather set a slow and steady pace and didnÃ¢ÂÂt rush the what Daphne was experiencing.
Daphne is a very likable character who has gotten stuck in her life and job Ã¢ÂÂ not that sheÃ¢ÂÂs complaining though. SheÃ¢ÂÂs smart and funny, yet she has very real worries and confusion about life, love and the future. I really enjoyed her Dear Daphne letters to herself and watching her faith and trust in God grow.
Melody Carlson writes clean romance stories and this one is no exception. There are a few kisses and Daphne is caught unawares in her pjs once.
Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
September 14, 2013
A Light, Fun Read
This is the fourth book I've read by Melody Carlson, and all have been fairly light, quick-to-read stories that provide a good amount of entertainment in return for the time invested in reading them.
In Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel, Daphne and her friends are fun characters, each with their own little quirks that add flavor to the story. The deceased Aunt Dee sounds like someone it would have been really fun to get to know in real life!
While the author fleshes out a good story, she also leaves you wanting more. The story ends without tying up all the loose ends, leaving room for lots of guessing until the next book in the series comes out. I look forward to seeing where Daphne and company go next!
This book was provided free of charge by Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.
July 26, 2013