Monday, January 18, 2016

Lock, Stock, and Over Barrel

Lock, Stock, and Over Barrel
Dear Daphne Series Book 1
Melody Carlson
 Daphne has spent the last twelve years in New York working for the Times and hoping to reach her dream job as a journalist. But she's stuck in the boring job of writing about weddings. She is shocked and saddened by the death of her favorite aunt. She returns to her small home town for the funeral and is shocked again when the will is read. Everything is left to her. Naturally her relatives are furious and Daphne is horrified when she learns that if she doesn't follow a set of crazy requirements the entire thing will be given to the cat home that her aunt rescued her cats from. The will reveals secrets that Aunt Dee has kept from everyone. Secrets that if revealed can change everything.

The plot was fun to read, although didn't seem very plausible. The main character didn't really stand out for me, but I enjoyed quite a few of the secondary characters. This was the first book in the series, but it felt like I was missing some vital information from a previous book. Perhaps it will be cleared up in the next book. I appreciated the thoughts that the author wrote about trusting in God for a future mate. The thing that made me rate this book so low was not really the book itself, but how it ended. It didn't end. I was reading this on the my iPad and thought at first that I had received a copy that was missing the last part. The ending was abrupt and didn't finish the story. This is not only frustrating, but makes me not want to read the rest of the story. Overall, this was a decent book, but the ending won't let me recommend it to anyone.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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