Saturday, November 28, 2015

Her Lost Love

This is the most romantic book I've read in the series so far!

Her Lost Love is the fifth book in the Amelia Moore Detective series, a cozy mystery series by a very prolific author, Linda Weaver Clarke. This book features an attractive and successful lawyer in her mid-forties, Julie Anderson, who hires detective Amelia Moore to find her lost love, Joseph Yancey Witherbee.  When they were children, Julie nicknamed him "Joey".  They became great friends, and fell in love when they were older, but they lost track of each other during their college years, when Julie was studying to become a lawyer.  Twenty-four years have passed since they last saw each other!  Julie wants to try to find Joey before she agrees to marry her current suitor, Senator Fox.  

In Her Lost Love, Julie gives Amelia a bundle of her love letters from Joey, which may provide clues for the detective. 

"Please know that you are the only girl meant for me.  Believe me, Julie! I mean it from the depths of my heart."
 ~ Her Lost Love, Linda Weaver Clarke

His letters are quite passionate, and Amelia is touched by their romantic nature; this makes Joey's disappearance all the more puzzling; she wonders why he stopped writing to Julie, what has happened to him, and where he may be, if he's still alive.  With the help of her partner, Rick Benito, Amelia is determined to find Joey.  

There is plenty of good, "old-fashioned" romance in this cozy, which features lost love, love letters, and more.  Her Lost Love also focuses on the ongoing, growing romantic relationship between Amelia and Rick, who work together.

'I'll always be by your side, Amelia.  You can't get rid of me that easy.  So please do some serious thinking about our relationship.'
 ~ Her Lost Love, Linda Weaver Clarke 

These main characters show restraint rather than rushing into a physical relationship; Rick respects Amelia's feelings, and is willing to take it slow.  I enjoyed this book very much.  It's romantic and exciting, and the ending of the book is altogether perfect.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Mystery on the Bayou (although I cannot promise I'll read it in a timely manner).

Warm thanks to Linda Weaver Clarke for her patience with me!  Linda sent me this book several months ago, and has waited quietly for me to read it.  I also appreciate the patience of my readers.  For the past six months, I have featured numerous book giveaways here, but I haven't posted many reviews, although I've continued to read for pleasure.

As always, I welcome your comments, which help create brief, book-related conversations.  Thanks for reading!

18 comments:

  1. I've read a few of her books before and enjoyed them. This sounds good and I'd like to know what they found out about Joey.
    Thanks for the review!

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  2. No need to explain the lack of reviews. I find that writing blogs is so time consuming. Being a slow writer does not help.

    I am going to recommend this series to my wife as I think that she would like it. Stories that go into a persons past are to reconnect with lost people are so appealing.

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  3. This sounds like a good series. I'm happy you shared your thoughts with us.

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  4. I still have this one to review. I love this series. Linda has been incredibly patient with me too.

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    1. Yvonne, I'll be interested to read your review of this cozy!

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  5. What an awesome review! Thanks, Susan, for helping me spread the word about my romantic cozy mystery series.

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    1. You are so welcome, Linda! I've enjoyed this series greatly, as you know.

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  6. This sounds terrific! I'm going to add it to my 'To Read' list. Thanks for your great review. Also thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your comments.

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  7. I hope this can be read as a stand alone story.

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    1. Pat, this cozy mystery would definitely work as a stand-alone. But this series is so much fun, you'll want to read them all!

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  8. I am in the mood for a straight forward romance at times. Nice review, Suko.

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  9. I always love to read your posts when you do have time to post them. Life gets so busy! This sounds like a wonderful novel. I always love romance stories that focus on the romance and not the physical relationship. I just added it to my books to read list in Goodreads. Thanks for the great review!

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  10. Her Lost Love sounds great Susan. I like stories of long ago loves reunited. I remember your reading this author before and enjoying her work. Great post!

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  11. This sounds like a sweet book! I am also finding it a challenge to keep up with a regular reading/blogging schedule. Sometimes life just gets in the way!

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  12. This sounds like a very good relaxing story. Thanks for letting us know about the series.

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  13. I haven't read any of this series, but your review has piqued my interest:)Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Whilst there are things about this book that appeal, your highly recommending it included, I don't know why but I have my reservations. Definitely an author I'll make a note of. I'm hoping they might have written something which isn't a series which I can try first.

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