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Posted March 17, 2012
LOTS of lusty remarks, which I think we could have done without, but no actual explicit sex. Mira is house-sitting for a friend, in the backwoods of MN. She stumbles upon a decades-old mystery, which as part-time newspaper reporter, she just HAS to figure out. Back in the 20's a lot a jewelry disappeared from the, then, Shangri-la resort. As Mira stumbles around, getting banged up, by June Bugs and abusive acquaintances, she gets closer & closer to the "treasure". As an aside, she has the "hots" for one of the garden center men, which causes her to be a blubbering, bumbling idiot.
This is a fun book, but as I said, it could do without a lot of the sexual references.
Posted November 30, 2011
The author rambles on giving too much detail to the point of making it hard to finish the book. A long 180 pages of TMI on everything, dragging out the story. Would have been just as good, actually even better, without all the descriptive filler. If her books ramble on like this one, I will put the next one down and not suffer through the "fluff" to finish. Glad it was free.
Posted August 7, 2011
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Posted July 6, 2011
I'm sure it is just me but I was really disturbed by the beginning of the book and Mira's completely unrealistic response to finding a man with her in her bed in the middle of the night. A man who wasn't there when she went to bed in the first place. I just didn't find the character's response credible. After that I just couldn't find much to like about the main character. She seemed very one-dimensional to me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 3, 2011
Its a mystery that starts out she is dreaming and realizes someone is in bed with her.Mira is house sitting for her friend Sunny who Jason thought would welcome him.
Mira works part time for small town newspaper. She is also the librain. She does not trust Jason.
Thier is a big city newspaper that is sponsering a hunt in the lake for fake diamond in a black box and winner gets 5,000 dollars. Thier is also brought up how in the 1920 a women went into the lake with diamond on and came out of the water without it. It was never found also other jewerly from resort was stolen.
Mira decides she could use the money so she rents some diving equipment and check out the lake before the contests starts. Diving by herself she freaks out when she tangles with robe on dead body.
It has some twists and turns. its a good escape easy read. Keeps your interests, has some laughs along the way.
Posted June 29, 2011
This book is set in the North Country in Minnesota. I Love the North Country in Minnesota. My husband go fishing there often. I could see the lakes and the bugs, and the cabins so very clearly as I was reading this book. It is a murder mystery, and an adventure. I enjoyed this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted June 8, 2011
This is the second murder-by-month mystery in a series -- I read it first and found it so funny with a good storyline too. Characters come alive with their creative conversations and you will never look at a Nut Goodie bar again, if you can find one, without thinking of this book. I found the setting in MN to be just like any small town in the USA but you need the lakes and small library to make this story ring true. I am looking forward to continuing this series and following along with the characters I've already met as they unravel more mysteries in MN.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2007
Jess Lourey populates June Bug with sharply etched characters so vivid you¿d recognize them on the street. Her protagonist Mira James is a gem of a heroine: she¿s a magnet for stray flying objects, she¿s addicted to Nut Goodies, and her wry observations on life abound with atypical honesty. When Mira learns there¿s a big diamond at the bottom of a local lake¿and a fake diamond offered as a contest prize¿she straps on diving gear and gamely goes forth to explore. But the clear lake water hides murky intents. She tangles with an unusual underwater hazard¿and nearly loses her life. It¿s no surprise that Mira¿s not the only person interested in the loot. Larceny and licentiousness abound, and Mira¿s put herself squarely in harm¿s way. Lourey¿s Mira is a clever girl, down on her luck, but plucky and resourceful. She goes through life fully engaged. Her observations both tickle and resonate. For example, ¿Actually I always wondered who had the energy to write on bathroom walls. Now I knew. It was people on bad dates.¿ Say ¿Amen,¿ Sister. The Minnesota Department of Tourism either has a bounty on Lourey¿s head or added her to their payroll. She writes, ¿Minnesota is an incredible place to live, but we natives learn at a very young age that for this privilege we must pay a tithe, usually in blood¿A summer day spent in the shallow, still part of the lake results in a chocolate-chip-shaped leech nesting between our peas-in-a-pod toes.¿ Yuck! Lourey¿s clever pen captures such local gastronomic specialties as field-drinking, five-meat hotdishes, Tiger Pops, tuna surprise, Hamm¿s sky-blue waters, and barbecued spiced bananas. Mira moans that even the desserts feature cream of mushroom soup. Clearly, this book shouldn¿t be shelved with a Zagat¿s Guide. But June Bug does deserve a spot on your ¿to be read¿ pile. Lourey delights and dazzles, making us eager to see what¿s on tap for July.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 3, 2007
Thank you, Jess Lourey! All of you ladies starved for another great chick-lit series, get out your pocketbooks! One has arrived and how! Jess Lourey, author of the new Murder-by-Month Series starring Mira James is a juicy, light-hearted, smart, witty and a bit saucy set of books that will leave you begging for more! Stephanie Plum is off in a closet somewhere 'hopefully with Ranger' and Kinsey Milhone is in absentia. But never fear, Mira will take you where you want to go! These books are terrific. I simply cannot say enough. The writing is better than either of the aforementioned, the setting ¿ mostly ¿ is Battle Lake, a rural lake town in Minnesota and the characters are just wacky and sinister enough to drive the plots. This series is the next smash hit, so get in on it now and don't miss May Day, Knee High by the 4h of July, which hits the bookshelves in September and in March, August Moon will be available.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.