Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble Mystery Book #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Professional renovator Tish Amble decided long ago that staying in one place is about as exciting as peeling wallpaper from plaster. So before the paint in each newly transformed home is dry, Tish is researching her next move. This time she chooses a small town in Michigan with a dilapidated Victorian that challenges her imagination.
But Tish's idyllic small-town dream fizzles when she finds more in the creepy basement than what was revealed on the seller's disclosure-what looks...
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Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble Mystery Book #1)

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Overview

Professional renovator Tish Amble decided long ago that staying in one place is about as exciting as peeling wallpaper from plaster. So before the paint in each newly transformed home is dry, Tish is researching her next move. This time she chooses a small town in Michigan with a dilapidated Victorian that challenges her imagination.
But Tish's idyllic small-town dream fizzles when she finds more in the creepy basement than what was revealed on the seller's disclosure-what looks like traces of foul play. With a hovering police officer living next door and a possible love interest just two doors down, Tish has her hands full. Will she discover the truth before it's too late?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441232915
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Patricia Amble Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 13,776
  • File size: 533 KB

Meet the Author

Nicole Young has a degree in communications and has earned several awards for speechwriting and presentation. In 2004 she won the Noble Award for the Best First Chapter from the American Christian Romance Writers. Nicole lives with her family in Garden, Michigan. This is her first novel.
Nicole Young has a degree in communications and has earned several awards for speechwriting and presentation. She is a winner of the Noble Award for the Best First Chapter from the American Christian Romance Writers. She is the author of Love Me If You Must and Kill Me If You Can. Young lives with her family in Garden, Michigan.
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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Very Entertaining

    I recommend this book. I don't normally read Christian fiction but it was refreshing to read without all the cussing and blatant sex scenes. Good mystery, well developed characters and excellent writing. This is a series and I've bought the next two to read.

    30 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2011

    Great Read

    Stumbled onto this book in my local library. It is well written and sucks you into the story so that you have to read all three of the books to be satisfied with the ending. When I saw it on the free listing one day, I had to get it on my Nook to read again. The language is clean and the action and suspense is gripping.

    26 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2011

    well worth the time

    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me guessing until the end. I would recommend this book to everyone. It was one of those books i had to keep reading, i swear the book called me when i put it down.....

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    HATED THE ENDING........spoiler

    This was a interesting little mystery and I enjoyed that part, however I had some problems with the characters. First, Trish is seriously messed up. Her family issues, issues with law enforcement and her inability to listen to her instincts regarding right and wrong made her difficult to like.

    The good and decent man who loves her is repeatedly insulted and rejected, she is bad mannered and sends him mixed signals. He comes across as a door mat of a man who will put up with Trish treating him like dirt. I don't even understand why the guy was attracted to her.

    She yearns for, and dreams of love, family and happiness and when she's offered it, totally rejects it all. Meh.

    11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2011

    Fabulous book

    Wonderfully written on the edge of your seat page turning book!

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    good mystery

    Patricia buys old homes lives in them and fixes up them for resell. She bought an old victorian house that some say is haunted, Of course she moved in October. Patricia gets the idea that thier is a body in her basement buried in cement. she spent 3 years in prison for murdering her grandmother.
    David comes to welcome her to nieghborhood and be friend hers. she finds he is married but divorce papers are in the works. he is from england and does computer works.
    brad is her nieghbor next door a cop. But she has a fear of cops.
    She does find a new body in basement and she is arreseted for killing him. because she had motivae and opportunity. So she has to find out who killed him so she wont be convicted of his murder.
    Its a enteraing mystery

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Unsatisfying ending

    While this book was a real page-turner, the ending seemed unsatisfying in that the reader doesn't get confirmation that the heroine of the story has finally made the right choice to accomplish her goals of finding long-lasting love. The heroine continually affirms her desire to lead a normal life with a husband and children after spending three years in jail. However, when love comes a-knockin', she moves on and doesn't even give it a chance. At least if the author had left us with a hint that the heroine would re-think her departure and continue to communicate with the man who loved her, it wouldn't have felt so (I'll say it again!) - unsatisfying!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2011

    This is a 'ehh' book... take it or leave it

    This book kept me interested bc i was curious about the culprit but overall it was just ok. There is a sequel of sorts with a sample at the end of this one and I honestly don't think I'll put forth the effort to find and read it. Ok, just not a 'great' book.

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Tish was irritating

    I read through all the reviews after I read this book. I was worrried there would be a review by harstan ( Harriet Klausner) she is the worst plot spoiler to ever write a review, so I read most books first anymore. This indeed, one of those books readers either love or hate. There does not seem to be much middle ground expressed. This book was the perfect length for a lazy afternoon. It is christain fiction, so no sex, violent murder descriptions or curse words. It is a little heavy on the preaching and scripture, but not aggavatingly so. The main character was very annoying. Towards the end I was hoping someone would hit her in the head with a two by four. The end was unsatisfactory I was disappointed. I doubt I will read another book by this author. A mature 13 year old could read this book.

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    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Unoriginal and corny!

    The main character was extremely difficult to like and was extremely annoying. The plot wasn't anything special and the author had a bad habit of meaningless run on sentences and thoughts. Don't waste your time with this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Could not finish

    I really have taken a great dislike to the main character. She is jealous, petty, self-righteous, and belligerent. She puts others down to make herself feel better. No redeeming qualities. Unbelievable and unlikely storyline. I feel sorry for the other stereotypical characters stuck in this story.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Afun suspenseful amateur sleuth tal

    Patricia ¿Tish¿ Amble fixes up dilapidated old houses to sell. Her latest ¿Bring it back to life¿ project is a rundown Victorian in Rawlings, Michigan that she feels would make a perfect setting for Halloween. She figures this one will take a year or two, but once done should make a nice profit so she buys the house and moves in to begin renovating the fixer-upper.------------- However, this particular house seems different than those she has fixed and sold. Her neighbor David Ramsey jokingly warns her of ghosts residing in her new abode. Soon after David leaves she meets police officer Brad Walters, another neighbor. However, instead of spirits Tish finds proof that a crime occurred there but soon begins hearing whispers with no one nearby. When a corpse shows up, Tish is the prime suspect mostly because of her dark past and opportunity so she investigates not understanding that someone has a reason to keep the truth hidden.--------------- The first Tish Amble whodunit is a fun suspenseful amateur sleuth tale in which the heroine insists there is no such thing as a ghost even as evidence affirms the opposite theory. The story line is fast-paced with the mystery and two men vying for Tish¿s attention. Although Nicole Young waits to long to explain what Tish¿s dark secret is as that is why she is in trouble, fans will enjoy this fine investigative thriller starring a fixer-upper extraordinaire needing to fix a murder mystery before she finds prison as her next home.------------- Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2011

    Great read with good characters & plot

    I loved this book! It needs to be refined a bit but well worth the price.

    I do have a weakness for victorian houses with stories to tell & strong women who do it yourself & aren't wimps who run at the first sign of trouble.

    I'll read more of these stories.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2011

    Loved it.

    I really enjoyed this book. Ending a little disappointing but leads to sequel, so I get it. Worthwhile to read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Good book - quick read

    It was an engaging and fast read. Good for a few hours of entertaining down time.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

    A reviewer

    I have not read any of this author before and was pleasantly surprised. It is a light summer-read but full of suspense. I looked forward to my bedtime so I could read in peace. I will read this author again!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Very unrealistic

    I wish I did not read this. It was so far fetched...a murder that she is accused of in her home and she returns there? The author forgets details like Tish seriously hurt her foot and leg, months of recovery...then its better in 2 days? Many mistakes like that.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    Baited, Bad, and Bummed

    Not a great story - very flat, as are the characters. I'm saying yup, bad story and characters who bait you into reading a churchy book that needent be. If you want to be churchy, or preachy at least have the guts to say so - up front. A Free Friday book (bn), not presented anywhere as such. Bummed that I feel like I lost time on this book - usually I can come away with something.... not here. Be aware of this prior to investing your time.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Ummmmm

    Stupid book

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

    BORING,BORING,BORING! INEFFECTUAL CHARACTERS, LAZY PLOT, PATHETIC ENDING.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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