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Olivia McKenna has her own antique shop in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she makes just enough to keep her Golden Retriever, Molly, stocked in treats.
But her peaceful existence is about to get turned upside down. One day, while she's out antiquing, she discovers a body in a quaint little antique store. And that leads to a fateful meeting with Josh Abrams, the stunning state trooper with the sexy blue-green eyes who's leading the investigation.
Can Olivia help Josh solve the mystery? Will their instant attraction turn into true love? Order the paperback today and find out!
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Olivia loves antiques, and has a business finding them for her clients. While at an antique store, she can't find the owner, so she leaves money for her finds on the counter. When she was trying to leave in her car, a cat gets in her way, and won't let her leave. Being an animal lover, she searches for the cat's owner. The cat leads her back into the antique store, where Olivia discovers the owner, dead. When Olivia realizes the cat belonged to the deceased man, she takes her home, introducing the cat to her dog, and they become friends. Josh is the investigator on the case, and spends time with Olivia, trying to figure out what happened to the dead man. Olivia and Josh work well together, with his skills and her instincts. If you love animals and a feel good story, then this is the book for you. Jane Firebaugh is a phenomenal author, I highly recommend Antiques & Avarice!
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Antiques and Avarice is the first book in the White Mountains Romantic Mysteries series written by Jane Firebaugh. Olivia McKenna searches a second hand store, feeling blessed to be the only customer scouring the shelves for antiques which her customers have requested. At the cash register, Olivia is unable to get the cashier’s attention and quickly discovers the store owner, Lewis Ketterer, murdered in the back room. Olivia is listed as a suspect due to the fact that she’d been the one to call 911, was able to point out the murder weapon at the scene, and was in the store at the time of the murder. But the chief investigator, Josh Abrams, knows that something doesn’t fit and believes Olivia to be innocent, while wondering why she keeps obsessing over a cat. When he realizes the link between the cat and the dead body before him, his protective instincts kick in. Olivia finds herself thinking about Josh as more than a detective, not realizing that the attraction is mutual. When Olivia becomes the repeated target of a stranger, Josh breaks his own rules and gets personally involved, determined to do whatever it takes to keep Olivia safe at all costs. Jane Firebaugh pulls out all the stops to deliver the most explosively powerful romance novel I have read in a long time. Amidst all of the crime, suspense and drama, Olivia’s love of animals shines through, and when she sees how much of a soft spot Josh has for them too, the dam wall of their attraction shatters, allowing the romance to flow so beautifully. I enjoy stories that feature animals in such a positive atmosphere, and the lengths that a police officer will go to in order to protect the woman that he loves warmed my heart. Antiques and Avarice is a real winner in my book, and I recommend it to readers who enjoy a whole lot of animal antics, police drama, murder-mystery, and action entwined in an epic romance which sizzles with every turn of the page.
This debut novel by author Jane Firebaugh is a wonderful start to what I hope will be a long journey. My first thought after reading only a few pages of ANTIQUES & AVARICE was . . . I’m really going to like this book. I was wrong. I loved it! I immensely enjoyed all of the characters in this rom-cozy (romantic cozy). Protagonist Olivia McKenna is a refreshing delight. She’s someone I can see having a friendship with. I really want to go antique shopping with her. And she’s an animal lover! A fun escape as well as a great mystery, ANTIQUES & AVARICE was a great read. Ms. Firebaugh has a simple, fluid style of writing. There were no long, drawn out scenes just to add to the word count. Every sentence moved the story along at a pleasing pace, making it very hard to put the book down. Okay, I didn’t put the book down. Once I started reading it I couldn’t stop until I was finished. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of the White Mountain Romantic Mysteries, as well as other future offerings from this author!