Tuesday, June 7, 2016


– A Herringford and Watts Mystery eNovella
by Rachel McMillan
Download from Amazon or CBD, etc.
depending upon your choice of eReader.

Round of applause to artist, Nicole Dougherty!!!

October 1911, Toronto, Canada to start, and then moving on to Concord & Boston, Massachusetts, America
Told in first person, again, by Jem

So smack me, because I could not wait for the full length book to arrive in the post, and I downloaded this eNovella which comes AFTER that book and read it out of order! Oh, well.  I loved it!  However, you really should read them in order, because this caused some spoilers for me.  This is a light and fun mystery, which follows our two female detectives on another adventure; dressing in disguises, bantering with their love interests, and sometimes jumping the gun on possible outcomes, which leads them into trouble! This time around, they are to track down a friend of a friend’s missing sister in America.  The clues they follow send them in the direction of Louisa May Alcott’s famous Orchard House. 
From left to right: Louisa (seated on the ground), Mrs Alcott, Frederick Pratt (Anna's older son, in a baby carriage), Anna Alcott Pratt, and Mr Alcott

Read more about Orchard House on their FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/louisamayalcottsorchardhouse/?fref=ts

FUN LEMONNY STUFF:  I FB messaged the author regarding lemon jam and lemon sandwiches, which were mentioned in the story.  I had never heard of either.
Ch. 7 - “Ray DeLuca, this is delicious.” “My Nonna made it when Vi and I were little,” he explained. “She taught me how. Said I could impress a girl someday.” {{{smiles!!!!}}}
Rachel kindly sent me these two links.
Click here: LEMON JAM

“Lemon curd is one of my FAVOURITE things in tarts and sandwiches” -Rachel McMillan
Click here: LEMON CURD

Amusing Quotes: Ch. 3 - “Rather ridiculous, I thought,” George sniffed. “Wouldn’t want a woman of mine dressing in trousers.” Though his tone was cordial, his words had Mirinda gripping her soup spoon so tightly her knuckles went white.”
Throughout the stories, a favorite line of Mirinda’s is “Cracker jacks!”  I love how she says this!!!

Faith: – Love is the essence of God.  (faith is lightly sprinkled in this book).

Tea Moments:
Ch. 3 - I rearranged my hair and happily accepted the teacup and biscuits the maid brought on a tray.
Ch. 7 – On our last morning in Boston, we sat at tea, while the chauffeur saw to our luggage.

DO: read her dedications.  She quotes Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock, sharing her inspiration for the titles of her books!

This author: is very approachable through her FB page: https://www.facebook.com/rachkmc
author photo

I purchased and downloaded this eNovella from Amazon.  {btw, I never purchase eBooks, since there are so many free ones already sitting in my Kindle, but these I could not resist since there are no hard copies available! Boooo!  Yay for paperbacks! - smile}

Overall, I would recommend this book to a friend.  
5 stars
© May 31, 2016 Harvest House Pub.
7 chapters + epilogue
Read: 6/02/2016
Reviewed: 6/7/2016

Others In Series:
*A Singular & Whimsical Problem – A Herringford and Watts Mystery (eNovella) 12/2015 {My review: CLICK HERE}
*The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder 04/01/2016
*A Lesson in Love and Murder 9/1/2016

Hugs & A Cup of Tea,


  1. Love LOVE your review!!! The pictures are perfect! I was curious about the lemon jam too lol :)

    1. Thank you Rachel. Excited to be part of the influencer team with you for Rachel's next book! Yay us!!! :)