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Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains… More. Shelve The Alpine Vengeance. Dec 17, Bam rated it liked it Shelves: I liked this latest Alpine book which I read back to back with Alpine Vengeance so I didn't lose the story thread this time around. I noticed one thing: Emma's character morphs with whomever she is dealing with. She is feisty with Milo--as in "Don't try to control me! Her son, who she claims is the only adult in the I liked this latest Alpine book which I read back to back with Alpine Vengeance so I didn't lose the story thread this time around.
Her son, who she claims is the only adult in the family, is now wealthy yet she bends over backwards to buy him gifts? Tell him to break down and use some of his inheritance on himself, Emma! And what a nasty bunch of gossips the Alpiners have turned out to be! Thank goodness Milo and Emma are now engaged or they might have been tarred, feathered and run out of town on a rail, lol.
The mystery was second to the romance in this story but it was a fun read and had a dramatic twist to who-dunit. Personally I was hoping for more Christmas atmosphere since I was reading it in December but that's neither here nor there, is it? Can't wait to read the next installment in the Emma-Milo drama. I'm sure the fur will fly and the heat will sizzle off the page. Dec 24, Judy Iliff rated it really liked it Shelves: Another hit for Daheim with her Alpine series.
Less than three weeks have elapsed since the end of the previous book The Alpine Vengence. Emma is rather disgruntled that neither her brother nor her son, both priests, were able to make it to Alpine for Thanksgiving. They promise to be home for Christmas, though. Vida realizes that R Another hit for Daheim with her Alpine series. Vida realizes that Roger, her grandson, has "gone off the rails", as one reviewer stated; and Emma's star reporter disappears when his son escapes from prison.
In the mean time, bones are found in a cave, and the local post master shows up with bones that may or may not be those of his mother who disappeared 16 years ago. Character development and description of setting are, I think, Daheim's forte. Her plot development is always spot on, in my opinion. If you've been reading this alphabet series, you won't be disappointed with W; if you haven't read them, I highly recommend you start.
I will be sad when Daheim gets to Z. Jan 03, Dany rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoy this series by Mary Daheim. With this one it definitely felt like the author is gearing up for the end if the series, presumably just three books away. The "mystery" was a little weak and the subplots disjointed but there was a star in this one, being Emma's relationship. I was pleased with the direction being taken on that front.
This is not the book to start with if you've never read any in the series, the last few have referred quite a bit to events in prior books which can be difficu I enjoy this series by Mary Daheim. This is not the book to start with if you've never read any in the series, the last few have referred quite a bit to events in prior books which can be difficult to keep track of even if you did read those books.
Dec 19, Elaine rated it it was ok. Seems like I missed one or two in her series, but not really tempted to go back to catch up. Not a lot of mystery, but a lot of gossip. Saved from the dreaded one star by mostly likeable characters. May 03, Laurann Cowan rated it really liked it. I found the first quarter of the book a little slow. Emma was spending a great deal of time on a guilt trip. However, the action picked up considerably after that. The eccentric characters in her life are always entertaining. Things are winding down in Alpine as this alphabet series had only 3 letters left to reach the conclusion.
May 31, Thomas Bruso rated it really liked it.
Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Mary Daheim and her Emma Lord mysteries “Always entertaining.”—The Seattle Times “Mary Daheim writes with wit. The picturesque town of Alpine in the Cascade Mountains is decked out in Christmas cheer, but at the Alpine Advocate, editor and publisher Emma Lord is.
Christmas has arrived in the sleepy Town of Alpine and everyone at The Alpine Advocate, including Emma, is up to their neck in crime and holiday stress. What appears to be century-old bones surface in a cave outside Alpine, people go missing and Emma, working tirelessly on being a caring mother to her needy, long-distance priest son, Adam, tries juggling a new romance with Sheriff Milo Dodge.
Postmaster Roy Everson appears at the newspaper bearing grim news: But that is only the start of this calamity. The most distressing news arrives a few days later when a decomposed male body is discovered in the cave at Mount Sawyer. Is there a connection between the ancient bones and this decomposed body?
When Dodge returns to Alpine from a recent family trip, a grueling, perplexing investigation ensues, pitting neighbor against neighbor, and Milo and Emma find it difficult to flee the ensuing mayhem to find quiet time for each other. As with past novels, it is the scandal, intrigue and feisty characters that make these mysteries a fun escape.
Apr 13, Denise Zendel rated it it was amazing. This 23rd outing for small-town newspaper publisher Emma Lord finds Emma and Milo finally acknowledging their feelings for each other. Emma is worried about how her priest brother and priest son will take the news. Milo is still technically married to Old Mulehide, which is a problem for Emma's brother, and Emma is afraid her son will think she is dishonoring the memory of his father.
All the recurring characters pop up in this story, and it's good to hear from them all. Vida Runkel, Emma's House This 23rd outing for small-town newspaper publisher Emma Lord finds Emma and Milo finally acknowledging their feelings for each other. Vida Runkel, Emma's House and Home Editor, is dealing with her terror of a grandson; Emma's star reporter, Mitch goes off the rails when his son breaks out of prison; and the post master brings a box of bones that may or may belong to his missing mother.
In between doing her job, taking tentative steps to a real relationship with Milo, spending time with her brother and son, and trying to figure out what's going on with her star reporter, Emma also has to figure out who has it in for her - literally, someone tries to burn down her cabin with her in it, and then tries to blow up Milo. All the plot threads are skillfully drawn together by the end, making for a very satisfying ending.
Some series tend to grow stale for me, but not this one. This is just as good as book 1. I do recommend reading these in order, as one builds on the other. Jan 25, Lynne Tull rated it liked it Shelves: How can I say that I do not like this book since I started with 1 and am still going at Emma has finally gotten over Tom the father of her son.
This is the Tom whom she mourned for at least 10 books. However, she has now started to obsess over her guilt about have an affair with Milo, the sheriff. It is hard for me to believe in this day and time that anyone obsesses about an affair. Especially if they are single and really in love with the other person So, I do like this book and I like this series and its cast of characters. I don't think there are many more installments to go.
After all, we are to 'W". Do you think we have three more? If you read it, start with 'A', 'The Alpine Advocate'. I wouldn't want you to miss the thread of the story. I always read series in order regardless of the fact the author or publisher feels obligated to bring you up to date in every book. That being said, I do intend to put this series in my list of 'cozy' mysteries not to be missed.
But the most disturbing holiday dilemma is the body found in the cave on Mount Sawyer. Christmas has arrived in the sleepy Town of Alpine and everyone at The Alpine Advocate, including Emma, is up to their neck in crime and holiday stress. What appears to be century-old bones surface in a cave outside Alpine, people go missing and Emma, working tirelessly on being a caring mother to her needy, long-distance priest son, Adam, tries juggling a new romance with Sheriff Milo Dodge. Emma's brother and son, both Catholic priests, are home for a visit, and Emma is worried about their reaction to her affair with Sheriff Milo Dodge. The Alpine Fury by Mary Daheim. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Someone is out to kill Emma and the sheriff.
Dec 29, Grey rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Emma Lord is a grown woman with a grown son. Both her son and brother are priests. The first part of the book had far too much Catholic theology for my tastes. The idea of her brother condemning her for sleeping with Milo because he was divorced was insulting and annoying. The fact that she took his opinion seriously really didn't sit well.
In fact, the whole book seemed off to me. There was far too much gossip and not enough mystery. Emma's character just didn't ring true to earlier books in the Emma Lord is a grown woman with a grown son. Emma's character just didn't ring true to earlier books in the series, either.
She runs a paper, but can't seem to run her personal life worth a damn. All the bickering between her and Milo bothered me.
To me that doesn't show passion or a great romance, just two people who don't know how to treat one another. The only reason it's got a two star is because I did like her son and some of the secondary characters. I've read several books in the series and by far this is the weakest. Mar 09, George rated it really liked it. Things are hectic and intense for Emma coming off of a harrowing experience 3 weeks earlier in the previous novel as she balances her visiting brother and son, putting out the weekly newspaper with a short handed staff whi 23 in the Emma Lord newspaper publisher in the fictional small town of Alpine in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains mystery series.
Things are hectic and intense for Emma coming off of a harrowing experience 3 weeks earlier in the previous novel as she balances her visiting brother and son, putting out the weekly newspaper with a short handed staff while balancing her personal issues and developing relationship with the town sheriff. There also as series of mysteries twisted into these events: There is a light tone to the story which is filled with interesting characters.
Dec 15, James rated it liked it Shelves: As Christmas approaches, not everything is merry and bright in the town of Alpine, Washington. A decomposed corpse is found in a cave on Mount Sawyer. Emma's brother and son, both Catholic priests, are home for a visit, and Emma is worried about their reaction to her affair with Sheriff Milo Dodge.
There are troubles with the lives of the newspaper's staff. And finally, someone attempts to kill Emma and Milo. Just typical events in a small town. In many ways, that is why I only gave the book thr As Christmas approaches, not everything is merry and bright in the town of Alpine, Washington.
In many ways, that is why I only gave the book three stars. It is more about the goings on in a small town than the mystery. The identity of the corpse is only background to the relationships, and the murder attempt happens at the very conclusion of the plot.
Maybe if I had started at book 1 I would feel more connected, but this was a cozy about relationships with a mystery background. Probably will not read another in the series. Oct 23, Karen rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's the Christmas season, and Emma Lord has a houseful of guests. Emma and Milo are trying to find some time together but between family, friends, and The Alpine Advocate, time just isn't on their side. In addition, Sherriff Milo is dealing with his family as well.
This is Emma, so naturally she stumbles literally into another mystery. However, the killer does not want Emma or the Sherriff to solve this one. In between t It's the Christmas season, and Emma Lord has a houseful of guests. In between trying to stay alive, and worrying about what her family will think of her relationship with Sherriff Milo, Emma has a lot on her plate.
This book has a lot of action, romance and family drama. I really enjoyed this book. Mar 20, Pam rated it really liked it. Have read this series since the beginning. While this entry might have been a might difficult for some to follow, I thoroughly enjoyed it. As always, looking forward to the next installment, but that gets us one book closer to the end of the alphabet and likely the end of the series. If you're new to the Alpine series, don't start in the middle of the series Have read this series since the beginning. If you're new to the Alpine series, don't start in the middle of the series