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Shakespeare's Christmas ❰BOOKS❯ ✭ Shakespeare's Christmas Author Charlaine Harris – Thomashillier.co.uk Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murderLily Bard is going home for the holidays More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid s frills, Lily isn t thrilled about attending her es Even in a sleepy Arkansas town, the holidays can be murderLily Bard is going home for the holidays More comfortable in baggy sweats than bridesmaid s frills, Lily isn t thrilled about attending her estranged sister s wedding She has moved to Shakespeare, Arkansas, to start a new life, cleaning houses for a living, trying to forget the violence that once nearly destroyed her Now she s heading back to home and hearth just in time for murderThe town s doctor and nurse have been bludgeoned to death at the office And Lily s detective boyfriend suddenly shows up at her parents door Jack Leeds is investigating an eight year old kidnapping and the trail leads straight to Lily s hometown It just might have something to do with the murdersand her sister s widowed fianc With only three days before the wedding, Lily must work fast to clean up the messy case before her sister commitsmarriage.


10 thoughts on “Shakespeare's Christmas

  1. Jilly Jilly says:

    Overall, I would say this series fits into the meh category They have disturbing and dark things happen in the crimes, but they seem to be brushed over a bit The characters are mediocre, of course with all of the police and detectives being worse at investigating than Lily, the maid And, the love story doesn t have very many feels It s like the books are trying to tackle big issues without being willing to get as dark as these issues would really take to be meaningful to the reader There Overall, I would say this series fits into the meh category They have disturbing and dark things happen in the crimes, but they seem to be brushed over a bit The characters are mediocre, of course with all of the police and detectives being worse at investigating than Lily, the maid And, the love story doesn t have very many feels It s like the books are trying to tackle big issues without being willing to get as dark as these issues would really take to be meaningful to the reader There is a definite feeling of separation between the darkness and the reader It could be because the whole thing is narrated by Lily, who has lost touch with feeling much of anything since her victimization That is understandable But, I would rather read books that either stay away from things like rape, torture, child abuse, and racial hate crimes than to read them in a way that glosses over them quickly


  2. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    Warning this book has some terrible topics There is child abduction, past rape andawful stuff And not much Christmas unless you include using decorations as weapons Since Charlaine Harris came out with this series years ago I had been circling around giving them a try So since I m using my Christmas book read to sample a few different series, I thought I would try this one Now I know to give it a pass I didn t like the heroine very much, but it may have beenbecause of the au Warning this book has some terrible topics There is child abduction, past rape andawful stuff And not much Christmas unless you include using decorations as weapons Since Charlaine Harris came out with this series years ago I had been circling around giving them a try So since I m using my Christmas book read to sample a few different series, I thought I would try this one Now I know to give it a pass I didn t like the heroine very much, but it may have beenbecause of the audio reader Her voice was kinda flat and didn t give Lily a lot of personality So basically, not my cup of tea, but I will probably try other books by this author I liked her True Blood in the beginningso there s that


  3. Katie B Katie B says:

    Lily Bard is a complex character and it seems like with each book you get to find outabout her In this book, she returns to her hometown to attend her sister s wedding While it was nice to see Lily s interactions with family members and friends, the mystery itself was pretty flimsy Thankfully this was a quick read but even still it was hard to focus Definitely not one of the author s best, but I will stick with the series because I do like the main character.


  4. Katreniah Katreniah says:

    Normally, I do my homework, check and see if the book is part of a series, double check to learn what type of book it is, do some research on the author, but I didn t do any of that for this book, and I won t make that mistake again I had been given this book, I read the back, and I plowed right into it one day I didn t even look for the author s name until I was finishing chapter 3, so imagine my surprise when I learned it was Sookie Stackhouse s Charlaine Harris I d read the entire Sookie s Normally, I do my homework, check and see if the book is part of a series, double check to learn what type of book it is, do some research on the author, but I didn t do any of that for this book, and I won t make that mistake again I had been given this book, I read the back, and I plowed right into it one day I didn t even look for the author s name until I was finishing chapter 3, so imagine my surprise when I learned it was Sookie Stackhouse s Charlaine Harris I d read the entire Sookie series in order and I loved it.The three things the Lily Bard series and the Sookie Stackhouse series have in common are really interesting main characters, well written stories, and my determination to collect every book in the series.Turns out, though, that this book is 3rd in the series I started to get suspicious around that same chapter 3 , so I m already reading them out of order.This book is way darker than the Sookie books, and it features so many characters that I was debating about making a list But the main character is so fascinating that I have to read


  5. Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* says:

    I enjoyed how the author took Lily out of the small town of Shakespeare and back to her small hometown, the root of her pain and issues, the family members she felt so awkward around Of course there is a mystery thrown in when she arrives, to be solved amidst family dramas and wedding plans, Jack popping into town to stir up her loins, and Lily again getting uptight and moody if anyone tries to act normal around her.The parents and sister don t stand out too much, but they were enjoyable writte I enjoyed how the author took Lily out of the small town of Shakespeare and back to her small hometown, the root of her pain and issues, the family members she felt so awkward around Of course there is a mystery thrown in when she arrives, to be solved amidst family dramas and wedding plans, Jack popping into town to stir up her loins, and Lily again getting uptight and moody if anyone tries to act normal around her.The parents and sister don t stand out too much, but they were enjoyable written The father wasn t in many scenes but turned out to be my favorite Jack and Lily s relationship, again, not sure about the insta magic when he appeared last time, see it s still going strong I was intrigued by the cop and the back story of how he reacted to Lily tugged on my heartstrings.These books aren t known for their intense mysteries, but this one holds theintriguing, complex, and twisted one of the series Involves kidnapping, child baby switching, potential murders that may have happened offpage a long time ago, and a gross, perverted revelation at the end Dark stuff but a happy ending after all This is likely the best mystery of the Lily Bard series, where Lily actually has to snoop a bit on purpose She doesn t come to by a Hercule Poirot or anything, but it s an interesting story nonetheless.This one was a better one as, besides the story being rich, the background with her adjusting to her family and hometown made itlively Her raised eyebrow at her sister about strength was a little annoying though Lily has become a bit snobby with some of her preconceptions of others, although she does come to admire some strengths with her sister The ending felt too abrupt to me, and I don t get how she couldn t look back at all when she eagerly left her family and hometown They seem to be sweet people Overall a good installment of the Lily Bard series, maybe the best yet


  6. Wanda Wanda says:

    I would rate this at 3.5 stars out of 5 Certainly good enough to keep me reading the rest of the series.In this installment, we change small towns and therefore a lot of the people that Lily Bard is interacting with and it s a good change She returns to her home town and her family s home for her sister s wedding right before Christmas After her traumatic rape mutilation, Lily fled the town, her family and her friends, to start a new life in Shakespeare, Arkansas Although she doesn t regre I would rate this at 3.5 stars out of 5 Certainly good enough to keep me reading the rest of the series.In this installment, we change small towns and therefore a lot of the people that Lily Bard is interacting with and it s a good change She returns to her home town and her family s home for her sister s wedding right before Christmas After her traumatic rape mutilation, Lily fled the town, her family and her friends, to start a new life in Shakespeare, Arkansas Although she doesn t regret the change of scene, in this book she learns that she maybe left too soon, not giving anyone including herself time to get used to her new normal Like many people, Lily is reluctant to return home to face the family She is not comfortable in her own skin yet, although she s getting there, and doesn t have the social skills to deal with those close to her effectively A very typical introvert, she finds that it doesn t have to be quite as difficult as she envisioned it her family will meet her half way if she makes an effort.One thing that did improve this book was that Lily was out of her regular routine so although she takes on some cleaning tasks as part of her investigation of what s going on in her home town , the reader isn t subjected to as many detailed scenes of her cleaning routine Also, she is away from her gym, so ditto with the karate strength training that permeates the first two books.I think this could be a good series for people who care too much about the opinions of others, particularly those not close to them Lily seems to be far too worried about what the community thinks of her and not worried enough about what she thinks of herself Lily, if they aren t paying your bills, their opinions don t matter


  7. Jim Jim says:

    Another good mystery, although the story got a little convoluted confusing at a couple of points May have been my fault for not following all the character names closely enough, but there were a fair few Lily goes back to her home town, so she knows everyone seems to meet half of them This has added depth to Lily s character I like herwith each page Very admirable lady On to the next Another good mystery, although the story got a little convoluted confusing at a couple of points May have been my fault for not following all the character names closely enough, but there were a fair few Lily goes back to her home town, so she knows everyone seems to meet half of them This has added depth to Lily s character I like herwith each page Very admirable lady On to the next


  8. Dagny Dagny says:

    My favorite so far in this series It is actually easy to like Lily in this book as she returns home for her sister s wedding and to reconcile with her family.


  9. Tracy Tracy says:

    Better than the second book Less disturbing somehow Lily goes home for Christmas Her relationship with Jack is less troublesome,real Lily is still cantankerous as hell, but seeing her at home makes this easier to understand I m starting to know Lily better now.


  10. Melissa Cochrill Melissa Cochrill says:

    I really enjoyed this book However, I don t recommend reading this series out of order There is quite a bit of history from the first books you need to understand this book.


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