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    Loved it

    This book is great. I loved the time period, the setting, characters, mystery, and the romance. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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    Romance and Murder at Sea

    I really enjoyed reading about the romantic relationship that developed between Flora Maguire and Bunny Harrington when they travelled from New York to England on the Minneapolis’ maiden voyage. Flora is employed as 13 year-old Edward, Viscount Trent’s governess on what she anticipates will be an uneventful voyage. From the moment Flora first meets Bunny, who is exporting a Panhard-Levassar Laundaulet to England, where he plans to manufacture more of the vehicle, she likes him. On the following morning she wakes up early. “What sat clearly in her mind was the charming young man, with the uninhibited laugh she had met on deck, whose vivid blue eyes had a disarming way of regarding her as though he recognised her from another place and time, although she was quite sure she had not met him before.” While her her charge is asleep, Flora goes for a walk around the deck and discovers a corpse. Almost immediately, she suspects murder. From then on Davison skilfully weaves romance and crime until I couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to know who the murderer was, and whether Bunny and Flora would or would not part forever after they landed. I appreciate Davison’s recreation of the ocean liner, one example of which is her evocative description of the first class dining room. “…panelled in light oak and with a stained glass ceiling that rose through the two stories in a blaze of jewel-tinted light flooded the scene below… while wide windows gazed onto the glistening ocean on one side, and tall gilt mirrors made the room appear twice its size.” After reading this I imagined the well-dressed passengers seated at the same table as Flora and Bunny. Davison also brings to life a large cast of characters withher deft descriptions. I enjoyed this romantic ‘who done it’ and liked Flora and Bunny so much that I look forward to reading the next novel in the series, Betrayal at Cleeve Abbey.
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    Flora's First Sleuthing will keep you reading

    The title is misleading, and this is much more than a romance. Flora discovers a dead man on the ship she's taking to return to England. Flustered, she decides to help solve the mystery-along with the new man she's met. Great characters and atmosphere, Flora is an amateur sleuth to savor.
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    A who-done-it which had me turning pages

    One way to create tension is to force your characters into a tight little space and let them fight it out. Davison, forces her characters to do exactly this in the first installment of her Flora Maguire Series. This historical who-done-it had me turning pages until the end to where the murderer is revealed. Davison doesn't make it easy. She fills the story with enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing until the end. Looking forward to reading the next instalment in the series.
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    Sweet tale

    Lots of characters with aliases made this a bit tricky for me to remember and keep track of them all. There were some surprises in the plot, but the romance rather predictable while being sweet in its niaivety.
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