These are all so similar that they can be reviewed together, I think, though the series is not over and I am still reading on! I just finished a bunch of them on vacation and figured that rather than having a redundant series of reviews, I’d just lump them all in one.
These books read very much like an episode of a TV series. Georgie and same very over-the-top characters embark on some British aristocracy shenanigans, during which someone (or several someones) turns up dead. Georgie tries to solve the murder, along with some new people that fit the current story as well as her flighty love interest Darcy (who shows up at the most random of times.) I love British history, and royalty, and the characters are great!
Royal Blood stands out because it’s set in Transylvania and Vlad (questionably an incarnation of The Impaler himself) appears in the story. I love how Georgie wonders whether vampires exist, and the story presents circumstantial evidence but never answers the question. V
The Twelve Clues of Christmas is also a very creative mystery! The murders seemed like accidents and seemed unrelated, and at the end, the author pulled them all together with such elegance (and whimsy)… she’s like a humorous Agatha Christie. While each of these books stands alone well, I’m glad that I’m reading them in order because there *is* a progression in the relationship between Georgie and Darcy. In this one, Darcy is present for almost the entire story, and (spoiler alert) we finally get an actual proposal at the end, which made me cheer.
On to the next one!! 🙂
Overall rating: **** 1/2