Sunday, May 8, 2016

Book Review: ANTIQUES AND AVARICE (White Mountains Romantic Mysteries Book 1) by Jane Firebaugh


Olivia McKenna has her own antique shop in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she makes just enough to keep her Golden Retriever, Molly, stocked in treats.

But her peaceful existence is about to get turned upside down. One day, while she's out antiquing, she discovers a body in a quaint little antique store. And that leads to a fateful meeting with Josh Abrams, the stunning state trooper with the sexy blue-green eyes who's leading the investigation.

Can Olivia help Josh solve the mystery? Will their instant attraction turn into true love?


Olivia searches for antiques on her clients' wish lists and happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when an antique shop owner is murdered. She contacts the police and sparks fly when she and the state trooper meet. She ends up with the owner's cat, Sheyna, who gets along amazingly well with Molly, her golden retriever.  

Olivia feels somehow responsible, that she should have done something to stop the murderer. She decides to do a little investigating on her own. There's also something niggling at her brain but she can't remember what it is. It could be important though as someone seems to be stalking her and looking for something in her house. Josh is determined to keep her safe, but even he has secrets.

This is the first in the White Mountains Romantic Mysteries Books. Olivia and Josh are very likable and well-developed characters. Molly and Sheyna will appeal to all the pet lovers out there and have critical roles to play. Secondary characters are developed and hopefully many will continue in later books. There are twists and turns with another murder and kidnapping, but the resolution - for the murders and the romance - are satisfying.

The second book in the series, OLD CRIMES AND NURSERY RHYMES, was recently released and spotlighted last month. I think I need to add that one to my TRB list.


  1. Sound like a good read. Thanks for telling me about it

  2. Sound like a good read. Thanks for telling me about it