Friday, April 1, 2016

Lord John and the private matter....a book review

Today we completed our second day of diving and Spencer is now certifiable a fully certified diver. The dives have been wonderful and I will be sharing them with you shortly.  We saw lots of cool things.  The kids and Randy all got 4 dives in and Frank and I have an additional 2 to tell you about because we went this morning on some deeper dives.

Yesterday, after diving, Lili, Jen and I went and got our toes done.  The guys stayed home and made us dinner.  T-bone steaks on the grill along with grilled red potatoes and salad.  We were starving and it was delicious.  It was early to bed last night.  I think I was conked out by 11 pm but I did finish the book I was reading, Lord John and the private matter.  Those of you who have read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon ( a great series!!) will be familiar with Lord John.  The author delves deeper into his personality and his personal life in this series featuring him.  Lord John and the private matter is the first of the series.

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I had been wanting this book for a while, having heard good things about the series. Then in January the Chaotic Goddesses hosted a wonderful Book and Cuppa Swap. I was assigned Ali of Home Crafts by Ali and she sent me a wonderful package that included this book.

I was a little disappointed after the first couple of chapters but my friend, Linda, told me to stick with it and I am glad that I did.  I ended up liking the book very much. Not as much as the Outlander series but very much just the same.  The book follows Lord John who is in the service of His Majesty's army during the 17th century in England.  He is assigned an investigation into the theft of some important papers that they fear will be given to the French.  During this investigation, Lord John finds it becoming personal as his cousin's fiance appears to be involved somehow.  It was a decent mystery and I will be reading the remaining books of the series.

We are off to dinner now and then early to bed again as tomorrow we are up bright and early for a day of charter fishing.


  1. Can't wait to see pictures. I haven't read any of these books. Do they come highly recommended??

    1. Oh my Paula, the Outlander series is really good. The only problem is that they are all at least 700 pages long and there are a lot of them but well worth it in my opinion.

    2. I am struggling through a 600+ page book now. I will have to look into the Outlander series.

    3. I think you will love them Paula. There is also a series. You can get Season 1 on netflix. I am impatiently waiting for Season 2.


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