Solve by Christmas by Amber Schamel Reviewed

Wednesday, December 13, 2017





About the book:

When sabotage threatens the Rudin Sugar Factory, Detective Jasper Hollock believes this will be his first real case. But dear Mr. Rudin—the only father Jasper has ever known—holds a different assignment for his private investigator.
“I’ve struck a deal with God, Jasper, and you’re my angel.”
Mr. Rudin charges Jasper to build a “case” of reasons for his employer to continue his life. If he fails, Mr. Rudin will end it in suicide on Christmas night.
As the incidents at the factory become life threatening, Jasper’s attempts at dissuading Mr. Rudin prove futile. Time is ticking. Jasper must solve both cases by Christmas before Mr. Rudin and the company are dragged to perdition.







About Amber Schamel:

Award-winning author Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest". A homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children, Amber found her calling early in life. First published at age 21, she has continued to hone her craft and has been awarded the 2017 CSPA Book of the Year Award in Historical Fiction. Between ministry, family and working in their family-owned businesses, Amber loves to connect with readers and hang out on Goodreads with other bookish peoples. Find her on the Stitches Thru Time blog, or on any of the major social media sites. Amber is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.


My Take:

I've enjoyed Ms. Schamel's books in the past, and this new one did not disappoint. I liked the cozy mystery feel which is perfect for this time of the year, it also reminded me of A Christmas Carol.
I can't explain what it was, but the way it read I felt like I had stepped back in time and as I read it I saw scenes from the movie A Christmas Carol.

My Bottom Line:

Jasper is a quirky hero, and Ms. Schamel keeps you guessing through the entire story which is necessary since it is a mystery. The inspirational thread is there but not preachy or overwhelming. I recommend this book not only for during the Christmas season, but whenever you'd like to curl up with a cozy easy to read mystery.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Thank you so much for reviewing Solve by Christmas, Andi! I am glad you enjoyed Jasper's adventure.

 
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