Sunday, April 22, 2018

Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts & Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance by David Ahern - Guest Blogger Book Review

"Madam Tulip! Actress, fortune-teller, psychic, sleuth!"

When out-of-work actress Derry O'Donnell moonlights as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip in an English Stately home, she’s trying to make some cash.
Instead, she is drawn into an alien world of wealth, titled privilege and family secrets.

A countess once a chorus girl, a gambling earl and his daughters, a cultured and handsome art expert—all caught in a terrifying web of ghastly threats, murder and
abduction. As an aristocratic engagement party turns into a nightmare, Derry and her friend Bruce face the prospect of a gruesome and infamous death.

Madame Tulip and the Knave of Hearts is the second in a series of thrilling and hilarious Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and
reluctant amateur detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea, and fails to understand her parents.

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Jennifer's Review
Madam Tulip and the Knave of Hearts is a very good book. 
It's about Derry as Madam Tulip and after finding out, along with her friends, that the theater palace has fallen, she and her friends set up a art auction to try and raise money for repairs. She soon meets a woman named Octivia who invites her to her castle and asks for a reading. 
Derry soon finds herself caught up in a mystery when the Earl gets a package with a gross item inside. What is it and who does it belong to? 
As she tries to find it, she gets caught up in bad things. What happens and who sent the package? Read on to find out. 
5 stars.

A surprise role in a movie takes actress Derry O’Donnell to a romantic castle in the Scottish Highlands. But romance soon turns to fear and suspicion. Someone means to kill, and Derry, moonlighting as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip, is snared in a net of greed, conspiracy and betrayal.

A millionaire banker, a film producer with a mysterious past, a gun-loving wife, a PA with her eyes on Hollywood, a handsome and charming estate manager—each has a secret to share and a request for Madam Tulip.

As Derry and her friend Bruce race to prevent a murder, she learns to her dismay that the one future Tulip can’t predict is her own.

Madame Tulip and the Bones of Chance is the third Madam Tulip adventure.

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Jennifer's Review
This is my review of Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance.  
It’s the 3rd book of the Derry O’ Donell series. 
Derry is at a castle trying to make a movie, but the movie gets ruined and never happens.
Instead, she is offered a chance to play her character, Madam Tulip, and tell fortunes at a Halloween party. She soon learns that something bad is going on between a couple, but in order to find out what it is, she gets kidnapped with her friend Jessica, and they get thrown into a confusing meeting. 
The two men who kidnapped them tell them the whole truth about what they overheard, and they soon learn who it was that tried to kill them when they were on their way to a picnic. Who was it? Why were they shot at? What happens after they get kidnapped? Do they get rescued? Do the bad men get away? 
You need to read this book to find out. I liked it a lot. 
I give it 5 stars. 

Author Bio
David Ahern grew up in a theatrical family in Ireland but ran away to Scotland to become a research psychologist and sensible person. He earned his doctorate but soon absconded to work in television. He became a writer, director and producer, creating international documentary series and winning numerous awards, none of which got him free into nightclubs.

Madame Tulip wasn’t David Ahern's first novel, but writing it was the most fun he’d ever had with a computer. He is now writing the fourth Madam Tulip adventure and enjoys pretending this is actual work.

David Ahern lives in the beautiful West of Ireland with his wife, two cats and a vegetable garden of which he is inordinately proud.

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