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Whiskey Creek Books in Order: How to read Brenda Novak’s series?

Welcome to Whiskey Creek, Heart of the Gold Country!

What is the Whiskey Creek series about?

By Brenda Novak, the writer of the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles, the Whiskey Creek series chronicles the lives of the habitants of a “gold country” town similar to those near Sacramento, CA where gold was discovered in January 1848.

With a main character different in each book (they are standalone, but it’s better to read them in order), the series Whiskey Creek series offers contemporary romances with conflicts and sometimes mysteries too.

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Isabel Dalhousie/The Sunday Philosophy Club Books in Order: How to read Alexander McCall Smith’s series?

By the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and the 44 Scotland Street series.

What is The Sunday Philosophy Club series about?

Written by the British-Zimbabwean author Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club is about a philosopher and amateur sleuth.

Set in Edinburgh, Scotland, the series follows Isabel Dalhousie, a curious philosopher and woman detective, who loves to investigate all kinds of mysteries, searching for the truth, in a philosophical way or not. Isabel is always ready to pursue the answers to all of life’s questions, but she also has to help her friends and family members in need.

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Sharpe & Donovan Books in Order: How to read Carla Neggers’ Series?

For those who like a bit of romance in their crime stories.

Who are Sharpe and Donovan?

Written by New Englander author Carla Neggers, the Sharpe and Donovan series is about crime fighters in love, and art. So, some mysteries with a dash of romance.

More precisely, the series follows FBI art crimes expert Emma Sharpe, granddaughter of world-renowned art detective Wendell Sharpe, and FBI deep-cover agent Colin Donovan as they investigate murder and art-related crimes and fall in love.

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The Bridgertons Books in Order: How to read Julia Quinn’s series?

Coming Soon to Netflix, as a Shonda Rhimes TV production.

What is the Bridgertons’ series about?

Written by American historical romance author Julie Pottinger under the pseudonym Julia Quinn, The Bridgertons’ series is about the love stories of the members of a British family. Each book is about one of them finding his/her true love.

Set against the backdrop of upper society during the period of Regency England, the series is about the Bridgerton family which consists of eight siblings and their widowed mother. The members of this tight-knit clan are well respected among British society. But marriage and society isn’t always an easy mix.

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44 Scotland Street Books in Order: How to read Alexander McCall Smith’s series?

By the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

What is 44 Scotland Street about?

First published as a serial in the newspaper The Scotsman, the 44 Scotland Street series is written by Alexander McCall Smith and is about the eccentric residents and neighbors of 44 Scotland Street in the city of Edinburgh.

Not unlike Tales of the City, this is the lives and times of a group of people, from the remarkably precocious boy six-year-old Bertie to Big Lou, the owner of a coffee bar, or even to Cyril, a dog with the gold tooth. There are love triangles, friendships a lost painting, happiness, deception, marriage, break-ups and much more.

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The Mediator Books in Order: How to read Meg Cabot series?

From The Princess Diaries writer comes a supernatural romance for teenagers and young adults.

What is The Mediator?

The Mediator is a series written by Meg Cabot. The story follows Susannah “Suze” Simon, a mediator—a liaison between the living and the dead. Simply put, she sees dead people and then must help them resolve their unfinished business with the living.

Also, Suze’s mom has remarried and Suze has three new stepbrothers and… a very sexy guy hanging out in her bedroom, unfortunately dead for a hundred and fifty years.

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Fever Series in Order: How to read Karen Marie Moning books?

It’s a world of Fae out there!

What the Fever Series is about?

The Fever series revolves around MacKayla Lane, 20-something living an ordinary life in small-town Georgia, until her sister is brutally murdered while studying abroad in Ireland. MacKayla only clue to what happened to her sister is a cryptic message on her cell phone. She decides to take a plane to Ireland to obtain some answers. Her quest draws her into the realm of the Fae…

It is the official beginning of the Fever Series, but not to the world of Fae, as Karen Marie Moning wrote about it in her prior book series.

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Shopaholic/Rebecca Bloomwood Books in Order: How to read Sophie Kinsella Series?

Rebecca Bloomwood is the heroine of all the non-minimalist out there…

Who is Rebecca Bloomwood?

Rebecca Jane ‘Becky’ Bloomwood is the main protagonist from the Shopaholic series of novels by British author Sophie Kinsella. She has been portrayed on the big screen in 2009 by by Isla Fisher.

At the beginning of the series, she works as a financial journalist, a job that doesn’t help her makes smart financial choices. Yes, Rebecca has debts and it doesn’t stop her form purchasing new clothes and shoes among other things.

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Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter Books in Order: How to read Laurell K. Hamilton’s series?

Sookie Stackhouse isn’t the only one to have a complicated relationship with vampires, ask Anita Blake.

Who Anita Blake is?

Created by American author Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake is a vampire hunter and necromancer who lives in the city of St. Louis. Not our St. Louis, but one in an alternate universe where magic, vampires, werewolves and other supernatural elements are quite real.

Working as a professional zombie animator, legal vampire executioner and supernatural consultant for the police, Anita solves crimes, helps keep the peace and try not to get into too much trouble with her really complicated love life.

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Fox and O’Hare Books in Order: How to read Janet Evanovich series?

Janet Evanovich is famous for the Stephanie Plum series, but she also writes other series, like this one with the help of Lee Goldberg.

Who are Fox and O’Hare?

This book series is a bit like the TV show White Collar. It’s about FBI special agent Kate O’Hare who has devoted her career to taking down one of the FBI’s most wanted con men, the master thief known as Nick Fox. For her, everything changes, when the FBI ask her to work with Nick Fox.

So now, they are a team and must travel the globe to catch the most wanted and untouchable criminals. Sometimes, they even get the help of Jake O’Hare, Kate’s father, a retired Special Forces operative.

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