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Carlitos is a new mafia widow with sons in the “family” ad her husband’s last words are to get them out and away. With daughters help and her husband’s security deposit box, she is able to slip away and start a new life. A gutsy lady with her daughter’s help is able to start a new life and slowly get her sons out. Still has to work on her eldest son but she maybe able to accomplish in the future. A very interesting story can’t wait for the rest of the series!
I was hesitant to buy 10 books in case I didn't like the story. As my grandsons sometimes say "I didn't like it - I loved it. Carlita's strength, determination, love for her children and ability to solve a mystery make for a great series. I'm anxious to continue her story. Hope has a real gift as a story teller. Her writing keeps your interest without bad language or sex.
Carlita's world is upturned when her husband dies unexpectedly. Never driven a car and her husband handled everything, she makes hard choices and with determination she starts a new life for herself and hopefully her adult children. As time passes each of them experience personal growth while dealing with dead bodies, hidden tunnels, a cache of gems and the Mafia.
This was soo wonderful I enjoy every page. I love having the grouping together and could follow the family. The author must have spent months interviewing the mafia members. I hope I get to read more of your books you are really outstanding. I can't say enough to express my appreciation for your ability.
I read a couple of these before I found the set. I absolutely love the family aspect of this series; the way the family works together to help solve mysteries, as well as support each other -regardless. Plus I love the city of Savannah! I'm looking forward to trying out the recipes.
From page 1 to the very last page this series was so enjoyable. There was something new and exciting in every chapter. It was funny, emotional, and realistic, something not every series can offer. I think everyone, old, young, and in between would enjoy. Thank You Hope Callaghan for another wonder series.
So many good things in this series! The overlying theme of family above all ties into each exciting mystery with excellent dialogue and interesting characters. Combine that with the setting in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and you will finish these stories in love with Carlita and her adventures.
I read all the books in a row over a couple of weeks. Each of the stories were interesting enough to keep reading. You really didn't know who the bad guy was full the end. If there's more in this series I will certainly read them.
I staarted with book one and discovered the set of the first ten. The main characters are delightful (possibly except Elvira?) and interesting. The individual stories are great and the continuing themes make for interesting reading. I have learned much about Savannah and I am looking forward to the next book or set.