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by Jill Churchill

  • ISBN: 038097570X
  • Author: Jill Churchill
  • ePub ver: 1815 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (October 1, 1999)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Women's Fiction
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It's Jane Jeffry, Miss Thatcher. No power, no bridesmaids' dresses, a flock of squabbling old ladies, a cat burglar, and everything's going to be fine?" Jane said.

It's Jane Jeffry, Miss Thatcher. The door opened a crack. Iva's wig was badly off center.

A Groom with a View (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 11). Jill Churchill. Quintessential mom in tennis shoes Jane Jeffrey is once again thrust into a murder investigation, but this time the murderer is very close to home indeed.

A Groom with a View book A Jane Jeffry mystery

A Groom with a View book. There was no domest I love a wedding themed cozy and A Groom with a View has everything from the initial planning to the reception. Unfortunately, it is also hugely predictable. A Jane Jeffry mystery.

Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. I recommend reading the other books in the series and skipping the last two. Hopefully that the next one will be better and puts the series back on track. The Merchant of Menace (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 10).

Jill Churchill (born Janice Young Brooks January 11, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American author, winner of the Agatha and Macavity Awards for her first Jane Jeffrey novel and featured in Great Women Mystery Writers (2007). Churchill earned a degree in education from the University of Kansas in 1965 and then studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City before teaching in elementary school for some years.

Find nearly any book by Jill Churchill (page 2). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. A Groom with a View (Jane Jeffry Mysteries, No. 11): ISBN 9780380794508 (978-0-380-79450-8) Softcover, Avon Books, 2000. It Had to Be You (Grace & Favor Mysteries, No. 5). by Jill Churchill.

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Jill Churchill A Groom With a View. Jane poured Shelley a big mug of hot coffee and led the way to the living room where piles of magazines and library books were stacked all over the floor. Good Lord, Jane, it looks like your bookshelves exploded!

Caterers Jane and Shelley are pleased as punch to host a lavish wedding in the old monastery, but when a sudden thunderstorm knocks out the electricity, murder breaks the guests' nuptial spell, and Jane steps in to investigate
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This was one of the early Jane Jeffrey mysteries. It had humor but also had some serious leanings. It was a good use of reading time.
I really like Jill Churchill's mysteries.
Excellent book.
I placed an order that I have not yet received that is 2 weeks over due
I loved this book, and I love this whole series. I love Jane and Shelley. I love the coziness of this series.

This series takes place in Chicago suberbs, but in this book, we escape to a hunting lodge for the entire length of the book. Jane is hired to do the planning for a wedding to be held at the lodge. The lodge is cozy, there is a chef, a florist, a seamstress, a groundsman (Uncle Joe). There are lots of rooms in the lodge. It gets dark and spooky and electricity goes out . . . can you imagine?!!!

We go through the wedding planning stages, the bridal shower, the rehearsal dinner, the bachelor party, bridesmaids get fitted for their dresses. We find out a lot about the characters, the bridesmaids who stay at the lodge for a few days before the wedding, the two aunts, Uncle Joe, and other various family members and characters.

This book is cozy because it takes place out at the cozy lodge. And any book with Jane and Shelley is cozy. They are two fun people. There is food, coffee, coziness, and spookiness at this lodge. It made for a great and cozy escapade.

This is a mystersy novel, therefore there are dead bod(ies). Who and why would someone kill someone at a wedding?

I love these books so much. I am saddened that I am almost finished. (I read a few of them out of order.) For anyone who loves fun cozy mysteries, I definitely recommend these books. There are hilarious and fun.
heart of sky
No, she doesn't work as one, but she always seems to bounce back--gracefully and easily--from the somewhat strange events in her life. Or, to put it another way, she bounces the lemons handed to her by life (which everyone knows is the way to make a lemon produce more juice) and turns them into stunning versions of lemonade, lemon pie, or whatever strikes her fancy.
Of course, the forty-something widow also has three wonderful kids, a full-steam-ahead next door neighbor and best friend, Shelley Nowack, and a to-die-for-guy, police detective Mel VanDyne. Well, maybe not quite so far on that latter, but he is a 'certified' dish, no doubt about it. Even better, he seems to really like and respect Jane as a person. High marks in anyone's book, I should think.
If you've read any of the previous atrociously-punned titles about Jane, et al, you know that she and Shelley seem to find trouble under nearly every cabbage leaf they stumble over. The most recent book was no exception, distributing corpses for Christmas. But, out of that unseeming circumstance, an unusual opportunity made itself known to Jane. Livvy Thatcher is getting married, and being so impressed with Jane's management of the Christmas debacle, she asks Jane to organize and plan her wedding. Well, Jane's never done this before, but neither is she one to let such a trifling detail get in her way.
Problem number one is the scene of the wedding. It is an old family estate--complete with tales of ghost and buried treasure--some hour-and-a-half west (or thereabouts) of Chicago; a former hunting lodge that had previously been a monastery. Disregarding her qualms, Jane plunges in, arranging flowers (you, too, will 'love' Larkspur!), food, bridesmaid's dresses, the bride's gown, and the music, not to mention assigning rooms to the stay-over guests, either at the lodge or the nearest motel. She didn't however, arrange for murder. That was problem number two, and brings Mel to the scene to confer with the local constabulary.
Problem number six or so is the semi-reluctance of the bride to get to the point of being able to say 'I do'. Not to worry. Livvy may indeed be married, but she's not going to be a wife. At least not for a while yet. An assortment of oddly-matched guests, and even more odd family on both sides, suddenly seem to swirl all around the not-so-very festivities before Jane manages to unveil the killer.
I loved the different setting and the somewhat more-than-eccentric elderly Aunts and Uncle, and all the big and little details that Jane had to master in order to produce a perfectly beautiful wedding. But--although the killer and the motive for having done so did make a certain amount of sense within the confines of the story, it still sort of came out of left field. There really wasn't much build-up in the way of clues as to just who really was the fiend. Or why. Still, though, once unmasked, there could have been no other culprit. Will Jane continue in her new career field? Stay tuned. . .
In Chicago, after attending a successful party thrown by Jane Jeffry, Livvy Thatcher decides to hire her hostess to run her own wedding party. Though not a professional party thrower, Jane agrees to arrange the April nuptials at Livvy's family hunting lodge. Livvy enlists the help of her friend and neighbor Shelly Nowack.
Livvy and Shelly arrive early at the hunting lodge to make sure everything runs smoothly. They quickly meet the caretaker, a lazy, brooding Uncle Joe, who offers little help and seems to always vanish when they need him. They soon hear rumors of a hidden treasure and that a country club will be built on the site of the lodge. However, neither Livvy and Shelly could anticipate the problems that night starting with a storm that shuts down the electricity. That morning, the florist finds the body of the seamstress lying dead on the floor. Initially the elderly individual appeared to have slipped down the stair case to her death. However, the police find evidence that someone pushed the victim. Worried about the wedding, Jane and Shelly begin their own not so discreet inquiries. Both of the ladies are in for a surprise when another murder follows.
The long running Jane Jeffry amateur sleuth series remains very fresh with its eleventh tale that highlights the lead protagonist and her best friend. Jane, Shelly, and Mel (Jane's boy friend) retain a midwest charm that augments an entertaining story line, which borrows elements from a modern gothic. The secondary characters are fun to follow, especially the wedding party. Jill Churchill continues to make the Jeffry novels some of the best tales the sub-genre has to offer.

Harriet Klausner

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