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Overview: Vivian and Scarlett are in Paris, France for a couple of reasons. Vivian has a hat making class that she’s looking forward to teaching. And Scarlett is on a missing person’s case, so to speak. See, Vivian is technically married, and she wants an annulment. When they find William, will they be able to peaceably put this marriage thing behind them all? Or will they disappear faster than a mysterious painting?
Story Telling: We get a doubly-foreign cozy mystery here. See, the series usually takes place in England; this one takes place in France.
Dislikes: Oh boy. Vivian needs a reality-check. And don’t give me that “she’s an artist” crud. When you are getting paid, your business credibility is more important that your artistic credibility. If it helps, remember business credibility gets you paid. If you get paid, you can make more art. Vivian may just be too flighty for me.
Oh, and Scarlett seemed to like lying a little too much.
Likes: Harry was quite devoted. And I appreciate how Nick and Andre were described. Their relationship wasn’t over the top.
Favorite Character: Harry.
Favorite Quote: This one requires a bit of an explanation. See, Scarlett vowed not to date a guy for a year. Here’s Harry’s response. ““No.” He held up his hand. “If we start talking about us, I am going to kiss you, if I kiss you at this point, it won’t be enough and you’ll end up breaking your vow of celibacy.””
Favorite Scene: It would be when everyone is snooping at a museum. The wordplay, when they see the female bust, of a sort, was a good show.
Conclusion: I do believe Ms. McKinlay’s writing style is not suited to me. I hope you find it more enjoyable. Oh, just for a reference, cowboy hats and boots are not suited to all occasions, and a wise Texan knows it.