Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Book Review: Defending Angels

Author Mary Stanton has created an amazing new paranormal/cozy mystery series called “A Beaufort & Company Mystery.” “Defending Angels” is the first book of the series that mixes cozy, mystery and paranormal, which will pull you in to the story from the first chapter and won’t let you go until the last page is read.


Lawyer Brianna Winston-Beaufort comes to Savannah to take over her late uncle’s practice. After finding an office to rent at a low price in a cemetery, she slowly begins to realize her practice isn’t going to be normal. Brianna gets her first phone call from a prospective client, but soon realizes he died ‘before’ she got his call! Strange things begin to happen to her as she begins her investigation in to the ‘murder’ of her client. Brianna’s family history is different then what she thought it was. Organizations, angels, demons and a freaky painting all come in to play for Brianna as she works to solve the murder of the ‘dead’ client.


“Defending Angels” was a truly charming book that had me hooked from the beginning. Mary Stanton’s writing and unique characters are what kept my attention throughout this book. I was initially worried about the ‘southern’ locale which I was afraid I wouldn’t like, but it really gave the story the historical background that was the backbone to the book. With so many ‘cozy mystery’ being published, this one really seemed to have all the pieces of a book that can stand up among the best. I will be looking forward to the next book in the series!!



Thank you to RebeccaReads for this review copy!!

Rating: 4/5




7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That sounds so good. I love books that are set in places that are familiar to me.

Ladytink_534 said...

Somewhat reminds me of The House on Tradd Street. I think I'd enjoy this one!!!

Allison said...

I hadn't heard of that book, so went to look it up on amazon.com. It does sound a bit like this one..and interesting...Thanks for adding ANOTHER to book to my wishlist..LOL

Melissa said...

Sounds interesting!

BTW, I have a little something for you at my blog, you can pick it up here.

Bingo said...

Thanks for letting me know about this book. It looks like one I would really like to read. I think I have read something else by her. Congrats!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

I'll be reading this book soon and can't wait! Thanks for the review.

Holly said...

Oooh this sounds like a fun cozy/paranormal mystery (my favorite kind!). Thanks for the review.