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Into Her Characters Exposing her characters exposing of reality and empathy I also enjoyed the fact that Savannah was a cicerone beer sommelier She truly came across as a strong lead and I look forward to watching her character develop with the series The side characters were great too I already adore Edward and loved that a character with Asperger s was included too I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see that geocaching was a main topic in this book It was a fun introduction to a new outdoor adventure craze The author again described it "Perfectly And Included Detailed Descriptions "and included detailed descriptions this author again described it perfectly and included detailed descriptions on this scavenger hunt game I also thoroughly enjoyed the ciphers and many puzzles that the author included throughout the book for her characters to solve Overall this was an excellent start to a new series I had a few hunches along the way trying to predict the culprit fairly early on but it was fun to watch the characters put the clues together I m definitely looking forward to starting the seuel This series holds unlimited possibilities Glass blower Savannah Webb shockingly loses the two most important men in her life in only a few days time her dad John Webb and his close friend and associate Hugh Trevor Both were master stained glass craftsmen Her dad s thriving business Webb s Glass Shop is primely located in the Grand Central District of St Petersburg Florida Reeling from both deaths Savannah isn t ready to deal with the offers coming in to buy the store and property In a daze she takes up teaching the beginning stained glass class that Hugh would have taught She meets Edward owner of the Pub next door and Jacob the teenage apprentice her father had told her was brilliant and who suffers with Asperger s Syndrome and severe asthma and has a darling service dog a beagle named Suzy When Savannah receives threats to close down and sell the shop she has trouble getting the police to believe her suspicions that her dad and Hugh could have been victims of foul play John Webb had retired from the government as a cryptographer and he d taught Savannah codes and ciphers since childhood She soon realizes he d cunningly left clues to the murderer via hidden ciphersMy favorite character is Amanda a free spirited woman whose personality certainly overshadows Savannah whom I thought came across as rather weak and scatter minded The pets Jacob s beagle Suzy and Savannah s dad s pup Rooney are bright and precious In my opinion way too much story was devoted to teaching the classes and didn t help move the story forward to resolving the mystery Ms Hollon certainly knows her stained glass craft but it kept the story slow paced for this reader A good debut Hope to see a lot mystery and sleuthing in book twoNetGalley and Kensington provided me with a complimentary ebook copy in exchange for an honest review I found this cozy mystery to be very entertaining I have read several other cozy mystery series but this series could become one of my favorites I really enjoyed reading about the art of glass making It was not a concept that I was familiar with I found it very helpful that the author included a glossary for the glass making terms I believe it helps the reader understand the concept better There were several characters that made a difference in the book The main character Savannah Webb seemed very relatable because of the death of her father She displayed her emotions in a sincere way and never gave up in searching for her father s killer Officer Boulli was the character that I was the least fond of He did not believe Savannah from the beginning when she felt like there was foul play in the deaths He was portrayed as being a jerk and incompetent Detective Parker believed Savannah from the first doubt she had He never made her feel as if she was crazy for feeling the way she did He was on her side from the beginning The detective was portrayed as a caring person and appreciative of the effort from Savannah in trying to find the killer Overall I found the characters in the book to be very believable and relatable The plot was very well thought out and kept me interested until the very last page I will definitely be reading from this author starting with the other books in this series Savanna Webb returns to her home town to bury her father and sell his glass blowing shop to his partner She is a famous glass blower located in California and staying in Florida isn t in her plans When they discover her father was murdered and his partner is found dead Savanna and the town folk decide to help the police find the murderer First in a new series this is a great little cozy with a set of characters that will entertain readers for many books Lots of great info on glassblowing and stained glass make for interesting side story Look for Book two Shards of Murder when ou finish this on. Her that she is in danger With the local police unconvinced it's up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father And when her father's apprentice is accused of the murders Savannah is desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the pictur. Petersburg FL and I enjoyed a tautly constructed mystery with a heart in mouth denouement an all round winning combination I can assure I endured no pain and suffering while reading this brilliantly crafted mystery by author Cheryl Hollon One of the things I adore about cozy mysteries is learning about different crafts and professions featured and taught to us by the characters within PANE AND SUFFERING starts with a stained glass class I was so fascinated with the information being relayed by protagonist Savannah Webb I forgot for a moment that I was reading a mystery But author Hollon cured that real uickly
with the arrival of a body As crafted as a stained the arrival a body As intricately crafted as a stained window this first book in the Webb s Glass Shop Mystery series is a wonderful story with an intriguing plot filled with action and mystery The investigation into not one but two deaths is wonderfully penned by the author She had me second guessing myself than once With a beautiful setting a great cast of characters and an entertaining storyline Ms Hollon has a masterpiece on her hands I eagerly look forward to the next installment Make sure to check out the back of the book for a glossary of stained glass terms and information on stained glass instruction I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Kensington and Netgalley This title will be published on September 29 2015The first book in what looks like a promising new series Pane and Suffering was an absorbing book that I enjoyed Savannah is a glass blowing artist living in Seattle When her father dies she must return to St Petersburg Florida and wrap up his affairs however another death has her uestioning her father s premature heart attackI really liked the characters Savannah Amanda and Edward were all fun and sensible Amanda was the perfect unashamed friend who had me laughing out loud at some of the things she d say and do I also loved how the author portrayed a character with Asperger s syndrome it was so nice to read about Jacob and I really hope he appears in later booksHowever the book wasn t perfect and the major imperfection was the mystery It might have just been me but I found the mystery to be extremely transparent and I guessed the killer half way through the book There were almost too many clues and it gave the killer away early on But I really liked how the author incorporated tons of different codes and cyphers into the storyOverall a very strong start to a new series I really enjoyed it With great characters a fun setting and a great use of codes et a transparent mystery Pane and Suffering gets 45 stars I ll look for the next one Savannah Webb has returned home for her father s funeral and to sell the family glass shop to longtime family friend Hugh But then Hugh dies from a heart attack Since that was her father s cause of death Savannah begins to uestion the coincidence A cryptic clue and a warning note from her father lead her to further suspect that there is a killer on the loose But can she figure out what is happeningI liked stained glass so I was glad to discover this promising series debut Savannah and her new friends grew on my as the book progressed and I m interested in seeing how they grow in the future The pacing of the plot could have been a little better since I did feel some of the stained glass class scenes slowed it down but it did come together for a logical and fun climaxNOTE I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest reviewRead my full review at Carstairs Considers This series has intrigued me from first sight I dabbled in stain glass making twenty five ears ago I loved it but then life derailed my new found craft I ve thought many times about giving it another try but until that day arrives this is a perfect series to live vicariously through When the unexpected death of Savannah s father occurs Savannah uickly returns to St Petersburg Florida to settle his affairs Little did she know how her life was about to change When the second body is found Savannah has a hard time dismissing both as heart attacks As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn t suspicious enough Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop warning her that she is in danger With the local police unconvinced it s up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father And when her father s apprentice is accused of the murders Savannah is desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture I found the characters interesting and rounded The plot was intriguing and different than what we normally find in a first in a new series I love the seamless blend of information on stained glass techniues specialty beers teas and cipher codes that soldered well with the story Ms Hollon takes an interesting approach to showing emot. Shop Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father's trusted assistant and fellow glass expert Hugh Trevor but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attackAs if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn't suspicious enough Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop warning. What a good start to
this new series I am such a sucker for cozy mysteries involving a fun shop new series I am such a sucker for cozy mysteries involving a fun shop and this did not disappoint A glass shop sounded really cool and I found all the glass work techniues to be fascinating I also really liked the MC and her sidekicks Edward and Amanda I m hoping they stick around There were some gasp worthy moments which I liked I guessed the murderer about 70% into the book view spoiler when there was discussion about the Rev having a garden and then Hugh being killed by a plant poison hide spoiler I received a copy in exchange for an honest reviewOne of my goals for this ear was to read cozy mysteries so when I came across this cute looking cozy mystery on netgalley I hit reuest immediately Unfortunately the best way to describe my opinion about this book is that it s just okay Nothing really stood out or captured my attention I did enjoy the book but to me it fell a bit flat Pane and Suffering has a fun and original setting in a glass shop which I did like Even though it s a cozy mystery I felt like we got little feel for the small town setting and the mystery didn t really work for meI am still finding my way in this genre but I felt that the mystery had potential The mystery started of pretty interesting with a close and personal death as the main character Savannah her father has died of a heart attack and then his best friend Hugh follows closely Then Savannah finds out a hint that hints to the fact they have been murdered I did like how Savannah notified the police and the police did actually do work on the case Savannah also runs her own investigation following clues left by her father From the start there are uite some possible suspects but the mystery progresses very slow at first Then towards the end of the book there as one hint which might have been small but for me immediately revealed the real killer The whole explanation behind it felt a bit off The pace didn t uite work and there didn t seem enough progression on the mystery but beside that it didn t feel like much happened either There was an interesting set up with her now owning the glass shop and slowly getting attached to it and the town but I just didn t feel it Savannah was an okay main character I didn t really feel like we got to know her and because of that it was hard to connect to her or anyone else in this book for that matter I felt we stayed very distant from the character hearing what went on with them but never really feeling the emotions Beside that I thought it was a bit weird
Savannah basically runs around strangers she just met how her father was killed and sharing the hints he left her with them as well In her situation I am sure I would be a lot of scared and paranoid It just felt like she trusted everyone a bit too easily especially seeing how her father had just been murdered and the killer could be someone she knewThere is an attempt to build the small town setting but while I liked what we saw it never really came "Fully Alive The Side Characters "alive the side characters fun but stayed pretty flat There is an attempt at romance but it never really progresses much and I didn t really feel their connection The glass shop setting was interesting and original as a setting There are two or so chapters from the point of view of a police detective but I thought it had worked better if he had chapters or wasn t there at all Now it felt a bit off with how he only had two partly chaptersTo summarize Pane and Suffering was an enjoyable book but I also had a lot of issues with it My opinion on this book can best be described as okay The plot and mystery progressed slowly and when a real hint was dropped I immediately figured out who the killer was I wasn t really engaged in the mystery and in the last few chapter sit suddenly progresses a lot faster compared to the rest of the book I thought the explanation of the killer and why he did it was a bit weird The subplots didn t uite work for me or made me feel it Savannah was an okay main character but I never really connected or cared about her and I thought she trusted strangers a bit too easily There is a small hint at romance building the small town setting and the side character but nothing really came alive for me I did like the glass shop as setting All in all this was an okay cozy mystery nothing really stood out but I did enjoy the read REVIEW PANE AND SUFFERING by Cheryl HollonI love reading craft mysteries especially when the art or craft of the setting is something of which I know nothing and will likely never practice Like armchair traveling a lifelong habit I vicariously try out a new craft or a new location and am educated in the process Lifelong Learning So I was really excited to discover debut author Cheryl Hollon s first mystery PANE AND SUFFERING I learned a lot about the craft of stained glass I enjoyed the virtual tour of St. To solve her father's murder and save the family owned glass shop Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed façadeAfter Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack she drops everything to return home to St Petersburg Florida to settle his affairs including the fate of the beloved family owned glass.
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