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When Claire Fitzpatrick returned to Rose Hill after working in Hollywood for twenty years, she never dreamed she had come home to stay. Three months later she is working at the Bee Hive Hair Salon, sleeping in her childhood bedroom, and wondering what to do with the rest of her life. When one of her customers is murdered, Claire is determined to find out who did it and why When Claire Fitzpatrick returned to Rose Hill after working in Hollywood for twenty years, she never dreamed she had come home to stay. Three months later she is working at the Bee Hive Hair Salon, sleeping in her childhood bedroom, and wondering what to do with the rest of her life. When one of her customers is murdered, Claire is determined to find out who did it and why. She’s also learning that when a situation feels familiar, it may be a sign to run in the opposite direction. Police Chief Scott Gordon doesn’t believe Rose Hill’s crankiest octogenarian died from natural causes, but he dreads calling in the Sheriff’s homicide detective Sarah Albright to help him prove it. He’s finally engaged to the love of his life, and he doesn’t want anything, or anyone, to rock the leaky boat that is his relationship with Maggie Fitzpatrick. Everyone in town has an opinion about their wedding, but the person whose opinion matters most – Maggie – doesn’t want to talk about it. It’s June in Rose Hill, and along with the warm sunshine and blue skies have come political upheaval, shocking scandals, and an outbreak of mysterious murders.


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When Claire Fitzpatrick returned to Rose Hill after working in Hollywood for twenty years, she never dreamed she had come home to stay. Three months later she is working at the Bee Hive Hair Salon, sleeping in her childhood bedroom, and wondering what to do with the rest of her life. When one of her customers is murdered, Claire is determined to find out who did it and why When Claire Fitzpatrick returned to Rose Hill after working in Hollywood for twenty years, she never dreamed she had come home to stay. Three months later she is working at the Bee Hive Hair Salon, sleeping in her childhood bedroom, and wondering what to do with the rest of her life. When one of her customers is murdered, Claire is determined to find out who did it and why. She’s also learning that when a situation feels familiar, it may be a sign to run in the opposite direction. Police Chief Scott Gordon doesn’t believe Rose Hill’s crankiest octogenarian died from natural causes, but he dreads calling in the Sheriff’s homicide detective Sarah Albright to help him prove it. He’s finally engaged to the love of his life, and he doesn’t want anything, or anyone, to rock the leaky boat that is his relationship with Maggie Fitzpatrick. Everyone in town has an opinion about their wedding, but the person whose opinion matters most – Maggie – doesn’t want to talk about it. It’s June in Rose Hill, and along with the warm sunshine and blue skies have come political upheaval, shocking scandals, and an outbreak of mysterious murders.

30 review for Lilac Avenue

  1. 5 out of 5

    Evgeny

    First things first: I need to mention I received this book from Goodreads giveaways. If you like romance and/or chick-lit genres, add one more star to my rating. Claire Fitzpatrick came back to her hometown Rose Hill from Hollywood where she used to have a soul-killing job with good money. Rose Hill is a small town, the kind where everybody knows everybody, privacy is non-existent, and gossip travels faster than the speed of light - by the way, modern physicists think nothing can move faster than First things first: I need to mention I received this book from Goodreads giveaways. If you like romance and/or chick-lit genres, add one more star to my rating. Claire Fitzpatrick came back to her hometown Rose Hill from Hollywood where she used to have a soul-killing job with good money. Rose Hill is a small town, the kind where everybody knows everybody, privacy is non-existent, and gossip travels faster than the speed of light - by the way, modern physicists think nothing can move faster than that; I suggest looking into this phenomenon for a counterexample. For a little while Claire had a temporary job in a local beauty parlor, but one of her client turned up dead under suspicious circumstances and her old Hollywood demons began catching up with her at the same time. She and Police Chief Scott Gordon start looking into the recent death, but their investigation is hampered by their personal lives, corruption, political power plays, and different law enforcement people fighting to get a piece of pie. I need to explain my rating: the book is good, but not what I expected of it. The mystery part was good, but it was fairly obvious who the culprit was by the end of the first third of the book. The rest of it was spent by Clair's preparation for Scott and Maggie (his fiancée) wedding. The problem with the wedding was that all the people involved decided to make it as complex as possible with Maggie creating a lion's share of complications. If you read a romance novel, it is a fairly typical situation. In the conclusion I would like to repeat that the book is good despite my low rating and it definitely deserves one more star if you like romances.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ayacchi

    3.5 stars It really is a cozy mystery, I forgot about the crime. A bit disappointing for not giving an enclosure to it, but I guess it's to be continued. The first half was stressful. So many characters, so many things happened in the past I didn't know, and so many people-with-link that I thought it was impossible in real life. I know it's a small community, but when your relatives and colleagues know any resource you can use, it's too fictional for me. It's also more complicated than other cozies 3.5 stars It really is a cozy mystery, I forgot about the crime. A bit disappointing for not giving an enclosure to it, but I guess it's to be continued. The first half was stressful. So many characters, so many things happened in the past I didn't know, and so many people-with-link that I thought it was impossible in real life. I know it's a small community, but when your relatives and colleagues know any resource you can use, it's too fictional for me. It's also more complicated than other cozies I ever read (which is a few). Again, it's a small community so everyone's past seems to entwine with others, especially in romantic way. But the second half was better and the author told us some back up stories I don't know whether it was on previous books or not. The ending makes me curious as well. Like, will the MC make the same mistake and such. But I think I won't touch this series no more. At least for now.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ellen White

    Mamie at ninth seven waiting for her coffee, and regales of how it use to be served. She tells us as she walks along, hoping to make it back home. A fall and she tells her heart to stop, to save her some trouble, It was murder but why. Then we have Claire of what she is doing with the signs of age. Scott and Maggie engaged, but she won’t talk about it. The drama and murder continues in this good series

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved Daisy Lane so very much and decided to try the next book in the series, Lilac Avenue. Lilac Avenue is not as good as Daisy Lane. In Daisy Lane, a woman was coming home at the end of the book. She is coming home to her husband and son. She is home. In Lilac Avenue, she has not arrived home yet and she is not married. This drove me crazy. The author had a habit of writing: he said, she said, etc. in conversations. I don't recommend it and I won't be finishing the rest of the series. I loved Daisy Lane so very much and decided to try the next book in the series, Lilac Avenue. Lilac Avenue is not as good as Daisy Lane. In Daisy Lane, a woman was coming home at the end of the book. She is coming home to her husband and son. She is home. In Lilac Avenue, she has not arrived home yet and she is not married. This drove me crazy. The author had a habit of writing: he said, she said, etc. in conversations. I don't recommend it and I won't be finishing the rest of the series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Why would anyone want old, ill Mamie Rodefeffer dead. Claire Fitzpatrick having recently returned home and now without a permanent job is curious. A continuation of the Rose Hill series, with its romance and mystery. Overall a enjoyable well-written cozy mystery

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ellen Shaw

    Did you always wonder about Claire? Here are the answers, the book, not the review! Why is she so single? What are her beauty secrets that made her so fabulously wealthy? And one that still puzzles me; how can she get so much done in a day?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Pannell

    I love the Fitzpatrick family! What a wonderful mix of crazy and sane and just plain entertaining! A compelling mix of humor and some angst, and oh yeah, there is mystery, too. I started out of order, but I will go back and read the books I missed.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    very good

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Smith

    The amount of characters was confusing.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Nice romance

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kitten Peters

    Great book Hard to write a review without giving part of the plot away. So, it was like this, a murder, two ex wives, family, greed, and happiness. Must read the entire series!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Melinda

    I love this series. Each book is better then last. I would write more but I am heading straight to Hollyhock Ridge.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sandra Osborn

    I am hooked on this series

  14. 4 out of 5

    Shirley

    "Lilac Avenue" by Pamela Grandstaff tells the story of Claire Fitzpatrick who moves back to her hometown after a twenty year absence. Claire, who is accustomed to the Hollywood lifestyle and the glitz and glamor associated with it, soon discovers that living in Rose Hill will require quite an adjustment. While getting reacquainted with old friends, planning a friend's wedding, and contemplating a new career path, Claire wonders if true love will ever find it's way into her life. When one of the "Lilac Avenue" by Pamela Grandstaff tells the story of Claire Fitzpatrick who moves back to her hometown after a twenty year absence. Claire, who is accustomed to the Hollywood lifestyle and the glitz and glamor associated with it, soon discovers that living in Rose Hill will require quite an adjustment. While getting reacquainted with old friends, planning a friend's wedding, and contemplating a new career path, Claire wonders if true love will ever find it's way into her life. When one of the residents is found dead under suspicious circumstances Claire also takes on the role of an amateur detective and assists the Chief of Police in unraveling the mystery. "Lilac Avenue" has a perfect balance of mystery, suspense and romance. This book has relateable characters and a very realistic portrayal of small town life. I really enjoyed this book. I receive a complimentary copy of this book through Goodreads. Thank you.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton

    This series just keeps getting better and better! I was not too surprised that Mamie's relatives finally did the old battleaxe in, and while you knew from the get-go who the main suspects were, it was difficult for them to prove it. I also loved all the hoopla about Scott and Maggie's wedding. What a unique way to handle a wedding for a reluctant bride! I enjoyed all the deep introspection into the personal relationships between characters and the struggle Claire and Delia face daily, trying to This series just keeps getting better and better! I was not too surprised that Mamie's relatives finally did the old battleaxe in, and while you knew from the get-go who the main suspects were, it was difficult for them to prove it. I also loved all the hoopla about Scott and Maggie's wedding. What a unique way to handle a wedding for a reluctant bride! I enjoyed all the deep introspection into the personal relationships between characters and the struggle Claire and Delia face daily, trying to deal with Ian's increasingly hostile Dementia. I have a friend who went thru this with her husband a year or so ago, so I know first hand how difficult that can be. All of this together makes a really compelling read, and a wonderfully deep series.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Carlin

    The Rose Hill series keeps getting better and better. This book focused on Claire and Kay, the latter being the City Administrator also running for mayor of Rose Hill. During the time frame of this book Maggie, Hannah and most of their extended family are on a beach vacation so all the unofficial sleuthing is done by Claire and Kay. Since Scott is with Maggie (yes, they're now married) at the beach on a month's leave, there is a new police chief covering law enforcement in the town. The current The Rose Hill series keeps getting better and better. This book focused on Claire and Kay, the latter being the City Administrator also running for mayor of Rose Hill. During the time frame of this book Maggie, Hannah and most of their extended family are on a beach vacation so all the unofficial sleuthing is done by Claire and Kay. Since Scott is with Maggie (yes, they're now married) at the beach on a month's leave, there is a new police chief covering law enforcement in the town. The current mayor and his cronies are getting their due for embezzlement from the city's coffers. Since I am binge reading the series, now I'm on to the next one, Sunflower Street.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    This volume of the Rose Hill series again features newly returned Claire who is trying to solve the murder of a client, (and one of the town´s crankiest senior citizens), and is also trying to plan Maggie´s wedding to Scott as a surprise, so that Maggie can enjoy it without feeling like everyone is pressuring her. As usual the interactions between the townspeople is almost as much fun as the solving of the mystery. On to the next in the series!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Linda Howard

    Rose Hill Series This is # 6 in the Rose Hill Series.. A great series. I have one more book to Read. Can't wait to start it. If you love a good clean mystery I would recommend this series For you to read. Rose Hill Series This is # 6 in the Rose Hill Series.. A great series. I have one more book to Read. Can't wait to start it. If you love a good clean mystery I would recommend this series For you to read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Michele bookloverforever

    poor Claire...finds another body. this time mean mamie. then Courtney is killed too. Claire stumbles on to a scam which she helps expose. then she's almost murdered herself by the man who killed Courtney. poor Claire...finds another body. this time mean mamie. then Courtney is killed too. Claire stumbles on to a scam which she helps expose. then she's almost murdered herself by the man who killed Courtney.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jill Manzanarez

  21. 4 out of 5

    Chase Middleton

  22. 4 out of 5

    Beth Durrett

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sonja Dalglish

  24. 4 out of 5

    Helen Hodge

  25. 5 out of 5

    rhett byrd smith

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lenora

  27. 5 out of 5

    Abbie

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ann Hood

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mom

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