Book Review: Sweet On You (Meddlin’ Madeline) by Chautona Havig

This post was originally part of my old book review website “Christian Book Lady,” which I will be shutting down next week.

I give this book 5/5 stars.

Category: Fiction (Historical Mystery)

Madeline is one of those characters that you route for from the beginning. “Sweet On You,” by Chautona Havig is an introduction to a new sleuthing series about a young girl who has just started to realize that she wants more from life. Being the mayor’s daughter definitely isn’t dull, but Madeline wonders what her life would be like if she didn’t have to constantly struggle against the idea that young ladies are only good at raising children and overseeing the servants. At the same time she doesn’t understand the suffrage movement, and fails to understand why women want to vote. As the mayor’s daughter, she has had enough politics in her life. Her natural ability to notice details that most miss, gives her purpose but also gets her into a few tricky situations.

I am so excited about this series. I feel like we get to watch Madeline grow up, and this book was a great beginning. This book is everything you would expect from a mystery set in America’s past. I loved the style and rich vocabulary. The characters are so endearing. This will be a fun read that stretches your thinking muscles.

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