Book Review: Such A Tease (Meddlin’ Madeline) by Chautona Havig

Such a Tease by Chautona Havig

This book is the 2nd book in the Meddlin’ Madeline Series. For a review of the first book, “Sweet On You,” click here.

I give this book 5/5 stars.

Category: Fiction (Historical Mystery)

Such a Tease,” is an amazing sequel to Havig’s first Meddlin’ Madeline book, “Sweet on You.” Though Madeline is determined not to make the same mistakes, she still has a lot to learn. When she tries to be more considerate of the people in her life that care for her, she still can’t seem to kick her meddlin’ habit of investigating crime, and I’m glad.

One of the many things I loved about this book was the way Madeline has learned to show others grace and mercy, for the most part. While in the last book she was right about most people’s attitudes and actions, she came off as judgmental. In this book, she tries to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

Vernon Smythe is back as Rockland’s local villain, or is he? Even Madeline isn’t sure. And if you’re hoping to get some more Russell and Madeline time in, you won’t be disappointed. Or will you?

I know I’m taking this book’s title a little too literally, but hey, it’s fun to tease.

If you love a good mystery, this book’s playful style and impressive wit are sure to win your admiration. I can’t wait for the next installment of Meddlin’ Madeline. This is yet another winner in a long line of amazing books by author Chautona Havig.

As always, happy reading!


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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.