Under an English Heaven An Ellie Kent Mystery When Ellie Kent moves to an English village with her new husband Graham she fears the villagers will always see her at that young American who snared their attractive vicar during his sabbatical in C

  • Title: Under an English Heaven: An Ellie Kent Mystery
  • Author: Alice K. Boatwright
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  • Page: 137
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  • When Ellie Kent moves to an English village with her new husband Graham, she fears the villagers will always see her at that young American who snared their attractive vicar during his sabbatical in California But this challenge is nothing compared to what happens when she stumbles across a body in the churchyard The villagers insist they don t know the murdered man, soWhen Ellie Kent moves to an English village with her new husband Graham, she fears the villagers will always see her at that young American who snared their attractive vicar during his sabbatical in California But this challenge is nothing compared to what happens when she stumbles across a body in the churchyard The villagers insist they don t know the murdered man, so suspicion mounts that the killer must be the incomer the vicar s new wife As evidence piles up against her, Ellie tries to stay one step ahead of the police to unravel a decades old literary mystery and love story Will others die before she can solve it And what will be left of her new life and marriage, even if she succeeds

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    1. It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.----Antoine de Rivarol, a Royalist French writer during the Revolutionary era Alice K. Boatwright, an American author, entranced me with her cozy mystery novel, Under an English Heaven: An Ellie Kent Mystery , that will keep you guessing through the pages as the main protagonist Ellie searches for the truth behind the murder of a mysterious man.Synopsis: When Ellie Kent moves to an English village with her new husband Graham, she fea [...]

    2. Under an English Heaven is one of the most delightful whodunits I've ever read. Along with the atmosphere, the plot, the back-story, the progression, the development, and the denouement, Alice has added many touches this former English major enjoyed tremendously! I was enveloped in awe when she quoted from Rupert Brooke. "Satisfying" in every way is how I shall describe it further. I was so charmed that I am now on pins and needles waiting for the next installment of the Ellie Kent series. This [...]

    3. I enjoyed this.The author painted a good picture of the little village and the characters within in. I liked the interesting contrast provided by the American in the story, who is the key character and the one through whose eyes we see the story unfold.The story was a little slow to get going but we are compensated by an easy writing style that zooms in on every scene and leaves us in no doubt where we are at any given time, and a sense that this is just the tranquility before the storm to come. [...]

    4. Which is a great title, isn't it? Of course I bought it.Unfortunately, I hated it.No, that's not accurate; it really wasn't bad, in terms of writing or all the usual reasons a book is bad. I liked some of the writing – the description of the burning of the Guy was vivid, for example. I didn't *hate* it. I just really, really didn't like it. At all.The idea is this: an English vicar, Graham, goes on sabbatical in California, comes home married; his first wife died a little while ago. New Americ [...]

    5. Up for a great mystery set in The Cotswolds? This is definitely a page-turner, written by a friend and a former colleague from my time at UC Berkeley. Loved her writing then (we worked in the Communications unit) and continue to love her work. Available online (I purchased through Barnes and Noble). A wonderful new mystery from an award-winning author (this is her second novel along with many short stories and nonfiction). Some call themselves writers and talk about it or hope someday to write t [...]

    6. This was a really fun summer read--with smart writing, a charming setting, and a likable protag. Our girl is a transplanted American married to an English vicar who finds herself a bit of an outsider in his cozy village. But things really get complicated for Ellie when it appears she has a connection to a recently murdered stranger. Or is he????

    7. loved this book. it was a quick read. I really didn't know "who dunnit" until close to the end. I felt like if I closed my eyes-I could have been there. Can't wait for more Ellie Kent mysteries!

    8. EXCELLENT MYSTERY COZYI was looking to read a light mystery. This book ticked all my boxes. Although UNDER AN ENGLISH HEAVEN won't win the Nobel prize for literature, it gets my vote for for being an entertaining page turner. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with Ellie Kent again in the second book of the series.

    9. An easy read - not too detailed and not too complicated. An interesting portrayal of a small English town, it's cast of characters and what ensues after the entry of an outsider into the 'midst. An enjoyable, light read.

    10. I am not one of those readers who is stingy with four and five star ratings. If I enjoy a book for what it is, I give it four stars. If I really enjoy it, I give it five. I really enjoyed this book, and it scratched the "cozy mystery set in an English village, preferably featuring a vicar and/or his family" itch I've been having. (I know, I have very specific reading itches.) The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is that I'm also not one of those people who tries to figure out whodunnit, [...]

    11. Well, I'm a bit stumped on how to get started with this. This book isn't normally my cup of tea, so to speak. Although I have read other cozy village mysteries — even ones with vicars and their spouses, albeit not always married vicars, nor even vicars at all, nor always in quaint villages in the Cotswolds — I'm more of a hard-boiled, noir kind of guy. So, while I've read things like Jan Karon's At Home in Mitford, Agnes Sanford's Lost Shepherd (well, no mystery there other than mysteries of [...]

    12. I love well written books, and Alice Boatwright has the talent to fit the description. Second, I was brought up on Agatha, Ngaio, Dorothy and other wonderful mystery writers. Under an English Heaven is in the same grand tradition.Ellie Kent is a recently retired academic who has met and married an English vicar, plunging her into a foreign world. Not only does she have to cope with traditional village life, but she is a ‘new’ wife where the late wife was a paragon. And there’s a stepdaught [...]

    13. Well done, classic, small English village murder mystery. Ellie Kent is an American newly married to the local vicar when the body of an old man is found dead in the church yard. He's wearing Italian underwear, and Ellie's first husband was an Italian, so Ellie decides she better figure out whodunit before the police decide she did. The only weakness is that the author relies on Ellie not being willing to tell anyone much of anything that she learns, even though common sense would dictate that s [...]

    14. This seemed so promising when I read the synopsis: an American woman marries a widowed English vicar with a grown daughter after a whirlwind romance only to find herself embroiled in the mysterious death of a drifter who is found in the churchyard. Doesn't that sound like fun? Well, perhaps if there had been the slightest bit of character development or logic to the plot, it might have been. However, there wasn't and it wasn't. (And for the record, I'd have left that vicar in the first week if h [...]

    15. I found this to be a very satisfying mystery and eagerly look forward to the next book in the series.

    16. Nice and neatI thought at first it was a typical English old fashioned mystery but I was soon caught up in who was the victim and who was the murderer very unlikely suspect

    17. This was a classic British cozy murder mystery. The reader is introduced to the new Mrs. Vicar, one Ellie Kent. It is a second marriage for both Ellie and her husband, Reverend Graham Kent. Ellie is an American and former University English Classics Professor. The Reverend Kent has charge of St. Michael's and All Angel's church in Little Beecham as well as the added responsibilities of being a widowed father of one daughter. Together the two newly married Kents have enough love to handle the lar [...]

    18. E-Reader. Murder MysteryWhile Graham Kent was on a sabbatical leave to California, he went to visit a man he met in England.While visiting him he met his daughter Ellie. They fell in love and got married in California.He's a Vicar of the church in Little Beecham. It's a small village where most people know each other. She's American and feels like an outsider.Not long after arrived to this village Ellie finds a dead body in the cemetery. She had gone out to check the church because she saw what [...]

    19. I enjoyed this book, first in a series, with an American amateur sleuth who's married to an English village vicar. The author writes well and gives what I imagine to be an accurate portrait of what it feels like to be an "incomer" in a small village. I've already bought the next book and look forward to reading it.

    20. Excellent CozyI found this book to be well written and engrossing. I will look for the next book in the series. As a rule, I enjoy cozies and, in particular, liked that this one didn’t have too many “cute” factors or gimmicks.

    21. THIS WONDERFUL MYSTERY Enhanced my yearning for the COTSWOLDS and all the beauty described here in. The characters are richly written and LITTLE BEECHAM came to life for me. I highly encourage all who enjoy a good English mystery to curl up with this one.

    22. I liked itUnder an English Heaven heralds the start of what I hope will be a long series. Mystery, a touch of angst, and a satisfying conclusion, all well written, have kept me up way past my bedtime.

    23. DelightfulA beautiful well written story of love and faith. Twists and turns till the very end. Thoroughly enjoyed it all

    24. This was a fair book. I usually like conversationally driven stories. This had a lot of narrative. I did not have the whodunit figured out before the reveal. That got a star all on its on.

    25. Loved it! A sense of energy and place that made me feel right at home - far away from home. Beautifully written, engaging characters.

    26. A light diversionThis is more a comedy of manners than a crime story. Well written and entertaining, but it does not make me want to read any continuation.

    27. I enjoyed this book. I could put it down and pick up the story line easily. I truly did not figure out the who-done-it until the end. Well written, good character development.

    28. Can a Californian College Professor find true love with her English Vicar husband while under suspicion of murder in his small town?Ellie Kent is said American, newly married to the village Vicar, Reverend Graham Kent. It’s the second marriage for both of them. Ellie is a former University English Classics Professor from California and her husband, Graham oversees St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church in Little Beecham and is the widowed father of a college-age daughter.Ellie is also a skep [...]

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