This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. The former partner end’s up dead with Raphael the top suspect. I cannot wait to read the next installment in A Fixer-Upper Mystery series. She has a direct line to all those Amish creations through her sister back home. Judging from other reviews, I'm out of the mainstream in my dislike for this book. In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect husband. The seventh book of the Fixer-upper series find Shannon Hammer working her largest project for Raphael Nash, an billionaire who has purchased a large piece land in Lighthouse Cove. He has plans for a worldwide eco conference while the reconstruction is occurring. She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle is the seventh A Fixer-Upper Mystery. Rafe also wants them to use. In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove on the coast near Mendocino, California, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. She is restoring the house for Marigold, his wife. You have successfully joined our subscriber list. She rents out the two apartments over the garage during the tourist season and when she's not restoring Victorian houses, she continues to work on the huge backyard garden that her mother loved so much, giving herb cuttings and flowers to her closest friends to use in their Main Street shops. Now Shannon lives alone in her family's rambling Victorian house, while her dad Jack lives in his RV—which is usually parked in Shannon's driveway. This series is quite good and I do recommend reading it from the first book through to prolong your entertainment and enjoyment as well as building a foundation for the relationships among the characters. When one of the bad guys makes fun of a character's girlfriend for being uninteresting and for h. Judging from other reviews, I'm out of the mainstream in my dislike for this book. When Rafe’s old business partner, Dillon Charles is murdered, there are a host of suspects who could have killed the unpleasant man. Shannon Hale is back in action with one of the largest jobs she's had to date. But the tone just didn't work for me. There's a kind of saccharine quality to all of the characters, and the women are all so reliably paired up with men who want to take care of them (and even though they push back on this, it's definitely there). We get to see things from Shannon’s perspective which can be highly entertaining at times (like with the smart mice). I love old houses, and the idea of a construction company that specializes in the restoration and reconstruction of old Victorians makes me happy in my soul. I love this series and wish I could visit Lighthouse Cove and meet the characters in person. Excellent characters elevate an already exciting plot to make for a fabulous and entertaining read! Shannon with help from her boyfriend, Mac work to uncover the culprit. Story line was great, I never guessed the killer. She is restoring the house for Marigold, his wife. As the conference continues, there are a series of unfortunate events including another death. Shot Through the Hearth is told in the first person which I normally dislike, but it works for this series. Things are moving along until his X- business partner arrives holding to lure him back to his business. Sketch Horn, an author, is also in attendance and Mac is not thrilled (wait until you meet him). Shot Through the Hearth is a captivating cozy mystery with a barn building, flirtatious fauna, puzzling patents, malicious mushrooms, wacky worms and a dazzling detective duo. Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle is the seventh A Fixer-Upper Mystery. It has progressed naturally over the course of the series and they seem to complement each other nicely. As seen seen on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. The story moved quickly and there were plenty of twists to keep me guessing. The seventh book of the Fixer-upper series find Shannon Hammer working her largest project for Raphael Nash, an billionaire who has purchased a large piece land in Lighthouse Cove. Their best friends were the guys on the crew who took the girls under their wing and showed them the proper way to use tools and machinery. He has form a Foundation named after his wife. In addition to the restoration, Rafe has asked that a new barn be built, the old barn repaired, land be cleared and a new eco-greenhouse be built in time for a survival conference he plans to host the next ye. It seemed she was just nosy and lots of speculation . Among those friends is her former babysitter Lizzie Logan, who owns Paper Moon and runs it with her darling husband Hal. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. I love this series, and I loved this book. I found Shot Through the Hearth to be a delightful cozy mystery. And there's Emily Rose, who's in her early 40's. It can be read by those familiar with the series as well as newcomers. And that woman is Shannon Hughes, owner of Hughes Restoration and an expert in Victorian home restoration and renovation. But Shannon also experienced firsthand the great divide between the tourists and the townies, leisure class versus working class, rich versus poor. Because of the town's emphasis on the Victorian style, she became an expert, right down to the best type of screwdriver to use on nineteenth century screws. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. From the Fixer Upper Mystery … While Mac worries about Shannon's sleuthing, he is supportive and jumps in where needed. And that woman is Shannon Hammer, owner of Hammer Construction Company and an expert in Victorian home restoration and renovation. I found Shot Through the Hearth to be a delightful cozy mystery. There's just something magical and homey in an old house. I especially enjoyed Shannon’s reaction to the smart mice (it was hilarious). He is found dead and all the clues point to Raphael as the killer. But I found the MC annoying. Shannon Hammer is excited by the challenge of Rafe’s project. Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. Soft-spoken Marigold Starling owns the Crafts and Quilts shop, a specialty shop featuring exquisitely made Amish products. He has form a Foundation named after his wife. I won this book through a giveaway contest on. He not only wants his Victorian farmhouse renovated, Rafe wishes a unique tower (the Ecosphere) to be constructed and for them to hold a barn raising. Fixer Upper Mysteries: Framed for Murder Shannon Hammer, owner of Hammer Construction Company, is an expert in Victorian home restoration. It will be Shannon and her crews first barn. I can't wait for the next one. Another great addition to this charming, fun series! There's a kind of saccharine quality to all of the characters, and the women are all so reliably paired up with men who want to take care of them (and even though they push back on this, it's definitely there). She better be quick at figuring out this mystery though or she and one of her friends may end up dead in the process. The cast of characters is growing but all feel like old and 'new' friends. Good mystery with lots of suspects. In many ways, this book was what I've come to expect for this series. Characters are rich, I could almost picture their faces. True, it's very easy to read, and the protagonist is smart and capable. I hope the next book is better. Fixer Upper Mysteries: Concrete Evidence When Mac first moved to Lighthouse Cove, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. I n the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove on the coast near Mendocino, California, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. And that's a good thing, because something else is about to show up in this amiable seaside town. I had been so over-extended on my ARC reading that I hadn't had a chance to pick up this book until now. She owns the town's very proper Tea Shoppe on the Town Square. The only thing Shannon is now worried about is the barn raising, never having done anything like that before, but one of her staff has friends in Pennsylvania and so he headed over there to take part in and discuss how to do a barn raising. But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work. Despite her many friends, lately Shannon finds herself feeling a little lonely because it's been awhile since she had a special man in her life. Overall I enjoyed this book and will be continuing in the series. by Berkley. Fun to read! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I love reading about Shannon and Mac and Shannon's family and crew.