A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox/ #blogtour #bookblogger #audiobook #bookreview

Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. Today we present our stop on the blog tour where I review the first novel in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox. Thank you to iRead Book Tours for our opportunity ro host.

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My Review:

I finished the first book in the series about a week ago, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audiobook.

A large portion of the book was very engaging. But, it wasn’t until chapter three that I really started to connect with the characters. After that I was all-in!

The characters were great and believeable. I only recently started dipping my toe into historical fiction, so I don’t know how people were in the past, but in this novel, every one felt real. The secondary characters like Polly, Lucy, and Gwen are great support. Mr. Hennessey, is the perfect father-figure.

Having few to little parts dedicated to Henrietta’s mother, Martha, the parts related through Henrietta were enough to make me dislike her, but still empathize with her. She was a very small part of the overall story, but her actions towards Henrietta stuck with me throughout.

I loved the two main characters, Henrietta and Clive. Henrietta’s naivete and attempts to be brave and act older is actually endearing. It makes her seem…adorable. Clive on the other hand is self assured and insecure at the same time. His character is the perfect romantic interest.

I know the novel is about both Henrietta and Inspector Howard, but I feel this first novel is more about Henrietta. Either way, I love it.

The last thing I want to tell you guys, is that the voice actress, Jayne A Entwistle, is absolutely wonderful and really brought Henrietta and the others to life for me.

I would recommend book one in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard series to readers that enjoy historical mysteries. Although it touches on some rather dark themes, there is nothing that I think I should alert readers to. Most of the more sensitive themes were abstract. For example, prostitution and suicide is only vaguely described, therefore, I think this book would be great for most young adult and adult readers.

It was engaging and exciting throughout, and I can not wait to read the second in the series: A Ring of Truth by Michelle Cox.

Join Us for this Audiobook Series Tour from Aug 31 to Oct 2, 2020!


SERIES DETAILS:


Series Title:  Henrietta and Inspector Howard by Michelle Cox


Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)


Genre:  Historical Mystery


Publisher:  Michelle Cox


Release dates:   November 2017; April 2017; April 2018; April 2019; April 2020


Content Rating: R

Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes (tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot. There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide, prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.

Book Details:

Book Title: A Girl Like You (The Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series) by Michelle Cox
Narrated by: Jayne A Entwistle
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+)
Genre:  Historical Mystery
Publisher: Michelle Cox
Audiobook Release date: November, 2017
Content Rating: R: Books 1-2 do not have any sex scenes, though there is sexual reference, Books 3-5 do have explicit sex scenes (tasteful). There is periodic swearing and violence, but not a lot. There are some dark themes (though not graphic examples) of suicide, prostitution, mob involvement, rape, drinking, homosexuality.


Book Description:

Henrietta Von Harmon works as a 26 girl at a corner bar on Chicago’s
northwest side. It’s 1935, but things still aren’t looking up since the
big crash and her father’s subsequent suicide, leaving Henrietta to care
for her antagonistic mother and younger siblings. Henrietta is
eventually persuaded to take a job as a taxi dancer at a local dance
hall—and just when she’s beginning to enjoy herself, the floor matron
turns up dead. When aloof Inspector Clive Howard appears on the scene,
Henrietta agrees to go undercover for him—and is plunged into Chicago’s
grittier underworld. Meanwhile, she’s still busy playing mother hen to
her younger siblings, as well as to pesky neighborhood boy Stanley, who
believes himself in love with her and keeps popping up in the most
unlikely places, determined to keep Henrietta safe—even from the
Inspector, if need be. Despite his efforts, however, and his penchant
for messing up the Inspector’s investigation, the lovely Henrietta and
the impenetrable Inspector find themselves drawn to each other in most
unsuitable ways.


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Author Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox

Voice Artist Jayne A Entwistle

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Tour Schedule:



Aug 31 – Bookish Paradise – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Aug 31 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Aug 31 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / guest post / giveaway

Sep 1 – Lamon Reviews – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 1 – Rebecca Graf on Medium – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 2 – Bookriot – audiobook review for A Child Lost / author interview / giveaway

Sep 2 – Rajiv’s Reviews – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 2 – Library of Clean Reads – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 3 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 3 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 4 – Rebecca Graf on Medium – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth Sep 4 – Rajiv’s Reviews – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 7 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 7 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 7 – Rajiv’s Reviews – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 8 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – series spotlight

Sep 8 – Rebecca Graf on Medium – audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – series spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 9 – Rajiv’s Reviews – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 9 – Library of Clean Reads – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 10 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth

Sep 10 – Rosepoint Publishing – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 11 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth

Sep 11- Rebecca Graf on Medium – audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Sep 14 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 14 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 14 – Rajiv’s Reviews – audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveaway

Sep 15 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Girl Like You / giveaway

Sep 15 – Rebecca Graf on Medium – audiobook review of A Child Lost

Sep 16 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 16 – Library of Clean Reads – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 17 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 17 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 18 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 18 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Sep 21 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Sep 21 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 22 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveaway

Sep 22 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth / giveaway

Sep 23 – Book Corner News and Reviews – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 23 – Library of Clean Reads – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 24 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 24 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Sep 25 – Books for Books – audiobook review of A Child Lost

Sep 25 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of A Ring of Truth

Sep 28 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 28 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of A Promise Given

Sep 29 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Sep 30 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Promise Given / giveaway

Sep 30 – Library of Clean Reads – audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveawaySep 30 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of A Veil Removed

Oct 1 – Olio By Marilyn – audiobook review of A Veil Removed / giveaway

Oct 1 – History from a Woman’s Perspective  – audiobook review of A Girl Like You

Oct 1 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of A Child Lost

Oct 2 – Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review of A Child Lost / giveaway

Oct 2 – From the TBR Pile – audiobook review of A Child Lost

Buy the Book:
Audible  ~Amazon.com
Chirp ~ Apple ~ Kobo~ Google Store

I hope you enjoyed today’s review of the audiobook, A Girl Like You by Michelle Cox. If you are interested in today’s title, you can use the links above to purchase them.

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7 Comments

  1. I am a Michelle Cox fan.
    I love her books.
    Such a realistoc historical tome period.
    Romance, suspense and not too “dirty”. A lot of inference. Very descriptive, yet, leaves a lot to my imagination.

    Michelle writes so well.

    I highly recommend her books.
    I recall when Michelle asked who we would like to meet.
    I said the Queen of England.
    Michelle comes in a close second.
    Thank you Michelle and keep writing!

    Liked by 2 people

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