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Kingdom by the Sea (Romantic Suspense)

Kingdom by the Sea (Romantic Suspense) [Kindle Edition]

Jill Winters
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Product Description

Product Description

An absorbing and passionate mystery from bestselling author Jill Winters...

When archives librarian, Nicole Sheffield, inherits an oceanfront property from her Aunt Nina, she's unaware that something has been hidden for her in the house--and that more than one party is eager to get inside.  As Nicole begins piecing together clues left by her aunt, she forms an unlikely alliance with an enigmatic man named Michael, who carries a secret of his own. Capturing the beauty and chill of Cape Cod in autumn, Winters' seventh novel takes readers to a picturesque town on the coast of Massachusetts--then uncovers the secrets behind neighborly faces and the possibility of a love behind lies.  Few things are what they seem, as this richly atmospheric mystery unfolds.

"[Winters' writing] is a brilliant blurring of the lines between high art and pop culture." -New Jersey Life Magazine

"Jill Winters' skill with a sex scene is as sharp as her plotting." -RT Book Reviews on Blushing Pink

"an author for all seasons." -Midwest Book Review

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 545 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Amazon; 1 edition (1 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,805 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jill Winters is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston College. She has published five novels with Penguin Group, which have been featured on Barnes & Noble's Bestseller Lists and Booksense's Top Ten. Her debut novel, Plum Girl, was a finalist for the Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence.

Jill also contributed essays to several anthologies, including Flirting with Pride & Prejudice, Coffee At Luke's, and House Unauthorized. Her essay "The Secret Life of Mary" was selected for The Best of Smart Pop (2005).

Most recently Jill has begun a new mystery series featuring a spunky young reporter, Caitlyn Rocket. The first book in the series, THE UNPRINTABLE BIG CLOCK CHRONICLE, was released last year and spent several weeks on Amazon's Top 100 Bestseller list for humorous fiction. The second Big Clock book will be out Spring 2013.

As always, Jill loves to hear from readers! You can reach her at, Facebook and Twitter.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable romance with a suspense angle. 23 Jun 2013
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Enjoyed this although I found the heroine's apparent complete innocence about people a little bit irritating, as sadly in today's world people like that are probably few and far between so it made her a little less believable as a character!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intense and suspenseful read 4 Oct 2011
By MysteryLover35 - Published on
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Kingdom is another great read from Jill Winters. I agree with the other reviews that this book is a bit of a departure from Winters' usual style. It is definitely more serious and intense. I loved the mood she set in the beginning--it felt dark and suspicious. If you are a fan of her more humorous style though, don't worry, Winters has still sprinkled some funny lines throughout.

The story begins with Nicole, who has just inherited the house and works of her deceased aunt, a successful artist. She moves into the house with the purpose of inventorying the contents and eventually selling it. It becomes clear early on that there is something intriguing about the house; something that has many people in the town willing to do anything to get inside. While it is true that this book is different stylistically from Winters' other works, one thing that is consistent is that it kept me guessing throughout. Several characters were so suspicious to me, but I couldn't put my finger on what their angle was. I enjoyed following along while Nicole tried to unravel the clues her aunt left behind for her to find `the treasure.' Overall, great read..definitely recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable characters, even if they lack depth 7 Mar 2013
By 4kids - Published on
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This is an enjoyable weekeend/vacation read. I wish the main character was a little less gullible, although that is how she is supposed to be. It would have been nice to have the family relationships explored, but this is not that type of book. It is not a scintillating mystery, I would bill it as more of a romance novel with a little bit of mystery thrown in. It is a nice bit of escapism fluff. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kingdom By The Sea 11 April 2013
By sam - Published on
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Heroine Nicole receives an inheritance of a house by the sea, "her kingdom." As soon as Nicole moves into the house, she is plunged into mystery, danger and romance involving the "bad boy" your mother never wants you to speak to, let alone hook up with. Jill Winters writes a wonderful story with great characters involved in crazy and sometimes hysterically funny situations. You will thoroughly enjoy this mystery and contemporary romance from the first page to the last.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 26 Nov 2012
By Kathy aka The Mad Stitcher - Published on
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At first I didn't know if this was a mystery, a romance, or something else but I soon discovered that whatever it was I liked it. The twists and turns as it unfolded really kept you reading. The plot was interesting and well written. The characters were enjoyable and well developed. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 14 May 2013
By LaSandra K - Published on
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Loved the chemistry between Nicole and Michael, but I felt a little let down by the ending..., I just expected something "more" after all the suspenseful buildup. There were also some loose ends in the storyline that never got tied up.
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