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WHIRLPOOL (The Julesburg Mysteries, Book One) [Kindle Edition]

Lorena McCourtney
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

WHIRLPOOL is the first book in this re-release of a popular Christian romantic suspense series, The Julesburg Mysteries. Julesburg is a small town on the Oregon coast, but there are dangerous undercurrents beneath the town's quiet surface.

Stefanie Canfield's life is swirling ever downward. Her mother's death. Her husband's infidelity, and the woman now flaunting her relationship with Hunter. An accident that has left Stefanie with brief but disturbing gaps in her memory.

Now Stefanie can only watch helplessly as fire destroys the lumber and plywood mill she and her ex-husband still own.

The only bright spot is the return of a friend from long ago, Ryan Harrison. Except that Ryan is also the arson investigator sifting through evidence at the mill - and Stefanie is the prime suspect.

The next downspin is a murder that rocks Julesburg. Did Stefanie do it? The police think she did. And Stefanie isn't sure.

When published in paperback, this book was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA award in Inspirational Romance.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1652 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AMBUFM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,784 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Get Sucked In 3 Sept. 2003
By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Stefanie Canfield is trying to adjust to the hard changes her life has thrown at her recently, including a divorce and the death of her mother. When the mill she co-owns with her ex burns to the ground, she finds herself in the unpleasant position of being a suspect.
Ryan Harrison never wanted to return to Julesburg, but his job as arson investigator brings him back. The only bright spot is a reunion with childhood friend Stefanie. But their relationship becomes strained when she finds out what his job is. The fact that he is trying to bring her back to God doesn’t seem to be helping. When she is accused of murder, however, all bets are off.
This is an intriguing book that is equal parts mystery and romance. The author does a good job of balancing the two elements. As a die hard mystery reader, I felt the mystery aspect was a little weaker then it could have been. The first chapter is a little rough while giving us the background we need to understand the characters. However, these two elements only dampened my enjoyment slightly. I got so caught up in the story and characters that I couldn’t put the book down. The spiritual sub-plot felt natural and added another layer to an already engrossing book.
Christian fiction fans rejoice! There’s something in this wonderful book for everyone. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.
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I came across this author, new to me, when searching for cheap or free titles to download to my new Kindle. I started with the Ivy Malone series which I enjoyed enormously, so when those ran out, I tried this. Not quite as good, in my opinion, but still worth a read
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An extremely well written Christian romance/thriller/mystery. I was surprised with the twist ending. I've read and absolutely loved Ms. McCourtney's Ivy Malone character. This book revolves around another, much younger, strong female character. Julesburg reminds me of the small towns I grew up in, and she captures each character with charm and wit. If you are looking for a great series, this book gets off to a great start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 July 2014
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Brilliant story it held my attention throughout.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good easy read 18 Dec. 2013
By Jean O
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I like the way Lorena McCourtney writes. She writes is a way that makes the reader want to read on and on. The Whirlpool is a typical example of this. You feel you know the characters personally by her very good descriptions and you'll find you can became obsessed to know the answers to everything that is happening in the book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story 8 July 2013
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Loved the first murders series I read by this author so thought I'd read more, trying the next 2 in line
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another good read from Lorena McCourtney 25 Jun. 2013
By A B S
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Pleased with her books `Dying to Read' and the 4 books on Ivy Malone; I was looking for more of Lorena McCourtney; and I was not disappointed with her book Whirlpooll. It all happens in Julesburg town; most people have grown up in and around each other; they think they know each other pretty well. A small town were nothing really happens. Until now. Good read, surprising end, enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Another good read from this author you can rely on this author to provide a riveting story with warm and believer able caricatures. Read more
Published on 20 Mar. 2013 by nain knowles
5.0 out of 5 stars Lorena McCourtney is a brilliant writer
This is the first book of the second trilogy written by Lorena McCourtney that I have read I am now reading the third, they are really well written gripping and totally absorbing,... Read more
Published on 21 Jan. 2013 by Larna
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlpool - Do not miss any of these books
This first book was brilliant could not wait for the 2nd one. I downloaded both the next books. Every moment I had spare my kindle was open and I vanished into this story.
Published on 21 Dec. 2012 by mil7037
5.0 out of 5 stars Lorena McCourtney
This was different from what i had read from this author but i found i could not put it down.
Published on 11 Dec. 2012 by Chrissy
4.0 out of 5 stars None
Very enjoyable read in spite of frequent use of most annoying Amercan habit of using the word "gotten" in the text. Read more
Published on 31 July 2012 by deesdream
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlpool
I love these stories which are interesting throughout and I can recommend the 'Ivy Malone'crime based books as well. Both are really good reads.
Published on 30 May 2012 by K
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlpool
Great book, real page turner that had me guessing until the end. Love this author and can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Published on 25 May 2012 by Tanya
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