Friday, September 8, 2017

Review: Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao

Title: Whispers of Warning
Title: Jessica Estevao
Series: Book Two in the A Change of Fortune Series
Published By: Berkley Books (September 19, 2017)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Historical Mystery/Paranormal
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!



Book Description:
The latest in a dazzling new historical mystery series featuring Ruby Proulx, a psychic with a questionable past who suddenly finds her future most uncertain…

Partially reformed con artist Ruby Proulx is starting to feel at home in her aunt’s seaside hotel. She loves the feeling of being rooted in one place and also feels a sense of purpose as she helps her aunt keep her business afloat by acting as a psychic medium for the hotel’s metaphysically inclined guests.


When one of the guests, renowned Spiritualist and outspoken suffragist Sophronia Foster Eldridge, checks into the hotel for a month-long stay, Ruby finds her sense of purpose expand outside the confines of home and family. Sophronia takes Ruby under her wing and mentors her in the mediumistic abilities, encouraging her to work for a woman’s right to vote. But not everyone is as happy with Sophronia’s appearance in Old Orchard. When her body is found floating in the saltwater plunge pool of a local bathhouse, Ruby takes it upon herself to solve the murder, and in the process learns that Sophronia was hiding some secrets of her own.










I was eagerly awaiting the release to the sequel Whispers Beyond the Veil. Having loved Estevao's debut historical mystery, I couldn't wait for more. 

I can say with absolutely conviction the Whispers of Warning was everything I was hoping it would be. A touch of mystery. A hint of danger, and the historical feel that I most certainly crave with a slight edge of the paranormal to really keep things interesting. 

I plowed through this faster than I did the first and soaked up every atmospheric line and page. It truly was such a delight and unlike most mysteries I read, one that truly kept me on my toes and guessing right up to the reveal of whodunnit. 

Estevao once again impressed me with her beautiful prose, wonderful seaside setting and her way of weaving accurate historical detail in with the fiction and paranormal that I so dearly crave. I couldn’t of been happier or more satisfied with how it all came together. My only regret, is that it will be a very long wait until Ruby's next adventure. 





*All thoughts and opinion are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

50 comments:

  1. Oh yes! this one looked so good and now that I see you enjoyed it a lot, I'm even more curious! I have book 1 on my wishlist

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    1. They were both great reads, I'm really loving the series so far.

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  2. I haven't heard of these books before, but I'm glad that this follow up book lived up to your expectations too! Great review!

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  3. Ooh I've never heard of this series before, but this sounds absolutely fantastic. I love that cover and I love that you were able to plow through this one basically. Always a sign of good book!

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    1. Very true! It's a fun series, I like the paranormal angle mixed with the historical.

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    1. So far the series has had some great covers.

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  5. I love historical mysteries and hadn't come across this series before. Ruby sounds great. Thanks a bunch. :)

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    1. I hope you decide to give this one a try!

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  6. This sounds awesome! Thanks for the review, Ali!

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    1. Thanks Tyler, I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  7. Sounds really good though for some reason this time period never calls to me.

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    1. That's too bad but you never know, you might like this one. ;)

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  8. I have a love/hate relationship with series. I usually love them, but I hate waiting until the next one comes out. I try to only read them after they have all come out. Sometimes I can wait and other times it's too hard and I end getting them as they come. This series sounds awesome. Great review Ali, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I think in a small way we all feel that way about series. ;)

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  9. Well dang it. I have book one on my wishlist *probably your fault* So I added this as well.

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  10. I am not so fonded with the historical books. This sounds interesting but this is not the first in my list.

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  11. I love a great whodunit, especially with a beautiful setting. I've never heard of this series, but I'd like to check it out. Maybe they have an audio version. Glad to hear it was everything you hoped for! Wonderful review! :)

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    1. I hope they do and that you are able to get a copy.

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  12. Oooh I have to look up this series. I love historical mysteries!

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  13. I don't know why I'm so reluctant to pick up these books. I should just do it!!

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    1. I was at first too but they really are a lot of fun and its nice thinking I might be learning a little bit about history along the way, however indirectly that might be.

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  14. This sounds pretty promising. I'll have to look into this one!

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    1. It's a fun series, I hope you like it!

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  15. oh a seaside setting :D I now want. I think I own this too , her writing looks beautiful

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  16. The psychic angle sounds fun, and so does the seaside setting! I like a historical mystery with just a hint of paranormal!

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  17. I don't think I've heard of this series, but I'm glad the sequel was a hit for you!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I can see you reading this series and liking it Debbie. :)

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  19. I don't spend much time reading historical mysteries, but I love the sound of that seaside scenery. Hope its not too long a wait until book 3!

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  20. i haven't heard about this book before so thank you so much for your review! :) anyway, i hope you can drop by my blog too and follow if you like. saying hello all the way from Southeast Asia! :)

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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    1. I'll check it out and thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Sounds like you really enjoyed this book. I really like the plot.

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  22. I was eyeing the book. It sounded so good and the cover caught my eye. I now I will have to read it!

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    1. I'm pretty sure you would really like this Heidi. It reminds me a bit of another series we both loved, the name escapes me but it was set in the same time in San Francisco.. shoot, anyways, you would like it.

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  23. Sounded so good that I went straight to Amazon. I just can't (won't) pay more for the Ebook than the paperback. Strange. Anyway this is one I will wait for the price to go down. Glad you enjoyed it! I am adding to my wish list. Thanks!

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    1. Glad you are adding it and I understand, I have a really hard time doing it as well.

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