Book: The Happenstance Marshal (The Millie Mysteries) by Michael O'Gara
|4.7 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews|
Michael O'Garaabout this book: If you think you'd enjoy a mystery with a some romance, humor, and action thrown in and wrapped in a cast of interesting characters, this may be the book for you. It is the story of a young war widow who is faced with adversity but is not about to let it get her down. There is a saying that if life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well in the heroine Millie's case it is a life lesson, her first, that "If life give you lemons set out to save a town and in the process get the badge and the gun you always wanted."
Millie's lakeside hometown of Safe Haven Harbor is broke and times are tough for the community. No one can understand why developers aren't "breaking down the doors" and the little city isn't a tourist destination. The city hires a new hunk of a city manager named Mitch to sort out the mess. By chance Millie is thrown together with him and in the process of unraveling the city's financial problems, they create sparks and uncover the roots of the mystery. It doesn't take long for Millie to realize there is a greater mystery within a mystery.
Millie sets out to prove she has what it takes to be what she has trained for. With a little help from her friends and her community, she sets out to save the city. Her quest will put her life in danger more than once and prove she has what it takes to be "The Happenstance Marshal".
One reviewer wrote, ""I found this book to be truly enchanting. It is a rare blend of mystery, romance and humor - which is rare in books these days. It is well-written, with strong character development and good chemistry between the players. When I finished it, I was eager to find the next book in the series. I haven't enjoyed a book this much in years." 5 Stars
P.S. You might ask, as one interviewer did, how the unusual title "The Happenstance Marshal" came about. Well the answer is in the story. The title is indicative of how the main character Millie becomes City Marshal Millie; by a chance circumstance. "The Chance Circumstance Marshal" doesn't "do it" as a title, thus "The Happenstance Marshal".
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