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No Jesters, Fun Read

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One of the publishers at Netgalley was kind enough to allow me an advanced reader copy of K.C. Held’s Holding Court.

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A short, YA mystery about Juliette, a teen with “Psychic Tourette’s Syndrome,” which means she often randomly blurts out phrases that seem illogical and odd, but are actually prophetic.

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Juliette lives in an odd town, the kind where when your mother leaves to be an antiques guru in Europe, and you can get a job in a castle that had been brought over from Europe, purchased from the original American procurer by a man who wants to pretend to be Henry the Eighth.

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But her crush, Grayson Chandler, works there, and she needs some cash to get a car.

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Unfortunately, her first day at work, Juliette stumbles across a dead body, and isn’t sure anyone believes her. Desperate to prove she’s telling the truth, Juliette flexes her Sherlockian skills as she makes money, gets terrified, and gets much closer to her crush than anticipated…

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Overall, I thought this story was entertaining and fun. It’s a quick, light read, and long before the story has wrapped up, you know how it’s going to end. Yet the author is having fun, and the result is a fun read. I recommend this novel if you are looking for a light beach read.

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Have you read any enjoyable beach reads lately? Let me know in the comments below!

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