• The Secret of the Pendant

  • A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Olivia Swift
  • Narrated by: Sarah Lynn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Corby Santana receives an unexpected inheritance from her great-uncle, whom she doesn't really remember, she learns that he has left her a house, along with a very unique turquoise and silver pendant. For Corby, it seems like a piece of good news, but she's not sure, especially when the will states she needs to wear the pendant when she visits the house. 

What secrets does the house and the pendant hold in store for Corby and her friends?

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The Secret of the Pendant

An unexpected inheritance leads to a mystery with a paranormal twist.

Olivia Swift continues this series with another clean cozy mystery. I enjoy the fact that this is a self contained story but we see familiar characters from the other books in the series.

Sarah Lynn’s narration was well done. I would certainly listen to more of her work.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Romance and Mystery

As with the other books in Olivia Swift's Blooms, Bones and Stones series, The Secret of the Pendant is more focused on the romance of the primary couple than the mystery although this book does have more of a mystery feel than the earlier books. The reader was introduced to Corby and Carlo in book four of the series and book five is their story. As the story begins, Corby receives a letter from an attorney and when she follows up discovers that she has inherited a house, some money and a pendant from her great uncle that she has not seen since she was a child.

Carlo offers to help Corby when she goes to see the property and when they arrive, they discover a neighbor inside the house. The neighbor states that he took care of the property for Corby's uncle after the uncle moved to a different town. As Corby and Carlo explore the house, they discover that someone has been digging holes in the basement. This discovery make Corby uncomfortable and they decide to come back the next day and change the locks.

I found this book to be better than the previous ones in the series due to the increased mystery focus but also because the narrator for this one spoke at a considerably better pace and did a better job of create distinguishably different voices for the characters. I also felt that the character development and integration of them within the story had better flow. It was also interesting how the author incorporated the main characters individual family backgrounds and history within the book.

I received this audiobook from Story Origin and Lyrios Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Another Great Addition to the Series

Another great addition to the series that kept me entertained with the fun story line and more terrific character work by the author. The narrator did her job fantastically in bringing this story to life.

I received a copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving my honest review.

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book 5

This is book 5 in Swift's Blooms, Bones & Stones series. Short but didn't feel rushed, a sweet, suspenseful cozy mystery / romance. Main character is Corby who's finally happy in the life she's made for herself when a surprise inheritance, a mystery and her past all come to invade. Several characters from previous reads are included so if you have the opportunity to read / listen to this series in order I would recommend but it's not necessary. Short, sweet and satisfying.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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secret of the pendant

Another cute mystery filled with love and friendship as well. This story involves an old mystery surrounding a family heirloom, mystery about treasure and old love. It is a fun quick read/listen that will make you feel good

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Lovely tale

l like the sense of community in this series and they way they support the new girl in town. Narrator has a nice voice although a little stilted at times.

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REALLY GOOD STORY

REALLY ENJOYABLE STORY. WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW.
ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.

NARRATOR IS GOOD AND EASY TO FOLLOW

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Great Paranormal Cozy Mystery!

This is the fifth novella in the Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery Series. I liked the characters, the mystery, the twists and turns, and the romance. This is a great and sweet paranormal cozy mystery. Sarah Lynn did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. I like this series!

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Enjoyable read/listen

The Secret of the Pendant (A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery - Book Five), my fifth read from author Olivia Swift. A cozy mystery with a strong paranormal presence. The plot is consistent & clever steadily building to a satisfying ending. Becky Boyd's narration adds to the enjoyment. “I received a free Audible copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. I look forward to the next book in this series The Secret of the Stones (Blooms, Bones & Stones #6). (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Korra II Baskerville
  • 12-22-21

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I really hate the ending of this book. Not only is it insultingly lazy to reuse the same ending in 4 of 5 books, but it’s also the second time where it doesn’t even make logical sense. Due to some plot contrivance, a character needs to show up and confront the protagonists with a gun, only to be disarmed immediately. Proving for the fourth time now that the characters were never in any hint of danger, removing any tension the scene could have possibly had…. again!

I really, really want to give this book a do not read rating based on the ending alone. The only thing preventing me from doing so is the mystery. I enjoyed it quite a bit, more than the others for sure and I wish it was a longer novel for that reason.

The audiobook narrator does an excellent job of doing voices and bringing characters to life.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 12-12-21

Let this story shine through

Love this series. This is book 5. Olivia Swift the author wrote a story with Paranormal , cozy mystery. Olivia Swift wrote a very delailed story , strong characters. It will have you glued till the end wondering what’s next .
The Pendant is a family heirloom , what secrets does it hold. A ghost decides to make a an appearance, why .
This listen has everything you need , a mystery, a love story, and it’s paranormal ghost , what more do you need .

Sarah Lynn performance again was fantastic. She did it fantastic with her tone . Her voice is strong and smooth.

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  • Kirsty Barrett
  • 11-29-21

great

great books. improved as they went along. funny, gentle and great reads. will relisten to them as well.

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