• The Secret of the Stones

  • A Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery, Book Six
  • By: Olivia Swift
  • Narrated by: Sarah Lynn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Katarina Jones’ sensible exterior and strong practical streak often masks her real feelings.

Ben Carruthers is terrified to ask Kat out, but when he buys a piece of land, and enlists Kat’s help with his vision, it gives him the opportunity to spend some time with her. 

When Ben has a load of landscaping stones delivered, Kat seemingly has a sixth sense about some of the stones. Will danger draw them together or pull them apart especially when Kat has trouble acknowledging that she has a sixth sense?

Their group of friends from Chestnut Hall join Kat and Ben in the search to solve the mystery of the stones.

©2018 Lirios Publishing (P)2021 Lirios Publishing

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More Romance than Mystery

The latest book in the Blooms, Bones and Stones series by Olivia Swift entitled The Secret of the Stones is once again more focused on romance than mystery. The primary characters here are Ben, who has recently purchased a property and is building a home with sample garden and landscaping on the grounds and Katerina, who is an employee of Carly's jewelry shop. As part of the landscaping project, Ben has purchased a load of stones that are from an old building site. Part of the stones in the load have some mysterious properties and are being sought out by several people.

Because this book, like the rest of the series, focuses on its own couple, it is easily read as a stand alone or as part of the series. The characters have been well thought out and developed with just enough reference and involvement of the other couples in the series. As far as the mysterious properties of the stones, the author has included information about archeology and ways to determine the origination of the stones. The inclusion of occult worshiping regarding the stones did lend more of a mystery feel to this book than the earlier stories in this series.

The narrator in this particular book did a good job with the pace and voice creation within this audiobook.

I received a copy of this audiobook from StoryOrigin and Lyrios Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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secrets of the stones

What a fun way to end this series. I enjoyed this story and the mystery surrounding the stones. It's light hearted and has a happy ending, plus you get to see the other characters. It is a fun read/listen

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Another Great Addition to the Series

This book was well written and kept me entertained from beginning to end thanks to both the author and narrator doing a fantastic job.

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

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Hallmark Like Cozy Mystery Romance- PG

So I need to start with letting you know that I have not read any of the other books in the series. That being said it didn't leave me lost or confused... so I would say each of them could probably be read as single books. This really just has a Hallmark movie feel to it with the super fast, insta fireworks love and kind of unrealistic mystery. It's not bad, but it's definitely one of those fluffy contrived books that you need to be in the mood for.

Parents- This was a fairly clean book (PG rating) no bad language or graphic violence, there's romance with kissing but nothing beyond and there's just one scene with a naked hostage girl in a witchcraft ritual - even then no real details were given.

The narrator did a good job but was a little slow for me personally. I found that 1.25-1.35 speed was better.

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

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Book 6 - final in series

Book 6 and the final in Swift's Blooms, Bones & Stones. A short, sweet, cozy mystery with romance. A quick listen with good narration. Well written with a fun storyline that has plenty of twists and turns, excitement and a romance element. Characters from previous reads in this series appear so if you have the opportunity to read / listen to this series in order I would recommend that. While this is a short read / listen I appreciate the detail Swift includes in each of the reads in this series. If didn't feel rushed or like I was missing anything which I find quite refreshing in a shorter read.

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INTRIGUING, MYSTERIOUS LOVE CROSSED STORY

REALLY GREAT STORYLINE.

ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL AGES.

NARRATOR IS GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW

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The Secret of the Stones

A delivery of landscaping stones included some very unique stones… stones that seemed to have magical properties.

This is another short and simple cozy mystery by Olivia Swift that fits perfectly with the rest of the series.

The narration by Sarah Lynn was easy to listen to and follow along. An entertaining performance.

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

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Enjoyable read/listen

The Secret of the Stones (Blooms, Bones & Stones, #6), my sixth read from author Olivia Swift. A thrilling cozy mystery. The plot is consistent & clever steadily building to a satisfying ending although the book was a bit "romancy" for me I can do romance. 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. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Interesting Cozy Mystery!

This was my first Olivia Swift's book. This is the sixth novella in the Blooms, Bones and Stones Cozy Mystery Series. I like the cover (I need a jigsaw puzzle of it!). Katarina and Ben's story is filled with mystery, and the twists and turns. The characters are interesting, and the storyline is intriguing and captivating. Sarah Lynn did a good job with the narration.

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Romancing the stones

Fun little mystery romance that filled in an afternoon nicely. l wouldn't mind getting the first five as l jumped in at book six. likeable characters and interesting clean story. Recommended.

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  • Korra II Baskerville
  • 12-22-21

Baskerville Book Reviews

Book 6 and hopefully the last in this series. I say that both because I’m burned out on listening to them as well as because the ending did a nice enough job of wrapping things up. It’s another lazy as hell copy-paste from the other books, but at least they were in danger for once.

This is another open where the mystery isn’t all that interesting and takes a back seat to the romance. Though there are other elements at work to keep the reader invested. Magic stones, a strange cult, a kidnapped woman. I like that the characters from all the past books keep reappearing and their stories get fleshed out. It feels like these people are all meant to be together as a chosen family, something I’ve always loved in stories.

The narrator was excellent. I have nothing else to say about her performance.

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
  • 12-09-21

Another one that will have you glued

Olivia Swift wrote another strong gripping story. This cozy mystery will draw you in and you’ll wonder what is going on. This story is a fantastic cosy mystery.
Hero is Ben. Heroine is Kat

Ben found some odd looking stones that he wants to show Kat. Only thing is ever time he moves them somewhere, they sort of disappear . After a while even Kat notices they have a mystery. They decide to take the stones to an expert to give some explanation.
Grab it and find out what magic these stones hold . Will it affect Ben and Kat Grab it and find out .

Sarah Lynn performance was great. Very strong, clear and smooth

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  • Angel Cross
  • 11-03-21

An intriguing mystery!

Sometimes all it takes is a generous heart to keep things on an even keel. But some mysteries can become dangerous! Great wee story to pass the time.

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  • Federica De Dominicis
  • 11-02-21

Nice story

A lovely story, sadly Sarah Lynn's performance is a bit stilted and rushed, and sounds like she is reading a grocery list. The characters are adorable, but they need a better voice.

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  • Kirsty Barrett
  • 10-28-21

Great

Great cozy mystery. Steady pace and fun characters. Would read others in series. Good narrator