Monday, April 29, 2019

Will Travel for Trouble #4-6 Boxed Set, by Minnie Crockwell (author), Michelle Babb (narrator)

Minnie Crockwell, April 2019

Minnie Crockwell, a former government worker who saved carefully and took early retirement, is still on the road in her RV--and with her ghostly companion, Peregrine Ebenezer (Ben) Alvord. As they roll westward toward the coast and warmer weather, Minnie's RV develops trouble and they need to stop. They get a tow into a nearby RV park.

They're barely registered and settled in when a shot rings out. Minnie, for once, sensibly dives out of sight under a park bench, but then she and Ben realize that the shot wasn't aimed a her, and hasn't been repeated.

They head off to the camp office, and soon discover that someone has been killed--but not by a bullet. Minnie really makes an effort to not get involved this time. Of course, she can't help herself.

This is a boxed set of #4-6 in the series, and along with investigating the alarmingly frequent violent deaths along their journey, Minnie and Ben continue to get better acquainted. Their relationship gets closer, frustrated somewhat by the fact that Minnie can't see Ben. He's only just beginning to be able to manifest strongly enough that she can sometimes feel his hand on her cheek--barely. This is not, so far, a relationship with any real potential.

Meanwhile, Minnie's ex-husband John, now a police chief in Colorado, also has a virtual presence in her life, via email. She's regretted their hasty and ill-considered divorce more and more in recent years. When John suddenly started emailing her, she didn't discourage him, and it is beginning to appear that he might regret it, too. If so, this is going to be one heck of a triangle.

These are light, fun stories, with the main weight being in the growing complexity and depth of the relationships among Minnie and her two most interesting suitors, even if she does continue to respond to interest from other guys they meet along the way.

Recommended for an enjoyable listen.

I received this audiobook free from the narrator, and am reviewing it voluntarily.

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