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And now for the review:
I would like to start my review by saying how stoked I was that the author Laura Childs mentioned an indigenous South African tea in this book. Rooibos Tea or Redbush as it is written in this book is a wonderful South African tea, which if you have not yet had the pleasure of drinking you have to make a plan to have some. It is a wonderful, sweet tea with a beautiful red colour that you can have with or without milk. And because it is such a sweet tea you do not need as much sugar in it. Also it is a great source for antioxidants. But enough about Rooibos Tea and onto my thoughts on Gunpoweder Green...
I really enjoyed this book, and well even though I am only on book 2, I really think that this series shows a lot of promise. The only thing I did not like is that I figured out who the murderer was again before it was revealed. I like being surprised, but this did not detract from my enjoyment. I will say though that this book has a very clever plot and is a really enjoyable mystery, also I liked that there are so many possible suspects and an added twist to this story.
I am glad that in this book Timothy Neville gets the chance to redeem himself after the ghastly impression that he gave us all in the previous book. I love the vocabulary that Ms Childs uses, her inclusion of words that are not common place is wonderful and gives you the chance to expand your vocabulary. I also love the inclusion of recipes at the end of these books as the food that gets mentioned in this book is just delectable!