This was a really fun and captivating read. From the moment I started it, the quirky fun tone grabbed me straight away and immediately I was interesting on see what would happen.
I really liked the main character Jules, she was spunky and smart and I enjoyed reading her view of the events. The mystery itself was also captivating and compelling. I was guessing all the way through and trying to decipher Jules' psychic Tourette's Syndrome to work out who had done what and I thoroughly enjoyed the journey.
I also like the way the romantic storyline weaved through they main mystery storyline. I did guess a little early on how it would pan out however that didn't detract at all from the enjoyment of reading the journey to get there.
I loved the community of characters that Ms held created, each of them were distinct, colourful, intriguing an interesting from Jules' eccentric grandma, to her more serious mother, the dramatic Cami, Hank Bacon (King Henry). I wanted to learn and read more about all these characters and read more stories in this with these characters.
This book appears to be a stand alone but I really would love to read more adventures with these characters and this community whether it be more adventures of Jules on the job as the maid of Kent, Hank Bacon and Jules' mother or Cami or Bree. I really enjoyed reading about all these characters and would love to visit them again.
A disappearing dead body, a psychic nun, a castle and a whole lot of fun. How could you not want to read this book.
I loved it and gave it 4 stars
Sapphired Dragon XX
Holding Court by K C Held
Title: Holding Court
Publication date: 1 March 2015
Author: K C Held
Sixteen-year-old Jules Verity knows exactly what's in store at her new job at castle-turned-dinner-theater Tudor Times. Some extra cash, wearing a fancy-pants dress, and plenty of time to secretly drool over the ever-so-tasty--and completely unavailable--Grayson Chandler. Except that it's not quite what she imagined.
For one, the costume Jules has to wear is awful. Then there's the dead body she finds that just kind of...well, disappears. Oh, and there's the small issue of Jules and her episodes of what her best friend calls "Psychic Tourette's Syndrome"--spontaneous and uncontrollable outbursts of seemingly absurd prophecies.
The only bright side? This whole dead body thing seems to have gotten Grayson's attention. Except that the more Jules investigates, the more she discovers that Grayson's interest might not be as courtly as she thought. In fact, it's starting to look suspicious...
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