"Well worth reading"
At one time siblings Robert and Lily were card-carrying
members of the idle rich living off their father's
fortune. When the stock market crashed in 1929, the duo
was left destitute as their father committed suicide.
Sadly neither has a skill to earn a decent living, upper
class style that is. However, a relative comes to the
rescue by dying and leaving his vast estate to the brother
and sister if they move into his mansion in Upstate New
York and support themselves for the next ten years.
It proves very difficult to find work in 1932, but
neither sit idle. Robert finds a body on the property and
is determined to find out who he was, especially since
Lily's new friend Roxanne is believed to have killed her
husband though no corpse has been found. Lily knows her
friend did not commit any homicide and decides to prove she
is right. Is amateur sleuthing acceptable under the
stipulations of their inheritance? The Brewsters do not
care because they believe they must do the right thing
Jill Churchill has written a delightful historical cozy
that captures much of the ambiance of America's Great
Depression. The bewitching Brewsters brood is adjusting to
a radical lifestyle change while trying to help a
neighbor. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is enjoyable as the
characters are engaging, the plot strong and vibrant, and
the mystery cleverly executed.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 7, 2001