Third Solstice

Book 6 in the Tyack Frayne Mystery Series Gideon s managed to swing a few festive days off, and he and Lee are looking forward to celebrating their little girl s first birthday But duty calls, and Gideon is too good an officer to ignore the summons He finds himself on the streets of Penzance, helping police the midwinter Montol celebrations It s his third winter Book 6 in the Tyack Frayne Mystery Series Gideon s managed to swing a few festive days off, and he and Lee are looking forward to celebrating their little girl s first birthday But duty calls, and Gideon is too good an officer to ignore the summons He finds himself on the streets of Penzance, helping police the midwinter Montol celebrations It s his third winter solstice with Lee, and disturbance, danger and magic are in the air His daughter is beginning to show some remarkable gifts, and not all the family can cope with them As the Montol festivities reach their fiery heights, will Lee and Gideon find a way to keep those they love best on the right side of the solstice gate
Third Solstice Book in the Tyack Frayne Mystery Series Gideon s managed to swing a few festive days off and he and Lee are looking forward to celebrating their little girl s first birthday But duty calls and Gid

  • Title: Third Solstice
  • Author: Harper Fox
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Third Solstice”

    1. harper fox is legit killing me in the feelz with these.what marvelous writing. nearly everything you could want in a story—love, and magic, and kindness, and mysterious prophecies, and ezekiel behaving appallingly in such a way as to be quite hilarious in hindsight—and more.oh, god. so much more close to perfect as makes no difference, this one.a world of things i ache to have for myself, and rejoice to see in people who don't even existve long and write lots, ms. fox. i'm counting on you.__ [...]

    2. Review written April 3, 20163 Stars - Sweet with a huge last book-part feelingBook #6Started this sixth part with hope of another solid good Harper Fox romance. A very short one this time. I liked, enjoyed but wasn't stunned. Good reading for Tyack & Frayne admirers though. ********************************************* Cornwall, south England, UKThe Tyack & Frayne series is so far six shorter (75-150 pages) novella episodes in the M/M mystery genre with a new mysterious "case" in every p [...]

    3. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Harper Fox released another book on her Tyack & Frayne Mystery series – and I knew I just had to get my paws on it pronto! I’ve re-read the series constantly ever since I got hold of the first book earlier last year and getting a glimpse of ‘em once again just makes me oh-so-happy!This installment isn’t stand-alone since it includes characters from previous books which made me really happy (much so) since I really loved the “Kitto” one [...]

    4. Cornish magic and old friends, and foes, and fire and love and humor and this:"How do you do this, Lee? All the voices, all the visions You must end up feeling as if you belong to the whole world.” “Sometimes. Until you close the doors. Then you make me feel as if I just belong to you.”Gideon and Lee are one of the most well written couples I've ever read. Two complete human beings who complete each other. In this, book six, there's nothing separating me from them. It's like seeing longtim [...]

    5. 3.5 starsThis had the same strong writing and atmospheric feel as the others in this series. Maybe it was my mood, but I didn't enjoy this as much as the others. Admittedly, I was rolling my eyes a little with the story line about the daughter and the brother's reactions to it.

    6. Wow, what a book to start the year with. Harper Fox writes so beautifully. Each word is is important to the story. Her sentences evoke a wonderful sense of place and setting. I love how quickly I am transported to Gideon and Lee's world. How the narrow streets and villages and the quirky locals seep into my brain and the actual world surrounding me disappears until I am there, in Dark, with Tyack and Frayne.Gideon and Lee. What can I say? I love these guys. And Zeke and Ma and Tamsyn and every o [...]

    7. 3.5 starsGoing home for Christmas, Lee?No. Just going home.Urgh, this book totally sailed without my knowing about it!! If I didn't see a tweet from one of the blog reviews I follow, I wouldn't know about it at all. I couldn't miss Gideon and Lee (and baby Tamsyn) story, could I?! Okay, I liked the thought that Tamsyn developed a power of her own; she does have "magical" blood running in hers, right? Even if neither Lee nor Gideon are her biological parents but Lee is family, so it's absolutely [...]

    8. "Everyone's becoming what they should be." The last for now in the series. An ending with tugs the floating threads and sets them in place, in the way they are meant to go, off the ground and well away. I like Gid & Lee's story and am happy that they are in a good place but I keep being teased by Zeke - I'd love to have his story. Ah maybe somedayl the series very happily read with Ingela - BR link

    9. Audiobook reviewThird Solstice, more than the others, is not meant to be read as a standalone. To be able to enjoy and follow the story you need all the background knowledge the previous books will give you. Not to mention the great reads they are, so don't miss out on them, start at the beginning you won't be sorry.Who ever said raising a baby was easy? Oh yeah - no one. And raising a child in the small town of Dark, where legends and myths intertwine with everyday lives, brings its own set of [...]

    10. Wavering between 3* and 4* I enjoyed it with reservations, but my continuing affection for this pair and their village bumps it upward.Didn't get the usual instant immersion into the verse, felt quite disassociative at the beginning which was partly by the author's design. It took until almost halfway for me to start getting caught up in the story with isn't great considering the length of the book. Some of this is due to the paranormal developments and will depend on how you view them - for me [...]

    11. What a very pleasant surprise! Ms Fox posts on her Facebook page that she's uploaded a new Tyack & Frayne to various sites and within the space of half an hour it's there, on my Kindle. No publicity, no fanfare, just "I've written this. and it should be uploaded by tomorrow".Definitely not a stand-alone novel as the characters, both primary and secondary are changing. Maybe not so much Lee but definitely the Frayne brothers and the baby Tamsyn. Such beautiful, image-evoking writing. Centred [...]

    12. Oh my! You couldn’t imagine my glee when I found out that Harper had released another Tyack and Frayne mystery just when you thought that their run had come to an end. It was a great Christmas present for sure. So without much ado a got a copy and got stuck in straight away. Yes, I’m a self-confessed Tyack and Frayne junkie.Even though this is book six there seems to be no running out of steam for these guys. This story revolves around the Winter Solstice and if you’re going to have lots o [...]

    13. This remains a favorite series. Lee is sweet and wonderful and strange in the right ways. Gideon is a solid cop who's had his eyes opened to the paranormal, and who is learning how to fit it into his worldview. And when to bend his views to fit. His top priority is still to keep the peace and make sure good people are safe. Especially the people he loves. In this story, the guys finally have their small daughter at home, and are coming face to face with both the usual and some unusual challenges [...]

    14. Probably not my favorite installment but enjoyable none the less. It's great to see little Tamsie is growing and her special gift is surely keeping Lee & Gideon in their toes. Zeke is becoming a firm favorite. Let's see how the final book ties things up

    15. Don't you love it when there's an addition to a favourite series, and you don't even know it's coming! And then there it is!?Yes, well, I do, and I snapped this up, and then read it, and savoured it, and loved it.Gorgeous, deserving-of-everything couple, who will protect and guard, and guide, and love.Delicious#xmas2015

    16. Another Tyack and Frayne gemI'm an unashamed Tyack and Frayne groupie. I love these two and the colourful set of characters Harper has surrounded them with. I can't imagine another place in the entire world where this sweet of characters would fit so believably well. So perfect setting, prefect story and prefect Lee and Gideon

    17. *** Audio Review ***Another great read from Tim Gilbert, but not my favourite story of the series. I loved Poltergeist Annie [aka Tamsyn], and the fact that holier than thou Zeke (view spoiler)[ and Eleanor have done the deed before marriage, and are to become parents.ah bless!! (hide spoiler)] Mrs Frayne is still around, Gideon and Lee are more in love than ever 💖, and Elowen has finally accepted that she and Lee may never be as close again because of her behaviour with Tamsyn.

    18. I love this couple, and I love Harper Fox, but this felt more like a coda or a holiday tale instead of a fully developed novella. Cameos from secondary characters in the previous books + a baby with special powers wasn't enough for me. The entire series is worth 4.5 stars, this one maybe 3.5 if I'm being generous. I hope this isn't the end of the series because if so, it is ending with a whimper not a bang. I think there are still stories to tell about Gideon, Lee and especially Tamsyn.

    19. My review for Prism Book Alliance is here. I loved this book, as I've loved all of this seriesismbookalliance/2015

    20. Ehhh. I think this one sort of jumped the shark. I'm okay with the paranormal aspects of Lee and Gideon's stories -- but after this one, what next? X-Men showing up in spandex to recruit Tamsyn?

    21. Highly recommended seriesThis one was not as emotional as the last book. We see Gideon and Lee settling into their life with their daughter. I found it entertaining watching both of their reactions to their daughters unusual talents.With Lee and Gideons relationship stable I felt this one focused more on Gideon's gifts. He has always said he was just a copper, but it was really highlighted how he always looked after the people in his little village. From the ones that most would have written off [...]

    22. Gideon and Lee continue to be one of my all-time favorite couples. Their relationship is just so supportive and sweet. And their increasingly-strong supernatural abilities continue to be increasingly fascinating. Lovely holiday story.Some Favorite Quotes:and they went back down the hallway hand-in-hand. Gideon was painfully glad that all their discussions--even the intense ones--began with this gesture of solidarity, the silent promise to find common ground."You don't have the right to preach on [...]

    23. A lovely little story with one of my favorite couples, expanding the rather mystical details of all the earlier books and adding a few new surprises. Tamsyn is a joy, and so is this book. *sigh* Somehow Harper Fix manages to ride the line between lighthearted and serious, fluffy and angsty like no one else. It's a talent, and none of her work embodies it quite like Tyack and Frayne.

    24. One of the most self deprecating of authors has written another beautiful episode in this enchanting series.Review to follow when I'm bug free :(

    25. “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” ― Marcus Aurelius, MeditationsWhether we mean to or not, we all have certain expectations for our children. Gideon and Lee, from 'Third Solstice' by Harper Fox, know all too well the issues that come up from being “different”, so they try to influence Tamsyn's behavior so she is safe, accepted, and within what society deems normal. At the same time they ex [...]

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