Official Review: The Last Baronet by Caroline Akrill

Please use this sub-forum to discuss any fiction books or series that do not fit into one of the other categories. If the fiction book fits into one the other categories, please use that category instead.
Forum rules
While in the forum's younger and less active days this used to be the one and only forum for "reviews and discussions about specific books", this is now just the subforum "other fiction" in a more well-organized "reviews and discussions about specific books" section with subforums for each genre. Check it out! :) Remember, the forums in the reviews section (including this forum) are for posting about a single book or series in topic, and the topic title should include the book's title. If you are creating a new topic, please try to post it in one of the other genres rather than posting it here in the "other fiction" section. This is only for books that do not fit in any of the other genre categories we have listed.
Post Reply
Posts: 501
Joined: 07 May 2014, 21:57
Favorite Author: Karen Kingsbury
Favorite Book: Gone With the Wind
Currently Reading: Crown of souls
Bookshelf Size: 58
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Heartaches 3 by H.M. Irwing
fav_author_id: 6216

Official Review: The Last Baronet by Caroline Akrill

Post by Acwoolet » 02 Apr 2018, 10:40

[Following is an official review of "The Last Baronet" by Caroline Akrill.]
Book Cover
4 out of 4 stars
Share This Review

What could be more entertaining then piling a bunch of strangers into a baronial hall turned country hotel? Caroline Akrill’s novel The Last Baronet takes us on a wild adventure of tragedy, murder, comedy, and a few very unexpected surprises. You can expect your emotions to be flung all over the English country side, although it is much more enjoyable than it sounds.

While financial turmoil is the reason behind the baronial hall being turned into a country hotel, it isn’t just money that is gained throughout this adventure, we are able to witness the discovery of oneself, families reunited, and so much more. Throughout The Last Baronet we are introduced to a slew of characters, including the last Baronet himself. Each character is given an incredible back story and reason for why they so desire to spend their Christmas holiday away from home; while some may want to escape the reality of their lives, others want to grow closer as a family, and still others use it as a way to plot heinous crimes. One will never be able to guess what happens next!

Caroline Akrill’s writing style is richly colorful, I felt as if I were running around the English country side, which has always been a dream of mine. The novel was written in a third person perspective, giving it a seamless flow from one character to the next. It also had the feel of a professionally edited novel, if it had any mistakes they were so minor that they were easily ignored. The authors character development was incredible, every character from the main families down to the most lowly of the secondary were fully and richly developed. The animals themselves were beautifully described and were given such vivid personalities that I could imagine playing with them myself.

There really wasn’t much that I didn’t enjoy about this novel, it was well written and thought out, the characters were believable, and the descriptions were beautiful. Occasionally there was a spot that I felt like I was kind of muddling through, but they were fairly few and far between. Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable novel that I believe many people will come to love

This novel was definitely full of adventure, mischief, and family bonding over some Christmas cheer. If you’re looking for a book to warm your heart while keeping you on your toes, then The Last Baronet is for you. Because of this, I wholeheartedly give The Last Baronet a 4 out of 4 stars. I believe that this novel as a little bit for everyone who is looking for a good book to get lost in.

The Last Baronet
View: on Bookshelves | on Amazon

Like Acwoolet's review? Post a comment saying so!

User avatar
Posts: 755
Joined: 13 Feb 2018, 12:54
Favorite Book: The year of the flood
Currently Reading: Mason Dixon
Bookshelf Size: 273
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Dont Panic Its Organic by Dr. Andy Lopez

Post by Libs_Books » 05 Apr 2018, 13:02

It's lovely to read such an enthusiastic review - the book sounds like a lot of fun.

User avatar
Posts: 283
Joined: 11 Feb 2018, 10:31
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 94
2017 Reading Goal: 0
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 108
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Believe What You Want To Believe by Alicia Kristine and George Williams

Post by DancingLady » 05 Apr 2018, 21:48

Ah, the English countryside. What a great setting to meet fabulously interesting characters. Sounds like a great book for those cozy evenings at home.

User avatar
Posts: 1
Joined: 05 Apr 2018, 12:52
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 2

Post by Addebbylekstar » 05 Apr 2018, 22:01

The book might probably motivate unity amidst families that runs a joint business ventures.

User avatar
Sahani Nimandra
Bookshelves Moderator
Posts: 1712
Joined: 27 Nov 2017, 22:49
2019 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 5
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 5
Favorite Book: Harry Potter and The Sorceress Stone
Currently Reading: MY FRIEND Marilyn
Bookshelf Size: 571
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Four Funny Potatoes! by Len Foley
Reading Device: Huawei

Post by Sahani Nimandra » 05 Apr 2018, 22:46

A English country side story sounds new to me. According to your review, to get lost in the beauty of the country side is also my dream. The rich greenery groves and the ancient looks of the buildings and houses, the moors are truly breath-taking. I love the idea of murder mystery and family it's like two peas in a pod. This is relatively new for me but really want to read this and get lost in its beauty. Thank you for your descriptive review!
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid! - Jane Austen :techie-studyingbrown:

User avatar
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 6786
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2019 Reading Goal: 95
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 9
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 94
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 244
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Memory Walker by Carly Marino

Post by kandscreeley » 06 Apr 2018, 07:16

The premise of this one sounds fun. It's almost like a Clue type deal (without the dead body.) There are a lot of characters in this one, and they each have their own story to tell. That would definitely make for a good read. Thanks!
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Posts: 39
Joined: 02 Mar 2018, 07:42
2018 Reading Goal: 40
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 20
Currently Reading: The Next Worship
Bookshelf Size: 20
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Strong Heart by Charlie Sheldon

Post by Jbluestocking2 » 06 Apr 2018, 12:15

I think this book looked inviting even from the cover but your review makes it almost irresistible! Who doesn't love colorful characters and fun surprises within a British backdrop? Definitely going on my shelf! Thanks!

User avatar
Posts: 443
Joined: 29 Apr 2017, 05:44
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 25
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 32
Favorite Book: The Barnyard Buddies STOP for Peace
Currently Reading: When Leaves Fall
Bookshelf Size: 427
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Abused But Not Broken by Jacqueline Hall-Moore

Post by CambaReviewer » 07 Apr 2018, 01:20

Sounds like a really enjoyable read. A combination of murder and comedy/ This, I definitely want to read! Thanks for a well-written heartwarming review!

User avatar
Posts: 215
Joined: 12 Apr 2018, 07:35
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: The Unbearable Machine by Megan Voysey

Post by Ginnamassa19 » 13 May 2018, 07:37

This sounds like a lovely read! So few novels are able to get the balance right between tragedy and comedy while still maintaining a solid and coherent plot, but this story seems to do just that :) Thank you for your review, I thought it was really nice to see a critique of a book that was so supportive and energetic!

Lil Reads
Posts: 238
Joined: 17 May 2018, 19:29
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 12
Currently Reading: Chip’s World: Complex #31 and The Caretaker
Bookshelf Size: 20
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Pastoring is not what you think by Elijah Oladimeji

Post by Lil Reads » 26 Jun 2018, 15:31

I think I need to add this one to my TBR list! English manor houses are so intriguing and I would love to stay in one. Richly detailed and intricate plots are great things to get lost in and since you said the characters are nuanced complex characters, this sounds like something I could enjoy over a rainy afternoon.
:coffee3-smiley: :auto-mysterymachine:

User avatar
Posts: 627
Joined: 08 May 2018, 12:47
2019 Reading Goal: 21
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 56
Currently Reading: It's Easier to Dance
Bookshelf Size: 284
Reviewer Page:
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley
Reading Device: B00I15SB16

Post by sanjus » 27 Jun 2018, 15:55

i liked your review giving elaborate insights about this book which is full of mischief and adventure and nice to see family bonding at Christmas
life is only knowing the unknown, we can do this by reading books easily

Post Reply

Return to “Other Fiction Forum”