Rated of 5
A pleasant read
Findings is the fourth in the Faye Longchamp mystery series. The book can stand alone as I had not read the prior books. The main character, Faye is an archaeologist who lives on Joyeuse Island off the Florida panhandle. Faye traced her house back to an ancestor, a freed slave named Cally who had lived in the house.
Faye has a constant companion/protector named Joe Wolf Mantooth. Joe is a Native American of the Creek Tribe. The author establishes Joe and Ross Donnelly, an Atlanta attorney, as competing love interests in Fayes life.
Much of the story revolves around a buried emerald necklace. Murders connected to Fayes work as an archaeologist occur. Faye and Joe work together to solve the murders. This puts their lives in danger. The book was light reading and included Civil War history. I did want to finish the book but with lots of foreshadowing it was not hard to figure out the ending. It was a pleasant read.