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Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche

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Enola Holmes is at it again as she outshines her older brother in the world of crime solving. If you are a fan of the previous Enola Holmes books you're going to love this one as well.
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Once again, Nancy Springer has created an enjoyable, fast paced, throughly enjoyable romp with my second favorite young detective (second only to Flavia) Enola Holmes.  Springer captures the tone, pacing and attention to detail that burst off the page in the original Holmes books. The fact that she puts Sherlock in the Deerstalker cap is pretty funny too.
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At fifteen, Enola Holmes is an independent young woman who comes and goes as she pleases. When Miss Letitia Glover, asks Enola's brother Sherlock for help, Enola steps up. She goes undercover to determine if Letitia's twin Felicity did die as certified by Earl of Dunhench and Dr. Watson. While undercover, Enola discovers that another of the Earl's wives has died suddenly and mysteriously and that the fate of both wives is tied to a mysterious black barouche. To uncover the secrets, Enola requires help--from Sherlock, Leticia, Dr. Watson, a feisty horse named Jezebel, and an old friend, the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether.
I enjoy the Enola Holmes books! They're written with accuracy to the time period, and they're easy to read. I appreciate the dialogue, too, and witty, clever plot twists. Enola always surprises me with her insights. I want to be here when I grow up!
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Full of action and mystery. Enola is a wonderfully strong role model - resourceful and intelligent . Students will love reading of her adventure.
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I found this book to be interesting. I really wanted to give it a try. I do really love mystery’s books very similar to this. However I found myself getting board. Unfortunately I didn’t end up finishing this book.
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This book was such a delight. It evoked all the wit and charm of a Sherlock Holmes story, while also bringing its own YA voice. I loved the Netflix movie, and that was my only experience with an Enola Holmes story, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Was it going to have that scrapbook aesthetic, and almost interactive experience? While it wasn’t as in-your-face as the movie, the book definitely had that spunk and conversation with the reader that made the movie iconic. I’m assuming the other books in the series are similar, and if so, I will definitely be reading them.
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4.5 stars!  Enola is absolutely charming and rambunctious and this book is a must read for everyone who loved the Netflix movie!  While I would have preferred a few more twists and turns, I loved the dramatics involved in solving the case and all of the characters we got to know along the way.
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This is an excellent addition to the Enola Holmes series. I really enjoyed Enola and Sherlock working together to investigate the mysterious death of the wife of a Duke. The mystery was very good and Sherlock's involvement added a super fun element to the story for me. I hope there are more cases on our horizon for Enola and Sherlock to solve together.
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this was definitely the best in the series so far. i enjoyed it and will most likely continue the series if more comes out. they are enjoyable and easy reads, pass the time more than fine.
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First Line: Those of you who are aware of my distinguished career as the world's first Private Consulting Detectice can hardly remain unaware of the sensational way in which another Holmes of similar ilk, my much younger sister, Enola, has lately burst upon the London scene.

Summary: In the process of dealing with one of her brother's wallowing depressions, Enola stumbles upon one of his cases and joins forces with her brother to help Letitia Glover discover what happened to her sister after her marriage to the seemingly wonderful Caddie, the Earl of Dunhench.

Thoughts: While I feel that Spring may have been trying to monopolize on the popularity of the Enola Holmes Netflix movie, this book was delightful. The level and content fit that hard to reach age group between middle grade and young adult. The humor and banter between the Holmes siblings is fun. The first six books in the series are all about Sherlock being at odds and trying to find and deal with his younger sister. This novel focuses on their continued relationship as equals. Overall, a great late middle grade mystery novel. It's a quick read at only 272 pages.

FYI: This is the 7th book in the series. The previous book was published in 2010. There is a synopsis at the beginning, done with a prologue from Sherlock's point of view. You can definitely read it without having read the others in the series.
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A thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Press, and of course Nancy Springer for providing me with an eARC of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review, all opinions are my own.

This was such a fun read, I loved the whole concept behind this character and just really enjoyed the writing and the storyline. Enola is such a fun character and this was a great, quick read that kept me interested.

This wasn't the first book in the series, but it could be read a standalone.
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I just loved this book and I honestly did not know this series existed and yet here we are at book 7, and I am so excited for this series that I am reading book 1 asap and reading the entire series as a goal before the end of the year. I also saw Enola Holmes in Netflix before reading this and I found them both, the movie and the book quite enjoyable equally. 

I feel like these were my Nancy Drew back in the day, and so happy to see young readers have this character to inspire them who is smart, brave, witty, positive, and even a master of disguise. 

I felt that the world-building was phenomenal and I was quickly immersed into the story line - read wonderfully as a stand alone and this being my first book was absolutely a delight to read. I just love this YA Historical Mystery that is engaging, fun to read, with amazing mysteries to uncover.
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The latest installment of Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes series is another enjoyable foray into the world of the Holmes family. As per the norm, intrigue and investigations abound. Being a lifelong fan of all things Sherlock, I may be a bit easier to please than some. Even so, Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche is a solid story in anyone’s hands. 

We are presented with Letitia Glover, sister of Felicity who is married to the Earl of Dunhench. Letitia has received, rather unceremoniously and abruptly, news of her sister’s sudden death. But she does not believe it. Being Felicity’s twin, Letitia feels certain that she would KNOW if her sister had indeed perished. 

Enola immediately pledges her assistance and soon enough, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are also in the thick of things. Misdirection and danger are everywhere they turn as it is soon discovered that Felicity is, in fact, likely not dead. She was last seen being taken away from her home in a black barouche. Indicating she had been committed to an asylum. 

We are taken on adventures and misadventures as the wonderfully developed cast of characters seek the truth. The story and plot move the reader along and lead us down the path we know is there but can’t quite see for ourselves. How will they find and rescue Felicity? 

Pick up a copy of Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche to find out. You will not be disappointed! It stands alone or can be read in order with the other titles in the series. Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for providing a digital ARC of this title. This review is 100% voluntary and 100% my opinion.
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Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer was a pure delight! It delivers just the right amount of mystery, history, and humor.  I look forward to joining Miss Holmes on her future adventures!  Well written and sure to be enjoyed by new and old Holmes readers.  Truly a fun read!

Thank you to Nancy Springer, St. Martin's Press - Wednesday Books, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this advancer reader copy. 

I look forward to adding a copy to my personal library and also gifting future copies to family and friends.
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This was such a fun read. Enola Holmes is the fifteen-year-old sister of the famed Sherlock Holmes. But don’t be fooled by her youth, she has all the wits, skills, and sleuthing inclinations of Sherlock. 

Enola is an independent woman living in London.  When a young professional woman, Letitia “Tish” Glover seeks Sherlock’s assistance to determine the true fate of her twin sister, Felicity, Enola steps in and takes the case. 

Felicity is married to the Earl of Dunhench, and allegedly died due to a fever. All that was provided to Tish were Felicity’s cremated remains and a curt note from the Earl. 

Based on these facts and a suspicious death certificate Enola undertakes the case of finding Felicity. 

What ensues to solve this mystery is a caper involving undercover work, Sherlock, Dr. Watson, Enola’s old friend the young Viscount Tewkesbury, Marquess of Basilwether, and a wild horse named Jezabel. I was laughing out loud, y’all! 

I can’t wait to read the backlist titles in this fabulous YA series.
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A very entertaining quick read for young folks. Who knew Sherlock Holmes had a little sister named Enola? I didn’t. Who would have thought this little sister of his would be just as talented and so badass and fearless that she would have her own book series? I sure didn’t. Very well done, this is a fun, fresh and fast-paced story of how Enola and Sherlock saved two women from their husband who announced them for dead and hid them in an insane asylum: Enola came up with a super smart plan to find the asylum Flossie was locked at with the help of twin sister Tish and her team. 

Not my cup of tea and I will probably not read another book from this series because the story was too simplistic, but like I said earlier, a good selection for a young crowd.

Thank you St. Martin’s Press and Net Galley for this e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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I wish that I had read her other books before this, as I was intrigued by the character and spinoff of Sherlock, but I enjoyed it all the same. It could definitely be read as a standalone, although I would have preferred not to have begun after several books in the series.  It is a fun twist to the Sherlock and Watson tales we all know and love. She's an exciting character to read about and I appreciated the mystery itself also. I will happily read the other books in the series. Thanks so much for allowing me to read a copy of this early!
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This was a fun romp through the English countryside as Enola investigates the case of a missing twin. Leticia comes to Sherlock because she was told by her brother-in-law that her sister has died of a fever. He claimed they didn't have a funeral because she was contagious so she was cremated. Tish is sure she would feel it if her sister died. Sherlock is experiencing a bit of melancholia so Enola takes over the case. She is such a great character, smart and spunky and a perfect foil to Sherlock. This is the seventh in the series and even though I haven't read the first six I didn't feel that I needed to in order to enjoy the story. I am looking forward to reading more about Enola and her adventures.

I would like to thank Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this delightful story.
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Thanks to Wednesday Books for the arc of this title!

One sentence review: This is a fun book involving the bright, younger sister of Sherlock Holmes as she sets about solving the mystery of a missing twin sister.

Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche is book seven in Enola Holmes series. For those new to the series the beginning of the book has a quick, but thorough, summary that quickly gets you up to speed. I personally have watched the Enola Holmes movie on Netflix (and loved it) but haven't read the previous books. For me the energy, spunk, and atmosphere of the movie is fully captured.

My thoughts:

- Enola Holmes is a character you just can't help but love. She is young, smart, and independent with an adventurous spirit that makes for some fantastic adventures.

- I love the dynamic with Enola and Sherlock. The way they interact and their dialogue is just really fun to read. And picturing Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill in those two roles doesn't hurt. 😂

I think this series would be perfect for those that like mysteries with strong independent female leads. I could really see it appealing to Nancy Drew fans. If you loved the Netflix move, then this book is sure to please.
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As a long-time fan of Sherlock Holmes, books, fan fiction, and TV (watched ALL incarnations but love that #JeremyBrett), when Netflix dropped Enola, I watched immediately. I loved it. Then, I realized it was based on books. I could not get my hands on it fast enough. This is not the first book, but takes place after the Netflix series events. So, we get a view of our favorite characters as Enola barges in/takes over on Sherlock's newest case. He's in one of his funks, so she picks up the reins and irritates him out of it. Working in tangent to each other, they work to find out what's happened to their client's twin sister. Her hubby says she's dead, but her twin knows in her heart she's not. Excellent plot and beloved characters, old and new! Can't wait for the next one!
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