Defending Angels

Defending Angels

With a long list of ethereal clients who need her help, Savannah lawyer Brianna Winston Beaufort's career choice is beginning to haunt her An already dead businessman needs Bree's help to find his murderer and prove his innocence against the charge of greed, which comes from the mightiest hand of the law, the Celestial Court. And the verdict in this case could put Bree's l With a long list of ethereal clients who need her help, Savannah lawyer Brianna Winston Beaufort's career choice is b...

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Title:Defending Angels
Author:Mary Stanton
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Defending Angels
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Defending Angels Reviews

  • John
    Oct 01, 2009

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

    First, the mystery itself is fine. Simple and a little contrived at times, but interesting enough. I would have liked to have seen or heard more of the haunting of Liz, however. Second, the idea of Heaven and Hell being a court system and a prison, respectively, was interesting as ...

    Defending Angels by Mary Stanton was a somewhat awkward start for an interesting new paranormal mystery series starring Briana "Bree" Beaufort, newbie lawyer who inherits her uncle's practice. The premise of the series is a unique take on the Southern gothic set in Savannah, GA--notabl...

    As most folks are aware, the first book in a series drops names and relies on character development, so I've given this one a 4th star for being a promising series debut. Bree came off as a quite likable protagonist; rooting for her came easy. However, I must admit that she was a bit...

  • The Flooze
    Jul 05, 2009

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

  • Marlyn
    Apr 09, 2009

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

  • Mary Ann
    Sep 02, 2018

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

  • Glenna
    May 17, 2009

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

  • Lynette
    Oct 17, 2011

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

  • Marsha
    May 08, 2010

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

    First, the mystery itself is fine. Simple and a little contrived at times, but interesting enough. I would have liked to have seen or heard more of the haunting of Liz, however. Second, the idea of Heaven and Hell being a court system and a prison, respectively, was interesting as ...

    Defending Angels by Mary Stanton was a somewhat awkward start for an interesting new paranormal mystery series starring Briana "Bree" Beaufort, newbie lawyer who inherits her uncle's practice. The premise of the series is a unique take on the Southern gothic set in Savannah, GA--notabl...

    As most folks are aware, the first book in a series drops names and relies on character development, so I've given this one a 4th star for being a promising series debut. Bree came off as a quite likable protagonist; rooting for her came easy. However, I must admit that she was a bit...

    If the same person authors a different subject, can the reading experience be a new ball of wax? I?m relieved to find it can. Mary Stanton attracted me with such an original premise and cast of characters, I collected a few non-paranormal stories too. I tried ?Claudia Bishop?s?...

    If you want something truly unique to read, Defending Angels is it. The plot and characters are quirky and refreshing. No there arent any vampires, werewolves or zombies; but, there is murder, ghosts, and angels. Bree Beaufort just inherited the law firm of her late uncle. He died in a...

  • Heather T
    Jun 19, 2010

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

  • Leslie Angel
    Sep 08, 2018

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

  • Phoena
    Sep 18, 2010

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

  • Wendy
    Jun 05, 2009

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

  • Shirley
    May 16, 2010

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

  • Faithann
    Jun 13, 2012

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

  • Myhotstylist
    Aug 31, 2010

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

  • Susan
    Aug 21, 2017

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 10, 2011

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

    First, the mystery itself is fine. Simple and a little contrived at times, but interesting enough. I would have liked to have seen or heard more of the haunting of Liz, however. Second, the idea of Heaven and Hell being a court system and a prison, respectively, was interesting as ...

    Defending Angels by Mary Stanton was a somewhat awkward start for an interesting new paranormal mystery series starring Briana "Bree" Beaufort, newbie lawyer who inherits her uncle's practice. The premise of the series is a unique take on the Southern gothic set in Savannah, GA--notabl...

  • Laura
    Mar 11, 2015

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

  • fleurette
    Apr 04, 2018

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

  • Ithlilian
    Jan 12, 2011

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

  • Anna Katharine
    Mar 05, 2018

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

  • Sen
    Jun 25, 2014

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

    First, the mystery itself is fine. Simple and a little contrived at times, but interesting enough. I would have liked to have seen or heard more of the haunting of Liz, however. Second, the idea of Heaven and Hell being a court system and a prison, respectively, was interesting as ...

  • Jessica
    Jul 21, 2018

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

  • C.
    Mar 18, 2013

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

    First, the mystery itself is fine. Simple and a little contrived at times, but interesting enough. I would have liked to have seen or heard more of the haunting of Liz, however. Second, the idea of Heaven and Hell being a court system and a prison, respectively, was interesting as ...

    Defending Angels by Mary Stanton was a somewhat awkward start for an interesting new paranormal mystery series starring Briana "Bree" Beaufort, newbie lawyer who inherits her uncle's practice. The premise of the series is a unique take on the Southern gothic set in Savannah, GA--notabl...

    As most folks are aware, the first book in a series drops names and relies on character development, so I've given this one a 4th star for being a promising series debut. Bree came off as a quite likable protagonist; rooting for her came easy. However, I must admit that she was a bit...

    If the same person authors a different subject, can the reading experience be a new ball of wax? I?m relieved to find it can. Mary Stanton attracted me with such an original premise and cast of characters, I collected a few non-paranormal stories too. I tried ?Claudia Bishop?s?...

  • Kate Thorson
    Jul 21, 2017

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

  • AngryGreyCat
    Jan 01, 2014

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

    Love this series. Wish the author would write more. ...

    Brianna (Bree) Winston-Beaufort is striking out on her own, having inherited her eccentric uncle's law practice in Savannah, Georgia. She could not be more excited: it?s an opportunity to prove herself and to move away from her well-meaning but overbearing parents. Unfortunately, her...

    First, the mystery itself is fine. Simple and a little contrived at times, but interesting enough. I would have liked to have seen or heard more of the haunting of Liz, however. Second, the idea of Heaven and Hell being a court system and a prison, respectively, was interesting as ...

    Defending Angels by Mary Stanton was a somewhat awkward start for an interesting new paranormal mystery series starring Briana "Bree" Beaufort, newbie lawyer who inherits her uncle's practice. The premise of the series is a unique take on the Southern gothic set in Savannah, GA--notabl...

    As most folks are aware, the first book in a series drops names and relies on character development, so I've given this one a 4th star for being a promising series debut. Bree came off as a quite likable protagonist; rooting for her came easy. However, I must admit that she was a bit...

    If the same person authors a different subject, can the reading experience be a new ball of wax? I?m relieved to find it can. Mary Stanton attracted me with such an original premise and cast of characters, I collected a few non-paranormal stories too. I tried ?Claudia Bishop?s?...

    If you want something truly unique to read, Defending Angels is it. The plot and characters are quirky and refreshing. No there arent any vampires, werewolves or zombies; but, there is murder, ghosts, and angels. Bree Beaufort just inherited the law firm of her late uncle. He died in a...

    I have had this book sitting on my nightstand for a while (I was cheating and piling new books on top of it instead of below). I purchased it at the strong recommendation of a friend and really against my will. :)I don?t generally read paranormals and I really don?t read religious ...

  • Jeanna Read
    Apr 30, 2014

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

  • Karenb
    May 21, 2017

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

  • Valerie
    Apr 30, 2018

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

  • Tracy Hall
    Jun 07, 2017

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...

    This book had a lot of potential and so does the series. But I won't be reading any of them. This one was enough to convince me to move on to other books or reread a past favorite. My time would be better spent binge watching on Netflix. The plot was okay. I never felt any connection w...

    What a great concept! I enjoyed the teasing hints to give us an idea of what was going on. It was written in such a way that I felt like I was the main character, especially when she gets frustrated. I love the cast of characters. There were some twists and a major reveal at the end of...

    First time reading this author. Loved how she set up the story and characters. By the time I reached the end of the book I was looking for the next only to find I had to be placed on a waiting list. ...

    This was an interesting read, but It was a bit frustrating that it's not until page 209 that you start to get a glimmer of what is happening/cosmology in the book. ...

    A wonderful story! An interesting take on an American southern mystery sprinkled with some spiritual/supernatural undertones. ...

    A fun series, very weird and woo-woo but nice comfy characters. ...

    Was kinda strange, but I think I might try reading it again, as I really like this author ...

  • Leia3771
    Aug 25, 2017

    **3.5** Defending Angels is the first book in the Beaufort & Company series. A blend of mystery and fantasy, the story focuses on Brianna Winston-Beaufort as she takes over her great-uncle?s hinky law practice in Savannah. It?s a concept with a lot of potential, although the...

    A cosy mystery-comfort food for my soul! This had everything you could want for a quick fun read. A murder, a handsome detective, fun characters, and a dog. Add angels and the fact that she had to defend the dead guy in heavenly court and what more could you ask for. Finished it in 2 d...

    Well, this is definitely not a book that will stay with you for years, in fact, I believe that I will not remember reading it in a month or so. I think that this book is a kind of missed opportunity. The whole idea behind the plot is really interesting and innovative, the character...

    Defending Angels is more a mystery or legal novel than an urban fantasy or paranormal mystery. The fantasy is barely there, and I guess I expected more angels and less defending. Even still, the paranormal characters are interesting, and the case is decent. The story was able to keep m...

    Our heroine, Bree Winston-Beaufort inherits a law practice in Savannah from her uncle. Her first night in town, as she is unpacking, she receives a call from billionaire Benjamin Skinner, who just happens to have died earlier that day. She is as confused by this as she is by the fact t...

    I couldn't even finish this book. When I got to the half-way point, I realized I was so bored. She was STILL just starting her first case -- 150 pages in and no progress had been made! Most of the time, even with a crappy book, I feel invested enough to finish reading, but I found this...

    Meet Bree Beaufort, Savannah Georgia's newest attorney for the Celestial Court. Her first case involves solving the murder of a local businessman who is accused by the court of greed, one of the 7 deadly sins. To be honest, im not sure how I feel about this book. The premise was re...

    I don't usually read mystery novels, but my mom recommended this book, so I checked it out from my local library and gave it a shot. It was so worth it, and I have already reserved the second book and can't wait to get the call that it's in and ready for pick-up. Brianna has been pr...

    This was a debute for a new series called Beaufort and Company Mysteries. This new series starts off with a bang. The characters are wonderful and exciting to follow. The heroine, Bree, is described as the woman that goes where angels fear to tread and you can believe it. The pages tur...

    It's between okay and I liked and I see potential so I'm giving it a chance. I liked that the idea was something that I haven't seen before and I'm excited to find out what will happen next. I see some missed opportunities with whatever is going on action wise, but I think the author m...

    Interesting concept. Bree inherits her Uncle Franklin's law practice in Savannah, and then the weirdness begins. People are not what they appear to be and they know more about Bree than she has shared. Celestial court beckons. ...

    What marvelous book! I will be following this series. Thanks to the author and the mountain of research that made this possible. ...

    Another awesome new series! I rarely read 2 books in a series in a row, but I would happily read book 2 in this series right now! Highly recommend. ...

    I picked this up at Second Read Books (highly recommended) on vacation in St. Augustine. It was an amusing, funny, fast vacation read. Clever paranormal premise, enough supernatural activity to be fun without being forced, and a great cast of characters. I'm amused by the idea of a log...

    Took me forever to finish this book and the only reason I can think of this is the plot holes surrounding her "client". Everyone left the main character in the dark for almost the entire book and even then didn't reveal much at all. Just as much fault is to the main character who w...