Nine Lives

Nine Lives

After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in Chicago, they stop in Lily Dale, New York and a storm forces them to spend the night. Brimming with psychics and mediums, Lily Dale is just the kind of quirky little town Bella's late husband always talked about settling down in. So when the local hotel's own After the death of her husband, Bella Jordan and her son need a fresh start. But on their way to stay with family in ...

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Title:Nine Lives
Author:Wendy Corsi Staub
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1629532487
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Nine Lives Reviews

  • Marge
    Nov 05, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...

    This book straddles the line between mystery/suspense and cozy, leaning more towards mystery/suspense in my opinion. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. Lily Dale is a town where most of the residents are psychic and during "tourist season" is full to ca...

    First in adult fiction by this author about Lily Dale a gated community in Western N.Y. for spiritualists ...

    I love this series!!! Lily Dale is a REAL psychics community!!! ...

  • Kate
    Aug 07, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

  • Linda
    Jul 11, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 19, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

  • Cornerofmadness
    Jul 18, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

  • Kathy
    Aug 31, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

  • Jana Denardo
    Aug 25, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

  • Bea  Charmed
    Sep 17, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

  • Laurie
    Oct 27, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

  • Julie
    Oct 02, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

  • Kzee Mikols
    May 26, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...

    This book straddles the line between mystery/suspense and cozy, leaning more towards mystery/suspense in my opinion. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. Lily Dale is a town where most of the residents are psychic and during "tourist season" is full to ca...

    First in adult fiction by this author about Lily Dale a gated community in Western N.Y. for spiritualists ...

    I love this series!!! Lily Dale is a REAL psychics community!!! ...

    2.5 stars. A bit repetitive and nothing happened for most of the book. ...

  • Kate
    Oct 24, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

  • Donna
    Jun 24, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...

    This book straddles the line between mystery/suspense and cozy, leaning more towards mystery/suspense in my opinion. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. Lily Dale is a town where most of the residents are psychic and during "tourist season" is full to ca...

    First in adult fiction by this author about Lily Dale a gated community in Western N.Y. for spiritualists ...

  • Lorna
    Sep 22, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

  • Kristen
    Jul 05, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

  • Paula B
    Jun 28, 2018

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

  • Debbie
    Jun 04, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

  • Linda Strong
    Jul 11, 2016

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

  • Jeanie
    Jul 25, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

  • Breakaway Reviewers
    Nov 22, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

  • Marla Bradeen
    Dec 03, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

  • Kristina
    May 07, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

  • Robin Osgood
    Jul 24, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...

    This book straddles the line between mystery/suspense and cozy, leaning more towards mystery/suspense in my opinion. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. Lily Dale is a town where most of the residents are psychic and during "tourist season" is full to ca...

    First in adult fiction by this author about Lily Dale a gated community in Western N.Y. for spiritualists ...

    I love this series!!! Lily Dale is a REAL psychics community!!! ...

    2.5 stars. A bit repetitive and nothing happened for most of the book. ...

    Lily Dale Always an interesting subject The book was a bit predictable but a nice escape. Summer fun read Interesting characters. I would recommend this as a light read ...

  • Wendi Lee
    Sep 18, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

  • Darlene
    Nov 09, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

  • Una
    Mar 20, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...

    This book straddles the line between mystery/suspense and cozy, leaning more towards mystery/suspense in my opinion. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down. Lily Dale is a town where most of the residents are psychic and during "tourist season" is full to ca...

  • Becky
    Mar 19, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

  • KRGirl
    Oct 15, 2015

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

  • Jordan
    May 19, 2016

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

  • Aribear23
    Aug 07, 2017

    Bella Jordan, a recently widowed woman, along with her 5-year-old son, Max, plan to start anew. Actually, Bella has lost just about everything trying to pay off all the medical and funeral bills. Her only hope at this time is to head to Chicago to spend the summer with her mother-in-la...

    Meh. Picked this one up for the local flavor--Lily Dale isn't too far from where I live. It sort of veered between a cast of characters who were too cutesy in their eccentricity, and a main character who was almost literally too stupid to live. The resolution of the mystery seemed to c...

    I'm a bit torn here. I love that this series is placed in Lily Dale - which is an actual Spiritualist community in upstate New York. People come during the summer to have psychic readings, visit the pet cemetery and fairy gardens, and attend classes. Many of psychics themselves live in...

    Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub is an intriguing cozy mystery with slight supernatural elements. Set in the small town of Lily Dale, Bella Jordan becomes a reluctant innkeeper while waiting on car repairs. Surrounded by physics and mediums, Bella becomes embroiled in the mystery surrou...

    I've seen Staub's books around for years but somehow hadn't read one so when the opportunity to review this came up, I said yes. The premise of the town Lily Dale is intriguing yet I was also doubtful. I hoped that Staub could sell me on it. She did, somewhat. She leaves matters vag...

    This was my first book by this author and it won't be my last. And this was a great choice for the month of October. Apparently Lily Dale is a town of Psychics and Mediums and what have you. Due to circumstances beyond her control, recently widowed Bella ends up there. And every time s...

    Many years ago, I stumbled across a Wendy Corsi Staub book in a used bookstore that I frequented. After reading the first one, I was already a fan--and started collecting more to read. I don't think that I've ever read one of her books that I didn't like. So it doesn't surprise me that...

    My review for Nine Lives by Wendy Corsi Staub will be featured at Romancing the Book Blog in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for it by visiting http://romancing-the-book.com/ ...

    Very enjoyable,mysterious,mystical read. I love Staub's Lilydale series of books,this one seems like it may be the start of a new series!!!! Bella and Max on a journey to a new life and "accidentally" lead to Lilydale,NY home of the Assembly of Mediums. Lilydale is a community of Mediu...

    (PureTextuality.com) I am pretty sure I have read other books by this author, but have no real idea-I just read too much and too many books. I loved the cover of this book and the synopsis so I ordered it from Net Galley in exchange for a fair and honest review. It wasn?t until the d...

    NINE LIVES (A Lily Dale Mystery) by Wendy Corsica Staub 4 stars Mediums, cats and little boys ? a wonderful combination! Lily Dale is a tiny town and the birthplace of the Spiritualist religion. Once a year, its residents, nearly all mediums, welcome visitors from across Americ...

    I liked the concept behind this book, but it could have used some editing. She's alone and scared in a new world and a new phase of her life. I understand, and appreciate that. However, I felt like her paranoia was constantly at odds with comfort with the area. Personally, if I wer...

    My first delve into Wendy Corsi Staub?s Lily Dale subgenre, despite having visited Lily Dale several times and seeing her books available for sale almost everywhere I turned during undergrad. This is apparently the first Lily Dale mystery for adults, though while reading it I felt v...

    Having read several of Wendy's books, I knew right away this was unlike any of her previous books I had read. "Everything happens for a reason", is said often in this book, and I have always been a firm believer in that. Mystery, murder, a cat, mystics, psychics, mediums, messages f...

    This is my first book by this author---it was okay. Loved the concept but I just felt it all kind of read like an episode of Murder She Wrote. Everything was very convenient when people just stumble across clues, hiding places and all potential single men might like the new woman in to...

    DNF ...

    Oh, how I miss having young Max and his mom, Bella, in my car! These delightful characters of Wendy Corsi Staub?s, in the first novel of the Lily Dale mystery series, have been windshield companions by way of audio CD?s in recent days. As one who loves cozy mysteries, I was exci...

    I was looking forward to reading this because it was set in Lily Dale, New York, sister city to Cassadaga FL, where I used to live. Both are spiritualist villages which means the people there hold a belief if talking to Spirit, those who have passed over and psychic readings among othe...

    I totally didn't expect this book to be what it is. I have read a Lily Dale Young Adult series by Wendy Corsi Staub where the protagonists belong to the medium community of Lily Dale and the book is overshadowed by psychic phenomena. (I liked that series very much!) I thought this book...

    I thought I would like this. It sounded like my kind of book - a town of psychics and people who talk to ghosts? Unfortunately it did not work for me at all and I didn't finish this. First off the narration was odd. Switching between first and third person was jarring and felt very ...

    I usually like Wendy Corsi Staub's books and although I managed to finish it, I almost quit several times. I enjoyed her young adult series set in Lily Dale and was originally excited that some of the same characters were in this one. However, Isabella was annoying and quite stupid whi...

    NINE LIVES is an entertaining and touching paranormal mystery. I enjoyed the characters and the small-town setting, and the heroine is someone you'll root for from the very beginning. There are enough paranormal aspects to be intriguing, but not so many as to turn off readers who might...

    I love Wendy Corsi Staub's books and I found this series during a random search on Amazon. Bella, Max, and especially Chance the Cat have now been added to my list of favorite characters. And now that I know that Lily Dale is a real place, it's on my list of places to visit. This wa...

    More like 3.5 stars. I used to live in Cassadaga, FL, Lily Dale's sister city (both are rooted in spiritualism). I liked the mystery part of this but the lead character is a bit wishy-washy and it is a tad repetitive but I plan to read more of the series. ...

    I loved this story so much!! I have loved every one of the books I've read by this author. Truly outstanding work! ! ...