The Portugal Sapphire (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)

The Portugal Sapphire (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)

Title:The Portugal Sapphire (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery)
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages

After months of unemployment, her bank account dwindling, Ainsley Walker is starting to wonder if her career as a gemstone detective will ever take off.

THEN

Her life changes when she accepts an offer from a handsome importer to travel to the country of Portugal—the gorgeous but overlooked jewel of Western Europe—to search for a sapphire azulejo that has been stolen from an historic chapel.

On her fast-paced adventure, Ainsley explores thieves’ fairs, antique trams, ancient Roman ruins, and the dangerous roads of rural wine valleys. She finds joy, pain, friendship, duplicity, and murder—and, most importantly, a renewed sense of purpose in life.


    The Portugal Sapphire (An Ainsley Walker Gemstone Travel Mystery) Reviews

  • Lucinda

    2 1/2. The story is okay, but the main character doesn't stand out much.What I had problems with was all the Portuguese phrases, translations, etc. For an English-speaking reader, I guess it would be ...

  • Johanna

    I just never liked or believed the main character. She seemed to stumble through the plot in a not particularly endearing fashion. The romance seemed like an afterthought and did nothing to improve th...

  • Kathy

    I am surprised by the low ratings this book has gotten. Yes, it has typos and grammatical errors, but most books nowadays do, especially ebooks. While it is not the best mystery story I have ever read...

  • Jan Bandich

    Another delightful adventure with Ainsley Walker which gave me a great overview of Portuguese history and geography before I left for my tour of the Back Roads of Iberia with Overseas Adventure Travel...

  • Helena

    I just can't like a book with so many errors and stereotypes about my country!If you want to learn about Portugal don't read this... There are some facts right but a lot wrong! The Marquês do Pombal ...

  • Patricia

    Very light reading which doesn't require much thought-- good on a plane or at the beach or pool. I did learn a few facts about Portugal. This book is part of a series but I don't plan to read any othe...

  • Pat

    Another Ainsley Walker gemstone mystery, this one set in Portugal. Since I know little about the country, I enjoyed the travel commentary as much or more than the mystery itself. As usual, Ainsley is ...

  • Marilyn Dahl

    This book was a very slow read. For a mystery there was no real suspense. It just kind of plodded on and made it difficult to get into any of the characters. The ending felt like the author realized t...

  • Ron

    A fine travel mystery. Travel to Portugal where a sapphire azulejo has been stolen from an historic chapel. Ainsley Walker explores thieves’ fairs, antique trams, ancient Roman ruins, and the danger...

  • Tom

    It has its moments (i.e., flashes of brilliance), but they are offset by underdeveloped areas and kind of a letdown ending. On a 10-scale, I'd rate it a 5;so I'm rounding up by giving it a 3 on this 5...