A return to the Aurora Teagarden franchise is on TV tonight, and with it arrives a new mystery for our intrepid sleuth cannot resist finding a puzzle inside. We catch up with Aurora (Candace Cameron Bure) as she searches for a home to buy. Still hanging onto the inheritance she was given by a former friend, Aurora knows what she wants, but everything her mother (Marilu Henner) has shown her simply isn’t right. Until she sees the Julius House, a place that comes with a mystery attached. The family that once lived there disappeared four years ago without a trace.
Being the mystery buff she is, Aurora sets to uncover clues, and discovers things detectives miss. All of this she does while relying on her best friend (and reporter), Sally and her almost-official-boyfriend, Martin (Yannick Bisson).
As is the hallmark of this series, ‘The Julius House: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery’ is another wonderful addition to this cozy series. Based on a series of books by Charlaine Harris, the librarian character of Aurora Teagarden is one you’re sure to find endearing, as if she could step straight off the page to become our best friend. Here is a brief rundown of some things that happen in this installment.
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- + Things go down between Aida and her beau, John. What I won’t say. You must watch and find out.
- + Speaking of Mrs. Teagarden, Aurora vexes her mother like nobody’s business.
- + The dynamics of Aurora and Martin’s relationship is off the charts adorbs.
- + Aurora again solves a cold case. (Revealing this is nospoiler, because when doesn’t this girl figure out the mystery!?)
In short, anyone who loves Hallmark mystery brand will not wish to miss this. The mystery is fun to piece together (I totally figured it out!) along with Aurora and since I’d not seen the film proceeding it, this was my introduction to Martin. Being a fan of actor Yannick Bisson (hello, Detective Murdoch), it was a joy to see him star in a contemporary piece. Suffice to say, I hope his Martin sticks around as the whole 25-dates-before-he’s-officially-her-boyfriend bit is, as I’ve already said, delightful. Also a highlight is Aurora’s cute wardrobe. I love her style and the fun accessories she pairs with everything.
Those of you who like Candace Cameron Bure won’t want to miss this. Those of you who love the Canadian drama, Murdoch Mysteries shouldn’t miss this. Those of you who prefer old-fashion entertainment won’t be disappointed. If that’s your cup of tea, this may have a modern setting, but there’s nothing that prevents this from nostalgic charm.
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