Maggie Summer has three loves her antique print business, Shadows her career as a community college professor in Somerset County, New Jersey and the new man in her life, Will Brewer Her biological clock is pushing her to decide whether she s ready to add a fourth love an adopted childAlthough Will is on the road just now, Maggie s life is full She uses prints by Currier Ives, Thomas Nast, and William Ludwell Sheppard to illustrate her lectures on American cultural history, and Oliver and Dorothy Whitcomb, a wealthy couple who are on the college board, are two of her best customersWhen the Whitcombs design and dedicate a special dormitory for single parents and their children, Maggie is thrilled to become the faculty adviser to the young parents Her new assignment gives her plenty of time to think about what single parenthood would mean for her Plenty of time until one of the young mothers is poisoned, and the web of danger at the dorm threatens to encircle MaggieThere is a killer on campus Is it an outsider or someone Maggie knows and trusts Does someone want to destroy Whitcomb House or the college And is Maggie in as much danger as her students As always, Maggie finds the answers to her questions in the antique prints she knows and loves And this time, torn between her own needs and those of her students, the most important discoveries Maggie makes are about herselfRich with appealing characters and fascinating insiders lore about antique prints, Shadows on the Ivy is the best yet in this award nominated series from an author who brilliantly brings together her knowledge of prints and her love of storytelling


10 thoughts on “Shadows on the Ivy

  1. Amy Amy says:

    This was my favorite in the series, so far The college where Maggie is a professor has set aside a new dormitory solely for 6 single parents and their children, with the caveat that at least one be a single dad The school s large donors who are responsible for funding the project, the Whitcombs, hold a cocktail party in the students honor but one student falls into a coma after coming back to the dorm from the party Maggie and Mrs Whitcomb keep a vigil at the hospital and questions about th This was my favorite in the series, so far The college where Maggie is a professor has set aside a new dormitory solely for 6 single parents and their children, with the caveat that at least one be a single dad The school s large donors who are responsible for funding the project, the Whitcombs, hold a cocktail party in the students honor but one student falls into a coma after coming back to the dorm from the party Maggie and Mrs Whitcomb keep a vigil at the hospital and questions about the student s daughter lead to new revelations When another student is found dead right before she had an appointment to speak with Maggie, the police realize they are on the hunt for a killer Meanwhile, the college president is worrying about negative publicity and wants the dorm closed down immediately As Maggie digs deeper for the truth, she realizes she is putting herself in harm s way


  2. Gail Gail says:

    I really like this series of an American Studies professor who also has a business selling antique prints at markets and fairs This one takes place on her campus It was good and I enjoyed it The inclusion of print descriptions has me googling their images Mostly, too, the prints dovetail with the chapter.


  3. Samira Samira says:

    There is simply not enough character development to make the plot make sense


  4. Missi Martin (Stockwell) Missi Martin (Stockwell) says:

    I cannot get enough of the Antique Print Mystery series by Lea Wait I fell in love with Shadows at the Fair, the first book in this series and was hooked when I read the second book, Shadows on the Coast of Maine and now after reading the third book, Shadows on the Ivy, I am a CRAZED fan In Shadows on the Ivy we are hanging out with main character Maggie Summers in her hometown Things in this book allow the reader to get up close and personally with Maggie as she goes to Somerset Community I cannot get enough of the Antique Print Mystery series by Lea Wait I fell in love with Shadows at the Fair, the first book in this series and was hooked when I read the second book, Shadows on the Coast of Maine and now after reading the third book, Shadows on the Ivy, I am a CRAZED fan In Shadows on the Ivy we are hanging out with main character Maggie Summers in her hometown Things in this book allow the reader to get up close and personally with Maggie as she goes to Somerset Community College where she teaches as well as advises a house of single parents who attend the college under scholarships Even though Maggie is preparing for an antique show later in the week, that is not her main focus and this side of Maggie will have the reader loving her evenWe found out in the second book that Maggie is feeling the tug of wanting to be a parent but no one would have thought that might happen when one of the single mothers in the Whitcomb House is poisoned Maggie is pulled in so many directions as she tries to find out who poisoned Sarah and why.and when another resident at the Whitcomb House is found dead in the kitchen, her need to help and protect goes full force Again author Lea Wait will have the reader on the edge of their seat turning the pages so fast, they may get a paper cut.but if they do, it will be well worth it Readers will love everything about this series and will want to continue hanging out with Maggie until the end And after reading the LAST page, there will be no stopping


  5. Marilyn Fontane Marilyn Fontane says:

    Shadows on the Ivy by Lea Wait has protagonist Maggie Summers, a community college teacher and seller of antique prints on weekends, facing a problem in a dormitory on her campus set up for six single parent students and their under 5 year old children One of the six has been poisoned at a faculty student party and is in a coma while another has been murdered by a different poison Maggie spends one third of her time wondering who the killer on campus is, another third going on about antique pr Shadows on the Ivy by Lea Wait has protagonist Maggie Summers, a community college teacher and seller of antique prints on weekends, facing a problem in a dormitory on her campus set up for six single parent students and their under 5 year old children One of the six has been poisoned at a faculty student party and is in a coma while another has been murdered by a different poison Maggie spends one third of her time wondering who the killer on campus is, another third going on about antique prints either as long headings to each chapter or as lectures to her students and the last third worrying about her own single status while wanting to be a mother.The murders are interesting although it seems rather long for the one who had nicotine poisoning to conveniently remain in a coma while the one poisoned with fish pond cleaner hardly seems to be talked about much It also seems strange to have any dormitory on a community college campus, much less one set up for single parents and their children one child each under five, no less, and one of the six must be a male Touch unrealistic and that is background All the material on antique prints is irrelevant to the story although she did try to find a print slightly related to the chapter, and with one only one the gold fish it actually was relevant I got a bit bored, but fortunately it was a short book and generally pleasant However I don t think I ll try another by Wait


  6. Michelle Michelle says:

    3.5 stars This is the third book in the series Maggie is acting as an advisor for a new residence facility for students who are single parents When one single parent becomes violently ill and ends up in coma after attending a party hosted by the school, Maggie feels obligated to help find out whether or not this was a deliberate attack Maggie is also struggling with her own feelings about having a child or the possibility of adopting, and is shocked to find that she has been named as guardi 3.5 stars This is the third book in the series Maggie is acting as an advisor for a new residence facility for students who are single parents When one single parent becomes violently ill and ends up in coma after attending a party hosted by the school, Maggie feels obligated to help find out whether or not this was a deliberate attack Maggie is also struggling with her own feelings about having a child or the possibility of adopting, and is shocked to find that she has been named as guardian in event of the young mother s death When another member of the community ends up dead, Maggie begins to pull together evidence of bad behavior behind the scenes in the college and may end up risking her own life in order to find out the truth As usual, each chapter begins with a description of an antique print


  7. Ann Boytim Ann Boytim says:

    Maggie Summer is an antique print dealer but her main job is as a professor teaching art at a local college Maggie is also a faculty advisor to a small group of students living in single family housing One of the students falls ill at a faculty party and ends up in a coma and then her roommate is found dead The one woman in a coma has a four year old daughter and this little girl is being taken care of by the other single parents at the house Maggie s office is trashed and someone tries to b Maggie Summer is an antique print dealer but her main job is as a professor teaching art at a local college Maggie is also a faculty advisor to a small group of students living in single family housing One of the students falls ill at a faculty party and ends up in a coma and then her roommate is found dead The one woman in a coma has a four year old daughter and this little girl is being taken care of by the other single parents at the house Maggie s office is trashed and someone tries to break into her home The police believe the two women were poisoned and the list of suspects grows


  8. Sherry Sherry says:

    Antique Print Mystery 3 Maggie is at work as an American Studies professor at a New Jersey community college, where she is also the advisor to the six single parent students in Whitcomb House When Sarah, a quiet young mother feels faint, nauseous and falls into a coma at a reception at the home of wealthy college Trustees sponsoring the Whitcomb House program, including residential space for parent and child, full scholarships and childcare, life becomes dangerous, secrets are threatened and Antique Print Mystery 3 Maggie is at work as an American Studies professor at a New Jersey community college, where she is also the advisor to the six single parent students in Whitcomb House When Sarah, a quiet young mother feels faint, nauseous and falls into a coma at a reception at the home of wealthy college Trustees sponsoring the Whitcomb House program, including residential space for parent and child, full scholarships and childcare, life becomes dangerous, secrets are threatened and future of college is endangered


  9. Crystal Toller Crystal Toller says:

    This is the continuation of the series about Maggie Summer who is a college professor at a community college in Somerset, New Jersey When one of the students at a dorm the college has just set up ends up poisoned, Maggie decides to try to find out how it happened How she unravels the mystery makes for a very interesting addition to the series Highly recommend this book and the series.


  10. Miriam Miriam says:

    Another exciting mystery who done it featuring Maggie s Summers and her fantastic prints The mystery is twisty but so are the other characters My favorite part is the descriptions of prints How I wish there were reproductions of the prints The ending is a real surprise as is the killer.