Posts Categorized: Book Review

Nov 15 2018
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A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes

A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes

My Thoughts

A Vintage Death by Mary Ellen Hughes is the second book in the Keepsake Cove mystery series. I adored the first book and was so excited for this one to come out. In this installment, Callie is trying to figure out who wanted a local B&B owner dead – suspicion is on his estranged wife, but Callie knows Dorothy is innocent. She sets out (along with a visiting author, Lyssa) to prove Dorothy is innocent and track down the real killer. A Vintage Death has a great balance of time spent visiting with the characters we know and love in Keepsake Cove, and sleuthing out the mystery with Callie. I felt that the clues were presented in such …

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Nov 13 2018
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Killed on Blueberry Hill by Sharon Farrow – Review

Killed on Blueberry Hill by Sharon Farrow – Review

Killed on Blueberry Hill by Sharon Farrow
A Berry Basket Mystery #3
Kensington • October 30, 2018

It’s peak tourist season in Oriole Point, Michigan—the blueberry buckle of the fruit belt. Nothing draws the crowds quite like their annual carnival. And nothing turns it sour faster than murder…

The Blueberry Blow Out festival has begun and it’s time for Marlee Jacob, owner of The Berry Basket, to shine. Unfortunately, it’s also bringing out the worst in her fiancé Ryan Zeller. Ryan’s rivalry with Porter Gale, owner of Blueberry Hill Farm, spills over into a very public and very ugly fight. And after they compete in the pie-eating contest and a raucous tug of war, their orchard blood feud takes a deadly turn…

The death …

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Nov 08 2018
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Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett – Bein’ a Grandma Ain’t Bad Atall – Review and Giveaway

Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett – Bein’ a Grandma Ain’t Bad Atall – Review and Giveaway

Murder in Her Stocking by G.A. McKevett
A Granny Reid Mystery #1
Kensington • October 30, 2018

As the Moonlight Magnolia Agency revisits old memories on Christmas Eve, Granny Reid takes the reins back thirty years to the 1980s—back when she went by Stella, everyone’s hair was bigger, and sweaters were colorful disasters. But murder never went out of style…

Christmas has arrived in sleepy McGill, Georgia, but holiday cheer can’t keep temperamental Stella Reid from swinging a rolling pin at anyone who crosses her bad side—and this season, there are plenty. First an anonymous grinch vandalizes a celebrated nativity display. Far worse, the scandalous Prissy Carr is found dead in an alley behind a tavern. With police puzzled over the murder, Stella …

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Oct 23 2018
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The Cow Said Neigh by Rory Feek – Review and Giveaway (Plus Free Coloring Pages!)

The Cow Said Neigh by Rory Feek – Review and Giveaway (Plus Free Coloring Pages!)

The Cow Said Neigh by Rory Feek

From New York Times bestseller Rory Feek, one half of the singing duo Joey+Rory, comes The Cow Said Neigh!, a fun and humorous tale of farm animals who wish they were like the other animals . . . which leads to a farm-full of confusion! This delightful book will be a family favorite for years to come.

The Cow Said Neigh! is the story of some peculiar farm animals who wish they were like other animals on the farm. The cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, the dog wants to be inside like the cat. Soon the entire farm is in chaos!

With silly farm …

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Jul 15 2018
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Tied Up with Strings by Madeline McEwen

Tied Up with Strings by Madeline McEwen

Tied Up with Strings by Madeline McEwen
A Serebral Seniors Mystery Book 1
Imajin Qwickies • December 11, 2017

Big mysteries often come in small packages…

When curmudgeonly private detective Betty Grape visits a young friend, who is housesitting in a remote village in England for Christmas vacation, something seems out of place. Her friend, Catia, is visibly nervous. Is she worried about the young men in the decrepit caravan in next door’s back garden? Or is Catia involved in the disappearance of the homeowner’s invalid wife?

As an American, Betty discovers the locals are full of friendly gossip but taciturn about solid facts. Though they are determined to keep Betty from butting in on their territory, she blunders through the social morass …

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Jun 28 2018
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In the Grip Of It by Sheena Kamal

In the Grip Of It by Sheena Kamal

In the Grip Of It
by Sheena Kamal
on Tour June 1 – June 30, 2018

Synopsis:

On a surveillance assignment for a child custody case, PI-in-training Nora Watts finds herself ensconced in a small farming community on a beautiful hippie island in the Pacific Northwest, a place with a reputation for being welcoming to outsiders. But when she arrives there, she discovers her welcome quickly wears thin. Perhaps too quickly.

Salt Spring Island, with a history as a refuge for African Americans fleeing the bonds of slavery, is not a place of refuge for her—and, she suspects, may not be for the people who live there, either.

As she investigates, nothing about this remote community seems to add up. It gets personal as Nora confronts …

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Jun 15 2018
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Dangerous Places by Susan Hunter – Review and Giveaway

Dangerous Places by Susan Hunter – Review and Giveaway

My Thoughts

Dangerous Places by Susan Hunter is the third book in the Leah Nash mystery series. Leah is a former reporter turned true-crime writer. She’s just coming off a book tour for her first book when a childhood friend asks her to help clear her brother in the unsolved disappearance of his high school girlfriend. Leah isn’t interested in getting involved but feels an obligation to after her friend is killed in a car accident.

This is a mystery that I actually managed to figure out some of the ending well beforehand, but I didn’t get it all right. The author still managed to throw in a few twists and turns that I definitely didn’t see coming. Leah is …

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Jun 09 2018
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Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch

Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch

Character Interview with Alex Vlodnachek

1) Alex, what made you want to be a reporter?

Well, I’m kind of nosy. So the idea of being able to ask questions for a living was appealing. I also felt like it was a way to contribute and make the world a little better. Plus, have you ever been in a newsroom on deadline? Electric.

2) If you could instantly solve one problem in your life, what would it be?

Let the entire world know that I didn’t kill my late boss, Everett Coleman. Or sleep with him. Or even like him.

3) What’s your go-to dinner recipe?

Pizza delivery. I know three different take-out numbers by heart.

4) What does a typical day look …

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Jun 08 2018
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A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie – Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

A Cowboy of Convenience

(Sheridan Sweethearts #2)
By Stacy Henrie

Inspirational Historical Romance

Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages

June 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical

Groom by Agreement

A real home–it’s what Vienna Howe dearly wants for her young daughter. Yet the ramshackle property she just inherited hardly qualifies. She can’t afford the repairs–until foreman West McCall suggests they start a dude ranch together. For propriety’s sake, they’ll need a marriage in name only…a practical solution for two wary hearts.

Years ago, West convinced Vienna to marry a man of means, never realizing how cruel her husband could be. Guilt-ridden, he intends to secure the lovely widow’s future. But despite …

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May 11 2018
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Go to Sleep, Sheep! – Children’s Book Review and Giveaway

Go to Sleep, Sheep! – Children’s Book Review and Giveaway

Go to Sleep, Sheep!
Bedtime Barn #1
Illustrated by Sydney Hanson
Board Book
Thomas Nelson • April 3, 2018

Go to Sleep, Sheep!, the first book in the Bedtime Barn series, features silly, sleepy sheep on the cover and a great, big, colorful barn as the background. Die-cut to the shape of the barn, this book is sure to catch the eye of parents and children alike! With a funny story and engaging artwork, the Bedtime Barn series has the potential to be a unique, popular good night book.

Barnyard themes are popular for showers, nurseries, and entertainment for children, making this book series a timely topic and thoughtful gift option. Go to Sleep, Sheep!,the delightful first story in the Bedtime Barn series, …

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