Posts Categorized: Book Review

Dec 18 2016
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Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany – Review

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany – Review

As this is a busy time of year, I’m sharing short/sweet reviews and ratings.

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany

is the first book in the new cozy mystery series, A Year-Round Christmas Mystery. This is a great holiday cozy mystery. Merry is such a fun character and I loved sleuthing along with her. The town of Rudolph sounds absolutely delightful. I adore Christmas and think I would love living in “Christmas Town”.

Several events have Merry thinking that someone is trying to sabotage Christmas. This culminates in the murder of an out-of-town reporter. Merry doesn’t mean to get involved, but she knows that if her shop, and the others in Rudolph are going to succeed this Christmas season, then the …

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Nov 13 2016
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Death at First Sight by Lena Gregory – Guest Post, Review + Giveaway

Death at First Sight by Lena Gregory – Guest Post, Review + Giveaway

How Mystical Musings Came To Be
by Cass Donovan

Hi. I’m Cass Donovan, owner of Mystical Musings, a small psychic shop on Bay Island. My shop sits in the perfect location. The front door faces the boardwalk, and the back door faces the beach. I love sitting on the back porch and looking out over the bay, watching the boats headed to Long Island, the kids playing on the beach, and tourists flocking to the lighthouse that overlooks it all. It brings back such fond memories from my childhood.

Though I grew up on Bay Island, I left seventeen years ago to go to college and only returned last year after my psychiatric practice and my marriage both failed. But …

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Oct 31 2016
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The Elf by Max Dune – Book Review

The Elf by Max Dune – Book Review

My Thoughts
The Elf by Max Dune

I made a few mistakes last night:

1) I went to bed at 10:00 PM.
2) I took my Kindle to bed, thinking I would ‘start’ a book.
3) I started reading ‘The Elf‘ by Max Dune.

Now, those things might not seem like mistakes…except…I had to work the next morning. And…The Elf is unputdownable (I’m going to say that’s a word). There is so much I love about this story. From the unique plot to amazing characters, I was pulled in from the start. It is so engaging that you won’t want to stop reading it once you start. Lucian might just be my favorite character of 2016. He is smart, strong and loyal. He is …

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Oct 26 2016
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White Chicken Chili from 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous by Lisa Leake #100DaysFastandFab

White Chicken Chili from 100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous by Lisa Leake #100DaysFastandFab

As a cookbook ambassador, I received an early copy of this book for free. I voluntarily read the book and I am sharing my honest review here.


100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous

In her first cookbook, 100 Days of Real Food, Lisa Leake revealed how simple it is to think out of the box in the kitchen by replacing unhealthy prepackaged and processed foods with “real food”—mouthwatering meals made with wholesome and familiar ingredients. Now, Lisa is back with 100 quick-and-easy recipes and simple cheat sheets that will work with every family’s busy lifestyle.

100 Days of Real Food: Fast & Fabulous gives Lisa’s devoted fans and newcomers exactly what they want, quick and tasty favorites for breakfast, lunch, …

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Oct 17 2016
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Murder, She Wrote: The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher – Review @BerkleyPub

Murder, She Wrote: The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher – Review @BerkleyPub

The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher

I love the television show Murder, She Wrote. It’s always been one of my favorites. I have a few of the books in the series, penned by Jessica Fletcher (of course!), Donald Bain and Renee Paley-Bain. This is the first one that I’ve read and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long. The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher is a great mystery.

When a life-long resident of Cabot Cove, Cliff Cooper, is convinced he will die soon, he asks Jessica to make sure his house is sold and his grandson inherits the money. There were so many twists and turns in this book that I couldn’t put it down. Strange noises in the house make it seem like …

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Oct 05 2016
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Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere – Review + Giveaway

Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere – Review + Giveaway

Masking for Trouble by Diane Vallere is the second book in the delightful Costume Shop Mystery series. In this installment, Margo is facing a hectic week at her family’s costume shop, Disguise DeLimit. It is the week leading up to Halloween, which is typically their biggest week. This year, a local big wig is funding the Halloween party, and he decides that only businesses on his payroll are eligible to provide things for the party…including costumes. This pushes out Disguise DeLimit and infuriates Margo.

When the big wig winds up dead, with Margo standing over his body, things get a bit hairy. Besides the murder mystery, there is also the business of the costume shop, and her secret …

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Sep 28 2016
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Review: A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley

Review: A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley

I checked this book out from the library to read. My review is not influenced in any way. This post contains Amazon affiliate links; thank you for supporting Brooke Blogs.

My Review

A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley is the first book in the Writer’s Apprentice Mystery series. This is one of the absolute best cozy mysteries I have ever read. Seriously. It is so good.

Lena London can hardly believe it when she gets the opportunity to interview for a position with her favorite author of all time. Lena is an author also, and it turns out that she and Camilla Graham are the perfect pair. I absolutely adore Lena and Camilla. They write so well together …

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Sep 26 2016
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Dying for Data by Cassidy Salem – Review + Giveaway @csalem11

Dying for Data by Cassidy Salem – Review + Giveaway @csalem11

My Review

Dying for Data by Cassidy Salem is the second installment in the Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth cozy mystery series. The series is set in Washington DC and features think tank employee Adina Donati. Adina has a knack for getting wrapped up in mysteries.

I read the first book, Think Murder earlier this month, and I was excited to continue reading this series. We find out that some things have happened since Think Murder ended. Adina has had a few dates with both of the interested guys in her life. In fact, she is on a date with Bruce when the police show up and begin questioning restaurant patrons about a violent crime. However, things get …

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Sep 25 2016
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Think Murder by Cassidy Salem – Review

Think Murder by Cassidy Salem – Review

My Book Review

Think Murder by Cassidy Salem is the first book in the Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth mystery series. I received this book for review since I am reviewing the second book for a blog tour. I thought the plot sounded good and I was looking forward to a Washington DC set mystery.

Adina finds herself wrapped up in the murder of a coworker. At first, no one can figure out why the victim was killed or who would want to do that to her. As the plot unfolds, it seems there is more than meets the eye in this case. Adina is right in the thick of things and is in danger herself.

I like the characters and the setting of …

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Sep 23 2016
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Max at Night by Ed Vere – Children's Book Review + Giveaway #MaxAtNight

Max at Night by Ed Vere – Children's Book Review + Giveaway #MaxAtNight

Max at Night by Ed Vere

In this delightful companion to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Max the Brave, Max is on a mission to find the Moon before bedtime.

Max is done being brave, and now it’s time to sleep-all he has to do is say good night. But something’s wrong! When Max goes to say good night to the moon, it’s nowhere to be found. Unable to sleep without finishing his nighttime ritual, Max embarks on a journey to find the moon and wish it a good night.

With the same loveable character and bright, graphic illustrations as Max the Brave, Max at Night is sure to delight young readers and adults alike.

Sourcebooks

My Book Review

Max …

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