Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson – Review + 2 Giveaways

My Thoughts Seashells, Spells & Caramels is the first book in a new paranormal cozy mystery series by Erin Johnson. I quickly found myself drawn into this magical tale. Imogen has been saving for years chasing her dream of opening her very own bakery. But when her dreams go up in smoke, she’s forced to … Read More

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A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel

A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel is the third book in the Brewing Trouble Mystery series. This story is set in the fall in Pittsburgh and centers around Oktoberfest. I haven’t read the first two books in this series. However, I found myself quickly drawn into Max’s world and easily able to lose … Read More

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A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus

A Christmas Peril by J.A. Hennrikus is the first book in the Theater Copy Mystery series. Our main character, Sully, used to be a police officer, but now manages a theater in her hometown. She hasn’t had to deal with crime in several years. But when a prominent citizen is murdered, and a childhood friend … Read More

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A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander – Guest Post + Giveaway

Guest Post Thanks so much for having me on today to talk about the 6th book in the Bakeshop Mysteries, A Crime of Passion Fruit. A few years ago, I was chatting with my editor about the series and said in passing something like, “At some point I want to send Jules back to the … Read More

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Treble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz – Guest Post + Giveaway

Every recipe tells a story. Every recipe is a story. Take pie, for example. (I’ll wait while you cut us each a piece.) In every culture, there’s a dish made of fruit baked in pastry or dough. It might be peach pie in Georgia, where peaches are easy to grow, apple or cherry up north … Read More

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Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern

Guest Post Every so often, I run across a picture of Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher. She’s sitting at her kitchen table in front of a typewriter. There’s a coffee cup to her left, a coffee pot to her right, and a sweater casually draped around her shoulders. She’s wearing make-up. She’s also wearing a … Read More

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Marriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin

Marriage Is Pure Murder by Stacie McLaughlin is the 6th book in the Blossom Valley Mystery series. I have not read the other books in this series. However, I found it easy to jump right in where the story begins. I quickly felt like I knew the characters and the setting. This was a fast-paced … Read More

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