Sunday, May 24, 2015

5 Star Great Read in The Cemetery Club by Blanche Day Manos


  
The Cemetery Club (Darcy and Flora Cozy Mystery) by Blanche Day Manos & Barbara Burgess is a great cozy mystery that mixes faith, mystery and family along with suspense that leaves you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.


Darcy has come home to her mother’s after the death of her husband. When her mother Flora along with Darcy find the body of Flora’s good friend Ben at the cemetery then things get really interesting  and dangerous for Darcy and Flora. Can they find out why and who killed Ben before more people are killed or the killer succeeds in killing them?


Darcy and Flora remind me of my daughter and me. We have a special bond and it seems we can always find ways to make things interesting. I think I could feel right at home sitting in their kitchen sharing stories while drinking coffee. That is part of the charm of this book, being able to feel like you know them and could be right in the middle of this mystery helping them solve it as well as getting in trouble right along with them. I like that the book keeps you guessing. It is one of those books that you don’t want to put down but then when you get to the end you wish there was more. It has just the right mix of suspense, faith and family. I give this book 5 stars and would highly recommend it to others.

I think one of my favorite quotes from the book is, pg. 38 “Trust God, Darcy. He knows the end from the beginning.” This is a very comforting thought. And then another favorite was “To her way of thinking, in all times of stress, coffee helped.” Pg. 48. I so agree!


I loved this book. I think that anyone who likes a good mystery, with twists and turns will want to read this book. I can’t wait to read the other two in the series.


If you want to learn more about this book and series you can go to Blanche Day Manos website at



Until Next Time:

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Puppies, Mystery and a Ski Resort add up to a fun read in Puppies In Paradise by Kathi Daley























Good mystery, a little romance, a ski resort and puppies what could be better and these are what make up Puppies in Paradise A TJ Jensen  Paradise Lake Mystery by Kathi Daley.

This is the first TJ Jensen book I have read but even though it is the fifth book in the series it can be read as a stand alone without being lost on what is going on.

TJ's friend has been injured in a car accident so TJ is watching her friends dog and puppies while she recoups. Their is a big winter storm and the small town and resort are closed off. When a friend of the Jensen family is killed TJ vows to find out who the murderer is. With the help of Kyle, Hunter and Roy, the deputy, they work at finding Nolan's murderer but in so doing also find themselves solving an old mystery Nolan was working on too.

This is a fast paced enjoyable read. It has actually two mysteries as well as a surprise ending to both of them. I like the closeness of the family and friends. TJ is someone you could sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee with and feel like you were long lost friends. She is a strong woman who has a good sense of family and isn't afraid of hard work, along with a good head on her shoulders.

If you are looking for a good fun cozy to read don't miss this book or series. I will be reading the other four books in the series now too.

If you want to learn more about this series, Kathi Daley or her other series check out her website at:

www.kathidaley.com

You can also connect with her on Facebook.

Next up is The Cemetery Club (Darcy and Flora Cozy Mystery book 1) by Blanche Day Manos



Until Next Time:

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Fantastic Read Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco Releases 28 Apr 2015








Have you ever read a book that leaves you going Wow I love this book and leaving you wanting more? Well Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco is that kind of book. I would give this book 5 plus stars and more.

This is the third book in the Candy Coated Series and each book has gotten better and better. Allie McMurphy is back with a bang in this book.  She is settling in to the Island community on Mackinac Island and trying so hard to be one of the Islanders. She is in charge of the fireworks show for the Fourth of July festivities but things start going wrong when her pyrotechnics guy and the fireworks are blown up. Can she find out who has done this terrible deed and get things back on track for the Fourth before anything else goes wrong?

This is the best book of the series so far, and the other two were really good. Allie is more sure of herself and starting to fit in better with the island people. I really like how she is becoming more secure and self assured in this book. She is smart, confident and yet still the same sweet, nice and at times still naïve person. There were times I felt like I do in a scary movie when I am thinking don’t go in there or run the  other way and the people just stand there or go in when they shouldn’t, I know you know what I mean, but then Allie and all the others have good instincts and deducing skills too. It is a good mixture of characteristics that makes Allie and the others, like Jen and Liz, who they are and who we love.

This book is more intriguing and tense than the others and I like that. The plot is great and there are so many different suspects that you won’t guess right away who is behind all the trouble or the reason it is happening.  The book has twists and turns that lead you down a path to whodunit, several believable suspects as well as some romance and a lot of characters that you can relate to.

I have always wanted to go to Mackinac Island and reading this book makes me want to go even more. The Island itself is a very important unique part of the whole plot and book. I love the closeness that Allie has with her friends and the quaintness of the hotel and fudge shop. Fudge making brings back some great memories of my Grandmother and me making fudge together. I love the recipes that are included and can’t wait to make the Pecan Pie fudge.

I cannot say enough how great this book is and it can be read as a stand-alone book but the other two books are good too. I hope you will run right out and get this book I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

If you want more info on this book or the others in this series go to


Book will be released tomorrow 28 April 2015. Make sure you get a copy


I was given this book by the author for my honest review.

Until next time:

GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA, SOME CHOCOLATE, A GOOD BOOK AND KEEP ON READING!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

History + Mystery = An Excellent Read with The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn
















 If you are a fan of historical fiction, suspense, intrigue  mixed with a historical mystery and faith then you must read The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn. This is a fast paced and interesting read. It has just the right mix of suspense, history and mystery to keep you wanting more.

Nick, the journalist, with his friend Carey, the forensic archaeologist, find themselves in the middle of a mystery of who is stealing Grecian antiquities when they are asked to find out who is stealing these antiquities and recover them for Greece. Dimitri the charter boat captain and his first mate Sofia are caught in the middle of smuggling to try to stay afloat and are thrown into the  middle of Nick and Carey's investigation. Will they find out who are the culprits and recover the antiquities without losing more than just the antiquities. With lives hanging in the balance they have to hurry to set it all straight.

This book in some ways reminds me of the old Indiana Jones movies. I enjoyed the book and characters. Archaeology is something that always piques my interest and Davis Bunn has brought archeology, church history and mystery together to form a must read book. If you are a church history buff, mystery junkie who loves archeology then get this book to read. The ending leaves you hanging and wanting more. I hope that there will be more books with Nick and Carey in new investigations.

If you want to learn more about this book, the author and his other books check out his website at

www.davisbunn.com

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for my honest opinion and review.

Now a little personal note:


I am once again back to reading and blogging. I am sorry it took so long but 5 and half weeks ago my Dad suddenly and unexpectantly died so it has taken me awhile to get back to blogging with all we needed to do. I will be trying to blog more often and want to thank you for staying with me and joining me in my love of books.

Comment below if you would please and tell me what you are reading or make a book suggestion for me to read and review.

Until Next Time:

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Trying to get back into the swing of things.

I have not posted for awhile, in fact I had not read for about a month. I apologize but with the sudden unexpected death of my Dad things have been a bit crazy. I finally got back to reading and will be posting later this week. I will be reviewing The Patmos Deception by Davis Bunn and Puppies in Paradise by Kathi Daley. Thanks for your patience and hanging with me. Invite your mystery loving friends to follow too.

Until Next Time

GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA, SOME CHOCOLATE, A GOOD BOOK AND KEEP ON READING!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Fantastic Read Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco








Have you ever read a book that leaves you going Wow I love this book and leaving you wanting more? Well Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco is that kind of book. I would give this book 5 plus stars and more.

This is the third book in the Candy Coated Series and each book has gotten better and better. Allie McMurphy is back with a bang in this book.  She is settling in to the Island community on Mackinac Island and trying so hard to be one of the Islanders. She is in charge of the fireworks show for the Fourth of July festivities but things start going wrong when her pyrotechnics guy and the fireworks are blown up. Can she find out who has done this terrible deed and get things back on track for the Fourth before anything else goes wrong?

This is the best book of the series so far, and the other two were really good. Allie is more sure of herself and starting to fit in better with the island people. I really like how she is becoming more secure and self assured in this book. She is smart, confident and yet still the same sweet, nice and at times still naïve person. There were times I felt like I do in a scary movie when I am thinking don’t go in there or run the  other way and the people just stand there or go in when they shouldn’t, I know you know what I mean, but then Allie and all the others have good instincts and deducing skills too. It is a good mixture of characteristics that makes Allie and the others, like Jen and Liz, who they are and who we love.

This book is more intriguing and tense than the others and I like that. The plot is great and there are so many different suspects that you won’t guess right away who is behind all the trouble or the reason it is happening.  The book has twists and turns that lead you down a path to whodunit, several believable suspects as well as some romance and a lot of characters that you can relate to.

I have always wanted to go to Mackinac Island and reading this book makes me want to go even more. The Island itself is a very important unique part of the whole plot and book. I love the closeness that Allie has with her friends and the quaintness of the hotel and fudge shop. Fudge making brings back some great memories of my Grandmother and me making fudge together. I love the recipes that are included and can’t wait to make the Pecan Pie fudge.

I cannot say enough how great this book is and it can be read as a stand-alone book but the other two books are good too. I hope you will run right out and get this book I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

If you want more info on this book or the others in this series go to


The book will be released in May 2015 you can pre order it now


I was given this book by the author for my honest review.

Until next time:

GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA, SOME CHOCOLATE, A GOOD BOOK AND KEEP ON READING!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

As Gouda As Dead by Avery Aames Another Good Book in Cheese Shop Mysteries Series








As Gouda As Dead A Cheese Shop Mystery by Avery Aames is one you won't want to miss. The series just gets better and better with each book and this book is no exception. It is a great new addition to the series you won't want to miss. It has some great recipes included.

Love is in the air at Providence and every one is caught up in the festivities. Charlotte and Jordan are getting married, couples have come to take part in the Love festival activities so what could go wrong? Murder has a way of putting love on the back burner.  Charlotte has to help the police chief solve the murders so that things can move forward. Can she help solve the murders or will her snooping get her into trouble, will she become the next victim?

I love this book. It was a page turner that makes you not want to stop until you have finished it. I love the way you  can picture the town of Providence and the people. This could be a small town that is familiar to you and the people are so relatable. I know that some of the people in this book remind me of people I know and can relate to. This always is a plus when reading a book relating to the people and place. Who doesn't know a quirky Grandmere or a snooty control freak like Belinda Bell or Paige Alpaugh. I also like that Charlotte is a strong, clever, smart, and loving person that adds to the book. I love that the mystery winds around with twists and turns and multiple possible suspects that keeps you guessing till the end. I have to say I thought I had this one figured out but was surprised at the ending which always is good. I give this 5 Stars and can not wait to read the next book.

If you want to know more about this book or the author and her other books check out her site at

www.averyaames.com


I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.


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