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.

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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.


Until next time:

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Maple Mayhem by Jessie Crockett My Review

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Maple Mayhem A Sugar Grove Mystery by Jessie Crockett is a good cozy mystery set in Sugar Grove where Maple Syrup is what most people harvest. Dani and her family have been in the maple sugar business for generations and Dani is taking it one step further by trying to start a coop between all the growers to make it more economical for all of them. When someone starts sabotaging those who are joining the coop and then one of the biggest and loudest protesters of the coop is found dead Dani has to find out who is causing all the damage and who killed Frank before someone else is hurt and the coop falls apart.

Dani is a petite, spunky woman who loves her family and the maple syrup business. She reminds me of a woman I know who never backs down from a good battle and is a smart hard worker. Dani knows what she wants and works to get it even when obstacles, like someone vandalizing the coop members and even murder, are in her way. I love the close knit family and the small community setting too. It is written in a way that you almost can picture yourself right there in the town.

The book was good just a little slow at first. Wish that it had gotten to the murder sooner but once it did it picked up. The ending was somewhat of a surprise and the murderer was not who I thought it would be. If you like a good cozy with some twists in the plot then you might want to read this one. Has some good recipes too.

This is the second book in this series but it can be read easily without ever reading the first book without feeling lost.
If you want more info about the author and her books check out her website at

www.jessiecrockett.com

until next time:

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

Friday, September 26, 2014

Conjuring Up a 5 Star Mystery in Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber


 

Stirring the Plot (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #3) 

 

Stirring The Plot A CookBook Nook Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber conjures up a great mystery. This third book in the CookBook Nook Mystery series is 5 stars plus. Halloween is a special time in Crystal Cove and this year not only do the Winsome Witches go all out to make it a fun unique adventure for the tourists and town, it becomes even more spooky and mysterious when the leader of the Winsome Witches is murdered and Jenna’s Aunt Vera is a suspect in the murder. Jenna has to help Aunt Vera find who killed her friend and fellow Winsome Witch and clear Aunt Vera’s name before something happens to her too.

This book is great and just in time to make it a must read to get you into the Halloween spirit. I love Aunt Vera and her quirkiness.   All of the Winsome Witches have an unique story of their own and the way they all fit into to the plot makes it a guessing game of who could be the murderer. I always like a good mystery that is unpredictable and has enough different suspects that you don’t figure out whodunit right off the bat. I like a good puzzle that you have to keep reading to get all the puzzle pieces before you know who the killer is and that is exactly what you have in this book.

Jenna is becoming more comfortable at Crystal Cove and is becoming a strong independent woman who has moved on for the most part from her husband’s death. Her relationship with Rhett is taking off and that just adds an extra plus to the book. This book is full of suspense, unique suspects, romance, mystery, a surprise ending and is all tied up with the Halloween spirit and fun. It is a must read,  you won’t be disappointed. I recommend it highly. It also includes recipes!

Look for it and the other Cookbook Nook Mysteries this is a great cozy mystery series. For more info on the book and author go to:


Look for it on sale starting 9/30/2014

 

I received this ARC from the author for my honest opinion and review

 

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