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

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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:

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

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