Merry Monday! The poor sun is trying so hard to peek out of the clouds. When I would much rather take a book and crack my neighbor over the head with it. She has left her dog inside. Alone. And his either trying to communicate with the rest of the canine world or he is just being a bitch. But he has been howling for hours now and I have had it.
Did everyone get a lot of reading done over the week-end? I know I did. What’s the best thing you read this past week end? Mine was the new Sophie Kinsella book. But then her books are always a riot!
Hope your Monday is peaceful. And that you had a nice week-end!
This is the third book in the Greenhouse mysteries by Wendy Tyson.
Megan Sawyer is determined to farm year-round. She’s braving a December snowstorm after pitching her greenhouse greens to Philadelphia chefs when she sees a stranger stranded on the side of the road. It’s Merry Chance’s niece Becca, who’s headed to Winsome to sell her “love potions” at holiday events—or so she thinks.
Merry has an ulterior motive in inviting her niece to Winsome, but Merry’s plan to reunite Becca with her estranged father goes awry when Becca’s father turns up dead. Megan soon realizes that Becca was not the only person in Winsome who despised her father. When Megan’s aunt, the famous mystery author, is implicated through her novels, things become personal. Megan must follow the literary clues while sifting through the victim’s sordid past, but can she uncover the truth before someone else in Winsome is murdered?
Megan Sawyer is a lawyer from the big city come home to be an organic farmer and run the cafe/mercantile. And on the side, solve the occasional murder or two.
The characters in this book and the series are all well-developed, smart, likeable and very real. A smart cozy.
When Megan drops Becca off at her Aunt Merry’s, the reception is fairly hostile. Leaving Megan wondering what was all that about?
When it begins to look like someone is using her aunt’s books to do some revenge killing, Megan jumps in with both feet and does her best to find out who is doing the killing and if she is next.
Great Job! Strong, edgy with characters as real as you.
Netgalley/Henery Press November 14,2017
Thank you to all the Vets out there. From the Revolution to this week, my family is serving the military in all branches.
I’m especially proud of my cousin Krissy, the one in front of the helicopter she flies along with the big planes. To all of you a big thank you and I’m proud to be from a family that served the real America.
xx much love
This is the sixth book in A Bird Lover’s Mystery series featuring Amy Simms and her store Birds and Bees. Selling all things bird and bee related while poking her little nose in the occasional murder.
It’s Christmas time in Ruby Lake, North Carolina and Kinley’s Christmas House Village is always abuzz with shoppers. Only this year they seem to be protesting more than shopping. When the village is sold to a Mr. Finch, things turn down right foul. He is not a likable person and the town is up in arms over the changes. But was someone upset enough to murder?
It’s not long before Amy is in the thick of things trying to unravel this mystery. And not just for one murder.
With every new installment of this series the characters get better. Ripley peels back another layer on characters we thought we knew but oh how we did not! A great stocking stuffer for the bird lover in your family as well as the cozy mystery fan.
Netgalley/Kensington/Lyrical Underground November 14, 2017
‘Are you my mummy?’
Tessa Markham comes home to find a little boy in her kitchen. He thinks she’s his mother. But Tessa doesn’t have any children.
She doesn’t know who the child is or how he got there.
After contacting the police, Tessa comes under suspicion for snatching the boy. She must fight to prove her innocence. But how can she convince everyone she’s not guilty when even those closest to her are questioning the truth? And when Tessa doesn’t even trust herself…
I’m not sure this is a thriller. Maybe a mystery, but from the first few chapters I figured out what had probably happened here.
Adding to the blurb was the tag if you liked Girl on a Train. I did not care for that book or the movie. So I probably should have left this one alone.
It just wasn’t for me. But give it a try! I loved another one of her books. Just not this one.
November 9, 2017 Release Netgalley/Bookouture
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These are my books for the week. What have you got on your TBR list today? I really need some suggestions on series for 13-year-old girls. Preferably a series. She’s going to be grounded a long time with no phone.
xx Patricia Enjoy this Clean Slate Monday!