Saturday, April 21, 2018

Reading this week


Reading this week
Finished
Not if I save You First by Ally Carter
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
Beyond the Gathering Storm by Janette Oke
Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery (audio)
When Tomorrow Comes by Janette Oke
Now A Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy
Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day
Goodnight Soccer by Michael Dahl

Currently reading
The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro
I’ve Loved you Since Forever by Hoda Kotb
The Fairy dog father by Alexandra Day
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Non-fiction reading

Getting ready to read
A Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep

Classics

Audio on the way to work
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Books reading for school


Reviewing
Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar
Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan
Where Trains Collide by Amber Stokes

Devotional reading



Did not Finish




Reviews Posted this week 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review of A Grave Issue


A Grave Issue (A Funeral Parlor Mystery #1)Title: A Grave Issue

Author: Lillian Bell

Series: A Funeral Parlor Mystery  Book 1
 
Pages: 288

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Rating: 3.5 stars

A Grave Issue by Lillian Bell is the first book in the A Funeral Parlor mystery series. Desiree Turner has come home to her hometown and the family business she couldn't wait to get away from years ago. The Turner family funeral parlor. But for now she's home and she's going to make the most of it. But being back home brings all kinds of memories and nicknames she rather forget.  

When she finds herself involved in  a murder investigation to help clear a family friend because she is convinced that the sheriff wants to take the easy way out.  The smart thing would be to look the other way. But Desiree is already to deep in the mystery. She wants to see it through.  She'll have to balance helping at the funeral home with working on the mystery. All while trying to keep her out of harm’s way.  It's not going to easy. 

I enjoyed A Grave Issue but I guess that's because I have a weird sense of humor, and I guess because I have family members who use to own a family funeral parlor as well in a small town.  The Small town humor and everyone knowing everyone's business it’s the curse of a small-town.  I look forward to the next book in the series. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Review of Biscuits and Slashed Browns


Biscuits and Slashed Browns (Country Store Mysteries #4)Title:  Biscuits and Slashed Browns

Author: Maddie Day

Series: Country Store Mysteries book 4
 
Chapters: 39

Pages: 292

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Rating: 4 stars

Biscuits and slashed Browns is the fourth book in the Country Store Mysteries by Maddie Day.  Robbie runs her restaurant and  country store Pans 'N Pancakes,  in small town in Indiana in the heart of Brown County not far from Blooming-ton and the IU Campus. By this book she has proven to be quite good at solving mysteries especially murders, even better than the small town police. However it tends to get her into scraps.  
I enjoyed Biscuits and Slashed Browns more than I did the first three in the series. I think that is because we have gotten to know Robbie and the rest of the characters.  What I love about Maddie's writing is that the characters seem so real. Unlike other mysteries  in which I figure out who did it fairly quickly I am not able to do that with Maddie's mystery. She keeps me guessing till right up to the end.   I am looking forward to the next one in the series. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone. 


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Reading this week


Reading this week
Finished
The Reader's Advisory Handbook by Jessica E. Moyer
Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery (audio)
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerristen
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

Currently reading
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
Talk to the Paw by Melinda Metz
Not if I save You First by Ally Carter

Non-fiction reading

Getting ready to read
A Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep

Classics

Audio on the way to work

Books reading for school


Reviewing
Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar
Devotional reading



Did not Finish




Reviews Posted this week 


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review of Lethal Licorice


Lethal Licorice (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #2)Title: Lethal Licorice

Author: Amanda Flower

Series: Amish Candy Shop Mystery
 
Pages: 344

Genre: cozy mystery

Rating: 4 stars

In Lethal Licorice the second installment in the Amish Candy Shop Mystery Bailey King is slowly settling in to life in Harvest Ohio working at her Amish grandparents Candy shop. It’s completely different that her life in New York. She has her own plans for her life, while her grandmother and Juliet have other plans that involve Juliet's son Deputy Sheriff Aiden Brody. But match making is going to have to wait, both Aiden and Bailey get sucked into a murder investigation of an Amish woman Aiden because he's a sheriff's deputy Bailey because she doesn't really trust the county sheriff to be fair.  Add in a missing pet pig and its chaos. 

As it is a second book in a series it's hard to give too much background information in order to prevent giving away too much about the first book in the series. In this book Bailey finds herself in a candy making contest with other Amish Candy shops across the United States.  Bailey has to figure out how to balance the contest with helping Aiden solve the murder rather or not he wants her help.

I actually enjoyed the second book in this series more than the first.  I think part of it is I can relate to related to what personal issue both Bailey and her grandmother are going through in the book. At least from Bailey point of view as I went through something similar two years ago.  I've read quite a few of Amanda Flowers in the past in four other series and I have to say that the Amish Candy Shop mystery series is my favorite. I love how her mystery keeps you guessing what up till the end. I look forward to the next book in this series. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Review of Murder in an Irish Churchyard


Murder in an Irish Churchyard (Irish Village Mystery #3)Title:  Murder in an Irish Churchyard

Author: Carlene O’Connor

Series: Irish Village Mystery book 3
 
Chapters: 33

Pages: 325

Genre: cozy mystery

Rating: 4 stars


In Murder in an Irish Churchyard by Carlene O'Connor book three in the Irish Village mysteries.  Siobhan is now Garda O'Sullivan. No longer just a restaurant owner and part time sleuth she is now a cop in her small village, ready to take on her first murder mystery as a professional. However the garda force is pretty much a man's only club, and they give her a hard time. Then Macdara Flannery who's now a detective sergeant and Siobhan's ex has come back to the village to oversee the case.  And he's keeping secrets. 

Murder an Irish Churchyard looks at just how far someone is willing to keep genealogical secrets a secret.  Whoever said family history can be murder must have had this book in mind. Not only is the victim researching his family history, Siobhan's first big case as a Garda she has to deal with America's to boot.  But she does what she has to, in order to solve this case. Even if she tries to solve it in her slightly unordothdox way.  

I enjoyed Murder in an Irish Churchyard more than the first two books in the series.  Siobhan's starting to come into her own by this book.  She's finally figured out how to balance all the things in her.  I am looking forward to the next book in the series.  As well as any other books by Carlene O'Connor.


I received a copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Reading this week


Reading this week
Finished
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and Howthey Rescued Each other by Craig Grossi
I Have the Right by Chessy Prout
Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict
Where Courage Calls by Janette Oke(audio)
Husband by Arrangement by Angel Moore
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Currently reading
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
Not if I save You First by Ally Carter
Talk to the Paw by Melinda Metz

Non-fiction reading

Getting ready to read
A Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
The Wish Granter by CJ Redwine
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep

Classics

Audio on the way to work

Books reading for school
The Reader's Advisory Handbook by Jessica E. Moyer


Reviewing
Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar
Devotional reading



Did not Finish




Reviews Posted this week