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In the Frame by Lyn Farrell

In the Frame by Lyn Farrell

In the Frame by Lyn Farrell Series: Rosedale Investigations #3 on January 10th, 2023 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 218 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Rosedale Investigations team has two cases this time: a missing woman and a client who wants a provenance created for an antique painting. The missing woman dies in an accident but the team doubts it was accidental. Researching the century-old painting reveals that it’s considered cursed and then it’s stolen. Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Camel Press (January 10, 2023) Paperback ‏ : ‎ 218 pages ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 168492037X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1684920372 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B8Q11WG2 Greetings you guys! You will never believe what happened to me. I was a real Wednesday’s Child and woe is me. I completely forgot about this book and the tour. Can you believe that. Luckily we have the best tour host ever and Lori quickly helped to make a plan. Through a very hectic week, we’ve managed to squeeze this book in and it was a welcome escape from reality. It took a bit of time to get all the characters in line as this is the 3rd instalment of […]

Posted February 11, 2023
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Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle by Jessica Fletcher, Terrie Farley Moran

Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle by Jessica Fletcher, Terrie Farley Moran

Murder, She Wrote: Death on the Emerald Isle by Jessica Fletcher, Terrie Farley Moran Series: Murder, She Wrote #56 Published by Berkley Books on January 3rd, 2023 Genres: Mystery Pages: 304 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads A trip to Northern Ireland becomes unexpectedly grim for Jessica Fletcher in this new entry in the USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote series. Jessica Fletcher is quick to accept an invitation to replace a speaker who couldn’t attend a Book Festival in Belfast, Ireland. When her Cabot Cove neighbor Maeve O’Bannon hears about the trip, she asks Jessica to deliver some paintings to her family in the village of Bushmills. Happy to extend her travels and see more of the Irish countryside, Jessica agrees. The festival goes off without a hitch, and it seems like Jessica is in for a relaxing vacation. But then Maeve’s cousin Michael is discovered dead under suspicious circumstances. Jessica finds herself once again in the midst of a murder investigation, and she’ll have to dig into the O’Bannon family’s secrets to unmask the killer. Greetings you guys! Welcome to our stop on the blog tour for the 56th instalment of the Murder She Wrote series. […]

Posted January 21, 2023
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Sunrise with the Silver Surfers by Maddie Please

Sunrise with the Silver Surfers by Maddie Please

Sunrise with the Silver Surfers by Maddie Please Published by Boldwood Books on January 12th, 2023 Genres: Fiction, Romance Pages: 353 Format: ARC Source: Rachel’s Random Resources Buy on Amazon Goodreads Newly single at sixty, Elin Anderson decides it’s finally time for an adventure of her own. With her marriage to tedious Tom now officially over, Elin plans to visit the family she hasn’t seen in years. First stop: Australia! But going home is harder than Elin thought. Everywhere she turns Elin sees brightness and colour, which only makes her own life seem even more drab and beige. How has she let herself fade away? Determined to have some fun, Elin reluctantly agrees to join The Silver Surfers – a group of seniors who travel the coast, only caring about their next big adventure. Because life’s too short to watch the ocean when you could be making waves… There’s only one catch – her road trip companion, Kit Pascoe. Kit is a man who doesn’t know the meaning of the word fun and makes it clear to Elin that this adventure will be subject to his own strict rules. But with every new day, Elin slowly begins to rediscover who […]

Posted January 17, 2023
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Blog Tour & Review: Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman

Blog Tour & Review: Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman

Dial M for Meow by Ruth J. Hartman Series: Bookshop Kitties Mysteries #1 on January 10th, 2023 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 263 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads When children’s book author, Christy Bailey, receives a call from her aunt Betty to help out at her bookshop, she drops everything to go. Christy packs up her two cats—Milton and Pearl, the stars of her children’s mystery books—and leaves busy Philadelphia for tiny Green Meadow, Indiana. The timing of the call is perfect, as Christy’s letch of an ex-boyfriend has just cleaned out her savings, leaving Christy with a pile of unpaid bills and a desire to start over. And what better place to do that than a charming small town in Middle America? But when Christy reaches her aunt’s bookshop, instead of small town hospitality she finds a dead body! Even worse, her aunt is passed out in the corner, hands covered in blood. The dead woman is an old frenemy of her Aunt Betty, and while Christy knows her aunt is innocent, the local detective isn’t so sure. With Milton and Pearl prowling for clues, Christy is determined to find the real killer and clear […]

Posted January 11, 2023
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Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game by Craig Martin

Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game by Craig Martin

Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game by Craig Martin on October 27th, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 308 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Percy the Hare lives just beyond the notice of most decent folk in 1880’s Lafayette, Indiana, a town on the Wabash River and the Wabash & Erie Canal. But the aging hare plays a vital role in the city’s illicit activities and has a colorful mix of friends and acquaintances. When his longtime companion and madam Evaline Wells needs an escort for her adopted daughter’s excursions into the late-night euchre circuit, who better than the ornery hare to see her through its challenges. Through their clever friendship, Percy and young Esther Wells bring to life the gas-lit world of early Lafayette town, in all its color, pageantry, grit, folklore, and mystery. Percy Hare and the Girl in the Game is one of those rare books you simply don’t know where to slot in. Part Historical Fiction, part Folklore, part Animal Fantasy and a huge part Tall Tale as fluffy as a bunny’s tail. Or in this case – a hare. When I saw the synopsis for this book, it immediately drew […]

Posted January 9, 2023
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Six Degrees of Separation – Island Read

Six Degrees of Separation – Island Read

Greetings you guys! It’s 2023 and this year we are going to try our best not to miss a single Six Degrees of Separation post. It really can’t be that difficult. Only 12 to do. For those of you who don’t know this fun monthly meme, it’s hosted by Books are my favorite and Best and here’s a few tips and ideas: Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you may choose to link them in more personal ways: books you read on the same holiday, books given to you by a particular friend, books that remind you of a particular time in your life, or books you read for an online challenge. A book doesn’t need to be connected to all the other books on the list, only to the ones next to them in the chain. The fun thing about this meme, is that no two chains are ever the same and the directions the links can go to, are endless. The first startup book for 2023 is a book we have actually read! Whoo hoo! Finally. […]

Posted January 7, 2023
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The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club by Holly Tierney-Bedord

The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club by Holly Tierney-Bedord

The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club by Holly Tierney-Bedord on May 18th, 2018 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 406 Format: ARC, eBook Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads From the author of Sweet Hollow Women comes a new novel about friendship, surprises, and the secrets that hide in the shadows of even the most ordinary-seeming lives. It’s been five years since the idyllic oceanside town of Port Elspeth was rocked by tragedy. Shortly after their high school graduation, Evangeline Maddingly, daughter of one of the town’s wealthiest old-money families, and Oliver Prescott, son of one of the town’s wealthiest new-money families, were found dead in an isolated cabin in the woods outside of town. The circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths are murky at best, thanks in large part to a coroner with connections to the town’s founding families and a sweeping effort from those in power to shut down any negative publicity that could harm the reputation of their pristine community. Five years later, a small group of strangers gather to create jewelry for one of Port Elspeth’s many fundraisers. Before long, friendships are forming and old secrets are being revealed. Along with solving the mystery of how to […]

Posted December 17, 2022
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Blog Tour & Review: Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska

Blog Tour & Review: Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska

Death Checked Out by Leah Dobrinska Series: A Larkspur Library Mystery #1 Published by Level Best on December 6th, 2022 Genres: Mystery Pages: 315 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads When in doubt, go to the library…and solve the murder mystery! Greta Plank, library director in the small, lakeside town of Larkspur, Wisconsin, prefers her rose-tinted glasses extra rosy, thank you very much. It’s how she copes with the hard stuff in life…like her sister’s death and her ex-boyfriend’s deception. But Greta’s cheery resolve takes a hit when she stumbles upon a dead body on her way home from work. What she assumes is a terrible accident Greta soon learns is something more sinister, and to make matters worse, a new-to-town detective cites her as not only his primary source for the case, but his top suspect. To clear her name and save her reputation, Greta decides to do some off-the-books clue cataloging of her own. After all, asking questions is what she does best. With the help of her fellow librarians and her lawyer mom, Greta flips through the pages of the murder, uncovering details about Larkspur’s real estate market and the deceased’s rare book […]

Posted December 15, 2022
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Blog Tour & Review: The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S.K. Golden

Blog Tour & Review: The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S.K. Golden

The Socialite’s Guide to Murder by S. K. Golden Series: Pinnacle Hotel Mystery #1 Published by Crooked Lane Publishers on October 11th, 2022 Genres: Mystery Pages: 320 Format: ARC Source: Great Escapes Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads The hotel was her refuge, but scandal is afoot—and a killer stalks the halls in this charming series debut perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Ashley Weaver. It’s 1958 and Evelyn Elizabeth Grace Murphy has not left the Pinnacle Hotel in fourteen months. She suffers from agoraphobia, and what’s more, it’s her father’s hotel, and everything she needs is there. Evelyn’s always been good at finding things, she discovered her mother dead in a Manhattan alleyway fifteen years earlier. Now she’s finding trouble inside her sanctuary. At a party for artist Billie Bell, his newest work is stolen, and Evelyn’s fake boyfriend (and real best friend), movie star Henry Fox, is accused of the theft. But just as Evelyn sets out to prove Henry’s innocence, she finds Billie Bell dead. The murder weapon links the crime to the hotel’s chief of security. But why would he use a knife with his initials on the handle? With her beloved home in disarray, Evelyn […]

Posted December 10, 2022
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Wednesday Wisdom – The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Wednesday Wisdom – The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak Published by Viking Adult on August 5th, 2021 Genres: Fiction Pages: 368 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads A rich, magical new book on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he’s searching for lost love. Years later, a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has […]

Posted November 23, 2022
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