Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Beauty And The Deceased by Debra Sennefelder Great Escapes Tour Review


About the book 

Kelly Quinn’s Long Island consignment shop offers high style at secondhand prices—but when a body is found on the beach, she needs to start hunting for a wolf in sheep’s clothing . . .

Kelly is thrilled when she gets a visit from a cousin she hasn’t seen in years. Becky’s cosmetics company is taking off, and she just might have laid the foundation for a big-money buyout. It’s a time to celebrate—but Kelly is heartbroken when a killer puts an end to their happy reunion during a mysterious midnight meeting near the shore.

Despite multiple warnings to steer clear, Kelly starts shadowing a variety of suspects both inside and outside the beauty business—when she isn’t busy filling the racks of the Lucky Cove Resale Boutique with lots of new inventory from a local shopaholic. Gossip and accusations are flying, but there’s no glossing over this ugly crime, and she’s going to make sure the culprit faces justice…

And I thought  

I am always happy to get an invite to read a new book by Author Debra Sennefelder.  

I love the Resale Shop series. 

Debra Sennefelder gives the reader some great characters that are easy to like.  They become your friends as you root for the them and wish them the best. 

Especially since they tend to get involved with solving murders. 

I always love the covers in the series.  I wonder what might be buried in the sand?  A clue? Or two perhaps.  

If this is a new series for you don't hesitate to jump on anywhere.  

I don't think you'll enjoy it as much as I do. 

I received a complimentary copy. 

My review be will be appear on retail be sites and Good Reads. 

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer Great Escapes Tour Review

 December 1 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

About the book  
Freelance photographer and Yeast of Eden bakery assistant Ivy Culpepper has just scored the job of a lifetime shooting the Dickensian dress-up X-mas party thrown by It Girl film actress Eliza Fox . . . until an unwanted guest appears.

A holiday costume party in the sleepy coastal town of Santa Sofia could be just the boost Ivy needs for her fledgling photography business. At the party, Ivy enters a Victorian fantasy come to life, all courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Fox. Ivy gets to play shutterbug while hanging with Scrooge, Marley, the Cratchits, and more classic Dickens characters. But what begins as the best of times turns out to be the very worst for one of the party guests—a tabloid journalist with more enemies than Ebenezer himself.

When the man’s body is found sprawled across the jagged rocks below the house, the fingers begin pointing at Eliza. Meanwhile, Ivy gets roped into helping prove the starlet’s innocence. Her festive photos are now official evidence—and the Ghosts of Christmas Present could mean the party for Eliza is over, once and for all.


And I thought 
One of the best from this series! 
It might just be the holiday be theme.  
Prob the Dickens party theme for sure! 
Author Winnie Archer never disappoints with this series! 
With each one I am enamoured with the series cast.   
Filled with a bit of fantasy and nostalgia the costumed characters provide a few suspects, details,clues and evidence to be  unraveled. 

I loved the cover.  Watch out for those holiday cookies!  Does the Santa Skull hold a clue? 

A Murder Yule Regret  gave this readers hours of pleasant page turning.  

I love this series. 

I received it a complimentary copy. 
My review be will appear on Amazon and Good my Reads. 

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Mailbox Monday featuring Author Debra Parmley



Every day we are alive is a beautiful day.” – Debra Parmley  

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Killer Words by V. M. Burns Great Escapes Book Tour Review

 November 30 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

About the book 

Bookstore owner and mystery writer Samantha Washington comes to the aid of the cop who once arrested her own grandmother . . .

Sam and Nana Jo are back in sleepy North Harbor, Michigan, where Sam is eagerly awaiting the publication of her first book. In search of more immediate excitement, Nana Jo hits the casino with her fellow Shady Acres Retirement Village gal pals—but they get more than they bargained for when they witness Detective Bradley Pitt decking mayoral candidate John Cloverton.

As Sam well knows, mystery novels are full of brilliant detectives, genius sleuths, and hero cops. Detective Bradley Pitt—aka “Stinky Pitt”—is another story. In the past, the dull-witted detective has mistakenly accused members of Sam’s family for crimes they didn’t commit. Now, it’s his turn: when Cloverton turns up dead, he’s arrested. With his predilection for polyester, Pitt has been wanted by the fashion police for years, but Nana Jo knows her former elementary school math student would never commit murder—it doesn’t add up. Somebody’s framed the flatfoot to take a fall, and Sam and Nana Jo must step in to restore the reputation and good name of Detective Pitt.

And I thought 

Another fun  cozy from V.M. Burns. 

It was delightful to be back across the one with Sam and the girls. 

Seeing the in their hometown and stomping grounds was fun after meeting them on their trip to England. 

I enjoyed it he tour of their hometown of  North Harbor and visiting Sam's book shop. 

Nana Jo and cronies were hilarious and I enjoyed their retirement village!  

I enjoyed this read and I have a good size list of the previous titleson my Wish List now. 

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will be post on Amazon and Good Reads. 

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Greetings From A Few Friends

 Hello and Welcome to a special 

Thanksgiving Day post featuring a few friends . . .  

I followed a few around to see what they were up to today . . . 

Even though our fried Cheryl Wright doesn't celebrate the day in her neck of the woods she stopped to say Hello . . .

We have enough food to go around. Join us!”

Greetings from Australia!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and love-filled Thanksgiving. 

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Our friend Alison Henderson shared a special parade . . . 

Greetings from Carmel, California!  

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Jocie McKade sends special greetings from Dust Bunny Farm 

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Birgit Stubblefield share's puppies first Thanksgiving photo shoot 

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Amy Pershing invited us to her festive table! 

We're just in time check her newest Release too! 

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Thanks everyone for making our day special. 

I think I'll go see if I can find us some dessert! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

All At Once by Lindsay Harrel My Review


About the book  
She loved him once—and he broke her heart.

Letting herself fall again would just be foolish.

When Gabrielle and Tyler are paired together as leaders for a weeklong kids summer camp, they interact for the first time in a decade—and she realizes the immature boy who left so long ago has become a man.

A very muscular, all-too-handsome man who still has the ability to make her swoon.

But no matter how much chemistry between them, the problem remains—Tyler lives three thousand miles away in New York City, where he runs a nonprofit he’s passionate about. Meanwhile, Gabrielle’s heart is rooted in their small hometown of Walker Beach, California, where she takes care of the only family she’s got left.

It seems the only answer is to buckle down, ignore the sparks between them—and simply survive the week. If only they could get their traitorous hearts on board …

You’ll love this clean beach romance, because everyone adores a story of high school sweethearts who get a second chance at love.

This was originally written as a 25,000-word prequel novella for the Walker Beach Romance series. The other books in the series are longer. Since all books in the series can stand alone, you can choose to skip this book if shorter books are not your cup of tea. But if you love a complete love story that you can read in under 2 hours, this will be right up your alley.


Read all the books in the Walker Beach Series, a clean and sweet collection about people finding love in a small town. Books can stand alone but are best read in order.
1. All at Once
2. All of You, Always
3. All Because of You
4. All I’ve Waited For
5. All You Need Is Love

And I thought 
A fun Sweet read.  This one was short.  But sometimes that is  A-o.k.
when you have a little time and want a good read.  

All At Once  was my introduction to the author.  I am glad to find a new author that brings a nice romance that anyone could read. 

MaMa and Jazzy Grandma would enjoy.  Even a teenager would turn the pages. 

The story moved quickly.  

The characters were nice and developed well.   

I liked Tyler and Gabrielle I was glad they were able to find each other again and work out their jobs to be able to finally have a future as a couple. 

There was a nice 2nd it with Gabrielle sisters and her son.  
I hope to see them again.   

I really liked the cover but I felt like the boat on the beach didn't really play into the story. 

I have already purchased book 2 
All at Once 

My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. 

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

New Releases


Matt Jackson never expected being a police officer would give him wings… and an angel!

When bombs went off while on duty, he’s thrown well over ten feet in the air, waking to the most wonderful dream a man could wish for! His nurse was a curvy bombshell with an incredible smile and a personality that matched his own. Even his K-9 dog, Barbie, adores the gorgeous nurse smuggling in homemade doggie treats.

Alice Chadwick was a just an ordinary girl. A nurse, fur-baby momma, and wannabe chef, her schedule gives her little time to find that someone special. When the gorgeous officer flirts as she’s taking his vitals, she isn’t sure what to make of him. He’s got a snarky sense of humor, making her laugh more during her twelve-hour shift than she had in years. Perhaps Officer Jackson bumped his head a little harder than anyone thought, or was he was a brutal tease toying with her heart?

For every quip, every joke, Alice had a witty comeback that left him yearning for more—even after she refused to go out with him. When fate intervenes and it’s up to Matt to rescue his damsel-in-distress, will his luscious lady love realize that maybe he’s not such a bad guy after all?

*** Step into the world of Disaster City Search and Rescue, where officers, firefighters, military, and medics, train and work alongside each other with the dogs they love, to do the most dangerous job of all — help lost and injured victims find their way home.  

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Christmas Candy Corpse
by Rosemarie Ross

Christmas has come early to the beautiful Poconos resort that’s the setting for the American Baking Battle’s holiday special, where chef Courtney Archer is on hand to sample festive fare—and lift the lid off a killer . . .
Six ambitious bakers are competing for glory and a grand prize, showcasing their most delicious candies, cookies, and desserts. Courtney detects some on-set grinchiness from her coworkers, especially judge Shannon Collins, but she’s hoping the sweet treats will restore everyone’s festive spirits. That Christmas wish swiftly fizzles when assistant director Kinzy Hummel is found strangled—with an apron from Shannon’s new product line . . .
Shannon insists she’s innocent. Meanwhile, Kinzy had been under pressure from a disgruntled attorney to settle her late grandfather’s estate. But could that be a motive for murder? The show must go on even as Courtney sifts through competitors and crew for likely suspects. But unless she can quickly get to the truth, there’ll be another helping of homicide amid the pinwheel cookies and fruitcakes . . . 

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Police Navidad by Becky Clark 

The only thing Charlee Russo wants for Christmas are some silent nights so she can work on her mystery manuscript. Instead, she gets snowballed into writing and directing a Christmas play as a fundraiser for an elementary school to be held at the local senior center. But when the actor playing Santa drops dead at rehearsal, Charlee must deck the halls with thoughts of murder.

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A Secret Never Told by Shelley Noble (Historical)

Philomena Amesbury, expatriate Countess of Dunbridge, is bored. Coney Island in the sweltering summer of 1908 offers no shortage of diversions for a young woman of means, but sea bathing, horse racing, and even amusement parks can’t hold a candle to uncovering dastardly plots and chasing villains. Lady Dunbridge hadn’t had a big challenge in months.

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Murder in Second Position 

by Lori Robbins (Traditional)

Ballerina Leah Siderova belongs onstage. Not in an interrogation room at Manhattan’s Twentieth Precinct. And yet, for the second time in less than a year, that’s where she has a starring role. It wasn’t her fault someone killed the autocratic new director of the American Ballet Company. And it wasn’t her job to find the killer. 

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