Has a curse fallen on the small town of Taylorsford, Virginia? After a young woman goes missing during a spring bonfire, library director Amy Webber must wade through the web of lies only to find a truth that she may not want to untangle.
Spring has sprung in quaint Taylorsford, Virginia, and the mayor has revived the town’s long-defunct May Day celebration to boost tourism. As part of the festivities, library director Amy Webber is helping to organize a research project and presentation by a local folklore expert. All seems well at first—but spring takes on a sudden chill when a university student inexplicably vanishes during a bonfire.
The local police cast a wide net to find the missing woman, but in a shocking turn of events, Amy’s swoon-worthy neighbor Richard Muir becomes a person of interest in the case. Not only is Richard the woman’s dance instructor, he also doesn’t have an alibi for the night the student vanished—or at least not one he’ll divulge, even to Amy.
When the missing student is finally discovered lost in the mountains, with no memory of recent events—and a dead body lying nearby—an already disturbing mystery takes on a sinister new hue. Blessed with her innate curiosity and a librarian’s gift for research, Amy may be the only one who can learn the truth in Past Due for Murder, Victoria Gilbert’s third charming Blue Ridge Library mystery.
And others are saying
I especially enjoy the time spent at the Taylorsford library and their amazing archive room. The romantics will especially love the ending in Past Due for Murder. ~The Avid Reader
With great characters and plenty of twists and turns, this story takes us on quite a ride. The blend of folklore with a smidgen of fairies and magic was a delight. ~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Author Victoria Gilbert keeps readers engrossed and turning those pages in the BLUE RIDGE LIBRARY MYSTERIES. ~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
I loved the Appalachian setting (it’s in my blood), the folklore, and the library too. Aunt Lydia continues to be a fave as well and – even though I don’t like cats – the one in this book is too adorable not to love. ~Reading Is My SuperPower
And I thought. . . This is a series that I have come to love. I had the opportunity to read the 2nd book and really enjoyed it so I was glad to have this chance to read more.
As I said in my previous review the small quaint and quiet town of Taylorsford isn't so quiet.
There is more crime and drama happening giving the reader a few hours of reading enjoyment.
I've enjoyed the characters of the series and enjoyed them more with this one. Things change a bit when Richard Amy's boyfriend gets tangled in something and ends up becoming a person of interest in the police investigation.
This is a fun cozy series. I have enjoyed every moment and look forward to more!
I received a complimentary copy.
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.
Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Crooked Lane Books (February 13, 2018) Paperback: 320 pages ISBN-10: 1683319494 ISBN-13: 978-1683319498 Digital ASIN: B072395VJN
About the book
Getting used to life back home in Deer Park, North Carolina, Sydney McCall and her right-hand tabby, Toby, are helping her sister Kat run the local animal shelter. Syd and Kat are all excited about the prospect of the shelter’s newest fundraiser: shopping channel queen Ulla Townsend. Shelter admin Maggie Shayne vehemently refuses to have anything to do with the woman, but the fundraiser ensues as planned. That is, until Ulla turns up dead in the middle of the event.
The cause of death is determined to be an allergic reaction, but Syd and Toby are sniffing out something fishy. When Syd met Ulla, it was clear she was distasteful and rude. And right before the event, Syd spotted some behind-the-scenes drama between Ulla and her manager. As they begin to investigate, they realize there is no shortage of suspects, and Maggie is at the top of the list.
Now Syd and Toby must claw their way to the truth before everything goes paws up at their animal shelter in Death by a Whisker by national bestselling author T. C. LoTempio.
And I thought
A great read. I enjoyed getting into this series. I didn't get the
chance to read book 1 bu t it was easy to jump into book 2.
Death by a Whisker was a great fast paced page turning read.
I enjoyed the setting of the suspense, mystery and drama around
the theme of the animal shelter.
The characters human and animal are fun and made this one an
enjoyable Cozy read.
I especially liked the cover.
The mystery plot might keep the reader guessing who actually did it because well there were quiet a few people that were 'ticked off'
by the victim.
If you love a good cozy. Then check out this series.
An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there’s one deal that’s been giving him a run for his money—a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she’s definitely off-limits.
Kate Henley isn’t a banker, but she knows a thing or two about risk management—specifically, about managing her attraction to her smolderingly sexy boss. She already fell once, and Kennedy showed no sign of paying a return on her investment. So when Kennedy’s brother starts pursuing her, Kate figures she has the best of both worlds. Jack is charming, rich, very attentive, and the spitting image of his older brother.
It’s also making Kennedy think twice. But to win Kate’s heart, he’ll have to broker the deal of a lifetime…and prove he’s worth the risk.
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A sweet, yet steamy new adult romance about a girl who's not ready to fall in love and a boy who isn't ready to let her go.
Beau She is beautiful, probably the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, but she's damaged. Her a-hole exboyfriend broke her. I still want her. I can show her that all men aren't the same That I'm different.
Mallory He's everything I need to stay away from, and I try. I really do, but he's relentless. So, I give in and let him have me. All of me. I should have known better
And I thought
I love a good romance and this was one. A great story that kind of surprised me. Great characters that kind of 'kidnap' the reader making you want to forget everything else and settle in a turn the pages to the end. There is a 'bit' of sizzle. Grandma would be handing MaMa than fan while telling her 'Keep reading. It's worth it.' I enjoyed Can't Let Go and look forward to much more from Chrissy Brown. I received a complimentary copy. My review will appear on Amazon and Good Reads. Buy the book
Two women fighting for their dreams, one who’s long lost hers, are united by tragedy and a long-held secret.
Pregnant with her first child, Emily Hayes is eager to help her mother finish transforming an estate into the Willow Inn and write a novel about Willow Falls’ colorful history. A tragic event threatens her parents’ plans to refurbish an abandoned hotel and transform the obscure Georgia setting into a tourist destination.
Sadie Lyles left Willow Falls a murderer who’d killed the town hero. She returns as a despised felon and seeks solace in the town’s café. Emily struggles to unite the close-knit community and becomes Sadie’s biggest advocate. She strives to uncover the truth about the crime and save her town from dying.
To appease her father, Rachel, a VP in his Atlanta real-estate-development firm, relegates her acting dream to secret performances for imaginary audiences. After meeting charming, flirtatious Charlie Bricker, manager for Willow Falls’ future vineyard, she vows to break free from her father’s control.
tragedy and Willow Inn’s secret past launch Emily and Rachel on a collision course with destiny and truth.
(1) winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card from the author.
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When Abby McCree suddenly inherits her favorite relative’s property in small town Snowberry Creek, Washington, she soon realizes that the ramshackle home comes with strings attached—one of which is tied to a dead body!
After a rough divorce, Abby McCree only wants to stitch up her life and move on. But other loose ends appear after her elderly Aunt Sybil passes away, leaving Abby to tend to a rundown estate, complete with a slobbery Mastiff of questionable pedigree and a sexy tenant who growls more than the dog. As Abby gets drawn into a tight-knit quilting guild, she makes a twisted discovery—Aunt Sybil’s only known rival is buried in her backyard!
Despite what local detectives say, Abby refuses to accept that her beloved aunt had anything to do with the murder. While navigating a busy social calendar and rediscovering the art of quilting, she launches an investigation of her own to clear Aunt Sybil’s name and catch the true culprit. The incriminating clues roll in, yet Abby can’t help but wonder—can she survive her new responsibilities in Snowberry Creek and still manage to patch together a killer’s deadly pattern without becoming the next victim?
And others are saying
Death by Committee was a charming debut and I absolutely adored Abby and her trusty sidekick, Zeke, ~Moonlight Rendezvous
Death by Committee is a light-hearted cozy mystery with a charming Victorian home, a cute mastiff mix, beautifully crafted quilts, three busy older ladies and killer on the loose. ~The Avid Reader
With likable protagonist and support characters both, gentle humor, a precious dog, and even a little romance, this story has all that I look for in a tradition cozy and I enjoyed it very much. ~The Power of Words
I enjoyed Abby’s reflections on who might have wanted to kill Dolly. Her interactions are realistic and humourous. ~Nadaness In Motion
Title: Show Up for Your Life
Author: Chrystal Evans Hurst
Genre: Young Adult Christian Living
Release Date: February 5, 2019
What does the women you’ll be tomorrow want you to know today? Show Up for Your Life by gifted writer, speaker, and worship leader Chrystal Evans Hurst will help young women ages 13 and up stop worrying about the small stuff and start embracing who they are in God’s eyes.
From Chrystal Evans Hurst, popular author of the adult title She’s Still There, comes Show Up for Your Life, a book that empowers young women to appreciate their divinely-created uniqueness instead of comparing themselves to others.
Chrystal shares her own stories that will inspire young women to stop worrying—whether it’s about how to dress, who they hang with, or any of the other daily ups and downs of life—and face every day with an attitude of mindfulness and gratitude. Chrystal’s conversational tone, honesty, and humble wisdom make this book perfect for young adult readers who seek to be all God intended them to be while living a positive, impactful life.
Show Up for Your Life helps young women ages 13 and up:
Remember all the positives in their life now and not get stuck in anxiety over the future.
Recognize their unique, God-given gifts.
Deal with distractions that throw them off course from God’s plan for them.
Chrystal Evans Hurst is the best-selling author of She’s Still There and co-author of Kingdom Woman with her father, Dr. Tony Evans. She reaches a wide audience speaking at conferences, writing for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and teaching and leading women in her home church. Chrystal also cultivates hearts and commands chaos as the chief operating officer of the Hurst household. She and her husband Jessie adore their three hungry boys, two adult girls, one son-in-love, and two grandchildren. Find Chrystal sharing her journey at ChrystalEvansHurst.com.
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