Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel-Book Review/Giveaway

About the book 
It’s Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and brewpub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara is prepping for a busy month at the Allegheny Brew House. To create the perfect atmosphere for the boozy celebration, Max hires an oompah band. But when one of the members from the band turns up dead, it’s up to Max to solve the murder before the festivities are ruined.
Adding to the brewing trouble, Candy, Max’s friend, is acting suspicious… Secrets from her past are fermenting under the surface, and Max must uncover the truth to prove her friend’s innocence. To make matters worse, Jake’s snooty ex-fiancée shows up in town for an art gallery opening, and she’ll be nothing but a barrel of trouble for Max.
And I thought
A slightly different setting for a Cozy read (for me)  instead of a quiet, quaint and charming little town we are taken to the outskirts of Pittsburgh. 

I found it to be an interesting kind kept me on the edge of my seat page turner from the very beginning.  Chapter 1 had me interested and turning the pages all the way to the end.

Room with a Brew is a fun story/themed filled with interesting characters.   I couldn't help but think of the Umpa Band in the movie Home Alone and picture John Candy as I read.

The cast of characters friends of Max help her as she unravels clues and marks suspects of the list of Who Dun It.  

I enjoyed the Oktoberfest theme and learning more about it.
The food and fun of the Oktoberfest theme made an enjoyable
reading experience with the polka dancing and German style food.
The combination Brew house and pub was a fun aspect and the recipes included in the book added to the overall experience.  

Room with a Brew is a part of a series the characters are introduced and the story is written well so that a new reader to the series is charmed along the way and becomes a fan.  

I enjoyed my introduction to the Brewhouse series and look forward to reading more.  

I received a complimentary copy from Great Escapes Tours.
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This review will appear on Good Reads.


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1 comment:

  1. I like when a heroine/hero has a great group of friends to help solve the murder.