Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dangerous Changes- by Joyce T. Strand-A Beck Valley Tour

Dangerous Changes: An Emily Lazzaro Mystery by [Strand, Joyce T]

About the book
A series of events rattle Emily Lazzaro: a near-death encounter with a pickup on a narrow mountain road, the murder of a would-be client, and an ex-fiancĂ© who won’t let go. Can she survive a police investigation, pressure from her ex’s company, and the suspicions of a possible new love-interest—so that she can make the changes to create a meaningful new life in a special town in southern California? 

And I thought
This reader was engaged from page 1.  Dangerous Changes is a topsy turvey mystery and  thrilling  fast paced ride. 

The characters are engaging.  The story keeps you on the edge of your seat.  

I loved Emily.  Sometimes I wanted to 'kick her' for letting that ex manipulate and use her.  But eventually she overcomes and stands on her own two feet.  She has too when she is kid napped!

A little romance begins with Jackson Brexton after his brother 
scares the wits out of her.  But they all become friends in the end.

I think what I like best is that the characters and their challenges were real.  Emily isn't 'set up' by an inheritance or similar situation
she makes her own way.  

  Although this is a clean mystery; no language or romance scenes and really no crime scenes I would not call this a Cozy.   

The story/plot is mysterious and kept me turning pages all the way to the end.  

There weren't alot of characters to get the reader wondering what is going on.  The story is straight forward and engaging.  
I was left hoping for a 2nd installment.  

Will Emily begin working to renovate the old mansion in town to open as a B&B?  Will Jackson end up the chef?

I was left with lots of questions and hoping book 2 comes out soon.  

I really enjoyed Dangerous Changes.  

There was no language or bedroom scenes.  

I received a complimentary copy form Beck Valley Tours.
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Read the reviews...
1. Wednesday, 8th November - Nicki’s Nook  
2. Wednesday 8th November - eBook Addicts  
3. Thursday, 9th November - Sanity is for those without children  
4. Thursday, 9th November - The Faerie Review  
5. Friday, 10th November - Mammanatty’s  
6. Monday, 13th November - Miki’s Hope  
7. Monday, 13th November - Book Babble  
8. Tuesday, 14th November - Lynchburg Mama  
9. Wednesday, 15th November - Leels Loves Books  
10. Thursday, 16th November - Between the Coverz  
11. Friday, 17th November -  
12. Monday, 20th November - My Reading Journeys  
13. Tuesday, 21st November - Joyful Antidotes  
14. Wednesday, 22nd November - Bound 4 Escape  
15. Friday, 24th November - I Create Purty Thangs  
16. Monday 27th November - Beck Valley Books  


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts today xx

  2. Thank you for this insightful review of Emily Lazzaro and her struggles for change in Ramona, CA. We can only hope that she continues to progress and make her way in the next mystery she encounters. I appreciate the time you took to read and review her first adventure.