Thursday, September 26, 2019

Two Bites Too Many by Debra H. Goldstein-Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Far from a domestic goddess, Sarah Blair would rather catch bad guys than slave over a hot stove. But when a dangerous murder boils over in Wheaton, Alabama, catching the killer means leaving her comfort zone . . .
Things are finally looking up for Sarah Blair following her unsavory divorce. Settled into a cozy carriage house with her sassy Siamese cat, RahRah, she has somehow managed to hang on to her modest law firm receptionist job and—if befriending flea-bitten strays at the local animal shelter counts—lead a thriving social life. For once, Sarah almost has it together more than her enterprising twin, Emily, a professional chef whose efforts to open a gourmet restaurant have hit a real dead end.
When the president of the town bank and city council is murdered after icing Emily’s business plans, all eyes are on the one person who left the scene with blood on her hands—the twins sharp-tongued mother, Maybelle. Determined to get her mom off the hook ASAP, Sarah must collect the ingredients of a deadly crime to bring the true culprit to justice. But as neighbors turn against her family, can she pare down the suspects before another victim lands on the chopping block?
Includes quick and easy recipes!
And others are saying 
This was a good cozy mystery with all the things I enjoy about this genre: small town, great atmosphere, good food, animals, multi-age characters, a bit of romance, an interesting crime, and a great sleuth.
~Carla Loves To Read
Two Bites Too Many allows its readers to fall into a completely different, tightly-bound family for a few hours. And who doesn’t want to do that? Highly recommended for cozy fans.
~Diane Reviews Books
And I thought 
I was delighted to have the chance to read the 2nd book in the 
Sarah Blair Mystery Series. 
I met Sarah's family and friends  in book 1 One Taste Too Many the characters and town are charming even though murder tends to be an event ever time Sarah's back is turned (or sometimes right in front of her). 

Two Bites Too Many has Sarah's mother Maybelle in the hot-seat again as the town banker Lance looses his life and Maybelle is the last one to see him alive in his office at the bank. 
When video tapes are compromised Harlan the families lawyer has to work hard to establish reasonable doubt to keep Maybelle out of jail. 

As the plot thickens Sarah's elderly neighbor is assaulted.  Funds are not accounted for at the 1st annual Animal Shelter fundraising event and Sarah witnesses murder #2.

I have enjoyed this cozy series that is set in a small town and around the catering/restaurant that Sarah's twin sister owns and operates.  Sarah end's up being 'snagged' into helping Emily with her business much to Sarah's chagrin.  But hanging out at catered events gives Sarah the opportunity to hear  tid bits of conversation and see towns folks reactions to each other that help Sarah and her amateur sleuthing. 

If you enjoy a good cozy mystery take the time to read this series. 
You'll enjoy the story, the story lines and the recipes at the end.  

I received a complimentary copy. 

My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads. 
This book will be promoted on social media and this review 
may appear on blog parties and on My Journey Back blog. 

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There is a special giveaway!  
Debra H. Goldstein is offering one reader of My Reading Journey a print copy of Two Bites Too Many. To enter leave 
a comment on this post!  One winner will be drawn on October 1.  

And, my readers have two chances to win.  Visit my other blog 
on September 30th to read Rah Rah's guest post leave a comment and you'll be entered in a chance to win! Visit my blog here.


  1. This is an awesome giveaway and I would love to be your winner! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Good luck --- and don't forget to read RahRah's guest post on September 30 to have two chances to win.

  2. This book sounds like a wonderful read!

  3. Thank you for the generous give a way. This sounds like a wonderful book. I love that a daughter is sleuthing to help her mother. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    1. I love mothr-daughter relationships … especially when Mom is a wild Southern Lady. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Love the cover and the story sounds good too. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

    1. Thank you -- Kensington did a great job with the cover on Two Bites Too Many, as well as on the first book, One Taste Too Many.

    2. Kim I just tried to email you and it did not work. Can you email me slegan yahoo. I picked you for the book so I need your address. Congratulations!

  5. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading.

  6. Thanks for entering this giveaway. Best of luck!

  7. These sound so good. Thanks!
    kozo8989 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    1. Alicia you won the Giveaway. I just sent an email Great Escapes needs your snail mail to send you book! Congratulations.

  8. I have the first one and would love to read this one. Then, donate to my neighborhood's little library.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

    1. Good luck --- one of my friends has a neighborhood little library in her yard and it is amazing how many people take advantage of it.

  9. I love a good mystery book with alot of ups and downs and this sure sounds like a good one.

    1. I think so, but I'm prejudiced. Therefore, I'll defer to the review.. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. what a wonderful give a way. this sounds like it is a seat of the chair book. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  11. Hopefully, you'll walk away thinking it is a fun whodunit.