Friday, October 18, 2019

Better Watch Out by Christina Freeburn- Great Escapes Tour-Review/Giveaway

About the book 
Making a list. Merry’s life is Christmas chaos. Her divorce is still in question. She’s behind on crafting orders. Ebenezer is an escape artist. And with one day left, she hasn’t completed the line-up for the annual Christmas parade, thanks to one grinch. Once Merry knows the Christmas secret, she realizes Santa isn’t what’s coming to town.
Checking it twice. Santa’s naughty list, courtesy of Jenna Wilcox, will roll down Main Street with names of residents who deserve a lump of coal in their stocking. Saving the parade won’t be easy, but Merry is up to task. Or so she thinks until she discovers Jenna’s body stashed in Santa’s sack.
Going to find out. As facts are unwrapped, Merry finds the line blurred between who’s naughty and nice. As threats are aimed at her and those she loves, Merry dashes for the truth before the murderer puts her on the naughty list and crosses her off for good.
And I thought 
A fun read.  I felt like I was in a Hallmark movie with a town named  Season's Greetings and a main character named Merry Winters I was just set up for some holiday cheer and cozy mystery. 

I really liked the cover it was fun and told the story of the series. 

Better Watch Out is book 2 in the A Merry and Bright Handcrafted Mystery Series. 
There is a lot of reference and emotion actually from Merry  to book 1 where Merry's husband is murdered and let in her r.v. 
Merry is still reeling from all the accusation and non closure of the surroundings from his death.  
Jumping in at book 2 I was left 'removed' from the story having not read book 1.  
I enjoyed Better Watch Out and I would  be interested in reading more in the series.  But I think I would have enjoyed this one much more had I read book 1. 

The story was fast paced and a good cozy mystery.  I enjoyed Merry and her friends the townsfolk.  The characters are entertaining.  

If you are a lover of cozy mysteries and love Christmas you'll enjoy this series.  

I received a complimentary copy. 
My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.
A spotlight post of Better Watch Out will appear on My Journey Back-the Journey Back as part of a  giveaway for an e-copy of Better Watch Out
The Great Escapes Tour for Better Watch Out will be promoted on social media. 

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Want to win an e-copy?  Just leave a comment.  A drawing will be held on Oct. 25 to celebrate the end of The Great Escapes Tour.
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  1. Thank you for your review. Oh how fun. I love cozy mysteries, Christmas and crafting.
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  2. Thank you for you review on "Better Watch Out" by Christina Freeburn and for being part of the book tour.

    Great cover and sounds like a wonderful story. I'd love the opportunity to read it.
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  3. Sounds like a great Christmas cozy. Looking forward to reading. diannekc8 (at)gmail(dot)com