Monday, November 30, 2020

On Deadly Tides


About the book 

With a picturesque black and white lighthouse, pebble beaches and stunning views of sea and mountains, the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales is the perfect place for an idyllic mid-summer painting holiday.

And watercolour artist, businesswoman, and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan is enjoying the retreat enormously – until she discovers the body of a New Zealand journalist on a secluded beach just as the tide is going out, threatening to take the body with it.

The post mortem reveals the victim died from injuries “consistent with a fall from a great height,” and the death is ruled accidental. But Penny thinks there’s more to the story. Curious how the victim came to such an untimely end at this most inhospitable spot, she uncovers a link to a mysterious disappearance several years earlier.

And as her holiday romance with a wildlife photographer turns to love, she learns some truths about herself, too, that surprise her.

As the winds of change blow through Penny’s own life, she sets sail on a friendly tide for a future she never dreamed possible, in a beautiful place she never imagined.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Open For Murder By Mary Angela-Great Escapes Tour and Giveaway


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Deep in the heart of touristy small-town Spirit Canyon, South Dakota, former journalist Zo Jones runs the Happy Camper gift shop, where she sells everything from locally made souvenirs to memorabilia. She even rents out mountain bikes, and dabbles in the adventure industry—and sleuthing . . .


It’s Memorial Day weekend in Spirit Canyon, and for Zo that means the return of summer shoppers. It also means the return of her good friend Beth, who’s moved back to the area to reopen her family’s premier hotel, Spirit Canyon Lodge. Beth and Zo spent many childhood summers there and Zo can’t wait to reconnect and celebrate the Grand Opening. But the festivities go from bad to worse when a power outage knocks out the lights—and morning reveals a competitor’s dead body found on the premises . . .


Soon enough, Beth is the prime suspect in the suspicious death. Fortunately, Zo isn’t afraid to put her investigative skills to work and prove her friend’s innocence. To start digging for information, she appeals to Max Harrington, a local Forest Ranger and unlikely ally. Though they’ve argued about Happy Camper’s tours, in this case they agree on one thing: Beth isn’t a murderer. Stranger things have happened than their collaboration. After all, this is Spirit Canyon. But as the list of suspects grows, Zo will have to keep her guard up if she doesn’t want to be the next lodge guest to check out . . .

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Fishing For Trouble by Elizabeth Logan Great Escapes Tour Spotlight Giveaway

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Something fishy is going on at a local seafood processing plant, and Charlie Cooke is on the hook to solve the case in this new Alaskan Diner Mystery.

Summer has come to Elkview, Alaska, bringing twenty hours of sunlight every day, not to mention a surge of tourists and seasonal workers. Chef Charlie Cooke is eager for a busy yet relaxing season, but when a young man working a summer job at the local fish processing plant dies moments after walking into the Bear Claw Diner, she’s quickly swept into the investigation.

Soon, through her best friend Annie Jensen, Charlie learns that another student worker at J and M Processing has disappeared, leaving more questions and fewer answers. The near-endless sunlight gives plenty of time to search for clues, but Charlie will have to work with Annie and local reporter Chris Doucette to net the killer before anyone else gets hurt.

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Book Spotlight Incandescent Visions-I Read Book Tours Spotlight

About the book

Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  64 pages
Genre:  Poetry
Publisher:  George Lee Hudspeth Jr.
Release date:   December  2019
Format available for review:  print, mobi (for Kindle), epub, pdf
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: Jun 1 to Jun 12, 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13. Curse words: Three total, of the “mild” variety (godd*mn, hell, sh*t... one use for each). No f-words. No violence, no sexual content, no drug use, no underage drinking.
Book Description:
Having written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe and their place within it, and to catalyze their own creative potential. From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia, perspective and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful, thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant, evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization and imagination.
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Monday, November 23, 2020

To Fetch A Villian -Character(s) Guest Post-Great Escapes Tours


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Heather: Hi, all. I’m Margaret, and my job is to hang out in the Falcon Investigations office and help my best friend, Duncan Reynolds, and his partner, Delanie Fitzgerald, with all their private investigative work. My full name is Margaret Thatcher Reynolds, and I’m a brown and white English bulldog. Recently, I won first place in the Strut Your Mutt contest. We got a gift card and a basket of all kinds of cool things. I was also interviewed on the morning news, and I help them solve crimes and find things. This and my newly found social media influencer status should earn me my own office, but we’ll see. For now, I’m content with hanging out with my pals, going for rides in his canary-yellow Camaro, and scoring all kinds of treats. You can catch more of my heroic antics in the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries by Heather Weidner.


Jayne: I am Mr. Belvedere, a silver Great Dane. My mom (Darby Moore) and I own Ruff Day Doggie Boutique and Dog Wash. It’s a small store on the main street of Bay Vista, North Carolina. The front of our shop has everything, and I mean everything, for the pampered pooch. (My favorite items are the Chewy Vitton harnesses. Oh, so stylish!) The back of the shop has three stalls where owners can bring in their pets (especially big ones) and give baths without worry of messing up their own showers at home. The parents love it. The dogs? Not so much. I offer moral support as the pups get lathered up and rinsed off. It’s not uncommon for me to get splattered when the mutts shake off their suds. As job hazards go, it’s not so bad. And mom gives me a good rubdown—and extra kibble—when it happens.

We were rolling along just fine, me and my mom, until the big Bark-itecture event. This display of wildly imaginative custom dog houses had the whole town talking. (I don’t want to brag, but it was my mom’s idea. And all the proceeds went to the SPCA. A win-win-win situation.) The problem arose when a dead body was found in mom’s very un-Grinchly-like dog house inspired by her love of Who-Ville. I wasn’t there, but I heard it was quite a traumatic event and almost ruined my mom’s day. Make that, almost ruined my mom’s life, on account of she could have easily lost our business. Then she would have to go back to slinging hash at Breakfast at Stephanie’s while I sat at home and moped. I much prefer working in the shop with her.

Mom, ever the problem solver, started working to help find the killer. The sooner the better, if she wanted to save our livelihood. I assisted her when suspects came to the shop by distracting their canine companions while mom interrogated—in the sweetest way possible— the possible killers. Of course, I’m also on standby in the event things go south. My large size (almost 170 pounds) intimidates most everyone. Oh dear, I fear I’ve reached my limit and there is so much more to tell. You’ll have to read the full account of our mystery-solving adventure in “Ruff Day” included in To Fetch a Villain, Four Fun “Tails” of Miscreants and Murder.  

Maria: Trey is a three year old Bichon. He weighs 15 pounds and he's 1 ft. tall. He was born in a dirty, ill-kept, kennel in southern Virginia and was bought by a Virginia Beach woman before his first birthday. This owner sold him to a service dog trainer who soon discovered Trey's unusual intelligence. He has been trained to be alert to his owner's needs and to protect her from danger. Trey's new owner is a deaf writer who works from home. He alerts her when someone calls or whenever a bell or siren or buzzer sounds. He can open the front door when necessary. He reminds his owner to empty the clothes dryer. If she forgets to take out the trash, he tells her when he hears the truck coming. He takes his job seriously.


Recently, his owner has taken in a new dog, also a Bichon. A young female stray who is now known to have escaped from the same puppy farm where Trey started life. She was used for breeding and was treated badly. Trey is determined to help her deal with her demons and learn to enjoy life.


I think of Trey as being like Mr. Carson in Downton Abbey. Always in charge and always knows just what to do.


As a working dog, Trey keeps his curly white hair trimmed in pet style. The show-style cut takes too much work and he doesn't have time to stand still for grooming.


Teresa: We are Cagney and Lacey, two Yorkshire Terriers who help our owner Catt Ramsey, dog walker extraordinaire solve crime and murder. Catt owns the Woof-Pack dog walkers in Virginia Beach, but she always seems to get into mischief. That's where we come in and alert her to dangerous situations. 


About the Mutt Mysteries:

Old dogs and new tricks abound in To Fetch a Villain, the third installment in the Mutt Mysteries series. This collection of four novellas illustrates why dogs are our best friends and the perfect companions for digging up clues, solving crimes, and bringing villains to justice. Let sleeping dogs lie? Not when the MUTTS are on the case!

RUFF DAY by Jayne Ormerod
Store owner Darby Moore suffers through a “ruff” day when a dead body is discovered in her custom dog house. With her best friend topping the suspect’s list, Darby knows the police are barking up the wrong tree. It’s up to Darby’s Great Dane Mr. Belvedere to channel his inner Scooby-Doo and save the day.

AT YOUR SERVICE by Maria Hudgins
Mystery writer Jessica Chastain is deaf and relies on her service dog Trey who acts as Jessica’s ears. Kim, a Bichon like Trey, is the latest addition to their family. But life is not a walk in the park when someone threatens all they hold dear. Together they take on an unethical breeder and dog-napper, whose bite is worse than his bark.

A SHOT IN THE BARK by Teresa Inge
Dog-loving Catt Ramsey hires an ex-con as her handyman to help with her dog-walking business at the same time a crime wave hits the neighborhood. But it’s Catt who is accused of murder. She enlists the help of family, friends, and her dogs Cagney and Lacey to prove man’s best friend can be crime’s worst enemy.

STRUT YOUR MUTT by Heather Weidner
Sassy PI Delanie Fitzgerald attends the Strut Your Mutt festival, where her business partner’s English bulldog is a finalist in a pampered doggie pageant. The dog’s new-found fame leads to a client with a missing poodle. Delanie and her team put paws to the pavement, sniff out clues, and show the villain that when you lie with the dogs, you wake up with fleas.


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Teresa Inge

Teresa Inge grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Today, she doesn’t carry a rod like her idol, but she hotrods. Love of reading mysteries and writing professional articles led to writing short fiction and novellas. She is president of Sisters in Crime Mystery by the Sea Chapter and author of short mysteries in Virginia is for Mysteries, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Coastal Crimes: Mysteries by the Sea, and Murder by the Glass.


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Jayne Ormerod

Jayne Ormerod grew up in a small Ohio town then went on to a small-town Ohio college. Upon earning her degree in accountancy, she became a CIA (that’s not a sexy spy thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor.) She married a naval officer and off they sailed to see the world. After nineteen moves, they, along with their two rescue dogs Tiller and Scout, have settled into a cozy cottage by the sea. Jayne’s publishing credits include two novels, five novellas, and eight short mysteries. A complete list can be found on her website.


Maria Hudgins

Maria Hudgins is a mystery writer and former teacher of oceanography, biology, earth science and chemistry. She has written six Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries, set in Italy, Scotland, The Greek Islands, Switzerland, England, and Turkey. She loves to travel but is currently housebound due to the pandemic. Her love of archaeology has led her to write two Lacy Glass Archaeology Mysteries. Maria has worked on digs on the Isle of Man (neolithic) and in Montana (dinosaurs), and has traveled extensively in Egypt and Turkey, studying ancient sites.

She lives in Hampton, Virginia with her snowshoe cat, Lulu.


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Heather Weidner

Heather Weidner writes the Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series set in Virginia (Secret Lives and Private Eyes, The Tulip Shirt Murders, and Glitter, Glam, and Contraband), and her Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries launch October 2021.Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and Deadly Southern Charm. Her novellas appear in The Mutt Mysteries series.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Sisters in Crime – Chessie, Guppies, International Thriller Writers, and James River Writers.

Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers.

Through the years, she has been a cop’s kid, technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager.


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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Light Catcher Murders by Jo Cassie McRae Great Escapes Tour Review

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Kate Atherton’s idyllic retirement is going well…if you don’t count the two murders, the mysterious drone, and her photographer friend who manages to poke a hornet’s nest of criminal activity, that is.


Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, the cozy town of Wheaton Creek seemed to Kate Atherton an idyllic place to escape the world’s harsh realities. And then there nowas the first murder.


Kate once enjoyed a long, successful career with a specialized, highly secret federal intelligence agency. Crises in both her personal and professional life drove her to early retirement and, ultimately, to Wheaton Creek, the perfect place for her and her former-military husband to escape what had come to feel like a world made up of wars, hatred, fear, and untimely death. And, at first, the escape was all Kate had hoped for. Then murder came to Wheaton Creek—a crime that a corrupt county sheriff seems determined to pin on Kate’s photographer friend, Lucy Celek.


Lucy’s work has been chosen to appear at a prestigious photography festival, a festival that could take her from amateur to professional standing. All goes well until the gallery displaying her work is broken into, and one of Lucy’s photographs is vandalized. A week later, the man Lucy suspected of destroying her photograph—a fellow photographer who was angry that his own work was not chosen by the festival committee—is murdered. Faced with a sheriff who shows little interest in expanding his list of suspects beyond Lucy, Kate feels she must dust off her puzzle-solving skills to find the real killer. Murder is just the beginning, though, as Kate’s amateur sleuthing begins to reveal a tangled web of crimes that go beyond anything she could have imagined

And I thought

Spellbound is all I can think to describe this book.  

Maybe because it happens to take place in a locale that I dream to live in.  The Texas hill country other than a Beach I can't think of a better to place to be.  

Author McCrae lured this reader in with some very interesting characters and a mystery to solve that just happens to keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages at break neck speed!

I enjoyed ever moment and can't wait to return to Wheaton Creek.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

To Fetch A Villain 4 Authors/Novellas-Great Escapes Tours-Review


About the book

Old dogs and new tricks abound in TO FETCH A VILLAIN, the third installment in the Mutt Mysteries series. This collection of four novellas illustrates why dogs are our best friends and the perfect companions for digging up clues, solving crimes, and bringing villains to justice. Let sleeping dogs lie? Not when the MUTTS are on the case.

And I thought

A fun collection of reads that are a bit quick since they are novellas.  

I enjoyed the chance to get different mini books by different authors in one collection yet each novella has the same running theme a Coz Mystery that includes a dog or dogs.  

I loved the collection of different sleuths with different jobs and different styles of sleuthing.

Each if these authors were new to me so it was a fun chance to meet some new great writers

This collection would ma great gift for a friend that likes to read but your not sure what they have read.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Spawning Suspicion by Maggie Toussaint-Great Escapes Tour-Review


About the book

The death of island playboy Curtis Marlin doesn’t register on busy caterer River Holloway’s radar…that is, until her brother and his girlfriend are arrested for the former athlete’s murder. Certain of the pair’s innocence, the amateur sleuth sets out to investigate. Suspicion on the island spreads like chocolate sauce when River questions the victim’s teammates. The suspects don’t appreciate her stirring up trouble, but she won’t let an election-hungry sheriff make her brother a sacrificial lamb.


But there’s more than murder on River’s to-do list. A missing groom, catered banquets, and River’s own wedding plans keep her hopping like a short order cook. And as the cherry on the sundae, she has a wild kitty to tame. Under mossy oaks and rustling palmettoes, fact and fiction blend in a mouthwatering romp of good eatin’ and yummy recipes. Spawning Suspicion is the second in Toussaint’s Seafood Capers Mystery Series.

And I thought

There was so much food talked about I couldn't wait to get the end and see what recipes we get to enjoy.

And an ending it was.  Cozy Mysteries don't usually have Fairy Take endings but surprisingly this one did.

I loved the mystery.  I enjoyed the twists and turns.  I stood behind River as she tried to figure out exactly when and what went down so she could find the real killer.

The other characters were fun giving the reader a few smiles along the way.  And the townspeople add to the story.

I must say I wasn't too taken with the cover but I read the back and I thought it might just be a good read.  And it was.

Since this one is book 2 I have added book 1 to my TBR list.

I enjoyed this new to me series and am waiting as patiently as I can for more!

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Crime In Cornwall by Emma Dakin Great Escapes Tour Review



About the book
Patrick and Rita Stonning, Claire’s neighbors in Ashton-on-Tinch, dash down from London on weekends to host loud parties. They work in a publishing house and use their Ashton semi-detached home as a break from big city stress. Patrick arrives at Claire’s door distraught, reporting one of his partygoers, Olive Nott a best-selling author, dead. Claire discovers that not only is he dead, he’s been murdered. Patrick is suspected of the murder and has enough motive to satisfy the police. Nott wrote mysteries set in Cornwall and had planned to take his lucrative contracts to a competing company. His latest book dealt with smuggling in the caves of Cornwall. The police, including DI Mark Evans from the newly formed Major investigations Team wonder if he learned too much from his research. Claire takes her six tourists, most from America, to the Cornwall coast in search of sites of mystery novels and hears the opinions of the Cornish people on smuggling. She asks Patrick to meet her in Penzance to give a guest lecture on the smuggling in Oliver Nott’s novels. Claire finds Patrick self-aggrandizing and arrogant but doesn’t agree he would murder and sets out to find the one responsible.

And I thought
I had no idea when I started reading this book that I had read the previous book.  It only took a few pages for me to stop and check it out.  Honestly the cover didn't give me a clue and sadly the authors name didn't ring a bell. 
But the characters the locale did.
  As I read the first few pages I was pleasantly surprised and taken back to a happy place.  I enjoyed book 1.  I enjoyed Claire and the other characters.
And once I got into Crime In Cornwall   I was happy to be on a new Journey with Claire even though her Book Tours seem to always end up with some kind of crime or murder that needs to be solved.
I really enjoy this series and I look forward to the next one.  
Realizing that I could have missed a chance at reading a really good book I think this reader needs to pay a bit more attention to the synopsis of the book than just the cover.

I have enjoyed this series and look forward to book 3.  Thank you Emma Dakin for opening up such interesting locale  and taking us on such a fun tour.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Anonymous by Elizabeth Breck Great Escapes Tour Review/Giveaway


About the book

The note was threatening enough–but its link to two cold cases and a sinister unseen presence sends P.I. Madison Kelly on a frantic search for the truth.


Madison Kelly, a San Diego private investigator, arrives home to a note stabbed to her front door: Stop investigating me, or I will hunt you down and kill you. The only problem? Madison hasn’t been investigating anyone–she’s been taking time off to figure out what to do with her life. But how does she prove a negative? The only way to remove the threat is to do exactly what “Anonymous”, the note writer, is telling her not to do: investigate to see who left it. Could this have something to do with the true crime podcast she’s been tweeting about, and the missing girls?


The girls went missing, two years apart, after a night at the clubs in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter, and Madison had been probing the internet for clues. She discovers that someone has been one step ahead of her, monitoring her tweets to prevent her from getting too close. Soon Madison’s investigation brings up more questions than answers: are the disappearances connected? Are the girls dead or did they just walk away from their lives? And who is Anonymous, the person who will stop at nothing to keep Madison from learning the truth?


As she closes in, so does Anonymous. Set against a backdrop of surfer culture and coffee houses of San Diego, Anonymous follows Madison as she confronts the reality of the girls’ disappearance in a terrifying climax where the hunter becomes the hunted

And  I thought

I was surprised at how good this book is.   I had the misconception that it's being a debut novel the book might read as a debut.  I was surprised.  Author Elizabeth Breck spins a tale that is a fast paced and thriller.  All because she knows the topic. As a professional P.I. she is able to bring a realism that even some veteran writers miss.

If you like a good Suspense you will enjoy Anonymous. 

A page turner that keeps you interested from page one all the way to the suspenseful end.

I am expectantly waiting for book 2 of this new series.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Silver Bells by Anne Shaw Goddess Fish Promo Tour

About the book

Alice had to act, and she had to act fast: a girl’s life depended on it.

A series of coincidental events leave Alice with more questions than answers. Could the sick little girl in need of a bone marrow transplant be the daughter she gave up for adoption ten years before? To become close to the girl without revealing her identity, Alice develops a plan to cast the girl’s uncle, a chocolatier, as a contestant on a live Christmas Eve show.

A television cooking competition was never in Niko’s plans, but when his sick niece expresses her wish for him to compete on the show, he reluctantly agrees. His past as an MMA fighter taught him to guard himself from punches being thrown his direction, but he wasn’t prepared for the fallout of letting his emotional guard down for Alice.

When sparks fly between Alice and Niko in and out of the kitchen, will the secrets Alice keeps shatter the budding relationship?

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Main Character Monday feat. The Billionaires Christmas Wish by Laura Haley McNeil

Welcome to Main Character Monday the day I feature a character in a book that stood out to me.  

Why I chose River . . . 

Who wouldn't I mean did you see that cover?  River turned out to be much more than just a pretty handsome face.  Author Laura Haley McNeil developed a celebrity character that has compassion and a heart.  Which I think is usually contrary to what we expect of celebrities.  

River is honest and hardworking and has morals.  And 'faith'.  But he is torn when he has to make a career move when he is traded to another team.

River quickly becomes a big part of Soledad's life and her non profit after school program.

 I have to admit it was difficult to choose  between the 3 main characters River, Soledad and her daughter Kalida who is a giggling little girl going on 30.  

Maybe I'll get a chance to interview Soledad and Kalida!   

The first line . . . 

River Jackson stood on the sidewalk and stared at the old Denver schoolhouse.

And on page 56 . . . 

 . . .  The children froze and stared then rushed up the steps. Thier shouts and questions were a muddle of voices Soledad couldn't understand, but she was glad river's presence put a smile on their faces.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Murder in the Piazza by Jen Collins Moore-Great Escapes Tour Spotlight

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Maggie White, a downsized American executive stuck in Rome on her husband’s expat assignment, is finding the dolce vita isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She’s taken a job offering painting instruction to well-heeled travelers and her boss-a rather unpleasant English lord-has turned up dead in his penthouse. Maggie’s left with a palazzo full of suspicious guests, a valuable painting her boss might have stolen, and a policeman who’s decided she’s the prime suspect. Now Maggie must keep the tour up and running while she tracks the killer and works to clear her name.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fair Trade by Heather Day Gilbert- Great Escapes Tour-Review

About the book

Welcome to the Barks & Beans Cafe, a quaint place where folks pet shelter dogs while enjoying a cup of java…and where murder sometimes pays a visit.


With the one-year anniversary of the now-successful Barks & Beans Cafe approaching, siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield set up an iced coffee booth at the state fair. Taking a break from brewing, Macy bumps into Carolina, a long-lost childhood friend who’s now sitting pretty as a country superstar. Macy tries not to fangirl too hard when her old friend extends an invitation to meet the rest of the Carolina Crush band before their opening show.


But when Carolina falls victim to not one, but two near-death experiences, Macy takes it upon herself to find out who has it in for her old friend. Fortified with plenty of roasted corn, cinnamon rolls, and her brother’s signature iced maple latte, Macy takes to the Ferris wheel to get the lay of the land from the air. She discovers too late that this year’s fair isn’t all fun and games…but she’s already locked in for the ride.


Join siblings Macy and Bo Hatfield as they sniff out crimes in their hometown…with plenty of dogs along for the ride! The Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series features a small town, an amateur sleuth, and no swearing or graphic scenes.

And I thought 

One of my favorite series. I have enjoyed each of the books.  

As a Cover Junkie I have to say I love this cover. No real glimpses or clues or hints but it sets the stage.  

I love that Macy's dog Beau is forefront and inviting you in.

The characters in this series are enjoyable. 

Macy is the one that tends to stumble onto or into trouble.  But it's o.k. because her brother Bo is Ex DEA or he claims to be retired.   Because he still has lots of connections even with FBI.  Said FBI connection is a real hunk that has Macy's attention and ever slowly her heart.   And, w/o giving anything away they kind of went on a date.  Things might be heating up in the romance department in book 4!  

Fair Trade was an easy super fast read for me because author Heather Day Gilbert spins a tale that keeps you interested to the end. 

All the characters are fun to like making this a great series.

There is a cliff hanger that left me wondering if poor Waffles will ever find a Fur Ever home.

This reader is tryint to wait patiently for book 4!

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