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!

I received a complimentary copy.

My review will appear on retail sites and Good Reads.

fair Trade and the Great Escapes your will be featured on Social Media.



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  1. Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! We shall see what happens to Waffles next! :)

  2. I really enjoyed the description and review of the book. Looking forward to reading it. Great covers.