Month: August 2018

Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

August 28, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson

I loved Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson even though many readers were on the fence with this one. There’s just something about coffee and books (which are a prominent part of this series) that sucks me in! Anyway, I never wrote a formal review of this novel on goodreads so I can’t remember that much about the book (what you need to know about it can be read via the synopsis), but I wanted to add a mini review here anyway because I plan to read the other books in the series. 

Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon

August 26, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon

Lynn Cahoon is still a fairly new author to me, but she is quickly climbing into one of my favorite cozy authors. Her characters just seem to speak to me. They are realistic, relatable, and easy to love. The mysteries aren’t cheesy like some cozies out there, and are fun to solve right along with the characters. My only issue, and really it’s an issue with all cozies not just this one, is that the murders are a bit far fetched. Finding a murdered person once is a tragedy. Finding them twice, three times, and more is just unbelievable. Especially in a small town that hasn’t had any in decades. I get that it’s all part of the fun, and honestly I like how easy […]

Death on Tap by Ellie Alexander

August 26, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Death on Tap by Ellie Alexander

Death on Tap is the first (right?) book in a brand new cozy mystery series. And you know what? I am really excited about this one because aside from the mystery aspects, these books revolve around beer brewing which is really cool. I can’t think of any other cozies that are like this, so it is definitely unique and stands apart from others in the genre. In addition to this, the author is obviously a beer connoisseur because she knows a TON about beer brewing. I feel like I learned a lot about the business side of things and how brewing actually works through this book. Kudos to the author for this because it really adds a unique quality to the story and will certainly […]

Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell

August 24, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell

This is one of the better paranormal mystery series I have read in a long time and I found myself breezing right through it. I will admit that some of the plot is a bit unsettling (in a scary sort of way) but I think that’s what really draws me to the story.  Anyway, this is going to be a very short review because I never actually revived it on goodreads so I can’t remember everything, but I do know that I really liked it and immediately picked up the second book without hesitation. I actually just finished that one and loved it as well. So if you are looking for a paranormal cozy mystery series I very much recommend this one!

Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon

August 24, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon

I really enjoyed this first book in the Farm-to-Fork Mystery series. The concept is a really neat one and something I haven’t seen before so it made the book original. The characters are very likable as well making it for easy reading. I look forward to reading the second book in the series once it is released.  As stated above, this is the first book in a brand new mystery series. It’s a light read at only 180 pages so readers will get through it rather quickly. Don’t let the page count fool you though as the book isn’t too fast paced where you feel like something is missing. In fact, I think it’s the perfect length as it gives all the information needed for […]

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

August 22, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

This is the perfect beach read! Mary Kay Andrews has the unique ability to hook her readers into her stories from the get-go and this is no different with her newest novel, The Weekenders! Having read nearly all of her books, I knew when I saw this one that I had to read it. And I am so glad that I did because I absolutely loved this book. It has quite a bit of drama, mystery, and intrigue, but all of this is mixed together gives you a story that will keep you interested all the way through. This book is about 454 pages. Normally, with this amount of pages I would need a few days to read it. But because I was so enthralled […]

Skinny Dipping with Murder by Auralee Wallace

August 20, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Skinny Dipping with Murder by Auralee Wallace

This is the first book in the Otter Lake Mystery series. It’s a hilarious cozy mystery with the type of characters one could easily become best friends with and takes place in an richly described environment. I adored this book and laughed out loud more times than I can count! If you are a cozy mystery junkie and/or love the genre, this is a must have for you! As with any book I fall in love with, I went out and purchased the rest of the series because I enjoyed this one so much!  Highly recommended

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

August 18, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

This book is CLASSIC Sophie Kinsella and I loved every minute of it! Not since she released the Shopaholic series have I gotten so excited about one of her novels (although frankly, they are all great in their own way), but after reading this one, I know why I am so in love with her books. Sophie has weaved a story that will make readers appreciate the lives they live. A story that makes us believe in fate, even if it takes a bit to get to where we are meant to be. And, she has brought to life a group of characters that could easily become our best friends. This story is engaging, sweet, heartwarming, and down to earth. It is everything I wanted […]

Cremains of the Day by Misty Simon

August 16, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
Cremains of the Day by Misty Simon

Cremains of the Day is a good start to a brand new cozy mystery series. Misty Simon is a talented author and this is clearly shown through her writing style and storytelling abilities. I enjoyed her characters- especially our sleuth, Tallulah Graver. She’s a fun piece of work and her ability to overcome such adversary in her life post divorce is commendable. The mystery was also very good- I couldn’t figure out “who-dun-it” until the very end. However, I wish Tallulah’s family funeral parlor was used more in the story. From looking at the cover and the title, one would think the story would revolve around or at least be a bit more tuned into her families business but it wasn’t. The main conflict of […]

The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

August 14, 2018 | Filed Under: Book Review
The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

The Secret, Book and Scone Society is the first in a brand new cozy mystery series from Ellery Adams. Readers will be introduced to the beautiful setting of this charming small town and meet 4 women who become close friends over a murder that occurs in their town. In an essence, this is what starts their little group of amateur investigating, the secret book and scone society. Each of these women, while vastly different from one another, have their own secrets that unfold as the story progresses and it is these secrets that open up the characters and allow us to connect with them. At first, I thought the story was a little slow and frankly a bit darker than the lighter cozy mysteries that […]