May 24, 2020

At first, I struggled with this book, but as the writer revealed more of her story, I got used to her writing style and found myself immersed in what her life was like, how her past secret influenced her present and future, and how she was finally able to find her true self and happiness.

Evelyne Michaut lays bear her trials in life and her struggles with rel...

May 19, 2020

The Babysitter is a solid mystery with good character development and subplots. A book with a good mystery has the reader second-guessing who they believe the killer is throughout the story, and this one had me guessing until the reveal.

I liked Emma's character, and the author portrayed her well in her mannerisms and cognitive capacity. Emma's small remembr...

May 12, 2020

Sprinkles of Suspicion (Cupcake Catering Mystery, #1) by Kim Davis is the first book in a new series.

I enjoyed reading this book. There were several interesting characters and nuances to the storyline. One favorite character was Tillie, even though she had a very small part in the book, but she was quite feisty and straight forward in her demeanor. I hope to...

May 7, 2020

A closed-off town, a disappearance, and roadblocks left and right. These types of obstacles make for a good mystery in The Fallen Girls. Clara, a Dallas detective, is called back to her family home by a long-time friend who is also a cop because Clara’s sister is missing. Clara is caught between doing her duty and having to straddle the line of the family sh...

May 1, 2020

In the beginning of Water's Edge, I really loved Megan's sarcasm and demeanor, but then it got tiresome, and some of the male characters came across like 1970s character cutouts and not likable. It also found myself tiring on the character interactions around the 55% mark and just wanted the story to end. It seemed like the storyline plodded along to get to...

April 30, 2020

Proof of Murder by Lauren Elliott is book 4 in the Beyond the Page Bookstore Mystery series.

Bookstore owner Addie Greyborne is attending an estate sale in search of rare editions of books to add to her inventory for her shop. Readers are introduced to several returning characters in addition to new ones that add to the intrigue of the story. What also adds i...

April 30, 2020

I love Krista Davis books, and The Diva Spices It Up does not disappoint. This book (and all her books) are fun to read, even though there was a murder.

The Diva Spices It Up is a great mix of suspense, mystery, and some funny moments. The recipes included at the end of the book are always a bonus, especially the maple-glazed Brussels sprouts with bacon! And...

April 30, 2020

The Apartment by K.L. Slater started off exciting with the introduction of the main character, Freya, and her encounter with Dr. Marsden in the coffee shop. As I was reading, I knew something sinister was occurring and wanted to shout, “Don’t do it!” I felt I was in for a wild ride. The storyline progressed at a slow burn but did keep my interest, and I want...

March 29, 2020

In Shredding the Evidence: A Cookbook Nook Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber, bookstore owner Jenna Hart comes across the dead body of a local food reporter. Her best friend's husband is a primary suspect. As the clues and suspect's mount, Jenna is determined to find the culprit.

It was around 26% into the book before we finally get to the murder. I feel a lot of...