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Unknown Kathy’s
Lewisia species
Asiatic Lily
Unknown Rose family

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#DEATH OF A RUSSIAN DOLL by Barbara Early

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I have read this author many times. The third book of this series did not disappoint.  they characters caught my attention almost at once and I found myself reading late to finish the book. 
Liz McCall beginning a romance with Police Chef Ken Young ended when his wife Marya arrive in town. Liz turns her attention to Cathy's doll project. 
Mary's barbershop is next door to the toy store. Mary's is strangled there and Ken Young was suspended while the investigation is finished. Liz's Father is appointed Police Chief. This story has so many twists that you won't be able to put it down. Liz battles with missing drugs, family loyalty, a wealthy the most covet man about town,  mysterious money arriving and disappearing a snow storm, human traffic, and chicken ranches. The villain will surprise you. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Crooked Lane Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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CFFC the color blue

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Idaho Botanial Gaarden
Clematis IBG
Unknown
Petunia
Mint Family
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DIE LIKE AN EAGLE By Donna Andrews

MURDER MOST FOWL released date August 3

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It is spring in Caerphilly. Baseball time and Jamie and Josh are old enough to play in a league. Meg is team Mother and Michael is a coach of the Eagles. Meg is the assistant to Randal Shiffley, the mayor has been trying to talk with Biff Brown about why the work on county square has not been done. Surprise! Biff is the head of the league and enforces his own rules. Mother comes to the rescue and the Langslows hold a sudden picnic and baseball practice at their home. Opening Day Biff’s brother is found murdered in the porta-potty at the field. Meg starts looking for answers. Will she succeed so the baseball season can begin? This book is very funny as Caerphilly eccentric characters act up. I love this series and have read them all. I highly recommend the series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from St. Martin’s Press through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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#THE WEDDING GUEST  by Jonathan Kellerman

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I have been reading this author for a long time and the 34th book did not disappoint it was a normal Alex and Milo book. Over the years, I have found that is less violence than at the beginning of the series. Milo has more respect ran at the start of the series. I noticed comments that brought series current like weddings and pregnancy.
A stranger is found murder at a wedding and none will admit to knowing her. First, her identity is necessary and there were several twists and turns before they found it. The clues point toward the groom or the bride's father. The ending will surprise as there is no connection to them either.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS book AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Thanks to Random House Publishing Group Ballantine through NetGalley for a copy. The opinions expressed are my own.

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The Color Red in Birds

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Cardinal
Vermillion Flycatcher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Acorn woodpecker
Ladderback Woodpecker
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The Color Red in Flowers

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MURDER AT THE MANSION by Shelia Connolly

THE SECRET STAIR CASE: released date August 24

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I have enjoyed everything thing I read by Sheila Connolly and the first book of the Victoria Village Mystery did not disappoint. The characters are developed and the area will place you right there. You could feel the town was in decline and the beautiful Mansion on the outskirts of town. Katherine Hamilton has returned to her hometown, Asheford, Maryland to consult if the town had assets to turn the direction it is going around. Katherine falls in love with the Civil War Mansion and can see a destination Victorian village in its future. While she was exploring the Mansion, the body of her high school enemy is found just outside it. Katherine must find the answer to the death before the plan to change before it can move forward. She moves into a B&B in town in order to be on site. Strange things are occurring at the Mansion and the B&B that scare her. The ending will surprise. I like the way the book is connected with Museum series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to St Martin Press for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own. 

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FALCON AT THE PORTAL By Elizabeth Peters

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The Falcon at the Portal( Amelia Peabody, #11)

It has been awhile since I read Peabody series. E. Peters is the only author I brought as soon as they come out. I feel that with this book the series took a major turn Before the series was fun, light exciting to read.
Book the series are suspenseful and thoughtful. The family is at home in England and finds forgeries purported being sold by David. They set out to clear him. Back in Egypt they learned that David is selling his Grandfather’s collection. Amelia is really angry as all the rest. As Usual Emerson’s temper has them working at archaeology sites that have no treasures. Ramas is accused of being responsible for the suicide of a wealthy girl. Amelia must find answer to clear both of their names before havoc destroyed all that is dear to her.

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FROM THE PAST

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Hole In Wall – California
Hole In Wall – California
Thousand Springs – Idaho
ON THE SNAKE RIVER – IDAHO
Grandmother’s Guay’s treasure box
Grandmother Guay’s roseary
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