THE LADIES OF THE GARDEN CLUB by Gloria Alden

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Catherine has joined the Garden Club and is planning to hold the Festival of the Greens. Lucy, an older woman with dementia is missing. She is located sleeping below the shelves of Catherine’s greenhouse. At a class reunion, the dislike President of the Garden Club is poisoned. Another member is missing.  Another dislike member does of poison. Catherine and John MacDougall worked to get her to find out who is killing off the garden club members? The ending is action packed. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and series.

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DAYLILIES FOR EMILY’S GARDEN by Gloria Alden

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The second book of the Catherine Jewel mystery continues find Catherine renovating Lewellyn Gardens. Emily is a recuse and Catherine only sees her shadow. Charles McKee, her secretary is in charge  of the estate. Emily wants to add a large bed of daylilies to the garden.There are environmental  problems as the someone is pushing to build the highway through a wetland. Matters are further stress out by a young retarded boy, Eric who has a love affair with the construction machinery. A couple of bodies are found near the construction area. Eric becomes main suspect. Catherine feels he not guilty and decides to clear his name. Catherine romance with the police chief continues. An action packed ending will have you looking for the next book. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and series.

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THE BLUE ROSE by Gloria Alden

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For a while, I have been looking for a good cozy mystery set against a background of a gardener. I feel I have found it in this series. I like it enough to download the next two books. The writing flows easily and the characters are developed with a back story of The main character. The gardening and environment issues are correct. The mystery is woven into the story so it hard knows the villain. We have a small town and the protagonist is slowly developing a romance with the chief of police. We have a handicapped child and cat and dogs are being added to the characters as they are rescue animals. There is snobbery present in the area. The problem I see too many editing mistakes. Currently, there seven books In the series.

In the first book, Catherine  Jewell has moved to the area and led a small nursery and works part-time as the botanist for the Elmwood Gardens. The administer of the garden will release a blue rose (much desire in botany circles) to the enthusiasts of the road world in a major festival. The administer is not like by anyone because of his negativity. At the festival, he is found dead The first murder in the town in 10 year

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NETGALLEY – JUNE 23, 2018

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Two this a week.


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FIRST LINES FRIDAY – Annelise Ryan

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After I read an ARC for book # 4, I went back and download the first 3 books and read them at once. The characters had become my and I wanted know about the backstory. I seldom due this.

Book # 9

“The chiming ringtone of a phone awakens me from a deep sleep, and out of habit, I roll over and grab my cell in an effort to silence it as fast as I can. My bleary eyes try to focus on the screen, but sleep’s hold is too great; the whole thing is a blur. I blink hard, glance at the clock on my bedside table, and see that it’s just after three in the morning. The ringing stops, and for a moment, I think the caller must have hung up because I haven’t hit the answer icon yet. Then I hear a voice behind me say, “Hurley,” and realize it wasn’t my phone ringing. “

MY REVIEW

“The ninth book in the Mattie Winston series does not disappoint, they just keep getting better We left Mattie and Steve being married in the last book. The newly wedded pair is sent to a seedy, run-down motel to what appears to be a grisly murder-suicide. As the pair begins their investigation they realized the man believe to be the shooter is left-hand and the gun is near his right-hand. The explore the situation they learned the victims had large insurance policies which would benefit both spouses. The coroner office is still understaffed and Mattie has returned to working full time. Bones are located in the acreage delaying their house plans. The bones become a media sensation causing more difficulties. The pair needs answers to all the cases they have been working before there are more deaths of innocent people. I highly recommend this book and series.”

Book # 2

Despite the fact that I hang around dead bodies a lot these days, I find the scene before me very disturbing. The backdrop is ordinary enough: a well-maintained, ranch-style suburban home set on a generous plot of land near the edge of town. But any sense of normalcy ends with the front yard, which is littered with dead bodies.”
MY REVIEW

I am addicted to Mattie Winston series. There is a lot of humor, romance and mystery skillfully woven together. Making the books great for a sunny day at the beach or a stormy day curled up before a fireplace.
It is Halloween and Mattie is on a blind date. Her plans to make Steve jealous have gone awry as he hasn’t turned up yet. The date is interrupted by a call to a murder scene. She meets Steve there and manages to antagonize Steve again. She disagrees with Steve again about the killer and sets out find it first. Mattie adopts a puppy who she calls Hoover. How does Rubbish accept the new addition? Mattie needs to find answers before Steve and her are no more.

Book # 1
“I’m surprised by how much the inside of a dead body smells like the inside of a live one. I expected something a little more tainted, like the difference between freshly ground hamburger and that gray, one-day-away-from-the-Dumpster stuff you get in the discount section at the grocery store.”

MY REVIEW

In the first book of the Mattie Winston series Mattie finds her husband with another woman. She responds to the betrayal and hurt by quitting her job and life for awhile. She accepts the job of deputy corner and is dismayed when she recognized the victim is her husband’s lover. She meets a homicide detective Steve Hurley and sparks fly between them. Steve feels her husband is the killer and Mattie is sure he is not. Mattie is determined to prove him wrong. The characters are developed and descriptions are tip top. Mattie adopts a kitten she calls Rubbish. There are funny scenes. With all the twists and turns, I was surprised by the killer.

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FLORA FRIDAY – CATI BLOOMS

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Feline RDP #21: Italian Feline

I have always like this one Tabby is correct.

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“Mrs. Human take that smelly green thing away. I had to squeeze through the window to avoid it.”

“But Tabby, today the theme for your blog is Italian and it is basil. The leaves go very well with tomatoes and cheese.”

“I am sure they do Mrs. Human, but it is not something that I like to include in my diet.”

“But today we had spaghetti for lunch, which is typical Italian food and you enjoyed the sample I gave you.”

“Oh yes, it was very good, I just had to separate the meat from the white worms. I do not eat worms.”

“But that was the spaghetti.”

“It was a dead worm. I stared at it for a while and noticed it did not move, so it must have been dead. Italians must be funny people if they eat dead white worms.”

“It is typical Italian food.”

“Are Italians…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY -SPOTLIGHT ON TONYA KNAPPES

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This author has a number series. They are Kenni Lowry, Magical Cure, Ghostly Southern, Killer Coffee, Camper & Criminal plus others books. I am most familiar with Kenni Lowry series. Currently there are 5 books in the series.

#1

MY REVIEW

Cottonwood, Kentucky is down to one officer, the sheriff,  Kenni Lowery. She has served the town for two crimeless years. The Dispatcher sends her a message on a walkie-talker.about the murder of the town popular Doctor. Kenni hears a strange voice is not sure it is coming from as no one is around.. This book is character driven and will hold your attention during all the twists and turns it takes. I will definitely read the next book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from HENERY 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.

# 5


My Review

The fifth installment of the Kenni Lowry series just keeps on getting better. This is the best one yet. Kenni is the sheriff of a small town, Cottonwood, Kentucky. Whenever there is a murder the ghost of the previous sheriff and Kenni’s grandfather becomes visible to her. The town is thrilled as the Mayor is getting married and his bride has the town in an uproar. Kenni is tricked into being the Maid of Honor.  Penny Lowell, a woman who has many enemies and writes negative reviews that are printed in the daily paper is found dead of an apparent heart attack. Poppy ghost shows up and Kenni knows it is murder. The twists and turns begin and it will surprise you. There a copy of side themes to add spiced to the tale. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and series.


Disclosure: Many thanks to Henery Press for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
I am about to start her Camper & Criminal series with book #1


 OTHER SERIES

The fifth installment of the Kenni Lowry series just keeps on getting better. This is the best one yet. Kenni is the sheriff of a small town, Cottonwood, Kentucky. Whenever there is a murder the ghost of the previous sheriff and Kenni’s grandfather becomes visible to her. The town is thrilled as the Mayor is getting married and his bride has the town in an uproar. Kenni is tricked into being the Maid of Honor.  Penny Lowell, a woman who has many enemies and writes negative reviews that are printed in the daily paper is found dead of an apparent heart attack. Poppy ghost shows up and Kenni knows it is murder. The twists and turns begin and it will surprise you. There a copy of side themes to add spiced to the tale. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book and series.
Disclosure: Many thanks to Henery Press for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.

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Milkshakes,Mermaids and Murder

Sara Russet has been a go to authors since I read the first a few years ago. I have read all the books out in this series. She has other series and I have read a few.

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This series is a winner. –Denise Swanson

Ellie Avery planned a perfect family getaway: fun in the sun on Florida’s Gulf Coast, with a side visit to the eBay vendor who’d mistakenly sent her the wrong handbag. But what should have been a simple exchange turns into a fatal transaction when Ellie discovers Angela495 floating face-down in her pool.

With some savvy snooping, Ellie learns that Angela’s dangerous double life included blackmail, compromising photos, and a scandalous secret that threatens a local celeb. When a kidnapping shatters her family’s safety, Ellie leaves the white sands behind to face down a killer whose warm Southern charm masks a cold, cold heart.

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Praise for Sara Rosett’s Ellie Avery Mysteries

“No mystery is a match for the likable, efficient Ellie.” —RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

“Charm, Southern sass, and suspense abound . …

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY – ANIMALS FOUND AT PAHRANUGAT NWR

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