The third book in this series will take you to the 1939 New York World ‘s Fair. Elizabeth “Biz” Adams, photographer for Daily Trumpet works with Ralph Kaminsky, a reporter who hears of a murder that occurred at the fair. Biz and Ralph head fifths fair coverage stories and pictures for the paper. There the victim work at DuPont booth demonstrating the new material nylon stockings that last longer than silk Elizabeth continues with meeting the homicide detective Sal Marino against her parent’s wishes. The news from Europe continues to be negative making war likely. A boatload of Jews is docked outside of New York City. Biz and Ralph continue to visit the fair hoping to get an exclusive report of the murders. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Thanks to ALIBI for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

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#FATAL ROOTS by Sheila Connolly

The County Cork series has been extraordinary from the beginning and the 8th installment does not disappoint. Each story can be read as a standalone as they are complete but understanding the backstory is better, if read in order.
When Maura Donovan is alone after the death of her grandmother she heads to Cork County, Ireland. She has no friends. She is surprised to be left Sullivan’s Pub and a house. Maura has a couple of problems in the book. Her Mother has returned bringing with her, Maura’s half-sister. She learns along with the house, she also inherited several plots around the county. She hears about the ‘fairy circles and several are located on her land. Looking around for one she finds one. In the shallow part in the center of one a murdered body is detected. Who is the man and why was he buried in a fairy circle? What is Maura’s response to her Mother’s action? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Thanks to Crooked Lane Books for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.

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The first book in a new series by a favorite author, Maddy Day. I smiled many times as the author set up the characters for the series. The MC owns a bike shop and belongs to a cozy book club. Members read and discuss cozy mysteries. Maddy stumbles over a dead body and her brother is the main suspect. The Book Club decides to help clear her brother, recovering from an addiction to alcohol. The private eye will amuse you. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK for entertaining read. Recipes included.

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WELCOME, come inside and lets chat awhile. We are going to set on the patio as the sun is shinning so it will be warm out there. There is tea, coffee and hot chocolate to drink.

In late November in order to remove stress in my life; I stopped reading ARC’s and reports. The first of the year; ordered Chrome LAPTOP. I am slowly relearning Google. I joined while it was still in Beta. I didn’t realize how much I was missing. I will do a few and you will find on Nook.

Yesterday, Katy took me out to Meridian shops. There are enough Walmarts to get us confused. We both had a different one in mind. Ended up in the closet one and Katy hadn’t been there. I brought a replacement 4.4 cubic feet replacement refrigerator. Next went to Trader Joe and the floral part was outstanding. I had tough time deciding what plants I wanted.

This a PORTION of my plants in my window that gets east morning light and west afternoon light. I added a miniature rose that has three colors and is lovely today. There a yellow orchid that I couldn’t resist.

The window in my room

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The 7th edition of the Second Chance Mysteries series is a relaxing read. The characters are excellent and will grab your attention at once. Elvis, a feline adds much to the story.

Sarah Grayson attends a fundraiser and sees a man collapsed and she and Nick do CPR on him but we’re unable to save him. His death has released a homicide. Sarah feels responsible for him and decided to look for the killer. She is joined by Charlotte Angels, a group of senior citizens that have a detective agency. Nick and Mac join them. The victim was involved with a Construction Boss over a parcel of land. How does the dispute affect death? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

DISCLOSURE: Thanks to Berkley for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expresed n.are my n

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#FLORAL FRIDAY February 17,2020

I am slowly learning my new setup. Today I managed get some of my pictures into my WordPress library. Katy brought these plants on Valentine’s Day.

Today, there are five flowers open and more to come.

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Fifteen weeks

A blogging friend who had two tumor girls” on her them. It is good to know she still has her humor.


It’s been fifteen weeks since my mastectomy and all in all things are settling down nicely.
The new meds seem to suit which is a relief, though we won’t know if my cholesterol is affected until my diabetes MOT in May, unless of course I ask for it to be checked before hand.

Most of the time I don’t think about it, but obviously getting dressed or undressed, having a shower, or doing my exercises is a reminder.
I never liked my body much anyway, and ‘the girls’ weren’t exactly a selling point of my anatomy, a decent size I suppose as breasts go, but nothing to write home about or over noticeable. Now I’m down to a mono boob, there isn’t much difference!

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It has been awhile but do come and lets a chat and share a cup of tea or coffee. I would like to thank my friends, followers for their support in a very difficult time for us. Do to our age both of us a health problems and stress is hard for us to handle. We have a new caregiver, Katy is her name she has done wonders for us and that has help us to feel good.

I stopped doing reviews last November; I am still reading about a book each day. The books come from my book library, the Meridian library, and from Nook. I feel bad for my Goodread followers but it hurts too much to go on it.

To start a new year I read GONE KITTY GONE by Elaine Watkins, a cat groomer series. Very good cat information and about cat shows, grooming and kidnapping of a cat.

My next book was by Sherry Harris SELL LOW, SWEET HARRIET. The sale is in a home and the MC has problems of break ends. Another good read in this series.

This was follow by the third book of Susan Furlong SHATTERED JUSTICE, the third book in her Travelers series.

After giving my giving my mature plants away and donating most of my books to the Meridian, I have brought some new plants. I my Norfork Pine is doing great. It is going on it third year. Another addition is a purple scented orchid.

I need to understand how my Google pictures work so I can find them. Here is the last picture of me taking yesterday just after a much needed haircut.

Goodbye for now. I am going try to do better in writing a HELLO THERE post. I do have a couple of reviews to write and will try and get them on this week

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Frozen-Stiff-Drink-Main-FileI’m so excited to share the cover of the next Braxton Campus Mystery, Frozen Stiff by James J. Cudney, coming to shelves early Spring!

Frozen Stiff (Expected Publication Day: March 18th, 2020)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

A winter blizzard barrels toward Wharton County with a vengeance. Madam Zenya predicted the raging storm would change the course of Kellan’s life, but the famed seer never could’ve prepared him for all the collateral damage. Nana D disappears after visiting a patient at Willow Trees, leaving behind a trail of confusion. When the patient turns up dead, and second body is discovered beneath the snowbanks, Kellan must face his worst fears. What tragedy has befallen his beloved grandmother?

Kellan’s brother Hampton learns essential life lessons the hard way after his father-in-law accuses him of embezzlement. While trying to prove his innocence, Hampton digs himself a deeper hole that might lead to prison. Sheriff Montague wants…

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RDP Sunday: Wander

This cat reminds me of Kato and I feel It is another Bengal.

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss


Yesterday I went for a wander through my half of the village. I was on my own it seemed until this cat appeared. I saw him and he saw me and we both stopped in our tracks. He looked at me, no stared at me, and waited for the next move. I decided to remain still, camera poised to see what he  would do next.


Keeping his eyes on me all the time, and not breaking contact, he began to approach, he seemed to have a definite target in his walk.


He turned as he got nearer. It was then that he began to avoid eye contact. I was waiting for him to retreat, but this cat was not prepared to give up.


And then he was having second thoughts. Perhaps this human in the chair with a camera in her hand was a source of rivalry. I remained still…

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