#CAT GOT YOUR CROWN by Julia Chase

PEACE BE KIND

Although, this the fourth book in the Kitty Couture series it is the first book I have read by this author. It is a fun read but the flow of the words was interrupted by excessive descriptions. Still, I enjoyed the story and I plan on reading the first three book as soon as I find the time. A year ago, Lacy Marie Crocker moved back to New Orleans and open her pet store. There is a slight paranormal in the story. She has a cat, Penelope she takes with her most of time. There are a couple of boyfriends, Jack, homicide detective and Chase, the brother-in-law by the end of the story Lacy will select one. Who?
Lacy is with Jack at the National Pet Pageant being held this year in New Orleans when Vicktor Petrov is thrown over a balcony and is dead upon landing near Lacy. There are major changes necessary in order for the pageant to continue. Other events are  held in the Garden area and are described. Willow enters the story and bakes happiness into her goodies. There is a black cat that follows Willow everywhere. Who is Willow?  Does Lacy find the answer to who threw Vicktor over the balcony? I highly recommend this book.

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#BLIND SEARCH by Paula Munier

THE HIDING PLACE #3

PEACE BE KIND

I enjoyed Paula Munier’s first K-9 book featuring Mercy, an Afghanistan veteran and she bought over a bomb search dog, Elvis back to the States. The characters are further defined. It didn’t disappoint and it held my attention.

It is the first day of hunting season in Vernon and Henry, an autistic boy sees a murder committed and as he fled the scene he becomes lost. Mercy and the Game Warden, Troy, and their dogs search for Henry who does not speak after he is located. An unseasonably winter storm occurs to make actions more difficult. Elvis and Suzie Bear develop a relationship with Henry. The twists and turns this book takes will keep you awake until you finished it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

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#MULBERRY MISCHIEF by Sharon Fallow

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The fourth book of the Berry Basket mysteries is about mulberries. Harvest Health Fair is open and swinging right along. Marlee Jacob meets Leticia, a person known as the Lake Lady. She wants to buy enough mulberries enough cover her house from Marlee. Leticia believes that the mulberries will protect her from harm. The day Marlee plans on taking them to Leticia who has disappeared. Marlee finds a friend, Felix dead by a bow and arrow in Lecticia’s fields. He had been looking for Leticia. Sable’s family is highlighted at the fair. Leticia served 25 years in prison for murdering the Sables family’s Nanny. Do mulberries protect you from harm? What brings all persons involved with the murder to Oriole Point? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Berry recipes are included.

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

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CMMC January the Color White

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#SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING MEOW by Bethany Blake

PEACE BE KIND Think Positive

Since this series is one of my go-to-series I read it at once and found another good addition to the Lucky Paws Pet Sitting. It was good to see what Daphne Templeton and her for friends Socrates and Tinkerman are up to. Daphne's affair with the Homicide detective, Jonathan Black is getting serious except he is at a special assignment in San Diego, California. Socrates is very unhappy as his special friend Snowball is living away from him. Tinkerman as had to accept another cat, Ms. Peebles at the cottage. The latter made some funny scenes.
Piper, Daphne's sister is getting married and their Mothers are planning an elaborate wedding and have hired a Wedding Planner who disappears just before the wedding. Daphane is determined that Piper is married on time. As she finds the wedding planner submerge in a nearby pond. When Jonathan tells Daphne he cannot be involved because of their relationship, she is dismayed. Can the pair have long-distance romance?
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.
Recipes for Pet treats are included.

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A WOODPECKER ALWAYS PECK TWICE By J. R. Ripley

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  • I am delighted to find a series with bird watching for a background. Bird watching has been a lifetime recreational pursuit of mine. I find the birding information precise and I will continue reading the series. However, I have been disappointed with the story. The writing does not flow smoothly making the reading difficult. I was unhappy with Any in this book, she would leave customers to action a thought, Any ‘s actions often out her in needless danger and there were at least 5 partial romances. Romances are not a favorite reading. I consider giving it only 3 stars but feel it is 3.5 stars so rounded it off to 4. Amy is awakened by a woodpecker early in the morning. Shining her binoculars she sees a person being thrown out of a window across Ruby’s lake. When the police investigate, no body is found and trashed is below the window. Amy feels foolish and is determined to prove there was a murder commit. Will Ruby succeed! I recommend this book and series.

  • Disclosure: I received a free copy from Lyrical Underground 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 RED QUEEN’S RUN By Bourne Morris

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The Red Queen's Run by Bourne MorrisA delightful cozy mystery with twist of romance situated in Northwestern Nevada. The College of Journalism Dean is found at the foot of stairs DEAD. The death is considered suspicious. Meredith Solaris better known as "RED"  is appointed interim Dean. She taking over a department that has,many problems as teacher and student relationship, plagiarism and faculty tenure.  Red is starting a romance with a police inspector of the town.
The writing is great and flows smoothly. The characters are in depth and will relate with you. Red as the Dean with hard choices to make, the faculty who are fighting among themselves for various reasons. The student who is in trouble in her classes and sleeping with a professor. I highly recommend this book I

Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from HENERY PRESS through Netgalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for the opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions are my own.
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#JUDGE THEE NOT by Edith Maxwell

PEACE Think Positive

The fifth book in the Quaker Midwife mysteries covers  how people who have disabilities and different a lifestyle than the normal are treated.
We meet Jeanette Papka, a blind woman interpreting language for the court and learned her story. Bertie is being attacked for her life style and when the accuser is found murdered Bertie becomes the main suppect. The woman Rose is attending is Mrs Styles who is having twins. Rose can only hear one heart and the first baby is a girl. He brother comes out later. Frederick has asked Winnie to marry him. The date of Rose'swedding is set for ninth month in her family association. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

Disclosure: Thanks to Beyond The Page Publishing for a copy through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
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Happy New Year – 2022

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GF cookies
GF foods

Hello, friends come inside as it is now up to 23 F./-5C. At 8:00 AM it was 4F. Like the rest of the world, our weather is odd. I lived in Idaho from 1930-1940, do not remember a winter like we have this past two weeks, the snow started December 4th and continue for three more days. Now an arctic cold waves his us in cold grips. It has been cold at this time of year and it breaks up sometime in January. We hit an ice storm when we went to the Portland Dog show.

The last months of 2021 were not very good for us. In September Bob needed to go to the hospital as his symptom was out of balance. Upstart he lost his memory, some of it has come. How much I don’t know. October 7 we enter up at Edgewood Assisted Living. We both struggled at first but Bob is beginning to adjust, I am still having problems adjusting. At first, the meals were full of wheat, and even after trying to adjust the meals were awful. My Celiac/gluten intolerance active up. I went 2 days of not eating. My body is full of hives and my arms very sore. My meals are now GF and the rash is slowly receding and I can eat some foods but I am slowly becoming a vegetarian as my meals are usually vegetables. The desserts are cake or cookies a couple of times we have sherbet or pudding.

My word for this year is Think Positive. I really need to do so.

My window blinds are open. I watch squirrels gather food even visiting the bird feeder. I can see the birds visiting the feeders but they are too far away to identify. I did think some were the dark-eye juncos but body else has reported them here. At one time I could identify birds and plants driving down a road. That’s how much My eyes have lost sight.

My favorite book in 2021 is STRIKING RANGE by Margaret Mizushima. I have been reading old friends that I read over the years They include Barbara Michaels, RexStout, Ngaio Marsh, Mrs. Jefferies, Faye Kellerman, and her husband Johnathan, AJ Jance, Patrica Wentworth, Elizabeth Gunn to name a few. I have read some excellent new series. There are many so I won’t name all any dog, cat series, or related to them, I will read at least a sample. Recent authors are Debbie Sennefelder, Daine Kelly has started a new series that I like. I read a book a day mostly mysteries and for my enjoyment. I did a review on everything I read for 5 years no longer writing a review and I reblogging some of them on this blog. Currently, I am reading Alyssa Maxwell Golden Age Newport mysteries. The book I finished last night is #4 MURDER AT BEECHWOOD. I am not sure what I will read for the first book of 2022. Good Reading in 2020.

Until next time.

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#MURDER AT CROSSWAYS by Alyssa Maxwell

PEACE Think Positive

Emma Cross when she sees the body is shock as at first thought it is Brady, her half-brother dead in the pool in 7th booking this historical story of Newport in the 1898. Closer examination shows it not Brady. His Father had disappeared in boating accident and presumed dead. Causeway is holding the last party before summer and the excitement is Prince Otto of Austria is stated appear and is a disappointment when didn't appear. The next morning he found dead in Causeway Garden. Emma is having trouble at the office of the Newport Messenger. A new problem keeps appearing that Emma needs to handle. Emma is also determined to find the name of the pool victim and who killed the both of the victims. Will She find answers to her questions? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES.

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