DARK TIDE RISING  by Anne Perry 

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An extremely good novel featuring Commander William Monk and his men. At times the writing was slow as the men’s thoughts were repeated over again. Monk is aiding a husband whose wife has been kidnap and he is willing to pay the ramson for her safe return. He hired Monk to oversee the exchange. He selects his men carefully and the payout is kept secret. The woman was killed at the scene and the ransom money is missing. The men are betrayed and one of them did the betrayal. Monk and his second in command work to determine who was responsible. This story has many twists and turns that will keep you occupied. The ending is a surprise. I Highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Random House Publishing Groups – Ballantine. The opinions expressed are my own.

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FLOWER OF THE DAY – ARROW HEAD BALSUMROOT

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FLOWER OF THE DAY – MUMS

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MURDER IN THE CORN MAZE by Gloria Alden

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In the 5th of this series, we learn about the background of Catherine Jewel. She convinced her brother to visit her for Halloween night. They are going through the Corn Maze when a friend, Maggie Fiest discovered a body. Police Chief John MacDougall wants Catherine to stay away from the investigation. Tony and Robin are in charge of the inquiry into the death in the Corn Maze. They find that racism will run rampant and the Davis twins disappear before the pair will find an answer. The story takes a turn here and we learn more about the town. I highly recommend this book and series.


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FLOWER OF THE DAY – cactus

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This plant is often called the Christmas cactus but it is not as it blooms in the spring.  It blooms throughout the summer months. The flowers often do not opened. They abort themselves.

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FLOWER OF THE DAY- Fall Aster

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FIRST LINES FRIDAY – A BORROWING OF BONES by Paula Munier

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FRIST LINES 

“GRIEF AND GUILT ARE THE GHOSTS THAT HAUNT YOU when you survive what others do not. Mercy Carr survived, and so did Sergeant Martinez’s dog. Nearly a year after her best friend died in Afghanistan, she rose at dawn and took Elvis on another long hike through the Vermont woods. A tired dog was a good dog. At least that’s what the sergeant used to say. “

GOODREADS SAYS

“The first in a gripping new series by Paula Munier, A Borrowing of Bones is full of complex twists, introducing a wonderful new voice for mystery readers and dog lovers.

Grief and guilt are the ghosts that haunt you when you survive what others do not….

After their last deployment, when she got shot, her fiancé Martinez got killed and his bomb-sniffing dog Elvis got depressed, soldier Mercy Carr and Elvis were both sent home, her late lover’s last words ringing in her ears: “Take care of my partner.”

Together the two former military police—one twenty-nine-year-old two-legged female with wounds deeper than skin and one handsome five-year-old four-legged Malinois with canine PTSD—march off their grief mile after mile in the beautiful remote Vermont wilderness.”

MY  REVIEW

The first book of the Mercy and Elton series and new author and I will read her again. The book was recommend by Margaret Mizushima in an article about seven search and rescue dogs books. I have a few others that just reached my TBR list. This book has an explosive sifting dog, Elton and a scent dog, Susie Bear and a recuse kitten, Muse. This book sets up many individuals that I feel we will meet I future adventures.

Mercy Carr and Elton have returned to Vermont to grieve for Mercy’s finance and Elton partner after a horrific experience in Afghanistan. They hiked every day in the wilderness area of Vermont. It is the 4th of July weekend and on their hike Elton leads Mercy to an infant left in a backpack, no one is around. Elton signalled that explosives are present but none are found. 

Mercy meets of with Fish and Game Warden, Troy Warner and Susie Bear who will handle investigation of why the baby was left alone. In the process,the dogs locate an old grave site of bones. The state police take over area. No explosives are found although Elton still signals that they are present. The baby is kidnap from the hospital. Mercy is intent finding the baby again and ignores all warnings to stay out of the case. Mercy and Elton need to emerge from their grief and to find a purpose again. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.


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FLOWER OF THE DAY – Primrose

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SPOTLIGHT ON MILDRED ABBOTT

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Last year I noticed these covers and read the first two books. I enjoyed both of them. I haven’t found the time to read any more. The series has now reached 8 books and all are on my TBR list. For a relaxing fast read if you like dogs this a  good series. Mildred Abbott is an indie author. I highly recommend this series. Number 8 has caught my attention and I may read it out order. The publication date is in October.


BOOK #1

MY REVIEW

First book in a new series and a new author for me. The covers caught my attention and said READ ME!, I was not disappointed as I found a variation of a cozy and an entertaining story about Winifred (Fred) Blake creating a new life for herself and her Corgi, Watson. The MC’s is developed and the descriptions of the area are good. There is romance starting with the detective, yet the police interaction is not great. I am looking forward to the next book.

She has returned to her childhood home to open her dream of a bookstore. Her first experience with her neighbors is negative. Later she finds the person dead in her new shop. Her stepfather is accused of the murder and this  will lead Fred to meet her neighbors. It will take her on a journey to a legal marijuana store and Estes National Park. Will she find an answer to clear her stepfather. The ending will surprise. Enjoy!

BOOK #2

MY REVIEW

The second book in the Cozy Corgi is a delightful and cute book. A good read for a stormy day or relaxing at the beach. The cover is again darling and draws into the story at once. It Christmas time in Estes Park, Colorado and Fred has been busy getting her bookstore ready to open in January. Watson accompanied Fred most of the time. He loves to eat people’s food and holds grudges if he perceives a wrong. Fred takes timeout to go shopping with Katie. They visited the toy store and Katie finds the owner stabbed and attempted to save his life. Fred feels that trouble is brewing when officer Susan Green arrived. Katie is arrested for the assault. Fred decided she must investigated. How Fred and Watson goe about it will entrain you. Watson provided the clue to solve the case. I HIGHLY recommend the book and series.


BOok #3


BOOK #8

DATE OF PUBLICATION OCTOBER 23, 2018

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FLOWER OF THE DAY – LILY

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MEMBER OF THE ASIATIC TRIBE, MOST OFTEN SEEN. I MIGHT HAVE GROWN THIS FROM SEED.


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