Monday, October 25, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Book Description: When Agatha Lapp’s brother and sister-in-law are tragically killed in a buggy accident, Agatha relocates to the new Amish community in Hunt Texas, nestled in the Texas Hill Country. She’s there to make a success of her brother’s dream--an Amish B&B. Agatha is friendly, efficient, and capable. She's also a fifty-five year old widow who has learned to be independent. When she discovers Russell Dixon’s lifeless body in Cabin 3, she runs next door where retired detective Tony Vargas lives. The police determine that her guest died of natural causes, but as Agatha and Tony put together the events of the previous two days they become convinced that the police are Dead Wrong.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?
My Thoughts: When I signed up for this blog tour I did not read the book description well or it didn't register.
So, as I began reading this novel I was expecting something ever so different. My mistake not the author's.
This is about Frankenstein. Frankenstein, the title character in Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel Frankenstein, the prototypical “mad scientist” who creates a monster by which he is eventually killed. Lonely and miserable, the monster turns upon its creator, who eventually loses his life.
The story begins innocently enough but as the reader continues in the story, it definitely takes on a different aura.
This is the most unusual story but great for this time of year. If you enjoy all things monster and kind.of.innocent then you'll love this read.
Even though this is the most unusual story, especially for a mystery/romance reader such as me, I found the story fascinating and so close to the original Frankenstein story with a few exceptions. Unfortunately, I also found this story extremely sad.
Michelle Griep is a master story teller so you may love this novel.
*This book was provided for review by Barbour*
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Hidden inside the wall is a diamond-studded belt buckle stolen twenty years earlier. The police return the buckle to the owners and refuse to re-open the case. The public is convinced more stolen goods are hidden at Agatha’s. When overzealous treasure hunters break into the B&B and a dead body is found half a mile down the road, Agatha knows she needs to take this investigation into her own hands.
With the help of a retired detective and her best friend, Agatha sets out to solve the mystery of the Lost Texas Treasures and find a killer. Their chase leads them through the Texas Hill Country to the famed YO Ranch where Agatha finds herself looking down the barrel of a gun. Suddenly, she’s no longer worried about a remodel. She just wants to live through this showdown.
My Thoughts: I love stories authored by Vannetta Chapman. I was over.the.moon.happy to receive this third book in Agatha's Amish B&B series.
This is the third book but it can be read as a stand alone. But don't miss out on the first two books. They are all fantastic.
I relate to Agatha's friend Gina. We huff and puff and roll our eyes but we love our people and are always trying to help.
Tony is a great friend to Agatha. And no matter if your Englisch or plain you need a boyfriend to help you with the "hard things." Tony is also a retired policeman which doesn't hurt.
The mystery begins right away as Agatha hammers a whole in the wall on a local TV station. And she finds a super expensive belt buckle in the wall. Well it's off to a mystery...the why's and what if's begin but then it gets really exciting when Agatha and Tony head to the Texas Hill country. Yeah, guns are involved just not on Agatha's hip but the uhmmm...other guy.
I loved this story. I must say out of the the three books this was my favorite. Maybe because it has a lot of excitement and romance. And baked goods and coffee are always on the docket.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.*
Monday, October 11, 2021
The Amish Christmas Secret by Vannetta Chapman and the Amish Widow's Christmas Hope by Carrie Lighte
My Thoughts: One of my favorite authors, Vannetta Chapman, has a double delight in reading with Carrie Lighte. And it's all about the Amish and Christmas! A win-win!
In the Amish Christmas Secret, Becca Schwartz is a question asking neighbor much to Daniel Glick's dismay. So many questions he doesn't want to answer. And Becca is more than curious why Daniel is so secretive.
This is a delightful full of romance between two very different people.
Then in The Amish Widow's Christmas Hope a single mom returns to the house she inherits and to the town she left.
As her children begin friendships with her old love flame's children it makes it more difficult to leave the place where she grew up.
A lot of fun and frolicking in this read.
Two Amish stories that are completely different but so compelling in the love they exude for others and for Christmas.
*This book was provided for review by the author*
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
The Story BehindLife in Chapel Springs
by Ane Mulligan
About Life in Chapel Springs:
About Ane Mulligan:
Friday, October 1, 2021
Book Description: When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.
Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn't the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine--and startling connections emerge among the players--the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?
My Thoughts: I love this story! I love the characters, the romance and the mystery. And such an intriguing book cover. Looks so gothic and suspenseful.
This is the second book in A Triple Threat Novel. But never fear for these can be read out of order.
The undercover assignment that Cate Reilly takes on is quite interesting especially since I love education. But this posh Ivy Hill academy seems a bit sinister and why take a business man's daughter? This is the mystery.
Cate Reilly is undercover at the Ivy Hill Academy and lo and behold, Zeke Sloan is also working at the posh school. But why? And can Cate keep her heart? This is the romance.
Such a great story with quite a few twists and turns....twists and turns keep the reader's interest.
*This book was provided for review by Revell*