Tuesday, June 28, 2022

My Grandma is Great! by Sabrina Moyle, pictures by Eunice Moyle


This is a board book that is filled with praise for Grandma!

Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

It's fun to read and see how Grandma is compared to so many things but she always comes out on top.

At the end, Grandma even compliments the kid.

I think your child would enjoy this book!

Monday, June 27, 2022

An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher


This is a story of a cult that is run by one man.  Her mother knew him in childhood, and she needed a place to stay, so she packs up her and her daughter and goes to join him.

Graydon House sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you could get a copy now.

Rainy doesn't like the compound but her mother has nowhere else to go.

The longer they are here, the worse it gets. She and her mother get separated.  Any back talk or refusal to do something is punished.

And then her mother is dead.  The leader says she was on drugs, but Rainy doesn't believe him.

It gets more and more dangerous.  Rainy gets punished often.  Will she survive or will she get killed like her mother?

Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Lost : A Mace Reid K-9 Mystery by Jeffrey B. Burton


Mace and Vira are bought to a home where the husband says his wife and little girl were kidnapped.  He lied.  He killed his wife...

Minotaur Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on June 28th.

Vira is the one who finds the dead wife.  Then she hunts for the missing child.  The child and the dog get along well.  But soon she goes missing again.

The child is brave and survives the various places she's taken.  The dogs look for her.

Her father shot himself.  She has no parents left.  No one wants to tell her.

With cops, dog handlers, and Russian killers, it gets pretty sticky.  You don't know who is going to live and if the child will ever be found.

It keeps you reading...

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Donut Disturb: A Bakeshop Mystery by Ellie Alexander


Ashland Oregon has a Shakespeare faire every year.  This year, there will also be a wedding.

St. Martin's Paperbacks and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on June 28th.

The Torte shop is going well.  They create sandwiches, meals, and all kinds of pastries.  The manager never imagined finding a dead body...

The small town has lots of gossip and you don't what is true or what is just speculation.  He's a member of a band.  Did one of his band mates kill him?  Or perhaps the judge.  Jules isn't sure but she intends to find out.  She asks lots of questions.  

As she gets closer to the killer, the killer realizes she knows too much.  Will she survive or will the killer take her out too?

Friday, June 24, 2022

Gone but Not Furgotten : A Cat Cafe Mystery by Cate Conte


Maddie has big plans for her cat cafe, but when she hears about a woman hoarding cats who is now dead, she has to change her plans.

St. Martin's Paperbacks and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on June 28th.

There are cats inside and outside and a lot of them.  Maddie begins gathering them up.  But it doesn't take long until she's working on two murders.

The woman looked like she fell down the stairs, but someone pushed her.  And the temporary town administrator was killed with a brick.  Who killed them?

There is more than one suspect.  Who had the opportunity to do it and why?

I was surprised about the killer.  Were you?

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Monkey in the Middle: An Amos Walker Mystery by Loren D. Estleman


Amos has a tough case here.  He has the FBI after the woman he's trying to find. Two of his resources are old and dying.  And he has no clues...

Forge Books and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Amos is determined to find the woman and he doesn't give up.  He succeeds but he doesn't realize he is being tracked by microchips.

The trail gets worse as it goes along.  One man dies, the enemies are right on his tail, the people he's trying to protect aren't cooperating.  

Will he be successful, or will this case stump him?

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Search for Treasure by Mary Alice Monroe, Angela May (With), Jennifer Bricking (Illustrated by)


Jake is staying with his grandmother on an island.  There are a lot of natural things to search out and learn about.  His dad is there, too, but he's depressed.  He lost one of his legs in a war...

Aladdin and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

Jake has two friends, and they do everything together.  Once they find out there is hidden treasure on the island, they begin their own search.  His dad had found some coins, years back.  Jake gets him to join in the search.

The biggest problem is that the overgrowth has hidden the clues and some branches have fallen, making it harder to find.

In the meantime, there is another treasure seeker on the island.  He's an old man but he scares the kids.

Will they find their dad's map?  Will they find Blackbeard's treasure?

My Grandma is Great! by Sabrina Moyle, pictures by Eunice Moyle

This is a board book that is filled with praise for Grandma! Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy for review (thank you).  It has been published ...