Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tangled Up in Tinsel by Tonya Kappes

She's the local sheriff and she's looking forward to meeting her boyfriend's family.  Her mother is all stressed that she could leave her family traditions behind to do that.  Then there is a murder that just might keep her at home...

Henery Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published September 25th.

The girl and her boyfriend had a fight at the community event and the next time they see her, she's in her vehicle, in the water, and dead.  Who could have wanted her dead?

She finds her father was abusive.Her parents didn't like her boyfriend.  His parents didn't like her.  Did they not like her enough to kill her?

As the investigation goes on, the date of departure is coming closer.  So is the possibility of a snowstorm.  Can she solve the crime in time?

The Swooning Moon Saga: Wing Walker by M T Finnberg

Her best friend has died and she has gone to another world to find a dragon she can heal and get an oath she can use to bring her friend back to life.  This world has been bombed and it's filled with old theme parks, dragons and poachers...

BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can buy a copy now.

Besides getting dirty and seeing black wispy things to scare her, she's not having much luck.  She finally sings hoping to draw one out.  She finds one, but the poachers come and grab it.  They cut off the wings so it will be subdued on the ride back to the compound.  She's upset to see that but she can do nothing about it.  Then another dragon shows up and starts attacking.  One of the poachers tells her to come inside the ship for safety.  She does.  She also finds she likes him.

She meets Wingwalkers that use old songs and lore and make friends with some of the dragons.  She hangs with them for a while but moves on.  

She and Jay (the poacher) get closer the more they see of each other.  He helps her search for dragons.  As she searches she meets other beings who tell her to let her friend live in her memories, she's never really gone.

This was very good read.  It is a well-drawn out space opera that was fun to read.  I'd read the next book in this series.  I see her and Jay becoming a couple...

Monday, August 20, 2018

Coming Home to the Comfort Food Café by Debbie Johnson

She thinks moving away from the city may settle down the child she's raising for her dead friend.  She's hanging out with the wrong crowd, coming home drunk, and she wants to get her away from that.  Of course, the child is not impressed but she has no choice.

Harper Impulse and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 9th.

They have a nice cottage to stay in and find that the locals adopt you before too much time has passed.  You can share your woes, ask advice, and you are expected to join in their celebrations, too.  It's a nice comforting place to be and she and her daughter are enjoying living there.  And then, out of nowhere, Martha's father shows up.  He's never seen her before so there is a period of adjustment to go through.

The story gets even more interesting from this point on and I liked the ending.  Give it a try, I bet you'll like it.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

An Accidental Corpse by Helen A. Harrison

They are on vacation, but after witnessing an accident, they find themselves drawn into the case.

Dunemere Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.

It's an awful car crash that kills the driver, one of his passengers and injures the other badly.  The only problem is that the dead passenger was already dead.  Someone had strangled her to death.  There's no end to who might have killed her.  Most of the men in the community knew her.  The only clue that might help is that she scratched the killer.  They don't find any scratches on those they question.

The dead artist had a lot of enemies to check out but none had scratches.  I didn't figure out who the killer was until they revealed it.

I didn't feel much sympathy for the artist but I did for the silly women so infatuated with him.  I'm glad they finally found the killer.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Double Life by Flynn Berry

This book is unusual and a bit boring but it picked up at the end.  She's trying to find her father...

Viking and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can buy a copy now.

Her father came back to their home and killed the young woman downstairs and attacked his wife, too.  His friends tell her mother she must be mistaken, he wouldn't do a thing like that.  They also help him escape.  No one can find him.  But his daughter won't give up...

When she finally manages to find his location (through blackmail), she heads out to find him.  Find him she does and this where it gets interesting. The ending is unexpected but appropriate.

There is a lot of detail in the book but the climax makes up for it.  Try it and see what you think.

The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess (Miranda and Maude #1) By Emma Wunsch and Illustrator Jessika von Innerebner

Miranda is a very spoiled princess whose teacher has retired.  She wasn't the best teacher to start with but Miranda really, really doesn't want to go to school.  The kids will be noisy, the school smells bad, and she's behind the other students...

Amulet Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

Maude sits next to Miranda and looks her over.  She's wearing a pink dress and fancy shoes.  She and Maude couldn't be more different.  Especially since Maude likes to eat hardboiled eggs and Miranda hates how they smell...

This is a fun book to read with all kinds of conflict that eventually resolves itself into friendship.  They might not like each other in the beginning but they resolve their differences before the end!

Friday, August 17, 2018

A Brush with Death: A Susie Mahl Mystery by Ali Carter

When the Earl is found dead in the churchyard, it was assumed it was a natural death.  After all, he was 75.  But it wasn't.  Someone helped him along.

Oneworld Publications and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

The Earl had come out to use nature as his lavatory, so he had  no company.  The young people (Susie included) who found him confirmed his death but didn't happen upon him until he was down.  Who could have hit him and ended his life?

With no real suspects and no clues this was a hard case to crack.  The cause happened years ago and it was a case of being in the right place at the right time and taking advantage of it.

This was a good cozy, give it a read.