Murder Simply Brewed * Vennetta Chapman

I actually borrowed this from the library- I love our local library e book program. Now that I have Mom connected she will start reading this way.   Lisa 

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Amish Village Mystery #1 

When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery.

Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops—until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a solitary hole in the front window and the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register.

When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop’s duties, the two women become fast friends—as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death is a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren’t convinced.

Clues that don’t add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and a blossoming romance—all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to reveal answers to the mysteries around them.

“Chapman’s latest is a mix of mystery and romance with vivid characters, a realistic setting and themes of loss, trust and love.” — Romantic Times, four-star review

Lisa Book thoughts – I picked this book out because I needed a break from what I usually read. I lived many years around the Amish in Indiana & Michigan this author weaves a great story about the people.the culture in a story about life & murder.  The characters and the setting are real and take you time when things were simple or maybe not. If you are a fan of mysteries or Amish read this book and I  also will be sharing this with my Mom it’s something she would enjoy too.  Lisa 

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ARC Review* Edge of Truth

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From Net Galley 

 

Tensions sizzle in this electrifying novel guaranteed to capture your heart and
take your breath away. Fans of Julie Garwood, Suzanne Brockmann and Jayne Ann Krentz will
devour this action-packed, emotionally stunning tour de force, where every page reveals
another damning secret and another daring gamble. 

Rotting in an
African dungeon is the last place journalist Tess Newell expected to find herself. Held
hostage by the terrorist group she’s been investigating, Tess’s salvation—and
temptation—arrives in the form of another prisoner. A French Foreign Legionnaire with
a sinful smile and too many secrets to be anything but dangerous. Yet she knows he’s her
only hope of surviving.

The Legion is the only family Flynn has. His sanctuary
and his purgatory, after years spent in hell. When a mission goes south and Flynn is
captured, it’s not the enemy that worries him, but rather the brazen, alluring reporter
whose prying questions threaten to bring down his world—and the walls he’s built
around his heart.

Yet after a daring escape, Flynn must risk it all and go on
the run with Tess to retrieve the evidence she needs. The chemistry between them threatens
to detonate but, with the enemy fast closing in, time is running out to unravel the truth
from the lies in this deadly conspiracy…

Lisa Thought : This is my first book from this author. This is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone book ( I did) . A great romantic suspense with great characters in Tess ( journalist) and Flynn ( Legion soldier). Tess is investigating a terrorist with military /political ties when she is captured and meets Flynn. After a daring escape to retrieve her proof – Tess & Flynn and his  Legion team members join the chase for justice.   But not all is what it seems as secrets are revealed and passion flares as the two battle for truth. An exciting story that comes off the front pages of the newspaper. I will differently read more from this author and this series. Lisa 

Holly Trent * The Coyote’s Chance

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It’s a literal fight for love in this fast-moving shifter tale in the popular Masters of Maria series.

For coyote shifter Blue Shapely, becoming the new alpha of Maria’s pack is his long-awaited chance to be his own man and eliminate chaos from the town. Unfortunately, the pack’s patron is thwarting him at every turn.

After being magically attached to the Coyote group for more than a century, demigoddess Willa Matheson has a soft spot for them—even the dangerous ones threatening to expose them to humans. She may have hired Blue to rein in the pack, but the two constantly disagree on strategy. She doesn’t want to upset anyone, whereas he’ll do whatever it takes to get his Coyotes in line. And to make things worse: all signs point to the anxious demigoddess being his mate.

But developing a tenderness for Willa will be an obstacle to Blue’s determination to be as ruthless as he needs to be. If the duo can’t find a way to retract their claws, and soon, it may be too late to protect the pack’s secret—and their own hearts.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Lisa Thoughts:  This is book 4 of Masters of Maria. But this book can be read as a stand alone book. Willa is a demi-god with little are no powers -she spends her days teaching music to children and try to keep a pack of Coyote shifters out of trouble. She hires Blue an Alpha to keep the Coyotes out of trouble but finds so much more.  But will Blues tough love and Willa free spirit find a happy balance -with a meddling God in the mix . Read the book and find out all about these two great characters.  Fans  of Holly Trent  will enjoy this book this is not to be missed. 

 

ARC * Into the Night

From Net Galley – the newest in the Killer Instinct series.

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Two FBI agents are caught in a merciless vigilante’s crosshairs in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s electric Killer Instinct series

Sheltered in the shadows of the Smoky Mountains is the suspect who’s summoned FBI agent Macey Night’s fears to the surface. Every day that the “Profiler,” a vigilante serial killer, escapes justice is another day she’s reminded of what it is to be a ruthless predator’s prey. Capturing him is a craving deeper than anything she’s felt in a long time. But Agent Bowen Murphy, equal parts sexy and volatile, seems hell-bent on changing that. Working together—needing, living and breathing each other—they’re entwined to distraction.

Bowen’s used to operating on impulse: act, don’t feel. Now Macey and the controlled terror behind her beautiful eyes have him rethinking everything, including his rule to never get close to a colleague. He’s willing to fight for a future with Macey, but the consequences of love could be deadly.

Book Thoughts: This book is part of the Killer Instinct series. A  special group of FBI pro filers  that chase serial killers. And Macey know all about the one she’s chasing she survived his torture and lived . But when she sent out with Bowen things start to take a turn. The serial killers become victims and the killer is contacting Bowen. This is a great romantic suspense with twist and turns that will keep you guessing and a hot romance with Macy & Bowen- the perfect blend of action and romance and a trademark of this author. This is part of a series but definitely be read as a stand alone book so read and enjoy.   Lisa 

 

 

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Cynthia Eden is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller.

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Cynthia writes dark tales of romantic suspense and sexy paranormal romance novels. She is a three-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over seventy novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

ARC* Murder with lemon Tea Cakes

From Net Galley : A cozy Mystery A Daisy Tea Garden Mystery

 

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In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals—but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . .

Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective—so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried . . . especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy’s Tea Garden was catering. Then there was the gossip she overheard about Harvey’s grown children being cut out of his will. Daisy didn’t want her aunt to wind up with a broken heart—but she never expected Iris to wind up a suspect in Harvey’s murder.

Now the apple bread and orange pekoe is on the back burner while the cops treat the shop like a crime scene—and Daisy hopes that Jonas Groft, a former detective from Philadelphia, can help her clear her aunt’s name and bag the real killer before things boil over . . .

Includes delicious recipes for Iris’s Lemon Tea Cakes and more!

 

Lisa Book thoughts- This is the first book in a new series with great set of  characters & the background  in the lovely Pennsylvania Dutch Country. A new business venture and a new start for Daisy and her family might be in danger as a dead body is found in the garden . And Daisy Aunt Tess is the main suspect –  Can Daisy find the answer and save the business ,her Aunt & family ? Read this book and enjoy this great beginning to a new fun series.  lisa 

 

Debbie Mason* Miracle at Christmas

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Celebrate the holidays with USA Today bestselling author Debbie Mason’s heartwarming novella about a town called Christmas.
Charlotte Bailey needs a miracle. She came to this sleepy little Colorado town to keep the local hospital afloat, but now her scrooge of a boss is demanding she close it down. Charlotte is going to need all the help she can get, even from Dr. McSexy–er, Dr. Matt Trainer–if she’s to save Christmas before, well, Christmas!
All Matt wants for Christmas is for Charlotte to give it–and him–half a chance. But with the town looking to him to save the hospital and Charlotte itching to get back to New York in time to see the city decked out in lights, Matt doesn’t have much time to make things right. But he’s got faith–after all, miracles happen every day in Christmas.
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From Net Galley -this book is a part of the Christmas,Colorado series. If you enjoyed the series and miss this series this is the perfect holiday book for you. Full of great characters and second chances for a new couple. So if you are ready for another book set in a charming small town and a women trying to save a hospital and finding love this one is for you. Lisa 

Saturday Morning Update *

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What are you reading this Holiday Weekend ? 

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This is the complete series for the Kane family.
The Kanes follows Rachael and Richard Kane before they had Spencer, Ryan, Matt, and Danielle.

The eighties were well before technology became life. Dating wasn’t a swipe left kind of thing. It was chance encounters, exchanged numbers on pieces of paper, and waiting by the telephone so you didn’t miss a call.
And yet…Richard Kane still found his forever in Rachael and didn’t let her go.

Come see how the Kane boys and the one Kane princess came to be.

This is a great holiday bundle -if you haven’t read them. Free with Kindle Unlimited to borrow,    Lisa 

 

 

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