Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: Antiques Fate by: Barbara Allan

Title: Antiques Fate
Author: Barbara Allan
Publisher: Kensington
Series: A Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery #10
Pages: 256
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley

Description:

"Well-drawn characters…fun to read." --Booklist

Brandy Borne's exceedingly eccentric mother, Vivian, has been invited to perform her one-woman interpretation of "the Scottish play" (sometimes called Macbeth)--with different hats for different characters--at the neighboring town of Old York's annual fête. The weekend festival celebrates the quaint village's English flavor. Brandy, sensing a possible theatrical disaster, and savvy shih tzu Sushi, sensing possible doggy treats, tag along with the scene-stealing septuagenarian.

As soon as they arrive in the cozy hamlet, tragedy strikes: the theater owner drops dead onstage while giving Vivian the grand tour. That wasn't in the script and before they know it, Brandy and Vivian are entangled in a progressively perilous murder plot. Besides the cream teas and Chippendale chairs, it seems there are skeletons lurking among Old York's charming pubs and enticing antiques stalls …

When a second victim turns up mysteriously murdered, the dynamic duo knows they've got to step into the spotlight. But the remorseless killer seems to be well rehearsed for the Borne girls…and won't leave even the smallest detail of their demise to fête!

Don't miss Brandy Borne's tips on antiques fairs!


My Thoughts:

In this book Vivian takes Brandy to a small town where she is performing a version of Macbeth when they arrive in this sleepy town very quickly they find the theater owner killed while Brandy and Vivian are meeting with her.  Now it's up to the antique duo to find out what is going on in this small town but not everything is as it appears.  The town council seems to be fighting everything with it always a deadlock with some who want to move up in the times to those who want to keep the town looking old and vintage.  Could that be the cause behind the death?  Did the owner really die of a medication issue or was it something more sinister?  Will Vivian and Brandy figure it out in time or will Vivian wind up curtains?

 On the day Vivian is set to make her performance the fete is having all sorts of activities including a parade and a raffle for alcohol.  When a local museum manager winds up winning a bottle of alcohol and a bottle of death.  Vivian and Brandy wondering whose killing people off?  Is it to divert attention off of the previous murder or is someone trying to sway the council? 

There are no shortage of possible suspects from the trustee's to residents of the small town someone is out to kill people but why?  Can Vivian and Brandy figure it out in time or will they come up short of time?  I really enjoy reading the different prospective s between Brandy and Vivian and read as they eliminate the suspects one person at a time!  Can't wait to see what is next for these feisty ladies!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Spotlight: All Murders Final! by: Sherry Harris

Title: All Murders Final!
Author: Sherry Harris
Publisher: Kensington
Series: 288
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis:


Her Next Sale

When Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nightmare of managing people and putting out fires. Online, she can avoid the crowds--but not the crazies. 


May Be Her Last


She certainly never bargained on dealing with frightening threats. And when a client is murdered, it's time for Sarah to swallow her pride and seek the help of her ex--C.J. Hooker, chief of police. Forging a tense alliance, they search--online and off--for the killer. But solving this crime before someone else gets tagged seems virtually impossible…


Author Bio:


Sherry Harris, author of the Agatha Award nominated Best First Novel Tagged for Death, started
bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. Sherry is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and is the president of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: The Longest Yard Sale by: Sherry Harris

Title: The Longest Yard Sale
Author: Sherry Harris
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #2
Pages: 344
Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis:


ONE MAN’S CLUTTER

When Sarah Winston turns Ellington, Massachusetts, into New England’s largest garage sale for a day, it’s the small town’s biggest event since the start of the Revolutionary War—but without the bloodshed. That is, until a valuable painting goes missing…and the lifeless body of an Air Force officer is found in Carol Carson’s painting studio, his face perfectly framed with the murder weapon—a metal picture frame.


IS ANOTHER MAN’S CLOVER Sarah is mad as heck that someone used her town-wide garage sale to commit a crime—and frame her good friend Carol. She is definitely on this case…but it’s not easy rummaging through increasingly strange clues that point to cheating spouses, downright dirty investment schemes—even the mob. And Sarah will have to be very careful if she wants to live to bargain another day…

Author Bio:


Sherry Harris, author of the Agatha Award nominated Best First Novel Tagged for Death, started
bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. Sherry is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and is the president of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime.



Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Spotlight: Tagged For Death by: Sherry Harris

Title: Tagged For Death
Author: Sherry Harris
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #1
Pages: 304
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Synopsis:


Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah's self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career.

One man's junk is another man's treasure


But after returning from a particularly successful day searching for yard sale treasures, Sarah finds a grisly surprise in one of her bags: a freshly bloodied shirt…that undoubtedly belongs to her ex, CJ, who now happens to be Ellington's chief of police. If that's not bad enough, it seems Tiffany has gone missing. Now it's up to Sarah to prove that her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killer…


But finding that treasure can be murder.

Author Bio:


Sherry Harris, author of the Agatha Award nominated Best First Novel Tagged for Death, started bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. Sherry is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and is the president of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime.



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Interview: Killer Cocktail by: Tracy Kiely




What genre do you write?

I write (I hope) humorous, traditional mysteries.


How did you come to write mystery genre?

I grew up reading cozy mysteries; Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Peters, Joan Hess, and Dorothy Cannell were all staples on my bookshelf. When I first started writing my own mystery, I naturally gravitated toward that genre. My first series (the Elizabeth Parker Mysteries) were definitely cozies. They featured an amateur sleuth and focused on various themes from Jane Austen’s novel. The Nic and Nigel Martini books are technically not cozies, as Nic is an ex-detective, but they are similar in that the violence is muted and “off-page,” and the tone is light-hearted.

Who is your favorite character to write about?

I have two favorite characters. The first is Nic Martini. She’s an ex-detective who is now married to a wealthy (former) jetsetter. I enjoy writing about Nic’s reactions to the extremes of her in-laws compared with her own blue-collar upbringing, as well as the banter between her and Nigel. Besides Nic, I love writing about Skippy, Nic and Nigel’s bullmastiff. Although he is only a dog, he serves as a major character in the books. I think that anyone who owns a dog can understand that they have very definite personalities and make their presence known. 

Who inspires your books?
 

My books were inspired by Dashiell Hammett’s book, The Thin Man, and the subsequent movies of the same name. The book/movies feature the Nick and Nora Charles, a wealthy, elegant couple who solve mysteries while sipping a seemingly never-ending supply of cocktails. He is a former NYC Detective and she is a wealthy socialite, and together they own a wire-fox-terrier named Asta. In my books, Nic(ole) is the ex-detective, and Nigel is the wealthy playboy. Rather than a small dog named Asta, Nic and Nigel own Skippy, an enormous Bullmastiff. (For those of you who are fans of the movies, Skippy was the real name of the dog who played Asta.)

What do you do when you’re not writing?
When not writing, I do a seemingly endless supply of laundry. I have three lovely children all of whom seem to believe that if an article of clothing slips off the hanger, it instantly becomes dirty. I have found winter coats and sweaters in their laundry baskets in the middle of August. Second on the list, is loading/unloading the dishwasher. Again, my three (lovely) children are to blame. They seem to view the dishwasher as an updated version of Pin-the-Tail-On-the-Donkey. They will place their dirty dishes near the dishwasher, but never actually in it. Once those tasks are crossed off the list, I love to read mysteries, watch old movies (especially Hitchcock’s), and sail.

If you were stuck on a deserted island what three things would you take?
Can I take a waterproof cell phone, seaworthy raft, and tent? If not, I guess I’d take a copy of Pride and Prejudice, North-by-Northwest, and a toothbrush. I saw Castaway. I would not be good with having to yank out an abscessed tooth.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Review: To Catch A Treat by: Linda O. Johnston


Title: To Catch a Treat
Author: Linda O. Johnston
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Pages: 312
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

Description:

When a Dog-Snatching Scheme Leads to Murder, Carrie Must Sniff Out the Truth

Carrie Kennersly, veterinary technician and owner of the Barkery and Biscuits bake shop, agrees to a day of hiking with her brother Neal—mostly because she wants to meet and critique his latest romantic interest, Janelle Blaystone. But instead of judging her, Carrie feels only sympathy for Janelle, whose beloved black Labrador, Go, was recently dognapped.

Janelle thinks the culprit is Ada Arnist, a wealthy homeowner spotted at the dog park where Go was stolen. Soon after Janelle confronts Ada, though, the woman is found dead. With Janelle and Neal on the suspect list, Carrie must solve the mystery before the police bark up the wrong tree.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Vet Technician and Owner of the dog bakery and regular bakery as she is spending time with her brother with her boyfriend Reed to meet her brother Neal's latest girlfriend Janelle Blaystone who Carrie and Reed found out had her Goliath called Go for short had been dognapped.  Carrie can't imagine such a thing.  She finds Janelle doesn't like to talk about it.

I love going back to this series reading about Reed, Neal, Carrie and Neal's new girlfriend.  In this book Neal's new girlfriend is mourning her missing dog and is ecstatic when her dog is returned to her by way of Carrie but that is short lived when Ada winds up dead after having a argument with Janelle Neal's new squeeze.  Did Janelle kill Ada or has Ada made more enemies?  Such a great adventure.  Can't wait to see what is next after this great adventure!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Review: Clouds in My Coffee by: Julie Mulhern



Title: Clouds In My Coffee
Author: Julie Mulhern
Publisher: Henery Press
Series: The Country Club Murders #3
Pages: 256
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

Description:

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR "A sparkling comedy of errors tucked inside a clever mystery. I loved it!" - Susan M. Boyer, USA Today Bestselling Author of Lowcountry Bordello When Ellison Russell is nearly killed at a benefactors' party, she brushes the incident aside as an unhappy accident. But when her house is fire-bombed, she's shot at, and the person sitting next to her at a gala is poisoned, she must face facts. Someone wants her dead. But why? And can Ellison find the killer before he strikes again? Add in an estranged sister, a visiting aunt with a shocking secret, and a handsome detective staying in her guesthouse, and Ellison might need more than cream in her coffee... 

My Thoughts: 

Clouds in My Coffee follow the story of Ellison Russell who has been hosting her Aunt Sis and her sister who shows up at her doorstep.  While out at a dinner theater things turn crazy at dinner time when a mouse is running loose in the theater, add to that someone tries to kill Ellison at a benefactor's party by dropping a bust statue on her which she is saved by Ken also known as Kinky.  The next morning someone throws a Molotov cocktail into her house and takes a shot at Ellison.  Ellison can't figure out who is trying to kill her and why and now she has Detective Jones protecting her whether she likes it or not!  If only she could figure out why someone is gunning for her literally?

I love this story as it takes place in the seventies and not currently or way historically but a different time.  As the story progresses you can't help but think Ellison is definitely on someone's hit list when in reality the truth is something totally different can Ellison figure it out and time?  Add to that trying to figure out why Ellison's sister Margi and her aunt Sis is in town?  There seems to be alot going on hopefully Ellison can get to the bottom of it before her time is up!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Review: Death of A Bacon Heiress by: Lee Hollis

Title: Death of A Bacon Heiress
Author: Lee Hollis
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Halley Powell Food & Cocktails Mystery #7
Pages: 320
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


Description:

For food and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell, becoming a local culinary celebrity opens lots of doors. Unfortunately, one leads straight to cold-blooded murder…

When Hayley is invited to do a cooking demo on one of daytime's most popular talk shows, it's a welcome distraction from her empty nest blues. And the newfound fame certainly has its perks--especially when Olivia Redmond, the posh bacon heiress of Redmond Meats, offers Hayley a writing gig with a juicy paycheck.

But Hayley's good fortune fizzles fast. The heiress is found dead with her pet pot-bellied pig, Pork Chop, squealing bloody murder beside her body, and clogged arteries aren't to blame. It turns out Olivia's inherited a wealth of enemies over the years, and as Hayley trims the fat off a mounting list of suspects, it's clear that being rich and hot-tempered can be a recipe for disaster…

My Thoughts:

This book follows Haley Powell as she gets called to the television talk show The Chat to share a bacon themed recipes.  There she meets Olivia Redmond who is the heiress to Redmond Meats who has been offering the small town all sorts of meats over time.  It's not long until Olivia winds up dead and it's up to Hailey to figure it out she even finds her having trouble not seeing Aaron as much as she use too but Hailey finds herself occupied with helping run the local paper.  When Olivia invites Hailey to write a blog on the Redmond Meats website about various bacon recipes.  When the Bacon Heiress winds up dead it's up to Hailey to figure out what happened.

I love going back and seeing how people are doing especially her brother Randy and his wife Sergio the local police chief.  Such a great adventure to go on and was good to see what was up with Aaron and it also created some mystery with another man.  Could Hailey have found Mr. Right in fornt of her and not know it?  And who killed Olivia and how does it connect with a missing scientist?  Or do the local fisherman have it right and it's really a government secret?  This and much more are revealed in this great mystery!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Review: Demise in Denim by: Duffy Brown

Title: Demise in Denim
Author: Duffy Brown
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Consignment Shop Mystery #4
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Duffy Brown Street Team

Description:

It’s springtime in Savannah, Georgia, in the newest Consignment Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of Pearls and Poison. The azaleas and magnolias are in bloom—and Walker Boone is on the run. . .

When Reagan Summerside turned the first floor of her old Victorian home into a consignment shop, she never imagined she’d be harboring a fugitive in her attic. But after a dead man is found in a bathtub and local lawyer Walker Boone is accused of doing the dirty deed, she suddenly has a new houseguest.

Having the lawyer who took her to the cleaners in her divorce settlement—and who has been getting under her skin ever since—in close proximity is enough to drive Reagan to distraction. For the sake of her sanity—and Walker’s freedom—they need to put their heads together to find out who is trying to get the lawyer out of the picture . . .

My Thoughts:

This book began in the novella Dead Man Walker where Boone's long abandoned Daddy is found dead in his bathtub and someone is doing their best to point the finger and the illegitimate son Walker.  Reagan may have had her differences with Boone when he represented her no good ex-husband but she is determined to find out who is screwing with Boone.  She even goes so far as to switch his sweet ride with her scooter. 

There are such a long list of suspects, there is Boone's brother who seems adamant that Boone did the dead and needs to be jailed and keeps harassing Reagan over it. There is Mason Dixon whose trying to buy up a local theater and inn even though Boone's daddy left the inn to Boone.  Every time Reagan thinks she has someone who could have committed the crime she ends up clearing them.  Add to the fact people are periodically sending her messages in food from Boone.  Who had it in for Boone's father and why?

I love going back to Savannah and reading about what everyone is up to and this time it was no different with Reagan investigating why someone is out to frame Boone.  Reagan really has to drag through various suspects and even at the end didn't have it figured out only Boone figured it out in the end.  It was great to hear about Kiki, Reagan, her momma and their various friends.  Definitely can't wait to see what is the next for the group!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

BOTM: Fat Cat Takes The Cake by: Janet Cantrell

Title: Fat Cat Takes The Cake
Author: Janet Cantrell
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Pages: 304
Series: A Fat Cat Mystery #3
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

When their former classmate Richard “Dickie” Byrd throws a high school reunion to gather support for his mayoral campaign, it drums up some not-so-sweet memories for dessert shop proprietor Chase Oliver and her friend Julie Larson. Julie would rather not reconnect with Ron North, the creepy kid who had a crush on her back in the day. His social graces haven’t exactly improved with age, but is he creepy enough to kill?


The next day, Chase is in the park testing a new cat harness for Quincy, who quickly proves that he cannot be leashed. But when his escape leads Chase to Ron’s body, the police wonder who else got away. Now, with Julie suspected of murder, Chase must prove her innocence before the real killer plans another fatal reunion.

Book Spotlight: Yarned and Dangerous by: Sadie Hartwell


Title: Yarned and Dangerous
Author: Sadie Hartwell
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Tangled Web Mystery #1
Pages: 257
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:


Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots…
 
Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins…
 
Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in the dreary downtown. Josie can’t imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop appeals to her. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying façade…




Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: Silence of The Lamps by: Karen Rose Smith


Title: Silence of The Lamps
Author: Karen Rose Smith
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Caprice De Luca Mystery #5
Pages: 352
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

Description:

Business has never been better for home stager Caprice De Luca, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a new job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possibly get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps--and Nikki is the number one suspect. Now, Caprice must act fast to illuminate the truth and clear her sister's name--before a cold-blooded killer puts her lights out next!

My Thoughts:

This is the 5th book in the Caprice De Luca series and this book involves quite a bit we follow Caprice as she is staging another house and has her sister Nikki catering the open house, when Nikki's ex-coworker Drew Pierson threatens Nikki's business.  When Drew winds up dead and Nikki is the top suspect in the murder it's up to Caprice to find out who killed Drew and why?

Caprice is also dealing with Grant and their relationship and when Grant's ex-wife comes to town Caprice has trouble dealing with it.  Which unfortunately for Caprice isn't easy having ex's not handle long distance or go back to their previous wife.  Caprice is trying to have faith but sometimes it's really hard!

As Caprice is looking into Drew's murder to get her mind off of the lack of Grant issues being resolved she finds more and more potential suspects like Drew's sister Janie who seems to have her own agenda!  Then there is his buddies from high school who seem to all have agendas of their own could one of those agenda's include taking out Drew?

I love Caprice and all the DeLuca's and seeing how they work together and really have that family togetherness you don't always see.  I loved seeing how Dom worked on fitting back in with his family and finding a purpose in life pet sitting who doesn't love a great pet sitter I can see where Caprice gets her love of animals from.  Also seeing Bella and Joe get back on track after Joe being accused of a previous murder was great they are moving up and finding a new home to fit their growing family.

I also loved how Caprice went beyond in this story and connected with Drew's grandmother who is so sweet and feisty which almost seem impossible descriptions for a character but she's got both.  She made the best of a tough situation when she took in her grandchildren after their parents died.  She really went beyond the extra mile with those kids, and the way Caprice connects with her makes me wish my grandmother was still around.  I like how Caprice promised to visit even after the murder was solved.

Such a great series for those who love great cozy mysteries can't wait to see what is next!


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cozy Discussion #3: Why are authors always female?


Time for another cozy discussion this time on my agenda is the whole why is it only women write cozies?

 I find this whole thing ridiculous how publishers want female authors when it comes to cozies.  So what a guy can't sit down and write a cozy story because what we won't read it if it's a male author?  I mean common seriously?  I know of a couple of cozy male authors:

Miranda James is actually the writer behind it is Dean James.
Philip R. Craig did a series that takes place on Martha's Vineyard
Donald Bain does the Murder She Wrote but alas Jessica Fletcher is also listed as an author

Those are just the ones off the top of my head.  I think when it comes to mysteries it shouldn't be set up like that I think readers are apt to read whatever draws their attention whether it be male or female if a reader finds a series they like they will follow through with it.

I really think publishers need to allow authors to be free to be who really are.  Let the readers choose what they want without messing it up with only female writers.  I mean I read some cozies that have men sleuths so why not have some of the writers who are men be men. 

What do you think when it comes to authors are you only into women authors or would read book regardless of whether it's male or female?  Give us a shout out about your thoughts on it we love to hear in the comments what you think on this!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Review: Raisin The Dead by: Karoline Barrett


Title: Raisin The Dead
Author: Karoline Barrett
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Bread & Batter Mystery #2
Pages:  242
Format: e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & NetGalley

Description:

The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure...
 

While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldeli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.

When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams who are the owners of Bread & Batter Bakery and find their town is turned upside down when Serafina arrives in town to see her great uncle Philip Baldeli very soon after her arrival he winds up dead.  It doesn't help that Molly's mother was seen with Philip arguing about construction on the library.  Did Molly's mother commit murder or was it the perfume mogul?

In Molly and Det. Sean Corsino the level of their relationship is rising that is until someone from Sean's past appears in the form of Jordan's twin sister Felicia and she thinks she is what is best for Sean.  Add to new horses being brought into the small town as part of something the police chief wants to implement.  Sean finds himself thrown from a horse and in the hospital fighting to survive.  Of course Felicia thrives on this and uses it to her advantage even going so far as to use Sean's marriage license to Jordan as part of her ruse/  Can Sean and Molly get Felicity to leave once and for all?

Molly finds out more about the library trying to upgrade and those opposed to it.  Could a supporter done in Philip or was it the engagement?  Is there more to his girlfriend Jill?  There really are no shortage of possibilities in this story. 

I loved this story reading about the different people and how well they come together.  I also enjoyed Molly and Serafina's relationship once Molly got Serafina to chill about it being a small town.  I also enjoyed reading about Molly and Sean and to see where there relationship was headed!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Interview with Pushpendra Mehta


Recently I sat down with Pushpendra Mehta author of The Suitable Inheritor.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog.



What genre do you write?



While my latest novel The Suitable Inheritor is an inspirational romance, I have also written two nonfiction-self-help books.  



Tell us something about yourself people may not know?



For three years between the ages of 11-14, I attended a boarding school in a small town in northern India. I bunked in a big room with nine other classmates and two ceiling fans that saved us from the scorching heat. Discipline was the order of the day from ironed uniforms to strict schedules for meals, school, sports, free time, and homework. To this day, I still have difficulty with the sight and smell of oatmeal, due to an oatmeal breakfast served every morning in the boarding school cafeteria.



Who inspires your writing?



To be honest, what really inspires me is to share stories to make a difference, as opposed to inspiration from a specific individual. Fortunately, I’ve had the exposure of experiencing varied cultures, professions, and relationships. The stories I write are the result of those experiences, whether it is a mundane occurrence or something much more profound, therefore writing comes to me naturally.



How did you come to choose to write books?



While I was in grad school, during a 30-second elevator ride with Lee Heubner (an alumnus of Harvard University and Northwestern University, who also served as the publisher and CEO of the International Herald Tribune), he suggested I write a book.  In his words – “You must now do two things – author a book, and learn how to write and deliver speeches. Authors are often called to make speeches.”



What is your favorite animal?



Horses, because of their loyalty.



What is your favorite holiday?



I have two favorite holidays – Thanksgiving and Diwali, the Festival of Lights.



Do you have any books to be released in 2016-2017?



I have just released The Suitable Inheritor (a novel) that is a journey to the extraordinary through Chicago and Peru with a strong India connect. It is an inspiring story of true love, extraordinary success, divine intervention, profound relationships, sacrifice, and support.



If you were on a deserted island what three things would you take with you?



An interesting companion, a lighter, a journal and pen.

Respect The Arc