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Stories for His Glory

Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber March 16, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 9:24 pm
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About: 

The Agatha Award–winning author of Grilling the Subject returns to the Cookbook Nook in Crystal Cove, where the annual Renaissance Fair serves up a helping of crafty courtiers, damsels in distress, and medieval murder . . .

As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart’s Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard’s owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year.

Which churlish varlet did the deed? Was it the victim’s errant brother, who stood to inherit the vineyards? Or the owner’s crestfallen ex-girlfriend? Mayhap it was the newly arrived comely wench, or her jealous husband. Fie on them all! Verily, Jenna can’t rest until justice is served, and she vows to track down the killer. But can she sniff out the truth before the villainous culprit strikes again?

Includes tantalizing recipes!

My thoughts:

Disclaimer: This is not Christian fiction but it is a cozy mystery and I have found I am enjoying those. 

This is the sixth book in this series and I thought it looked like a fun read. So this might have been better for me if I had read the other books but I felt overwhelmed with the number of characters I was introduced to and I couldn’t keep track of who was who.

I also was surprised that by the end of chapter two there was still no dead body. I thought most of the mystery in cozy mysteries was set up in the first, if not the second chapter. So I got a bit bored and trying to keep track of everyone made this not a great read for me.

With that being said, maybe if I had read the previous books in this series I might have enjoyed it more. The setting was nice and had a fun vibe to it, but this book wasn’t for me.

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Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

To a Tea by Vera Dodge March 9, 2018

Filed under: Book Reviews,Uncategorized — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:48 am
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When a well-traveled individual with an interesting past applies for a job at Jan and Elaine’s tearoom, the cousins can only think that nothing is as it seems. On top of this, just as the tearoom prepares to host its first wedding, the groom mysteriously disappears! Could this be related to a recent bank robbery in town? As Jan and Elaine investigate the mysterious series of events, one can only wonder… will these cases ever be solved, or are they chasing dead ends? Find out in To a Tea, another cozy offering from Lancaster, Maine!

My thoughts:

I love the different plot lines running throughout this book. So much to keep you engaged.

Again, I just love this setting and of course throwing a wedding in the mix makes it even more beautiful.

I am enjoying this cozy series and meeting up with these two spunky cousins.

Grab your copy at Guideposts or Amazon.