Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

Tearoom for Two by Susan Page Davis November 2, 2017

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For Elaine and Jan, opening a Tearoom in their new home on Chickadee Lake is a true labor of love. This cozy cafe gives them plenty of opportunities to serve others with faith and friendship over a cup of tea. But, more often than not, the cousins’ hospitality also draws them into mysteries that can be downright baffling.

My thoughts:

I’ve been into this sweet, cozy mystery phase and long with Hallmark’s countdown to Christmas so this book fell right into that category (minus the Christmas part).

I loved the setting, the small town feel the spirit of our two main characters. The mystery was definitely a slow build but there was enough going on that I was never bored, just interested in what would happen next. My only complaint is that our characters don’t really seem to have any flaws, nothing they are working through personally. I always like that about most books, seeing a character overcome something personal, but other than that this was a nice read.

You can purchase this book through Guideposts or Amazon.


A New Chapter by Kristin Eckhardt October 30, 2017

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Mary Fisher’s dream has come true. She’s about to open Mary’s Mystery Bookshop in her beloved hometown of Ivy Bay on beautiful Cape Cod. But weeks before the grand opening, her shop is broken into and torn apart. Mary is stunned to discover that the only thing missing was an old, dusty photograph of the storefront. Who would have taken it, and why? With the help of her sister, a childhood friend, and decades of reading mystery novels, Mary searches for answers

My thoughts:

I love the small town, small community feel this book gives us. The mystery in this book definitely keeps things interesting and the reader guessing. Kristin did an excellent job of feeding the reader little bits of information at a time. Just when I thought I might get bored something new happened.

Mary’s faith is shown throughout the book. She actually was a great example of just praying when you need it, not having to set aside a certain time to do that.

This book might have moved a bit slower than I typically like but overall I really did enjoy this book.