Book Review: Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle

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Title: Honey Roasted (The Coffeehouse Mystery #19) Author: Cleo Coyle Publisher: February 1, 2022 Publication date: Berkley Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: With her wedding approaching, Clare is working on a special blend of honey and coffee, but never expected her coffeehouse to be swarmed with bees, nor for her fiance to start to lock … Continue reading Book Review: Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle

Book Review: Murder in the Vineyard by Denise Jaden

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Title: Murder in the Vineyard (Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper #4) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 18, 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: When Mallory joins Alex for a bible study at a vineyard, the last thing she expects is to find another dead body. Overall Murder in the Vineyard is the … Continue reading Book Review: Murder in the Vineyard by Denise Jaden

First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 5, 2022

I love taking a look at a book cover and description and then coming up with my own idea of what the book will be about. Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm so wrong it's almost funny. So I've decided to launch myself off of WWW Wednesday, a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World … Continue reading First, Middle, and Last Impressions – January 5, 2022

Indie Books Challenge: December 2021

I'm sorry to say, but this is the last Indie Books Challenge post. I've decided to take up a new challenge next year, so this is the end of my focus on indie reads. In a little over a week, next Monday, I'll be posting about my 2022 challenge. For my personal Indie Books Challenge, … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: December 2021

My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2021

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As much as I like to think I enjoy mysteries and thrillers, I think the fact that I've only reviewed 11 all year (I read 12, but won't get around to reviewing it until January) kind of says something. Overall, I found myself underwhelmed by most of them and sorely disappointed in some, so it … Continue reading My Favorite Mystery & Thriller Read of 2021

Indie Books Challenge: November 2021

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About a day later than usual, but I'm just glad my fingers recovered from whatever my COVID shot did to them to get this up. More posts and hopefully some Sisters of String and Glass by the end of the week! For my personal Indie Books Challenge, I've decided to try to have at least … Continue reading Indie Books Challenge: November 2021

Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

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I get quite bored of doing the same things the same way all the time (as evidenced by my very frequent blog changes), so I've decided to have a bit of fun with book review writing! I posted the usual review earlier, but wanted to try out this format, too. I'd be so appreciative if … Continue reading Book [Review] Recipe: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Book Review: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

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Title: Murder at the Town Hall (Mallory Beck Cozy Culinary Caper #3) Author: Denise Jaden Publisher: Self-published Publication date: January 20, 2021 Genre: Cozy Mystery One Sentence Summary: When a man falls to his death at a town hall meeting, Mallory isn't sure it was an accident. Overall Murder at the Town Hall is the third book in the Mallory Beck … Continue reading Book Review: Murder at the Town Hall by Denise Jaden

Book Review: Eastover Treasures by Dawn Brotherton

Book Review for Eastover Treasures by Dawn Brotherton

Title: Eastover Treasures Author: Dawn Brotherton Publisher: Blue Dragon Publishing, LLC Publication date: June 22, 2021 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: When Aury and her fellow quilters take shelter in an abandoned manor during a storm, they discover a treasure hunt dating back to the Civil War that might actually lead to real treasure. Overall Eastover Treasures is definitely not your … Continue reading Book Review: Eastover Treasures by Dawn Brotherton

Author Reading: Smita Bhattacharya, author of Kiss of Salt

Author Reading: Smita Bhattacharya reading from her novel Kiss of Salt

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome you to our second author reading! Today I'm honored to host the author of the cozy mystery novel Kiss of Salt, Smita Bhattacharya. When she was eight, Smita was telling her own fairy tales to her younger brothers. When she was sixteen, she won the Statesman's National Playwriting … Continue reading Author Reading: Smita Bhattacharya, author of Kiss of Salt