Thursday, February 19, 2015

As Gouda As Dead by Avery Aames 5 Stars my Thoughts

As Gouda As Dead A Cheese Shop Mystery by Avery Aames is one you won't want to miss. The series just gets better and better with each book and this book is no exception. It is a great new addition to the series you won't want to miss. It has some great recipes included.

Love is in the air at Providence and every one is caught up in the festivities. Charlotte and Jordan are getting married, couples have come to take part in the Love festival activities so what could go wrong? Murder has a way of putting love on the back burner.  Charlotte has to help the police chief solve the murders so that things can move forward. Can she help solve the murders or will her snooping get her into trouble, will she become the next victim?

I love this book. It was a page turner that makes you not want to stop until you have finished it. I love the way you  can picture the town of Providence and the people. This could be a small town that is familiar to you and the people are so relatable. I know that some of the people in this book remind me of people I know and can relate to. This always is a plus when reading a book relating to the people and place. Who doesn't know a quirky Grandmere or a snooty control freak like Belinda Bell or Paige Alpaugh. I also like that Charlotte is a strong, clever, smart, and loving person that adds to the book. I love that the mystery winds around with twists and turns and multiple possible suspects that keeps you guessing till the end. I have to say I thought I had this one figured out but was surprised at the ending which always is good. I give this 5 Stars and can not wait to read the next book.

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I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Maple Mayhem by Jessie Crockett My Review


Maple Mayhem A Sugar Grove Mystery by Jessie Crockett is a good cozy mystery set in Sugar Grove where Maple Syrup is what most people harvest. Dani and her family have been in the maple sugar business for generations and Dani is taking it one step further by trying to start a coop between all the growers to make it more economical for all of them. When someone starts sabotaging those who are joining the coop and then one of the biggest and loudest protesters of the coop is found dead Dani has to find out who is causing all the damage and who killed Frank before someone else is hurt and the coop falls apart.

Dani is a petite, spunky woman who loves her family and the maple syrup business. She reminds me of a woman I know who never backs down from a good battle and is a smart hard worker. Dani knows what she wants and works to get it even when obstacles, like someone vandalizing the coop members and even murder, are in her way. I love the close knit family and the small community setting too. It is written in a way that you almost can picture yourself right there in the town.

The book was good just a little slow at first. Wish that it had gotten to the murder sooner but once it did it picked up. The ending was somewhat of a surprise and the murderer was not who I thought it would be. If you like a good cozy with some twists in the plot then you might want to read this one. Has some good recipes too.

This is the second book in this series but it can be read easily without ever reading the first book without feeling lost.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Through the Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer A Must Read Book


Through The Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a good book of hope, forgiveness, and redemption, mixed with love. Kim Vogel Sawyer once again, with this book, reminds us that God loves us and wants to forgive and redeem us.

Dinah has as past that she wants to forget and tries to run away from. She believes she is unlovable even from God. She thinks of herself as broken.  She is very courageous to start out on her own to try to make something of herself but is looking for redemption in the wrong place. We can relate to Dinah in that sometimes we let our past sins become our present stumbling blocks which keep us from God and living the abundant life He has for us. Amos on the other hand has physical limitations and his family thinks of him as broken because of his bad leg that limits him physically. He has a big heart and is a strong willed man of faith who steps out in faith to make his own way.  I find that I can relate to both of them easily while reading this book and watching them overcome and grow which reminds me that we can all learn and grow and are only limited by what we let limit us.

This is a very good book that is not only a good read but is a good book of encouragement and a reminder to the reader that God can heal the broken and loves each and every one of us just the way we are. We don’t have to change us, or be good enough, like Dinah thinks, for God to love us. He loves us and wants to give us forgiveness for our sins and to help us move on from our past mistakes. 

This book is a story that shows us how God wants to Forgive, Erase, Redeem us from our past, walk with us in the present, and give us a wonderful fantastic future through Him. I would highly recommend this book and give it 4 ½ stars.

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