Wednesday, February 24, 2016

5 Stars For As Gouda As Dead by Avery Aames

This is one of those books you can read and savor more than once. This is my second time to read it and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

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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Monday, February 15, 2016

Family, Faith, Forgiveness all Wrapped Up in a Good Emotional Story

The Daughters of Jim Farrell by Sylvia Bambola takes the reader into the world of Pennsylvania Coal country in 1873. It tells the story of the three daughters of a man Jim Farrell who want to clear their Father's name, a Father who had been wrongly, they were sure, of murder and hung. It tells of the struggles of  his family trying to survive by making their home a boarding house and all the while living with the shame that comes with their Father's hanging. Kate, who is bitter from what has happened, decides to talk her sisters into finding out what really happened and clearing their Father's name. Trouble starts for the whole family when the investigating starts. Will they be able to find the truth before more people get hurt? What will they find and will it help at all?

This is a very fast moving, good story of love, family, faith and forgiveness. It also is one of finding strength through your Faith when things are tough. The struggles of the coal miners and the greed of the railroad for this time period plays an important part and adds to the story in a big way.

I enjoyed the book. I loved how the characters all grew in their faith, maturity, and strength. It was an eye opening book to the conditions found in coal country in 1873, I found the song Tennessee Ernie Ford use to sing "I owe my soul to the company store" come to mind when reading this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a book with history, faith, love wrapped in a good plot.

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I was provided a complimentary book from Heritage Publishing House through Bookcrash for my honest and fair review.

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