Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon

Cracked to Death is very readable.  The author drew me in immediately and I just loved the subject matter (the glass work, not the murder), possibly because stained glass is one of my hobbies. In the introduction the author said she relied on experts, and it shows.

The characters are well drawn and likeable.  This is not the first book in the series and I haven't read the introductory book, but I definitely will. Savannah's new relationship is perfect for her and I look forward to seeing where it leads.

The author has included in this series a young man with Asperberger's Syndrome. Based on people I know with Asperberger's, the author has fairly represented their issues.

Another thing I like in this cozy is that Savannah has a good relationship with the lead police detective. So many times, the police are made out to be bumblers who need help to solve the crimes.

All in all, this is a great book and I highly recommend it.  I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wedding Bell Blues

Wedding Bell Blues was a good book.  The drawback for me was that I had not read the first book in the series, so I didn't know the backstories on the characters.  I will definitely go back and read the first book, because I want to get to know the quirky characters.

This book fulfills all my requirements for a good cozy mystery.  Good location (for some reason I just love small towns), friendly people with flaws, a main character in a relationship, and an off the wall crime.

I can see these characters developing as the series progresses.  I look forward to following them as they do.

I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.  I honestly enjoyed reading the book.

Friday, June 17, 2016

All my Love by Natalie Ann

I really love this series. The characters are all searching for something, running from something, hiding from something or someone, or just trying to get through the day. Just like it is in real life.

Jordyn's mother died leaving Jordyn all alone. No family, no close friends, and no reason to stay where she was. Jordyn never knew her father and her mother never spoke of him. She did impress upon Jordyn that you never replied on anyone but yourself.

With no ties to bind her to Florida, Jordyn packed up and moved to upstate New York, because when she was packing up her mom's stuff she found some hints about her father and wanted to meet him.

Drew is the electrical contractor who comes for rewire Jordyn's new old house. For the first time, Jordyn has made a friend.

All My Love is their story. It's the story of two people discovering where they are, who they are, and where they are headed. It's a feel good story, as are all the books in this series, but there is nothing bad in feeling good. These are characters you are routing for.