Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery in the latest Tea Shop Mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs.While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it's discovered that the victim was first shot with a bolt from a crossbow. At the request of the mansion owner, Theodosia investigates the tragedy and is soon neck deep in suspects. An almost ex-wife, a coworker, a real estate partner--all had motives for killing the luckless banker, but one resorted to murder to settle accounts.
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Monday, February 26, 2018
It is Monday morning and I had hoped to have finished my book last night to review today but I did not get it finished. Truth be told I wish I could put the world on pause sometimes. I have many things going on and one of them I will share this morning is the upcoming event on my Beyond The Bookmarks Facebook Event Page called Luck O' the Cozies.
This will be a shorter event than normal but still filled with great reads, wonderful authors dropping by, crafts, recipes and more. I hope to see you there! Click here to join in the fun and see the things I have already been posting daily!
I look forward to seeing you there!
I shall go back to reading and working now, thank you for taking time to join me today. I would love to hear from you so please leave us a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, February 25, 2018
My Snow Day reward was getting time to sit and read Southern Discomfort this weekend. I quickly devoured the first half of the book and fought my eyes and had to call it a night on Friday night after 4 times of shoveling snow for 45 mins at a time, like with the snow I was losing the battle! In the morning after spending another 2.5 hours clearing snow with my family, and a quick nap on the couch a took my time to enjoy and finish Southern Discomfort. This was a good first in series with characters I have not seen before in many cozies. I love a great sister team and I think that Quinn and Delilah have a great relationship. There is also a great connection with her grandfather and peculiar mother daughter relationship that keep you wanting to read on. I knew going in that this story had a touch of paranormal magic, with the whispers of the ghost of an uncle and I really liked that it added and did not take away from the story. The hints are there for more which I would love to see develop in future mysteries but for this one it was just enough. The recipes included are all ones I will add to my own repertoire. The characters, mystery and story was great, I was only truly missing a furry companion, but the ghost of an uncle did make up for that. This one is out March 6th from Random House and is a cozy mystery lovers cozy.
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Saturday, February 24, 2018
I was so excited to get Who Moved My Goat Cheese to read and review this week, love a good farm and food themed mystery!
I very much enjoyed I know what you bid last summer by Sherry Harris!
I am a large Nascar fan and I am so excited that the season has just begun. This was my tea last Sunday for the 60th running of the Daytona 500,
These are my three boys for the 50th, 55th and 60th running of the Daytona 500, I think seeing how much they have changed over the years is fun in this way.
Friday, February 23, 2018
This cart would be treasured and it looks as though it might hold upto 6 cups and saucers. I love the drop leaf side, the drawer and well almost everything about this one listed in the Old Mill Vintage Etsy shop, (if I win the lotto this one is coming home with me!) In my head I am already wheeling this out and setting it up for tea!
Enough daydreaming for me off to read and watch the snow fall now. Thank you for joining me for a cup of tea and this weeks Fancy Friday Finds. I would love to hear from you, see your tea carts and chat with you soon so please leave me a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 22, 2018
I finished reading Playing with Bonbon Fire last night. I enjoyed this second in series mystery. This one is being published by Crooked Lane Books March 13th and it has a good mystery, even better is the ongoing mystery of who Charity's birth mother is. You can not help but feel for Charity who rightfully so goes by the name of Penn, her Paternal Grandmother made her feel unwelcome and unwanted her entire life and made sure everyone knew it, giving her the name Charity just to spite her existence. This theme of being unwanted and not having a place to feel connected or part of is a very good theme in this series, it may seem impossible in many ways that anyone would be so cruel, but Penn has many qualities readers can relate too. I like that nothing is easy or perfect in this characters life, that she is woefully pragmatic and yet hopeful and disillusioned at the same time. This book was a good read and I am pleased to have gotten the ARC to read and review.Chocolate shop owner Charity Penn is finally settling into life in the quirky South Carolina seaside town of Camellia Beach cooking up chocolate treats. She’s even helped organize the town’s lively beach music festival which has brought rollicking crowds eager to dance the Carolina shag. That is, until one of the band’s lead singers is found dead beside a beach bonfire.While also trying to balance the amorous attention of music star Bixby Lewis, in town for the festival, and her quest to perfect a new hot flavored bonbon, Charity dives into the investigation. Though it’s more spice than sugar when she discovers a threatening note, comes across decades of age-old secrets, and Bixby comes into the line of fire when a gas grill explodes on the deck of a beachfront house.Now Charity must turn up the heat and catch the killer before her chance melts away
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The first set shown is a mismatch and I payed $2 for it. It is an Aynsley and the corset shape is lovely. The cup was in need of cleaning up but other than that perfect and while the saucer is not a perfect match I feel like it matches perfectly. Not bad for $2.
I have not yet used the other two Royal Albert ones and I do love them they are in perfect shape and feel like a steal at $8 each.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
I just finished Who Moved My Goat Cheese by Lynn Cahoon. This is a new first in the Farm to Fork Mystery Series and it is off to a great start! I love the wonderful cozy animal characters in this one and the cover is absolutely fun and very fitting. Cozy lovers and fans of Lynn will enjoy the twists and turns of main character Angie's past, present and future. This one is out March 6th from Lyrical Underground and is one you are going to want to read! I love the title of this one and I am a huge fan of goat cheese, now if I could only get a few goats of my own...
Angie Turner hopes her new farm-to-table restaurant can be a fresh start in her old hometown in rural Idaho. But when a goat dairy farmer is murdered, Angie must turn the tables on a bleating black sheep . . . With three weeks until opening night for their restaurant, the County Seat, Angie and her best friend and business partner Felicia are scrambling to line up local vendors—from the farmer's market to the goat dairy farm of Old Man Moss. Fortunately, the cantankerous Moss takes a shine to Angie, as does his kid goat Precious. So when Angie hears the bloodcurdling news of foul play at the dairy farm, she jumps in to mind the man's livestock and help solve the murder. One thing's for sure, there's no whey Angie's going to let some killer get her goat . . .
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Monday, February 19, 2018
I don't often pack so much into one day but with our Snow Storm yesterday I found myself with many different activities.
Not only had it snowed and snow needed to be removed, it also needed to be played in. We also had a birthday party to attend and it was also the 60th running of the Daytona 500 which is one of my most favorite races of the year. I commemorated it with a photo showing the first race my boys got to watch all together with me, then 5 years later, and again this year 10 years in total in a blink of an eye...
By the time I got home I was so tired, I found that instead of reading I was in need of a Masterpiece Binge Watching evening. So I caught up on Victoria. So that means I have no book to share a review of today.
I hope you will forgive me and allow me this snow day.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
FOUL PLAY IN THE GYM
When it comes to running a successful garage sale, Sarah Winston believes in doing her homework. She also believes in giving back. But when she agrees to manage an athletic equipment swap, she doesn't bargain on an uncharitable killer. The day of the event, the school superintendent is found dead in the gymnasium.
HAS SARAH PLAYING DEFENSE
Suddenly the murder suspects are the school board members—including the husband of a very difficult client who's hired Sarah to run a high-end sale and demands she do her bidding. In between tagging and haggling, Sarah studies the clues to see who wanted to teach the superintendent a lesson. But as she closes in on the truth, the killer intends to give her a crash course on minding her own business . . .
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Amanda Flower's Lethal Licorice was another great read and a joy to have an ARC of.
Time is precious but truth is more precious than time. It matters very little to me where people stand on gun control, politics and freedom. It does matter to me that children are dying at an alarming rate at the hands of others. Changes are needed in the way we all look at privilege, entitlement and community. As well as at how we look at mental health, at well being, at punishment and support.Thank you for allowing me to share.
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