Sunday, February 25, 2018

Caroline Fardig's Southern Discomfort...

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.

Quinn Bellandini loves her life in Savannah, Georgia, where she runs her grandfather’s B&B with her sister, Delilah. From baking fresh scones and serving up grits every morning to ensuring the guests see the best of their historic city, Quinn can’t imagine doing anything else—even if it means dealing with nuisances like the occasional malfunctioning commode. But when Quinn drops by the local restaurant owned by her friend Drew Green, and stumbles upon a murder, her whole world comes crashing down.Drew’s brother was always a little surly, but Quinn can’t imagine that someone disliked the prickly chef enough to kill him. The police, on the other hand, don’t believe that Quinn was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Before her guests can even digest the next morning’s gourmet breakfast, Quinn learns that she and Drew are suspects.Drew thinks they should do some investigating of their own. Quinn is pretty sure she’s better suited to playing hostess than amateur sleuth. But with Delilah as her cynical sidekick, Quinn starts looking for the real killer—before she gets put away faster than you can say “sugar.”
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  1. I remember a line from "Designing Women" where Julia says, "This is the south. We don't hide our crazy away. We take it out and put it on display." (Close to that anyway.)

  2. I'm looking so foward to reading this series loved her "Coffee House" I wishced they show re-runs of "Designing Women" here, I'm going to have to check my Roku, that was a great show!