Good Day! Isn't the cover of Santa Puppy just adorable? Pruning the Dead by Julia Henry will be out on January 29 along with Ellie's Redemption by Molly Jebber. Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan releases on January 22. The Forgiving Jar by Wanda E. Brunstetter publishes on February 1. It is the second book in The Prayer Jars series. Did you know you can follow your favorite authors on Bookbub (like Wanda E. Brunstetter)? Bookbub is becoming more popular as Amazon makes it harder for people (reviewers) to leave book reviews.
Santa Puppy by Lynn Cahoon is A Tourist Trap Novella. Jill Gardner of Coffee, Books and More will be hosting a pet adoption event next Saturday at the store to help some adorable animals find forever before Christmas. In anticipation of the event, Jill along with Greg King and her friends are at the Bakerstown shelter to wash the dogs. Jill meets Baby, a ten year old terrier who arrived at the shelter after his owner was found dead on the beach the previous week. Jill takes off his collar and a safety deposit key falls out. Greg King, a South Cove police detective, obtains the items from the box hoping it will provide them with the deceased identity. The contents of the safety deposit box provide Jill with a mystery to wrap up before Christmas.
Santa Puppy is a cute and uplifting cozy mystery. There is an adorable dog that misses its owner and a deceased human that the police have been unable to identify. All our favorites characters from A Tourist Trap series are back in this Christmas novella (120 pages). I found Santa Puppy to be well-written and it moves along at a fast clip. I would suggest reading one of the full length novels in A Tourist Trap Mystery series prior to reading Santa Puppy. The story has a good moral plus it highlights the plight of our veterans. There is a hint of Christmas magic at play in this engaging Christmas story (I do not want to spoil it for you). Santa Puppy is a heartwarming Christmas cozy with a sweet ending.
Thank you for stopping by today. I know it is a busy time of year. I will see you next time when I will share my thoughts on The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans. I am trying to share with you as many Christmas books as I can before the holiday. Take care of yourself and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader