Happy March 1. February blew by so quickly. Cookin' the Books by Amy Patricia Meade is out today. It is the first book in A Tish Tarragon Mystery series. Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse releases on March 5 with Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson. Trouble on the Books by Essie Lang publishes on March 13. It is the first A Castle Bookshop Mystery series.
A Charming Blend by Tonya Kappes takes us on a magical journey to Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Roxy Bloom and Patrick Cane received a gift card for Full Moon Treesort which they feel will be the perfect place for their honeymoon. They will be in town to witness the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. June Heal, owner of A Charming Cure, learns from The Whispering Falls Newspaper that Roxy has an inquisitive nature, and they need to keep an eye on her while in town. June wants to keep Roxy focused on Patrick while she is in town and not on the peculiarities of Whispering Falls. When Roxy comes into A Charming Cure, June whips her up a special potion. Roxy Mr. Prince Charming is kept busy tailing Roxy, but he cannot prevent her from tripping over a dead man in Santa’s sleigh. June’s special abilities are put to test in attempting to keep Roxy away from the murder investigation. Roxy, though, is one determined and curious woman especially when she observes some oddities. Will Whispering Falls survive Roxy’s visit?
A Charming Blend is a crossover novella featuring June Heal from A Magical Cures Mystery series and Roxy Bloom from A Killer Coffee Mystery series. Fans of both series will enjoy this spirited story. Tonya Kappes has an engaging writing style. I am immediately drawn into the story and do not want leave until I finished the very last word. A Charming Blend is a whimsical and humorous cozy mystery. It has a quick pace and can easily be read in one sitting. Roxy and June coming together was highly entertaining. I fond myself laughing frequently while reading A Charming Blend. The mystery is light but that is natural considering the book length. Mr. Prince Charming is a clever feline and his final scene will have you giggling. Admirers of Tonya Kappes’ two series will be enchanted with A Charming Blend.
A Charming Blend is available through Amazon's Kindle Unlimited. I appreciate you visiting today. Tomorrow I will share my thoughts on Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. It is the twenty-fourth A Hannah Swensen Mystery. The ending will have your mouth dropping in surprise. I am off to the grocery store to stock on my what my fur babies deem are necessities (treats, bones). I hope you have a bewitching day. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
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