Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review and Giveaway: "Killer in Crinolines" by Duffy Brown


Killer in Crinolines is #2 in the Consignment Shop Mystery series by Duffy Brown. 
This series is filled with Southern humor and wonderful characters!  I look forward to each edition of this series and I'm honored to be a member of Duffy Brown's Street Team! 

More about "Killer in Crinolines"
It’s August in Savannah, Georgia—hardly the season for a traditional Southern wedding with hoopskirts and crinolines. One could die from the heat—or from a cake knife in the back...

Reagan Summerside should be devoting all her energy to her consignment shop the Prissy Fox. But when her dear friend Chantilly Parker is arrested for murder, Reagan vows to clear her name. The victim is Simon Ambrose, who’s found lying in his own wedding cake with a knife in his back.


Chantilly has motive (Simon broke her heart to marry wealthy Waynetta Waverly) and opportunity (crashing the wedding in her UPS delivery truck). And she has cake on her face, and the stolen bridesmaid dress the killer wore is in her truck. But Chantilly would never wear crinoline to kill a man!



Duffy Brown has two cozy series:  
The Consignment Shop Mystery series and The Cycle Path Mystery series. 
 Read more about both of these series on Duffy's website here.  


My Review:

I love this series!  I enjoy all the characters, including Reagan and her Aunt Kiki.  Reagan and her Aunt work hard trying to solve this mystery.

Chantilly is in trouble as the prime suspect in this murder, but Reagan does not think that Chantilly killed Simon.   As Reagan tracks down clues ( and gets into some trouble ) around town, she tries hard to prove that Chantilly is not guilty.

I like the relationship between Reagan and Boone.  They are really cute together, as he tries to protect and help her when she is in trouble.
There are twists and turns in the mystery that leaves you surprised until the end.

With the interesting setting and charming characters this cozy is one that should be on your To Be Read list!











I'm giving away my gently read signed copy of
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Spotlight - "What Color is Monday" by Carrie Cariello

Do you know someone with Autism?  Chances are - you do. 
1 in 68 American Children have been diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum.  My son is Autistic.
To Read more about Autism - visit the Autism Speaks Website

"What Color is Monday" by Carrie Cariello



Book description from Carrie Cariello's website

Raising five children would be challenge enough for most parents, but when one of them has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, life becomes a bit more chaotic, a lot more emotional, and full of fascinating glimpses into a unique child’s different way of thinking. In this moving memoir, Carrie Cariello invites us to take a peek into exactly what it takes to get through each day juggling the needs of her whole family. Through hilarious mishaps, honest insights, and heartfelt letters addressed to her children, she shows us the beauty and wonder of raising a child who views the world through a different lens, and how ultimately autism changed her family for the better.

I have been reading "What Color is Monday" and find it very interesting and insightful.  I really like how this Author explains Autism and helps the reader to understand it better.


World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 is a time to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global public health priority. To commemorate this, Autism Speaks started the Light It Up Blue (#LIUB) autism awareness campaign. 

Visit the Light It Up Blue website 



Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spring is almost here!


Spring and Fall are my favorite months of the year! 


The weather has been really nice in my area recently and I'm looking forward to Spring!

I'm currently reading "A Girls Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber. 

In this powerful and uplifting novel a mother and her daughter-in-law bravely leave their troubled marriages and face the challenge of starting over. Leaning on each other, Nichole and Leanne discover that their inner strength and capacity for love are greater than they ever imagined. 




What is on your reading list?



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Setting Goals - Planners and Calendars

Its a New Year!   What are your Goals?  

Do you use a Day Planner?  Or..a Calendar on your Phone for your Appointments and Reminders?   I use both of these.  They help to remind me of my daily tasks, Birthdays, and Appointments.  

 Here is a photo of my Day Planner that I bought a couple of years ago. 




 There are several features that I like about this Planner :  Monthly and Weekly pages, Address list, Birthday pages, Clear ziploc type page to keep notes in, and a handy pen loop on the side of the Planner.

What are your Goals for 2016?


My Goals include to exercise more, eat healthier, finish some books that I have started, and to post often on my blog.  =)  I'm looking forward to seeing what this New Year brings!


I have added some Planners to my Amazon store

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**Stay tuned for my Review and a Giveaway for "Killer in Crinolines"  (Consignment Shop Mystery #2 ) by Duffy Brown coming soon!  


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