Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Giveaway!! Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Egg Drop Dead (Cackleberry Club #7) by Laura Childs


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1319 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425281701
  • Publisher: Berkley (Dec 6 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZCW4MW



TOUR PARTICIPANTS

December 4 – Varietats – Review
December 5 – Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder – REVIEW
December 5 – Varietats – REVIEW
December 6 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
December 6 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW *
December 7 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 7 – Readeropolis – REVIEW *
December 8 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 8 – Queen of All She Reads – GUEST POST
December 9 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW
December 9 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW  
December 10 – The Editing Pen – REVIEW*
December 11 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW *
December 11 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW *
December 12 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
December 12 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
December 13 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW  
December 14 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
December 14 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
December 15 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW *
December 16 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW *
December 17 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW *
December 18 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW
 


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 Book Description



In Laura Childs’s New York Times bestselling mystery series, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni—co-owners of the Cackleberry Club Café—are back to track down another bad egg…
 
Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club Café’s success, so Suzanne doesn’t mind going out to Mike Mullen’s dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She’s looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen.

But when she arrives, Mike’s nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight—the farmer’s dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club.

Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer’s murderer—but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them...



About the Author



Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. In her previous life she was CEO/Creative Director of her own marketing firm and authored several screenplays. She is married to a professor of Chinese art history, loves to travel, rides horses, enjoys fund raising for various non-profits, and has two Chinese Shar-Pei dogs.

Laura specializes in cozy mysteries that have the pace of a thriller (a thrillzy!) Her three series are:
The Tea Shop Mysteries – set in the historic district of Charleston and featuring Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop. Theodosia is a savvy entrepreneur, and pet mom to service dog Earl Grey. She’s also an intelligent, focused amateur sleuth who doesn’t rely on coincidences or inept police work to solve crimes. This charming series is highly atmospheric and rife with the history and mystery that is Charleston.

The Scrapbooking Mysteries – a slightly edgier series that take place in New Orleans. The main character, Carmela, owns Memory Mine scrapbooking shop in the French Quarter and is forever getting into trouble with her friend, Ava, who owns the Juju Voodoo shop. New Orleans’ spooky above-ground cemeteries, jazz clubs, bayous, and Mardi Gras madness make their presence known here!

The Cackleberry Club Mysteries – set in Kindred, a fictional town in the Midwest. In a rehabbed Spur station, Suzanne, Toni, and Petra, three semi-desperate, forty-plus women have launched the Cackleberry Club. Eggs are the morning specialty here and this cozy cafe even offers a book nook and yarn shop. Business is good but murder could lead to the cafe’s undoing! This series offers recipes, knitting, cake decorating, and a dash of spirituality.

Laura’s Links:

Webpage – http://www.laurachilds.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laura.childs.31


My Review

 Egg Drop Dead is the seventh Cackleberry Club by Laura Childs. I have read most books in this series and always found them to be an enjoyable read. Egg Drop Dead is no exception.

This series written by Laura Childs is set in the fictional town of Kindred. Kindred is a small midwestern town. The main character Suzanne is joined by her two friends, Toni and Petra, in running the Cackleberry Club which is combination cafe, book store and yarn shop. Finding dead bodies is also a pursuit of Suzanne! She cannot seem to stop finding them!

Suzanne is visiting their cheese supplier at his farm when she cannot find him. Farmer Mike Mullin has been murdered. And of course Suzanne discovers him. It turns out that a developer is very interested in the Mullin farm. Could that be the reason he was killed?

Great ending! Lots of action. Enjoyable cozy mystery!


 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: First Degree Mudder (Pacific Northwest #4) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1168 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (Nov. 29 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CMGS41G




Tour Participants

November 28 – Moonlight Rendezvous – REVIEW
November 28 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
November 28 – Queen of All She Reads – SPOTLIGHT
November 29 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
November 29 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
November 30 – Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW
November 30 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
December 1 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW
December 1 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
December 2 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
December 2 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST
December 3 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
December 4 – Community Bookstop – INTERVIEW
December 4 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 5 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 5 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
December 6 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST

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Book Description



When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .

Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extreme magazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .


About the Author



Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing, featuring a young journalist, Meg Reed, who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme. Only Meg’s idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.

Author Links

Web: http://www.katedyerseeley.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/katedyerseeley
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/katedyerseeleyauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katedyerseeley/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5370469.Kate_E_Dyer_Seeley

Purchase Links

Amazon  B&N  Target   IndieBound

My Review

 First Degree Mudder is the fourth book in the Pacific Northwest series by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley.

Meg Reed is based in Portland, Oregon. First Degree Mudder involves a mudder which is run that is very challenging because the track is mud filled. They have mudders nearby at Whistler every year so I was familiar with them.

Meg is signed up to do a mudder, Mud, Sweat and Beers, but her trainer is found dead. Meg sets out to discover who killed him. She is also still trying to figure out who killed her father. Good characters and interesting setting.

Good cozy mystery!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Review: No Man's Land (John Puller #4) by David Baldacci








  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1121 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 145558651X
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Nov. 15 2016)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01FQLZS1S

Book Description
 
Special Agent John Puller, combat veteran and the army's most tenacious investigator, is back in this action-packed thriller from worldwide #1 bestselling author David Baldacci.
NO MAN'S LAND

Two men. Thirty years.

John Puller's mother, Jackie, vanished thirty years ago from Fort Monroe, Virginia, when Puller was just a boy. Paul Rogers has been in prison for ten years. But twenty years before that, he was at Fort Monroe. One night three decades ago, Puller's and Rogers' worlds collided with devastating results, and the truth has been buried ever since.

Until now.

Military investigators, armed with a letter from a friend of Jackie's, arrive in the hospital room of Puller's father--a legendary three-star now sinking into dementia--and reveal that Puller Sr. has been accused of murdering Jackie.

Aided by his brother Robert Puller, an Air Force major, and Veronica Knox, who works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence organization, Puller begins a journey that will take him into his own past, to find the truth about his mother.

Paul Rogers' time is running out. With the clock ticking, he begins his own journey, one that will take him across the country to the place where all his troubles began: a mysterious building on the grounds of Fort Monroe. There, thirty years ago, the man Rogers had once been vanished too, and was replaced with a monster. And now the monster wants revenge. And the only person standing in his way is John Puller.


"[A novel of] dramatic depth and intensity...an unforgettable read...Action-packed and thought-provoking."―Associated Press

"Bestseller Baldacci makes the implausible plausible in his riveting fourth thriller featuring U.S. Army criminal investigator John Puller...Baldacci maintains tension throughout and imbues his characters with enough humanity to make readers care what happens to them."―Publishers Weekly

"Be prepared for an action-packed ride... Baldacci once again partners [John Puller] with Veronica Knox, making for a lethal and legendary combination. Anticipation intensifies on each page."―RT Book Reviews

"This thriller, featuring U.S. Army criminal investigator John Puller, has a very plausible theme with a compelling and action-packed plot....[A] riveting and heart-wrenching story...NO MAN'S LAND is an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Readers will be hooked from page one."―Military Press

"One of the most compelling characters in David Baldacci's thrillers is John Puller, a crackerjack investigator of military crimes...Twists and turns come fast and furious in the best Baldacci tradition. THE ESCAPE is much more than a thriller. It's a moving tale of two military brothers and their father, a retired Army general and fighting legend now suffering from dementia. Emotionally intense, THE ESCAPE is Baldacci's best to date."―Associated Press on The Escape

"A heck of an opening chapter, guaranteed to jettison readers into hours of addictive reading...Baldacci's last few books have been among the best in his long, busy career, and THE ESCAPE stands near the top for sheer adrenalin-fueled entertainment."―Richmond Times-Dispatch on The Escape

"Highly entertaining...THE ESCAPE is a terrific read."―CT News on The Escape

"Baldacci is a master when it comes to writing about small-town conspiracies and a lone hero who fights against all odds to clean up corruption... It might seem straightforward, but the final reveal will surprise even hardcore thriller junkies."―The Washington Post on The Forgotten

"Rife with intriguing, memorable characters and tense situations....deftly providing solid escapism in an exceptionally fast-paced tale."―Lansing State Journal on The Forgotten

"Readers expect excitement and intrigue in David Baldacci's books, and Zero Day is no exception...As Baldacci's new hero narrowly escapes countless close calls, the pairing of the author's imagination and knowledge create a wild ride for the reader. Puller is gutsy, brash and likable. Best of all, he survives to reappear in the next book of this new series."―The Free-Lance Star on Zero Day


About the Author

 David Baldacci writes because he can't imagine not writing. He published his first novel, Absolute Power, in 1996; one year later, it was adapted for film, with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. In total, David has published 30 novels for adults; all have been national and international bestsellers, and several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into more than 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print worldwide. David has also published five novels for children. We don't know when he sleeps.

A lifelong Virginian, David graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia School of Law, after which he practiced law in Washington, D.C.

David and his wife, Michelle, are the co-founders of the Wish You Well Foundation®, which supports family and adult literacy in the United States. In 2008 the Foundation partnered with Feeding America to launch Feeding Body & Mind, a program to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through Feeding Body & Mind, more than 1 million new and used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

David and his family live in Virginia.


My Review

  No Man's Land is the fourth book in the John Puller series by David Baldacci. As with everything written by Baldacci, No Man's Land is a great read.

No Man's Land centers on the story of John Puller's mother Jackie's disappearance from an army base 30 years ago. The mystery had never been solved and Puller had put it out of his mind until new information surfaced. A woman accuses Puller's father of having killed his wife. This accusation reawakens Puller's memories and he won't be happy until he figures out what happened to his mom. His career is in jeopardy the more he digs.

This is a great story. I had trouble putting the book down. I have loved every book in this series. I highly recommend No Man's Land.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Crime and Catnip (Nick and Nora Mysteries #3) by T.C. LoTempio




  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1185 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 042527022X
  • Publisher: Berkley (Dec 6 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZCW4ZY


TOUR PARTICIPANTS

November 30 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
November 30 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 1 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
December 2 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 2 – Community Bookstop –  REVIEW
December 3 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 3 – The Power of Words – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 4 – Mystery Playground – CHARACTER INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 4 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 5 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
December 5 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT
December 5 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 6 – Melina’s Book Blog –  REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 6 – Readeropolis – REVIEW
December 7 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
December 7 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 7 – Varietats – Review
December 8 – Book Babble – REVIEW
December 8 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
December 8 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
December 9 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
December 9 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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Book Description

Nick and Nora aren’t just pussyfooting around this time as they deal with a missing person’s case and murder.




While catering a gala for the Cruz Museum, Nora Charles agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece, a case previously undertaken by her frisky feline friend Nick’s former owner, a private eye whose whereabouts are also currently unknown.

As Nora and her curious cat Nick pull at the string of clues, they begin to unravel a twisted tale of coded messages, theft, false identities, murder, and international espionage. Nora dares to hope that the labyrinth of leads will not only help them locate the missing young woman, but also solve the disappearance of the detective. That’s if Nora can stay alive long enough to find him...
  
INCLUDES DELICIOUS SANDWICH RECIPES


Praise for the National Bestselling Nick and Nora Mysteries

“Nick and Nora are a winning team.”—Rebecca Hale, New York Times bestselling author

“Nick and Nora are the purrfect sleuthy duo!”—Victoria Laurie, New York Times bestselling author

“A clever debut featuring a wild and furry sleuthing duo…a big ‘paws-up’ for Meow If It’s Murder!...a fast-paced cozy mystery spiced with a dash of romance and topped with a big slice of ‘cat-itude.’”—Ali Brandon, New York Times bestselling author

“Claws for Alarm is clever, imaginative, and entertaining as a kitten stalking a make-believe mouse...As a die-hard fan of cats and cozies, I’m putting T. C. LoTempio’s Nick and Nora Mysteries at the top of my Must-Read list.”—Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author


About the Author

While Toni Lotempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. She (and ROCCO, albeit he’s uncredited) pen the Nick and Nora mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime – and in Spring 2017, the new CAT RESCUE msyteries from Crooked Lane! She, Rocco and company make their home in Clifton, New Jersey, just twenty minutes from the Big Apple – New York. Catch up with them at www.tclotempio.com and www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

Author Links

Where to find them:
ROCCO’s blog:
www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com
Website:
www.tclotempio.com
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/toni.lotempio.5
Twitter:
@RoccoBlogger
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/

Purchase Links

Amazon        B&N

My Review

Crime and Catnip is the third Nick and Nora Mystery by T.C. LoTempio. This is the first book in the series that I have read. It can easily be read as a stand alone novel even though it is part of a series.

Crime and Catnip features Nora and her cat Nick. Nick was previously owned by a detective who is missing. Nora hopes to find out what happened to him. Nora caters a  gala for the Cruz Museum and agrees to look into the disappearance of director Violet Crenshaw’s niece. Nick's former owner had been working on that case before his disappearance.

Interesting cozy mystery. The cat Nick plays a large role in the story and the solving of the mystery. Enjoyable and suspense filled mystery for fans of cozies and fans of cats!



Monday, November 28, 2016

Great Escapes Book Tour: A Killer Location: A Home Sweet Home Mystery by Sarah T. Hobart



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2262 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Alibi (Nov. 22 2016)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AQNZQB8




Tour Participants

November 21 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
November 22 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
November 22 – Readsalot – SPOTLIGHT
November 23 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
November 23 – Books,Dreams,Life – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
November 24 – THANKSGIVING U.S.
November 25 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
November 25 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST
November 26 – Booklady’s Booknotes – REVIEW
November 26 – LibriAmoriMiei
November 27 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW
November 28 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
November 28 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST
November 29 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW
November 30 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT
December 1 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – REVIEW
December 1 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
December 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
December 2 – T’s Stuff – SPOTLIGHT
December 3 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT




Book Description

 As this captivating cozy mystery series featuring real estate agent Sam Turner continues, a dream home turns into a crime scene when murder intrudes on an open house.

Thanks to a few sales and a self-help book on becoming a super-agent, Sam Turner is well on her way to becoming real estate royalty in Arlinda, her eccentric hometown on the Northern California coast. And after settling into her new house with her teenage son, she’s finally a homeowner, too. Sure, things aren’t perfect—for example, her sister still doesn’t know that Sam is dating her ex, police chief Bernie Aguilar—but perfect is boring. And Sam’s life is never boring.

When Sam’s boss, Everett Sweet, assigns her an open house in Arlinda’s most exclusive neighborhood, she brushes up on her super-agent tips, hoping to wow potential buyers. But there’s nothing in the manual about stumbling upon the owner’s dead body halfway through the tour. When suspicion falls on her boss, Sam and her co-workers are suddenly out of work, their real estate licenses suspended. Now, with her job on the line and a mortgage to pay, Sam will need every trick in the book to clear Everett’s name.


About the Author



Sarah Hobart is a real estate agent and former newspaper reporter in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and two children in a majestic fixer-upper overlooking State Highway 101.

Purchase Links:
Amazon      B&N

My Review

 A Killer Location is the second book in the Home Sweet Home Mystery series by author Sarah T. Hobart. This is the first book of Hobart's that I have read.

A Killer Location is set in coastal Northern California in a town called Arlinda. I am thinking it is most likely representative of the city of Eureka which is a beautiful historic town that I have visited often. Realtor Sam Turner holds an open house in an exclusive area of Arlinda where a body is discovered in the house...the body is the homeowner's. Sam's police chief boyfriend Bernie who happens to be her ex-brother-in-law in on the case. But Sam is determined to solve it first.

Good cozy mystery! Cozy mystery fans will enjoy A Killer Location.






Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bible Review: NIV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Pink Floral: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses by Zondervan Publishing









  • Hardcover: 1408 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310445167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310445166

Book Description



 The NIV Journal the WordTM Bible allows you to creatively express yourself every day with plenty of room for notes or verse art journaling next to your treasured verses. With unique and sophisticated covers, this single-column edition features thick cream-colored paper with lightly ruled lines in the extra-wide margins, perfect to reflect on God’s Word and enhance your study.

Excellent for a gift or for personal use, it can also be a cherished heirloom to pass on to future generations with your personal writings inside! This exquisitely designed floral cloth over board edition is likely to become a lifelong treasure.

Features of this treasured Bible include:

  • Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections
  • Thicker cream paper for enduring note-taking
  • Full text of the most read, most trusted modern-English Bible – the New International Version (NIV)
  • Easy-to-read black-letter text
  • Lays flat in your hand or on your desk
  • Ribbon marker


My Review

The NIV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Pink Floral: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses by Zondervan Publishing is a beautiful bible. I fell in love with the cover as soon as I saw it online. It is just as beautiful in person. I love the colours of pink and purple.

I have always wanted a journaling bible and am now thrilled to own one. The standard print is easy to read without reading glasses for me. The pages are substantial so I will be able to write my thoughts, prayers and reflections without worrying about ruining the bible. It has lovely wide margins perfect for journaling.

The NIV, Journal the Word Bible is the standard NIV Bible. It is not a study bible. It does not have illustrations, maps or other information. It is a straightforward NIV bible with plenty of room for journaling.

I am thrilled with this gorgeous bible perfect for reflecting, journaling or drawing. I highly recommend the NIV, Journal the Word Bible, Cloth over Board, Pink Floral: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite Verses.








Review: Montana Secret Santa (Love at the Chocolate Shop #3) by Debra Salonen







  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1305 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing (Dec 1 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M1AO5RM

Book Description

 Ad exec Krista Martin, while feeling more Grinch than elf, still jumps at the chance to co-chair Marietta’s Secret Santa Society. Why not? Especially since brilliant, attractive, and innovative tech wunderkind Jonah Andrews has agreed to help. He’s well connected and Krista’s hoping for some advice on rebooting her career.

Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he’s had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah’s positive he’s glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa… and in love.



Love at the Chocolate Shop series
Book 1: Melt My Heart, Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael
Book 2: A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone
Book 3: Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen
Book 4: The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek
More books in the series coming soon


 

About the Author

 - Born and raised in Brookings, South Dakota. Youngest of five (much youngest). A Baby Boomer who married her high school sweetheart (our lockers were side-by-side). Mother of two, grandmother of three darling princesses, dog mother of 2.5 mutts.

- Graduate of South Dakota State University with a Master’s degree in Geography and History.

- Job history: taxi driver, flax seed counter, cartographer, rural mail carrier, substitute teacher, secretary/community liaison for Merced College’s Child Development Center, bookkeeper, journalist, author.

- First sale story: June, 1999, to Harlequin Superromance. Total number of books sold to Harlequin =27.

- Honors and awards: Romantic Times BOOKreviews, 2006 Series Storyteller of the Year. Winner: Best Superromance of 2010: Until He Met Rachel. Nominated for Desert Quill in 2008.

- First book published by Tule Press, summer 2014: Cowgirl Come Home. The Big Sky Mavericks series opens Aug. 2014 with: Nobody's Cowboy.


My Review

Montana Secret Santa is the third book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series by Tule Publishing. This book is written by Debra Salonen. I always enjoy Salonen's books.

I really enjoyed Montana Secret Santa. It was a short sweet read that is perfect for the Christmas season. Both Krista and Jonah are people that I would enjoy knowing. I like that the Chocolate Shop series has continuing characters. I like the town of Marietta. It is an adorable town in the middle of one of the most scenic areas in the US.

Montana Secret Santa has everything a reader would want in a Christmas romance. Highly recommend for romance readers.