Apr 202014
 

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
Book Journey”.
It’s a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend!!

Now here’s my recap of last week’s reading and what I am planning this week.
*All books are linked to Amazon

FINISHED

Sugar and Iced (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)

Review Will Be Up Tomorrow!

A Roux of Revenge (A Soup Lover’s Mystery)

Connie Will Be Here For Cozy Wednesday This  Week!!

The Whole Cat and Caboodle: Second Chance Cat Mystery

Review Will Be Up Thursday!

Come Home

My Just For Fun Read For April
I stayed up late to finish this one!

ON DECK THIS WEEK

Dyed and Gone (Azalea March Mystery)

The Great Escapes Book Tour For This Book Stops Here Next Week!

Then I am going to do a little catch up on books
I didn’t get to read when they first came out.

Eggs in a Casket (A Cackleberry Club Mystery)

This one also helps my A-Z Alphabet Soup Challenge

Cat Nap (A Sunny & Shadow Mystery)

For Review

Drizzled with Death (A Sugar Grove Mystery)

For Review

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Apr 202014
 

The Sunday Salon.com

The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

happy easter
The Easter Bunny stopped by Nana and Papa’s house and left baskets for the grandkids. We are off today to spend Easter with our family at my daughter Katy’s and to deliver the goodies. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

 

weekly rewind credited235Weekly Rewind – April 14 – 19, 2014

Monday -It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Tuesday -Review: Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Wednesday -Cozy Wednesday with Beverly Allen – Author of Bloom and Doom (Giveaway too!)

PLUS:   Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway

Thursday -Review/Giveaway: Never Come Back by David Bell

Friday -Review: Marriage Can Be Murder by Susan Santangelo

Saturday -Murder in the Dog Park & Dog Spelled Backwards Great Excapes Book Tour Stop

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Apr 192014
 

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Murder in the Dog Park/Dog Spelled Backwards
by Jill Yesko

Dog Park coverMurder in the Dog Park
Mystery
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Baxter World Publishing (May 28, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0985485207
File Size: 242 KB
Print Length: 128 pages
ASIN: B00A10IU7O
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Synopsis

Discovering a brutally murdered boy in a rainy dog park sends misanthropic private detective Jane Ronson on a journey through Baltimore’s gritty underbelly. Aided by a sexy cop, a bad-ass bull terrier, and an only-in-Baltimore cast of characters, Jane must use her computer-hacking and street-fighting skills to save her only family member from being framed as the killer.

 

DogSpelledBackwards
Dog Spelled Backwards: An Unholy Mystery
Mystery
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Baxter World Publishing (August 17, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0985485214
File Size: 1355 KB
Print Length: 118 pages
ASIN: B00FDXQVO8
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Synopsis

Private investigator Jane Ronson suffers from oppositional defiant disorder, the uncontrollable urge to punch first then ask questions later. When a rabbi with a shady past offers her a bag of cash to spy on a rival rabbi, Jane jumps at the chance to make what think will be easy money. To get her cash, Jane impersonates an Orthodox Jewish woman and infiltrates a black market kidney ring in Baltimore’s Orthodox community. Between Russian gangsters and double crosses, Jane is number one on everyone’s hit list. To save her life, she forms an alliance with a religious woman and confronts a family.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Jill Yesko has created a wonderful protagonist. Jane lives by her rules, she is tough and gritty and really doesn’t care what other people think about her at all. She loves her dog and she loves her man and she puts herself right in the middle of some very dicey situations. I like her and am engaged by her story.

My problem is with the content of the stories. The first novella lays the groundwork, introduces us to the characters, but the mystery falls short. It is more a series of coincidences.  The second novella has a great mystery and the characters continue to evolve a bit but it is a little disjointed. I wish the author would have melded these two novellas into just one book. The coincidences in the first would make a great subplot when meshed together with the second. The characters would flow better as well.

Separately I would give the first story 3 stars and the second 4 stars but together they would make “A Perfect Escape” and receive 5 stars.

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Dollycas

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Jill Yesko HeadshotAbout This Author

Jill Yesko’s 20+ year writing career has included stints as a sport writer, NPR commentator and investigative reporter. She’s written about everything from body piercing to human pyramids in Spain. After a solo trek around the world, Jill was profiled as an “adventurous traveler” in O, the Oprah magazine. Before becoming a writer, Jill was a national-class cyclist and graduate and cartographer. A New Jersey native, Jill now patrols Baltimore’s dog parks with her basset hound.

 

Author Links

www.murderinthedogpark.com
http://murderinthedogpark.blogspot.com

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Check out the rest of the tour!!

Tour Participants

April 14 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review
April 15 – Mommasez… – Review, Guest Post
April 16 – readalot blog – Review
April 17 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview
April 18 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Guest Post
April 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review
April 21- deal sharing aunt – Guest Post
April 22 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
April 22 – fuonlyknew ~ Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews – Review
April 23 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers  – Review
April 24 – fundinmental – Guest Post
April 25 – Thoughts in Progress – Review, Interview
April 26 – Chloe Gets a Clue  – Interview
April 27 – Melina Book Blog – Guest Post
April 28 – Teena in Toronto – Review
April 29 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review
April 30 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Guest Post

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Apr 182014
 

Marriage Can Be Murder, Every Wife Has A Story
3rd Book in Series
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Baby Boomer Mysteries Press (July 1, 2012)
Mass Market Paperback: 237 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0985779900
E-Book File Size: 455 KB
ASIN: B008LC1OK4
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Empty-nester Carol Andrews is thrilled when daughter Jenny announces her engagement. She’s dreamed of planning her daughter’s wedding since the day Jenny was born. But with only two months to pull together a destination wedding on Nantucket, Jenny insists on hiring Cinderella Weddings to organize the event. Father-of-the-bride Jim objects to the cost, and Carol objects to having her opinion ignored. When Carol finds the wedding planner dead at the bottom of a creepy staircase at a Nantucket inn, and the cheating husband of Carol’s BFF Nancy is accused of her death, Carol has more to worry about than getting to the church on time!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I have really enjoyed the Baby Boomer Mystery Series. I really enjoyed this one until the last few chapters too.

Carol Andrews is a great character and her “Beloved” Jim wasn’t even driving me crazy this time as he had in previous installments.  I enjoy that the story is told from Carol’s point of view and the reader is even treated to what she is thinking. She also converses directly with the reader at times. This really makes her sense of humor shine and makes us chuckle as well.

I love the idea of a destination wedding and Nantucket sounds like an ideal place to have one.

Santangelo crafted a great murder too and was very clever to connect the current murder to another death that happened  in the exact same place many years ago. The book was well written and was flowing perfectly.

Then suddenly the topic of cyber-bullying is introduced and the whole thing started to fall apart for me. I just didn’t believe the final outcome of the mystery. This theme needed to be developed more and sooner in the story to make it credible for me.

But the thing that really turned me off was the way two very important parts of the story, events that were building throughout  the entire book are wrapped up in the final chapter with Carol basically telling us what happened or what her “beloved” allowed her share with us. I really felt cheated. Like I was one of the wedding guests cut from the final list of invitations but was invited over to look at the pictures months after the event happened. This isn’t meant to be a spoiler but it really fits one of the two important things that happened.

I have the next book in the series, Class Reunions Can Be Murder, coming up in my reading schedule soon and I sure hope it doesn’t end like this one. I really like Carol and her family including her canine kids.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Apr 172014
 

never come backNever Come Back
New American Library (October 1, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Trade Paperback: 448 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451417510
E-Book File Size: 2151 KB
ASIN: B00BDQ3A20
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Leslie Hampton’s life revolves around the care of her special needs son.  Her daughter, Elizabeth,  is going to college for her Master’s Degree and that keeps her quite busy. When her mother asks her to make a commitment to take care of Ronnie if she passes away they get into a huge fight.

Weeks go by and Leslie passes away very unexpectedly. The police believe her son Ronnie killed her in a fit of temper. Elizabeth can’t believe her brother would hurt their mother. In fact she can’t think of anyone that would want to hurt Leslie Hampton.  Her mother’s death catapults  “Elizabeth into a world of danger and double lives that undoes everything she thought she knew….”

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I am kicking myself for waiting so long to read this book! Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. David Bell owes me a good night sleep because even as I finished the book I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

Ronnie has Down’s Syndrome but you could tell his mother and his therapists really had done a good job with  him. He was rocked by his mother’s death and all the aftermath. That would have been extremely hard on anyone let alone a young man with his disorder.

I really felt compassion for Elizabeth as well. We have all had disagreements with our parents and we never think that could be the last conversation we have with them. She also is a very closed off person, afraid to let anyone in to help her, much like her mother. I think she had a really hard time growing up with her mother devoting all her time to Ronnie and even saying to Elizabeth that the reason she was born was that there needed to be someone to take care of Ronnie when she was gone. Then after her mother passes away she has to deal with Ronnie plus all the secrets her mother kept from her. It was heartbreaking.

Bell has written a psychological mystery with more twists than a corkscrew and the last one really threw me. His writing always has layers, some are written out there right on the page and for others you need to read between the lines. He also writes in such a way that the reader is so drawn in that it is very hard to put the book down.

The one drawback that I have found with all 3 David Bell novels is that the book synopses on the back of the book and used for promotion gives too much away. That is why I don’t read more than the first line or two of a synopsis. If it draws me in I’ll read the book. I definitely don’t want to know any of the twists or crucial parts of the mysteries. A synopsis shouldn’t be a spoiler it should be a teaser to make you want to read the story.

This was my favorite Bell mystery so far. I am really looking forward to the next one.

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Dollycas

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To find out more about David Bell check out his webpage here.

Thanks to the people at Penguin I have 2 copies to give away!

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Apr 162014
 

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4th Annual Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
April 17th to 24th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Read Now Sleep Later

CLICK TO HOP TO OVER 100 MORE GIVEAWAYS!!

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A Rendezvous to Die For

Cozy Mystery
Self Published (June 14, 2012)
Trade Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1257931323
E-Book File Size: 408 KB
ASIN: B007JZT0MS

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Exciting action on the Rez! A brand new sleuth sorts out clues from an 1830s world!

Photographer Cassandra Cassidy has left her big city life behind in New York and is just getting settled in a small town in Minnesota.

She wasn’t really sure what she would find at the Prairie River Trappers’ Rendezvous but was hoping to take enough good pictures to sell so she could pay her rent. The last thing she expected to find was a dead body. A body of someone she knew and really hated. Then to find herself as one of the suspects really put things in a new light. She decided it was up to her to track down the killer before she found herself totally out of the picture.

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Truth Kills:
An Angelina Bonaparte Mystery

New Series
Cozy Mystery
Published by Cozy Cat Press (July 26, 2013)’
Trade Paperback: 250 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939816139
E-Book File Size: 485 KB
ASIN: B00E7XIKRG

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Librarian-turned-private-investigator Angelina Bonaparte is a woman on a mission: to uncover deception.

Angie has plenty of experience with lying, cheating and cover-ups – and not just because of her former husband. Working as a P.I. means tracking down deadbeats and exposing unfaithful spouses. Now she’s been asked by a betrayed wife to prove her cheating husband innocent of the murder of his lover. Angie’s heart tells her to let the skunk rot in prison, but her head convinces her that adultery is not grounds for incarceration.

The investigation introduces Angie to police detective Ted Wukowski. He is a cop that has come to believe woman have no place near a murder investigation so of course sparks of all kinds fly between the two. Maybe together they can not only catch the killer but work out a few of their own personal issues as well.

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Apr 162014
 

cozy wednesday 2013 640Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!!

I am super excited to Welcome Cozy Author Beverly Allen
to Escape With Dollycas Today!!

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It’s time to shake off the doldrums of a long winter and escape to a leisurely stroll in a flower garden. Just for your visit, we’ve even removed the bees. Our guide through the garden is Audrey Bloom.

bloom and doomWhat? Never heard of her? Maybe it’s because she’s a new kid on the block. Bloom and Doom, the first book in the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries, just released April 1st.

Audrey Bloom has a gift, it seems. Yes, she’s a talented florist who designs and creates gorgeous bridal bouquets, most based on the language of flowers. But at the beginning of Bloom and Doom, she learns that all of the brides who have carried one of her bouquets down the aisle are still happily together with their spouses.

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Foxglove ~Insincerity

That’s quite a record. And the book begins as a local reporter wants to learn the secret of her marriage success rate.

“Marriage success rate?” Audrey says. “Ha!”

Lily of the Valley ~Return of Happiness

Lily of the Valley ~Return of Happiness

Parts of the book grew naturally out of my own life. Audrey grew up spending summers with her beloved Grandma Mae and her cousin Liv. (I have a Grandma Bea–she just turned 90– and a cousin Lisa.) Audrey has had more than one career: dropping out of nursing school to become a florist. I went to school for engineering, but travelled a circuitous route to become a writer.

But other parts of the book took research. I’m a crafty person, but flower arranging was one of the few crafts that was never on my radar, due to some rather severe allergies. Even though I scouted out some wonderful “flower people” to help me with Audrey’s arrangements, I decided that I needed some hands-on training. So I enrolled in a course with a local florist.

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Marigolds – Grief and Pain

Eyes burning and nose running, I wore gloves to protect my skin from the sap and managed to muddle through enough to be able to write the scenes at the florist shop. But it also gave me an idea for a character. The highly allergic Kane Bixby, police chief of Ramble, Virginia, gets more than a little touchy when all his crime scenes are suddenly filled with flowers!

Variegated Tulip ~ Beautiful Eyes

Variegated Tulip ~ Beautiful Eyes

Audrey’s arrangements have an interesting twist. She’s not just concerned about the color, size, and shape of flowers, but also their meaning in the old Victorian language of flowers. Determining flower meanings can be difficult, since modern florists have assigned positive meanings to all the flowers–something the Victorians never did. Probably because they want to sell flowers! But I was able to come upon a lovely reprint which I use extensively. In her attempt to find flowers with the perfect meaning for a given arrangement, Audrey on occasion will use flowers that many modern florists might not. Good thing they have a great local supplier.

Peony ~Anger --~Bashfulness or Shame

Peony ~Anger –~Bashfulness or Shame

Wisteria ~Welcome Fair Stranger

Wisteria ~Welcome Fair Stranger

All the wedding research went double-duty. At the same time I’ve planned at least one wedding for each book in this series, we’ve also been planning for a wedding in our family: our daughter will be married this June. Together, we’ve scoured through Pinterest and watched hours of reality shows from Four Weddings to Bridezillas to Say Yes to the Dress (and more), gleaning ideas of what to do–and in many cases, what not to do. The difference is that she’s having a lovely, tasteful wedding, while Audrey’s brides seem to plan over-the-top events where things could go awry.

And I love giving it that little push.

My daughter doesn’t want to use any of Audrey’s bouquets, though. Maybe it’s because someone keeps showing up dead?

~Beverly

To find out more about Beverly Allen visit her webpage here.

 

bloom and doomBloom and Doom
(A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery)

Brand New Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (April 1, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Ben Perini
Cover Design by Diana Kolsky
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425264973
E-Book File Size: 2818 KB
ASIN: B00F9F0SXU
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As the co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, Audrey Bloom creates magnificent flower arrangements for brides to be. Though helping to plan a wedding can be stressful, it’s nothing compared to the groom turning up dead.

Audrey’s creations are inspired by the language of flowers – their Victorian meanings.  She is stunned to realize that every couple married with her flowers is still happily married, not one divorce in the bunch.

Unfortunately her childhood friend Jenny Whitney may break that record. She is set to marry the most eligible bacjelor in town but before she can even walk down the aisle with what Audrey calls a “floral disaster” (a blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow) the groom is found dead and Jenny is the prime suspect. Audrey decides to do a little digging on her own hoping her co-workers won’t be making floral arrangements for her funeral next.

Dollycas’s Thoughts 

“Marriages and murder…flowers and felonies…cake and catastrophe”…what FUN!!!

Audrey is a treasure as is her cousin Olivia. The rest of the supporting cast is great too. I especially like Kane Bixby, police chief of Ramble, who like me is allergic to flowers, although I must say as I have aged my allergy has lessened so maybe there is hope for Kane. It was quite comical that he had to be surrounded by flowers for the entire investigation. Audrey’s interest in the Victorian meanings of the flowers was very appealing and added that little extra touch to the story.

Throughout the story The Rose in Bloom staff works extra hard to make the many flower arrangements for the funeral of groom who comes from a very important family and  another high profile wedding. They even had to call in some extra reinforcements to help get everything done and delivered on time. It was crazy and I loved it!!

Allen also developed a strong mystery with plenty of suspects and twists that kept me guessing right up to the end.

Beverly Allen has found her cozy voice and this story is blooming awesome!! She has laid a great foundation for the series going forward.

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Dollycas

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Thanks to the people at Penguin I have 1 copy to give away!

Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old
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Apr 152014
 

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Guidebook to Murder
A Tourist Trap Mystery
New Cozy Series!
Published by Kensington Trade (April 17, 2014)
Paperback: 226 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601833044
E-Book File Size: 1128 KB
ASIN: B00FY54N72
B&N ISBN-13: 9781601832382
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South Cove California is a tourist stop along the coast. Jill Gardner owns Coffee, Books, and More  and she just wants to make enough to keep the business open. She is relatively new to the town. It was meeting Miss Emily one day that convinced her to move to South Cove. Miss Emily is an elderly woman who has had a bunch of businesses crop up around her home. Her house needs a lot of work but when she receives a letter telling her the town council is going to condemn her home or force he to sell to a big developer she calls Jill in a panic. Jill calms her down and tells her they will work things out. But before that can happen Miss Emily passes away very unexpectedly. She leaves her home and all its problems to Jill, but Jill thinks Miss Emily was murdered and sets out to prove it even as the killer tries to puts Jill out of business permanently.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I knew I was going to love this book and I sure did. Jill Gardner is a great character. She is down to earth and her confidence while shaky at the start continues to grow throughout the story. She also likes food and she features some tasty treats in her shop. There will be even more if Aunt Jackie has her way.

Aunt Jackie is a lot like my mom was, do things now and get permission for them later. Jill asks Aunt Jackie to help her with the store as she deals with Miss Emily’s house and all that entails and Jackie took “help” to a whole new level. I was laughing out loud.

I was sad that Miss Emily became the murder victim. She was quite a woman and she has a few secrets. I would have loved to spend more time with her.

South Cove is also home to Detective Greg King. A handsome guy that just keeps running into Jill. The sexual tension is thick enough to cut with a knife. It is going to be fun watching this relationship progress.

The mystery is great too, I just wish I had Jill’s energy, not only does she find out what happened to Miss Emily and why, she also makes substantial repairs to Miss Emily house. Of course she has outside contractors to help but just pulling everything together while painting and decorating was miraculous and a joy to read.

There is a lot going on in this book. The pages just flew. I have been trapped by this Tourist Trap mystery and can’t wait to be trapped again by Mission to Murder coming July 31, 2014.

a perfect escape5 STARFISH

Dollycas

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Find out more about Lynn Cahoon on her webpage here.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Apr 132014
 

This great meme is hosted by Sheila at
Book Journey”.
It’s a great way to start the week and
find out what other bloggers are reading.
My To-Be-Read pile has grown to an
unbelievable number thanks to this meme.

This past Saturday thunderstorms rolled through our area all day. My daughter brought her boys up to visit and we spent the afternoon playing and watching the movie Frozen. They had watched it several times and thought it was time Nana and Papa watched it too. I really enjoyed it and was very surprised by the twist near the end. She also brought us Kaden’s school picture and pictures from Remington’s recent trip to the photographer.

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This one is just too cute. He doesn’t go anywhere with his “wubby” (blanket).

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Kaden – Kindergarten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now here’s my recap of last week’s reading and what I am planning this week.
*All books are linked to Amazon

FINISHED

Guidebook to Murder

Review Will Be Up Tomorrow

Bloom and Doom (A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery)

Beverly will be here for Cozy Wednesday this week!!

Never Come Back

Review Will Be Up On Thursday with a Giveaway!

Marriage Can Be Murder, Every Wife Has A Story

Review Will Be Up Friday!!

Murder in the Dog Park: Bad Girl. Good Cop. Bad Dog.

Dog Spelled Backwards: An Unholy Mystery

Jill’s Great Escapes Book Tour Starts Today and will be stopping here on Saturday!!

ON DECK THIS WEEK

Sugar and Iced (Cupcake Bakery Mystery)

For Review

A Roux of Revenge (A Soup Lover’s Mystery)

Connie Will Be Here For Cozy Wednesday Next Week!!

The Whole Cat and Caboodle: Second Chance Cat Mystery

For Review and my A-Z Challenge.

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Apr 132014
 

The Sunday Salon.com

The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

SUNDAY POSTThe Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer
~ It’s a chance to share news~
A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Spring is coming to Wisconsin and sadly with that comes grass fires. This was the scene just outside of town on Friday. The fire was started by someone burning trash or leaves and the wind picked up and the fire was quickly out of control.  The fire covered 600 acres, luckily no one was injured and no homes were damaged. Smoke closed down a highway and that and the flames could be seen for miles. My dad was a fireman and I grew up with him telling stories how small little fires can because huge fires in seconds and him explaining to people why he would not issue burning permits on days like Friday. While watching the news last night I learned that there were 9 similar fires throughout southern Wisconsin on Friday.  You can watch the TMJ Video here.

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weekly rewind credited235Weekly Rewind April 7 – 12, 2014

MondayIt’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

TuesdayCrAzY cOzY gIvEaWaY
WednesdayCozy Wednesday with Author of Small Town Spin – LynDee Walker

ThursdayReview: True Blend by Joanne DeMaio
FridayReview/Giveaway: Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton
SaturdaySpotlight/Giveaway: Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian
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I hope you all have a wonderful week!!
Dollycas

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