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Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder
(Ellie Avery Mysteries)

A Mom Zone Mystery
7th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Published by Kensington (October 2, 2012)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0758269218

Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder

Ellie Avery is a military wife and an expert at moving. She has turned her skills into a business that can travel with her wherever she goes. She is a professional organizer.

In this installment she takes a job helping first rate hoarder eliminate stuff that is beyond repair, donate what she doesn’t need, and organize the things she wants to keep. She was really nervous taking on this job but with Gabrielle Matheson, another professional organizer, trying to poach her clients and underbid her on the new ones she has no choice.

Trying to enjoy a little holiday cheer the squadron spouse club gets together for a party. The highlight of the night besides the little argument between Ellie and Gabrielle was the Elephant Swap Gift Exchange. When the gift Ellie receives ends up as a murder weapon she becomes the prime suspect. Ellie now “has to solve this ho-ho-homicide …and find a killer who wishes her a very deadly Christmas”.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

I love the television show Army Wives and this series could be a spin-off – Air Force Wives.

I immediately loved the characters and the setting. The mystery was well written and fast paced. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. The holiday theme was a real treat as I have attended a few Christmas parties myself with a White Elephant Gift Exchange. My favorite character definitely was Ellie’s husband Mitch. He reminded me a lot of my husband. The quiet man behind the scenes until you are just about to take things too far and he steps in to try the voice of reason. It’s doesn’t always work but these guys try.

I will admit this is my first Ellie Avery mystery. The author sent me a copy telling me it could be read as a stand alone, which was true. I am usually a stickler for reading series books in order but Sara Rosett was very smart. I enjoyed this story very much and now I will be reading the rest of the books in this series as soon as possible. 🙂

This is a wonderful holiday read. Several organizational tips are included too! So whether this is a new series to you or you already love Ellie and her family, this is definitely a book to add to your pre-Christmas list!!

Dollycas

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About This Author
A native Texan, Sara is the author of the Ellie Avery mystery series and the On The Run travel thrillers. As a military spouse, Sara has moved around the country (frequently!) and traveled internationally, which inspired her latest travel thrillers. Publishers Weekly called Sara’s books, “satisfying,” “well-executed,” and “sparkling.”

Sara loves all things bookish, considers dark chocolate a daily requirement, and is on a quest for the best bruschetta. Connect with Sara at www.SaraRosett.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Goodreads.

Thanks to Sara I have a copy to share with you!!

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. 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.”

  16 Responses to “Review: Mistletoe, Merriment and Murder by Sara Rosett (Giveaway too!)”

  1. I’ve read the first in the series. I need to catch up!

  2. This sounds wonderful. Looking forward to reading it. Looking forward to following your writing career. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Susan Fryman

  3. Great looking holiday cover. Linda K

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. Hope you will enter my medical thriller giveaway also!

  5. I have enjoyed this series, and the organizing tips are a plus.

  6. I have never read the series but hope to.

  7. Sounds like a great series, looking forward to reading it

  8. Ive gone to some “Elephant Gift Swap Exchanges” ! =) Sounds like a very interesting book!

  9. I really like mystery series. Thanks for the heads up on a good one.

  10. Good to know you don’t have to read them in order. I spent some time with an air force family in Italy and this sounds like it would be a fun book – I love Army Wives too.
    Ann

  11. I would love to win this book for my daughter, thank you for hosting the giveaway.
    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  12. I haven’t heard of this series before but I am delighted. Would love to have the character in your book come over and help us move! Half packed, need to sell the house first. So looking forward to it being over!

  13. I, too, am an Army Wives fan and would enjoy an Air Force wives spin-off. Series sounds great!

  14. Cute cover. Thanks for the review.
    Sue B

  15. Thanks for the giveaeway.
    Love cozy mysteries

  16. This looks wonderful!

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