Special Guest – Sofie Ryan – Author of Telling Tails – #Giveaway too!

I love it when Sofie drops by for a visit!
She is also starting her Great Escapes Book Tour today.
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Angelic Banana Bread
by Sofie Ryan


In the Second Chance Cat mysteries you can always count on three things when it comes to those senior sleuths known as the Angels. One, they’re actually pretty good detectives. Two, they drink gallons of tea. And three, a cup of tea tastes better with a little something sweet on the side—at least according to Rose Jackson. Rose is often the source of those sweet treats, anything from oatmeal cookies to cinnamon coffeecake to her popular banana bread.


1 cup of mashed bananas

⅓ cup butter or margarine

⅔ cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 ¾ cups flour

1 ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt


Grease a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Cream the butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add alternately with the mashed bananas to the creamed ingredients. Mix well.

Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in the pan then remove and cool on a wire rack.


Sounds Yummy!

Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting – Maine
Publisher: Berkley (January 3, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101991206


The New York Times bestselling author of A Whisker of Trouble returns as secondhand shop owner Sarah Grayson and her rescue cat, Elvis, get caught up in a case of she said, she said….

When Sarah Grayson opened a secondhand shop in the quaint town of North Harbor, Maine, she was expecting peace and quiet. Then she was adopted by a rescue cat named Elvis and a kooky trio of senior sleuths known as Charlotte’s Angels. Now she has nine lives worth of excitement…

Sarah’s friend and employee Rose is delivering a customer’s purchase when the quick errand becomes a deadly escapade. Rose arrives just in time to see the customer murdered by his wife, but before she can call the police, she is knocked out cold. When she wakes up, no one believes her, especially after the woman claims her husband is very much alive and has left her for someone else—and has a text message and empty bank account to prove it.

Despite her convincing story, Sarah is sure something is fishy—and it’s not Elvis’s kitty treats. Sarah, Elvis, and the Angels are determined to unravel this mysterious yarn, before the feral killer pounces again…

About The Author

Sofie Ryan/Sofie Kelly is the pseudonym of author and mixed-media artist, Darlene Ryan. Sofie/Darlene lives on the east coast with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she practices Wu style tai chi and likes to prowl around thrift stores.


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36 thoughts on “Special Guest – Sofie Ryan – Author of Telling Tails – #Giveaway too!

  1. I love this series and can’t wait to read the new one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Imagine being witness to a murder and then be told it never happened. Great plot! can’t wait to read.

  3. As I read through the list of ingredients I realized I have them all. I might make this later when my kids get home from school. They love to bake.

  4. Telling Tales sounds like such a good book — I can’t wait to read it. I especially am looking forward to making the Angelic Banana Bread because it sounds totally delicious! Thanks for visiting Dollycas today!

  5. This book sounds great! And that banana bread is getting made TONIGHT! I have 2 bananas perfectly over-ripe and ready for it!

  6. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this book to come so I could read more about Sarah and Charlotte’s Angels. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. This banana bread seems super easy to make and sounds oh so good! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!

  8. Would love to try the banana bread recipe. I might drink a cup of tea along with a slice of the bread. Yum! Takes my heart to see a cat mystery.

  9. I love this series, I can’t wait to revisit these characters again. Thanks for the recipe, it sounds yummy.

  10. Love banana bread so will have to try your recipe. Series sounds like my cup of tea. Will definitely add it to my TBR pile.

  11. Ready for this installment. Thanks for the opportunity. Both series are great!

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