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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #28 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Washington State, Arizona, and home to Wisconsin!

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


A Perilous Pal (A Friend for Hire Mystery)
by Laura Bradford
Release Date – July 5, 2022
Setting – Tennessee
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Muddled Through (A Maine Clambake Mystery)
by Barbara Ross
Release Date – June 28, 2022
Setting – Maine
I will feature this book for Cozy Wednesday this week!


Killers of a Feather (Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries)
by T. C. LoTempio
Release Date – June 21, 2022
Setting – Connecticut
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!

Current Escape


The Guest is a Goner: A Humorous Paranormal Cozy Mystery (Sedona Spirit Cozy Mysteries)
by Carly Winter
Release Date – February 11, 2021
Setting – Arizona
My Flashback Friday Read
and for my Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge.

Scheduled Escapes


Peppermint Barked: A Spice Shop Mystery
by Leslie Budewitz
Release Date – July 19, 2022
Setting – Washington State
Leslie Budewitz will be here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Double Dipped (One Scoop or Two)
by Terry Korth Fischer
Release Date – June 29, 2022
Setting – Wisconsin
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next Thursday!

I will need to choose a #FlashbackFriday book!

Future Escapes

July 10 – 16, 2022


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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #25 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

I apologize for not posting last week. I spent the whole day Sunday and a lot of Monday in bed trying to recover from the cold my husband so generously passed on to me. 

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Alabama and Arizona!

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed

My reading time was a causality of my cold so I only read 2 books.


The Case Of The Cat Crazy Lady (Buttercup Bend Mysteries)
by Debbie De Louise
Release Date – May 15, 2022
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Overlook Murder (A Wintergreen Mystery)
by Patrick Kelly
Release Date – June 4, 2022
Setting – Virginia
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!

Scheduled Escapes


Five Belles Too Many (A Sarah Blair Mystery)
by Debra H. Goldstein
Release Date – June 28, 2022
Setting – Alabama
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club (A Survivors’ Book Club Mystery)
by Lynn Cahoon
Release Date – June 14, 2022
Setting – Arizona
For Review

I hope to read a Flashback Friday book too!

Future Escapes

June 19 – 25, 2022


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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #21 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to California, Virginia, and Michigan!

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Cover Art
by Vanessa Westermann
Release Date – May 17, 2022
Setting – Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
The Great Escapes Tour stops here tomorrow!


Murder with Darjeeling Tea (A Daisy’s Tea Garden Mystery)
by Karen Rose Smith
Release Date – May 24, 2022
Setting – Pennsylvania
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Seven Deadly Sequins (Bonnie & Clyde Mysteries)
by Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date – October 15, 2021
Setting – Georgia
My Review will be up Thursday!


Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch Mysteries)
by Lynn Cahoon
Release Date – July 27, 2021
Setting – Idaho
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise
(A Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery)

by Terry Ambrose
Release Date – May 17, 2022
Setting – California
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here next Tuesday!


The Diva Says Cheesecake! (A Domestic Diva Mystery)
by Krista Davis
Release Date – May 31, 2022
Setting – Virginia
I will feature this book next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Renovated to Death (A Domestic Partners in Crime Mystery)
by Frank Anthony Polito
Release Date – May 31, 2022
Setting – Michigan
For Review

Future Escapes

May 22 – 28, 2022


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Saturday Giveaway – Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Novels Box Set (The First 10 Books) (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series) by Hope Callaghan

Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Novels Box Set
(The First 10 Books) (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series)


Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Novels Box Set
Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 27, 2021
Print length ‏ : ‎ 1835 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09PC6G77X

Treat yourself to this deluxe box set featuring the first 10 novels from bestselling author Hope Callaghan’s “Garden Girls Mystery Series.”

Gloria Rutherford, a lonely widow finds new purpose in life when she and her senior friends help solve a murder in their small Midwestern town.

★★★★★ “If you like clean, fun-filled mysteries that keep you guessing until the end, you’ll love the Garden Girls!”

Discover why so many fans love the Garden Girls Mystery Series with thousands of four and five star reviews!

BONUS: RECIPES INCLUDED!

CONTENTS
1-Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
2-Grandkids Gone Wild
3-Smoky Mountain Mystery
4-Death By Dumplings
5-Eye Spy
6-Magnolia Mansion Mystery
7-Missing Milt
8-Bully In The ‘Burbs
9-Fall Girl
10-Home For The Holidays

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: (Box Set I)

★★★★★ A very enjoyable read
This was my first “Cozy mystery” and I have to say I enjoyed it thoroughly. I was impressed that each mystery wasn’t a “cookie cutter” of the last one, but rather an intriguing new story. The author has a fun sense of humor and I look forward to reading more of her books!!!! – Jane Austen

★★★★★ I Am In Love
My new favorite mystery! Love the women, love their lives, love their relationship and love their adventures! Very good stories! I am in love! – Leslie Watson Wilson

★★★★★ Wonderful
I loved this series and all of Hope Callahan’s books! Wholesome and entertaining. I highly recommend all of her books. – lyndall713

★★★★★ What a fun series!
Hope Callaghan has created a great group of friends that of course has a leader. You will find the stories containing entertaining characters, adventure, drama, intriguing plots, clean romance and faith-based values. Try them you will love them. Can’t wait to get into the next set of books. – Phyl

★★★★★ Love the Christian aspect of these books!
I am in love with the writings of Hope Callaghan! I’ve read all of the Cruise Ship Cozy mysteries with Millie. Now enjoying the Garden Girls mysteries. Each one has its own mystery & yet connected to the previous book. These books are a good clean read with scripture & prayers. My favorite! – Michele (Shelly) Hedinger

★★★★★ You will be cheering for the characters in this book. Love it!
You can’t go wrong with Garden Girls Cozy Mysteries! These stories are well developed, funny in places, suspenseful, and a joy to read. You will be cheering for the characters as they figure out the murder and mayhem that they come across. – Bev

★★★★★ A fun cozy read.
It is so nice to read stories full of fun and intrigue. The characters quickly became friends and left me wanting to read more. – Ruth M. Morgan

★★★★★ Cozy Mysteries
I enjoyed the humor, the mystery story of older ladies and the writing without curse words…just a fun book to read. – Kindle Customer: Tina

★★★★★ Fun Series
A fun and clean cozy mystery series that reflects family, friendship, faith, and fun. You’ll enjoy this series which features a smart and funny group of senior ladies who have several adventures. – Paula

Synopsis: Who Murdered Mr. Malone? – Book 1

Nothing exciting ever happens in the small town of Belhaven. Nothing that is, until a body was found in the woods behind the local elementary school. With the entire town in an uproar, “Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford makes it her personal mission to find the killer or killers and solve the mystery with some help from her friends.

PLUS GET THE NEXT 9 BESTSELLING MYSTERIES IN THE SERIES!

About the Author

Hope Callaghan is an American author who loves to write clean fiction books, especially Christian Mystery and Cozy Mystery books. She has written more than 70 mystery books (and counting) in six series.

Born and raised in a small town in West Michigan, she now lives in Florida with her husband. She is the proud mother of three wonderful children.

When she’s not doing the thing she loves best…writing books…she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading books.

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Saturday Giveaway – Spells & Caramels Magical Mysteries: The Complete Series- Kindle Edition by Erin Johnson


Spells & Caramels Magical Mysteries:
The Complete Series

by Erin Johnson

 

The complete series!
10 full-length paranormal cozy mystery novels.
Over 3,000 pages.
One delightfully witchy series you’ll never want to end.

 

Twenty-nine-year-old Imogen Banks is hashtag struggling.

After a disaster ends her career, destroys her home and burns up all the money she’s saved to open her own bakery, she enters a baking contest for an all-or-nothing, last ditch chance at getting her life together.

But when she arrives at the mysterious island off the coast of France, she discovers all the inhabitants of the quaint town are magical and if she wins the contest, she’ll become the next royal baker at the castle on top of the hill. No worries that the last royal baker appears to have been murdered.

And one more small thing– Imogen herself is apparently a witch!

As Imogen struggles to learn new spells, wrangle a snarky magical flame into baking her desserts and try and not burn the whole white tent down in the process, a fellow contestant drops dead with all evidence making Imogen the top suspect.

But she hasn’t only caught the eye of the bumbling and pompous police inspector, who’s doing his best to pin the crime on her. With a hunky medic and a broodingly handsome baker vying for her attention, Imogen’s whipped a little romance into the mix.

But when she discovers ties between the recent murder and the previous royal baker’s death, Imogen’s out to not only clear her name, but figure out which of the cooks has a taste for killing.

Will Imogen tap into her fledgling powers in time to save herself, or will it all prove a recipe for death and disaster?

This boxset contains the complete, 10-book Spells & Caramels series. These books are fun, clean, imaginative mysteries
you’ll stay up all night binging.

From Readers

“A lovely and lighthearted read” ★★★★★

“This magical mystery is a lot of fun” ★★★★★

“This cozy magic book (series) has twists and turns, good and evil, love and loss. All that, and baking, too!” ★★★★★

“I’m addicted. Totally and 100% under Ms. Johnson’s spell! The best book that I’ve read in a while and believe me, I have read some grrreat books! ” ★★★★★

“Witches, shifters, vampires, a talking flame, AND a baking competition… with a side dish of murder and mystery?! Yes, please! Adorable and lighthearted the story kept me engaged, and flipping pages like hotcakes. A delightful fantasy to escape to!” ★★★★★

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#FlashbackFriday – Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series) by Tonya Kappes #Review / #Giveaway

On Flashback Fridays I will share with you
the books I was not able to review
when they were first released that have been screaming at me
from my To-Be-Read bookshelf.


Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Kentucky
Independently published (June 26, 2018)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8746786456
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 196 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1723010863
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1723010866
Kindle ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07CJK17LS

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY WITH A SMIDGEN OF HOMICIDE

USA Today Bestselling author Tonya Kappes brings you southern and quirky characters in her mystery series. Her stories are charged with humor, friendship, family, and life in small southern towns.

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where NOTHING is normal.

Mae West is getting settled into the RV lifestyle as the owner of a campground in Normal, Kentucky.

Happy Trails Campground, located in Daniel Boone National Park, has started to attract late summer vacationing families who love to hike, swim, fish, and enjoy being outdoors.

Betts Hager, owner of several small businesses, is swamped with work and desperate for help with her cleaning business. Mae offers her services, happy about the prospect of a little extra cash. Heiress Tammy Jo Bentley’s mansion is the first one on her schedule.

Mae makes sure Tammy Jo’s house is spotless because the Kentucky Kennel Association’s annual meeting is going to be held at the mansion. Fifi, Tammy Jo’s high pedigree, insured poodle, is going to be on display and Tammy Jo will be evaluating potential suitors to sire Fifi’s offspring.

Before the annual meeting, Camille Braun, Fifi’s nanny, is stabbed to death.

Everyone knows that Camille would put her life on the line *or* lay down her life for Fifi and, apparently, she did.

Mae tries her best to stay out of it. Tammy Jo begs Mae to help her; after all, she did find the last killer in Normal. Plus, it’s not good for business – or Normal’s revived economy – when a murderer is on the loose.

Mae has grown to love her RV community and now that she’s found a place to call home, she’s not going to let anybody ruin it. Mae throws all of her heart and amateur sleuthing skills into bringing the real killer to justice.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

We are back in Normal, Kentucky. Mae West has done a lot to get the Happy Trails Campground back on track while repaying those her ex-husband scammed. She gets a little blast from the past when Bobby Ray Bond shows up at the campground. He is her foster brother that helped her move to New York for a fresh start 12 years ago. Now it may be her turn to help him out.

Mae is also helping Betts Hager with her cleaning business. The extra cash she will earn always comes in handy. Her first assignment takes her to Tammy Jo Bentley’s mansion to make sure the place is immaculate for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Kennel Association. Tammy Jo dotes on her prize pup and is hoping to find a perfect sire for the poodle.

Realizing she forgot to get payment for her services, Mae returns to the mansion for the check. Instead, she makes a ghastly discovery. She finds the pampered pooch’s nanny has been stabbed to death. Tammy Jo is taken into custody and she is reminded that Mae caught the town’s last killer. She begs Mae to do the same for her. Mae agrees because a murderer on the loose isn’t good for business and she isn’t going to let a pesky killer ruin all the progress she has made.


The characters in this series are so much fun. They are quirky and genuine and full of charm. Mae has been accepted now as everyone sees she is trying hard to right the wrongs done by her ex. She has also grown so much as a person in just two books. She seems always ready to help anyone she can whether it be helping them find a job, lend a sympathetic ear, or sleuth out a killer.

The mystery this time had me stumped the entire way. Ms. Kappes entangled some nice red herrings to misdirect and I think I fell for all of them. I really enjoy the humor she includes heavily within her stories. It makes the characters and their situations feel more real. At under 200 pages, the pace is quick but everything is well detailed.

I really enjoy the way Mae pursues the truth while juggling everything else going on in her life. She has two romantic interests, a campground to run, odd jobs here and there, a foster brother showing up out of blue, and a new house guest, all as she tries to solve a murder case. I envy all of her energy.

Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts is a wonderful cozy mystery filled with fantastic characters and Southern charm. The Laundry Club ladies always crack me up. The gossip runs wild and I love it!

I know I am way behind on this series so I hope to visit again soon.

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has published numerous mystery and romance titles. Known for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters, she has earned thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.


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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #18 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling from North Carolina, Alaska, and Michigan!

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


No Farm No Fowl (Thelma & Louisa Mysteries)
by Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date – April 12, 2022
Setting – Georgia
My Review will be posted here tomorrow!


Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery)
by Sarah Graves
Release Date – January 29, 2019
Setting – Maine
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Marlow Murder Club: A Novel
by Robert Thorogood
Release Date – May 3, 2022
Setting – Marlow, England
My Review will be up on Thursday!

Current Escape


Deserts, Driving, and Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series)
by Tonya Kappes
Release Date – June 26, 2018
Setting – Kentucky
My Flashback Friday Read!

Scheduled Escapes


Smile Beach Murder (Outer Banks Bookshop Mystery)
by Alicia Bessette
Release Date – May 10, 2022
Setting – North Carolina
For Review


Bear Witness (An Alaska Untamed Mystery)
by Lark O. Jensen
Release Date – May 10, 2022
Setting – Alaska
The Great Escapes Tour stops her next week for Cozy Wednesday!


Here Comes the Fudge (A Candy-Coated Mystery)
by Nancy Coco
Release Date – September 28, 2021
Setting – Michigan
For Review

Future Escapes

May 1 – 7, 2022


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The Yarn That Binds (Clear Creek Mysteries) by Rebecca McKinnon #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


The Yarn That Binds (Clear Creek Mysteries)
by Rebecca McKinnon

About The Yarn That Binds 


The Yarn That Binds (Clear Creek Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – A small town in the Rocky Mountains
Independently Published (April 14, 2022)
Number of Pages: 258
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09PLLK412

A Rocky Mountain Yarn with Small Town Charm

Jemma hasn’t been to the tiny Rocky Mountain town of Clear Creek in years, but when her grandmother tells her something strange is going on, Jemma drops everything to return and help untangle the clues.

She arrives to flashing lights, a house full of police, and the news that her grandmother has been killed with her own yarn. After learning she inherits everything, Jemma is faced with the choice of casting on a new life by reopening her grandmother’s yarn shop, or returning to her live-out-of-a-suitcase life as a travel vlogger.

One thing’s for sure — she’s not leaving town until the mystery of her grandmother’s death has unraveled. But when the deputy in charge of the investigation ignores clues Jemma stumbles upon, she decides to do her own poking around. Because her grandmother was right — there is something strange happening in Clear Creek.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Travel vlogger Jemma Whitlock returns to Clear Creek after being gone for several years in response to her grandmother’s plea for help. All she knows is that “something strange” is happening in her grandmother’s life and it must be something major for her to call her home. But Jemma arrives too late. She arrives in town to find police everywhere and is told her grandmother is dead and the killer used yarn from her grandmother’s own shop to do the deed.

Still in shock, she learns she is the beneficiary of all her grandmother’s things so she has some major decisions to make. She has some time because she isn’t going anywhere until the killer is found and behind bars. Especially because the local police seem to be oblivious to some clear clues and suspects. Realizing there truly is “something strange” afoot in Clear Creek she decides to do a little snooping on her own never realizing she may find herself entangled in the killer’s web and that she may not be able to knit, crochet, or vlog herself out of the danger she finds herself in.


The author has created some great characters for this new cozy mystery series. First, Jemma’s grandmother Mary sounds like she was an amazing woman. She listened and helped everyone she could, really putting the small town of Clear Creek first even though not everyone appreciated her efforts. Jemma is well-traveled and very independent. It is hard for her to accept help but is a coffee addict and her old friend Brandon is her hookup for the best beans. He also cares about his friend Jemma and will do anything to protect her. Emmiline hales from the South and is new to Clear Creek. She and Jemma meet when both are traveling to the cozy little town. They become fast friends. Charlotte was her grandmother’s employee. She is clearly enamored with Brandon who clearly isn’t interested. She doesn’t like that Jemma and Brandon immediately step right back into their old friendship. We meet Kitty who was Jemma’s BFF but they lost touch over the years. She is excited to rekindle that friendship. Then you have Granny who knows everything about everybody and demands to be involved in everything. She is positively hilarious. Deputy Chase can be frustrating but he really tries hard to do his job even though it seems to take forever. All these characters are interesting and feel genuine for the time and place. Their interactions and dialogues all ring true. Oh! Mary had a cat too! A Selkirk Rex cat who is quite the kitty.

Ms. McKinnon has set this series in an interesting small town that is in the midst of reinventing itself into a shopping destination now that it is in the shadows of a new resort just a few miles away. Not everyone is happy about the changes which is typical of any small town. I loved the way the town rallies around Jemma making her feel at home and helping her through her grief. Her grandmother’s yarn shop sounds like a wonderful place. From all the yarns in baskets and cubbies to the table where people could meet to work on their projects, pick out new patterns, and met with friends to talk crafts or talk about events of the day and maybe even gossip a little. Every successful craft shop has to have a table like that.

The mystery was well-plotted with two people landing at the top of my personal suspect list pretty early. I was delighted by the way the mystery unfolded with clues that had me rethinking my theories quite a few times especially when another body is found. I did keep coming back to both characters even though my motives for them were a little muddy. I loved the way the final clue was glaring and surprising to Jemma. The reveal became very exciting! The motive turned out to be pretty complicated and not at all what I had imagined at all which I should have known was too basic.

Ms. McKinnon has set her series about to a spectacular start. The mystery was complex and the characters were engaging. Plus I am a sucker for a yarn shop theme. That theme and the series location remind me of Maggie Sefton’s Knitting Series that ended in 2018. Like that series, this author has a fantastic cast of characters and I am excited to visit them again and again. I also need to see if Jemma’s and Brandon’s relationship goes where I hope it does.

Fun and entertaining! A Perfect Escape!

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About Rebecca McKinnon

Rebecca McKinnon enjoys playing with her imaginary friends and introducing them to others through her writing. She dreams of living in the middle of nowhere but has been unable to find an acceptable location that wouldn’t require crossing an ocean.

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Great Escapes Praise for The Yarn That Binds (Clear Creek Mysteries)
by Rebecca McKinnon

This new series will have you reaching for knitting needles and some new fun yarn. I think this is going to be a good new cozy series and we give it 5 paws up.
~Storeybook Reviews

The Yarn the Binds is one I will pass on to friends!
~Nellie’s Book Nook

A touch of humor, a dash of romance, and an intriguing mystery make THE YARN THAT BINDS a solid start to a charming new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

A must-read for cozy fans and those that just love yarn. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #15 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to Texas, Mexico, Michigan, and North Carolina!

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Four Aunties and a Wedding
by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Release Date – March 29, 2022
Setting – California
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Pleading the Fish: A Beachfront Cozy Mystery (Seaside Café Mysteries)
by Bree Baker
Release Date – March 29, 2022
Setting – North Carolina
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Yarn That Binds (Clear Creek Mysteries)
by Rebecca McKinnon
Release Date – April 14, 2022
Setting – A Small Town in the Rockies
The Great Escapes Tour stops here this Thursday!


Ruby Red Herring: An Avery Ayers Antique Mystery
by Tracy Gardner
Release Date – June 8, 2021
Setting – New York
My Flashback Friday Read!
and my Alphabet Soup Mini Challenge book for April!

Scheduled Escapes


Family Money
by Chad Zunker
Release Date – March 1, 2022
Setting – Mexico – Texas
I purchased this book for the Alphabet Soup Author Edition Challenge.


Death on the Set (A Brenna Flynn Mystery)
by Rose Kerr
Release Date – March 29, 2022
Setting – Michigan
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Vanishing Type: A Charming Bookish Cozy Mystery
(A Secret, Book, and Scone Society Novel)

by Ellery Adams
Release Date – April 26, 2022
Setting – North Carolina
For Review

Future Escapes

April 10 – 16, 2022


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My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #14 – 2022

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I will be traveling to California, North Carolina, and the Rockies!

Here’s what I read and what I have planned for this week.

Escapes Completed


Ink and Shadows (A Secret, Book, and Scone Society Novel)
by Ellery Adams
Release Date – January 26, 2021
Setting – North Carolina
My Review


The Burning Pages: A Scottish Bookshop Mystery
by Paige Shelton
Release Date – April 5, 2022
Setting – Scotland
My Review will be up tomorrow!


Three Shots to the Wind (A Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon Mystery)
by Sherry Harris
Release Date – March 29, 2022
Setting – Florida
I will feature this book this week for Cozy Wednesday!


Fake Death: A British Cozy Murder Mystery with a Female Amateur Sleuth (A Dotty Sayers Antique Mystery)
by Victoria Tait
Release Date – April 8, 2022
Setting – England
The Great Escapes Book Tour stops here this Friday!

Scheduled Escapes


Four Aunties and a Wedding
by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Release Date – March 29, 2022
Setting – California
For Review


Pleading the Fish: A Beachfront Cozy Mystery (Seaside Café Mysteries)
by Bree Baker
Release Date – March 29, 2022
Setting – North Carolina
I will feature this book next week for Cozy Wednesday!


The Yarn That Binds (Clear Creek Mysteries)
by Rebecca McKinnon
Release Date – April 14, 2022
Setting – A Small Town in the Rockies
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Thursday!

Future Escapes

April 3 – 9, 2022


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Please Share Your Reading Itinerary in the Comments below!
Happy Reading!!

Your Escape Into A Good Book Travel Agent