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Cry Wolf by Leighann Dobbs and Traci Douglass

I have really enjoyed this series and Cry Wolf is another great read.  I enjoyed learning more about a secondary character DeeDee and how she was able to do what she had to for work and still work out things about her upcoming marriage.  I liked how she interacted with the suspects and worked at figuring out who did it and how she worked with her feelings vs what she was supposed to do concerning her family obligations.  I highly recommend this book and while it is part of a series, it can be read by it self.
     I received a copy from the author to read, the review is entirely mine.

Life After by Katie Ganshert

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An enjoyable read as Autumn is forced to face a miracle that happened in her life although she cannot figure out why it happened to her.  She as the one survivor of a train explosion and doesn't understand why.  She has spent a year trying to figure it out and finally faces it a bit more head on when she begin to receive letters from the child of one of the victims.  This causes her to explore her purpose and to become closer to that family.
    I would recommend this for a good read as it is easy to read and had to put down.
"I received this book fromBlogging for Booksfor this review, the review is my own."

More from the author can be found at http://katieganshert.com/



Tranquility: A Prayer and Reflection Coloring Journal

This journal is a mix of scripture, prayers, quotes and places to color and draw to take you through your prayers and reflections.  The topics of thankfulness, stress, and how to be patient give you the guidance you need to take you through your quiet time.  There is much space to color and write down your thoughts after your quiet time.
      I took a while after getting this book to review it as I did not want to rush through the many different opportunities throughout the book. Each day gave you a new set of thoughts and quotes that seemed to often match what was needed for that day.  I really enjoyed what I have seen so far and look forward to the rest of the journal
     I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher.



Deadly Bones by Terry Odell

I had the great opportunity to listen to this audiobook and loved it so much that I went back and purchased the first one.  I really enjoyed the narrator's tone and cold very easily see the gruff police chief from his voice.  I liked seeing how all the pieces of the puzzle come together as they try to figure out first of all if a bone is human and when it is whether there are more.
     As the case progresses, more and more come out about some of the prominent citizens of Mapleton as well as why they are involved the way they are.  The local police team up again with the sheriff's department as many unseeingly related incidents all start coming together.
     I usually listen when traveling, but found myself listening as I was home so I could verify some things I had guessed and find out about others that I could not.
     I received a copy of this book from the author, the review is my own.


Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall by Hannah Dennison

I really enjoyed seeing how the problems were sorted out in this book as Iris has to figure out what to do about her missing book and Muriel has to figure out some way to get out of debt.  I am not sure why Iris would think it was ok to have only one copy of her book, but it does make for some good reading and motivation to figure out where it is and to get it back.  I enjoyed learning more about the people in the town and how they interconnect.  It is a great read and a great addition to the series.



Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

I got a preview of this book with the Novella At Your Request and was glad to get the chance to read more into this world.  Permila makes good use of her status or lack of in New York high society to be able to write a gossip column and finds herself in a situation where she feels like she needs to share what she has learned.  I enjoyed reading how she went about getting in touch with Asher Rutherford to let him know what she has learned and going the extra mile to make him see the truth in what she is telling him.  I liked how their relationship evolved and how they were able to really see who the other was by not worrying about everyone else's opinion.
      I received a copy of the book from the publisher, but the review is entirely my own.





Four Puddings and a Funeral by H.Y. Hanna

Gemma's tearoom and catering business is getting off to a great start, now if she could just avoid the dead bodies.  As Gemma is hired to cater a funeral, the guests at the funeral get more than expected as the widow takes ill as well.  Gemma is a bit worried that it could be her food, but soon finds out that the widow's illness and later death have more to it.  When one of the old biddies is accused she realizes she needs to get involved to see what is really going on.
    I really enjoyed reading this book and one of he parts of the book that really had me laughing was the antics of her cat Muesli.  I loved the scene with the food inspector and could imagine my cat getting into some of the scrapes that Muesli does.  I am also curious as to how her relationship issues are going to continue to play out in the upcoming books.