Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Sunday, August 9, 2020
Karen here taking over Lisa's blog for the day with two questions...
For those of you experiencing the sweltering heat and looking for a great escape cozy, do you choose a cozy mystery where it is the same time of year, summer based, where the characters are suffering along with you or do you try to pick your book based on a different time of the year?
By August, as a reader, who is anxiously awaiting the jean and sweater wearing weather, I actively look for a fall themed read. Something to loose myself in, and forget about the climate, outside, politically and fear from the on going pandemic in the outside world. This is where the library comes in handy for me. When I am in a reading rut or in need of the right book to fall into my lap, I go to my library (ours are open here where I live) spin the rack and then take home any cozy that falls from the rack. I have found some of my most favorite authors using this method.
Had I not done so I would never have discovered Lorraine Bartlett, Miranda James, Heather Webber or Krista Davis.
Wherever you find yourself today, take a moment and imagine that tea party! Who would be there, what you would all talk about and what you would serve. I would love to hear what you think so please consider commenting below. Happy party planning and for joining me here today on my take over day.
Friday, August 7, 2020
The Oak Valley Vineyard has been in Emmy Oak's family for generations. So when the small Sonoma winery is suddenly in financial trouble and in danger of being gobbled up by the corporate giants, Emmy moves home to try to save her legacy with her modern culinary know-how. First step—she throws a party showcasing her latest vintage and signature tasty treats to a group of wine country's most elite enthusiasts. Only when one of her VIP guests sips a glass of poisoned wine and dies in her cellar, Emmy's name is on everyone lips for all the wrong reasons.
The victim was the young, boy-toy husband of one of Silicon Valley's most successful female CEOs... and his playboy ways and suspicious spending habits have almost no one mourning his death. Enter Detective Christopher Grant, recent SFPD transplant, who is assigned to the case and immediately homes in on Oak Valley. But Emmy is determined to clear her winery's name—even if Grant's dark eyes, sexy smile, and mysterious past threaten to distract her. After calling in the big guns to help her—a.k.a. her jewelry designer best friend and copious amounts of cookie dough ice cream—Emmy finds herself digging through a slew of suspects to uncover crimes, grudges, and secret affairs that could put a soap opera to shame. Can Emmy find out just which of the upper crust poisoned the victim's vintage...or will Emmy's next sip be her last?