Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lisa Ks Book Reviews blog is proud to bring to you

This is a weekly online publication focused on connecting cozy mystery readers to favorite cozy characters by way of their town's newspapers. 

The Cozy Times will be available Wednesdays right here on Lisa Ks blog. 
There will also be weekend editions, and special editions from time to time. So keep watch. 

Today The Cozy Times is featuring the 
Lovett Chronicle

The Chronicle had one particular article that I thought you all would enjoy.  

Check it out!

Thief on the Loose in Lovett

Police have issued a warning that a thief is on the loose in Lovett, Michigan. They are investigating the theft on Tuesday of a giant zucchini from eight year old Billy McDonald’s garden at Love Blossom Farm.

“I’ve been growing the zucchini to enter in the Lovett County Fair’s largest vegetable contest,” Billy said. “I went to check on it, and it was gone.” 
“Billy’s hopes of winning the contest have been squashed,” said Frank McDonald, detective with the Lovett police. “There isn’t enough time before the fair to grow another reasonably sized zucchini.”

Police have few clues in the case but have ruled out rabbits, deer and other animals as the culprits.
“No prints were left at the scene,” said McDonald. “And the zucchini had been cleanly separated from the vine suggesting that scissors or some sort of cutting instrument was used.”
“Billy is extremely disappointed,” said Shelby McDonald, Billy’s mother. “He was really hoping to win the contest this year.”


That's "offically" it from the Lovett Chronicle.
At least, that's all the editor was will to share.
However, The Cozy Times has sources inside the town of Lovett that have hinted things aren't as quiet as they seem to be.

Stay tuned. 
I have a hunch a bigger story is about to break!


To learn more about the town of Lovett and it's residents, read the 

Book 1 in the Farmer's Daughter Mysteries
by author 
Peg Cochran

Pre-order now
Releases September 6

First in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series set on a picturesque farm in Michigan, where Shelby McDonald runs a popular lifestyle and cooking blog, from the national bestselling author of the Cranberry Cove Mysteries.
On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in the small western Michigan town of Lovett.
Working the farm is demanding but peaceful—until that peace is shattered when the minister’s wife is murdered on Shelby’s property during a fund-raiser for a local church. But the manure really hits the fan when Shelby’s good friend veterinarian Kelly Thacker emerges as the prime suspect. Shelby decides to dig in and find the murderer by herself. As more suspects crop up, she’ll have to move fast—before someone else buys the farm. . . .



I am a big fan of every one of author Peg Cochran’s series. So, to say I was excited that she had a new one coming out would be an understatement. As wonderful as I knew it would be, NO FARM, NO FOUL has ensured the Farmer’s Daughter Mysteries a place on my favorite’s list!

NO FARM, NO FOUL is a delightful story with a great cast of characters. Protagonist Shelby McDonald is a strong, independent, widowed mother of two young children. From Shelby’s blog, to the calm, sometimes humorous way she handles stressful situations, author Cochran has written this character in such a way, that I know she is someone I could become fast friends with.

Engaging from the very first page, this book was a quick read that was over way to soon. I was totally invested in every part of this story, from everyday life on Love Blossom Farm, where Shelby and her children live, the excitement of murder and other mayhem, through the investigation and thrilling reveal, I adored every single word! I especially loved the author’s shout out to her Cranberry Cove Mysteries!

If NO FARM, NO FOUL is any indication, the Farmer’s Daughter Mystery series is destined to be one of Peg Cochran’s best.

When you do read NO FARM, NO FOUL, make sure to check out the back of the book for some yummy recipes!

About Peg Cochran

Mystery writing lets Peg indulge her curiosity under the guise of “work” (aka research). As a kid, she read the entire set of children’s encyclopedias her parents gave her and has been known to read the dictionary. She put pen to paper at age seven when she wrote plays and forced her cousins to perform them at Christmas dinner. She switched to mysteries when she discovered the perfect hiding place for a body down the street from her house.

When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, cooking, spoiling her granddaughter and checking her books' stats on Amazon. 

A former Jersey girl, Peg now resides in Michigan with her husband and Westhighland white terrier, Reg. She is the author of the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series (written as Meg London), the Gourmet De-Lite series, the Lucille series and now the Cranberry Cove series. Her newest series, the Farmer’s Daughter, debuts with No Farm, No Foul in September 2016.

Coming September 6

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Sounds like another great new series. Happy Buy a Friend a Book Day!

  2. Thanks, Lisa, for another great edition. I am looking forward to reading this book.