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Read and Review (R&R) – “The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner

Filled with mystery, murder, betrayal, heartache and lost dreams, “The Lost Apothecary” is Sarah Penner’s debut novel and a New York Times Bestseller.

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Read and Review (R&R) – Potluck and Pandemonium by S.C. Merritt

Potluck and Pandemonium by S.C. Merritt I won this book through a drawing held by Kim Heniadis in the Cozy Mystery Launch Party. This story came out in 2019 and there have been five books by S.C. Merritt in the Sweetwater Springs Southern Mysteries since then. There is a prologue giving the background on Glory […]

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Winter Witness – By Tina DeBellegarde”

“Winter Witness” by Tina DeBellegarde is an intriguing, page-turning mystery. #reading #mystery #bookreview Full review at http://www.carolelynnjones.com

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Read and Review (R&R) – “Punning with Scissors”

I was lucky and won a copy of “Punning with Scissors.” Becky Clark’s second book in her Crossword Puzzle Mystery series. I call this book an “I can’t wait to see what happens next, whodunit!” A great read filled with puns and humor. It is an entertaining, page-turning cozy mystery with loads of suspects and […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

I was so fortunate to receive an ARC copy of “Harm Not the Earth.” This is Liz Milliron fourth book in her Laurel Highland Mystery series set in beautiful Western Pennsylvania involving Sally Castle, a public defender, and Jim Duncan, a state trooper. In “Harm Not the Earth,” two experienced outdoorsmen from an environmental group […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

When I heard that Liz Milliron was writing a second book involving her character Betty Ahern in the Homefront Mystery Series, I couldn’t wait to read it. Below is my review. History and Mystery It’s 1942, and Betty Ahern is back and leaving her mark not only on the engines she builds at Bell Aircraft […]

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Read and Review (R&R)

I was super excited when I was lucky and received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Annette Dashofy‘s new stand-alone book “Death By Equine,” coming out on May 11. If you haven’t read this author, I highly recommend her books! She has ten Zoe Chamber’s Mysteries and once you’ve read one, you will be hooked […]

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Are your characters what they eat?

When you create a character for your story, how much time do spend on your character sheets figuring out what your character’s favorite food is? Would they douse their eggs in ketchup or not eat eggs at all? Do they drink only expresso or are they fueled on energy drinks? Are they the type to […]

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2021

Like most people, 2020 started off for me with a bang. My short-story edits were going good. Then…the pandemic. I just realized that I hadn’t posted in seven months. What have I been doing for the last year? Well, instead of talking about all the negatives, I will say this… I grew as a writer […]

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Snow Showers in May and Mother’s Day

In Northwestern, PA, we had snow flurries today.  We had a trace amount in 2017, but the last recorded accumulating snowfall in my city occurred in May of 1925 and in 1966, we had 3.1 inches. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for sunny, warm weather. What can we do indoors on […]

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