This book gives a good chunk of history about Florida, hurricanes, archeology and the era right before the Civil War. Very enjoyable. The mystery twists right at the end. Looking forward to the other two books in the series.
Another delightful story by Emily Carmichael with a little Western history tossed in. A young woman is coerced into going to the big city by her grandfather and almost makes the mistake of her life but true love (always!) wins.
Interesting account of South Africa from a child's viewpoint. Unfortunately, was only able to get through the first part of the book before reading about psychopathic tendencies made me ill. Maybe this was supposed to be funny, but it didn't read as such.
My least favorite book of this series. While cozies always have a heroine who gets involved solving a mystery, sometimes reluctantly, in this one our heroine is deliberately nosy, intrusive and annoying and has come to believe she's smarter than the police. I imagine her not as a young woman she's supposed to be but an old lady in thick soled shoes creeping around the town. She just isn't likeable any longer and I started wishing for her to be tossed in jail for getting in the way of the police! However, the plot was good; writing otherwise good; and the recipes enticing.
Enjoyable mystery/romance. Ellie had a disastrous marriage so is gun shy about relationships. Her new business walking dogs comes with a twist - she can hear what the dogs are "saying." A murder, a few lost dogs, a hunky policeman - makes for a fun read. Looking forward to the next in the series.
Both this book and Skintight were disappointing. I read between 50-100 pages of each then skipped to the last chapter and didn't feel like I missed anything in between. They are missing a spark that would make them enjoyable and worth reading.