Back from Traveling

Finally home again after an exhausting, storm ridden drive from Savannah, Georgia home to New Jersey. Savannah was beautiful, really nice walking city. Stopped in a Shoney’s in Dillon, South Carolina to wait out some of the worst of the storm.  Really nice staff there and great coffee!

Anyway back to books – I took my Kindle and one paperback on  my trip.  Didn’t squeeze in too much reading but I did read:

Laced with Poison by Meg London

Cute, fun cozy mystery. Loved the lingerie theme.  Better plot than the first book in the series.  I am enjoying the development of the characters and their relationships. 4 out of 5 stars

Stranger in Town by Cheryl Bradshaw

I will say I am not usually big on the abducted child mysteries but I like the character of Sloan Monroe and have read one other book in this series.  Well written mystery with good character development makes for an enjoyable read.  New possible romantic interest for Sloane is introduced in this book.  3 out of 5 stars

A Body in the Backyard by Elizabeth Spann Craig

Another entry in the Myrtle Clover mystery series.  Very light fun cozy mystery reading.  Perfect travel read.  This is the fourth book in the series but only the second that I have read.  I got it for my Kindle and read it out of order.  I love the quirky protagonist, who is the bane of her son’s existence.  I really enjoy this type of sleuth.  The sidekick in the form of neighbor, Miles, who seems equally appalled as excited by Myrtle’s investigative antics is perfect. 3.5 out of 5 stars

Stirred with Love by Marcie Steele

This was a free download for my Kindle.  It is a romance/chick lit type story.  Although I am all for light reads at times, especially when traveling or just looking to unwind, this was a little too light.  Perhaps I am not the intended target market for this book, but I found it overly simplistic and quick. 2 out of 5 stars

Her Dear and Loving Husband by Meredity Allard

This was a free Kindle paranormal romance download.  Deals with witches, Salem, reincarnation, and vampires, but I just found it lacking.  Not really any tension building and it seems like it should have been that type of romance.  I didn’t really connect to the characters.  Two out of five stars.

Tell No Lies by Julie Compton

Yet another free kindle download.  This one is a legal/thriller/mystery one and is actually quite good.   An interesting twist in the end.  The character of Jack is well developed and the story is well written.  The relationships between the characters are realistic.  I will read another one, if this is a series.  3.5 out of 5 stars.

Hide and Snoop by Sue Ann Jaffarian

The 7th outing in the Odelia Grey series.  I really enjoy this series and Odelia as a sleuth.  Although this was not my favorite in the series, it was still well written and enjoyable.  I would recommend reading this series in order to make sense of the character development over time.  4 out of 5 stars.

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