Dacie Mae: Midnight Under the Magnolias by Gwenn Wright

Pages: 267

Published: July 2020

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Kindle Unlimited

If you are looking for a book that will keep you up and make you think about it every minute you are not reading it then Dacie Mae by Gwenn Wright is the book for you.

Dacie Mae is trying to make a living as a newspaper reporter in her small town and a huge story has just broke. The local bad boy turned hit musician has returned home along with a body under the magnolia tree in his yard. Is there a connection between him and the dead man? Can Dacie Mae figure this out before more bodies show up?

I have a new book boyfriend. Hank is the perfect swoony, dreamy man we all want in our lives. He carries a handkerchief and is so gentle and sweet with Dacie Mae that you sigh with contentment.

I am anxiously awaiting book two.

Dacie Mae is available on kindle and kindle unlimited.

Three Missing Days (Pelican Harbor #3) by Colleen Coble

Pages: 352

Publisher: Thomas Nelson – Fiction

Published: April 6, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: NetGalley

In the stunning conclusion of the Pelican Harbor series, Jane’s son has been arrested for murder. Can she convince the judge of his innocence all the while solving another murder and the missing days of her past so she can live freely with her son and his dad, Reed?

This series has been an edge-of-your-seat series. This series should be considered aerobic exercise. Your heart rate is up for hours at a time and you are sweating by the end of many chapters trying to keep one step ahead of the bad guys.

You must read this series in order or you will lose the excitement each book offers on its own.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, through NetGalley. All opinions expressed above are entirely my own.

An Amish Barn Raising by Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Kathleen Fuller

Pages: 352

Publisher: Zondervan

Published: April 6, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: NetGalley

These collections of Amish novellas from Zondervan are always filled with love, faith, and hope. This one was no different. I liked how each was completely different from but all had the same theme of being centered around a barn raising.

The perfect book for new readers of Amish fiction/romance or for the busy reader.

Murder in the Cookbook Nook (Book Retreat Mysteries #7) by Ellery Adams

Pages: 336

Publisher: Kensington

Published: April 27, 2021

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: NetGalley

What do you get when you combine a cooking competition at a secluded book retreat? A murder with as many suspects as available books. Will Jane be able to figure this out before her beloved Storyton Hall is ruined forever?

Every time I don’t think the series can surprise me, it does. I loved the addition of Olivia Limoges from Adams’ Books by the Bay series. (If you haven’t read that series what are you waiting for???) I think Jane and Olivia teamed up is a duo not to be rivaled.

As always, Adams shares wonderful books that I must put on my radar immediately. Over the weekend I read Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski, an author I had never heard of. A great read to show what early Florida was like for farmers.

Although this book can be read as a standalone, I would suggest you read the series in order.

Another five-star but one of the best cozy mystery authors.