Sunday, June 26, 2016

Weekend Book Reviews

Maggie Dove by Susan Breen is the first book in a new cozy mystery series.  The lead character, Maggie Dove, is a Sunday School teacher living in a small town.  Maggie has isolated herself a bit following the deaths of her husband and daughter.  I found her to be a charming character.  Maggie's most difficult student (now all grown up) is accused of murder, and she steps in to prove him innocent.  While not an overly exciting book, it was interesting and a relaxing read.  I look forward to reading more from this author!

Laura Levine's latest book, Murder Has Nine Lives, finds Jaine Austen counting the days until a Hawaiian vacation.  Her luck seems to be all good when her cat Prozac lands a spot in a cat food commercial.  Things go from bad to worse when Prozac blows the commercial and the creator of Skinny Kitty cat food winds up dead.  I loved Prozac's background thoughts as well as the emails from Jaine's parents.  This was a fun and entertaining cozy mystery.

disclosure:  I received these e-books from NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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