Saturday, December 10, 2016

Weekend Book Reviews

Mistletoe Mysteries:  Tales of Yuletide Murder is a collection of Christmas themed short mysteries.  The mysteries are light and provide quick reads. The subtitle is a bit misleading as not at all of the stories involve murder.  Each of the stories revolves around the holiday season.  My favorite was a Christmas themed ghost story, "The Live Tree" by John Lutz.  With tales from Mary Higgins Clark, Eric Wright, and Susan Dunlap, this book offers something for everyone.

Detox Delish:  Your Guide to Clean Eating by Jennifer Mac has a Biblical side focus for plant based  eating.   As the title suggests the book has a main focus on detox.  The first portion of the book explains about the author's life and her reasons for a raw, plant based diet.  The second half focuses on the detox plan and the raw food recipes.  While the idea is good, I am not convinced it is for everyone. The idea of a multiple day fast will work for some but not all.  Many of the ideas and recipes can be incorporated into anyone's diet though.

The Seven-Course Christmas Killer by Rosie Genova is a holiday themed short mystery from the Italian Kitchen Mystery series.  I have not read anything else in the series, but I was easily able to follow this short story.  This is a fast paced mystery that takes place during a traditional Italian Christmas Eve celebration.  Victoria and her sister have to find out who is trying to kill the mayor before the seventh course is served.  I found this to be a wonderful little taste of the series and definitely made me want to read more.  It is a fun, short, holiday 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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