Sunday, June 11, 2017

Weekend Book Reviews

Barking Up the Wrong Bakery by Stella St. Claire is the first book in the Happy Trails Dog Walking Mystery series.  Olivia owns her own dog walking business.  She has a great boyfriend and an ambitious sister.  The first problem is that Olivia hates change of any kind and will do anything to avoid it.  The second problem or maybe a solution to the first is that Olivia finds the owner of a food truck dead.  Olivia sets out to avoid her boyfriend and sister and solve the murder mystery.  I enjoyed the setting for this series, and the characters are fun with room for growth.  Olivia's commitment phobia gets a little annoying but not enough to make me dislike the book.  I look forward to reading more in this series.

Alex Erickson's Death by Vanilla Latte is book four in the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series.  Krissy's father shows up for a surprise visit which throws her store, Death by Coffee, and her private life into chaos.  Things get worse when she finds her father's agent dead in his room at the local bed and breakfast.  I had read previous books in this series, but it is not at all necessary.  Krissy is a strong lead character, and this book features a good mix of supporting characters.  The mystery kept me guessing until the very end!

disclosure:  I received these e-books from NetGalley but was otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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