Welcome to the second of the author updates for the week, with recent reviews for authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore.
The first author is Amy M. Reade with a recent review for her latest release Dead, White and Blue (The Juniper Junction Holiday Mystery Series Book Two)
About the book
Summer is getting hotter in Juniper Junction, Colorado.There’s a firebug on the loose, the townspeople are nervous, and Lilly Carlsen, single mom to two teenagers, has even more to worry about. She’s in charge of the Independence Day celebration, her mother’s mental health is declining, and her son is getting ready to leave for college.But things are about to get even hotter: when a bistro owner dies at the celebration and Lilly’s best friend is charged with murder, events start hitting close to home. It’s up to Lilly to help clear her friend’s name while at the same time dealing her mom’s worsening forgetfulness as well as a coming-of-age issue under her own roof.
A recent review for the book
Dead, White and Blue by Amy M. Reade is another winner. This Independence Day story comes with heat, an arsonist and a murder.
Lilly Carlsen has her hands full because she has a business, she’s in charge of the celebration and her mother appears to be having mental health issues. Her son has just graduated and he’s going to be heading for college. Oh, and her boyfriend is in town, along with his father.
Everything is weighing on Lilly, especially after her closest friend is charged with murder after a local bistro owner is murdered at the Independence Day celebration.
Could Lilly’s son or one of his friends be starting fires in vacant houses? Is her best friend a murderer? And what about her mother’s problems?
I have to say that Ms. Reade has handled all of the issues expertly. I especially like the way her character is handling the issues with her mother while trying to clear her friend’s name. Her son and daughter are at an age where things can be a bit dicey, and she’s on top of that, too.
I highly recommend this book for everyone who enjoys a good mystery. I’ve also recommended the book to a friend who’s going through a similar situation with her mother. Very entertaining, and the story gives the reader a lot to think about.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/White-Juniper-Junction-Holiday-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07SKW9B9D
A selection of books by Amy Reade
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Amy-M.-Reade/e/B00LX6ASF2
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amy-M.-Reade/e/B00LX6ASF2
Read more reviews and follow Amy on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8189243.Amy_M_Reade
Connect to Amy via her blog: www.amreade.wordpress.com
The next recent review is for Tony Riches and Owen – Book One of the Tudor Trilogy. I have read and reviewed the books and I can recommend them all.. including the first which I suggest you begin with.
About Owen – Book One of the Tudor Trilogy.
Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, OWEN is the epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience as he changes the course of English history.
England 1422: Owen Tudor, a Welsh servant, waits in Windsor Castle to meet his new mistress, the beautiful and lonely Queen Catherine of Valois, widow of the warrior king, Henry V. Her infant son is crowned King of England and France, and while the country simmers on the brink of civil war, Owen becomes her protector.
They fall in love, risking Owen’s life and Queen Catherine’s reputation—but how do they found the dynasty which changes British history – the Tudors?
This is the first historical novel to fully explore the amazing life of Owen Tudor, grandfather of King Henry VII and the great-grandfather of King Henry VIII. Set against a background of the conflict between the Houses of Lancaster and York, which develops into what have become known as the Wars of the Roses, Owen’s story deserves to be told.
A recent review for the book on Goodreads
Owen Tudor fathered a new era in England. By marrying the widowed queen of England, he fathered children that would help to shape the future of England. His life was not one of ease, but it was one that took several surprising turns, ending with a bitter end at the end of an executioners axe.
While I am a Ricardian (I know…) I still enjoyed this book, which brought to life the grandfather of the future king of England. It was an engaging and fun read. I highly enjoyed it! Get this one your to-read list NOW!
Read some of the many reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Owen-Book-One-Tudor-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B011YBZU8U
A selection of other books by Tony Riches
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tony-Riches/e/B006UZWOXA
And Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Tony-Riches/e/B006UZWOX
Read more reviews and follow Tony Riches on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5604088.Tony_Riches
Connect to Tony via his blog: http://www.tonyriches.co.uk
The next author with a recent review is Barbara Silkstone for the fourth book in the Cold Cream Murders Series – Sun Scream.
About the book
A series of peculiar and highly suspicious accidents threaten the life of the Loud Mouth of the South. Can Olive and Lizzy find the predator before their friend becomes the victim at her own Murder Mystery Party? Help the Cold Cream gals solve the mystery of the corpse and the canapés. Mirth and murder in Book 4 of the Cold Cream Murders.
COLD CREAM MURDERS – series
When Olive Peroni put out her family therapy sign, she never thought her top client would be the retired head of a New York crime family. When Olive’s nonna dies and leaves her a condo in Florida and a secret recipe for miracle cold cream, Olive grabs the chance at a new life in Starfish Cove, Florida, making designer creams for ladies who spend far too much time at the beach.
But when the quiet little community on the Gulf of Mexico soon begins to compete with a certain notorious coastal village in Maine, Olive finds herself solving odd-ball murders as often as she soothes wrinkles.
One of the recent reviews for the book
This is a great series by Barbara Silkstone.
Olive and Lizzy are waiting for Sophia to come to the states and endorse their products.
Jaime aka Loud Mouth of the South and her husband Chip decide to have a Murder Mystery Party the craziness begins. Then it seems someone is trying to kill Jaime, making them seem like accidents. Can Olive and Lizzy get to the bottom of these incidents before Jaime ends up dead? Is her husband behind this?
These characters are so much fun, especially Lizzy ‘ s grandmother!!
Looking forward to more with these characters.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VG7VVRJ
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VG7VVRJ
Other books in the series.
A small selection of other books by Barbara Silkstone
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Silkstone/e/B0047L8A8W
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barbara-Silkstone/e/B0047L8A8W
Read more reviews and follow Barbara on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/576735.Barbara_Silkstone
Connect to Barbara via her website: https://secondactcafe.com/
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books under your arm..thanks Sally