For a fun children’s board book, take a look at The Cow said Neigh: a farm story by Rory Feek. It’s brightly colored pages, illustrated by Bruno Robert, will draw in young readers. Add a few sound effects and this story can make children giggle at its silliness.
A Batter of Life and Death is book two of Ellie Alexander’s A Bakeshop Mystery series. It’s Fall in Ashland, Oregon and Jules Capshaw is welcoming a reality baking show to her family’s bakery, Torte. When she’s coerced into participating as one of the bakers, she finds herself in the middle of another murder investigation.
Irish Stewed is the first book in Kylie Logan’s Ethnic Eats Mystery series. Recently fired from her job as a personal chef, Laurel Inwood arrives in Hubbard, Ohio to take care of her Aunt Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks restaurant while Sophie undergoes knee surgery. Only, Laurel is expecting a quaint bistro, not the hole-in-the-wall greasy spoon she finds.
It may not be popular, but I love it when the weather turns cold. I love wearing fuzzy sweaters, bundling in cozy blankets, and drinking hot chocolate. So when I had a chance to review a book all about winter chilliness, I had to investigate. Cozy, Snowy Cuddles wonderfully captures that cozy winter feeling in a touch-and-feel board book for little readers.
Joanne Fluke first published the Hannah Swenson Mysteries in 2000, so it’s taken me 18 years to start the long-running series. One of the fun things about reading a mystery written almost two decades ago is watching the technology change over the years. In just that short time, we’ve come a long way.
Shelter of the Most High, by Connilyn Cossette, is a captivating tale set in 1388 BC. Sofea is a young woman taken from her home on the Island of Sicily. She is eventually brought to Kedesh, a City of Refuge among the Hebrews. Eitan is a young man who wishes to leave Kedesh, but cannot under the risk of death. Together, these two must unravel betrayal before those closest to them pay the price.