Hi to all of my blog readers! Well my blog has been silent since my trip to Hawaii at the end of August. I spent 10 days on the Northshore of Oahu at a Drum Circle Facilitation workshop that was in a word – incredible! I then spent about 3 days relaxing in the Waikiki area, again – beautiful, relaxing, incredible! I was able to finish a couple of books of my trip and now it is time to get back to reality and back to my blog/book reviews! I hope you enjoy a couple of pictures of my Polynesian Paradise!
Author: Virginia Lowell
Publisher: Penguin Group
Synopsis (from BN.com): On a stormy night, Olivia Greyson and her Yorkie discover the body of a man stabbed to death-which looks suspiciously like the intruder seen fleeing the local health food store The Vegetable Plate. Charlene Critch, owner of The Vegetable Plate, has a grudge against Olivia’s cookie cutter shop, but could Charlene be hiding a secret serious enough to kill for?
My thoughts: This is the second installment of Virginia Lowell’s Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery Series. I have to admit that I had a rather difficult time getting through this book. I am not sure exactly why as I love my cozies and usually fly through them. Perhaps it was simply because I got distracted by other things going on and ended up taking a long time to read this book. In fact, I ended up putting this book down for awhile, reading other things and then getting back to it – which I never do. Anyway, I felt the storyline dragged quite a bit and I don’t quite really connect to the characters as well as I do in some of my other favorite cozy mystery series. This book was alright, but certainly nothing special. I will give her 3rd book in the series which just came out a try and see if it was just me. Wish I had better things to say, but these things happen 🙂
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