Month: December 2017

Happy New Year, RoloPolians!!!

Review: Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell

At twenty-seven, Penelope Dalton is quickly ticking off items on a bucket list. Only the list isn’t hers. After her eight year-old daughter Ella is given just six months to live thanks to an inoperable brain tumor, Penelope is determined to fill Ella’s remaining…

Review: Beginner’s Luck (Book #1: Chance of a Lifetime Series) by Kate Clayborn

Kit Averin is anything but a gambler. A scientist with a quiet, steady job at a university, Kit’s focus has always been maintaining the acceptable status quo. A sudden windfall doesn’t change that, with one exception: the fixer-upper she plans to buy, her first…

Review: Making It (Book #3: Ringside Romance Series) by Christine d’Abo

Devan knows exactly what he wants from life: a good career, a husband who loves him, and a child to call his own. He’s working at the perfect job, and has found the man of his dreams in Eli. That only leaves one box…

Merry Christmas, RoloPolians!!!

Excerpt: Since Last Christmas (Book #3: Missed Connections) by Jeffe Kennedy

This Christmas, Amy is getting what she wants. Her career in fashion design is taking off. Her boyfriend Brad is the dictionary definition of a catch. Soon he’ll buy the massive diamond that makes it official: she’s nobody’s hard luck case anymore. Her old…

Cozy Mystery Week Review: Cremains of the Day (Book #1: A Tallie Graver Mystery) by Misty Simon

For Tallulah Graver, marrying wealthy Waldo Phillips seemed like the best way out of the family business, the Graver Funeral Home. But when her marriage falls apart and Tallie is left with next to nothing, she turns to cleaning houses to make ends meet….

Cozy Mystery Week Review: A Grave Issue (Book #1: A Funeral Parlor Mystery) by Lillian Bell

After an on-air gaffe goes viral and jeopardizes her career, journalist Desiree Turner retreats home to Verbena, California for some peace and quiet. She begins working one of the quietest jobs around: presiding over funerals for her great-grandfather’s funeral parlor. But the action seems…

Cozy Mystery Week Review: A Fatal Collection (Book #1: Keepsake Cove Mystery Series) by Mary Ellen Hughes

Callie Reed makes a long overdue visit to her aunt Melodie, who lives in a fairy-tale cottage in quaint Keepsake Cove, home to a bevy of unique collectible shops on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Just as they’re beginning to reconnect, Callie discovers her aunt’s body…

Cozy Mystery Week Review: Death Overdue (Book #1: A Haunted Library Mystery Series) by Allison Brook (AKA Marilyn Levinson)

Carrie Singleton is just about done with Clover Ridge, Connecticut until she’s offered a job as the head of programs and events at the spooky local library, complete with its own librarian ghost. Her first major event is a program presented by a retired…

Cozy Mystery Week Review: The Quiche and the Dead (Book #1: Pie Town Mystery Series) by Kirsten Weiss

Is Val’s breakfast pie the quiche of death? Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting to start a new life with her fiance. Five months–and a…

Cozy Mystery Week Review: Of Spice and Men (Book #3: A Pancake House Mystery Series) by Sarah Fox

With a Hollywood film crew in town to shoot a remake of the horror classic The Perishing, the residents of Wildwood Cove are all abuzz. Even Marley McKinney, owner of The Flip Side Pancake House, can overlook the fact that the lead actress, Alyssa…