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Monday, January 23, 2017
Phyllis Bates is back in town and she is Herb Beeseman's ex-girlfriend and now she is playing Mrs. Claus to his Mr. Claus all isn't going too badly until Lisa Herb's wife comes to the rehearsal of "A Christmas Carol" and sees with her own eyes that Herb has not received a stage kiss from Phyllis but a real kiss. Lisa storms out with Hannah on her heels.
Lisa and Hannah go to the Cookie Jar Bakery to figure out how many caramels they will need for the gift bags since they are making all the treats for the play performances.
While there they are hungry and decide to meet in an hour at The Corner Tavern to eat and make plans for the recipes.
However, after they have their supper and get ready to leave Hannah notices in the corner parking lot that there seems to be something on the steep bank in the snow. She's right soon she finds the body of Phyllis, what is worse she also finds something that incriminates Herb and even worse is the fact that they soon find that Phyllis was murdered.
Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke is a real old-fashioned page-turner.
As always this mystery in the cozy series is chalk full of recipes to die for and it's the best Christmas Mystery I have read this year.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
I look back on earth sciences as it was called then (maybe still is?) and there has been SOOOO much learned since I was in school. I hope kids today are getting all this new info.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
It is a very informative and thought provoking book in many respects
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Title itself is from the famous quote: Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread" which I thought gave a lot of flavor to the story as well.
The female characters were layered as well and the complexity was refreshing.
I enjoyed this book. There were a lot of plot twists and red herrings that were believable. The author really brought the time period and setting to life for me. Will definitely read more in the series.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
This year I did manage to stay up and see the ball drop and was fine but my real New Year's started when the new season of Sherlock began and when the chiefs won their game. Now this starts a Happy New Year at least for me.
To top this good news the Hallmark Mysteries & Movies has started showing the mysteries.
I binge watched the movies yesterday. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries, Hannah Swenson Mysteries are the movies I binge watched yesterday.
Overall I had a nice New Year's in 2017 and I even remembered to eat my blackeyed peas.
I hope you had a good start to your new year.