Death in Bloom is a fun, quick, gentle read with an endearing amateur sleuth full of positivity, a great cast of supporting characters plus a bonus puppy sidekick
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers is a warm snuggle of a book, a lovely cup of tea, sipped while wrapped in a pashmina.
The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton is a delight! Imagine a Victorian England where lady pirates sail the country in their houses, plundering items that the owners were practically begging them to take (by leaving them unattended and in plain sight).
A Lowcountry Bride is a heartwarming own voices story with likable and relatable characters. It’s about unexpected loss, grieving and taking steps to heal and still having the strength to pursue your dreams.
This book was pure delight. Not in a gross, sappy way but in a real way. There’s heartache and I cried at times but everything was perfectly written. I want more stars so I can give them all to One Last Stop.
For Batter or Worse is the 13th enter in Jenn McKinlay’s oh so bingeable cozy Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. The cupcake crew has a lot on their plate – Angie and Tate have a baby on the way, Mel and Joe are just days away from getting married, and Oz is settling into his job as the pastry chef at an exclusive resort while planning the cupcakes for Mel and Joe’s wedding reception.
Bestselling author Dana Mentink debuts a new culinary cozy series, the Ice Cream Shop Mystery with Pint of No Return. This has all of the delicious elements for a fun series.
The Chosen and the Beautiful is Nghi Vo’s debut novel. This retelling of The Great Gatsby dazzles with its luxuriously louche writing. Vo gives a 1920s with magical elixirs and infernal bargains.
Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan is a fantastic new cozy series that gives you all the flavor of coffee and Portland you could want.