Book Review-A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase with a Giveaway!!

A Dash of Christmas

By Samantha Chase

Publication Date 9/24/2019

I am such a romance junkie and I love christmas stories. I am thrilled to partner with Sourcebooks Casablanca to bring you Miss W’s stop on the book blog tour for A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase.

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About the Book:

With a dash of Christmas magic…

Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals…

Learn a little something about following their hearts…

Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restaurateur, he’s at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his matchmaking family has other ideas…

Emery Monaghan’s no-good fiancé has embroiled her in scandal and she needs a way out. When mentor Eliza Montgomery offers her a refuge, she’s relieved—until she realizes that the deal means rubbing elbows with Eliza’s son Carter—Emery’s childhood nemesis. 

Miss W’s Review: 

5 incredible stars from Miss W !!!!!!!!! 

A Dash of Christmas is the last book in the Montgomery Brothers Series and what a perfect way to end the series.  I absolutely fell in love with Emery and Carter and their chemistry. I really enjoyed reading the journey of these two characters on the road to their happily ever after. The characters are well developed and fleshed out. The story is multilayered and complex. I LOVED the ending and I felt like this final book brought the whole series full circle reading about the other family members newsletters before wrapping it up. Kudos to Samantha Chase for a fantastic book. 

Be sure to check out the other books in this series:

The Montgomery Brothers series:

Wait for Me (Book 1)

Trust in Me (Book 2)

Stay With Me (Book 3)

More of Me (Book 4)

Return to You (Book 5)

Meant for You (Book 6)

I’ll Be There (Book 7)

Until There Was Us (Book 8)

Suddenly Mine (Book 9)

I am excited to be able to bring you an exclusive excerpt of A Dash of Christmas!!!

“Don’t go.”

His voice was raw and it wasn’t hard to tell there was a battle waging within him. Normally, Emery enjoyed watching Carter squirm and struggle, but for some reason seeing him this emotional after a call with his mother affected her in a way she didn’t expect.

She felt compassion for him—a need to comfort him and tell him it was going to be all right. 

She made her way toward him. “I think it would be best for everyone if I did. You didn’t deserve to be blindsided like this, and I’m sorry it happened this way. I truly believed you were aware of what was going on and you were coming here specifically to work on the book. I had no idea your trip here had nothing to do with it or that you were so against giving it more attention.”

Carter’s shoulders sagged a little. “At any other time…”

“I know,” she said softly, moving a little closer. “I get it. Hey, there isn’t anything I can do about whatever else you’re dealing with, but on this particular subject, I can. I’ll work with the files you sent your mother and I’ll make it into something closer to what she’s looking for, okay? And in the meantime, I’ll stay out of your way so you can have at least one night’s peace.”

They stood in silence for a long time, and as much as Emery wanted to pack and get out of his way, she couldn’t seem to make herself move. In all the years they had known one another, they had bickered and poked fun at each other and essentially gone out of their own way to make the other miserable. It was what they did. It was comfortable. But right now, she couldn’t think of a single snarky or antagonistic comment.

And that freaked her out.

Swallowing hard, she took a step back. And then another. Next thing she knew, she had spun and was walking back to her bedroom, mildly trembling. She went straight to her closet and pulled out her weekender bag. Knowing she wasn’t going to be going out or doing anything other than vegging in her hotel room, she walked over to her dresser and pulled out a couple of pairs of yoga pants, a few T-shirts, a pair of pajamas, and a pair of shorts and tossed them in the bag. Next, she opened her lingerie drawer and was pulling out a handful of panties when a large male hand closed over hers. Gasping with surprise, she turned and found herself face-to-face with Carter.

While they both held her panties.

Awesome.

Emery wanted to be outraged—or at the very least annoyed that he had invaded her space when she was clearly trying to be the bigger person here, but for some reason she couldn’t seem to make herself speak or react.

What was happening to her?

“This is crazy,” he said, his voice deep and low and borderline hypnotic. 

So he felt it, too? This sudden, crazy pull toward one another? The change in the air around them?

“I already said I didn’t want you to go, Em,” he went on and that’s when she realized what he was talking about.

Forcing her gaze away, she carefully pulled her hand and underwear from his. “I think it’s for the best.” Then she moved away, tossing her garments in the weekender bag along with the rest of her clothes. For a few minutes, she busied herself collecting odds and ends—her laptop, her e-reader, her iPod—before going into the bathroom and grabbing her toothbrush, makeup, and brushes. Anything else she needed she’d get from housekeeping. When she walked back out into the bedroom, she found Carter sitting quietly on her bed.

And her weekender bag emptied.

Okay, now she was outraged.

“Seriously, Carter?” she cried. “Why can’t you just let me do this?”

He shrugged. “I already told you. It’s not necessary.”

“To me it is! There’s no reason for me to stay here. And, might I remind you, I’ve been a thorn in your side since we were kids!” 

It pleased her that he paled a little at having his words thrown back at him.

“I would think you’d be thankful that I was leaving,” she said, hating the tremor in her voice. “One less thing for you to worry about.”

The curse that flew out of his mouth followed by a huff of annoyance didn’t really surprise her. This was them. This was the relationship they had. And honestly, she preferred this to the strained silence and whatever it was that she was feeling just minutes ago.

Carter stood and walked over until they were toe to toe. “What I said to my mother,” he began and then stopped. “What I mean is, that was said in the heat of the moment and really, it couldn’t have been news to you. I’ve been telling you that to your face since we were twelve.”

“Eleven, but…whatever,” she corrected and smirked when he growled with frustration.

“That! That right there is why I said it! Can’t you just let some things go?”

Me?” she cried. “How about you? I was being the bigger person here! I was putting your feelings first, and where did that get me, huh? I should be in a cab on my way to a hotel with room service, but instead I’m here arguing with you again! Why couldn’t you just let me leave?”

They both instantly fell silent and Emery felt herself holding her breath while she waited for his answer.

“What’s the matter?” she finally asked. “Is it possible the arrogant Carter Montgomery has nothing to say for himself for the first time in his life?”

Yeah, she was taunting him, but…she needed to. Needed things to be like they always were. If she didn’t get them back on solid ground—back on the familiar turf of a lifelong rivalry—she wouldn’t know what to do. For years she’d been aware of Carter as a person. She couldn’t deal with suddenly being aware of him as a man.

When his only response was a slight tick in his jaw, she figured she’d poke the bear a little more. “Did you burn the sauce? Is that why we’re not eating yet? Or maybe you realized all that pretentious crap you bought was no better than grabbing a couple of slices from the pizzeria on the corner.” She noted he seemed to be almost inflating before her eyes—his posture straightened, his shoulders seemed to grow broader…

Go big or go home, right?

Leaning in, she said, “I bet you really don’t know how to make homemade pizza. At least not good homemade pizza.” She let out a devious little laugh. “Probably thought I would be too naive to know the difference. You probably could have served up one of my frozen pizzas and I wouldn’t know the difference.”

He was breaking molars now, no doubt.

“Not that it matters. I’ve got some microwave popcorn I can have for dinner, along with the last brownie. That’s the kind of stuff I can count on—and will probably be a lot more enjoyable.”

This time when Emery tried to move away, Carter’s large hand on her arm stopped her.

She had to hide her smile of satisfaction. “Problem?” she asked innocently.

“You’ve got a real smart mouth, Emery, but you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.”

“Oh, really? Care to explain?”

But he shook his head. “As a matter of fact, no. I don’t.”

She shrugged. “Fine, whatever. Now, if you’ll excuse me, my dinner awaits.”

“If you so much as think of making popcorn for dinner, I’ll strangle you,” he said, tugging her closer.

When she leaned in until they were nose to nose, she said, “I dare you.”

“Such a smart mouth,” he said right before he claimed it.

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Excerpted from A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase. © 2019 by Samantha Chase. Used with permission of the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase has published more than twenty romance novels, with over half a million copies sold.

Visit her at www.chasing-romance.com. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Praise for Samantha Chase:

“Utter rock star perfection. I dare you to stop reading until the end.”—Rachel Van Dyken, New York Times Bestselling Author, for One More Moment

“Chase’s three-dimensional characters leap off the page, encouraging readers to sit down, put their feet up, and enjoy…charming.”—Publishers Weekly for Until There Was Us

“Chase just gets better and better.”—Booklist

I know you must be ready to pick up your copy of A Dash of Christmas and be sure to subscribe to Samantha Chase’s newsletter!!!

I think I mentioned a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for this fantastic giveaway!!!! Enter HERE!

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Let me know what you think about this book! Have you read Samantha Chase before? I really enjoy this author A LOT!!!!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Book Review- All’s Fairy in Love and Murder by K.M. Waller

I am so excited to bring you my review of All’s Fair in Love and Murder by K.M. Waller. This is the First Book in the new Fairy Godmother Mystery Series. I fell in love with this cover the second I saw it. Isn’t it fantastic? I mean fairytastic?

All’s Fairy in Love and Murder Publishing  9/13/2019 !

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About the Book: 

Be careful what you wish for!

Juniper is a fairy princess living in a fairy godparent world. But like most fairy tales-she wants to be where the people are…

Determined to prove she can handle humans like the rest of the fairy godparent population, she sneaks out of her protected magical home to sprinkle fairy dust and give a downtrodden man some luck. But she’s a misguided fairy and everything quickly goes awry.

When her interference leads to a murder, she has no choice but to find his killer and bring them to justice. But solving a crime after losing her magic wand and with very little fairy dust proves challenging.

Is Juniper ready to take on the human world and all the complications that come with catching a murderer?

P.S. Did I mention there’s a talking squirrel?

Miss W’s Review: 

All’s Fair in Love and Murder is the first book in a new cozy paranormal series. This book is so fantastic. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! Truly!

This is such a fun unique book with magic everywhere. I really enjoy Juniper the main character, she is complex and well fleshed out. But let’s talk about the show stopper, the talking squirrel!
I loved the paranormal setting with all the fairies.

The mystery is so well written with quite a few twists and turns. This book leaves me wanting more and more! I love fairies and I loved they were the focus in this book.

I cannot wait for the next book in this incredible series.

Who wants an exclusive excerpt???

Chapter One
“Fairy, fairy, quite contrary, how does your boredom grow?” I stared at my reflection in the courtyard fountain’s translucent water while plucking plum-colored petals from an orchid’s long stem. I dropped them into the fountain and watched as they floated out of reach to the other side. If I sprinkled some fairy dust in the water, I’d be able to observe into the human world, but I’d grown weary of having only a bird’s eye view.“You are outrageously melodramatic, Juniper.” My best friend and fellow fairy, Iris, sat on the edge of the fountain and crossed her ankles. The ends of her wings dipped into the water. She lifted her face toward the sun, exposing her pale, slender neck. A palace guard stumbled over his feet as he passed by. He caught himself before spilling to the ground and his cheeks turned a rosy shade of red. I understood his clumsiness around her. Iris was the second most beautiful fairy in our land. My mom, Queen Poppy, being the first.I waited for the guard to disappear down the corridor before lowering my voice to a near whisper. “Are we on for tonight?”Iris grumbled a few unintelligible words under her breath and the tips of her wings flickered to highlight her agitation. She reached into her dress pocket and retrieved the parchment. She placed it on the edge of the fountain. “You are the biggest cliché. The sheltered princess has everything she could possibly desire but wants to slum it with the humans instead.”I tossed the orchid stem at her and picked up the missive, glancing around again to make sure we weren’t being watched. “Be judge-y later. What’s the fairy errand?” I unfolded the paper and read the name and address. John Bleaker, 325 Palmer Road, Lilac Cove.“The human male needs a sprinkle of fairy luck to help with an interview tomorrow. This is the closest FE I could snag. He’s a boring man who lives only a few miles away in a boring little town on Florida’s gulf coast. Lives by himself and is in bed most nights by nine p.m. It’s a simple in-and-out job.” She grasped my wrist and gave it a gentle squeeze. “If we get caught, your parents will feed me to the trolls. Or worse, they won’t let me live in the palace anymore.”“Now who’s being dramatic? We won’t get caught,” I assured her, but she only fluttered her eyelashes in an exaggerated eye roll and fluffed the blonde curls that circled her head like a golden halo. I’d been planning my one-night excursion into the human world for more than a year, ever since my twenty-fifth birthday, when I should have been allowed to join my fellow fairies as a fairy godparent. I’d trained alongside all the other fairies and, at the last minute, my parents had pulled the palace rug out from under me. Being a godmother was my birthright, after all.I took in the lush, green courtyard and the pristine gray bricks of the palace walls. Being the only heir to the North American fairy throne happened to be my birthright, too. According to my parents, that took precedence. Not to mention that a couple of fairies had left our world to live in the human world over the past couple of years and that made the entire kingdom nervous. There were only so many of us left.For twenty-six years I’d been trapped inside the protective magical dome of our home in the swamps of Juniper Springs, Florida. That’s right,I’m named after our fairy land. Every other fairy took on the responsibility of godparent on their twenty-fifth year. They then ventured out to wave their wands and sprinkle enchanted dust to help the humans. We called them fairy errands or FEs. With so much evil in the world, humans needed every sprinkle we could give them. That’s what I needed to be doing, too. Instead, I had to spend my days preparing to ascend to the throne.Don’t get me wrong. Living with the humans on a permanent basis didn’t hold any appeal so my parents fears were unfounded. And fairies who chose that path didn’t get the option to come back. Just ask my Aunt Mossandra, who I’ve never actually met and have only seen in a portrait hanging on the palace wall.But day after day of palace duties like arranging nobility banquets and settling fairy disputes and this gal needed a little break in the routine. An adventure. My only two connections to the world where everyone else traveled was the courtyard fountain and the human-written books Iris smuggled back from her assignments.The king’s distinct voice boomed from somewhere inside the main halls.“Uh oh. King Hypnum sounds mad. Again. I’m out.” Iris stood and shook the water off of her wings. She stretched out her arms and allowed a pout to pull down the edges of her glossy pink lips. “I’m losing my shimmer and am in desperate need of a glitter bath.” She pulled me to my feet and placed light kisses on both of my cheeks. “There’s still plenty of time to change your mind about tonight.”I tilted my head to the side and held her violet gaze. “You know I won’t.”Her shoulders sagged. “That’s what worries me most—your inability to let go of something once you’ve set your mind to it.” She fluttered her wings and lifted a few inches from the ground. She glided to the nearest exit but picked up her pace once my father came around the corner, his always present entourage close behind.“When I find out who’s been skimming, they’ll spend their eternity with a wad of thorns stuck up their…” He caught sight of me and stopped short.I waved the tips of my fingers at him. “Don’t stop on my account, Daddy. Where will the thorns be going?”He pursed his lips and met me at the fountain. “Hello, dearest. I didn’t see you there.” He gave the top of my head a quick peck. Between my parents, I mostly resembled my dad, with his dark brown hair and gray eyes with a sharp, pointy nose settled in between. I warmed under his affection, almost feeling guilty for my devious plans later on that evening. Almost. “Who’s skimming what?” I asked.Irritation returned to his expression. “The enchantment dust harvesters are reporting stolen crop.”“We’ll find the culprits, your majesty,” Amaranth, the captain of the royal guard and my on-again, off-again boyfriend, assured the king. Amaranth and I avoided eye contact with each other as at this moment we happened to be in the off-again territory. He’d caught me outside the palace walls with a copy of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Long story short, we’d argued about what he’d called my “infatuation with the human world.” The nerve. Just because something interested me didn’t mean I’d become infatuated with it.Dad must have noticed the tension between us because he cleared his throat a few times before gesturing toward the main hall. “Your mother awaits me in the throne room, so we’ll be on our way. You have your itinerary for the remainder of the day, I assume. Will you be dining with us this evening?”I turned on my sweetest, daughterly smile but my pulse quickened. “Iris and I have plans tonight. Tomorrow?”“I look forward to it.” He led his private guards and the other palace lackeys out of the courtyard.I blew out a hard breath and waited for my heart to return to its normal pace. My wings twitched, and I flicked them to work out the tension. At least I’d been able to avoid my mom all day. She could take one look at me and know when I was up to something—like a sixth sense.I glanced at the sun and estimated that I had four hours before I set my plan into motion. Just enough time to immerse myself in my newest book. The itinerary my father spoke of, which included picking flower arrangements for the main hall’s dining tables, could wait.I snapped my fingers, making my wand appear in the palm of my other hand, and then withdrew the miniaturized version of Pride & Prejudice from my pocket. I tapped it three times and said, “Big.” The book grew to normal size and I clutched it against my chest.If the person I planned to visit tonight was half as interesting as Elizabeth Bennet or Fitzwilliam Darcy, I was in for quite the treat.

 

About the Author: 

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K.M. Waller aka Kizzie Waller lives in Florida with her husband, two kids, and popcorn-loving hermit crab. When she’s not reading, writing, or chasing her kids around the house, she’s binging television dramas and mysteries.

To find out more about this fantastic author, visit her website by clicking HERE. I hear you can score some free reads if you sign up for her newsletter!

Ready to get All’s Fairy in Love in Murder?

Pre Order your copy HERE!

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Let me know what you think!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Lets get cozy!

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When I first became a blogger, my first ever blog post was about cozy mysteries. I talk to so many people that don’t know what a cozy mystery is. I love all genres but cozy mysteries is my go to genre on the daily! So lets chat cozy mysteries with Miss W today!

If you look at my blog you will see that at least fifty percent of my blogs are cozy mystery books or series.

So what is a cozy mystery?

Cozy mysteries , also called “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime fiction where sex and violence are treated humorously. The characters in these books are almost always amateurs and almost always women. The murders take place off screen and the violence is never described in the book. Sexual activity, even between married characters is only slightly implied and sometimes it is often avoided completely. These are clean mysteries that also feature animals and there are many that are culinary themed.

A popular sub-genre of the cozy mystery is paranormal cozy mystery which involves anything magical like ghosts, witches, fairies, wizards, you name it!

I am a huge cat lover, and that’s how I found the cozy mystery genre actually. I was going through a difficult time and I wanted to read a mystery that maybe had a cat in it and so I put “cat” and “mystery” in the amazon search field and WOW I got so many cozy mysteries returned. I read my first one and I was hooked !

Another fantastic thing I love about cozy mysteries is I would say the majority of them are a series so you get to follow your favorite characters as they evolve and grow and find more bodies, ha ha.

Cozy mystery authors are award winning, talented and hard working.

I have a list of my go to Cozy Mystery Authors that I am always dying for the next book to come out. I want to share with you my top picks for cozy mystery authors. This list is far from inclusive and I am sure you will find your own. Need a light fun mystery? Pick up a cozy mystery and become a sleuth!

Miss W’s Picks: 

Tonya Kappes, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Morgana Best, Mona Marple, Annabel Chase, Elle Adams, Sam Cheever, Ava Mallory, Jenna St. James, Summer Prescott, Susan Boles, Kizzie Waller, Lynn Cahoon, Ceecee James, VM Burns, Kathi Daley, Stephanie D’ Amore and Ruth Hartzler.

There are SO many great cozy authors out there! Who am I missing out on? Tell me have you ever read a cozy mystery?

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

 

Miss W’s Picks for August 27, 2019

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If your an avid reader, Tuesday is our FAVORITE day of the week! Why? That is when the new books come out! Give me all the books! Okay this week I have picked my top THREE books that I have read advanced copies of  and reviewed and I cannot wait to get out in the world.

In addition, I have one pick for what I call “I cannot wait to get my grabby hands on” book!!!!!


First up is Assailants, Asphalt & Alibi’s by Tonya Kappes. This is Book 8 in the Camper & Criminal Cozy Mystery Series.  Have you read this series yet? This is not my first time posting about it and I am sure it won’t be the last!!!!!

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Miss W’s Review:

Assailants, Asphalt & Alibis is Book 8 in the Camper & Criminals Cozy Series. 

I was so happy to be back in Normal, Kentucky and back at the Happy Trails Campground.

People are gathered around listening to Mason talk about the old legend of John Swift’s Silver Mine.

I about died laughing reading as Mary Elizabeth, Queenie, Abby ,Mae and Hank’s granny Agnes decide to go on an adventure looking for the SILVER in Mae’s camper along with Mason. I just could not picture Mary Elizabeth going out in a camper. 

While out exploring, the Laundry Club ladies came back to find that Mary Elizabeth’s pearls had been stolen. Add to that, two bodies, and the ladies are looking to solve another mystery! 

The author crafts a mystery that is multi-layered with complex fun characters that will leave you flipping the pages until the very end. 

This is book 8 and can be read as a stand alone mystery but it is so much more fun if you read them all. You won’t be sorry! 


Next up is Praying for Peace by Caroline Ridder Aspenson. This is Book 3 in the Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Series. This is a cozy paranormal series that I really love!

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Miss W’s Review:

Praying for Peace is Book 3 in the Chantilly Adair Psychic Medium Series. This is a stand alone book, but definitely read the first two books because they are so good!

Chantilly’s character is evolving and growing and I just love her personality. 
She has stumbled upon another body . She is on the case and talking to the dead. 

Chantilly is trying to solve a murder and a church’s very existence depends upon it because there are certain people that think it’s haunted and should be torn down. 

This mystery is so well written with quite a few twists and turns. The characters are complex and well fleshed out. I look forward to the next book in this series. This author has outdone herself with this series and I cannot wait for the next book in the series. 

Highly recommend! 


My final pick for the week is Scroll by Ruth Hartzler.  Where do I even begin? I wrote a post a little while ago about Ruth Hartzler’s Cozy Amish Mystery Series which I love, but hold on to your book marks for Scroll!

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Miss W’s Review:

Scroll is Book 1 in the Relic Hunters Taskforce Series. I have really enjoyed this authors cozy mystery series, and was excited to try something different from her. This book is so action packed I barely took a break to eat. I just couldn’t put it down. This book is described as Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown and that description is SPOT ON. 

The protagonist is Dr. Abigail Spencer who is an ancient languages scholar. She is an academic to her core and well renowned in her field. Special Agent Jack Riley enters the picture and asks Dr. Spencer to translate an ancient copper scroll. This takes them on a highly covert life threatening mission.

The research in this book is so incredible. It is so apparent to this reader that the author has researched and studied the topic. I was picturing a movie in my mind the action and suspense was so well described. There were secrets that surprised me. The characters were well fleshed out, complex and so interesting. 

This is a clean suspense, genre’s could include romantic suspense , suspense action, christian fiction and religious mysteries. 

I truly wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. 

I am looking forward to the next book in the series, actually I cannot wait for it!!!! Highly recommend this book!!!! 


Now for my grabby hands book! Anyone that follows me on my Facebook Page knows that I really enjoy Falguni Kothari’s books so MUCH! I was scrolling and I saw that she had a new book re-releasing on 8/27/19 and I was like WHAT! Miss W NEEDS THAT!

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Bootie and the Beast is available for preorder for only $.99!!!! Click HERE to preorder it!

I will read ANYTHING this author writes, but if you want to know what it is about LOL:

About the Book:

Diya “Beauty” Mathur, celebrated supermodel and Party Princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard, and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet. But when the purchase of a baby bootie with her scrumptious boss on her arm leaves Diya’s reputation in shreds, there is only one place she can escape to—Dallas, Texas. There, she finds sanctuary under the watchful eye of her life-long friend and secret love, Krish “the Beast” Menon. Financial whizz and entrepreneur, Krish Menon is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings Beauty Mathur to her knees. He has no idea, of course. After all, the two have shared an unbreakable bond since childhood—a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading. Now, with Diya back in his life and under his roof, Krish’s latent desire for his ex-fiancée explodes. But he can’t give in to it. He will not commit to any woman—especially not to Diya. Everything changes when Diya forces Krish to confront a truth about himself, and he realizes just how much he wants his Beauty. And the only way to get Diya back is to allow her to tame the Beast.

Miss W will be reviewing this book VERY SOON!

I would love to know your thoughts on my picks this week. Drop me a comment!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review-The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

I am so EXCITED to bring you my stop on the Tall Poppy Bloggers book tour for:

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Publication Date: August 20, 2019

Publisher: Forge Books

But first check out this video made by the author herself!!!

 

About the Murder List: 

Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She’s smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing, she’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston’s defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA’s office is her ticket to a successful future.

Problem is–she’s wrong.

And in this cat and mouse game–the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.

The Murder List is a new standalone suspense novel in the tradition of Lisa Scottoline and B. A. Paris from award-winning author and reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Early reviews are in!

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Miss W’s Review: 

5 Fantastic Stars goes to The Murder List! I had the pleasure of reading Hank’s last novel, Trust Me, and I had high expectations for The Murder List, and I was not disappointed. The author has an extreme talent for crafting characters that are so complex, complicated and flawed. The story is edgy, intense, thought provoking and very twisty. I really enjoy the authors style of writing. The dual timelines really work in this whodunit. This is a tightly plotted, well paced psychological legal thriller that left me flipping the pages until the explosive end. That end blew me away. Honestly, I never saw that end coming. I highly recommend this book !

About the Author:

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To learn more about Hank, visit her Website .

I have a very special Giveaway for you! 

Hank has GENEROUSLY provided a signed hardcover of The Murder List to one of my followers! So exciting! 

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Enter HERE!

Would you like a FREE PREVIEW of The Murder List? Click HERE !!!!!

I would love to know what you think about The Murder List in the comments!

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

 

Book Review-A Man Called Smith by Tanya E. Williams

Miss W Reviews A Man Called Smith by Tanya E. Williams

  • Publisher: Rippling Effects
  • Publication Date: August 13, 2019

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About the Book:

A battle-scarred father. A disillusioned daughter. Can a grieving widower rebuild his splintered family to find peace at last?

South Dakota, 1949. WWII veteran John Smith longs for the life he lost after the tragic death of his wife during childbirth. But in the desperation to provide for his two small children, he is manipulated into an unsuitable marriage by a young woman with a dark neurosis. Tormented by his own grief and the ravages of war, John is blind to his children’s turmoil and pain.

Washington State, 1964. John’s sixteen-year-old daughter Calla dreams of a life beyond her vindictive stepmother. Forced to care for her younger siblings with a list of household demands larger than she is tall, Calla knows it’s only a matter of time until she can escape the abuse and begin anew at college. But her dreams crumble when her heartless stepmother claims the college fund for her own selfish purposes.

As John fears he is too late to stop the war within his home, Calla vows to build a new life worth living.

Can John survive the consequences of war on the home front? Can Calla find the strength to rediscover the meaning of family?

Man Called Smith is the heartwarming and heart wrenching story following the life of John Smith. If you like courageous characters and narratives told over multiple generations, then you’ll love Tanya E. Williams’ emotional tale.

Miss W’s Review

4 Stars from Miss W. 

I went into this book not knowing that there were two books before it. I do wish I had known that but I was still able to read without much confusion. I will say after reading this book , I would like to go back and read the other two books to understand the background and the characters better.

I really enjoyed the characters , they felt very authentic to me. They were well developed, complex and complicated.  My heart was sad for these characters. I didn’t find Mr. Smith to be a likeable character, and I am not sure if he was meant to be.  He annoyed me so many times and frustrated me, but I think that was the brilliance of the story. 

This story will stay with me for a while. I look forward to more stories from this author. 

 

About the Author:

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A writer from a young age, Tanya E Williams loves to help a reader get lost in another time, another place through the magic of books. History continues to inspire her stories and her insightfulness into the human condition deepens her character’s experiences and propels them on their journey. Ms. Williams’ favourite tales, speak to the reader’s heart, making them smile, laugh, cry, and think.

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Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda

Book Review-The Bakeshop at Pumpkin & Spice

Fall is in the air..okay well it’s still summer but I cannot wait for fall! It is my favorite season. Living in Maine, fall is the best time of the year.

I am so delighted to bring you my review for “The Bakeshop at Pumpkin & Spice” by authors Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, and Allyson Charles. The location for this novel is in Maine, double happy from Miss W!

Cover Love!!!! I absolutely love this cover, it’s so warm and inviting.

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About the Book:

Every autumn, Moonbright, Maine, is the picture of charm with its piles of crisp leaves, flickering jack-o’-lanterns … and a touch of the sweetest kind of enchantment. 
 
Witches, goblins, the occasional ghost—they’re all sure to be spotted at the annual Halloween parade, where adults and children alike dress in costume to celebrate Moonbright’s favorite holiday. And no place has more seasonal spirit than Bellaluna’s Bakeshop, a family business steeped in traditional recipes, welcoming warmth—and, legend has it, truly spellbinding, heart-melting treats …

Between good-natured Halloween tricks, frothy pumpkin lattes, and some very special baked goods, for three Moonbright residents looking for love—whether they know it or not—the spookiest thing will be how magical romance can suddenly be.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Magical Romantic Stars from Miss W! 

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice is a great collection of three stories. There is a sparkle of magic in all of them that will leaving you believing in love and romance.

Sweet Magic by Donna Kauffman is the opening book and dare I say my favorite. The setting is Bellaluna’s Bakeshop. A special type of love is in the air and in the baked treats. I loved the well developed characters and story that left me believing in a magical happy ending.

In Love Spells Disaster by Allyson Charles, Cassandra is trying to get a date with her boss. There are some truly laugh out loud moments here. This story focuses heavily on the bakery treats which I loved. There is a lot of emotion in this story and I really enjoyed that!

Sweet on You by Kate Angell, was a fantastic story. Lara, the main character is in the bakeshop with her ex boyfriend after being dumped in the company of a lot of people. In enters the mayor and maybe things might be turning around? I loved how this story had several characters from the first two stories. This story wrapped up the trilogy very nicely .

I absolutely LOVED how these stories tied together while celebrating the town of Moonbright, Maine and all of the Halloween and fall festivities.

I highly recommend this wonderful book !

The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

Release Date : 8/27/19

Publisher: Kensington Books

Preorder your copy now HERE!

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I would love to know what you think , drop me a comment below.

Until the next chapter,

Wilfrieda