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Book Review-Stamped Out by Tonya Kappes

I am so beyond excited to bring you my review of the first book in a brand new cozy mystery series by Tonya Kappes!!!!!!! Y’all you know I got my grabby hands on it a little early!!!!!

I love this cover!!!!!


About the book:

Discover the southern life of Bernadette Butler, along with the eccentric and lovable citizens, along with all the fur babies, who live in Sugar Creek Gap in this NEW southern cozy mystery series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes.

Everyone in Sugar Creek Gap has tried to fix up widow and beloved mail carrier, Bernadette Davis on several dates. They say she has to be lonely.

What they don’t know is how Bernadette’s life is filled…filled with everyone’s hidden secrets and obsessions. After all, she does deliver their mail and hears all the dirty laundry southern folks love to sweep secrets under the rug.

While on her route, Bernadette finds out the beloved Sugar Creek Gap Country Club is being sold and turned into condos. The developer is Bernadette’s best friend, Mac Tabor and right now he’s not very popular.

The entire town is against the development and eager to vote it down, vowing they will do whatever needs to be done to stop the sell of the country club to Mac Tabor.

Chuck Shilling, majority owner of the country club, and Mac have a public fight because Chuck is rethinking of selling the club to Mac. When Chuck is found dead, Mac Tabor is the number one suspect.

Bernadette discovers she’s got a penchant for discovering clues that just might help STAMP OUT a killer who is on the loose while trying to save Mac Tabor from going to prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

Miss W’s Review:

5 Stars from Miss W !!!!

I wish I could give this 10 stars! I could not put this book down. Bernadette (Bernie) is my new favorite character! I love that the author has written a middle aged character that for me is so relatable. It is clear to this reader that the author has done her research about the postal service and that authenticity adds to the character development and story line.

The setting of Sugar Creek Gap is one where I want to live with such a great community of people supporting one another. The mystery is so well written with so many twists and turns I had my sleuthing cap on but I wasn’t even close to guessing who the murder was.

I love Bernie’s rescue kitty Rowena. The author writes animals into her stories seamlessly yet so integrated that they truly are one of the characters.

And let me just say that the ending BLEW me away.

The characters are so well developed and fleshed out with a well written mystery.

I am SO excited for the next book in this series to see what Bernie and Sugar Creek Gap is up to next.

Release date: 10/29/19!!!!

Click HERE to order your copy now!!!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

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Until the next chapter,



Book Review-A Charming Misfortune by Tonya Kappes

A Charming Misfortune by Tonya Kappes is Book 12 in the Magical Cures Mystery Series.


About the Book:

Welcome to Whispering Falls, where magic and mystery meet.

Bubble… Bubble…

June Heal is enjoying her time at UnHidden Hall as Professor of Magical Cures. Teaching up and coming spiritualist is her touch of magic.

Cures and trouble…

When there is a mysterious and threatening article in the “UnHidden Hall: The Truth Behind The Magic” gossip column in the school’s newspaper, June realizes it’s more than just gossip, especially when Mr. Prince Charming, her fairy-god cat won’t leave her side.

Magic stirs…

The Karima sisters are haunted by a ghost that demands they hold a seance. There’s only one catch, the ghost demands June Heal perform the ceremony.

And troubles double…

The seance doesn’t go so well and June discovers a secret that’ll not only cause problems in Whispering Falls but will uncover a secret her own Aunt Helena has tried to cover up for years, only the ghost gossip column contributor won’t stop at nothing,. including more dead bodies, to bring the secret into the light.

What will June Heal do? Save Whispering Falls? Save Unhidden Hall? Or save Aunt Helena? Does she have to choose or can she save all three before the semester is over?

Miss W’s Review:

I was so happy to be back in Whispering Falls for Book 12 of the Magical Cure Mystery Series. 

I LOVED seeing June Heal as a Professor at UnHidden Hall. It wasn’t too long ago she was a student their herself.

Trouble is brewing for June and Whispering Falls that involves a mystery, a seance, and a possible rare bird sighting which leads to the murder of a Zoo Owner. 

I have read every one of the books in the Magical Cure Mystery Series and this one is REALLY special. I really enjoy all the well developed characters that I have come to know and love. This book felt like going home again. 

The author expertly weaves a well thought out mystery while keeping the characters fresh and surprising. The ending is completely magical. 

This is a stand alone book and can be read without reading the other books in the series first, but they are all so GREAT, I highly recommend them.

Did you know you can get the first book in the series for FREE!!!!

Grab A Charming Crime for Free on Amazon right HERE!


A Charming Misfortune release on 7/23/19 and you can preorder it now!

Click HERE to preorder A Charming Misfortune !!!!!!!


Have you read this series yet? I LOVE it! Let me know what you think in the comments.

Until the next chapter,