Book Review: Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss

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Welcome Home, Caroline Kline by Courtney Preiss opens with Caroline Kline couch surfing in New York City due to her no longer having a job and her fiance breaking up with her. The cherry on top is when Caroline finds out her father is not doing well and has to go home to New Jersey to help out. She finds one thing she didn't expect . . . true love. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review.  The synopsis of this book was intriguing, and I absolutely love baseball, so I couldn't wait to dig in to this story. Unfortunately, the story started off a bit slow and continued to be slow at points throughout the book. The slowness of the plot made it difficult to stay interested in the characters and their fate.  At one point, I didn't really care if I finished the story or not. With that being said, I'm glad I stuck with the book because the last 15% of Welcome Home, Caroline Kline started to

Book Review: The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre by Elisabeth Crabtree

book review of St Valentines Day Cookie Massacre  Elisabeth Crabtree

The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre (Hatter's Cove Gazette Mystery, #1) by Elisabeth Crabtree opens with Kat Archer being assigned to cover the grand opening of Miss Dolly's Cookie Jar and Sweets Emporium  by the Hatter's Cove Gazette in Hatter's Cove, Florida. What is supposed to be an ordinary assignment, turns into a treacherous investigation when one of the employees at the 'Cookie Jar' is found dead.

What's not to like about this first book in a series? I absolutely fell in love with The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre, and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series. Although, it's considered a cozy mystery, it has a bit of everything in the story, including a bit of humor. It was such an enjoyable read and one that I could see turned into a television series. One can hope, right?

For such a quick read, I was pleasantly surprised that the characters were as developed as they were. The writing was done in such a way that it played like a movie in my mind, and I felt like I was right there with the characters. The only negative thing I can say about The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre was that I was able to figure out who the killer was easily, but it didn't detract from the story.

Five out of five stars is what I gave The St. Valentine's Day Cookie Massacre (Hatter's Cove Gazette Mystery, #1) by Elisabeth Crabtree. I can't wait to see what the next book has in store for me. If you liked this book, the I recommend reading Spying in High Heels (High Heels, #1) by Gemma Halliday.

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