Monday, January 10, 2011

Decked With Folly

Another great Christmas book. Never read any of Kate Kingsbury's books. So this was a treat to read of this mystery of Pennyfoot Hotel

The main character Cecily who is the owner of this hotel seems to have a problem every year, a Christmas curse. She is hoping that this Christmas there will be no problems. But to her dismay there is a problem. And this is where the mystery begins. Whodunit? Who killed Ian? Was it the housemaids, Gertie,Mabel, or the footman, or a guest/s? Who knows.
Somehow Cecily gets the constable to leave the suspects in her care till after the holiday. Just so, before constable gets back the case is solved. Hooray for Cecily! for everyone knew she was an amateur sleuth.

I would read another book by this author. I considered this like a cozy mystery.
I may release this through bookcrossing. May even bring this to convention. I hope others will enjoy as I did.

Amazon says  customers who bought Decked With Folly also bought other Christmas mysteries by Kate Kingsbury

I give Decked With Folly 3 

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

A Redbird Christmas

This is the first book that I downloaded on my new nook, (nookbook).
First book I read from Fannie Flagg. As soon as I started reading I thought of Hallmark. I enjoyed A Redbird Christmas it gave you a warm,fuzzy feeling.
When I started reading about the main character, Oswald T Campbell I pegged  him to be not a people person. But understandable because of his health. But some time spent at The Lost River, Alabama made him a different person. He saw things differently. Birds that he thought were just gray are really different colors.In time Campbell wasn't an accidental visitor. He was a permanent resident. The Lost River a place that was set back in time. The reason for the title with a bird that wasn't going to make it, was this tiny ugly mud hen became this beautiful red and black masked bird. Named Cracker Jack because he got into the Cracker Jacks. He brought a lot of joy to everyone with his funny things he did .
Even Mr Campbell couldn't resist him. A little girl, Patsy an orphan that was brought into everybody's heart. Patsy had a relationship with Jack too. As time went on the characters evolved from friends caring, a redbird that brought smiles eventually found their nitch in The Lost River and settled in.
Mr Campbell no longer needed a doctor to see if he was going to live and Patsy grew up to become a vet in honor of Jack.
Everything turned out just like a Hallmark movie :)

I wouldn't mind reading another book by this author too. She tells a down to earth no fancy words story. I give A Redbird Christmas 5 

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