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Six Feet Under by Tonya Kappes – review

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Title: Six Feet Under

Author: Tonya Kappes

Genre: Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Crime

Pages: 300 (I’ve read Kindle edition)

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author’s page: tonyakappes.com

 

 

 

My review:

Kendrick Lowry is sheriff in Cottonwood, Kentucky. She fights against crime. Her mother doesn’t make easier for her because she doesn’t approve Kenni’s job. Kenni has a gift to see ghosts. She sees her grandfather ghost and when Poppa ghost shows up the trouble comes. Mama takes part in a cooking contest and she is determined to win because the prize is an episode in the culinary channel with celebrity chef Frank Von Lee who is coming in the town. Her competition is in the next town; Frank should make a decision who to feature on his culinary TV show. Unfortunately, his visit ends with tragedy and on the first day, he drops dead in his hotel room even vicarious doctor Camille can’t save him. And the first suspect is – guess who?

Six Feet Under is the fourth book in the Kenni Lowey series, but it could be read alone. Tonya writes realistic and dramatic stories and has the power to suck the reader into the story. She created the well-plotted cozy mystery with sharp dialogues and compelling main character.

“She‘s been driving herself nuts since got word he was coming. I’ve been with her. She’s not slept. She did that thing to her face.”

The story is vivid and realistic I felt like I knew all those fascinating characters starting with Kenni, Mama, Lulu, Myrna, Finn even Poppa’s ghost. The narration is well-passed and it flows with exciting suspense and puzzle, a little dose of fear. I asked myself what will happen next, who is the murderer, what if… and all that passes engaging me till the end.

Kenni attracts my attention from the first page. Tonya offered crucial insight into Kenni, as the main character, into her personality and background, giving me a detailed clear picture. Kenni impresses me like a person she is an active listener and is aware of others’ reactions and understands why the others react as they do.

“There is something going on with you.” I pointed my finger in a circle around her head. “There’s something wrong with her face.” I turned to Finn. Finn looked at me with a very amused expression. It was one of those curious looks that made my heart flip-flop every time he wore it.

Mama or Vivian Lowry is a stubborn proud woman too sure of herself.

“I’m fine. I wanted to see my competition. And now I know it’s the lack thereof competition. I’m going to win, hands down.” You see! I told you she is self-centered! Mama Lowry wants to talk “her lips never stop moving once.” And that is the reason that her daughter distances from her. But, this isn’t a reason to hate her she is very interesting and entertaining character who is pushing the story straight.

“I was trying to tell you before you rudely interrupted.” Mama pushed back over to me. “I’m sorry,” she said to Finn. “I raised her better than that.”

I highly recommend this book to mystery lovers and to everyone who likes good book packed with suspense and puzzling tickle.

 

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Million Dollar Question by Ellie Campbell- review and guest post

Title: Million Dollar Question
Author: Ellie Campbell
Genre:Chick Lit, Mystery
Pages: 375( Kindle)
Published:April 25th 2015 by Across the Pond Press
My review:

Rosie is single mother of two boys. Her useless and cheater husband left her and now he is horrible and disgraceful enough not to pay child support at time. She gives the best of herself to be good mother, but that is so hard sometimes because lack of money. One day on her door knock one young woman, who looks like tax examiner, but she isn’t. Instead tax payment she gives Rosie check of million dollars. Why? What she will do with that money?
Olivia is very successful woman her life is on very high level. She enjoy in her money and high esteem among elite. Managing with millions dollars she is the best, but one wrong investment and one wrong man will costs her career and life that she is used to. Suddenly Olivia becomes homeless and broke. What she will do? What she supposes to do set and cry till the rest of her life or she will find the way?

     I was enjoying very much in this book. Why I’m not surprised!? I will tell you why, because I’m huge fan of Ellie Campbell’s books, I’ve read all their books and I could tell this book is cherry on top. The story is well written and very funny and realistic with one lesson in center of all and that is changes happen, we suppose to accept them and live the best we can. There are mysteries one from where comes million dollars in Rosie’s hands and the other one is where is that man who stole Olivia’s money and life. The best thing in it is that how those two women learn to live their lives with huge changes with which fate challenge them.

    Olivia and Rosie two different women with two different lives, but one fate they suppose to live with obstacles that life bring them. Olivia is strong woman with big ablates and big work ethic, but she will be crush by shame and bankruptcy. Rosie is one modest and diligent woman, a good mom and good person. She will suppose to dealing with big money.

If you want to read and laugh till tears via great story and great female characters then grub this book!

This book was provided by the authors in exchange of honest review.

My rating 5/5(amazing)

I have opportunity to have this very great authors here on my blog with guest post, so here what they say:

10 Bucket List items by Ellie Campbell (aka sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell)

Pam – Stay on a dude ranch and herd cattle – as long as there’s no branding going on. Our dad was a big John Wayne fan.  He used to take us to watch all the cowboy flicks – no wonder Lorraine and I ended up horse crazy. We both started riding as kids and it’s probably not a coincidence that Lorraine now lives in the Wild West.  Unfortunately, it’s a lot more expensive to own a horse in England.  I have to make do with riding while I visit Colorado or the occasional pony trek on holidays.
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Lorraine – I would love to do a long-distance trail ride with my horses.  The Colorado Trail perhaps or up the Pacific coast.  I’ve done overnight horse camping trips but nothing extensive.   The closest I came was in South America.  A Colombian friend and I conceived a plan of buying horses in San Agustin, Colombia, taking 3 months to ride them into Ecuador and selling them on arrival. Only he backed out because bandits were ravaging the area and nobody thought we would make it through alive.  As if I could have sold them anyway.  I’d have had to ride them all back to America or break my heart.
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Pam – Visit Borneo and take care of orphan orangutans. Or Thailand and take care of elephants or somewhere else and take care of gorillas or chimpanzees whatever.  The people that run these centres and dedicate their lives to them are amazing.  I only wish I was half as dedicated but, even if I can only volunteer for a short time, I’d happily pay to stay in one of these places.  When I was travelling around Cambodia recently, we just didn’t have the time to visit the elephant rescue place.  But I’ve noted it down, kept the card and intend one day to go back there.
Lorraine – Swim with dolphins in the wild.  Dolphins, that is, that actually want to swim with me and aren’t part of a tourist show.  Having said that, when I was living on a sailboat in Belize, I went skinny-dipping one night and while I was floating alone in the dark, something swam up and actually pushed me, a firm unmistakeable shove in my side.  I panicked, splashing like a maniac for the boat, frantically trying to outrace this probable shark attack and just as I climbed on board I heard a dolphin blow.  So possibly I have swum with dolphins and they’re still laughing about the big white whale they came across.


Pam – Be like Cheryl Strayed in Wild and take off with a small backpack and walk a thousand miles.  Not sure I’d enjoy the walking, especially if there’s hills, but I like to think I would and I’d do it with my daughter because my husband is too fit and would probably be nagging me to ‘hurry up, hurry up’  the whole time. It’s more about seeing how far you can go and how you can get by with very little possessions.
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Lorraine.  Visit my nephew, Ben, who lives in China.  He decided to stop by there in his gap year when he was 19 and he’s now 35 with still no signs of leaving.   But every time we’ve talked about making it over there, something happens – like SARS or bird flu – that makes my husband hesitant to travel.  Of course if I went without my spouse, I might get a chance to gallop horses across the Mongolian plains.  Ben actually took part in some 50 mile races –  somehow wangling an invitation as a guest participant, along with some other foreigners in residence.  Was I jealous!

Pam – Visit a desert island with a pile of books, endless supply of food and water and lots of shade.  Like they do on those survival programmes, but without the cameras and other people to get on your nerves.  Main problem I’d have is snakes and crocodiles. And then there’s the fear of malaria. And biting insects like sand flies and scorpions…
Never mind, maybe leave that one.
Lorraine:  Learn to play the guitar.  It’s something I started and dropped when I realized how tedious and difficult it was.  It has to be said I didn’t practice much and endless typing apparently hasn’t given my fingers the flexibility needed to get that F chord.  But now my guitar sits looking reproachful in the corner, only touched when visitors pick it up.  It may be a good thing for other people I didn’t persevere – I don’t have a great voice but that’s never stopped me singing.  Loudly.

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Pam – Travel to South Africa and go on Safari. And take tons of photographs and have a big camera. And get bumped around in a jeep. C:\Users\Pam\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\Giraffe.jpg
Lorraine:  Going to complain now that Pam has stolen all my bucket list items– that’s a sister for you!  I remember when I first read Tracks by Robyn Davidson, I wanted to do a grand walking adventure too – although the furthest I’ve been is the West Highland way, 100 piddly miles or so, when I was a lot younger. And of course, safari comes high up there too – maybe Pam and I can go together.  But if I have to choose something different, I’d love to take up oil painting again and do one halfway decent, really large, horse painting.  I was actually making some progress with my art until all this writing and horse training got in the way.  That’s my problem.  I have more hobbies, dreams and ambitions than can fit in a 24 hour, 7 day a week lifetime.  My bucket would have to be a large one.
Thanks wonderful ladies!
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Diamond Rings are Deadly things by Rachelle J.Christensen- review + giveaway



Title:Diamond Rings are Deadly things

Author:Rachelle J.Christensen
Genre:Mystery, Romance
Pages:370(kindle)
Published:July 8th 2014 by Shadow Mountain


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My review:

     Adie is wedding planner, she own her own shop and she works with her friend Lorea. They intend to expand their work with selling dresses. When the first order comes then start all troubles: one dress missing and one will be stolen right then when it’s seems that things are come in right place. Adrie never goes on a second date, but with two men, who come in her life will she resist? Dallas careful, good looking and mysterious and Luke hot and spicy piece of man. 
    This is great mystery. I enjoy that almost till the end I was guessing who is that who did those things to Adrie. There is murder in Adrie’s past which brings more mystery and makes me wonder even more.The author’s humor give to this book cozy and delight feeling, despite a murder and robbery. Pages was turn fast and million questions was past through my mind- it was really adventurous.  
   Adrie is interesting character. She is thinking too much, the difficult past makes her to be careful and don’t rush with decisions.  

This book is provided by I’m Reader Not a Writer as part of book tour.
My rating: 4/5(great book)
    

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