The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle / Blackheath Manor Cocktail

What happens when you combine a murder mystery with Groundhog Day and a little Quantum Leap? The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. Evelyn will die every day until the protagonist can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, he wakes up in the body of a differentContinue reading “The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle / Blackheath Manor Cocktail”

Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish / Mushroom Risotto

If you are a fan of cooking shows, delicious food, and romantic comedies – this book is for you! A fun, lighthearted romance between two celebrity chefs who have been set up by PR to be ‘rivals’. But wouldn’t you know it, they start to develop feelings for each other… While this book wasn’t groundbreakingContinue reading “Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish / Mushroom Risotto”

They Both Die At The End / French Toast Casserole

In the world created in this book, a company called Death-Cast calls people to tell them when their last day has arrived so they can say their goodbyes, live in the moment, and tie up any loose ends. Of course, knowing you are going to die is also horrifying, especially if you feel you haven’tContinue reading “They Both Die At The End / French Toast Casserole”

The Love That Split the World / Marbled Pound Cake

Natalie’s last summer in her small Kentucky hometown is off to a magical start… until she starts seeing the “wrong things.” They’re just momentary glimpses at first—her front door is red instead of its usual green, there’s a pre-school where the garden store should be. But then she meets a boy who nobody else canContinue reading “The Love That Split the World / Marbled Pound Cake”

While We Were Dating / Palm Springs Date Shake

Fake dating turns into real romance with a side of Hollywood glitz and glamour! The newest release from Jasmine Guillory fits nicely into her Wedding Date universe. I’ve loved all of Jasmine Guillory’s novels and this is another winner. The characters are unique and well developed and despite the Hollywood setting, it still felt relatableContinue reading “While We Were Dating / Palm Springs Date Shake”

The Guest List / Irish Barmbrack

This is a classic who-dunnit mystery set during a wedding on a small remote island off the coast of Ireland. Similar to Lucy Foley’s other book The Hunting Party, this book has two separate timelines and is told from multiple perspectives. In fact, I found this book to be so similar that I accidentally photographed theContinue reading “The Guest List / Irish Barmbrack”

A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder / Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Pippa Fitz-Amboi, an extraordinarily focused high school senior, decides to focus her senior capstone project on her small town’s most buzzworthy, unsolved crime: the murder of Andie Bell. What begins as a simple proposal focusing on the media coverage of the investigation, quickly turns into Pippa doing an in-depth investigation of her own full ofContinue reading “A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder / Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie”

When No One Is Watching / Bodega Breakfast Sandwich

Billed as a mix of Rear Window and Get Out, this slow-burn thriller by Alyssa Cole gives a haunting look at the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sydney Green is watching as her neighborhood disappears before her eyes. The houses are being sold and remolded, her beloved bodega gets aContinue reading “When No One Is Watching / Bodega Breakfast Sandwich”

People You Meet On Vacation / Strawberry Summer Cake

Poppy and Alex have an unlikely friendship. Poppy is free spirited, quirky and outgoing. Alex is quiet and prefers to stay indoors with a book. In true rom-com fashion, they come together for an opposites attract/friends to lovers story. The hallmark of their friendship is a yearly summer trip, first to whatever location they canContinue reading “People You Meet On Vacation / Strawberry Summer Cake”

The Hunting Party / Smoked Salmon Blinis

When a group of friends from college get together for their annual new year’s reunion at a remote hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, it is a chance to reconnect and reminisce about the good old days. But when the friends find themselves snowed in at the lodge, tempers flare, resentments resurface, and unrequited feelingsContinue reading “The Hunting Party / Smoked Salmon Blinis”

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