Title: Romeow and Juliet
Author: Kathi Daley
Series: Book 1 Whales and Tails Mystery
Publisher: Kathi Daley Books
Source: Received for Review from Author
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Tina
Caitlin Hart loves animals, She and her aunt Maggie live on Madrona Island off the coast of Washington State. She owns a lovable dog named Max and helps her aunt run a Cat Sanctuary on her property where they foster feral and lost cats until they are able to go to forever homes. Cait and her best friend, Tara go to the bank to try to acquire a loan to open "Coffee Cat Books "A coffee/book shop and Cait also has ideas on putting the cat sanctuary cats on display for adoption.
While going to check out what was once the islands "Cannery" and the new home of "Coffee Cat Book" Cait and Tara stumble upon the body of a member of the island council. With a proposal of new homes on the island needing to be voted on the whole island is on pins and needles with people for and against the project. It is revealed that the council member is murdered.
On top of all this a cat named Romeo has followed Cait home, she welcomes the cat into the cat sanctuary but worries about her neighbor, Francine. Francine owns a show cat, Juliet (how ironic is that name?) and does not want any of the cat sanctuary cats wandering onto her property. But being the sneaky cat he is Romeo finds his way to Juliet and mayhem between neighbours ensues. Aunt Maggie has not been well for some time and ventures off to Seattle to the doctor, with that and wanting to help solve the murder Cait has alot more that cat food on her plate.
Kathi Daley's characters are real, down to earth and you always want to be their friend. Cait like Zoe in her Zoe Donovan Mysteries was no exception. There's a real sense of Community on Madrona Island, Kathi's writing makes you want to visit where she intends to take you with her writing style she fully captures the picturesque scenes as the play out in my mind while I was reading. Being a cat lover I knew this book and this series was for me but you don't need to be a animal fan to enjoy it. Cait's impulsive and often nervousness around a certain man who works at the bank was comical and he interactions with her neighbor Francine in dealing with the cats put a smile on my face. Great start to a brand new series.
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