Saturday, May 21, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Berry the Hatchet by Peg Cochran

Title: Berry The Hatchet
 Author: Peg Cochran
 Series: Book 2 Cranberry Cove Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Tina

 It's cold and snowy in idyllic Cranberry Cove home of Sassamamash Farm and Monica Albertson who lives there with her half- brother, Jeff who is a cranberry farmer along with Gina, Jeff's mother who lives in town and also surprising Monica her mother Nancy also is coming to town and Gina and Nancy have a hard time getting along . The Winter walk event is coming, tourists and visitors walk along the light twinkled store fronts and merchants open their doors and offer up hot chocolate, and people can shop.

 Monica is baking several cranberry delights for the event like muffins, bread, salsa made from the farm's cranberry harvest. Tempest Storm is a business owner and is doing a imbolic ritual at the winter walk to hurry spring so winter will end.

 The mayor, Preston Crowley wants to ban the ceremony and it angers Tempest to no end. The mayor and his niece “Miss Winter walk” Candy are due to ride down the street in a horse drawn sleigh but when the mayor arrives alone in the sleigh with a bloody ceremonial dager stuck in his neck, Monica is shocked and together with her love interest and book store owner Greg but on their mystery solving thinking caps to try to find a murderer with no shortage of suspects including Monica's mother and step-mother who were both dating the mayor at the same time and with another murder of the mayors niece, Candy. Monica can't help but have a sour taste in her mouth.

 I did not enjoy Berry the Hatchet as much as I did the first book, Berried Secrets. The story line just fell flat and was not as much of a page turner the Winter walk and the imbolic ritual did not interest me. It was an engaging read with a murder victim you loved to hate and a killer with a past that was not so unexpected. The Cast of Characters is what made this story exciting. Monica and her love of baking cranberry treats make her one of my favorite ameteur sleuths. I will love to read the next book in this series.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.
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 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST May 22. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST May 22. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

43 comments:

  1. Berry the Hatchet sounds like a great read, and the cover art is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  3. Thanks for the chance! I haven't read this series yet but it does sound interesting!
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  5. I would love to start reading this series. It sounds like a good one. Thank you!

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  6. Already on my Goodreads shelf. My kind of read!!!
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  8. Berry the Hatchet sounds like a fun read. I love the cover art. Thank you for this chance.
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  9. I haven't read this series yet but would like a chance to win this book. So thanks, Tina.
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  12. "Berried Secrets" was a great book...I'm ready for the next adventure!
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  13. Looks & sounds like a good read.
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  14. Loved the first book! Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance. Pennymarks(at)frontier(dot)com

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the cover.

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  17. Thanks for the great review! I would love to win a copy of Berry the Hatchet ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win! Book looks great!
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  21. Thanks for the insightful review! I loved the characters in the first book and can't wait to see how they are developing. doward1952@yhoo.com

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  22. So excited! Thank you for the opportunity! cbalevre@ptd.net

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  23. I have the first book and am hoping to get started on it in the next week or two. The Winter Walk sounds interesting, thanks for your review.
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  24. This sounds like a very interesting story. Thank you for the chance.
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  25. I love anything by Peg Cochran, she is such a talented author.

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  26. Oh Tina...I absolutely loved the first in this series! I WANT...I NEED this one really, really bad! Have a beautiful weekend everyone! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  27. I LOVED Berried Secrets and I can't wait to read Berry the Hatchet! I really enjoy the Gourmet De-Lite series, and hope to get many hours of good reading from this series, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book.

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  28. Looking forward to this new entry in a fun series. Thank you for sharing!

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  32. I love that this series is in my home state MI!
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  33. I own and have read the first book in the series and loved it. I'd be thrilled to win this book to add to my collection.

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  34. I haven't read this series yet, but I'm looking forward to reading it soon
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  37. I looooved book 1 in this new series. Definitely looking forward to reading this one.
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  42. I enjoyed the first book.
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