Saturday, June 11, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: The Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson

 Title: The Calamity Cafe
 Author: Gayle Leeson
 Series: Book 1 A Down South Cafe Mystery
 Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 5 stars
 Reviewed by: Tina

 Southern hospitality, a spunky new sleuth named Amy Flowers who knows whats she wants and has to fight to over come the odds. The Calamity Cafe had me hooked from the very first page. The Oatmeal pie was a very interesting idea for a recipe. A promising new romance with a sexy police detective that will leave you wanting more with delicious food and a mystery that will leave you wondering who wanted Lou Lou, the cafe owner of Lou's Joint dead.

 Amy Flowers is a waitress at Lou's Joint, a run down cafe but with a loyal following of customers. She recently came out of culinary school with a dream to open her very own cafe, called Down South Cafe, featuring Southern dishes in Winter Garden, Virginia. She wants to buy the cafe from Lou Lou, the owner who is not very well liked among her employees for taking half of everyone's tips. Lou Lou at first is reluctant to sell but soon her son, Pete Holman calls Amy wanting to meet to talk.

 Amy then finds the owner, Lou Lou slumped over her desk with blood dripping from her desk pad. Later found that Lou Lou died by being hit with a blunt object, an obvious case of someone wanting Lou Lou dead. With Amy and Lou Lou in conflict over selling of the cafe, Amy becomes the number one suspect. But that doesn't mean there are not more suspects. Like her son, Pete who seems to only want to get the cafe sold to Amy to make money and Lou's Lou's other employees.

Amy proves to be quite the sleuth. When she needs to drop the cafe receipt pad for a notepad to find the one who wanted Lou Lou dead. A sweet, delicious southern mystery debut !! With interesting and zany customers/characters I can't wait to read and review the next book in the 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. Click the link to Purchase on Amazon and check out the author website: gayletrent.com                           

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Comment with your email below to win a copy of The Calamity Cafe by Gayle Leeson in the comments. If you do not leave your email here on the blog or email acozygirlreads@gmail.com you will be disqualified from winning.

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 The giveaway closes at 12:00 pm EST June 12th . Entries will not be counted after 12:00 pm EST June 12th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

55 comments:

  1. Would love to read this series, looks great; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  5. I love the cover and the book sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Calamity Cafe.
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  12. Love the cover and love the South. This sounds like a great series!
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  14. I would live to read this.
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  15. Looks like an exciting new read-to be put on my to order list

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  27. I would like to hear more on this series.

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  28. Enjoyed your review. Looks & sounds like a good read.
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  30. Sounds like my kind of read
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  31. Thank you all for your kind comments!

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  32. This sounds like a great start to a great new series. Looking forward to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  33. This sounds like a great start to a great new series. Looking forward to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  34. This is one of my favorite authors. I have not read a book of hers that I did not like. In fact, she is what I call "my pre-order author". I know that this series is going to be a favorite of mine, too!

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  35. Would love to read this.
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  36. Would love to get in on the "ground floor" by winning the first in the series. Sounds great Thanks for the opportunity!
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  37. Comfort food at the cafe, sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  39. Great cover!
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  40. I put this book on my list, as soon as a read the description on Amazon. I'd love to win this giveaway!!
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  41. The Calamity Café sounds like a great read, and the cover art is lovely. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  44. Yay - a new series by a favorite author! Count me in.
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  45. I love books like this, this sounds so good, thanks for the review,
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  47. Wow. I want to read this. You really got my attention
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  51. This cozy is ideal for summer. Just love it. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. Looks like a fun, new, series! Love the name of the main character. Thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com

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