Sunday, December 18, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Prose and Cons by Amanda Flower

 Title: Prose and Cons
 Author: Amanda Flower
 Series: Book 2 A Magical Bookshop Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
  Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

Book Review

 Violet has now settled into her role as the caretaker and getting into her daily routine of minding the shop, the tree and teaching at the local college. She is also reconnecting with her old friend Lacey and trying to figure out what is to much and to little with her ex-boyfirend Nathan who is now mayor of their small village.

 If her plate weren't full enough it certainly starts to overflow when one of the fellow Red Inkers is found dead in the book shop. The Red Inkers are a close knit writing group that meets in the bookshop weekly after hours. It isn't long before the police settle in on a another Red Inker as a suspect.

 But that won't stop Violet from getting in between the handsome Chief Rainwater and her friend. She will go to great lengths to clear her name. In the meantime, Violet will also have to contemplate a series of issues in her personal life that revolve around multiple men. In the end it will leave her with more questions then answers and looking down the barrel of a gun.

 I enjoyed reading Violet's next stage in her role at the book shop and showing her strong willed character. Like all women she falters when it comes to men, but at least she is smart about it. There is a great cast of characters in this book, her Grandma Daisy, Sadie, Lanney and Chief Rainwater as well.

 It is a faced pace read, keeps your wanting to know what happens in the next chapter. Looking forward to Violet's next story.....


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  1. This is a new author to me - sounds like a fun read, great for cozy winter reading.

  2. I would love to read this one! It sounds like a book I would enjoy and I love finding new authors to read. Thank you
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  3. Thanks for this unique and intriguing cozy which I would enjoy greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I own the first book in this series and enjoyed it very much. I'd love to win Pros & Cons to add to my home library.

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  5. Pros and Cons interests me very much. Many thanks for this wonderful cozy. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. A favorite author so I'm anxious to read the latest!

  7. First I love your insights on great books and authors. This book is part of a super entertaining series and Amanda Flower is a fav! I want a magical bookshop!

  8. I haven't read this series yet, but it is on my TBR list for the new year. Really looking forward to reading. Happy Holidays!

  9. I like the idea that Violet is a strong woman character---and not a shrinking violet. Thanks for the interesting review it makes me want to read this series.

  10. I would love to read this series.

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  11. Love everything she writes! Thank you for this giveaway.

  12. I listened to the first book in the series on audiobook. I'd love to read the new one!

  13. I loved the first book & can't wait to read this one. Enjoyed your insightful review & comments. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  14. You're a new author to me. Would love to read this. Sounds great.

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  15. Looking forward to reading this series. mommatoodle at msn dot com

  16. I loved the first book in the series and can't wait to r sf this one. Thank you for the chance.



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