Sunday, June 18, 2017

Book Review/Giveaway: Once Upon a Spine by Kate Carlisle

A June New Release
Title: Once Upon A Spine
 Series: Book 11 Bibliophile Mysteries
 Author: Kate Carlisle
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Hardcover
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
  Reviewed by Tina 


San Francisco bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright stumbles through the looking glass in a tale of murder, rare books, and a quest for the perfect pie 

Brooklyn's oh-so-proper future in-laws are traveling from England to meet her, and if that's not enough to set her on edge, rumors abound that the charming Courtyard Shops across the street may be replaced by high-rise apartments. Their trendy neighborhood will be ruined unless Brooklyn and her fiance, Derek Stone, can persuade the shopkeepers not to sell. 


But with a rare edition of Alice in Wonderland causing bad blood at the Brothers Bookshop and a string of petty vandalism making everyone nerreavous, Brooklyn and Derek feel like they're attempting six impossible things before breakfast.


 Then the owner of the Rabbit Hole juice bar is felled by his own heavy shelves, and the local cobbler lies dead beside him. An accident . . . or something more sinister? Things get curiouser and curiouser when a second priceless copy of Alice is discovered. Will it stir up more trouble within the close-knit community? 

As the Brits descend, Brooklyn learns they're not so stuffy after all. Derek's dad is won over with chocolate cream pie, and his psychic mum would kill to help Brooklyn solve this murder before another victim takes a tumble.

My Review

The setting is every book lovers dream. Bookbinder, Brooklyn Wainwright is a delightful character who is very relatable. Derek, Brooklyn's British former secret agent boyfriend adds sweetness, intrigue and a little romance.

The method of murder was interesting yet comical. A rare book has bookshop owners who are brothers-in-law up in arms which was the appeal to the mystery for me.

Although a confusing ending with many players involved, Once Upon a Spine was an enjoyable read filled with fun family times, heartwarming characters and books.

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Giveaway:

 Comment below with your email below to win one of a hardcover copy of Once Upon A Spine by Kate Carlisle 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 is open to US residents only

 The giveaway closes June 19 12:00 AM EST Entries will not be counted after June 19 12:00 AM EST. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email

47 comments:

  1. Sweet cover and sounds great; thanks for the chance to win :)
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  9. Great review. Would really enjoy reading "Once Upon A Spine". Thanks for the chance.
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  10. Great review. Would really enjoy reading "Once Upon A Spine". Thanks for the chance.
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  12. One of my favorite cozy series. I'm looking forward to catching up with Brooklyn again!

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  13. Love her books. Thanks for the chance.
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  15. Paula Jacobson
    Your review was great. I love this series. The cover is adorable. I want to read this book.

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  16. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to read it.
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  17. I have read all the Bibliophile mysteries and would love to win the hardback book. Otherwise, I am afraid I need to wait until next June to buy paperback. The library doesn't have it. Thanks for opportunity.

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  18. Any cozy with a cat on the cover is one I must try. Thanks for the contest.
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  20. Fantastic review. I love Kate Carlisle's books. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I love Kate Carlise and can't wait to read the latest in the series! Thanks for having this giveaway! trotskyn@att.net

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  29. Can't wait to read it! Perfect series for me. Thank you

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  31. Love this series and can't wait to read this latest adventure. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin@aol.com

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  33. I love this series...Homicide in Hardcover and If Books Could Kill were so entertaining, I don't mind skipping forward to read this one.
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  34. I love her covers and would love a chance to read this one. Meg85242 at gmail dot com THANK YOU

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  35. This is one of my favorite series. Thanks for the review and chance to win!

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  40. I have not read any books in this series yet, but would love to start! Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  41. I love Kate Carlisle's books! Thanks for the chance to win this new edition to her series.

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  42. Thanks so much for the chance! Kate is a new author to me.

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  43. I love this series and author. Excited to read this book and find out what Brooklyn is up to. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. Love this series and really enjoyed your review. The covers on these books are so inviting, aren't they? Thank you for the giveaway. Cynthia

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  45. This series just gets better and better! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. I have not read this series and it sounds great!
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