Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #62 featuring Murder So Sweet ~ Sweet Cove Mystery Series & It's Officially Spring - YEAH RIGHT!!!

Welcome To


With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello my beautiful biblio furriends, and how are mew on this fine Spring morn?  I'm actually freezing my tail off [almost, well not really - actually I'm on the sofa on my 'kryptonite softness' in front of the wood-burner!]  But it is still supurr cold outside with a rather Baltic wind-chill factor, there are just a few remnants of really stubborn snow left in the hedgerows and fields, so hopefully that will all go in the next day or two.  So much fur SPRING! PFFFFFFFT!


Actual photographic evidence of where I am right now.

Oh before I furget, we set up a FaceBook group yesterday called WHAT THE FLUFF just fur cats, and we did add a few of mew to it as we felt really, really lonely there all on our lonesome with no-purrdy to talk to. But if we made mew mad or peeved mew off by adding mew, purrlease accept our sincerest apologies and do remove yourselves if that's what mew want - we aren't ones fur any type of press-ganging and we would hate to upset any of mew!  

If any of mew would like to join purrlease do, as we'd love all our furriends to join as we think it'll be a great Pawty all week long fur effur and effur! MOL [Smooch will be bringing his Mind-Bender Nip Cocktail too, and mew won't want to miss that fur anything! MOL]

This is what it does...


Just don't read the hang-offur post - oops did I really mention that out-loud? 

On that note, I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing


Murder So Sweet 

Sweet Cove Mystery Series #2

by

J.A. Whiting



**FYI the above Amazon.co.uk image is an affiliate link. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**


Here's the book blurb:

Angie Roseland has closed her Sweet Dreams Bake Shop for a few months until she can move the shop to its new location. Her sister, Ellie, has just opened a bed and breakfast in Sweet Cove and Angie is helping her run it. Their youngest sister, Courtney, has a part time job at Finch Confectioners where the owner is known around town for being nasty and mean. When Finch is found murdered in his shop, the Roseland sisters, with the help of two fine felines, are drawn into the search for the killer.

A cozy mystery with recipes!

This story has some mild paranormal elements.

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Mew may remember a few weeks ago that I reviewed the furst book in the Sweet Cove Mystery Series and had a few reservations about it because I felt it lacked a 'little' in places but thought that book 2 would definitely be worth a go to see if that 'lack' was filled.  So I decided to review it this week before I completely furgot the plot and neffur went back, as mew know I love a lengthy series to get my claws in to.  And this series has 7 books so far with more on the way = big plus.

So my thoughts on book 2: it's got another kitty in it, which in itself is wurth another half paw on the ratings scale, plus the story continued on from the furst book, so there was no lag in the timeline, another big plus.

I realized that I as was listening to this second installment, that the narrator could be another underlying reason for me not really loving the book, because if mew'll let me explain; there are four sisters in the main plot and sub plots, and in my humble opinion the narrator doesn't do them justice, they all sounded furry, furry similar and purretty much rather 'deadpan' aka zero purrsonality fur what they were trying to convey, I felt that there could have been a lot more expression in their individual voices and tone.  So my advice here would be to read it rather than listen to it, as I feel that it would be much more fun and a more accurate assessment of the narrative, as mew'd be able to see the punctuation and how it should be spoken.

Book 1 did leave me on the fence, but as I'm not one to completely diss something because of that and not go back fur seconds, I am glad I continued.  In closing, I did find that book 2 did drip feed me more info and felt like some of things missing in book 1 were certainly put in place, so it had a feel of more completion and I'll definitely try book 3 at some point in the near future.

Guys try it, but read - don't listen to it.

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Audio: 4 hours 31 mins
Paperback: 201 pages
  • Publisher: J A Whiting; 1 edition (1 May 2015)



The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

Murder So Sweet 

Offurall Enjoyment

& a Half Paws


I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.  Also mew do know that  that mew can visit my own purrsonal page? Featuring effury review I've effur done, OMC that's so exciting!

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox




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22 comments:

  1. very nice product and fabric is also too good. for more best products please visit- https://www.missmeowni.com/

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    1. Hey Tom, thanks fur stopping by and we really liked your website! Purrs Amber xox

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  2. This series sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out. Cats make everything better.

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    1. Hi Edie, of I think if mew read it, mew'll really enjoy it, and yes, cats do make effurything better! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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  3. Thank you for adding me to your FB group! Can't wait to see all the kitties there. I've never actually listened to an audio book, but I find that interesting that you suggest to read over listen to this one. I think I'd be more open to listening to a book that I've already read. I used to re-read books all the time, but don't have the time anymore! I save that time for new books.

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    1. Hey Chatty cats, oh so glad mew don't us adding mew! Yes, listening to previously read books is fab, I have both formats in a lot of my books. Re-reading a book is great, but like mew I just don't have the time, hence audio versions means I can multi-task! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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  4. Hmm sounds like this sweet confection is more murder to the ears than delight. I shall look for the paperback and let my mind do the talking Mol
    Amber, you look way too snuggly on that blanket I do hope you manage to stay awake for book 3!
    Toodle pips and purrs
    Erin

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    1. Hi Erin, oh do get the paperback fur sure, and I'll do my best to stay awake although I can't purromise anything! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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  5. amber...anotherz grate ree vee thiz week N may we say yur lookin gorgeouz...N for sure we wood reed coz we due knot haza one on thoz audio what cha callz emz !!!!! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Hello Tabbies & Miss Dai$y, thank mew furry much, I am feeling rather fabulous right now! MOL Oh yep a kindle thingummy bob, I can't get on with those either, I have one with 500+ books unread! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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  6. Amber...can you look up some information on WHEN IS SPRING GOING TO REALLY ARRIVE? Thanks!

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    1. Hiya Eastside cats, I looked it up and got a non-definite answer, so then I got my dowsing rods out and they didn't wurk, so I tried the runes, they came back inconclusive and finally I tried the tarot cards and they said... soooooon! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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  7. Great review Amber. I will read it, I am not into listening to stories, I read faster than the narrators do. I will give you a massage :) XO

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    1. Hi guys, oh if mew speed read, mew'll eat this book in a couple of hours fur sure, and thank mew fur my massage, it was wunderpurr! Purrs Amber xox

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  8. It may be spring...but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature!

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    1. Hey Island Cats, I agree with mew, Mother Nature has furgot what time it is fur sure! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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  9. We haven't read that one yet, Amber, so thank you for the review. Yes, Spring seems not to have sprung here, either. We're in the midst of a blizzard here!

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    1. Hi guys, oh do enjoy and I'll let mew know what book 3 is like soon. Mew've got no Spring either, I'm beginning to think there's a bit of a weather conspiracy going off! Purrs Amber xox

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  10. I have no fluff and no floof either, but sometimes I do wonder what the fluff with that wee dog who lives here... and for some other things too, MOL!
    You can add us if you would like, but I likely won't be there often...FB makes petcretary's head spin, and then she has even less time to visit blogs.

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    1. Hiya Pipo, MOL that was so funny, how is your new fursib? Oh fab, I'll get the P.A. to ad mew next time she's on FB, yes there's just not enough time at the moment to do effurything is there? Purrs Amber xox

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  11. Do you wish for more cute cat outfits then visit - https://www.missmeowni.com/

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    1. Hi Crystal, oh Pandora is definitely visiting your webstore again! MOL Purrs Amber xox

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