Friday 11 December 2020

Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library featuring **Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping ** by Cheryl Denise Bannerman PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello gorgeous library guests 


Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today, and I've been prowling around the library this week looking for a misplaced book.

Melvyn my supurr helpful book slave oops sorry I meant intern, was supposed to put this purrticular tome; The Mystery Of The Mewton-Clawson Triangle, original binding author unknown which I'd just obtained from a Jumble Sale in the Church Hall the other day.

It was supposed to go on the Weird & Wunderpurr shelf, but sadly he was distracted by the latest edition of Really Big Guns by Bomber Cordite, the wurld renowned weapons expert which was just delivered to the library while he was on his way to Weird Section, and now I have no clue where's he's deposited it, and he can't remember either!
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Anyhoo, Melvyn still has his nose stuck in Really Big Guns, so there's no point in me asking him to find it, so I think I'm going to offer the library mice a rather hefty cheese bonus if they can locate it for me, as to be honest I'm too old for this kind of drama and the sofa in front of the woodburner is beckoning. 

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. My favourite Christmas _________ is _________.

2. This holiday season I will miss _________.

3. I would like Santa to bring _________.

4. You might find _________ under my Christmas tree this year.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. My favourite Christmas Song is Merry Christmas Everybody, by Slade.

2. This holiday season I will miss all the usual festive goings-on.

3. I would like Santa to bring good cheer and good health to all.

4. You might find - you won't find anything under my Christmas tree this year - if pressies were put under the tree Smooch would widdle on them and I prefer my pressies widdle-free! LOL 

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time.

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This week's top book pick is:-

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Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping 

An Anna Romano Mystery Series - Book 1 

Cheryl Denise Bannerman

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Anna Romano is a middle-aged, Italian woman who is also a successful published author, a cat-mama, and an excellent cook with a hankering for Italian cuisine. She lives by herself in her quaint house, in a quiet community, with a white picket fence in Central New Jersey.

When she is not writing her next book or hosting book-signing events with her publicist, she is cleaning litter boxes and baking Cannolis…but never at the same time, of course!

In this first installment, on a typical day in Anna's somewhat-perfect life, a book-signing event turns her world upside down. Is it a case of mistaken identity or was she just being paranoid?

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Owning 7 cats makes it a winner for sure, and this book although only 128 pages or just under 3 hours listening really packs a lot into the story.

It's very fast-paced, and as I had the audio version I found the narration wurked really well. There are some quite funny parts and some tense, suspenseful plotting too. In fact, I have to say I'm really surprised at how much excitement and action the author crammed into such a small book. 

If mew're looking for a new cozy mystery series, I think this one would be a must-have for your library.

There are 3 books in the series at the moment, with the latest being published this year, so with a bit of luck the author will be adding more, well I hope she does, and I'm looking forward to getting my mittens on books 2 and 3 asap!

  • Audio Version: 2 hours 42 minutes
  • Print length: 128 pages
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Ratings of:

Cats, Cannolis and a Curious Kidnapping 

Overall Enjoyment

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

It's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just for mew, and don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Fudge, Melvyn and Parsley will be here on the morrow with a fun sponsored post so do stop by if mew have time as mew know we love your company.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. What a fun review sweet Amber and we enjoyed those P.A. answers, although #4 was a bit iffy!

  2. Luv answer #4 to your friendly fill - ins.
    Thanks again for another great story.

  3. I agree with the first three fill ins. Obviously #4 doesn't apply here.
    That sounds like a nice book but I am more concerned about the cat on the cover!

  4. Thanks for all the book recommendations! Our library has a great system right now so we all can still take books out! Have a glorious day!

  5. I love all your fill-ins and especially #3. I wish the same for you.

    Amber always does great book reviews.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop. ♥

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

  6. Wow you have a lot of reviews under your paws. And give dear Melvyn a break as we Manly ManCats have a soft spot and are always wishing for, um, Large Caliber. Great review and we will take a look if our own list lessens. Purrs Amber

  7. That looks like a fun book. I just added it to my Goodreads to read list. Thanks Amber and thank you to your PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Glad I am not the only one whose cats piddle under the tree. I can't put gifts under until cats are locked in bedrooms right before we have guests and this year it is just us and my mom. Have a nice weekend. XO

  8. That sounds like a good book. Oh, Melvyn! You just can't find good help nowadays, right Amber.

  9. That book sounds really great! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Smooch ... dude, step away from those gifts...

  10. Amber, your library is such a fun and lively place! And thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! I had to laugh at your #4. I also do not place any gifts under the tree, as the kitties and pup would do any number of things to destroy them. Purrs!


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