Friday 11 February 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #190 featuring **A Twist in the Tail ~ The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Book 1** by Leighann Dobbs 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 this is what I've been doing this week! MOL

Book Reviews with Amber #190 ©BionicBasil® Amber snuggling in front of the fire

Well, it has been a little fresh outside and I am an old lady cat who loves her warms. The P.A. has a couple of small washable rugs which she puts down in front of the hearth so I can get a bit closer to the heat and warm my arthritic bones a little.

Sometimes I sleep for hours, and the P.A. keeps coming to check on me to make sure I'm still breathing and alive, as she says that I'm so still when I snooze these days.

I meowed at her, "Well that's because I'm in a really, really, really deep sleep!"

Then added.

"Now fluff off, and stop waking me up!"

That sorted her out, now she just observes me from a distance to make sure I'm ok.

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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. A week without __________________ would be nice.
2. A week without _________________ would be impossible.
3. I didn’t plan to _________, but I’m glad I did.
4. I once _________ and lived to regret it.

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

1. A week without endless bad news in the News would be nice.

2. A week without my cats would be impossible.

3. I didn’t plan to have so many cats, but I’m glad I did.

4. I once moved a ladder, and lived to regret it. Who knew moving a ladder could be so perilous!

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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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A Twist in the Tail 

The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Book 1


Leighann Dobbs

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

‘Talk about inconvenient. Not only did I have a dilapidated mansion and no money to repair it, two uppity cats and some cranky guests waiting for breakfast, there was also a dead body in the stairwell.’

Josie Waters is the enthusiastic new owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse – a ramshackle Victorian mansion high on a hill above the breezy seaside town of Oyster Cove, Maine. Josie has a history in Oyster Cove, but she’s not going to let anyone – from her crazy friend Millie to her old flame Mike – stand in the way of making this venture a success.

But then Josie’s first guest – a stuffy food critic – is murdered before breakfast, and the town sheriff suspects Josie could be to blame. 
Thank goodness Nero and Marlowe – the guesthouse’s resident cats – are also on the case. Little does Josie know, this isn’t their first investigation… but can they find the clues to the real killer before another guest is targeted?

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Mew guys know how much I love Leighann Dobbs books, and only a couple of weeks ago I reviewed Whisker of a Doubt, Bk 6 in the Mystic Notch series. (I'll review Bk 7 next week, as I just finished it yesterday).

Earlier in the week, I decided to check out what else this very talented cozy mystery writer had written, and came across the Oyster Cove series, and of course I had to try it immediately.

A Twist in the Tail is book 1, there are three so far, though I'm not sure if there will be any more yet, but I'll keep checking for updates.

It's a thoroughly enjoyable cozy mystery, a purrfect plot recipe for a purrfect read; an excellent cast of characters, a nice twisty plot with plenty of suspects and a red herring or two thrown in, and two cute cats. One called Nero and the other Marlowe, who as in the Mystic Notch series do talk amongst themselves and the other cats within the community and then try to communicate their findings to their humans, though sometimes without much success.

I really enjoyed book one and have already begun book 2, with book 3 coming straight after that, so that's how much I'm enjoying them!

If mew love your cozy mysteries as much as I do, this one is a must, try it.


     Audio: 6 hours 19 mins
  • Paperback: ‎ 224 pages
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Ratings of:

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Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

         Catblogosphere        Feline Friday        Nature Friday        Flashback Friday     Friendship Friday       

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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 for me to say BFN or bye-for-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 forget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Until next time...

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  1. Those were good answers from the P.A. and the book sounds like a really good one. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  2. Amber, you and our Sweetie...enjoying the warm during the cold temps!

  3. Love your fill-ins and it looks like many of us hate the news anymore.

    I love your book reviews, Miss Amber. You do them so well.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and my best to your mom. ♥

  4. Amber, I have 2 deep sleepers Joanie and Drake. I think they have lost most of their hearing- is your hearing still good? Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers.
    I had the same answers for 2 and 3. :) And I am sorry about the ladder accident. Nice review Amber, that sounds like a good mystery with cats. XO

  5. We love Leighann Dobb's books - She has a Mystic Notch series with an interesting cat in it too !

  6. That sounds like a good book, Amber. Eric used to go into a deep sleep too, but he also often slept with his eyes wide open. That used to scare me until I got used to it.

  7. Those were interesting fill in answers. I still miss our kitties...I have discussed the idea of fostering, but hubby isn't too keen... I guess I will need to will a stray to walk up to our front door, LOL!
    Sorry that ladder incident has led to so much pain and misery in your life, I do hope that you will eventually be yourself once again.

    Interesting book, this week, Amber! Sleep well!

  8. Oh my. Now I've heard folks say they'd kill for a good meal, but to kill before breakfast seems a bit much. Mind you, if the chef was anything like my temporary chef, Mrs Mingins, who knew so little on food prep, menu variety and cooking it could fit on a postage stamp, I could understand, MOL.
    Great sounding cosy mustery, and one we will buy, if it's not already in our stack.

  9. Sounds a very interesting book a must read.x

  10. We love Leighann Donna. Top quality every time.

  11. Thank you for that great book review Amber. Purrs from Peekaboo


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