Friday 25 February 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #192 featuring ~ **A Whisker in the Dark, The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Book 2** by Leighann Dobbs PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins + Photo Fails Blog Hop

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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 week I've been snoozing a lot because of the weird stormy weather. yesterday we were getting snow and sleet flurries on and off. And luckily storm Gladys hasn't rolled in at Mewton-Clawson, but we're still on weather watch.

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And yesterday, while we were looking for some files we came across this epic flashback from July 2008 when I was sitting in clover, shortly after this I was rolling in it! MOL

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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. _______________ is the ___________-est I have ever been.

2. I really hate going to _________________.

3. While most people _________, I _________.

4. I’m glad that _________ was invented.

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

1. Winning every first red rosette in all the classes I was entered in at a gymkhana. is the luckiest I have ever been at a horse show.

2. I really hate going to crowded places, in fact I avoid them most vehemently.

3. While most people love going for a manicure or pedicure, I don't.

4. I’m glad that print-on-demand was invented. I'm loving creating new books in a hard copy! LOL

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Today, as it's the last Friyay of the month, we're also joining in the furrbulous...

So do drop by the marvellous Mudpie's blog at to join in.

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Fudge was wearing a gorgeous bandana, yet he was adamant his tail needed to be centre stage, and who can argue with that giant floof??? MOL

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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 Whisker in the Dark

 The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Book 2


Leighann Dobbs 

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Discovering the 300-year-old skeleton of shipping tycoon Jedediah Biddeford in the ballroom wall is a big old hassle for Josie Waters, owner of the Oyster Cove Guesthouse. Especially when Biddeford’s descendants turn up, certain that a family legend about treasure buried nearby must be true.

Josie is too busy dreaming up the perfect cake for the Oyster Cove’s 250th-anniversary celebration to worry about the Biddeford family – plus half the town – digging up her yard... until one of her guests is murdered in the guesthouse garden.

With worries that her guesthouse will get a reputation for being the kind of place you only leave in a body bag, Josie must put her detective skills to work to find the killer. Lucky for her, Nero and Marlowe and their gang of cat sleuths are also on the case.

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If mew remember a couple of weeks ago I reviewed the first book in The Oyster Cove Guesthouse Series. 

As mew've probably just read the blurb, mew know a little of the plot, and this second book didn't disappoint at all, another fresh cast of characters arrive at the guesthouse and it doesn't take long for one to turn up dead.

The cats are obviously my favourite characters, and they do play an integral role throughout the story which pleases me immensely, as mew know how much I love my books with cats! MOL

The plot is well crafted with the usual red herrings and dead-ends, the list of suspects grows and then slowly diminishes. The pacing is spot on, and mew just want to keep on reading or in my case, listening.

I know I've said it before, but I am going to say it again, the author really has her writing recipe right and always delivers a cracking cozy mystery!

If mew love your cozy mysteries, try this series, I'm sure mew'll love it as much as I did and next week I'll be sharing book 3 in the series, as mew know what I'm like when I'm enjoying something so much.

A top paw read.

Audio: 6 hours 6 minutes
Paperback: ‎ 216 pages
Publisher: ‎ Bookouture 
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

A Whisker in the Dark

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 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.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. Fudge, you'd best save that image for 'Tocktober!
    I think you should make a jigsaw puzzle out of it too, just sayin'.
    As much as I enjoy mani-pedis, I understand why they are uncomfortable for some.
    Now, a good facial or a full-body massage...ahh, both are on my 'I need pampering' list for March.

  2. WOW, so much fun stuff today, wonderful photos! Those were good fill-in answers. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. Love your fill-ins. I love my fill and pedicures every two weeks. I know many don't care for it and that's what makes the world go around. I avoid crowds too.

    Sounds like a great read. I love continuing books. You get to love the characters and want to see what they're up to.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  4. Fudge, that tail is too cute to be considered a fail. And I love the photo of beautiful Amber in the clover. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. You must be incredible rider. I am glad you are publishing books. I plan to buy one of the cat record ones soon. Excellent review Amber, I want to read that series. XO

  5. That is a lovely flashback of you, Amber, and a great review too! Your tail is too handsome to be a blooper, Fudge.

  6. Pawsome floof, Fudge! And we've enjoyed the Leighann Dobbs books we've read in the past.


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