Friday 3 June 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #206 featuring **Claw and Order** 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 mew may remember last week when I was a little over-excited that the P.A. had painted the library door at BBHQ, and it wasn't going to plan?

Well, she duly presented me with this little step as an appeasement present so I didn't lose my fur completely.

And as mew can see, I am moderately appeased and temporarily mollified by said surprise pressie.

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Finally, here is the offending door after four coats of red gloss.

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If I'm honest it could have done with another coat, but the P.A. said, "Amber if I put any more gloss on it, the fluffing door won't shut!"

So that was that, and I still have my misgivings about it all. The first one is this, the previous colour red was specially mixed and is not available off the shelf, and so the P.A. had to purrchase a new red which is slightly darker with a more blue undertone.

The second is this, I preferred the previous red which had a more orangey undertone and was slightly lighter. We called it nuclear red, and it was pawesome!

But anyhoo, the door is painted, so I have to be thankful for that and it should look ok for a few years. Though if our retired decorator suddenly decides that he'd like to come and do some painting, I'm getting him to get the old colour paint and re-do 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. Did you know _______________?

2. My plans for June include _____________ and __________________.

3. When I need to cheer myself up, I _________.

4. I could teach an entire course on _________.

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

1. Did you know it was Basil's 20th Birthday on Wednesday, and this year marks his 4th Angelversary? Not a day goes by when I don't miss him, or any of the other angels for that matter.

2. My plans for June include painting the summer house and the telephone box among other things. And I will say this, I'm a little daunted by it all! LOL

3. When I need to cheer myself up, I like to partake in a little retail therapy.

4. I could teach an entire course on crystals, healing and other alternative therapies.

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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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Claw and Order


Leighann Dobbs

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Bookstore owner Willa Chance had no idea that a magical key was hidden in the old recipe book that she sold to food blogger Mary Ashford. Luckily the key is now safely tucked away in a box high on a shelf in the bookstore.... or is it?

Feline sleuth Pandora needs Willa's help to make sure that key doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. This time she’ll have to take drastic measures to break through the barrier that has stopped her from communicating with her human... even if she has to take a chance on one of Pepper St. Onge’s enchanted teas. The teas are known to have unpredictable results, but Pandora is desperate and what could be worse than the threat to Mystic Notch?

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 Here are the links to the previous reviews of the entire Mystic Notch Cozy series:

Ghostly Paws  Book 1

 A Spirited Tail   Book 2

A Mew to a Kill Book 3 

Probable Paws   Book 5

Claw and Order Book 8 (today's review)

Finally, here we are with the last book in the Mystic Notch Cat Cozy Mystery series, and after seven books - yes this is going to be a little bit of a spoiler, so if mew don't want to know skip to the next paragraph - Pandora finally gets the ability to talk and propurrly communicate with Willa, like OMC, this was a totally defining moment. And for those of mew who've already read the previous novels, mew will know how challenging it has been for Pandora to try and convey her suggestions, notions and ideas to Willa.

I've thoroughly and unequivocally adored this entire series, the author is such a talented writer and really delivers a supurr story each and every time, with a roller-coaster plot and ameowzing cast of characters.

I do sincerely hope that the author decides to continue this series in the future, but if she doesn't I'm happy with the conclusion of book eight. And she has written many more series besides, some of which I've already featured.

So if mew're looking for an utterly brilliant cat cozy mystery series, I can't recommend this one enough. 


Audio: 4 hours 36 mins
Pages: 222
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Ratings of:

Claw and Order

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.

Until next time...

Keep calm and read more books


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  1. The door looks good. And I bet that step up would be a good place for a nap.

  2. Loved reading all of this-including the decorating! I love that shade of red but I can appreciate i.e have an idea, of the differing undertones of the former red. I will take your word for the series and see about getting those books.

  3. That red door sure is pretty. Those were good answers too and a wonderful review, the book title is super cool and clever. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  4. Angel Basil reminds me of Celestial Paddy O'Malley, and I miss him like crazy.
    Anything that I did outside, The PO'M was watching, meowing, rolling on the ground, or licking my skin. Now, it's just me, and it's not as much fun right now.

  5. guyz…wee bee typin frum an eye pad with limited
    time…we had ta ask if de PA and dad iz at de jub‼️‼️😺

  6. thatz spozed ta bee jubilee ‼️❤️

  7. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Angel Basil,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    I'm still using the mouse pad I won long ago. Bionic Basil & The B Team. Love it.

    You do the very best book reviews, Amber. This one sounds like a great read.

    Love your fill-ins and yes you are a pro on crystals.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  8. Great review Amber. I really need to start reading this series The door came out great and I love the gift you got Amber. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know you could teach a class on crystals, you are most knowledgeable. Sending you hugs as your remember your angel. I know how you feel about thinking about him every day. XO

  9. I like the red door, but I also understand liking a particular shade of a color. I'm that way about colors myself. That book series does sound good! Purrs from us as you remember Angel Basil.

  10. I love your little step bench/chair, it looks like a birthday cake!!

    The PA's door looks great!

  11. Love this author. Book looks like a great read


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