Friday 17 June 2022

Love To Read? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #208 featuring **Double, Double, Tart and Trouble** by Samantha Silver 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 today, and I've been a little flat out this week as it's been rather warm at BBHQ. A little heatwave arrived on Wednesday from Africa, a plume of hot air travelled north across Europe and arrived here, and apparently today it's going to get up to 29c or 82.4f! 

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For Mewton-Clawson that is seriously scorchio, so I've been hanging out in the kitchen where it's nice and cool, plus there's a fan running to ruffle my fur in the most pleasant of ways as I chill out on the rug.

Don't forget there are some hot weather tips and tricks on our Top Tips for Cat Pawrents page.

Anyhoo, let's get on with today review.

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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 product I would endorse is ________________________.
2. If I had a boat, I would name it _________________________
3. _________ was one of the first times I truly felt like a responsible adult.
4. I struggle with change most especially when it relates to _________.

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

1. A product I would endorse is a self-heating swimming pool. I've always wanted a pool, but I don't fancy the extortionate running costs here in the U.K., so it looks like I'll stick with my bucket of cold water to put my feet in! LOL

2. If I had a boat, I would name it the S.S. BIONIC BASIL of course! 

3. _____________was one of the first times I truly felt like a responsible adult. I don't think I've ever felt like a responsible adult, I just feel like me and get on with stuff.

4. I struggle with change most especially when it relates to life. What can I say, I'm a creature of habit. LOL But seriously I like things how they are, but if things change then I do adapt to suit the circumstances, so I'm ever-evolving really.

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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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Double, Double, Tart and Trouble

Spellford Cove Mystery Book 2


Samantha Silver

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Just when Robin thought things were settling down a bit in Spellford Cove, she finds herself mired in a murder investigation once more when a customer of hers is poisoned. Then just to make matters worse, a photo of Queen of Tarts cheesecake in front of the body is printed on the front page of the local paper. 

Robin soon realizes that once again she has no choice but to try and find the killer, this time to save her business. But with the main reporter in town deciding to tank Robin's bakery, and that strange woman making another reappearance, Robin feels like a woman juggling too many muffins. 

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I reviewed Book One of this series last week, and I really enjoyed it, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say, so I thought I try a second helping instantly to see if the furst book was a one-hit-wonder or not.

And I was delightfully relieved that book two is as good as book one; the story continues straight on from book one with no time lag at all and our protagonist Robin who is just recovering from the incidents of the previous story - no spoilers - finds herself embroiled in the midst of another crime in Spellford Cove. Determined to clear her name and save her newly inherited business, Robin et al embark on solving the murder.

There is also a subplot happening which is darker and a little more mysterious related to her ancestry, but I'm not going to spoilerise that for mew either. 

Shakes the talking cat does feature throughout, just in case mew are wondering and yes his purrsonality is growing by the page, as is his love of reading! MOL

The plot is well crafted, the main characters and relationships are evolving and growing, and as in true cozy mystery fashion, there are multiple suspects and several red herrings before the killer is revealed.

This is a top paw read, and I'm already on book three, that's how much I'm enjoying the series.

Audio: 5 hours 26 mins
Pages: 234
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Ratings of:

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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...

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  1. My exterior may look to others as an adult, yet inside, I'm a kid who wants to play, read books, and laugh.

  2. Love your fill-ins and I wasn't surprised by the name of your boat. I chuckled at the bucket of cold water for your feet. We don't have a pool either.

    The books sounds like a fun read.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  3. Pawsome post! Mum loves reading, but things have been busy so that has lapsed a bit.
    the book review is good and mum thinks it would be a good read :)
    Purrs, Julie

  4. Good review and the book sounds intriguing! I do enjoy a book that has a cat, or cats, involved in the action!

  5. I love the photo of you on the rug, you are a beauty Amber. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I love your boat name. My niece's in-laws put in a heated pool last summer and it was about $50,000- crazy. Amber, that is an excellent review. I plant o read the series. XO

  6. You look a little pooped out sweet Amber, the heat sure does that. Those were good answers and a most wonderful book review too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Dear Amber, thank yoo for another nice book recommendation. Momma loves cozy mysteries and I love red-herrings. So delicious! This sounds like a nice summertime read. Love, Dori

  8. The title of that book sounds like a 'spell'!

    We could have used a bucket of cold water here the other day as the temp was 98F. UGH!

  9. That sounds like an intriguing book. Glad you are managing to keep cool, Amber.

  10. Sounds an excellent sequel, as well as good length for an audio book as well as paperback. Talking cats definitely deserve more air time. MOL


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