Friday 6 January 2023

Feline Fiction on Fridays #224 at Amber's Library featuring *A Baker's Coven** 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 in the stacks today and Happy Mew Year from me to mew!

I do hope your 2023 is filled with magical times and many blessings.

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Mew know I started two new cat books this week, both on audible. I was so excited as it's taken me a while to get down the list to listen to them however within five minutes I was utterly repelled by the first choice, so I headed straight into the second choice, and that was equally as dreadful.

Has this ever happened to mew?

It's not very often that I don't like a book, but not to like two within ten minutes is a new record for me. Luckily I can return them on Audible as they were books included in my subscription, so that's my next job after today's post!

And obviously, I won't be reviewing them either, as I couldn't in good faith recommend reading material that I didn't enjoy; it goes against all my kitty librarian ethics.

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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. January is a good month to ______________________.
2. My favorite kind of pizza is _______________.
3. The new year just began and I’m already _________.
4. My typical weekend involves _________.

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

1. January is a good month to start a simple declutter. A couple of items here and there as the month progresses, soon yields a good result and more space.

2. My favorite kind of pizza is either a vegetarian or a margarita.

3. The new year just began and I’m already wading through a backlog of writing. Maybe one day it will all unravel itself, and several books will magically appear on Amazon! LOL

4. My typical weekend involves cleaning, gardening weather permitting, and odd jobs around the house.

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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 Baker's Coven

Spellford Cove Mystery Book3


Samantha Silver 

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Robin is finally settling into Spellford Cove. Business is booming, and as the weather gets colder her relationship with Hunter seems to be heating up. And she finally gets some answers about her biological father. But when a friend of Elsa's is murdered, Robin decides to get involved.

After all, she does have a bit of experience in solving murder cases.

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This is book three in the Spellford Cove Mystery series. To see my previous reviews from the summer, click here:

I bought this as a three-box set on Audible, which was really great value and I've since found out that mew can read loads of Samantha Silver's books on Kindle Unlimited if mew subscribe.

Anyhoo, this book follows on immediately from book two; see the link above for a quick recap.

 Robin's father makes his appearance in the opening scene and is trying to recruit her for his nefarious plan of world domination. Needless to say, things don't go as planned. And then Robin finds herself trying to solve another murder.

I did like how the story progressed and how the plot unfolded. My only niggle was there were too many unanswered questions from the previous books that are left hanging. Although that's not say they won't be answered in book four, which is on my to-read list.

The characters developed well in book three, and the plotting is still on point, plus Shakes the cat is becoming a bigger bookworm that me, if that's pawsible! MOL

I think the author may just be leaving things out to keep us reading the series, a nifty trick to say the least, but one that works, as mew can't have unanswered questions lurking indefinitely! MOL

If mew're looking for a new cat cozy mystery series, this one has nine books in total, and eight are available to read free with the Kindle Unlimited programme. The ninth is coming out on 25th April 2023, so mew have plenty of time to catch up and be ready.

Audio: 5 hours 11 minutes
Paperback: 224 pages
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Ratings of:

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I hope mew enjoy the book 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 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. Too bad all of the audiobooks that I want to listen to on Audible have to be purchased!

  2. We always enjoy your reviews sweet Amber and I'm glad you were able to return those not good books. Those were good answers too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  3. I love your library and your answers. Thanks for the review.

  4. It is disappointing to find books you don't like, but glad they could be returned. Good review, Amber.

  5. Nice to know a fellow reader and feline lover!
    Thanks for sharing at

  6. Another intriguing mystery! This book sounds good, Amber! And, good fill in answers too! Meows from us!

  7. Happy New Year! Life is too short for books that aren't interesting right away!

  8. Happy New Year sweet Amber! Sorry about those 2 books being bad. I am glad you still had something to review for us today. I need to sign up for Kindle Unlimited again. Thank you to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am with you on the decluttering. XO

  9. Happy New Year to all of you, too! Its nice to be able to return so called duds.

  10. I do sometimes feel hard done by not getting the answers to questions as they seem like omissions. But with 9 books to go at, I guess there has to be some surprises 🙂.


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