Friday 27 January 2023

Love To Read Books with Cats? Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library #227 featuring **With A Charm On Top** by Samantha Silver 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

If mew remember in last week's post, I briefly (MOL) mentioned that Fudge was taking liberties with my purrrsonal blankys. Well, this week I out-catted him by taking up the prime position right in front of the woodburner.

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The P.A. has several little washable rugs that she places in front of the fire so if anypawdy wants to get some extra warms they can have a supurr snooze spot.  

Anyhoo, she'd just put this rug down, and I could see Fudge stirring in his cat nest, ready to make a move and claim it when I just casually strolled over and took vacant possession! MOL MOL

I'm still laughing about it now; mew should have seen his face, he was gutted. This will tickle me for weeks!

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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. I always forget to _________________________.

2. I never forget to ____________________.

3. Nothing makes me _________ more than _________.

4. It might sound outrageous, but I _________.

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

1. I always forget to reply to emails. Well it's not that I forget so much, it's just that at this point in my life I don't like being sat a computer for hours - coccyx injury from the ceiling fall - and think I'll do it tomorrow - apathy - then tomorrow becomes a couple of days. Anyhoo you get the picture! LOL

2. I never forget to lock the gates. We never leave the gates open at BBHQ because the kitties are safer in the garden when the gates are closed.

3. Nothing makes me bristle more than poor manners and ignorant behaviour. There's no excuse for not saying please or thank you, or hello. One thing I found is that very few people will hold a door open for anyone today, I will always hold a door open for someone, especially if they're struggling.

4. It might sound outrageous, but I really enjoy spending time alone.

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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.

Melvyn was getting over this modelling gig in this foto. he said, "Talk to the paw and I need snacks stat!" MOL

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Mew can see which bandana he was showcasing in the last News Report of November 2022.

And yes, he did get snacks immediately, that's his payment! 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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With A Charm On Top

Spellford Cove Mystery Book 4


Samantha Silver

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

Things are flowing smoothly for Robin in Spellford Cove. She’s got a support network she loves, business is going great - she’s even thinking of hiring another employee - and things with Hunter are heating up both literally and figuratively. 

But when strange things start happening in town, and a number of bodies start showing up, Robin thinks there’s more to it than meets the eye. She smells magic, and she knows that she’s going to have to get involved to get to the bottom of it. 

And as Robin investigates, she’ll find more clues as to her past and her biological family that will rock her world. 

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This is book four in the Spellford Cove Mystery series. To see my previous reviews click here:

The plot continues straight on from book three with three murders in a week. And our heroine Robin begins to investigate. It's an interesting story with mermaids and more paranormal goings on. 

The main characters continue to develop well and mew really start to get a sense of Spellford Cove as a community. The supporting cast also expands with some new faces, which in turn adds to the plot.

Robin's evil father is still working in the background on his nefarious plot, and has even planted a spy in the midst of the main characters, will they realise before it's too late?

Well I can say this, the book is left on a cliffhanger, so mew've got to get book five straight away to see what's going to happen next! MOL

As I said in my previous review for book three, there are still unanswered questions and I've decided that the author is using this method of writing to keep mew reading to the very end of the series. So it looks like a trip to Audible is in order to get book five.

In summary book four is a fab read, with a good plot, good pacing and good character development, so if mew like your paranormal cozy mysteries with a cat, then this is one for your to read list.

Paperback: 266 pages
Audio: 4 hours 49 mins
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

With A Charm On Top

Overall Enjoyment

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Other Fun Blog Hops to Join in Today

          Brian's Home   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...

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  1. Well done, Amber...staking your claim!

  2. You have a wicked sense of humour, Amber. All four of the fill ins apply to me. #2 not to keep kitties in but to keep any unsavoury characters out that could be checking out the farms for unsecured vehicles/machinery.

  3. A good laugh at the way you outmaneuvered Fudge, Amber! And great review too, the book sounds good. Funny fail too!

  4. Great job getting the primo warm spot sweet Amber. Those were good fill-in answers and a really good review too. Melvyn, you failed nicely pal. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. I love that blooper, and Amber, you sure got even! MOL. The book sounds pawsome too.

  6. Way to go Amber! I am glad you stole Fudge's spot. :) Nice review, looks like a fun read. Thanks to the PA for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I feel the same way about manners and I always hold the door, but rarely get a thank you. I like to be alone too- well, with kitties. :) XO

  7. It's sad when people have poor manners. Around here, most people do hold doors for each other and when someone does for me, i am prompt to say thanks as i like to encourage that behavior.

    That blooper is priceless.

    You are a good review writer, if the book itself is written half as well as your review, it's certainly worth the time.

    Thanks for joining Feline Friday!

  8. Amber, that was a terrific play, the Peep's answers were spot in and we LOVED the blooper! And I gotta say, the book sounds fabulishious! Keep on being awesome! Purrs Marv

  9. Book four actually sounds more fun than three. We cant wait to find out how five develops! Read on, McAmber!


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