Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas review

This is book #2.5 of the Kitchen Witch series by Lynn Cahoon who also writes the Tourist Trap Mysteries, Farm-to-Fork Mysteries and Cat Latimer Mysteries, all of which are among my favorite cozy mystery series. I really enjoy the novella idea to sort of tide us over between main books, and since Christmas is my fave season, I was definitely eager to read this and not disappointed at all!

My Goodreads review:

Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas (Kitchen Witch Mysteries, #2.5)Have a Holly, Haunted Christmas by Lynn Cahoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a sweet Christmas story and mystery! Mia’s ghost friend Dorothy needed her help, and with a deadline attached to it, being the good friend she is to everyone, Mia squeezed time in between her Christmas party/open house and tons of delivery orders. Dorothy might’ve been just a ghost, but she’d always been pretty nice to Mia-and we know our girl can’t resist a puzzle, right?

Lots of secrets came to light, but a happy ending was enjoyed by Dorothy and someone else who was very deserving of a merry Christmas. I had slightly suspected the perp, but it was great how Trent and Mia sleuthed it out together. I love these novellas in between the main stories of the Kitchen Witch series. (The author also does it with some of her other series). Even though we aren’t seeing a full-size Christmas mystery, the author packed it with festive fun, and I never felt like anything was missing. Can’t wait for the next book whether it’s regular or another novella. I’m really loving these characters!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher via NetGalley, and my opinions are my own.

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One Poison Pie review

This is the first full-length book in the new Kitchen Witch Mysteries by well-known cozy mysteries author Lynn Cahoon. Even if you’ve never read any of her other books, I think you’ll love this series. If you’re already a fan of the series from reading the prequel…or haven’t read it, you’re going to absolutely love what happens in this book!

My Goodreads review:

One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch Mysteries #1)One Poison Pie by Lynn Cahoon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an awesome start for this series! I’d already read the prequel to this, which isn’t completely necessary, but I’d highly recommend it to get a feel for the characters and what happened with Mr. Darcy, the cat. There was a good plot twist later in the book, and I honestly didn’t know which suspect was the killer. There were some other threats Mia got, but some came from other sources. I think I’d be scared to pieces living in that old school she bought!

I love how Mia and Trent were getting closer then let her ex know that he was definitely not welcome around there, especially after a recent rotten thing he did. Christina may have found her special guy which I thought was so sweet. There were a couple of things went missing which were left hanging, but knowing this author, I know they’ll come up again and be explained, similar to another of her series, so I’m not really worried about it.

I’m really glad the next book comes out in July, because it would be way too hard waiting longer than that!

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