Revenge Is Sweet review

I really enjoyed the first book of this new series, Vintage Sweets Mysteries. It’s written by Kaye George who is also known as Janet Cantrell who wrote the older Fat Cat series.  The other series that Ms. George pens appear to be more of a suspense nature. I liked the premise for this series, and a Texas location is always fun (since I’ve never been there.) I thought it was pretty cool too that Fredericksburg, TX is a real town. The second Vintage Sweets comes out on June 2, 2020.

My Goodreads review:

Revenge Is Sweet (Vintage Sweets Mysteries #1)Revenge Is Sweet by Kaye George

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really fun setting and idea for a main character’s job, making vintage candies and sweets from scratch. I did get a little bit confused with the switching back and forth of third person narrating about Tally then Yolanda. (I have no problem with third person though). Sometimes I’d get the information mixed up and wonder why one person didn’t already know this, but I think the idea was for their actions to be very close or nearly simultaneous results. It was better as I got into the book more and switching between the two girls came more naturally.

I had an idea of who the killer was, then I changed my mind due to some clever red herrings along the way. I had it all built in my mind as to why the person I thought was the killer did it and everything, but I was wrong. It’s fun to be wrong though. The showdown achieved its purpose of making me nervous for Tally, but the killer was caught and all was well. I enjoyed reading a little bit of the next book’s first chapter at the end. The recipe given was for Tally’s version of Twinkies. I’m anxious for the next book that’s being released in June, and I’m glad we don’t have to wait a year.

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A Fitting End–review

This is the second book in the Magic Dressmaking series by Melissa Bourbon. I read the first one back in January, and I was ready to visit Bliss, TX again and see what everyone was up to.

My Goodreads review:

A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2)A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this series earlier this year and I’m really loving this story line! Both of the books have been well-written and plotted. There were so many good suspects and red herrings in this one that I didn’t guess the killer, in fact I was super surprised when it was revealed. Just the surprise of that alone made the somewhat non-exciting showdown seem ok.

I love how Will and his daughter Gracie’s story is evolving. Gracie is such a nice character, and I was glad to see her have more of a role in this book. I also like Mrs. James, even though at first she does come off as a little too high-society. Josie, who isn’t quite Harlow’s bestie but they became closer after Harlow made her wedding gown in the first book, took a little bit of a backseat to the action in this book, which was fine. But there’s a sweet surprise in store for her, at least that’s Harlow told her. I like how the story line itself is developing, a little more at a time, bits and pieces come together in each book. I’m sure there will be even more to learn after this one, and I’m anxious to keep reading the series.

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