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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 93 books this year.

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Cracks a Caper’ by Kristen Painter

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Cracks a Caper’ by Kristen Painter

Miss Frost Cracks A Caper

by Kristen Painter
Series: Jayne Frost #4
Published by Sugar Skull Books on October 1st 2017
Format: eArc
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five-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost's daughter, Santa Claus's niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now...private investigator. Sort of. When Lark Bramble, an old frenemy, shows up in Nocturne Falls, Jayne finds herself reliving the painful past and trying to make responsible decisions that won’t mess up her future. But being an adult proves harder than she thought. Finally at peace with where things stand between her and Lark, Jayne thinks everything’s cool until a chilling event at the Black and Orange Ball shatters that peace and puts Jayne at odds with the powers that be. She knows she’s on thin ice, but she’s determined to crack the caper. Can Jayne find a way to right the wrongs she might have caused or will she forever bear the guilt of allowing herself to be snowed again?

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Ices the Imp’ by Kristen Painter

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Ices the Imp’ by Kristen Painter

Miss Frost Ices The Imp: A Nocturne Falls Mystery

by Kristen Painter
Published by Sugar Skull Books on September 6, 2016
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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Goodreads
four-half-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls – the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of. When she buys a sealed box at an estate sale and cat-related circumstances cause that box to be opened, life in Nocturne Falls starts to go haywire. Jayne has no choice but to figure out what she unleashed and how to recapture it. But Jayne suspects the woman behind the box is hiding something. Something that could cause a town resident serious trouble. Or worse, to lose their life. With the help of her two favorite guys, a sexy vampire and a hot summer elf, and a few new friends, Jayne tackles what feels like an impossible mission. And winds up almost iced herself.

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case’ by Kristen Painter

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ARC Review: ‘Miss Frost Solves a Cold Case’ by Kristen Painter

Miss Frost Solves A Cold Case : A Nocturne Falls Mystery

by Kristen Painter
Series: Jayne Frost,
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal
Source: Author
Amazon Kindle
Goodreads
four-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year.
Jayne Frost is a lot of things. Winter elf, Jack Frost’s daughter, Santa Claus’s niece, heir to the Winter Throne and now…private investigator. Sort of.
Needing someone he can trust, her father sends her undercover to Nocturne Falls to find out why employees at the Santa’s Workshop toy store are going missing.
Doing that requires getting to know the town, which leads to interesting encounters with a sexy vampire, an old flame, and an elevator that’s strictly off-limits. The more Jayne finds out, the more questions she has, but the answers lead her deeper into danger.
Will her magic save her? Or will she come up cold?

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Review: ‘Freefall’ by Susan Rae

Review: ‘Freefall’ by Susan Rae

Freefall

by Susan Rae
Published by Musa Publishing on June 21st 2012
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 297
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

He felt as if he was falling—freefalling through 15,000 feet—without a parachute. It was exciting, thrilling—and deadly. He’d brought Kate up here to protect her, to keep her out of trouble. He’d told himself he owed that much to Keith. Now all he wanted to do was take her down into the cabin and ravage her ‘til dawn...
Kate Reynolds’s quest to unravel the mystery of her brother’s plane crash throws her into the turbulent wake of suave pilot/mechanic Everett Larsen. His gray gaze ignites in her a passion as powerful as a jet stream, but it also sparks a memory...
Drawn to Milwaukee by Keith's cryptic message, Larsen is unprepared for the torrent of emotion he feels when he sees Kate—after his wife’s death, he is afraid to love again. But when Kate gets too close to the truth, he is even more afraid to lose her.

Kate Reynolds heads to Wisconsin to find out what happened to her brother and why his plane crashed. Her brother is now in a coma at the hospital, and she has a feeling that someone may have sabotaged his aircraft and tried to murder him. She wants to find out who would want to kill her brother and in the meantime, she decides to help out at his business, Aeromac. When she gets to town though, she keeps bumping into a man that she swears she’s seen before, but the man keeps dodging her questions. Everett Lawson is in Milwaukee to find out what happened to Kate’s brother as well. He wants to know why a good pilot like Keith is in a coma. Once he runs into Kate though, he’s supposed to be keeping his emotions at bay with her, but for some reason, ever since he first saw her, he has been attracted to her (but is the first bump he has with her…or his he keeping a secret). Once Kate and Everett start unraveling the truth, Kate starts questioning things that she never thought possible. In the end, though, she realizes she’ll overcome those fears and worries, once she starts trusting people and finding out the truth, herself. My thoughts on “Freefall”; first it was a rough start to get into the book, but once the mystery started unraveling, I had a hard time putting down my iPad. I enjoyed the mystery and suspense of the story and what happened. What amazed me the most was how Kate got herself into some sticky situations, but she always managed to get out of them. (especially one specific scene, that I was amazed about) I loved how Susan Rae had Kate get over her fears at the end of the book and also enjoyed the part in the hospital between Kate, and her brother. (won’t give that away because I do not want to spoil it for anyone) This book had me crying, angry, and happy at times. I was an emotional wreck in certain parts of the book, but that’s because I’m a big sap when it comes to happy endings and of course parts that make me cry no matter what. I recommend this book to mystery and suspense readers out there. You’ll enjoy unraveling the mystery with the characters, just like I did. This was an exciting story, and it was my first story that involved airplanes. May I say…I have a fear of small planes, but maybe I can get over my fears eventually.

Review: ‘Firefly’ by Meira Pentermann

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Review: ‘Firefly’ by Meira Pentermann

Firefly Beach

by Meira Pentermann
Published by Self-Published on April 2, 2012
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 332
Format: eArc
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Goodreads
three-stars

Paranormal Cozy Mystery
When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

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Review: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

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Review: ‘Bundle of Trouble’ by Diana Orgain

Bundle of Trouble

by Diana Orgain
Published by Berkley on August 4th 2009
Genres: Mystery
Pages: 296
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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Goodreads
four-stars

First-time mom Kate Connelly is bringing up baby- and bringing down a killer.
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.

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