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Monday, August 10, 2015

Cozy Monday

Berried Secrets (Cranberry Cove Mystery #1) by Peg Cochran (Berkley Prime Crime mass market paperback, 4 August 2015).

After her tiny Chicago café went under, Monica Albertson moved to Cranberry Cove, Michigan to help her half-brother Jeff with his cranberry farm.  But the first time she helps with the harvest, she snags a corpse.  The body is that of Sam Culbert, who had looked after the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas. It didn't take long for the police to determine that Sam had been murdered.

Going over the books, the day before, Monica had found some discrepancies, and had mentioned the problem to Jeff.  Jeff had been livid; he was just scraping by, but Sam drove a Lexus and lived in a fancy house.  But Monica is certain that Jeff didn't kill Sam.  She just has to prove who did.

Unfortunately, almost everyone in town had a grudge against Sam or just plain disliked him, so narrowing it down will be a difficult task.  Luckily, Jeff's mother Gina has shown up, and insists on "helping" Monica with her quest.

I really enjoyed this book.  Learning about the methods of growing and harvesting cranberries was fascinating.  Monica is a wonderfully independent, intelligent and resourceful protagonist, and some of the inhabitants of Cranberry Cove are delightful.

Recipes for baked goods containing cranberries are included at the end of the book.


The publisher has generously offered a copy of Berried Secrets to one of my readers.  Please comment below before midnight on August 17, 2015.  Don't forget to include an email address where I can contact you if you win!

FTC Full Disclosure:  Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of this book.

30 comments:

  1. Love the chance to read this. Thank you for that chance. lady.janel @ hotmail.com

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  2. I have heard so many great reviews on this book and I would love to win a copy.

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  3. I am just loving the cover with a great storyline, I would like to read this book.

    cenya2@hotmail.com

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  4. I have been wanting to read this book. Completely new & original setting for s cozy series. Thank you for the chance to win! It's great also to find another book review blog.

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  5. I've been wanting to read berried secrets ever since it came out ..thanks for the giveaway chance. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  6. Thank you for having this contest. I have heard great things about this book and would love to win a copy! pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  7. I would LOVE to review this book! It was one I have been watching and sounds wonderful! Thank you for the chance!
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    breannaherron@icloud.com

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  8. Looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi, Vicki. I'm sorry, but I can't enter you in the drawing without an email address.

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  9. I'm looking forward to this series - and the recipes! Every time I see the cover I'm reminded of the Ocean Spray commercial with the 2 guys standing in the cranberry bog - and giggle.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  10. Eating and drinking cranberries is healthy, so reading about them should be healthy as well. Except for a pesky murder! I'm excited about getting on the ground floor of a new series...Book 1, YEAH! kat8762@aol.com

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  11. I have thoroughly enjoyed some of Peg Cochran's other books, so I would love to get started on a new series. fullerjr43@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks, Marlyn! This is on my TBR list. patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  13. Della. Thanks for this opportunity. The synopsis is most intriguing.
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  14. I have been wanting this book since I saw the cover. Thank you so much for the chance!
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  15. This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance. rdespins99(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I'm looking forward to this!!! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  17. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  18. This looks like a great fall read.

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  19. this sounds like a book I would enjoy......
    thank you for the giveaway..........

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  20. What a different setting for a mystery. I love the cover since I am owned by a black cat named Romeo. Thanks for your review. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  21. I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway? lraines78 at gmail dot com

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  22. Looks like a great book! Thanks so much for the chance! snappystamper[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  23. I love the author, and am looking forward to getting in on the ground floor of this series! Love it! kat8762@aol.com

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  24. Thank you for the chance to win this book.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  25. No matter where the mystery takes place a body always seems to appear. Looking forword to reading this new series.
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  26. Love the cover and title; thanks for the chance, it really looks great :)
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