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Monday, July 11, 2016

Cozy Monday

Read to Death (Read 'Em and Eat #3) by Terrie Farley Moran (Berkley Prime Crime mass market paperback, 5 July 2016).

I love a book that teaches me stuff!

I had not known that Thomas Edison spent time in Florida, so obviously I didn't know that he'd owned an estate there, complete with beautiful gardens.

Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, who run the Read 'Em and Eat bookstore and café in Fort Meyers, have several book clubs for area readers.  Since their Cool Reads/Warm Climate club has just finished reading The Florida Life Of Thomas Edison by Michele Albion, they decide to take the members on a day long field trip to the Edison and Ford Winter Estatesnow a National Register Historic Site.

They rent a van and because he's friendly and garrulous, they request Oscar Frieland as the driver.  Oscar does tend to flirt, however, and this time it annoys some of the women. Sassy and Bridgy change the subject and the tension decreases, but someone was still upset.

After they return to the café, and are settling the clubbers with tea and snacks, Bridgy realizes she's left her expensive sunglasses in the van, and rushes out to get them before Oscar leaves.  She finds him bleeding, with a pair of scissors stuck in his neck.  

Because she's the one who found the body, Bridgy comes under severe scrutiny from the police.  Worried that her friend is being suspected of a crime that she didn't commit, Sassy does her best to find another person for the police to focus on.

The relationship between Sassy and Bridgy is amazing.  The  two women  live and work together, and still have a healthy friendship.  And, they've built a thriving business and strong support group far from their hometown.  

It's a joy to read about the way they run Read 'Em and Eat, the innovative ideas for book clubs.  Reading about the delicious food is hunger-inducing though.  Thank goodness recipes are included!



The publisher has generously offered a copy of Read to Death  to one of my readers.  Please comment below before 12:01 a.m. on July 18, 2016.  Entries from the US only, please.  
Please 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.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Marlyn, It is great to be back visiting Stuff and Nonsense. Thanks for such a kind review and I wish great luck to all who enter for a chance to win a copy of Read to Death. xo Terrie

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Terrie!

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  2. I love your site. One of the few I visit regularly!!! Love reviews and giveaways!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for being a regular! Good luck!

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  3. I really want to read this! New to your site; I'll be back.
    Dianne
    jademoss17@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. So glad you could make it!

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  4. Really looking forward to reading "Read to Death". This is a great series and author. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love the series, and Terrie Moran is a sweetheart!

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  5. Really looking forward to reading "Read to Death". This is a great series and author. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Would love to this! Have added it to my TBR list. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for reading Stuff and Nonsense. Good luck!

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  7. I'm looking forward to reading "Read to Death." Thank you for the chance.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  8. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading and thanks for running the contest and giving Mr a chance to win Jeannie Downing jeanniedowning@hotmail.com

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  9. love this series! and happy to find a cool new blog to follow!
    woofmew @ Aol.com

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  10. Super review - now I want to read it!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  11. New to your site, loved your review. Love to have the book. musiqmom@yahoo.com

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  12. Pjstaton64114@aop.comJuly 12, 2016 at 2:04 PM



    Love this giveaway!


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  14. Sounds like a delightful read! I would love to win this book! Thank you for the opportunity! Joyce NRNMG@aol.com

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