Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Bug by Jess Lourey

This book is set in the North Country in Minnesota. I Love the North Country in Minnesota. My husband go fishing there often.
I could see the lakes and the bugs, and the cabins so very clearly as I was reading this book. It is a murder mystery, and an adventure. I enjoyed this book.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Funeral Food by Kathleen Taylor

Right up front I am going to tell you I give this book 5 Stars. I Loved this book. It is funny, mysterious, and a little sexy. You will not find out who done it until almost the last page. I promise this book will make you laugh out loud, and surprise you at the end.

Two Ingredient Lemon Cake

The cake is light, fluffy, Lemony, quick and Easy!!!
I give this recipe 2 Thumbs up!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Never Buried by Edie Claire

Leigh Koslow is temporarily staying with her cousin Cara. They are living in an old house, that is keeping it's secrets. A dead body is found, and the mystery begins. This is a Good Read. Give it a try. I look forward to future books from Edie Claire.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Die Laughing by Carola Dunn

Everywhere Daisy Fletcher goes, Dead bodies seem to show up. She is married to Detective Chief Inspector Fletcher. And of course she helps him to solve these murder cases. One day Daisy has a toothache, and has to go to the Dentist. The dentist happens to be her neighbor Mr. Raymond Talmadge. When she gets to her appointment he is dead. So she reports the suspicious death to the police. From there is investigation begins. There are 2 murders, some extra marital affairs, and Scotland Yard is involved to. This is a fun mystery and a good read.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen

Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie is 34th in line to the British Throne, has an impeccable social pedigree, but she is penniless.
As a member of the Royal Family, she lives in a Scottish Castle with her penniless brother Binky, he is a Duke.
As she is at the Castle Rannoch in Scotland, many accidents happen, which lead to murder and mystery.
She fears someone is trying to kill off the royal Family. She also has a love interest in this story an Irishmen named Darcy O'Mara, who she is afraid that she will not be able to
marry because he is Catholic. But the mystery does get solved, the story does have a happy ending. And you also get to know what if anything Scotsmen wear under their kilts.
This was a Good Read. I enjoyed it so very much!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Me and Elvis !!!!!

Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

I have to say that Historical Cozy Mysteries are my very favorite reads. And Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson was a very Good Read. It is set in New York in the early 14900's. Sarah Brandt is a widow and a midwife. One day after she has delivered a baby, she finds out that a murder has taken place at the boarding house where the baby was born. Sarah thinks that she knows the murdered girl and is asked  by a policemen to help him solve the case. She does solve the case, and the end of this story is so very shocking!! I very much enjoyed this book. It is the first in the Gaslight Series and I plan to read more of the series.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life's A Beach by Claire Cook

This is a light, quick, Summer read. A story about 2 sisters. One sister is 41 years old and childless, the other is married with children and about to turn 50. A fun read.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cozy Kitchen

I embroidered this Cozy Kitchen plaque all in blue. Then I matted and framed it. I am going to hang it in my kitchen. It matches my kitchen curtains Perfectly!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

This mystery is set in Mississippi in the 1970’s. It is the story of a friendship between two boys. One is a successful law enforcement officer. One is quiet and shy. Two girls are murdered. One of the boys is suspected of the crime. This is a Good Read.

Friday, June 3, 2011


List of books that I have read so far this year.

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell
Back On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
The Professional by Robert B Parker
Happily Ever After by Susan Warren
Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green
The Leavenworth case by Anna Katharine Green
Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
How to Knit A Love Story by Rachael Herron
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
Saving Rachel by John Locke
Tess of the dUrbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Summer  by Edith Wharton
Maids of Misfortune by M. Lock
Unfinished Clue by Georgete Heyer
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The Ashiel Mystery by Mrs. Charles Bryce
Love Me if You Must by Nicole Young
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanic Barron

Too Funny!!!

Hollywood  Squares:
These great questions and answers are from the days when ' 
Hollywood Squares' game show responses were spontaneous,
not scripted,  as they are now. Peter Marshall was the host
asking the questions, of  course..
Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?
A.  Paul Lynde: Loneliness!
(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up 
almost 15 minutes of the show!)
Q. Do female frogs croak?
A.  Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water
long enough. 
Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how
high  should you be
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do 
Q. You've been  having trouble going to sleep. Are you
probably a man or a woman?
A. Don  Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.
Q. According to  Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a
party and you think that he is  attractive, is it okay to
come out and ask him if he's married?
A.. Rose  Marie: No wait until morning.
Q. Which of your five senses tends to  diminish as you get
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.. 
Q. What are 'Do It,' 'I Can Help,' and 'I Can't Get 
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the 
next apartment.
Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or  less
with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more  growing old question
Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget. 
Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde:  Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.
Q.  In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy. 
Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at
nudist  camps. One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures. 
Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after  lights out.
Q.. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. 
What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?
Q. If you  were pregnant for two years, what would you give
birth to?
A. Paul Lynde:  Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of
the dark.
Q. According  to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with
getting into the habit of  kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army. 
Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish
on his  head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth. 
Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your
wife or your  elephant?
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?
Q. When a  couple have a baby, who is responsible for its
A. Charley Weaver:  I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to
Q. Jackie Gleason  recently revealed that he firmly believes
in them and has actually seen them  on at least two
occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet. 
Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should
never do  in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery

This book is written by Stephanie Barron. In this book Jane Austen is a sleuth. I enjoyed this book so  very much. It is written in the voice and Spirit of Jane Austen. Weather you are a fan of Jane Austen, or  a fan of Mysteries. I am sure that you will LOVE this book.