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I love to read. I love books. I like to talk about books and recommend them. I read everything including cereal boxes and junk mail! I heard once that if you're not reading at least 3 books at a time you're not reading enough! This blog will keep track of the books I've read and whether or not I liked them. It will be a little bit of everything from Christian fiction to Science fiction and fantasy. Feel free to participate by suggesting books to review and giving your comments. Occasionally I am given free books by Publishers in exchange for a review. I am not told how to review them or compensated in any way for the review.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Morning Cup of Murder by Vanessa Gray Bartal

I desperately needed a break from reading Anna Karenina so I downloaded    Morning Cup of Murder by Vanessa Gray Bartal to my Kindle.
This is what would be termed a cozy mystery.  The main character is Lacy Steele, a 25 year old writer who is back home living with her grandma after a failed relationship.  Life isn’t perfect but she loves her Grandma and is working out what to do next in her life when there is a murder in town and her Grandmother is inexplicably arrested for the murder.  
A lot of the story is a formula; geeky high schooler returns to home town a beauty and runs into the popular jock who is now the good cop in town and at first they don’t get along etc.  but the characters are believable; the mystery itself is a good one and the ending is a surprise.   Along with the good cop there is a new single pastor in town.  He adds and interesting faith element to the story.  I would not immediately label this Christian fiction but grace and mercy are definitely themes in the story.
I enjoyed this.  It was easy to read and only cost .98 cents for my Kindle.  It’s the first of a series so I’ve also downloaded the second one.  If you’re looking for an easy and entertaining read I would recommend this book.

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