So I Decided to Write a Cozy Mystery (Here’s Why!)

Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.

Book Review: “A Lack of Temperance” by Anna Loan-Wilsey

While Hattie is shocked to learn her new employer is a leader in the temperance movement, she’s even more surprised to find the woman has been murdered. Hattie transforms from secretary to detective in “A Lack of Temperance.”

Book Review: “The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany” by Lori Nelson Spielman

A centuries-old family curse follows Emilia Fontana on her travels to Italy. Accompanied by her eccentric Aunt Poppy and disheartened cousin Lucy, Emilia experiences adventures she never thought possible.

Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris

A few weeks ago, I was in one of my reading moods and stopped by our local bookstore to browse the current selection. I picked up a couple of books, including Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (and just for $1.50!). I am a Sedaris fan and have read some of his otherContinue reading “Book Review: “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris”

Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini

Some days, I gravitate to books that are quick, cozy reads for a particularly low-key weekend. This past week, I was in just that kind of mood and picked up a copy of The Quilter’s Homecoming in a local used bookstore. We recently had a bout of cold, rainy weather, and the idea of readingContinue reading “Book Review: “The Quilter’s Homecoming” by Jennifer Chiaverini”