Review: The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen

Perfect Neighbors takes us into the homes of an idyllic suburban neighborhood where we discover the burning secrets hiding just below the surface.

Bucolic Newport Cove, where spontaneous block parties occur on balmy nights and all of the streets are named for flowers, is proud of its distinction of being named one the top twenty safest neighborhoods in the US.

It’s also one of the most secret-filled.

Kellie Scott has just returned to work after a decade of being a stay-at-home mom. She’s adjusting to high heels, scrambling to cook dinner for her family after a day at the office—and soaking in the dangerous attention of a very handsome, very married male colleague. Kellie’s neighbor Susan Barrett begins every day with fresh resolutions: she won’t eat any carbs. She’ll go to bed at a reasonable hour. And she’ll stop stalking her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Gigi Kennedy seems to have it all together—except her teenage daughter has turned into a hostile stranger and her husband is running for Congress, which means her old skeletons are in danger of being brought into the light. Continue reading


Review: Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke

Preparations are underway for Lake Eden, Minnesota’s annual Winter Carnival–and Hannah Swensen is set to bake up a storm at her popular shop, The Cookie Jar. Too bad the honor of creating the official Winter Carnival cake went to famous lifestyle maven Connie Mac–a half-baked idea, in Hannah’s opinion. She suspects Connie Mac is a lot like the confections she whips up on her cable TV cooking show–sweet, light, and scrumptious-looking, but likely to leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

Hannah’s suspicions are confirmed when Connie Mac’s limo rolls into town. Turns out America’s “Cooking Sweetheart” is bossy, bad-tempered, and downright domineering. Things finally boil over when Hannah arrives at The Cookie Jar to find the Winter Carnival cake burnt to a crisp—and Connie Mac lying dead in her pantry, struck down while eating one of Hannah’s famous blueberry muffins.

Next thing Hannah knows, the police have declared The Cookie Jar’s kitchen crime scene off-limits. She’s a baker without an oven–and the Carnival is right around the corner. Hannah’s only alternative is to cook up a plan to save her business–by finding the killer herself… (Goodreads) Continue reading

A Mini Break Announcement


Hello, bookworms 🙂  I’m afraid I have to make a sad announcement today that I’m going to take a break from blogging until things are done and dusted.

I’m in the homestretch with our final statement which is due at the end of this month and I’ve been putting a lot of hours into overtime.
Long story short, I ran out of steam both mentally and physically to be honest lol

It’s one of the reasons why I’ve been reading cozy-mysteries back to back (I don’t feel like reading anything complicated which calls for brain power), it may be only me who thinks this way, but I wonder you get bored if I write review after review on cozy-mysteries lol (I know you wouldn’t, but still).

On top of that, I don’t think it’s fair that I keep blogging while I hardly ever catch up on reading your posts.

So, I have decided to take a break from blogging until  have more time on my hands and I hope you still stick around 🙂

I’m sorry for being a bit selfish here, but I hope you’ll understand.
Thank you for your support guys, and I will see you when I’m back 🙂

I will certainly keep reading and posting reviews (when I can) on Goodreads, so find me there or on Twitter (@Norin_76)! 


WWW Wednesday: May 16th, 2018

Hello, friends! How’s your reading coming along? It’s time for another WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.
To participate, just answer the three questions below and link back to her or put the link to your post in the comment section of her blog so that others can look at your answers!


The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?  Continue reading