Murder in the Kitchen (Cozy Murder Mystery) (Harley Hill Mysteries Book 3) by Kennedy Chase

Please note, that the page number above is misleading. This is approximately the same length as the previous two Harley Hill books.

Book 3 in the Harley Hill Women’s Sleuth Cozy Murder Mystery series.
Amateur sleuths Harley and Cordelia leave their posh London home for the wilds of Scotland where hijinks ensue. As a favour to aunt Maggie, they’ve agreed to help run a murder mystery event in a remote mansion. 

But when a friendly dog leads Harley to a body, it’s clear Harley has a real murder mystery on her hands. And to make matters worse, a ferocious blizzard keeps them trapped inside.

With a motley crew of guests, including a paranormal investigator who believes the Frazier estate is cursed, Harley has to uncover the dark secrets of the guest’s and the mansion’s past if she’s to discover the killer. But what she discovers will rock the Frazier house to its very foundations.

“I love Harley and quick wit. I wish she and Cordi were my friends. I can’t wait to read more about their adventures.”

Author: Kennedy Chase

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
45 reviews

Loving From Afar (The Women of Independence Book 1) by Mona Ingram and Suzie O’Connell

What would you do if your perfect life was shattered by a series of uncontrollable events? Allison Ransome loses everything; everything except her love for Cole Slater, the young man she planned to marry after graduation. Gutted by Allison’s perceived treachery, Cole moves on with his life. Ten years later, he returns home, telling himself he will avoid the woman who broke his heart. But nothing goes as planned. Can Allison and Cole forget the past and come to terms with the events that tore them apart?Loving From Afar is Book One in The Women of Independence series. It’s a stand-alone book, and is followed by Book Two: The Last Goodbye, and Book Three: Never Look Back.

Author: Mona Ingram and Suzie O’Connell

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
204 reviews

Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery (Victorian San Francisco Story Book 1) by M. Louisa Locke

It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt.

Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco’s most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of Madam Sibyl’s clients, Matthew Voss, has died. The police believe his death was suicide brought upon by bankruptcy, but Annie believes Voss has been murdered and that his assets have been stolen.

Nate Dawson has a problem. As the Voss family lawyer, he would love to believe that Matthew Voss didn’t leave his grieving family destitute. But that would mean working with Annie Fuller, a woman who alternatively attracts and infuriates him as she shatters every notion he ever had of proper ladylike behavior.

Sparks fly as Anne and Nate pursue the truth about the murder of Matthew Voss in this light-hearted, cozy historical mystery set in the foggy gas-lit world of Victorian San Francisco.

Maids of Misfortune is the first book in M. Louisa Locke’s historical mystery series, see also, Uneasy Spirits, and Bloody Lessons, as well as the two short stories based on the characters from the novels, Dandy Detects, and The Misses Moffet Mend a Marriage.

Author: M. Louisa Locke

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
833 reviews

The Wedding Gift (Four Weddings and Fiasco Series, Book 1) (Four Weddings and a Fiasco) by Lucy Kevin

Fans of romance novels by Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery will enjoy THE WEDDING GIFT by Lucy Kevin, the first fun, sweet contemporary romance in the Four Weddings and a Fiasco series.After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant was the final nail in its coffin. Once he meets Julie at the Rose Chalet, he’s certain she’s playing it safe. And he wants nothing more than to be the one to break her guarded passions loose.But despite the undeniable sparks between Julie and Andrew–and the fact that he seems to believe in her when no one else does–can she afford to be taking risks with her cooking, with her career…or with her heart?(THE WEDDING GIFT is an eBook original novel of 40,000 words – approximately 180 pages)* * *When Lucy Kevin released her first novel – SEATTLE GIRL – in 2011, it became an instant digital bestseller. Her next two fun contemporary romance releases – SPARKS FLY and FALLING FAST – have also appeared on many Top 50 bestseller lists, climbing as high as #4 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100. The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.” THE WEDDING GIFT is the launch ebook in her new contemporary romance “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” series.If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, knitting, or laughing with her husband and two children.

Author: Lucy Kevin

Rating: Rating: 4.00 / 5
344 reviews

Opposites Attack: A Novel with Recipes Provencal by Jo Maeder

Alyce flew 4,000 miles to learn French, sophistication, and inspire jealousy in her ex-boyfriend. Enter the très different, exasperating Jean-Luc.

Fleeing to a total-immersion language school in the idyllic South of France, Alyce puts love and her failed career on hold to do an extreme makeover on herself. While she struggles to learn French and attain some degree of chic, she attracts the attention of several locals, with disastrous results. Tension escalates to a new level when she’s forced to stay at the guest cottage of the enigmatic author Jean-Luc. She finds herself strangely attracted to him, though he seems to despise her and they communicate mostly through bickering. Soon, Alyce must choose between what she thought she wanted and something totally different. Set against the alluring background of the Mediterranean with recipes inspired by Provence, Opposites Attack is a fast-paced romantic comedy with a French twist.

Author: Jo Maeder

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
127 reviews

Don’t Be A Stranger: A Light-Hearted Valerie Inkerman Mystery (Valerie Inkerman Investigates Book 1) by A.R. Winters

When Valerie Inkerman’s roommate Jerry gets her a waitressing gig at cushy Hamptons party, she has no idea that murder is on the menu.
“A Delightful Book For A Relaxing Read!”
But when one of the guests is found dead and Jerry is accused of being the killer, Val knows she needs to utilise all her skills as a private investigator to clear his name.
Trying to track down the victim’s possible enemies and find new leads, Val faces distractions in the form of old acquaintances and a hot dinner date. But as Val’s leads all turn into dead ends, the killer seems to stay step ahead of her all the time.
Val knows she’s close to finding out the truth, but will she be able to put the pieces of the puzzle together before time runs out for Jerry or the killer strikes again?
Praise for A.R. Winters:
“Fans of Stephanie Plum, meet A.R. Winters.” – Rea, Amazon.com
“The perfect balance of being lighthearted, but still a serious page-turning mystery” – Jaycie D, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“A delightful book for a relaxing read.” – Melissa Greenberg, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

Author: A.R. Winters

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
163 reviews

Ash’s Fire: Contemporary Romantic Mystery (The Ash Trilogy Book 1) by Callie Gold

Warning! Controversy Ahead.What if years ago, you made a pact with your husband that someday, you will both have sex with others? And what if years later, you jump into the arms of a smoking-hot pianist? Is that bad? Acceptable? Better than cheating? Meet Jordan Cohen, a smart and sexy forty-something attorney. This is her story. Jordan Cohen didn’t expect Sam, her husband and best friend, to invoke their old pact for non-exclusivity. But after twenty-some years together, that’s exactly what he did.A chance meeting with Ari Ash, the tall-dark-and-yummy internationally renowned concert pianist, pushes Jordan over the edge. Ari’s mysterious ways and magical lovemaking entice the guilt-ridden Jordan into a whirlwind affair. When Ari is implicated in an execution-style murder, she wants to believe he is innocent, but troubling facts just keep popping up. Jordan turns to the one man she can trust with her lover’s life ”” her brilliant criminal defense attorney husband. Is Ari a killer? Then Ari is charged, and Jordan fears the worst: a life sentence for her lover, exposure of her affair, irreparable damage to her husband’s reputation and the ruin of her law firm.But she can’t let go of Ari’s heart-stopping love.With the trial just days ahead, Jordan races to save her lover, her husband and ultimately, herself. Desire, suspicion, love and loyalty all clash in the fast-paced city of Tel-Aviv. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Callie Gold

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
34 reviews

Confessions of a Scorned Baby Mama by Marina J

What do you do when you’re fed up with your baby daddy? Angeleese Warner had finally reached a breaking point after discovering her man, Terrence’s dirty, little secret. Torn between trying to keep their relationship from going downhill, Angeleese is unsure if they’re destined for longevity. When tragedy suddenly strikes, she’s left alone to pick up the pieces to her broken heart and keep it pushing. Will Angeleese ever meet a good man, or is she destined to keep returning to her comfort zone—her baby daddy? Can Terrance make it work with Angeleese for the sake of their children? Or will a new woman in the horizon alter everyone’s plans?

Author: Marina J

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
73 reviews

The Fizgig by Jill Cox Vogt

Poet Daisy Young believes that when life hands you lemons, eat chocolate and get on with it, but no amount of Whitman Samplers gets her mind off her drowned fiancé – until she flees from Nashville to a small town in East Tennessee’s mountains and becomes best friends with Luke Strann.

The last thing she’s looking for is love, and certainly not with Luke, who’s as opposite from Brody as Fleetwood Mac is from Prince. Still, he’s a poet, and she’s been itching to know someone who’ll read her poetry. When their physical attraction can’t be denied, their relationship transforms into a “no promises, no demands” love affair.

It’s easy for Daisy to accept. After all, memories of her fiancé rule her heart, and according to Luke’s Elvis-loving, Harley-riding friend, Raleigh, Luke has a back door woman named Allison. But the more fun she has with Luke—hiking mountains, shooting fireworks, meeting a mysterious, prophetic woman in a red satin dress—the more frustrated she is with their uncertain future.

She calls it quits. Her year-long lease is up. Should she give up hope and return to her family in Nashville?

Then a near-fatal accident brings about the truth of Luke’s attraction to Allison, and Daisy must make the decision of her life.

Set in a time when Tina Turner rocks the radio and telephones are plugged into a wall, THE FIZGIG chronicles the adventures, the defeats, and the triumphs of Daisy and Luke, with doses of hilarity and quirky characters mixed within.

Author: Jill Cox Vogt

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
21 reviews