Sunday, August 20, 2017

Smugglers and Scones by Morgan C. Talbot


Pippa Winterbourne runs Moorehaven, the Oregon Coast’s quirkiest bed-and-breakfast and former home of world-famous mystery writer A. Raymond Moore. Guests come there to write their own crime novels. When a real-life murder takes a local’s life and washes a handsome boat pilot into her arms, Pippa is yanked into a deadly plot of her own. A tangle of secrets crashes past into present, and Pippa must uncover clues dating back to Seacrest’s Prohibition days, including a secret Moore himself hid from the world.

Juggling her book-writing guests, small-town intrigues, secret club agendas, and a possibly fatal attraction, Pippa must sort fact from fiction to know who to trust before a desperate killer claims a final revenge nearly a century in the making.

My Thoughts

There are some books that, to me, are cozy books.  I'm not sure if that makes any sense to anyone else, but for me, that is how I describe certain books.  It doesn't mean that the book was sweet, warm, or a fuzzy feeling kind of book.  It just means that there's something about it that makes me want to curl up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate or hot tea and read it.  I said all that to say this... Smugglers and Scones is a cozy mystery book.

When Morgan C. Talbot sent me an email with the review request for Smugglers and Scones, I was pretty excited.  The synopsis sounded really good and I couldn't wait to get started.  Unfortunately, it did take a little while before I could get to it because I had so many on my list to get through first.  When I finally got to it I jumped right in!

I absolutely love the way Morgan C. Talbot writes!  Her style just flows and brings your imagination right into the story.  I wanted to visit the bed and breakfast and meet all of the quirky authors that were staying there.  I love Pippa and Lake so much!  When I finished the book and looked at the cover, I was so excited to see the words "Moorehaven Mysteries: Book 1."  That means there will be more!!!!  I hope to see the progression of Pippa and Lake's relationship!

Anyways, in case you haven't figured it out, I loved this book and I definitely recommend it!  It has humor, a bit of romance, mystery, danger, and suspense.  Pick up a copy and see for yourself!  Thank you, Morgan C. Talbot, for sending this book to me!

*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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