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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Day 5 Update September 15, 2017

Posted September 18, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

Fifth Day of the Challenge/September 15, 2017
Books Read: Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
Hours Read: 0 hours
Total Books Read: none still reading first one
Total Hours Read: 0 hours
Finished Books: none still reading first one

I am still reading the first book of my challenge but I also didn’t read at all today.


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Day 4 Update September 14, 2017

Posted September 18, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

Fourth Day of the Challenge/September 14, 2017
Books Read: Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
Hours Read: 0 hours
Total Books Read: none still reading first one
Total Hours Read: 0 hours
Finished Books: none still reading first one

I am still reading the first book of my challenge but I also didn’t read at all today.


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Day 3 Update September 13, 2017

Posted September 18, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

Third Day of the Challenge/September 13, 2017
Books Read: Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
Hours Read: 1.5 hours
Total Books Read: none still reading first one
Total Hours Read: 1.5 hours
Finished Books: none still reading first one

I am still reading the first book of my challenge. Didn’t really read this day.


Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines

Posted September 13, 2017 by karenbaron in Animals, Cats, Cozy, Dogs, Guest Post, Horses, Mystery, Review, Series / 0 Comments

Sticks and Bones by Carolyn HainesSticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines
Published by Minotaur Books on May 16th 2017
Genres: Cozy, Mystery
Pages: 352
Format: Kindle

Private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney and her friends are celebrating New Year's Eve at the party of the year, a smashing Winter Garden party at the Prince Albert Hotel. It's a dazzling success...until Frangelica "Sister" McFee walks through the door. Sarah Booth knew Sister in college, before Sister became a bestselling author and moved to New York, and fame and fortune don't seem to have tempered her arrogance and cruelty.
Sister's latest book is a memoir about the death of her mother and brother many years ago. Now, a film about the book is in the works, and a film crew has descended upon Zinnia, Mississippi, to tell the complete tale. The film crew soon realizes there may be more to the story than meets the eye--or is told in Sister's memoir--and they hire Sarah Booth to discover the absolute truth about those deaths so many years ago. But Sarah Booth quickly realizes that someone is desperate to keep the truth hidden and will go to any lengths necessary to protect a long-held secret.
Carolyn Haines's next Sarah Booth Delaney novel, Sticks and Bones, is sure to delight series fans and newcomers alike.

Murder, mayhem, old money and family secrets. So fun.

Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines is awesome, dahlink. I always find what Sarah Booth and Tinkie get messed up in will make me laugh.

I have read all the books in this series, they are all fabulous. I love Sunflower, Mississippi and the delta area where Sarah Booth lives. The culture and the people we meet through Sarah Booth’s adventures are extraordinary characters.

The mystery Sarah Booth and Tinkie are hired to solve this time really kept me guessing. I truly didn’t figure it out until almost end. Ms. Haines really kept me guessing. I actually dismissed the killer like three times in my head. The death of Son and Cleo McFee is a cold case that is brought up again by the release of a Sister McFee’s best-selling book, which was optioned into a movie deal. The movie production company has hired the ladies to find the truth.

I love the regular characters. Sarah Booth is feisty, stubborn, and brave. She will do anything for the people she loves. Tinkie is a petite, blond who the ability to make men bend to her will. They both run around with their pets, who create as much mischief as the two prying private eyes.

Sarah Booth seems to have decided on her beau finally. I kind of hoped that she might choose Harold, but Coleman and she have a great connection and they seem to be a good fit, too. I know that just making a choice will make Jitty happy.

The drama, lies, secrets, and dysfunction in this old money family is terrible. It is like the money has corrupted their entire beings. I love the way Ms. Haines incorporates all of this into the mystery and uses it to keep us guessing. Never underestimate what someone will do for money.

My rating is 5 stars, and I can’t wait for Sarah Booth and Tinkie’s next adventure. If you haven’t read any of the series you should definitely give it a shot.

**Sticks and Bones**

** Goodreads **        

This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen

About Carolyn Haines

Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over 70 books. She was the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, as well as the “Best Amateur Sleuth” award by Romantic Times. Born and raised in Mississippi, she now lives in Alabama on a farm with more dogs, cats, and horses than she can possibly keep track of.


Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Day 2 Update September 12, 2017

Posted September 12, 2017 by karenbaron in Read-a-thon / 0 Comments

Second Day of the Challenge/September 12, 2017
Books Read: Follow the Dotted Line by Nancy Hersage
Hours Read: 3 hours
Total Books Read: none still reading first one
Total Hours Read: 3 hours
Finished Books: none still reading first one

I am still reading the first book of my challenge but I am also at 52% of my book which is pretty good for only being two days into this challenge.