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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Turton
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery
Ellen Byron
Churchill's Secret Agent: A Novel Based on a True Story
Linda Ciampoli, Max Ciampoli
Twelve Drummers Drumming: A Father Christmas Mystery Paperback October 30, 2012
C.C. Benison
Girl Missing
Tess Gerritsen
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
We'll Always Have Parrots
Donna Andrews

On What Grounds

On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle

Book #1 of the Coffeehouse Mysteries. 


This is the book where we meet Clare and her ex-husband, Matt, her mother-in-law, Madame, and her daughter, Joy. Annabelle works at the coffeehouse and has been put into a position of trust. She is allowed to close the coffeehouse and open, while Clare finishes moving from NJ. When Clare arrives the next day at the Coffeehouse, she finds the place locked up tight and then finds Annabelle lying at the bottom of some stairs, gravely injured. Clare does not feel that this was an accident, she feels that Annabelle was attacked. As we listened to the story in the car, the girls and I were trying to figure out who could have logically attacked Annabelle. I have come to really enjoy the audiobooks as I can listen while I knit and drive and put away laundry and this becomes a great way to get my kids involved in doing something other than screens (TVs, computers, etc). 


The story was interesting, but I have been reading the books out of order, as I am able to obtain them, and so while it makes following a little more difficult, it is not too bad.