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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

Americanos, Apple Pies and Art Thieves

by Harper Lin 

#5 Cape Bay Cafe Mysteries


Thanksgiving is coming and Fran is having people over to celebrate. One night, she and Matt go to a museum and see an art show that features a pretty famous artist. While they are there, she sees a painting that is so emotional for her that she wants to keep going to see it, but it is stolen from the museum by someone. She feels that she needs to help find the painting and starts asking questions. Suddenly she is getting death threats and damage to her place of business and someone is breaking into her home. She works to find out who is doing this to her and why. 


The story was very good. I know how hard it can be to lose someone close to holidays and then trying to make your way on that holiday, so this story spoke to me. Last Christmas, we made fruitcake for the first time since my mom got ill and then died.