Book Review-Cranberry Bluff-Deborah Garner | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Cranberry Bluff-Deborah Garner

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


I am so glad I decided to purchase this book instead of waiting to see if I might have won it. I kept seeing it on others bloggers blogs-I could not resist!

Molly, an unassuming young woman who had the unfortunate habit of doing daily tasks for her somewhat boring job in Florida at the exact same time wearing the exact same coat and shoes every day is accused of robbing a bank. The police figure finally she is innocent but she keeps getting threatened in various ways. She picks up and moves to Cranberry Cove in California to take over her Aunt Mary's Bed & Breakfast.

What ultimately happens there when several "guests" appear will keep you riveted. The twists and turns keep coming at you. The ending and who actually done it--well 2 mysteries for the price of one!

By the way while your mouth is watering as the guests are served various food items--and you also love cranberry's like I do--there are recipes for all of them at the end of the book!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there’s more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?

Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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22 comments :

Michelle H said...

I love books that enrich the experience by adding in real-life usable things. Recipes in the back is a big selling point!

Sharon Martin said...

This is one of my favorite book covers, so pretty. I love Cranberry too, what a great extra idea for a fiction book.

Masshole Mommy said...

It sounds like a great read. I can only imagine what the Inn guests were up to. I can't wait to read it.

mail4rosey said...

2 surprises in one is a great bonus for a book. I'm glad she was eventually found innocent, but am curious now as to what the twists could be!

Literary Winner said...

I don't usually find that titles grab my interest but this one did. I will have to pick this up to get the recipes!

Athena Nagel said...

This looks like a great story. Perhaps I can read it over the school break!

Michelle Feliciano said...

That looks like another great read. The ending of the summary makes me want to go out and get the book now.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Sounds fun. I guess I should start changing my clothes more often. LOL

Heather Jones said...

How nice for a book like that to also include recipes! Sounds like a funny book with a mystery twist.

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

This sounds like a great read! I love books with recipes!

Cindy Gordon said...

Thanks for sharing this book review. I enjoy cooking so recipes are appealing to me in books. Thanks.

Nicole Brady said...

I wish I had more time for books. The last time I read one, it was similar to this. A mystery but with several twists and turns. If this one has recipes for all the delicious foods they serve, maybe I can pretend I'm cooking but really spend time reading it. LOL

Katherine Bartlett said...

Now this is a book that looks right up my alley!

jaime said...

I love it when you buy a book (before seeing if you won it or received it some other way) and it turns out to be more than you even bargained for. This sounds great!

Deborah Garner said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Cranberry Bluff! I'm delighted you enjoyed it and hope you get a chance to try some of the recipes, too :) (My household is going to have Cranberry Pancakes for Christmas breakfast!)

Maria said...

I love that the author is a travel writer as well. I can see myself getting into this book!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love that this book has so many plot twists. It keeps the reader engaged that way.

DW2 said...

Sounds like a good book to read! Hopefully I'll get a bit more time after the holidays! Thanks!

Stefany T said...

This sounds like an interesting read. It outside my normal genre but I think I may give it a try!

Janet Krugel said...

I love reading your reviews and book recommendations. I always find a new good read on your blog!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love that it's based around a bed and breakfast!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

A fun novel with recipes at the end? That is so cool!

 
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