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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This book continues the story from Dangerous Changes. I do have to say that either can be read as a stand alone.

Emily got a job renovating an old house. She was making it into a B&B. But you know Murphy's Law--If anything can go wrong it will-at the worst possible time! There was to be a stable and as the men were digging they found a body. Of couurse the work had to be stopped until archeologists and various others could check it all out. The men started to work inside the house instead--someone broke in and destroyed a lot of what had been done. Emily was starting to worry they never would get the B&B ready for the Recipe cook off that was scheduled!

Meanwhile a women showed up and tried to convince everyone they should have a music festival as well--Kathy didn't trust her--but she got her funding from Kathy's friend and boss Diane.

There is a wedding--unexpected but a very happy occasion and gave Emily hope that just maybe the groom's brother would start to take a serious look at her!

There were numerous twists and turns in this book before it is revealed who the murderer was. I honestly did not guess this one.


Finding a corpse buried with Native American artifacts wasn’t the first delay of the renovation Emily faced. But she was not prepared for what followed. A murder investigation, excavation to uncover more artifacts, and drug dealers looking for missing product further delay the mansion's restoration into an iconic B&B. While facing these setbacks, Emily is also realizing her growing attraction to a local chef, a man who believes a relationship isn't possible due to his commitment to care for his brain-injured brother.

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About Emily Lazzaro
Emily Lazzaro is the daughter of Wayne Lazzaro, the winemaker for the Hilltop Sunset winery in the previously published three Brynn Bancroft mysteries. She moved with her fiancé to Ramona, Calif., a rural community near San Diego, following graduation from college with a degree in hospitality. Her fiancé was eager to purchase a vineyard and develop a winery in the up and coming Ramona wine region, which suited Emily’s goals.

However, after moving to Ramona, it becomes apparent to Emily that she is not a good match for her fiancé. She discovers that he does not respect her opinions and insists on making decisions without her input. So she breaks off the engagement.

She decides to remain in Ramona despite her fiancé living there with his new vineyard. She appreciates the unique rocky terrain and proximity to the ocean and San Diego, along with the mixture of fine wineries, artists, and equestrian activities.  She makes her living doing people’s taxes, and when Dangerous Changes opens, we discover she is looking to make a career change.

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Dangerous Changes (An Emily Lazzaro Mystery)
A series of events rattle Emily Lazzaro: a near-death encounter with a pickup on a narrow mountain road, the murder of a would-be client, and an ex-fiancé who won’t let go. Can she survive a police investigation, pressure from her ex’s company, and the suspicions of a possible new love-interest—so that she can make the changes to create a meaningful new life in a special town in southern California? 

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About the Author
Joyce T. Strand is the author of contemporary and historical who-done-it mysteries.

She is the author of the Jillian Hillcrest Mysteries, ON MESSAGE, OPEN MEETINGS, and FAIR DISCLOSURE; the Brynn Bancroft Mysteries, HILLTOP SUNSET, and LANDSCAPE FOR MURDER; the Emily Lazzaro Mysteries, DANGEROUS CHANGES, and the latest release DANGEROUS DELAYS; and a historical mystery, THE JUDGE’S STORY. 

Much like Jillian, Joyce headed corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in California’s Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing by-lined articles, press releases, white papers, and brochures to publicize her companies.

Joyce has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy stories as a teenager. She has always enjoyed the challenge of following clues to solve a mystery before it is revealed. Therefore Joyce relished the transition from writing press releases to writing fiction.

Today she writes and publishes a blog (http://strandssimplytips.blogspot.com), contributes articles to a regional wine magazine, and continues to pen mysteries. She lives with her two cats and her collection of cow statuary in Southern California near San Diego. She enjoys seeing Broadway musicals, eating at gourmet restaurants, and tasting fine wine—in addition to reading mysteries, of course.

Joyce received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. specializing in international relations and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA specializing in political science.

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Laura S Reading said...

My favorite chef is the Swedish Chef from the muppets! He is fun to cook along with, I never make the biggest mess.

Deb PelletierC said...

Julia Childs, I love French food.

Kristi Friesen said...

My favorite is Jamie Oliver. I love his passion for food and helping people, he's also amazingly talented.

@trinicutiegal said...

My favorite chef would be Gordan Ramsey because of his easy recipes.

Julie Barrett said...

Gordon Ramsey cause he's funny when he gets angry

Wanda B said...

My favourite is Jamie Oliver because he seems so down to earth.

Betsy Barnes said...

My favorite famous chef is Julia Childs because growing up, she was on TV and would watch her with my mom and grandmother. They would always end up arguing about whose recipes were better, lol!

Erin N said...

I'm gonna say Gordon Ramsay because he has a big personality and his food looks delicious@

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