Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cozy up With a Cozy: Review Three--Glory Be! by Ron & Janet Benrey (And Our First Giveaway of 2008!)

**So sorry about the late review, but we've been without power since 8 AM in Northern California. It is SO cold in our house...I need to cozy up, how about YOU??**

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the books are so delightful!
And since we're too cold to go...let's read another cozy.......(I know, it doesn't rhyme, but it IS clever, isn't it:-)

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I first discovered Ron & Janet Benrey when I read the Pippa Hunnechurch mysteries. If you've never heard of them, I encourage you to search Paperbackswap.com for these fun cozy mysteries!

Until then, I think you'll enjoy their new series that begins with "Glory Be!" A definite cozy, it's set in Glory, North Carolina.

Emma McCall wanted to get away from her past: her ex-husband, her former friends, and those judgmental Christians who just would not let her be--in fact, they blamed HER for HIS infidelity and subsequent divorce!

So she chose to sink her life savings into a bed and breakfast in called The Scottish Captain, and it turns out she made the right choice! Life in Glory is...well, pretty glorious...

Until an unexpected windfall comes to Glory Community Church in the form of a conditional bequeathment. Then the choir begins to come apart at the seams over worship wars.

When someone takes it upon themselves to begin practical jokes with a twist to get their point across in the battle, things heat up fast. It isn't until the jokes stop being "cute" and turn deadly that Emma joins forces with deputy police chief and widowed dad, Rafe Neilson, to find the culprit(s) and bring them to justice.

Will the worship war split Glory Community Church? Will Emma be proven right in her decision to never unite with another church? And what is Rafe's interest in Emma--purely professional, or is there a spark or two?

I absolutely adored this book! The Benreys have hit another homer in my book, and I'm giving "Glory Be!" five out of five bookmarks, with an officer's black notebook as a charm. You'll want to keep your eye on EVERYONE in Glory...'cause you just never know whodunit!

Watch for my review of the second novel in this cozy series, "Gone to Glory", coming soon. And leave me a comment, and you just might win a copy of "Glory Be!" Wouldn't that just be sumthin'??!!

Happy Reading!

Deena

24 comments:

Vader's Mom said...

Sounds fun!!

Ausjenny said...

I think i have this book a friend gave me one and im sure its this book.
i first read "the final Crumpet" by this pair. I do have the first in that series but unread. they are set in England.

windycindy said...

Hi, I have not heard of these authors. They sound pretty interesting. Thanks again for helping me found more interesting books! Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Marcia G said...

This books sounds to be interesting and I would like to read it all cozied up in a chair!

dodo said...

Sounds like a good read. count me in :)

ChristiS said...

sounds like a good read! Please enter me!

ZAM said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Count me in. Thanks.

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Lesha said...

Sounds interesting :)

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Sandy M said...

I would love to cozu-up with this book.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I would love to win a copy :)

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Taryn said...

Sounds great!

Shirlii said...

I would like to enter :)



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Paige said...

Fun. I'm almost finished with a mystery right now, called "Dangerous Admissions". I'd love to win this book.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in!

blogged ya:


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aBookworm said...

Sounds wonderful! Count me in. I've also included this great giveaway in my blog post here - A Book Blogger's Diary

Kim said...

I'm a huge Cozy fan! This would be a new author for me! Sign me up!!!

Kim
kimfurd at hotmail dot com

bison61 said...

I've never heard of these authors, but the books sound good - hope I win

Danielle said...

Never heard of this one, but I'd love to give it a try!
dansan826 at yahoo

buddyt said...

As with a lot of the other comments, I had never heard of these authors but the book sounds like a good read.

Please enter me in the giveaway.
Tbahsk.

Mark said...

I read their first tea shop book and enjoyed it. I'd love to try this one.

Liz said...

I enjoy mysteries. Sounds like a fun book. I'll add it to my "to read" list.

Karen said...

I am freezing and could always use a cozy novel...sounds like a good one!

Thanks;)

kpuleski at gmail dot com

robynl said...

These are new to me authors; I like the concept of the book and would like to be entered/ thanks.

Shelly said...

You have me wanting to read this! Thanks.