Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Five Star Review


Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
The Little Library Mystery series
by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli:

1. The Plot: Jenny's husband turned out
to be a major disappointment. She returns 
to the small town in Michigan where she
grew up and her mother, Dora, still lives.
There is an interesting neighbor with a
potential to be a new best friend, and an
interesting man with a potential to be
a new romance. And there are bodies.

2. The Protagonist: Jenny is not your typical
plucky heroine. And these books 
are not a one-woman effort. There is a whole
cast of characters working to solve the murders.

3. The Coziness: The books have a
small town setting with all the
expected charm and quirky characters.
It is not, however, all fluffiness and light.
The protagonists are more fleshed out
and murder is a bad, sad thing.

4. The Literary References: The first 
book is a tribute to Lewis Carroll,
the second has Emily Dickinson
references, and the third... Jane Austen.

5. The Little Libraries: The town has no 
proper library and Dora has a nice idea.


Features: Two small needlework cushions
made from leftover bits and pieces.

56 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recommendation: I hadn't heard of this series, but it sounds very good, so I've made a note for my next library visit - I'm all for a bit of cosiness! Your cushions are wonderful, and the peeking bear super cute! xx

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  2. I love a good mystery and I'm finding that the cozy mysteries are my favorite.
    Very nice pillows. I like the fun colors.

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  3. LOve the cusions and book recommendations! TY!

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  4. Eu não conheço a série....
    As almofadinhas são lindas!

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  5. Thanks for the book recommendations and your pillows are so cute.

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  6. Hello, I love mysteries. The cozy mysteries are usually fun great reads. Thanks for sharing your review.
    Enjoy your day and week ahead!

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  7. At first I thought the little pillows were granny squares, but upon closer look realized they are embroidered. Super cute!

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  8. Great job. I used to read all the time but I seem to find more things to do then that these days...however while house sitting at my brothers for nine days I read two books! Haha. That is what happens when I don’t have my stuff around me. Thanks for stopping over at my blog.

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  9. You have piqued my interest, Amalia!
    Not heard of this author or her books, I’m off to see if I can get them from my library!
    Great stitching ..... love lil ted!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  10. Beautiful cushions and more than interested in the book.

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  11. I have to stop at the library this afternoon, so guess what I'm off to find. Thanks for the review of this new-to-me author and series!

    Cute cushions and teddy!

    Brenda xox

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  12. Well your beautiful pillows and bear get my five star review, Amalia! Lovely! xx

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  13. What a nice way to use up bits and pieces. I need to stop reading book reviews. I keep buying books!

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  14. Well.....with tributes to such luminary writers, this book has to be fabulous. =)I must try and get a copy. Beautiful cushions, Amalia, and the little bear peeking out....adorable!

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  15. Many thanks for the review, and also for sharing your beautiful cushions, and a rather cute looking bear :)

    All the best Jan

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  16. Amalia always love yours posts and yours works, lovely!! hugs!

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  17. Your book review is compelling but all I can think about is that you made those pillows from leftover bits and pieces? Seriously, you're the most talented person I know! xo

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  18. The cushions are so colorful - and a clever way to use up 'bits and pieces'!

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  19. I'll be going from your blog to the online library catalogue to see if these are available here. They sound delightful. Your cushions are so beautiful!

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  20. I don't usually read mysteries, but your review has me intrigued!

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  21. Beautiful and colorful cushions!

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  22. What gold hands make from leftover bits?"wonderful cushions!

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  23. The book series sounds interesting. Love the little cushions too:)

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  24. Love your sweet cushions, such pretty colors, so nice when you can make such beautiful creations with scraps!

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  25. Lovely cushions !
    Lovely words !
    Anna

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  26. What a fabulous way to use those lefties! The cushions are just darling!

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  27. Thanks for the review, Amalia. Going to the library soon. Darling bear and cushions! ♥

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  28. Well done with the review. Mysteries are my favorite.

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  29. I'll give The Little Library Mystery series a try. Thanks, Amalia. :-)

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  30. The book sounds good and I love the cushions. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J

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  31. I totally love your cushions! Jo x

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  32. I love the little bear peaking out from between your lovely cushions. Thanks for the book review!

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  33. You make me want to go to the library and find this series! Sounds like my kind of reading!

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  34. These sound like a perfect recommendation for my new book club friends! Love your needlework pin cushions and friend!
    Wren x

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  35. Yay! I just finished my book and I need something new to read! Thanks for this post. Love your sweet cushions. May I suggest to read I'll Be Your Blue Sky.....so good!

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  36. I haven't read the book yet, but I feel that those cushions and the lovely bear come from the story!
    Thank you for the wonderful review in autumn!

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  37. Sounds intriguing! Will definitely check it out! Love the pillows!

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  38. This is the kind of book I like. Thank you for the reference.
    P.S.: It was nice to see the little rosy doll again.

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  39. Story sounds very interesting and appealing dear Amalia!

    and what a beautiful doll and cushions ,so pretty and so delightful to look at:)))

    you are amazing at your art my friend! i am fan!

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  40. Sounds like an interesting plot, dear Amalia! I think I would like to curl up on the pretty cushions and read for a while! Hugs xo Karen

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  41. What beautiful little cushions, Amalia!
    That book sounds interesting, but, unfortunately, I haven't found it in Hungarian language.
    Have a lovely week! Hugs!

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  42. Thanks for the review.....now added to my list! Love your beautiful cushions Amalia XXX

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  43. Hello Amalia, pretty cushions and poem. I wish you a happy day!

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  44. Very nice cushions! You create lovely things. xoxo

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  45. Hi Amalia. Your cushions are charming with your choice of colour and pattern. It was a surprise to read a 5 point book review instead of a whimsical poem and it was very interesting. I can't remember the last time I had a chance to read fiction for fun (but I find fun in books about crochet). ;-)
    What a blessing to be able to read and enjoy all sorts of books. xx

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  46. Hello Amalia, love the pillows and colors. I enjoyed the 5 point book review.

    Hugs Diane

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  47. Un trabajo estupendo! Muchas gracias por tus visitas!🍁🍁🍁

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  48. This is my kind of books. I love mysteries.

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  49. Oooh, sounds delightful, my friend. Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs to you!

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  50. Thank you for the reminder that once I've finished a book passing it on to a library, or a little library, is a better way of appreciating the book than sticking it back on my bookshelf and letting it collect dust.

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  51. Amalia, beautiful pillows. I like these colors:)
    P.S. Sorry, I have trouble sending this comment. ewa777

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  52. Que bonito, mi madre hacia mucho y ahora lo valoro mucho más

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