Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Holly Tierney-Bedord for a copy to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
From the author of Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women comes a new novella featuring characters from Murder at Mistletoe Manor, Carnage at the Christmas Party, and The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club!
Klarinda Snow is the innkeeper of Mistletoe Manor in beautiful, remote, Windy Pines, Idaho, where she brings her unique brand of hospitality to the tiny mountain town.
When she finds her inn unexpectedly fully booked on a snowy Tuesday night in November, it brings back memories of a tragedy years before. Before she knows what hit her, she and her trusty team of employees (Myrtle, Pierre, and her new night manager, Josephine), have found themselves back at the task of solving another mystery at Mistletoe Manor!
While this book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novella, if you plan to read the books in the Windy Pines Mystery series or The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, it’s highly recommended you read those first, as this book contains spoilers that could affect your ability to enjoy them.
Having read a few of Holly’s novellas (romantic comedies) and thoroughly enjoying them I couldn’t wait to get stuck into a different genre and I wasn’t disappointed. Just because these books are shortish, they are crammed full of all the things you would expect in a cosy mystery. This book is part of a series and I read it as a stand alone. There are some links to the previous books and it would be helpful to read them first but not necessary.
Holly’s books always have a little fun and quirkiness writing style to them and this one is no different. Each character is really well developed for such a short book and their individual personalities come through very strongly. I love the idea that Klarinda’s Inn seems to be a hothouse for criminal activity and the poor woman has to keep solving murders when all she wants to do is run her business in peace.
The novella fits perfectly with those wanting something a little different but light hearted this time of year. Windy Pines has made me want to visit Idaho – it sounds stunning and Holly really brings it to life with her vivid descriptions.
I really enjoyed this novella and am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. I think I will re-read this one again at the right point in order.
Author Bio – Holly Tierney -Bedord
Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She’s the author of over twenty books including The Woman America Loves a Latte, The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club, and Kindle Unlimited All-Star winner Sweet Hollow Women.
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