I’m off to a slow start this year, but here are three I’ve read so far:
SEWING CAN BE DANGEROUS AND OTHER SMALL THREADS by S.R. Mallery
This is an anthology of eleven short stories all centered around sewing or other needlework and crafts (like macrame). Like most anthologies, I enjoyed some more than others. Some have darker endings and take place in many different time periods. But all are interesting.
LOST ALONG THE WAY by Marie Sexton
Spicy hot with a hint of the paranormal. LGBTQ. Can a magical cookbook make everything in your life make sense? Probably not, but it does help Daniel find his way, along with Chase and Landon. The last thing Daniel expects to find when he returns to Laramie to clean out his parents home after their deaths is a hunky, husky man who brings out the joy in him. More so than his partner of fifteen years, Chase. But the magic of the recipes in Granny B’s cookbook help them sort everything out to a satisfying conclusion.
WITCH YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE by Lucy May
This is a good beginning to a series that will obviously follow – there are way too many dangling threads left to think there won’t be. Unlike most cozies, this one is more like a serialized story in that although the “mystery” was sort of solved, it’s definitely continuing because there are too many unanswered questions. The characters are quirky and fun—I can almost see the four ladies getting together for tea…and spell casting. And Violet learning about her heritage as a witch. I look forward to more from this author. Recommended for a light paranormal mystery that will obviously continue.