Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Fourth Bear Review

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Author: Jasper Fforde

Release: 2006

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 382 

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if nursery rhyme characters were real? Neither did I, until I started reading Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime books.

The Fourth Bear is the second outing in this series, with Nursery Crime police Jack Spratt and Mary Mary trying to solve two different cases involving interesting characters. First you have the case of the missing reporter, Goldilocks.

Next comes the escape of the sadistic serial killer the Gingerbreadman. Yes, that Gingerbreadman. I was beside myself laughing reading about him, as I often think of the cute little cookie from the Shrek movies. But this Gingerbreadman is over 6 feet tall and tears off peoples’ limbs as people often do with his cookie type.

Treat yourself to this delightfully written book that explores nursery rhymes in a way that is hilarious you need to read more.

Rating: 5/5 contraband bowls of porridge

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Rest in Peach Review

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Author: Susan Furlong

Release: 2016

Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery

Pages: 304

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review, with no **

The setting of this book instantly drew me in from the first chapter to the very last page. And as a peach lover, I was delighted to read a book about the products while effortlessly weaving a mystery into the setting.

Nola Mae is an absolute delight of a character, and I especially loved the fact that her time as a humanitarian shows through in her compassion for others.

When the cotillion preparations begin to ramp up in Cays Mill, it’s up to Nola Mae to be the cool-headed one amidst the hyper mothers and daughters. When a murder occurs, it’s also up to her to clear her friends name before its too late.

To readers everywhere, do yourself a favour and pick up this delightful book. While you’re at, brew yourself a cup of delicious peach tea and envelop yourself in the fabulous writing of Ms. Furlong.

Rating: 5/5 Peachy Keen Preserves

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