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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blame it on the Mistletoe by Joyce Magnin

My Thoughts:

Blame it on the Mistletoe is a fun read filled with senior citizens not acting their age, a zany Hawaiian themed Thanksgiving, a mysterious gentleman who creates magical Christmas water, a love triangle, Don Quixote and the Fountain of Youth.  90 year olds ride tricycles, Rose Tattoo lives up to her name and the retirement home residents are accused of drug use?  Yes, it's all in there!  It's a one of a kind mystery, perfect for those who need a break and a few giggles this holiday season.  My favorite characters was Griselda.  She's the glue that holds Bright's Pond together.  Not only does she care for her 700 pound sister, Agnes, she also operates the town's library, and is always available to help a friend as well as solve a mystery.  I was curious to see if she was going to marry her long time boyfriend, Zeb, or if pilot Cliff Cardwell had stolen her heart?  You just never know what's going to happen in Bright's Pond and that's exactly while you'll enjoy each and every page of this quirky slice of life.

Read and excerpt of the book here!

Is There Really a Fountain of Youth in Paradise?

Welcome back to Bright's Pond, where strange happenings are afoot at the Greenbrier Nursing Home.  Strange even for Bright's Pond.  The residents suddenly act like kids again riding trikes, climbing trees, and of all things falling in love.  Some of the townsfolk blame it on the crooked new gazebo, or its builder, a quirky little man who quotes Don Quixote, collects water from the fountain at the Paradise trailer park, and disappears on a regular basis.

While Chief of Police Mildred Blessing investigates the mystery, Griselda and her friends deal with a luau Thanksgiving, preparations for the Christmas pageant, and maybe even an upcoming wedding.  Only, in Bright's Pond, nothing ever really goes as planned…

*Abingdon Fiction gave me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was received.*

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