Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!
Before I get into this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk, however, I want to share some news about a favorite cozy mystery series of mine. Yes, folks, it’s true, Amy M. Bennett’s latest Black Horse Campground installment has hit the streets!
About A Summer to Remember by Amy M. Bennett
It’s been a memorable year at the Black Horse Campground. But someone wants certain things forgotten….
After Bonney Police detective J.D. Wilder wraps up three cold-case murders, believing that the murderer was his former partner, he tries to focus on his personal life in his new hometown and his budding relationship with Corrie Black, owner of the Black Horse Campground.
When he receives information that proves his former partner wasn’t the murderer, the case is reopened with the knowledge and urgency that the killer is poised to strike again. But who held a grudge against the three cold-case victims… and who is that person’s next target? With the help of Bonney County Sheriff Rick Sutton, J.D. probes the memories of several Bonney residents who knew the victims and begins to make connections.
Then another death occurs and while J.D. and Rick are investigating, Corrie is attacked. The attacker and the cold-case murderer could be the same person, but Corrie’s condition is critical and she’s lost her memories of the entire previous year… including the identity of her attacker and even having met J.D. Will she survive long enough to remember what happened? Or will she end up as a memory and the murderer gets away once again?
I love Corrie, JD, and Rick. #TeamRick. Just sayin’. I have my own ship for JD, and Amy knows it. If you like mysteries that break your heart, make you laugh, and really make you feel like you’re hanging out with the characters (and make you crave blueberry muffins), you will love Amy M. Bennett’s books. Check out my reviews of previous Black Horse Mysteries.
More about Amy:
Amy Bennett’s debut mystery novel, End of the Road, started as a National Novel Writing Month project in 2009. It went on to win the 2012 Dark Oak Mystery Contest and launched the Black Horse Campground mystery series, followed by No Lifeguard on Duty, No Vacancy, and At the Cross Road. A Summer to Remember is the fifth book in the series. When not sitting at the laptop actively writing, she works full-time at Walmart of Alamogordo (not too far down the road from fictional Bonney County) as a cake decorator and part-time at Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso (where you can find some of the best wines in the state of New Mexico, including Jo Mamma’s White!) She lives with her husband and son in a small town halfway between Alamogordo and Ruidoso. Visit her website at www.amymbennettbooks.com and The Back Deck Blog at http://amymbennettbooks.blogspot.com
Our next SRBT will be Sunday, May 7 at 7pm Eastern Time. What are we reading?
Adult: Discovery by Karina Fabian
YA: The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
Children’s/Readaloud: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Remember, all SRBTs here on out, I’ll continue announcing the book selections and focus ahead of time, so you can read along and join the discussion a little more easily and thoughtfully. Voila, for June:
Adult Book: The Moviegoer, Walker Percy
YA Book: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
Children’s/Readaloud: What Do You Do With a Problem, Kobi Yamada
That’s it for May! While we’re here, gentle reminder: To keep on top of each month’s SRBT selections, do sign up for my monthly newsletter. For notifications that each month’s SRBT is available for viewing/listening, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
What’s your #OpenBook?
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