Thursday, March 24, 2011

Recently Read - California Schemin'

California Schemin' 
Kate George
California Schemin' (The Bree MacGowan Series) 
Today's Recently Read post is brought to you by Stacy Juba, author of Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim.
I recently read and enjoyed the new release California Schemin' by Kate George, in which a California vacation sounds like a great idea to Vermonter Bree MacGowan until a dead woman falls into her life, she's abducted from her bed, and her boyfriend disappears completely. It's enough to make a girl wish she'd never heard of California.
I previously enjoyed the first mystery novel featuring Bree MacGowan, Moonlighting in Vermont, and it was a treat to read a second book starring the likable Bree. The character has a humorous voice and she is loyal to her friends. Somehow, she always manages to get herself into trouble.  Kate George writes in a fast-paced, light style and tone similar to Janet Evanovich. In this latest installment, readers are along for a suspense-filled ride. Why is Bree kidnapped? Who can she trust?  Are all of the bad guys equally bad? How will she escape?  I read this book in a couple of days and was always reluctant to put it down. Bree lives in Vermont, and having visited Vermont myself, I also liked the rural New England descriptions and imagery. If you enjoy suspenseful mysteries with a bit of romance and light humor, then I would suggest this book.        
Stacy Juba is the author of the mystery novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim (Mainly Murder Press), as well as the patriotic children’s picture book The Flag Keeper. Her young adult paranormal thriller Dark Before Dawn will be released by Mainly Murder Press in January 2012. She is a former journalist with more than a dozen writing awards to her credit.
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  1. Thanks for running the review, JC! It was a fun book.

  2. Thanks to JC and Stacy! It's always a thrill when a reader likes Bree!


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