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Best in Show

(Mina's Adventures #6)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Mina Calvi, Italian transplant to Southern California, thinks her love life might finally come together, just as her professional life has. Her Furry Friends Foundation, a no-kill shelter for rescued cats and dogs, is a success, and Mina hopes she may find a loving forever home for her-self, in the arms of Diego Moran, her elusive, frustratingly mysterious, on again-off ag ...more
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published October 22nd 2015
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Will our girl finally settle down and mature? Or will her consistently painful heartache over the "love of her life" and her frequent instability based on her past history and its suffering continue to keep her a virtual transient? Finally, finally, something is working right for her: the Furry Friends Foundation, the no-kill shelter she founded for cats and dogs, is successful and productive. Not enough for Mina, though, she sets up yet another business, Ritzy Cats B&B
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is not your ordinary mystery, but that is part of the reason I enjoy this series. Mina is one crazy woman and she is always on some new adventure. Then of course there is Diego and cats! This is not a story you can easily describe, it needs to be read to be enjoyed to its' fullest. You think that Mina and Diego may just have some time alone to enjoy each other when something comes up to put the stops to it. This is a terrific series and you will enjoy every one of Mina's adventures!
Rhonda Jones
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good Direction for Mina's Adventures

Mina continues to mature although by now you would think she would get over her spouts of jealousy and made up indiscretions whenever Diego is out of touch. But her business is doing well. And for the first time, in this mystery, I felt she had come into her own as a potential mystery solver. Before it has always seemed like troubles pertaining to Diego pulled her in to the suspense. But Mina herself was the star of this book.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A ah! Love is...many things

I loved book number 5 and this sequel is better! The story about the relationship between Mona and Diego is great by itself but add into it the background story of Mina's cat business & it takes it to another level. I need to both go back to book one and continue with this series. I highly recommend this book!!!
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed "A Cat to Die For" the 5th in this series by Maria Grazia Swan. And I will be reading the first 4 in this series!! I quickly said YES when asked to read this one.

Mina is a character that most of us can relate to. Her always seems to be missing boyfriend drives her to distraction--as does her partner in her Furry Friends Foundation, a no-kill shelter for rescued cats and dogs. She seems to always get involved in trouble with a capital T and this time ended up in the hospital!! Me
Andrea Stoeckel
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
[I received this book directly from the author, and all I was asked for in return is an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising]

"Yes, life worked in strange ways"...

Mina's back and just as feisty as ever!

Mina's life is still adventurous as she stumbles into another international incident that comes close to home: her a
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mina and Diego have found each other. Will it work out this time? Diego is in love with Mina but will he stick around this time or will his work drag him away? Mina has once again found herself solving a mystery about a Persian cat in her care. There are wonderful twists and turns in the book. The character are exciting, charming, funny and extremely captivating. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful story about Mina. I loved how her life is progressing with her business and Diego. If you have ...more
Jeanie Jackson
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, romance
Once again, Mina’s adventures are numerous and unexpected. I love spending time with Mina and her friends, and Best in Show is like a visit with old friends, or maybe peeping into Mina’s diary. Her reunion with Diego is interrupted in a frightening and dangerous way and the search to discover who is behind the situation leads to a surprising discoveries. We also have a bitter sweet reunion with Kalinda who we get to know better. Mina hasn’t seen her since the explosion that was supposed to kill ...more
Donna Thompson
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-read
I love Mina and her many adventures. Each book in the series draws you further into the madcap world of Mina's life and loves - cats and Diego. Or I guess I should say Diego and cats??? Who's to know? Barely do Mina and Diego get to spend some quality time together, than a terrifying accident occurs and Diego is whisked away. By some nefarious villain or though a setup of his own - again, who's to know? You must read this book to find out and continue along with Mina in her many adventures. Mari ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
My latest reading genre is light-hearted mysteries and while searching, came across Best in Show. This was the first book I've read by Maria Grazia Swan, and, by extension, the first of Mina's adventures. There was one or two times that I felt it might have helped to know the history of the characters but, essentially, this book worked as an entry into the series. I like cats so I enjoyed the main character's commitment to animals and rescue. Overall, the book was a quick read and light with jus ...more
Carrie Azurza
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, another great addition to Mina's Adventures as always Maria Grazia Swan's books are wonderful and a can't miss. love it when i open my kindle and there is the wonderful surprise of a new Swan book. At one point this book had me laughing so hard i could not catch my breath a sure sign that a book is a winner in my little world. so if you have not read this book or any of Ms. Swan's books i would highly Recommend you do so know.
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
I received an ARC eBook in exchange for an honest review. Again, another fun mystery adventure with Mina, Diego, De Fiore, Margo, Millie, Gino and of course Houdini! This series is so good and it's like returning to visit close friends where the fun never stops! Two mysteries converge in this 6th adventure as Mina and Diego's relationship sizzles!! I enjoyed every second of this book and highly recommend it!!
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Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss. She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona—but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won

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