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Pawprints & Predicaments

(Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  535 ratings  ·  122 reviews
The Tail Waggin' Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who's filming the festivities. She's critical, controlling, and as chilly as the ...more
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Published February 27th 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Sylvan Creek is being touted as a pet-friendly destination and there is television crew in town to film their Tail Waggin’ Winterfest. Locals are hoping the exposure will bring more tourists to the town. Petsitter Daphne Templeton is trying to get her new pet bakery open and included in the production but contractors are hard to come by due to another huge home renovation. So right now she is concentrating on Winterfest and all it entails including a polar bear plunge. Turns o
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake. This is a series I really like because the main character is one of the most unique and oddly optimistic characters I have ever encountered. She is relatable, not predictable and quite unassuming. She has wonderful instincts that are important in any great cozy but there is just something about her I cannot quite put my finger on that I just really like. This story was a great one and I love all the animal characters as much as the human ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Daphne, and other locals in Sylvan Creek, are not too happy with Lauren, a TV producer. Lauren is working on a show that features the pet-friendly town, but she is harsh and controlling. At the Winterfest's first-ever polar bear plunge, Lauren is killed. Amateur sleuth Daphne sets out to find who killed Lauren.

The 3rd book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series. I have not read the previous two books, but I enjoyed this book and will keep an eye out for others by Bethany Blake.

A cozy myste
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cats, dogs, cozy, arc, e-books, animals
Daphne Templeton is again surrounded by an animal in Sylvan Creek. Her plans to open a pet bakery are moving slowly. The Tail Wagging Winterfest has started and Daphne plans on taking part in the Polar Bear Plunge into the lake that is poorly organized. A St Bernard appears out of nowhere and pulls an unconscious person from the chaos that occurred when the group jumped into the freezing water. The dog quickly disappeared. The dead person turns out to a TV producer who had many enemies. The auto ...more
Mary Brown
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pawprints and Predicaments
Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, Book #3
Bethany Blake
5 Stars


The Tail Waggin' Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who's filming the festivities. She's critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like
Lisa Morin
Pawprints & Predicaments (Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery #3) by Bethany Blake is just as fantastic as I hoped.
Daphne is a great protagonist, she is fun, carefree and her willingness to help animals and friends is a plus.
It's time for The Tail Waggin’ Winterfest in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. This event should be a blast, but TV producer Lauren Savidge is really putting a damper on the activities. She is rude and to critical in Daphne's opinion, but that won't
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always, Bethany Blake takes us on a fun, rollicking ride with the third in the Lucky Paws petsitting mystery series. The action never stops, and if you can guess the murderer than you're a better sleuth than me. Everything leads up to it, but I was so in the dark it wasn't funny. Speaking of funny, the humour in this series is a real draw card; I can't count the amount of times I laughed or smiled while reading!

It's always a plus to involve animals in cozy mystery, but this one not only adds
Barb (Boxermommyreads)
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
So once again we are thrown into the pet-loving town of Sylvan Creek and if there was ever a place for me and the boys to take up a new residence, it would definitely be the place. This town LOVES its pets and has all kinds of events and businesses which cater to them. "Pawprints & Predicaments" picks up right after the Halloween Pet Parade and at the very beginning of the Tail Waggin' Winterfest. However, a big-time TV producer is still working on her new series but before long, it's clear that ...more
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake is the 3rd book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series, and another great addition. Daphne Templeton keeps busy with her pet sitting business, Lucky Paws and getting ready to open her pet bakery, Flour Power. To kick off the annual Sylvan Creek Tail Waggin Winterfest, Daphne participates in the Polar Bear Plunge, where she finds a body and almost drowns. This book has more twists and turns, that kept me reading page after page. I love the unique peo ...more
In Pawprints & Predicaments, Daphne Templeton certainly has her hands full with the impending opening of her pet bakery, Flour Power, and running her pet sitting service, Lucky Paws. When a murder occurs during the Polar Bear Plunge that's kicking off the Annual Sylvan Creek Tail Waggin' Winterfest, she needs to solve it quickly so that she can get back to business. Enter a ghostly and legendary St. Bernard, mysterious Detective Jonathan Black, and all the excitement of the Winterfest, and autho ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun addition to a wonderful cozy mystery series!
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Pawprints and Predicaments is full of humor, delightful pets (especially the dogs) and a great plot!

You will find yourself chuckling often throughout this read. At the vivid personalities that Bethany Blake gives the animals (Artie the one-eared Chihuahua and Socrates the basset hound slay me). At Daphne’s eccentrically endearing personality (she was banned from Kenya & accidentally took Krav Maga classes in Israel). And just at the witty way in which the author weaves her words – wry & sometime
K.A. Davis
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While I love to read and read quite voraciously, certain stressful situations make it difficult for me to concentrate so I typically don’t even try to pick up a book… such as flights and having the flu with a fever. One year ago when Bethany Blake released her first book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series, I just happened to start reading it shortly before I boarded a flight. Imagine my amazement when I continued reading throughout the entire five hour flight and barely noticed my disco ...more
Chatting About Cozies
Fun cozy with a lively plot. Lots of humor! I enjoy revisiting the characters in this series. The cast of animal characters is one of my favorites! I highly recommend the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mysteries.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
This book just seemed to drag. The winterfest is going on and they are having a polar bear plunge for the first time. Daphne is taking part and upset at Lauren a Tv Producer who is bossy and trying to take over. Then Daphne finds Lauren's body during the plunge and she has to figure out who killed Lauren and why. ...more
Marie McNary
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Come and spend some time with the ladies of Sylvan Creek. Daphne, her sister Piper, and her best friend Maxie are all such fun and diverse personalities I love seeing what they are all up to. This book doesn’t disappoint and is a lot of fun. I highly recommend this series for cozy mystery fans.

Sub Topics:
Small town, pet loving; especially dogs, female small business owner

Can You Start The Series in the Middle?
You can, but each installment endears you to Daphne as a protagonist and I’d recommend
Toni  (T.C.) LoTempio
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good mystery which held my interest, although i have to admit the murderer did come a bit out of left field. An engaging series.
Terri Wino
Nov 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2019
3-1/2 stars

I think each book in this series gets better than the previous. These are light-hearted mysteries, but they still manage to keep me guessing to the end most of the time.

I enjoy the cast of characters in these books -- the human ones and the furry ones -- and was happy that Daphne didn't come across as such a bumbling fool in this book as she has in others.

I had won book #4 in a giveaway last year, and am really glad that I decided to start the series from the beginning after having e
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake was a fun story filled with animals, friends, and one of the most philosophical characters I have come across in a cozy series. Daphne Templeton holds a PHD in philosophy, but runs a pet-sitting business and is getting ready to open a pet bakery. She lives in the town of Sylvan Creek, known as one of the most pet loving towns. When a television crew descends on the town, their plan is to make a show that makes them look pet crazy, not pet loving. When th ...more
RO G'ma
Pawprints & Predicaments is the third book in Bethany Blake’s Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series. The storyline is well plotted and the characters are well developed and affable. This is an enjoyable, clean read, with an interesting mystery and touches of humor. The book held my attention from the beginning until the end and the final reveal was shocking. I highly recommend this delightful series to cozy mystery fans.

Daphne Templeton is the owner of Lucky Paws Pet Sitting in the quaint village
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I voluntarily read this ARC**

Could someone please make the Tail Waggin' Winterfest real? Minus the murder, it sounds like a wonderful festival, and it is a beautiful setting for the mystery. There are some amazingly quirky characters and pets. I found the mystery to be a bit surprising.
Yvonne Taylor
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love this series!! Very hard to put down. Awesome characters. Look forward to reading much more by this author.
Jessica Robbins
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely little cozy mystery. The characters were great and the animals made it all the cozier---except the rat. I'm sorry---I know she tried to make the rodent endearing and cute but I could not get past the fact that it was a rat! Ugh! However - that was my only complaint. Great little read. I had not read the titles that preceded - but will certainly being doing so. ...more
I received a free copy from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

This series is so much fun and I excitedly started this third book in this series. It was a joy to return to this pet friendly town and follow Daphne as she solves yet another murder. There are secrets that come to light, new things we learn about characters and ofcourse lots of pets.

The mystery in this one was a good one. It kept me guessing. At first I wasn't quite sure who to suspects, then I eventually de
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Pawprints & Predicaments is the third installment in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series set in Sylvan Creek, a small town set in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Daphne Templeton is quite content with her Lucky Paws pet sitting service but knows she needs to get her pet friendly bakery, Flour Power open for business.

The annual Tail Waggin' Winterfest has undergone a few changes this year, and a new feature is the Polar Plunge. Daphne mistakenly believes that her best friend Moxie is goin
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As Pawprints and Predicaments by Bethany Blake opens, the small town of Sylvan Creek in the Poconos is having its popular Tail-Waggin' Winterfest. The event features charity fundraisers and tours of Bear Tooth Forest, including the local legend of the Lake Wallapawakee St. Bernard, a ghost dog who lives in the forest. But the highlight this year is a polar bear plunge in the lake, an event in which Daphne Templeton, pet sitter, has agreed to take part. With little organization, the 80- some peop ...more
Once again, another entertaining, fun filled, dog-gone good, who-dun-it! I took awhile to finish this story because I just wasn't ready to end my visit to Sylvan Creek or my visit with Socrates, Artie, and Detective Black... and of course our protagonist, Daphne and family! I love the interactions between the characters and and the fun traditions of their town. When a visiting film crew member shows up dead at the local polar plunge, the story begins! The mystery is right under your nose the who ...more
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy this series, Lucky Paws Petsitting series. This is book 3 and Daphne and her friends are enjoying their winter in the Poconos getting ready for the Tail Waggin' Winterfest. With a tv crew in Sylvan Creek to film the festivities and highlight the Polar Bear plunge some people are not happy with the direction of the festivities. When the producer is murdered the locals don't want the bad publicity and Daphne and her police nemesis are back to butting heads to get the crime solved. With bas ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great cozy mystery! Not one, but two murders, two possible love interests, close friend and family for support, and a cast of eccentric suspects to keep you guessing. All set in a small town that loves their pets, especially the canines. What's not to love? This is the first story I have read from this author, and is the third book in a series. I didn't notice anything missing and was able to follow the story without issue, so I would say it could be a stand alone read. I do plan to re ...more
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Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she's not writing or riding horses, she's wrangling a menagerie of furry family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Like Daphne Templeton, the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and operates a ...more

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