Tide and Punishment
No one dreams of a killer Christmas...
It's Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other candidate turns up dead just before the first scheduled debate, all eyes turn to Fran as...more
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The plot moves along quickly and the author skillfully throws suspicious actions on innocent suspects. Everly’s great aunts, Fran and Clara, are engaging secondary characters, as well as Grady Hays who seems interested in a romance ...more
A quickly paced plot that included not only murder, red herrings, several suspects, and a mayoral race but also community ties, kindness and charity during the Christmas season in Charm, NC. The characters are becoming more fully developed now and I enjoyed meeting Grady Hays' ...more
It’s Christmas in picturesque Charm and Everly Swan has an ...more
Christmas in Charm is plagued by snow, wind, ice, and murder this year. Everly Swan has planned a big holiday party where her sweet Great Aunt Fran plans to announce her run to become the town’s next mayor. When the current mayor steals her thunder with his own announcement she holds it together for a while but then she needs to get some air. When she finds her nemesis dead in the snow with no other witnesses she becomes the top suspect for his murder. Everly knows Fran is ...more
No one dreams of a killer Christmas. . .
It's Christmastime in Charm, North Carolina, and while Everly Swan would prefer to focus on decorating her iced tea shop for its first holiday season, Great-Aunt Fran has decided to run for mayor against her long-time nemesis. But when the other ...more
The author did an amazing job setting the ...more
Everly Swan is the owner of the Sun, Sand and Tea cafe, a gathering spot for locals and tourists. When her Great-Aunt Fran, who is running for mayor, of the Outer Banks island town of Charm, is framed for murder, Everly must use her sleuthing skills to prove her innocent.
I loved the Swan women in this book - Everly who is kind, complex and very relatable and Great Aunts ...more
This is the third book in the Seaside Cafe Mystery and I will definitely be ...more
The book takes place in the week leading up to Christamas with all the accompanying activity that might occur for a baker who specializes in homemade cookies and ...more
I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Grady. Hubba Hubba. He sounds just about perfect. Tall and sexy with a dark, sad side you want to love away.
I’ve already bought the first book of the series, Live and Let Chai, to read.
I received a ...more
Everly Swan and the cast of characters in the city of Charm are fun and engaging. They are the type of people and the type of town you want to visit. Especially if there is the possibility of snow at the beach!
Everly's Great Aunt Fran has decided to run for Mayor of Charm and during her announcement at the Swan Christmas party, the current mayor upstages her and announces he wants to run for re-election. After the announcement, Fran goes outside to cool off and ...more
This is the third book in the Seaside Cafe Mystery series! by Bree Baker.
I am in love with this series!
I am very excited about this book if you can’t tell by the first sentence of this review. As I was reading it I felt like the cast and author was giving me a big warm hug and that thought just made me smile. There aren’t a lot of series that I really connect with and this is one of them! Yay for me! Something new to follow.
I can’t believe we are already getting books about Christmas and ...more
Author: Bree Baker
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Holiday/Tea Shop
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Page Count: 384
Publishing Date: September 24, 2019
From Poisoned Pen Presscomes the 3rd cozy mystery book Tide and Punishment in the “Seaside Café Mysteries” series by Bree Baker. An exciting and enjoyable addition to this fun series. Everly loves her family. She begins to understand how fortunate she is to have the two greatest aunts around. And when one of them finds ...more
What highly entertaining mix of mystery and mayhem! This wonderful cozy mystery, set in Christmastime, was both lovely and enjoyable. It made perfect reading for me between other more intense novels. It was funny and quirky ...more
Her Aunt Clara has a fascination with gnomes, a hobby she took up after the last Halloween. Her Aunt Fran, on the other hand, is planning to announce her intention to run for Mayor of Charm. At the party, however, Mayor ...more
It's an engrossing and entertaining novel, full of twists and turns and with a cast of quirky and likeable characters.
I liked the style of writing, the lovely setting, the festive atmosphere and how the characters were developed.
The mystery is good and it kept me guessing.
I look forward to reading the next instalment.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
This is the third in the A Seaside Cafe Mystery Series by Bree Baker. Protagonist Everly Swan is happy in her hometown of Charm operating an Cafe specializing in Ice Teas based on her family recipes. She lives in an apartment above her cafe near her Great Aunts with a cat and visiting bird, who may or may not be the reincarnation of an earlier resident. One her Great Aunts has decided to challenge the incumbent ...more
This may be my favorite in the series so far! Everly Swan is settling into her life as a cafe owner in the seaside town of Charm. Her aunt Fran is one of the many candidates hoping to replace the crotchety old mayor, Dunfree. But when Dunfree is killed, and Fran is a suspect, Everly can't stop herself from investigating once again.
This third ...more
And at the end: yes!! Finally. No spoilers however :-)
*** I requested and received an ARC via Netgalley. ***
I kind of had a ...more