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Statue of Limitations

(A Goddess of Greene St. Mystery #1)

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In this delightful new series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mysteries, Athena Spencer comes back home to work with her crazy big Greek family at their garden center. But she never expected a return to her roots would mean protecting her family from murder . . .

After her divorce, Athena has returned to coastal Michigan to work in her family’s
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 28th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Natalia  R
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
After her divorce, Athena Spencer moves back to her hometown of Sequoia, Michigan to work in her family's garden center and to raise her son. One night at the garden center, she meets a handsome stranger who claims to be the rightful owner of a valuable statue her grandfather bought at an estate sale. When he becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a local man, she decides to help him. Together they do everything they can to prove his innocence while trying to save the Little Greece business ...more
Carrie
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Review coming soon.
Mark Baker
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2020
Athena Spencer has had to move back to live with her family in Michigan after her divorce. That means dealing with her large, crazy Greek family on a daily basis since she and her young son are living with them and she is working at the family’s garden center. It also means she is on hand when her grandparent’s Greek restaurant is threatened by the powerful Talbot family. They intend to raze an entire block of shops to put in condos. The fact that a murder takes place in their home, two weeks ...more
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

I have been so excited about this new series from Kate Collins and she sure doesn’t disappoint.

We meet Athena Spencer who has come home to her big Greek family in Sequoia, Michigan with her son Nicholas after her divorce. Her grandparents have a Greek restaurant and her father owns the local garden center. Athena and her sister work at the garden center with her father. The center also has a resident troublemaker in the form of a raccoon that makes himself quite at home.

The
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Taryn
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this first book of the series we are I introduced to Athena, a single mother who has moved back home to work in her family's garden center after her divorce. She loves her big Greek family but they drive her crazy at times, sticking their noses into her business, trying to fix her up, and tell in her now to raise her son. That's what families do though, especially when they are close. One evening while working alone after the garden center has closed she hears a noise, thinking it's a racoon ...more
JoAn
Dec 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins was an entertaining beginning to a new cozy series.

I enjoyed meeting Athena and her loud and boisterous Greek American family. Each family member is a unique individual. Ms. Collins took the time throughout the story to begin to develop each of characters. By the end of the book I felt like I had begun to know each one. Case Donnelly, however, is still somewhat of a mystery that I look forward to knowing better as the series continues.

A well crafted plot
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Tari
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book, especially the ending! When I saw that the next is coming in 2021, I was thinking "oh noooo, I can't wait that long!" The characters were great, and I fell for Case the minute he came onto the scene. It was like the Greek wedding movies meet a cute little Hallmark town by the sea. Athena had an awesome family and son. She'd been trying to get away from all the Greekness of her crazy but fun family. Eventually, she realized that she really did want to be surrounded ...more
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
If you thought you had a loud boisterous family. you need to meet Althena and her Greek family. It is reminiscent of My Big Fat Greek Wedding - so if you have seen that movie you will understand. The nosy sisters, the overbearing mother, and the love that can be found despite everything.

Althena is divorced with a son and living back in her hometown with her family and working at the family garden center. She is the secret author of a blog that features her family but they don't know it even
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Mary Brown
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Statue of Limitations
A Goddess of Greene Street Mystery, Book #1
Kate Collins
5 Stars

Synopsis:

In this delightful new series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Flower Shop Mysteries, Athena Spencer comes back home to work with her crazy big Greek family at their garden center. But she never expected a return to her roots would mean protecting her family from murder . . .

After her divorce, Athena has returned to coastal Michigan to work in her family’s garden center and raise her son,
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Yvonne
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Athena Spencer is a divorced, single mother who decides to return to her large Greek family and their garden center business in Michigan. Her mother wants to match her up with a new guy, but Athena has ideas of her own. What her parents, grandparents and sister s do not know is that Athena secretly writes a blog. Her family loves it, but how would they feel if they knew she was the author?

There are bigger mysteries for Athena and her family when the wealthy Talbot family is prepared to tear down
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Peggy R
This is the first book in Ms. Collins' new series, A Goddess of Greene St. Mysteries. Having been a huge fan of the Flower Shop Mysteries, I was excited to see something new from this author. I missed Abby Knight and the characters in that series but was looking forward to getting to know a whole new set of characters. I was also delighted to discover that the new series was set in my home state of Michigan, which adds to the fun for me. I was not disappointed with this first book Statue of ...more
Kristina
Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins is the debut of A Goddess of Greene St. Mystery series. Athena Spencer, recently divorced, returns home to Sequoia, Michigan with her son, Nicholas. Her large Greek family is happy to have her back, though, Athena had to endure a few “I told you so’s” from them (they told her not to marry the bum). While Athena loves her family, they can be a bit overwhelming at times especially her mother who wants to see her settled with a nice Greek boy (like Kevin ...more
Kimberly
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you @netgalley for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

When I get asked for recommendations on good cozies to start with, Kate Collin’s Flower Shop series is always high on that list. It’s a long running series that I just absolutely adore.

I was beyond excited when I heard that she was starting this new series, A Goddess of Greene St. Mystery. Not only does it take place in a gardening center, but it centers around a really loud, fun, meddlesome Greek family. The
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Jessica Robbins
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle, blog-tour
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I had way too much fun with this book! We meet Athena who returns home to her roots after a nasty divorce. Family embraces her even creating a job for her at the family garden center. One night there alone late she heard a noise outside. When she investigates she finds a man inspecting the statue they have eventually claiming that it was stolen from his family. She gets rid of him hoping that's the end
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The Cozy Review
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new garden-based cozy series written by Kate Collins goes on sale January 28th. Statue Of Limitations is the first book in the “A Goddess Of Greene St. Mystery” from Kensington Books.

I adore cozies that have gardens and flowers as a central setting. It makes me think of spring, aromatic scents, color-filled sights, and warm days. This cozy keeps readers smiling and happy. It gives them a desire for winter to be over. It also gives them a taste of passion with a sense of compassion as well.

The
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Valerie
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked this book. It was entertaining. The story line was different than other books I've read. I felt like the focus was too much on them being greek but that's part of the story. The bad guy is known throughout the book so that's not a surprise. #StatueofLimitations #NetGalley
Katreader
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
STATUE OF LIMITATIONS by Kate Collins
The First Goddess of Greene St. Mystery

When Athena Spencer hears a noise in the garden shop after hours she things it's the mischievous raccoon who has been hanging around. Instead she finds a handsome stranger who claims the statue her grandfather bought actually belongs to him. If that wasn't enough a greedy businessman wants to tear down Little Greece to put up condominiums. Taking a chance, Athena joins forces with the stranger, now a fugitive, to stop
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Fred
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Statue Of Limitations is the first book in the A Goddess Of Greene Street Mystery series.

Recently divorced Athena has returned to her hometown of Sequoia Mi with her son Nicholas and is working at her father’s garden center. Athena comes from a large Greek family and what she’s not looking forward to is her mother trying to convince her to find “a good Greek boy”. She’s been dating a young man that her mother has set her up with, but she doesn’t feel that it will go anywhere.

To keep her mind
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Kim
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you enjoyed My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you’ll enjoy the crazy and loving Greek family in this book. For me this is what really made Statue of Limitations a good read. I wanted more of the interaction between the family members and will be looking forward to that in future books in the Goddess of Greene Street Mystery series. And more of Oscar the raccoon too, of course!

As for the mystery itself, I think most people will know right away the bad guys. But since the characters that Kate Collins
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Jerri Cachero
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kate Collins has created another wonderful cast of characters! Athena Spencer and her funny, loving and large Greek family are the perfect sleuths! When a mysterious stranger claims ownership of a statue, of the Greek goddess Athena, as stolen from his family museum, Athena (Thenie) must prove her family and the handsome mystery man not guilty of the crime. Trouble grows as the wealthy developer who sold the statue to her beloved grandfather and is planning to tear down the Greek businesses, in ...more
Kristy Weldon
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
***I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins is a fun cozy mystery. Athena has moved back home with her son to live with her big Greek family. Case is searching for a missing Greek statue that belonged to his family. Together they get caught in a murder and have to work together to find out what really happened.

Have you see My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I loved this family. Athena has a large and caring
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Christine
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozies
This is the first book in the goddess of greene street series. Athena Spenser has moved back to her hometown after her divorce. Her family's diner and garden center are in danger of being destroyed in order to put up condos. When two different murders occur, Athena believes the murders and the condo project are connected. She teams up with Case Donneley, who is looking for proof of purchase for a statue Athena's grandfather purchased, after he gets accused of murder.
I thought this was a good
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Patty
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Statue of Limitations by Kate Collins is the 1st book in A Goddess of Greene St. Mystery Series, and it was great. I have never read the Flower Shop Mysteries by this author, but I better give them a try. So many books, so little time. Athena Spencer returns home to Michigan, after her divorce, and to her big crazy Greek family and the garden center they own. When the local wealthy man has two suspicious deaths in his home, the mystery begins. I guessed the murderer pretty early in the book, but ...more
Kristin
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! Fantastic start to what I hope is a long, fun series. Can't wait to see where this series goes.
Brenda
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Statue of Limitations is the debut of the A Goddess of Greene Street Mystery series set in the coastal town of Sequoia, Michigan and featuring blogger and garden center owner Athena Spencer. Having suffered through a nasty divorce Athena has moved back to town with her young son, Nicholas and is now sharing a home with her parents and sisters and working at the family garden center.

Athena's family don't know that she's the face behind the popular Greek blog they enjoy each morning so she often
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Stanley McShane
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, book-tour
Divorcee Athena Spencer has returned home with her son to the welcoming arms of her parents who own Spencer's Garden Center in the heart of "Little Greece." To save a little of her sanity caused by an over-zealous family, Athena (Thenie) has created a blog she calls "It's All Greek to Me" by Goddess Anon in which she vents some of her frustration from time to time. Tidbits of comedy. The rest of the family has no idea she is writing it and they love to read and comment.

She is writing on her blog
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Susan
I was so sorry when the Flower Shop series came to an end but this new series has made me a very happy reader. Athena is a great character and her family wonderful. She has returned home to the safety of her family with her young son after her job was eliminated and her marriage ended in divorce. Her father owns a garden center and her makes Athena the manager working with her slightly ditzy sister. Her grandparents own a Greek restaurant that is a bit worn around the edges - a place I would ...more
Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/312KWGQ

I enjoyed the previous series by Kate Collins, Abby Knight’s Flower Shop Mysteries, and can say that she has created another delightful series that begins with Statue of Limitations. There’s so much to like – the coastal Lake Michigan setting, the quaint stores and community of Sequoia, a larger than life Greek family, and Athena herself. The family members are appealing, funny, caring, and a little crazy, which makes them all the more
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Anjana
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a fun first book to a new cozy mystery series. It is always refreshing to encounter a first book that has you looking forward to reading more about the people and what new problems they may get into. My favourite character, who makes a tiny appearance, would be Oscar, the racoon. I hope to see more of him in the next ones.

There is this bias that I start with whenever I pick up something in this genre, and I need to connect/like the narrative voice. The characters should not be too
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Cozy Cat Reviews
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a charming new series by the author of the Flower Shop Mysteries Kate Collins. Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for the opportunity . My review opinion is my own. This is a well crafted fun mystery that has likable charcters and will be a favorite of cozy readers. Our new favorite protagonist is Athena Spencer. She has recently had endured a divorce and come home to the coast of Michigan to return to her families garden center to work. She has a son and her pet is a raccoon who ...more
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Indiana native and former teacher Kate Collins is the author of the New York Times best-selling Flower Shop Mysteries, featuring feisty florist Abby Knight and the zany crew at Bloomers. Her books have made the New York Times Best-seller's list, Barnes & Noble mass bestsellers lists, the Independent Booksellers lists, and are available in large print editions in the U.S. and the UK.

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