Friday, December 19, 2014

On Borrowed Time by Jenn Mckinlay

Oh my! I just finished the most awesome book and I had to drop everything to tell you about it. You surely know by now that I love a good mystery, so as you might have guessed that is the genre of On Borrowed Time by Jenn McKinlay.

Being a little sister, I know full well about the bonds between siblings, especially brothers and sisters. That bond is the driving force in this newest mystery in the Library Lovers Mysteries. In this part Lindsay Norris, the library director, gets a surprise visit from her brother that ends up doing more than disrupting the "Crafternoon" women's group when a dead body appears as he vanishes.

This is fast paced, hard to put down mystery. I really read this in two sittings, which is saying a lot as tired as my eyes have been with all of the holiday crafting.  It was a real edge-of-my-seat type of story where you just have to see what was going to happen next.

The whole cast was so much fun and I really started to bond with the crafters and library staff. Plus, there was a love triangle between Lindsay, Sully (her ex) and Robbie (an Englishman, which you know I love) and these two men really were ready to battle it out for Lindsay’s attention. I will be interested to see how this plays out in future parts. I am going to have to get my hands on the earlier parts so that I can get a better insight into all of the dynamics at play.

That said, this was a very well crafted and stand apart story. Even though I was jumping into the series at this part, I did not feel lost or like I was missing anything. The characters are warm and welcoming and considering how exciting this was, it somehow still managed to be cozy and charming, which is a great feat. In addition to getting the other parts in this series, I did some looking and there are other mystery series' from Jenn Mckinly and you can bet I will be grabbing them too because I like her style.

And don’t leave just yet because in the back of the book you will find ideas from the Crafternoon ladies for reading, crafts, and recipes. I have tried the fruit cake cookies, I had too, because as an Englishman, my husband loves his Christmas cake and couldn’t deny him that in cookie form!

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read.

Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers.

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