New Books, New Looks, And Pie!

Another bright and sunny Monday morning here in Oklahoma City. These are the books I have coming out tomorrow! All of them really good. Reviews are already up on the site if you are looking for details!

It was a rain-free and hot weekend! Miss Charli stayed overnight on Friday. She tried on her dress, which is adorable! This lady is so talented and I love that she makes each one. In the USA.

She and I went shopping as she has had a major growth spurt and needed new pants and Fall clothes.

New Room:

They loved their new rooms and the craft table. Little Miss registered her own Firestick and proceeded to watch all the seasons of Stranger Things, again… And brush her hair. This is a new thing. Normally she hates brushing her hair but we found a great tangle-free brush and she sat in front of that mirror brushing her hair for hours.

We were just about to go into the mall when I remembered I had called Clothes Mentor in Edmond and had them hold a pair of Donald Pliner boots I wanted. So out of the mall and on to Edmond. I was not losing these boots!


So we ended up at T.J.Maxx and Charli tripped trying on jeans and smacked her nose on the wall. Luckily she took a few seconds to shed a tear or two and PaPa quickly brought a cup of ice to her. She and I have the same issue with pants. If they fit in the length, they are too big in the waist. Thank goodness for skinny jeans with a bit of stretch to them! We found several pairs and some new tops and hoodies, underwear and socks. I was too upset to even look at anything after I injured the child! We came home and had dinner and she gave us a fashion show.

On Saturday we went to the lake. Trying to string that summer tan along. The water was choppy so we got in a great work out. Probably the last really good one for a few weeks. We are knee-deep in birthday prep for Corbin this Saturday. This Saturday is also the Oklahoma Book Festival and I’m going to that first. Scott Pelley will be headlining along with Anne Hillerman. So I’ll have a full day for that and then it’s off to the party at the park with dinner and Corbin wanted Papa to get them a hotel room at the Marriott and have a boys night. I’m pretty sure that means pizza and swimming. The next Saturday is the Bachelor party weekend at Firelake Casino and Golf Course. And the next Saturday is the wedding!

Luckily all of the pies are made and in the freezer except for the Key Lime and we’ll do those the day before.

Have yourself a good week and be kind.

xx P


Wedding Cake Crumble (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #10)

Wedding bells and death knells are ringing for the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew in this latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series Cupcake Bakery Mystery Series #10

Things are looking great at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. Expansion into several states, business is great and next weekend Angie and Tate will be married. Maybe.

As one by one their wedding vendors are being killed off, Mel gets a panicked call from Cassie at her book shop needing tons of cupcakes for the author signing by an author famous for blabbing every dirty little piece of laundry in her neighborhood, so when she turns up dead as well, there are suspects popping out of the woodwork.

With both Mel and Angie a bundle of nerves they can eat their way out of their wedding day duds, or they can concentrate on finding a killer before anyone else gets hurt.

This is one of my favorite authors and series. First there are delicious recipes in the back and also because I love each and every character in this series. They are fully developed and strong female business women and rarely need rescuing by dear Joe and the Delaura brothers. This one has a new and surprising romance starting up!

Grab a copy and take a break with a cup of tea and one of the delicious Fairy Tale Cupcakes and catch up on our favorite bakers!

Thanks to my local Metrolibrary that has the best selection of Cozy Mystery books!



Dying on the Vine A Mystery by Marla Cooper (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries #2)

Dying on the Vine: A Mystery

The follow up book to Terror in Taffeta, Dying on the Vine is Marla’s latest mystery starring wedding planner Kelsey McKenna and her adorable squad of friends and family.

When she gets roped into helping her friend Brody at the Wine Country Wedding Faire she’s hoping for some free cupcakes, not new clients. But this is such a cute couple and they really need help in a hurry. Only after she agrees does she find out they fired their previous planner for being pushy.

Kelsey now has to deal with Babs-the self-proclaimed Queen of Wine Country Weddings- and while she and Babs aren’t in competition, heck Babs has thrown business her way before and Kelsey is more of a destination wedding planner, but Babs assistant Stefan, is not as nice or helpful as Babs.

When Babs turns up dead from unnatural causes, Stefan is screaming to the entire world that it is Kelsey’s fault! Now our girl has to get down to business and figure out who did the dastardly deed and clear her name before she is out of business!

A very funny, intelligent cosy mystery that I really enjoyed. Kelsey is a great character!