“A Maine Clambake Mystery”


“The snow is deep in Maine’s Busman’s Harbor and the mighty rivers are covered in ice. Snowden Family Clambake Company proprietor Julia Snowden and her mother, Jacqueline, are hunkered down for the winter when a mysterious package arrives – heating up February with an unexpected case of murder . . . ”  ~goodreads 

This is a good mystery. I’ve been reading these mysteries as they’ve been published, keeping up with them, and I think this one is the author’s best yet! 🙂

The plot was good. There was a good family mystery. The life in Maine during the winter, hazardous road conditions, blizzards and good characters were all well done. I especially loved Julia’s mother. She is such a tender-hearted woman. 5***** stars on goodreads! 🙂

Clammed Up

Boiled Over

Musseled Out

Fogged Inn

Iced Under

Happy Reading!

Waiting On Wednesday!

Can’t wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they are books that have yet to be released. This is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 


Oh my word! According to goodreads, To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon, is to be released in September! YAY! I am always ready and excited for another book in the Mitford Series. If you’ve never read the Mitford books, I recommend you start at the beginning and read them in order, but I’m a read in order type of person. 🙂

“Jan Karon weaves together the everyday lives of two families, and the cast of characters that readers around the world now love like kin.” ~goodreads


May Rereads ~

I didn’t get to reread many books this month, but the one book I did read, well, it was an audio book, so I listened to it. I enjoyed it very much! YAY!


Well! I was interrupted for a moment. The fire engines are on our street. I went to see what was happening! I didn’t see much, just flashing lights, fire engines and curious citizens! Oh! I was one of those curious citizens. But, I digress . . .

It’s always fun to visit Timothy, Cynthia, Violet, Barnabus, Dooley, Puny and the rest of the gang in Mitford. Once again, I want to encourage you, if you haven’t read the Mitford books, please do, they are delightful. I plan to read another Mitford book in June.


“Vendetta,” by Lisa Harris

The Nikki Boyd Files


A teenage girl is missing, her brother is frantic with worry. A Polaroid photo of the missing girl ~ similarities to a past case ~ a race against time.

This is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Harris and I really liked it. I had trouble putting it down. I was so determined to discover what happened to the missing girl. One minute I thought she was dead, the next minute I thought she was alive.

Nikki and Tyler are great characters. Nikki has pluck. 🙂 And, she’s resilient. She has so much determination, never giving up. I loved her. Tyler is such a great guy. He’s with Nikki all the way, by her side. They have great communication skills, supportive and listening to one another.

My husband was surprised I finished it so quickly. 🙂 I really couldn’t put it down. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series ~ Missing. 

5***** stars on goodreads!


Classic Movie Friday!

Strangers On A Train (1951)

Farley Granger

Ruth Roman

Robert Walker

Patricia Hitchcock

Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock) / Cinematography by Robert Burks:

This is a Hitchcock movie!

While on a train trip, Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) recognizes amateur tennis star, Guy Haines (Farley Granger). Bruno strikes up a conversation with Guy and soon murder is the topic of conversation. Bruno presents Guy with a shocking proposition ~ the perfect murder. Bruno will murder Guy’s difficult wife, freeing him to marry the woman he loves, and Guy will murder Bruno’s father. Law enforcement would never suspect either man of murdering a person they are not acquainted with and without motive. Guy Haines refuses, however, Bruno Antony murders Guy’s wife and then begins to stalk Guy, putting pressure on him to murder Bruno’s father.

This is a complicated movie. I thought it was creepy, intense and suspenseful. Robert Walker was great as a psycho/stalker. His performance could make my skin crawl.

Guy Haines was a man of integrity under difficult circumstances.

Strangers On A Train (1951) - Farley Granger and Ruth Roman:

 Good Film!

I see! :)

Hi friends! I hope you are having a good day! I just returned from the eye doctor. She tells me, I am doing good. She said, I am still healing, but everything looks good. I’m to continue the eye drops and I go back in three weeks for new glasses. YAY!