The End of May ~

Hello Peoples! It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shinning, a light breeze is moving the leaves in the trees. 🌳 Rick brought me Haaggen-dazs chocolate ice cream ~ my favorite.

I like chocolate on the top and chocolate on the bottom. How about you???

Much love ~

Kathy

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The Classics Club ~ Hunter’s Green by Phyllis A. Whitney

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After a separation from her husband, Eve North returns to Athmore, the home of her husband and his family. But, when she returns, she discovers he is engaged to Alicia Daven, a woman I did not like or trust. The family does not want Eve’s husband, Justin, to marry Alicia and hopes Eve can somehow prevent the union. Eve and Justin were never divorced. Soon after her arrival at Athmore, Old Daniel tries to warn Eve of something sinister at Athmore, but Eve is puzzled about the warning. Almost everyone on the estate seems nefarious, however, when someone tries to kill Eve, she is convinced of an enemy and must uncover the truth about the recent malicious events at Athmore and the identity of the one who wants to see her dead.

Good story! It’s suspense, light romance with a gothic quality. The fear and suspicion were well-written and one by one each character, in their turn seemed guilty of devious behavior. With the exception of Eve, I didn’t like the North family, but I don’t think I was suppose to. I was suppose to be suspicious of them. A ghost is mentioned, dark nights and chilly weather to create a suspenseful atmosphere. I really enjoyed it!

Happy Reading!

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May Blabberings ~

Hello Peoples! It’s been rainy and chilly here. Thursday evening we had visitors with lasagna! Yummy! It’s very tasty lasagna too. Rick made a salad and we had Italian bread. A feast! πŸ₯—πŸ₯–

What I’m Reading ~

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Hunter’s Green by Phyllis A. Whitney

I should finish reading it today. πŸ“š

Your Favorites At The Cottage In May ~

May 11, 2021 ~ Top Ten Tuesday, Books With Nature On The Cover

May 11, 2021 ~ Sigh

May 24, 2021 ~ Doctor

So! What are you doing this weekend??? I’m sitting in a chair, with my leg propped up, reading a book.

Favorite Book In May ~

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Amanda by Sarah Monzon

It is so difficult choosing a favorite read. But, I laughed out loud and I cried. I read excerpts to Rick. An enjoyable read!

Have an enjoyable weekend!

Much love ~

Kathy

An after thought ~ I haven’t been to a bookstore in three weeks! 😲

Jessica Fletcher

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Murder, She Wrote Hook, Line, and Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Renee Paley-Bain

Jessica decides to enter a fly fishing competition at a nearby lake. She’s looking forward to the fishing, rest and relaxation. The competition is for the weekend, but she plans to remain at the cabin, she is renting, for a week. I say, go for it Jessica! Have a relaxing, fun-filled time. However, before the competition, Jessica learns, the sheriff’s wife, Maureen Metzger has entered the competition and is eager and more than ready to get started. Maureen is going to stay the weekend with Jessica at the cabin. Maureen’s enthusiasm is wonderful!

There is a slight hiccup in the fishing activities. Slight!!! That’s putting it mildly! An escaped convict is on the loose, a man is discovered dead and someone is kidnapped! Local, state and federal authorities rally together to hunt down the escaped convict and find the kidnapped victim. Well! Jessica has returned home earlier than planned and decides to do some investigating on her own.

Really good story! Well written, at a good pace. It’s an exciting race against time. I read it straight though to the end. 5 ***** stars!

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Murder, She Wrote The Murder of Twelve by Jessica Fletcher & Jon Lund

Jessica is living at Hill House while her home is being repaired after a fire. A historic blizzard is bearing down on poor

Cabot Cove and the citizens of this community are preparing for a monster snowfall. There is also a wedding party at Hill

House! The two families are at odds with one another, to say the least. When someone is poisoned, the bride and groom

are missing and a killer has entered the mystery, Jessica has her hands full trying to solve the mystery. Mort can’t get to

Hill House to help her because of the blizzard, Seth is giving medical instruction over the phone and the private

investigator, Harry McGraw is investigating the two families as Jessica sleuths and tries to discover the identity of the

killer and stop the nefarious person before everyone is dead.

Sound a little familiar??? So reminiscent of, “And Then There Were None.”

I haven’t read all of the mysteries in this series, but I think this mystery was Jessica’s greatest challenge. One by one the

wedding party was dying. This book was well written and moved along at a good pace. I was getting hypothermia

while I was reading it. *haha* Well. Maybe frost bite. So, wrap yourself in a blanket and have a hot drink on hand. It’s a

good cozy.

When he’s in the story, Harry is my favorite character! Him and Jessica banter back and forth with such ease. Harry has

good sense of humor and I chuckle all the way through his conversations with Jessica.

I like it when the mysteries are in Cabot Cove. Anyway, 5 ***** snowbound stars!

Murder, She Wrote ~ Jessica Fletcher and Harry McGraw

Happy Reading!

Much Love ~

Kathy

Cane or Crutch???

Hello Peoples! My doctor tells me I can walk with a cane or a crutch. My left leg is in the brace, so I am to use the cane or crutch on the right side. Mmmm. I was talking to my sister yesterday. I told her, I was thinking of using a cane because it’s more stylish than a crutch. With a crutch I would look broken. 😁 Well, I am broken, but healing! If I use a cane I would appear stylish! 😊

Hercule Poirot with his cane. Very stylish.

Of course, Mr. Knightly is very snazzy!

So, after my sister and I stopped laughing, we decided I am to use a cane!

What do you think, cane or crutch???

Much love ~

Kathy

There she goes . . .

Hello Peoples! It’s a beautiful morning. πŸ™‚ The window is open and early this morning, I could hear a woodpecker tapping on our tree in the backyard! The high today is 72 degrees.

So, today I started physical therapy, at home, wearing the brace. The brace can be adjusted to different degrees. Right now it’s at 30 degrees. I’m to be on my stomach and bend my knee until the brace stops me ~ 30 degrees. I was a little scared to do the exercises, but it felt so good! No pain.

What did I read?

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Fable by Adrienne Young was getting so many good reviews, I decided to read it. It is good. I would definitely say, it’s a seafaring adventure. When Fable was a girl, her beloved mother died. Her dad abandoned her on an island of thieves and other nefarious characters. This is Fable’s story. The cover art is beautiful.

What I am reading!

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I just learned Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter is the second book in a series. Well, I like a good treasure hunt and I hear this story has a treasure hunt.

Our neighbors are busy. One is having a yard sale Saturday and another had a new central air conditioner installed. I read! πŸ“šπŸ˜

Have a great day!

Much love ~

Kathy

The One Where Time Doesn’t Exist ~ #BookTagTuesday

Hello Peoples! I am awake early. And! I found this tag at Millay’s fun blog. 😊 So, speed walk on over and sneak a peek. Are you following her blog??? 🀨

The One Where Time Doesn’t Exist: #BookTagTuesday – Millay’s Musings (wordpress.com)

Drum roll please ~

~ Best Villian ~

SMAUG ~ THE HOBBIT by JRR TOLKIEN

I won’t post a photo because my blog is a no dragon zone! *haha*

~ Best Main Character ~

Upon my word! This is a tough one!

~ A Character You’re Glad You Aren’t

Catherine in Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

~ A Setting You Won’t Mind Settling Down In

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Wow! There are several I can think of, however, I’ll choose Corfu in This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart!

~ A Setting You Wouldn’t Want To Settle Down In

Mordor ~ The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

~ An Under-Hyped Book That People Would Enjoy

I’m not sure. I need to think about this one. πŸ“š

A Book That Kept You Laughing And Having A Good Time

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Well! As you can see, there are a few and I could include a few more! πŸ˜€

Mimi Lee Gets A Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

Checking Out Crime by Laurie Cass

Molly by Sarah Monzon

A Book You Couldn’t Forget If You Tried

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

A Book Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Read Before

Probably The Lord of The Rings by JRR Tolkien πŸ“š

There you have it. If you would like to jump in and participate in this tag, feel free to do so.

Happy Reading!

Much Love ~

Kathy

Doctor ~

Hello Peoples. I went to the doctor this morning and my bones are doing great! I like my bone doctor. I have another appointment in two weeks.

I’m a little sleepy, so, nap time.

Have a great day! 😊

Much love ~

Kathy

The Classics Club ~ The Count of Monte Cristo

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Edmund Dantes is a young man, falsely accused! Before I read this book, I didn’t realize he was so young when he was imprisoned at Chateau d’If. This sea fortress was his dark home for a very long time. His escape from this intimidating edifice is epic, daring and has all the ingredients for legendary! So, Edmund escapes and plans and executes his revenge. Thus is born The Count of Monte Cristo.

He is a master of disguises, an expert in potions and poisons. He’s wealthy and speaks of his wealth and lives in an exotic fashion. He is generous to his friends, but his enemies . . . beware! There is a considerable amount of collateral damage in this story. However, do I like Edmund Dantes??? Before his betrayal, he has a spring in his step, he seems happy-go-lucky and is deeply in love with Mercedes. After his escape . . . I’ve seen Edmund Dantes, a different man. He is patient and meticulous in his plans. He’s intelligent. He speaks several languages.

The story is huge and I thought well written. I did read the unabridged. I discovered, if you get a little lost or confused, keep reading and all will become clear. I do recommend it.

Happy Reading!

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Murder Takes the Bus ~

Murder She Wrote, Murder Takes the Bus (1985)

Angela Lansbury Tom Bosley Linda Blair Terence Knox Michael Constantine

Larry Linfield Rue McClanahan David Wayne Mills Watson Don Stroud Albert Salmi

I like this episode of Murder, She Wrote. Jessica (Angela Lansbury) and Amos Tupper (Tom Bosley) board a bus in Cabot Cove which is bound for Portland. Jessica is speaking at the Sheriff’s Convention. Several passengers also board in Cabot Cove and two passengers are picked on the trip to Portland. It’s getting late and it’s pouring rain! The bus stops at a small cafΓ© when the bus driver (Michael Constantine) informs his passengers the bus is having engine problems. The passengers find respite in the cafΓ© while the driver works on the bus. Well, you guessed it, Jessica finds one of the passengers murdered on the bus!

This has great atmosphere. It’s pouring rain, night time, the bus is traveling. En route, two people board, no one gets off until they reach the cafΓ©! The killer is one of them!

Enjoy!