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Caffe Macchiato

A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery, Book 4
Narrated by: Kelley Hazen
Series: A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery , Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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As snow begins to fall in Sequoia, things have settled into a routine. Both Jaguar and Rebekah have opened their businesses, the merchants on Main Street are preparing for the Christmas sales season, and Zion has moved forward with her plans to open a second Caffeinator location. Her relationship with Tate has progressed, even if they find it difficult to get time alone, and Logan seems to be settling in. 

Just when they think everything is nearly perfect, a mysterious man appears and throws everything into chaos, threatening Logan’s future and dragging Zion and Tate into a new mystery. With the stakes as high as the snow drifts, Zion must help Tate solve a murder that reminds her of the reason she came to Sequoia in the first place.

©2017 M.L. Hamilton (P)2019 M.L. Hamilton

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Great Read

Caffe Macchiato was another great read by M.L. Hamilton. This is book four in the Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery Series. Things are finally settling in Sequoia. Jaguar and Rebekah have finally opened their businesses and Zion is looking to open her second Caffeinator location. Her and Tate are growing as a couple even though they don't have any alone time. Tate and Logan seem to be getting along well with their new relationship as foster father and foster son. There is one person who is looking to get their way but things don't go as he plans when he is discovered dead. I enjoyed reading about Zion and Tate looking into the murder. I can't wait to read more of what happens in Sequoia.

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An Awesome Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the narrator and found it very entertaining. Life has settled into a nice pace for the residents of Sequoia. With the first snow of the season comes trouble for Tate and Logan. That trouble leads Tate and Zion into another murder case. The characters and the story line is so enthralling you just keep listening much longer then you intended. This combination of author and narrator never fails to draw you into their world. Hopefully Book 5 will be ready soon.

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4th in Series

I totally enjoy all the characters of Sequoia in this mystery series especially with the narration. In this book the main characters are Zion Sawyer, Tate and Logan and other town characters during the Christmas time. Logan’s father Mitch Baxter shows up to take over custody and is found dead and Logan is suspect. Also Logan finds out he has half-brother. As usually it is Tate and Zion to investigate the real killer. . Recommend if you enjoy cozy mystery series but suggest you listen from the start to know the characters. Keep them coming. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 03-30-19

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This is a very good mystery with a touch of romance. Zion and Tate are a great team. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Jan M
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  • 03-29-19

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Caffe Macchiato by M.L. Hamilton is a delightful addition to the Zion Sawyer cozy mystery series. I love how there is such a great sense of small town community in Sequoia. Having characters from previous books by this author have cameo appearances only adds to the story. I love how Zion and Tate continue their relationship. The author keeps things clean, but one can use their imagination. The imagery in this book is so well done, I can visualize many details. Kelley Hazen is perfect in bringing the characters to life with her distinguished voices. The emotions she puts in her voice are spot on. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will most definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. I love the coffee kiosk in this story.

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Really fun book to enjoy

In Caffe Machiatto by M.L. Hamilton, Tate Mercer's 17-year-old foster son, Logan Baxter, faces a big challenge when his father resurfaces after 11 years. He wants nothing to do with Mitchell Baxter, whom he hasn't seen since his mother took him and fled after his father's routine beatings of her escalated to a beating of Logan at the age of 6. When the judge refuses even to hear Logan's wishes in the matter and grants Mitchell visitation rights, Logan, in fear and anger, grabs his skateboard and takes off, not to return until 2 a.m. Logan's refusal to disclose his activities takes a dramatic turn upon the discovery of the murder of Mitchell Baxter. Tate and Zion, his girlfriend and the owner of the Caffeinator coffee shop, will have to work extra hard to find the truth behind this murder.

Caffe Machiatto is another great book by the delightful Hamilton. By this, book four in the series, the characters could have sunk into a set of static natures, but we see them continue to develop. The plot points set up situations that test the characters and open up interesting possibilities for their natures. For example, the introduction of Logan's father creates unique opportunities for change within Logan, Tate, Zion, and the others in Sequoia. I was very impressed by the way the plot and the characters worked together so effectively.

Kelley Hazen performs the audio edition of this book, which I enjoyed a lot. Hazen does a lot to immerse listeners in the story and connect to the situation. She makes the characters seem like real people and the plot seem true to life. Hazen's performance is one of fun and delight.

I highly enjoyed listening to Caffe Machiatto, a truly pleasurable book. I really loved the interconnected nature of the plot and character growth. This book is a real delight to listen to. I give it five stars!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free for review purposes, but that had no effect on the content of my review.

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Another good installment in the series...:)

"Caffe Macchiato" is another good installment in the series.
As we visit Sequoia for the fourth time, we know exactly what to expect: a fast paced plot, a murder which hits close to home for Zion and Tate, and some good twists and turns on the way to a satisfactory ending and the solution of the crime, with yet more background stories of the personal lives of most of the characters that we've got to like throughout books 1-3...:)

Ms Hamilton doesn't disappoint. Her characters live - they develop, they go through their personal ups and downs, and they learn from experience, sometimes the hard way, that life means constant change, with a lot of surprises for us on the way to the end (whatever that end may be). The murder case, as always, is engaging emotionally and makes us keep fingers crossed for Zion and Tate and their investigation. And the town of Sequoia, with its colourful citizens, becomes even closer to our hearts (I really feel like I'd like to move there:)).

Narration by Ms Hazen is great, as in all the books in the series. She keeps up the steady pace of her reading, with great voicing of individual characters and a fantastic balance between the narrative and the emotional... A job very well done:)

DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Love it

This is such a great series and the author and narrator pair well together. I love the range of voices/characters this narrator can achieve. She gives each character their own personality. With that being said, it was really hard to put this book down! Lots of plot turns that keep you guessing. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Caffe Macchiato

Check out this next book in A Zion Sawyer Cozy Mystery series. All your favorite characters in Sequoia are back, and the relationships continue to blossom. Logan is a central character in the story.

M.L. Hamilton does a great job of building on the characters she has created. I’m so invested in this series... I feel like I really know the characters.

Kelley Hazen is a master narrator. She brings each of the characters to life with different voices and mannerisms. It’s always a joy to listen to her performances.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • A D.
  • 05-12-19

Love this series!

ML Hamilton and Kelley Hazen team up again to deliver a fantastic, humour filled, cozy mystery!

As an audible listener, knowing I have an audiobook from this series in my library means I am going to want to clear my schedule. Immediately. Because I know I am not going to want to stop once I get started. I also know that I am going to seriously embarrass myself when I am walking around and listening on my headphones because I am apt to break out into fits of giggles at any time. But it is so worth it!

Zion's adventures continue with the same quirky side characters, her budding relationship with Tate, her mother's experimentations with retired life, Tate and Zion's continued support of Logan, and murder. For such a small and quaint(ish) community, they certain seem to attract more than their fair share of murders. And with murders comes mayhem. Uncovering the clues can also lead to uncovering personal issues and building a stronger community.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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  • Mac
  • 04-09-19

Fabulous

What is there to say , another fantastic book. Awesome series ,great characters and brilliant storyline. Hope there is more. I love this author. I highly recommend this book.
And the narrator Kelly Hazen gives the characters life as always.
Pretty good stuff.
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  • Norma Miles
  • 04-06-19

Dead men can't work.

Christmas is coming to Sequoia's and, at !ast, the first show has arrived heralding in the start of the tourist ski sezson. The stores are getting busy and Trixje, in the shop next door to the Caffeinator, suggests another winter festival like the successful summer one they have just had. But Zion is too busy: she has to get the new coffee kiosk ready to open and help get her friend Rebekah's apartment finished so she can have her own home back: only the will she and new boy friend Tate have any privacy.
All seems to be running smoothly in the little town until Zion's father calls her, desperately unhappy about her mother's new obsession, a man arrives to make life difficult for Tate's newly fostered son, Logan, and a death throws all of them into confusion.Sent

M.L.Hamilton's ongoing stories from Sequoia's get better as the series continues, not so much for the murder mysteries themselves, but in reconnecting with the inhabitants, watching as they grow and interact together. It is possible to read each as a standalone story but much more enjoyable if taken in sequence because of this. And once again, narrator Kelley Hazen gives each of the numerous characters extra personality and life by voicing each seperately: she is astonishingly good at this, with individually performed renderings for male as well as female protagonists. There is emotion and laughter in these books, just as there would be in real life - and, of couse, a mystery to solve.

I was fortunate in being freely gifted with a complimentary copy of Caffe Macchiato, fourth in the Zion Sawyer series, by the rights holder, at my request. Thank you. This is such an enjoyable series, always a pleasure to return to Sequoia's streets. As a bonus, at the conclusion of the book, there is a short preview taste of the start of book 5, Americano. I'm looking forward to it.