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Amanda Graham should be happy with her newly-inherited historic inn, a fat cat named Oscar, and living in a small Oregon beach town, but a terrible discovery between the dunes on the coast and she's right back in the soup, trying to solve a murder and save her friend! Sure, maybe he was such a rotten person he deserved to die, but as secrets start to be revealed, Amanda is drawn deeper into danger and intrigue. With a harvest festival looming, and tourists starting to come back to visit, figuring out how and why he died is the best way to protect the town, and her sweet friend.

She's turned her back on LA and life in a gray office cubicle, so her best bet is to dig in and fight for her new hometown.

©2016 Carolyn L. Dean (P)2017 Carolyn L. Dean

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Great Homey Mystery

Very down home and comfy. I enjoyed getting to know all of the characters and the community.

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Delightful

A perfect book to cozy up with next to the fire with a cup of tea. Love the characters and atmosphere of the series. Looking forward to the next one.

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I wanna live in Ravenwood Cove.

These books are a great listen. Easy to follow and good characters. I wish I lived there.

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Enjoyed the story, narrator choice could be better.

This was a good story, though one of the characters from the previous title now lives independently. In a previous title she was a resident in a nursing home. Overall the story was enjoyable though the narrator choice could be better. Her voice is much older than the character is supposed to be and often she comes across monotone and flat.

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  • Carmela
  • Walterboro, SC, USA
  • 10-03-17

Good cozy mystery, good narrator.

The story is well plotted and the characters are likable. the narration was well done except that i found it a bit slow, but thats not a problem now as i listened at 1.5 speed. I am looking forward to the next one.

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Great

This was a GREAT book can't wait to start the next one it the series😁

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Excellent second installment in this series

Good plot with a strange but believable twist. Characters are well drawn and believable. I love the narrator as well and hope she will do more mysteries.

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Hope more are soon to follow

If you enjoy fun, light, cozy mysteries, then this series is for you. The characters are warm and friendly, and seem like friends.

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  • Skye
  • Washington, DC USA
  • 03-22-18

The Reader totally spoiled the story

Would you try another book from Carolyn L. Dean and/or Gail Hedrick?

I definitely would not buy a book read by this reader. She sounds like a 50 year old women so the romance aspect is TOTALLY KILLED. Also, she reads in a monotone which imakesd it soooo hard to hold a person's attention. I have never complained about a reader before but this one is exceptionally bad.

What was most disappointing about Carolyn L. Dean’s story?

The conceit that a citizen would be a part of an investigation just because she's involved with the law enforcement officer. Just isn't believable. Even though the reader knows everything won't be accurate, such an absurd setup is just impossible to swallow.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Totally destroyed the reading. All I could see was a grey haired old woman sitting in a rocker making no effort to do a good job.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Mostly Anger. When a person pays for something they expect more effort to entertain than this reader provided.

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  • Jaye what if
  • 07-22-17

BOOK 2

this is turning into a brilliant series Carolyn has got it down to a t this is fishing just as friends and you're unusual out woman at the end I hope that the next book that I read it so we book 3 will not be the end of the series Caroline rolling congratulations on doing a wonderful series god bless

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  • Teddy
  • 11-12-17

As good as the previous one.

A great second book in the series - Thoroughly enjoyable cozy mystery. I'm on to the next book already.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-17

great story

Can you please do another one. Really really enjoyed both books. I live in New Zealand