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Holly Miller's life has gone to the dogs. She has no job, her boyfriend's former flame is sniffing around, and a scruffy but lovable Jack Russell terrier is scattering crumbs all over her borrowed car. Just when she thought things couldn't get worse, a troubling phone call about her grandmother sends her rushing home to the family inn on Wagtail Mountain.

The staff - and a frisky calico kitten named Twinkletoes - adopts Holly and her new dog on arrival. Someone in this friendly town is bad to the bone, though. One of the employees at the inn has been killed in a hit-and-run accident, which is looking anything but accidental. Now Holly and her furry companions will have to nose out the murderer before someone else gets muzzled.

©2013 Cristina Ryplansky (P)2015 Tantor

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Good story, whiney narration

This narrator reads like she is addressing a bunch of little kids at a summer library program. She made the main character sound whiney, and some of the other female characters are embarrassingly portrayed in a register that is so high it's close to crossing over to dog-whistle territory. Really, really awful. Her accents are also just bad, with Oma's accent the worst.

But the story is very good, and I love the setting. What a fun place. Note to the author: "blanching" is the boiling process, not the cold-water after. That part is called "shocking." Surprising little error from an author who writes so much about food across all her novels.

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Another Go To Author

Once and awhile you just stumble upon something good and this series is really something good. A rescued dog, a cozy mystery, an adorable cat, a handsome childhood friend, and a wonderful grandma! How could things go wrong. Well, there is this pesky "fiancé" who keeps hanging around. A "fiancé" whom Holly needs to dump! Give these books a try, I don't think you will be disappointed!

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Love this new series

I enjoy Krista Davis's Domestic Diva series and I also enjoy this one as well. There's a lot going on and a lot of characters, but Davis does a good job weaving the story together so the reader does not get lost. I can't wait for the next book in this series to be released.

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Great book, bad narrator

The story was great, but the narrator sounded like she was reading a children's book to a group of toddlers.

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A Decent Cozy Mystery

First, I need to respond to the user who really slammed the narrator. S/he must be truly spoiled by the multitudes of talented voice actors used in so many Audible books. The narrator is quite acceptable--really! I've experienced MUCH worse in monotone voices who sound like they've just learned to read. Jeanie K is very easy to listen to!

The story is intriguing with a lot of room to grow. It's fairly easy to forecast what's likely to happen in the long term relationships. Cozy mystery is the right term. Book candy of the nicest kind!

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Narrator yuck...

This book has a pretty goofy premise, but the narrator’s saccharine almost babytalk voice was sooo annoying, I plan to skip ahead to when they switch narrators and give it a second try. This author’s Diva series is fantastic, so if this is your first try with Krista Davis, please go there...

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Unappealing narration

The story is fabulous. Read this one - don't listen to it. I hate leaving negative comments; but, the narrator (director's doing?) does not add to this story. At least, it is soooo much not my style, I just cannot listen. Since the story is great, I am willing to try another one . . . the narrator at least has a nice voice and does accents well. So very sorry to leave this note.

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Do not waste your money!

Worst narrator I have heard in a LONG TIME!
Totally amateurish and juvenile. I have never written such a negative review and hope not to feel it necessary to do so again!

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Fun

This was fun and I'm a dog lover. I also have a black and white dog.

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Loved it!

I originally stumbled upon the Diva series which I absolutely loved and loved this as well. The narrator is growing on me but I think they could’ve made her sound a tad younger. I can’t wait to see where she’ll take us!

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