Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Pick of the Day

Sara Rosett's Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder.

I have my (signed!) copy of this book at the top of my TBR pile, and as soon as I'm done reading the galleys of Deeply, Desperately I know just what I'm going to read. If you haven't read Sara's books yet, you're in for a treat. Mint Juleps is the 5th book in the Ellie Avery series. Ellie's a military wife, a part-time professional organizer, and a mom. I'm always fascinated with how Sara (a military wife herself) handles the mom aspect of the story. It's not easy having a baby and sleuthing too!

About Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder:

For military wife and professional organizer Ellie Avery, the hardest thing about hosting her husband Mitch’s rambunctious Southern family reunion is remembering everyone’s name. But this summer, her backyard bash is shadowed by menace after a killer shows up without an invitation…

Pick up a copy--you won't be disappointed. Check out Sara's website for more info on her and her books! Have you read any great books lately? I'm thinking about starting a second TBR pile. Can you ever have too many books? I don't think so!


  1. I'm on Amy's Table, q102 a Cincinnati radio station, once a month where Amy (the host) and I have a monthly bookclub. We have the author on and the last book we read was GREAT!! Magnolia Wednesday by Wendy Wax. It's women's fiction with a mystery twist and super funny.
    Right now I'm reading Wendy Lee Watson's I scream You scream. She's good friends with my CP Misa Ramirez. She's funny I guess my TBR pile is filled with quirky, funny gals...hmmm...exactly what I write!

  2. You can never have too many books...that's my mantra.

    I'm becoming obsessed by all the great new historical Christian romances being published these days; I've mentioned before I adore western romances, which aren't too popular right now, but I've heard they're extremely popular right now as historical Christian fiction, and I couldn't be happier! Currently reading A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley and just adore it!

  3. Books makes the world go round and I like the ride.

    I just finished reading three books that I highly recommend: Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck, Lois Lane Tells All by Karen Hawkins and Dead In Red by L.L. Bartlett. L.L.'s book is out of print but you can order it from her website at

    I have Sara's book on my shelf and I can't wait to read it.

    Have a good day.

  4. I have Sara's book on Mt. TBR as well. No sense in starting a second TBR pile, Heather, just call it a mountain and keep adding to it! There is no such thing as too many books. Dru up there is responsible for me adding the Karen Hawkins title to Mt. TBR as well. Goodreads is SUCH a fun enabler for book lovers!

  5. Nope, no such thing as too many books! I had to start a list because there are over 150 books on my "wishlist" which is actually turning into a "must have list." I recently read Sarah Addison Allen's latest The Girl Who Chased the Moon. I love her books with a little bit of magic sprinkled in. I am also reading Cleo Coyle's Coffeeshop Mysteries, only 3 left so I am excited for August when her 9th will be released. I am also working my way through the Flowershop Mysteries by Kate Collins, terrific. I believe Sara's on on my list but I need to double check, so thanks Heather for the reminder!

  6. This looks so fun! Love the title. Cozy titles are the best.

    Heather, did you know we 'awarded' you a lovely blog award?! I know, I know, stop screaming now. It'll be okay!

    It's announced at The Naked Hero ( ) but I pasted here, too. =)

    One Lovely Blog, the rules for accepting the award include posting it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 10 other blogs.
    Here are 10 blogs I am giving The Lovely Blog Award to:

  7. Tonya, I really liked the Accidental Bestseller by Wendy--I'll look for the new book. And Wendy Watson and I will be seeing a lot of each other over the next couple of weeks--rooming together at Malice. I loved her I Scream, You Scream.

    Melissa, you're so right. I haven't been reading many westerns lately--I feel the need for a fix coming on!

  8. Dru, what a great quote. Love that. I need to get LL's book. I've been slacking with my buying lately (a good thing for the bank account, though!).

    Shel, okay, a mount it is! And Goodreads is all about enabling, isn't it? LOL.

    BJ, I haven't read Sarah A.A. --will need to look her up. I'm intrigued by the title. Aren't Kate's books great?

  9. Oooh, Misa, thank you! It's funny, but last night I saw Tonya's post on FB about the awards and I went to The Naked Hero to see who was chosen, but I couldn't find it posted anywhere. This is cool--thank you!

    Hopefully, I'll get it up by Monday.

  10. Hi Heather--thanks for mentioning my new book! I really liked The Accidental Bestseller, too, so I'll be looking for Wendy's newest book. The book that's on the top of my TBR list is A Rather Charming Invitation.

  11. You're welcome, Sara! Let me know how A Rather Charming Invitation is--love the title.