April 14, 2017

Silence of the Jams by Gayle Leeson - Review and Giveaway

I received this book from the publisher for free

Book Details:
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (April 4, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101990803

In the latest Southern cozy from the author of The Calamity Café, small-town chef Amy Flowers can’t take her freedom for granted when she’s served up as a murder suspect…

It’s Independence Day in Winter Garden, Virginia, and the residents are gearing up for their annual celebration. The Down South Café is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is Chamber of Commerce director George Lincoln, who is trying to buy the café so he can tear it down and build a B&B on the site.

When George collapses while eating at the Down South, everybody assumes it’s a heart attack—until the autopsy declares it to be poisoning. Now, it’s up to Amy to prove her innocence before her liberty is lost.

Includes delicious Southern recipes!
About The Author 
Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. I also write as Amanda Lee. As Gayle Trent, I write the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, I write the Embroidery Mystery series. I live in Virginia with my family, which includes her own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff. I’m having a blast writing this new series!

Authors Links:
Webpage – http://www.gayleleeson.com
Gayle Trent Webpage – http://www.gayletrent.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GayleTrentandAmandaLee/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/GayleTrent
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/426208.Gayle_Trent

Purchase Links
Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million Indiebound Kobo

My thoughts:
This is a good addition to a fun series. The cafe is a place that I would enjoy hanging out at and eating some good southern food. I was glad that Amy stood her ground about selling her cafe. It is upsetting when one person tries to buy out a well know "homey" type of place. Although it was not good that George ended up dead. I like that there is family and friends are heavily involved in this story as well as the touch of romance. I always have fun trying to figure out who committed the crime. Sometimes I am right and sometimes the author throws me a curve ball. I enjoy this authors writing style as it moves along quickly to me. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. 


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  1. Thank you for your terrific review and for hosting me on your blog today! You do such a nice job! :)

  2. I agree with Gayle. I enjoyed your review and blog very much ~

  3. Love the cover and the description of the book. Looking forward to reading.