Monday, October 2, 2017

Blog Tour: Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery) by Cynthia Hickey (Review/Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery)
by Cynthia Hickey

Beware the Orchids (A Shady Acres Mystery)Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications
Release Date - February 4, 2016
Paperback: 216 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1944203061

Ditched at the altar, Shelby Hart tosses down her bouquet, quits her job, and accepts a position as gardener and event coordinator at an upscale retirement community. Her first day on the job results with a dead body in the greenhouse under the orchids and with her as the prime suspect!

Toss in a handsome handyman, quirky characters, and a flirtatious grandma and the fun never stops.

My Review 

Dressed in her wedding gown at the church, Shelby Hart receives a text message from her groom. He’s calling off the wedding. Shelby immediately quits her teaching job. No way is she going to continue teaching there since her now former fiance is the school’s principal. She’s determined to make a new life for herself far away from her ex.

First thing on her list is to get a new job. She gets one at a local retirement community center. She not only is the new gardener and event planner, but she gets a place to live too. To make things even more interesting, her grandmother decides to get an apartment  there too.

Shelby loves gardening, but her first day on the job brings more than she bargained for when she discovers one of the residents dead in the greenhouse. It doesn’t take long to learn it is murder.

There are numerous suspects. Shelby doesn’t trust the police to do the job, so she lends a helping hand in the investigation. Along with her grandmother and her friends, Shelby sets out to find a killer.

The first book in the Shady Acres Mysteries had me guessing through the entire book. There were so many suspects to choose from and I must have picked each one at one time or another. I didn’t guess the real killer, which is a good thing. It made the whole adventure even better. The author mixes mystery, humor and romance into one fun story.  She, also, gives us a heroine who is entertaining and will leave you smiling.

This is a quick read to start this series on a good note. I’m already looking forward to reading the next one.

This one is from my private collection on my e-reader.All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Multi-published and Amazon and ECPA Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey has sold over a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference, several small ACFW chapters and RWA chapters. You can find her on FB, twitter, and Goodreads, and is a contributor to Cozy Mystery Magazine blog and Suspense Sisters blog. She and her husband run the small press, Forget Me Not Romances, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, one cat, and three box turtles. She has eight grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”.

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Twitter: @cynthiahickey

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Tour Participants

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September 21 – Laura's Interests - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 21 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

September 22 – My Journey Back - REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

September 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

September 23 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

September 24 – The Power of Words - REVIEW

September 25 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 26 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT

September 26 – Readeropolis - SPOTLIGHT

September 27 – Books a plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

September 28 – A Holland Reads – GUEST POST

September 29 – Cozy Up With Kathy - INTERVIEW

September 30 – StoreyBook Reviews - GUEST POST

October 1 – Valerie's Musings - REVIEW, GUEST POST

October 1 – A Blue Million Books - INTERVIEW

October 2 – View from the Birdhouse - SPOTLIGHT

October 2 – Socrates' Book Reviews – REVIEW

October 3 – Christa Reads and Writes - SPOTLIGHT

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting Cynthia Hickey and her latest book on your blog.


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