Thursday, February 24, 2022

Review: Jousting and Justice: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic by Elizabeth Pantley (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Jousting and Justice: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic by Elizabeth Pantley

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About Jousting and Justice


Jousting and Justice: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic 

Paranormal Cozy Mystery 5th in Series 

Better Beginnings, Inc. (February 15, 2022) 

Number of Pages 315 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09NQS83FP

An invitation to a medieval festival. A ferry ride to a mysterious island. A scheming, inept witch. An office break-in, an unidentified body, and a string of suspects. Can Hayden, her brave, sassy cat, Latifa, and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and enjoy the festival? 

Jousting and Justice follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. 

The Island Mystery: Hayden and all her friends get an invitation to a medieval festival - but it's on "the forbidden island." It's too enticing to pass up. Of course, strange things will happen once they get there! . . . You'll also learn the truth about the witch's sister! 

The Murder Mystery: A dead body shows up in the most shocking place. First, they need to figure out who this dead guy is. Then, who killed him and why. There are so many twists and turns on the way to the answers! But we know that Hayden, Latifa, and their family and friends will figure it out and justice will be served. 

Hayden’s many adventures in Destiny Falls will keep you guessing with each book in this intriguing series.

My Review

Hayden Caldwell is stunned to find a dead body on the floor of her newspaper office.  Nobody knows who the man is, but the search is on to identify him.  

Meanwhile, Hayden  is more than a little excited to receive an invitation to a medieval festival.   She thinks it will give her a chance to see her father and meet her mother in person for the first time.  She’s not the only one to receive an invitation.  Hayden, her brother and their friends all plan their overnight stay at the island hosting the event.  

Between the murder mystery and the medieval festival preparations, Hayden has her hands full.  It’s a good thing she has her faithful Himalayan cat, Latifa, by her side.

What an absolute delight this series is!  It’s the 5th book in the series and I feel more a part of Destiny Falls every time. Talk about seeing old friends again.  That’s how I feel each time I open one of these books.   It’s a continuing series.  I highly recommend you begin with the first book to gain the full experience.

Elizabeth Pantley outdoes herself with each book.  She has become a master storyteller.  She paints a vivid, beautiful portrait of Destiny Falls and the people who live there.  This series has turned me into a paranormal cozy mystery fans.  I’m enjoying accompanying Hayden on this journey to discover her true heritage and meeting some wacky folks along the way.  I need another fix of this series and soon!

For reading challenges:

The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2022
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2022
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2022 (Paranormal)
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2022

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from  the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.


About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley says that writing the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she's ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful inspiration for the enchanted Destiny Falls world.

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  1. Sounds like a fun read.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  2. glad you are enjoying the series so much. looking at the cover it looks like a fun one
    sherry @ fundinmental


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