Thankful

13360ad580536c1639f5e1bed96c97db[1]I have been thinking of all that I am thankful for. I am, of course, thankful for all the usual suspects—my husband, my children and grandchildren, friends, and all of my family—a warm home and a full belly. But thoughts flow into my mind about this astonishing country we live in. The Founding Fathers and Mothers who sacrificed to create this “Great Experiment” are in the forefront this Thanksgiving weekend. Also, all those who have held onto and fought for this belief throughout the years. The belief that anyone, anyone, can achieve great things. It doesn’t matter where you were born or if your family has an illustrious pedigree. You set your goals, stretch yourself beyond your limits, and make your dreams come true! 

The least of us can become the best of us. For this I am grateful, thankful, and feel so blessed not only today but every single day.

 

A Cozy Experience’s Review of “Second Week in November”

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Thanksgiving is approaching, but the town of Amelia Bay is anything but quiet. A waitress has gone missing and suspicion falls on Clare’s brother, Finn, who is in town visiting for the holiday. Can Clare clear her brother’s name and find out what happened to the missing girl?

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Sub-Themes
pacific northwest, small town charm, scenic location, strong female protagonist, middle aged protagonist, strong female friendships, multi-generational family, Thanksgiving, animals / dogs

Can You Start the Series in the Middle?
I enjoyed the first book in the series, so my opinion on this isn’t totally objective. Clare has a strong group of friends and family that enhance the story and even though the book can stand alone, I’d recommend starting at book one (First of September by Kathleen Joyce).

If You Like …
Maya Corrigan’s Five-Ingredient Mystery Series, you’ll enjoy this book.

Marie’s Thoughts

Clare and her gal pals are back at it again when death and mystery cast a shadow over their beloved town of Amelia Bay. There is a lot going on in this book. The characters are well developed, even the secondary ones, and you really feel like you are looking into the world of real people. There is some minor language in the book, but it doesn’t take away from the story and fits within the personality of the character using the words. I look forward to more adventures of Clare and seeing where her story goes next.