"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

COZY WEDNESDAY (PART 1) - How To Moon A Cat by Rebecca M. Hale

Welcome to Cozy Wednesday.  
Today I get share two reviews with you that are set to release on July 5, 2011. July is going to be another fantastic month for cozies.  You can use the Amazon Links in the left sidebar to order them today so you have it arrive at your home on release date.
(If you use the links from my page I do receive a small commission.)  

Please mark your calendar to come back every Wednesday, most Wednesdays will have a cozy author Guest Posting plus a Book Giveaway. Most times by review of their latest book will be posted too.  Check the Dates To Remember at the top of the left sidebar to see when each author will be here.  My other reviews will be moving to Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and weekends if necessary, so everyday will be a great day to stop by for a visit!!!

Cover Illustration
by Mary Ann Lasher
Cover Design
by Diana Kolsky
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
A Division of Penguin Books
A Cats and Curios Mystery
3rd in the Series

Release Date: July 5, 2011

Rebecca, Rupert and Isabella are back and better than ever!!!

Rupert is still sniffing out tightly wrapped packages hidden  by Rebecca's late Uncle Oscar.  Most times the package contains money wadded up which he seems to find right when Rebecca needs it.  But this time Rupert uncovers a package that contains a little bear holding a flag. This has to be a clue to one of her uncle's hidden valuable treasures.

The first clue sends Rebecca to Nevada City, a former mining town. Her neighbor Monty is headed there to represent the San Francisco Mayor at a bike race, The Tour of California. So they pack up the cats and head off together each on their own mission.

Rebecca starts to believe her little excursion may be putting herself right in the path of her uncle's oldest enemy.  Can she stay safe and follow the clues to uncover the treasure or is she endangering both herself and her cats with this road trip? 

I loved this book so much.  First of all with a title like HOW TO MOON A CAT you can't wait to delve into these pages.  The author has her hands full writing for the human characters and two very vocal cats, one extremely opinionated, the other more laid back and relaxed.  Then in this book she adds the moon as a character, a very important character and that leads to only one way of How To Moon A Cat.

This story also takes us on a history lesson about California Bear Flag Revolt . This flag is very essential to the plot. We also meet some colorful characters, clever impostors, and willing tricksters as Rebecca finds the clues she needs. Oh and maybe a couple of frogs.

This story has so many layers. It was laugh out loud funny in places, but my husband says I giggled through most of the book. The author has grown so much and is perfecting her writing craft.  I have watched her evolve with each story.  This plot while multifaceted is very tight.  Her characters are all growing and developing as well.  Her writing in places is almost poetry and her descriptions make people and places jump off the page, even a few we would like contained within the pages.J

I do believe this is my favorite cozy so far in 2011.  I gave it my highest rating which equals 5 stars but it is definitely a 10!!! I highly recommend this book and the entire series!!! This book could not have been more purr-fect!!! A purr delight to read!!!  

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  Don't Wait Order The First Two today and Pre-Order HOW TO MOON A CAT!!! Check out the author's website for more info. http://www.howtowashacat.com/ There are some wonderful pictures there of Rupert and Isabella.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Ann Summerville said...

Thanks for posting this. Can't wait to read it.