Monday, February 20, 2023

Treble at the Jam Fest

 Leslie Budewitz delivered a fun book about music and food with this 4th installment of the Food Lover's Village Mysteries.  Treble at the Jam Fest focuses on the running of the Merc as well as the Jazz Fest that is hosted in their town.  As the story explains these types of festivals help the merchants to make ends meet outside of the main tourist season of summer.  Besides being well-structured mysteries I appreciate that this series focuses on the entrepreneurship of the small businesses in the town.  There are also wonderful characters with a focus on family and the good and bad that come with living near your family, especially in a small town.    If you are looking for a cozy that goes beyond the basic character interactions and want more about the behind the scenes workings of businesses this is a great series to read.  

Treble at the Jam FestTreble at the Jam Fest by Leslie Budewitz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great characters. Love the development of family relationships in this book. Especially the changing dynamics of Erin and Chiarras with their mom. The character interactions and relationships are very key in these stories and set it apart from many other cozies. The mystery itself keeps twisting and going in different directions with motive and suspicion. I really didn’t expect the outcome and their is an amazing surprise or 2 at the end


Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book # 11 
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #10   
  3. Audiobook  #2023AudiobookChallenge 2
  4. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes MT
  5. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2023  y
  6. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 4
  7. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 1
  8. Color Coded #2 red
  9. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #11
  10. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #10
  11. Cruisin thru Cozies  Culinary #2
  12. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #8
  13. Craving for Cozies  Book #7
  14. Six Shooter Challenge  Target # 15 Shot #5
  15. Medical Examiner Challenge  1 Toe Tags
  16. 23 in 2023 # 8  A book related to crime or about a crime 
  17. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2023  #31 Set in a Workplace
  18. 52 books in 52 weeks  #2 food lovers
  19. Around the Year in 52 Books #19 A book related to the arts
  20. Bookworm #56 Read a book about an entrepreneur (real or fictional)
  21. BooklistQueen  #booklistqueenreadingchallenge2023  # 49. Red Cover 
  22. Beat the Backlist #BTB2023  #51 all about music or the arts 
  23. Cozy Mysteries   #21 Three cozies, same author
  24. HP Quidditch 23 #28 Hogwarts House Cup: Includes a celebration
  25. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #17 Read a book that involves family
  26. Nerd Daily #thenerddaily #nerdreading2023 #19 SET IN A SMALL TOWN
  27. Pick your Poison  # 128 A book with musical notes on the cover
  28. Read with Allison #15 Main Character With Your Name
  29. Sci and Nature # 4 Set in a Forest
  30. Uncorked Reader #UncorkedReading2023 9 Wedding
  31. Unruly Reader Bingo  #13 Band

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Traci -- so glad you enjoyed the trip to Montana with me! (The weather's a lot nicer on the page than it is in real life at the moment!)