Friday, March 10, 2023

Beagles Love Steak Secrets

 Beagles Love Steak Secrets by C A Phipps is a great 2nd book in the Beagle Diner series.  I love how Cinnamon the Beagle is given human-like traits and seems to understand and communicate with her owner, Lyra.  The pair have moved home to Lyra's hometown along with Dan and Maddie- Lyra's remaining support staff after leaving her old tv chef life.  It is an adjustment, not only to the properties- the diner and her childhood home, but also to reacclimate into small-town life.   Not everyone is happy she has returned home though.  Rob McKenna, her elderly neighbor, was welcoming and stepped in as a friend.  Unfortunately, his untimely passing leaves a hole in her heart as well as a mystery to solve.   In the course of the investigation, town secrets and long-forgotten squabbles arise and add to the confusion of whodunnit.  The mystery is well written with plenty of personality drama thrown in to add to the characters' appeal.   The guilty party ended up being someone I suspected but the reasoning behind it was not as I had thought.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series and hope there are more to come.  

Beagles Love Steak SecretsBeagles Love Steak Secrets by C.A. Phipps
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lyra is a strong female chef who has given up a dream restaurant to move back to her hometown. There she and her team are workouts renovate a diner and her childhood home. Unfortunately someone wants to disrupt her plans. This someone is quite adept at hiding their identity and this much of the small town is under suspicion. Great characters and an interesting plot.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #  36
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book # 29
  3. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  OR
  4. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 2
  5. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 +1
  6. What an Animal Book #9
  7. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #31
  8. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #26
  9. Cruisin thru Cozies  Animal #2 
  10. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #28
  11. Craving for Cozies  Book #24
  12. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #78  Shot #2
  13. Medical Examiner Challenge 1 Toe Tags
  14. 52 Book Club  #the52bookclub2023  #29 Sends you Down a Rabbit Hole
  15. Around the Year in 52 Books #24. A character that might be called a Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, or Spy
  16. Bookworm #12 Free Space! Pick any book
  17. Cozy Mysteries   #20 Has a purple cover
  18. HP Quidditch 23 #33 Harry Potter: Includes a celebrity
  19. Nerdy Bookworm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO #39.the highest-rated book on your Goodreads TBR list
  20. Pick your Poison  # 52 A book by an author with initials in their name
  21. Read with Allison #2 Purple Spine
  22. Uncorked Reader #UncorkedReading2023 20 Animals: Cat Books | Dog Books | Dogs In Lit
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