Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Two New Releases Just in Time for the New Year from Ellen Jacobson and Joselyn Vaughn, Reviews

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J.Q. Rose
Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog.

Exciting week this week because I'm spotlighting two new releases for a brand new year! My two talented author friends, Ellen Jacobson and Joselyn Vaughn, offer their fun, entertaining books for you to enjoy in 2019. Take a peek.

Bodies in the Boatyard by Ellen Jacobson
A Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery #2
Back of the Book: Bodies in the Boatyard

Selling your house and moving onto a rundown sailboat—not a dream come true. Finding dead bodies in the boatyard—a total nightmare.

Mollie McGhie loves her beachfront cottage. When her husband announces that he wants to sell the house, downsize, and move onto their dilapidated sailboat, she’s not impressed.

When the boat starts leaking, she secretly hopes it will sink. Instead, they haul her out of the water and into the boatyard. Fixing the boat up is bad enough, but when Mollie finds someone has been killed nearby, things get even worse.

Mollie takes matters into her own hands and investigates the mysterious death in the boatyard, along with her adorable feline companion, Mrs. Moto. While she searches for clues, she meets more of the quirky characters who live in the small Floridian town of Coconut Cove, learns about sea turtles, overcomes her fear of public speaking, and, of course, eats way too many sugary treats.

Can Mollie catch the killer before someone else ends up dead?


This second book in the Mollie McGhee series does not disappoint. Jacobson’s humor shines throughout the story in the funny personalities and relationships of the characters. The location and boating knowledge is authentic since she actually lives on a boat in real life. The ending remained a mystery until the last few pages for me. If you want to escape from the winter winds or catch the sun on the beach, dive into this warm, entertaining cozy mystery that takes place in sunny Florida. I received an ARC for the book and am voluntarily submitting a book review.


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B&BFor the Love of Bigfoots and Butterflies 
by Joselyn Vaughn
Pre-order for release on Wednesday, January 9 

Back of the BookFor the Love of Bigfoots and Butterflies:
Fighting for an endangered butterfly is what makes Jane Meeth tick and Tall Oaks Development is her biggest adversary. Little does she know that the CEO of the company, Marshall Linden, is none other than the handsome hiker she meets while running on the trail.
After Marshall discovers evidence of Bigfoot, he wants to establish a sanctuary to protect the creature, but he must keep it secret from the protesters of his Tall Oaks projects. He didn’t count on falling in love with Jane making his plans nearly impossible.
When an environmental disaster threatens both of their dreams, they must throw away their prejudices to make the world safe for Bigfoots and butterflies. 

Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KNLDD9T

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L. Diane Wolfe said...

One of Ellen's stories appeared in an IWSG anthology, so I know she's really talented. I look forward to reading both of her books.

Joselyn Vaughn said...

Thank you for sharing, JQ!

The Cynical Sailor said...

Aww...thanks so much for the lovely review, JQ!

J.Q. Rose said...

Yes, Diane, her boatyard series is well done and very entertaining. Thanks for visiting.

J.Q. Rose said...

You're welcome, Joselyn. This is a cute, clever story--Hallmark movie-worthy, I'd say.

J.Q. Rose said...

You're very welcome, Ellen. I hope it helps readers discover your fun stories.

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