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Southern Sass and Killer Cravings Marygene Brown Mystery #1Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits For generations the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sweet homemade desserts at their beloved Peach Diner Since their mother's passing two years ago Maryge. Dollycas’s Thoughts Everything is not peachy on Peach Cove Island Marygene Brown has left her abusive marriage behind and returned home just in time to witness one of the customers at her family’s Peach Diner keel over dead When it is determined the man was poisoned Marygene’s sister Jena Lynn is arrested and the diner is closed Knowing she has no choice Marygene sets out to find the real killer to save her sister and reopen the family legacy She gets an unusual assist from her Mama who just happens to be dead All while the sheriff tells her to butt out ‘cuz he’s got it covered Well he and that detective from Atlanta brought into the case by the victim’s sonThere is so much I loved about this storyThe author introduces us to Marygene a survivor of domestic violence I felt she dealt with the issue realistically while keeping within cozy mystery parameters Marygene makes a huge step filing for divorce and moving home while her husband still tries to keep her under his thumb She arrives back on Peach Cove Island with the process started knowing it isn’t going to be easyI was impressed with the character growth of the core characters over the course of the story realizing this is the first book in the series the author has left plenty of room for growth The family dynamic is uniue and fluid When her mother passed the family home was left to Marygene and the Peach Diner was left to both daughters With Marygene stuck in her marriage Jena Lynn has been running the diner with their brother handling the kitchen Marygene also just recently found out that Sheriff Eddie Carter is her biological father Her return means rebuilding and defining relationshipsThe murder takes place early in the story giving Marygene something else to focus on It also gives her a way to reconnect with family and friends and gives her the opportunity to connect with those who had reason to want Mr Ledbetter six feet underThe mystery was cleverly plotted and the addition of Mama’s ghost was fantastic Friend and waitress Betsy also assists Marygene in her investigation Betsy is a hoot and a half There were suspects than I at first imagined and plenty of twists A lot is happening on this island Marygene does her best to piece everything together even putting herself in the line of fire More than once she had me holding my breathKate Young has what I would call a comfortable writing style The dialogue is free flowing full of just the right amount of Southern Sass I am not a fan of curse words in a cozy mystery but it fits within this dialogue and was rare Her descriptive style sets the time and the scene without ever going over the top The characters are easily visualized along with everything that is taking placeLike a true cozy mystery this book has its fair share of humor and just a touch of romance Marygene is just out of a bad relationship and not ready to jump into another but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any men on the horizon I hope with all the woman has been through the author takes things slowly and gives out protagonist the time she needs to heal and trust Jena Lynn romantic relationship has a fun milestoneFull of Southern charm and a grand mystery along with delectable recipes that may give you some Killer Cravings this series is off to a wonderful start I can’t wait for book two

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Southern Sass and Killer Cravings (Marygene Brown Mystery #1) free read õ 6 é Life has always been sweet on Georgia’s Peach Cove Island but a case of murder has Marygene Brown down in the pits For generations the women of the Brown family on Peach Cove Island have been known for their Southern sass and sNe has been stuck in Atlanta while her sister Jena Lynn has been running the family business Now Marygene has left her husband and returned to her hometown where she can almost feel Mama's presence But all is not peachy back home Marygene has barely tied on an apron when a diner regular drops dead at the counter When it turns ou. Marygene Brown is recovering from an abusive relationship What better place to do that than her hometown of Peach Cove in Georgia Her mother recently passed away leaving the family diner to Marygene and her sister Jenna Lynn Jenna Lynn has been holding things together on her own but now it’s time for Marygene to lend a helping handWhen one of the older diner patrons suddenly dies at the counter Marygene is the one closest to the body Unfortunately all eyes turn toward Jenna Lynn and the police arrest her for murder It’s up to Marygene to prove her sister’s innocence With a little help from her ghostly mother a close friend and an overzealous reporter Marygene is hot on the trail of a killerI thought I had it all figured out but I was so far off the mark It kept me thinking and on my toes Things aren’t as they appear to be This story keeps me guessing until the end There are some paranormal aspects with Marygene able to converse with her dead mother There was also romance tossed into the mystery It’s a nice combo and it all blended in well together I found the plot to be intriguing The characters are well developed and likeable I’m looking forward to the next book in the seriesFTC Disclosure I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher I was not reuired to write a positive review All opinions expressed are my own

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T the old man's been poisoned Jena Lynn is led away in handcuffs and the family eatery is closed Now to save her sister and the diner Marygene must find the real killer With some startling assistance from her Mama's spirit Marygene will be serving up a special order of just desserts Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitch. This is the first book I have read from the author It is the first book in the series I was totally caught up in the story I am a domestic abuse survivor I was surprised to see that Marygene was also a survivor I totally paid attention to how this was treated The author did an awesome job with it It was a secondary story but was not graphic or excessive It was a part of the reason why Marygene was returning home It was something she needs to deal with I was heartened to see the author did not toss out the reason and then never mention it again I was able to connect with Marygene as she tried to figure out and deal with the many emotions that come with leaving Amazingly in my opinion the author struck a balance between the mystery not using him as a suspect which had to have been tantalizing potential love interests and her need to process what she went through I thought the situation was handled honestly and sensitivity I hope that future books continue with her growth as a background story Domestic abuse still carries with it guilt and shame even as victims speak out It took me almost 10 years to be able to talk about some of my experience Books like this one are important because they not only let us identify with a main character they help break through the silence Thank you Ms Young The mystery was well done I don’t like to talk a lot about the mystery I would rather let you figure it out yourself There are several potential suspects I found myself second guessing and still trying to decide on who in the last part of the book I liked many characters More I liked the exploration of relationships Despite the serious subject the book never felt heavy to me I loved Mama popping in She made me laugh out loud I’m kind of hoping that her love for her children along with her need to make atonement to them will keep her in the series I am looking forward to the next book in this series There are several recipes included I definitely need a waffle iron The recipes are uniue at least to me They can look intimidating I’m not a baker so they did look it to me but the cookies were pretty easy and wow Very much worth it I love the author’s trick of using ziplock bags to mix in I am planning to make those peach rolls They made me drool when I was reading That waffle iron I mentionedpotato waffles Another diner menu item that had me drooling while reading Maybe I can borrow a waffle iron This book is due out at the end of May just in time for beach reading I won an advanced paperback copy I had some family issues pop up while reading it so it took longer than I expected to read it I voluntarily reviewed the book as I try to review all the books I read All the thoughts of the book are my opinions As always if a book interests you I encourage you to read it If you aren’t certain it is for you please reuest it from your library or a library app