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Monday, June 12, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: No Charm Intended (Cora Crafts Mystery #2)


No Charm Intended (Cora Crafts Mystery #2)
by Mollie Cox Bryan (Goodreads Author)
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 25th 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis:
Settling into her new life and career in small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, Cora Chevalier is preparing to host a “wildcrafting” retreat at her Victorian home. But a specter hangs over the venture when beloved local nanny Gracie Wyke goes missing. Amidst leading their guests in nature hikes, rock painting and making clay charms, Cora and her business partner, Jane, team up with Gracie’s boyfriend, Paul, to launch their own investigation into her disappearance when the local police prove unhelpful.

Cora and her crafters take Paul in, believing he is in danger and not the suspect police have made him out to be. However as they uncover new clues and a body turns up at a local abandoned amusement park, Cora and Jane begin to question their decision. With more questions than answers arising, is Cora crafty enough to untangle a knot that could put an innocent in jail—and permanently destroy her reputation?

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4 stars

This story really kept me guessing. I can honestly say that I did not figure out who was the bad guy until nearly the end.

I loved the whole crafting aspect of the book. I am a big cross-stitcher and am learning embroidery and crochet so this greatly appealed to me.

When the nanny of her best friend goes missing and she receives a mysterious message on her phone, Cora is on the case!

This book had a great cast that is quite memorable and easy to distinguish from one another. Sometimes that is hard with a big cast. This story had a bit of a larger cast in it.

I was so happy to stumble across this book and add it to my list of “must read” series for 2017. Definitely check this one out. Loved it!


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank Net Galley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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