Thursday, November 19, 2020

2 Bloggers 1 Book - One for the Books (Library Lover's Mystery #11)


This month we chose a book both Stormi and I chose a book from our favorite series.  I turned her on to this one and I'm so glad she fell in love wit it like I did.  So read on for my thoughts and then head to  Stormi's at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! to see her opinion! And I'm pretty sure we're both going to be gushing!

TITLE: One for the Books (Library Lover's Mystery #1)
AUTHOR: Jenn McKinlay
PUBLISHING DATE: September 1, 2020


Love is in the air in Briar Creek as library director Lindsey Norris and boat captain Mike (Sully) Sullivan are finally tying the knot. The entire town is excited for the happy day, and Lindsey and Sully's plan for a small wedding evaporates as more and more people insist upon attending the event of the year. 
When Lindsey and her crafternoon pals head out to Bell Island to see if it can accommodate the ever-expanding guest list, they are horrified to discover a body washed up on the rocky shore. Even worse, Lindsey recognizes the man as the justice of the peace who was supposed to officiate her wedding ceremony. When it becomes clear he was murdered, Lindsey can't help but wonder if it had to do with the wedding. Now she has to book it to solve the mystery before it ends her happily ever after before it's even begun.... 

MY THOUGHTS: I really don't want to give a lot away as this is the 11th book in the series but even the first sentence tells you that Lindsey and Sully are finally getting married.  Boy am I glad because it's been a long yet enjoyable ride for them to get to this point.  That being said, I knew it wouldn't go off easily.

Sully's friend, and the individual who was to conduct the ceremony, ends up dead after a holiday party.  This time around Sully is completely on board with helping Lindsey find out what happened because he wants their wedding to be able to proceed without a cloud hanging over it.  And while all this is going on, they have to find someone else to marry them on short notice and around the holidays.

All the regulars are present in this novel and I've grown to love Briar Creek and someone like Hallmark is really missing the boat not adapting this series for TV.  The mystery in this installment really had me going and McKinlay did a great job making several suspects quite viable.  And once again, Lindsey's adorable dog Heathcliff makes a few appearances which always makes me smile.

If you love cozy mysteries, then why haven't you read this one yet?



  1. Hallmark needs to listen to you because this is a film I would watch :)

  2. I don't think I knew about this series. Wonderful review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. After reading your review I'm not sure why I haven't read this series yet. It sounds delightful. :)

  4. I so love this series!!!! :) Glad you introduced me to it!

  5. I know Stormi loved this too, I guess it's a series I should consider reading😁

  6. I need to read Jenn McKinlay at some point. She cracked me up over on Twitter too recently. :)

  7. I love seeing such a good series with so many books in it.

  8. This series does sound so good. I should maybe think about adding it - although time is in short supply atm!
    Lynn :D