Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday (307)


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

FROM GOODREADS:  Finding your feet in a new job isn't always easy. That goes double for Josie Way, who's settling in as Wilfred, Oregon's, new librarian--and has just discovered she's a witch. But will her fledgling powers be enough to save her from a spell of murder?

While Josie develops her witchcraft with the help of letters left by her grandmother, there are other changes happening in her new hometown. A retreat center is being built at the old mill site, and rumor has it that the location is cursed. That piques Josie's interest almost as much as Sam Wilfred, handsome FBI agent and descendent of the town's founder...

When Sam's soon-to-be ex-wife, Fiona, goes missing at the same time that a bloodied weapon is found, Josie enlists her witchy insight, and her cat familiar, to clear Sam's name. But then the mill project's architect is found dead, and it's clear that someone has been drawing up a vicious plan. Now Josie will have to divine her way out of fatal mischief, before this deadly trouble turns double...

WHY I CAN'T WAIT:  I picked up the first book in this series this past weekend (look for my review soon) and fell in love with the small-town charm and witchy whimsy (is that a thing)?  I am thrilled that I don't have to wait until next year for the next installment. 


FROM GOODREADS: Mercy and Elvis are back in The Hiding Place, the most enthralling entry yet in USA Today bestselling Paula Munier's award-winning Mercy Carr mystery series. When the man who killed her grandfather breaks out of prison and comes after her grandmother, Mercy must unearth the long-buried scandals that threaten to tear her family apart. And she may have to do it without her beloved canine partner Elvis, if his former handler has his way….

Some people take their secrets with them to the grave. Others leave them behind on their deathbeds, riddles for the survivors to solve.

When her late grandfather’s dying deputy calls Mercy to his side, she and Elvis inherit the cold case that haunted him—and may have killed him. But finding Beth Kilgore 20 years after she disappeared is more than a lost cause. It’s a Pandora’s box releasing a rain of evil on the very people Mercy and Elvis hold most dear.

The timing couldn’t be worse when the man who murdered her grandfather escapes from prison and a fellow Army vet turns up claiming that Elvis is his dog, not hers. With her grandmother Patience gone missing, and Elvis’s future uncertain, Mercy faces the prospect of losing her most treasured allies, the only ones she believes truly love and understand her.

She needs help, and that means forgiving Vermont Game Warden Troy Warner long enough to enlist his aid. With time running out for Patience, Mercy and Elvis must team up with Troy and his search-and-rescue dog Susie Bear to unravel the secrets of the past and save her grandmother—before it’s too late.

Once again, Paula Munier crafts a terrific mystery thriller filled with intrigue, action, resilient characters, the mountains of Vermont, and two amazing dogs. 

WHY CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  I keep telling Mom she needs to start this series and now look, she's going to be so far behind!  I think Elvis is looking pretty regal there on the cover too.



  1. I can't wait for the new Munier book. I love that series! :)

  2. I have The Hiding Place and am looking forward to it.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  3. Seven-Year Witch sounds like something that I would really love. A Cozy with a witch! I will have to see if I can find the first book in the series and give it a try. The Hiding Place sounds good too! I hope you enjoy both!

  4. I like Cassius' pick! I can't believe I've never heard of the series. I always love a dog-sleuth combo book. And Elvis is such a great name for the dog :D

  5. Great picks this week! I'm definitely keeping an eye on The Hiding Place😁

  6. I enjoyed reading about the books you selected for Can't-Wait Wednesday. I've been wanting to read some more mystery this year and I really liked the plots for these two.

  7. Seven-Year Witch sounds like a super cute read! And if witchy whimsy isn't a thing yet, it definitely should be!

  8. I love the small-town charm of Seven Year Witch -- it sounds fun!

  9. I love the covers of both of these! 🐾✨

  10. Another great cover pick Cass. I love GS dogs on covers-they are such great dogs but not of course as cool as you!