Thursday, May 11, 2017

Nightshade for Warning {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: An Enchanted Garden Mystery, Book 2
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
◊ Publisher: Berkley (May 2, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0451476891
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0451476890


 The second Enchanted Garden Mystery from Bailey Cattrell—author of the New York Times bestselling Magical Bakery Mysteries as Bailey Cates.

Elliana Allbright’s custom-made perfume shop and the Enchanted Garden behind it are garnering all sorts of attention, but a dead body could bury her in bad publicity. . . .
Ellie’s business and personal life have been flourishing in her hometown of Poppyville, California, since she opened Scents & Nonsense. She uses her very special skills to craft perfumes that almost magically ease heartache, inspire change, and bring joy—and her customers love to relax in the beautiful garden behind her shop with her corgi, Dash, and her cat, Nabokov. She even lives right next to the garden, in a compact “tiny house”—and she’s excited to hear that a journalist is going to write a feature about her home and garden for a national magazine.
          But then the journalist is found dead, and suspicion falls on the last person to see him—who just happens to be Ellie’s brother’s girlfriend. So before everything goes to seed, Ellie must rely on her powers—observational and otherwise—to pick out the real killer from an ever-expanding bouquet of culprits. . . .

Enchanting fits this story perfectly. It draws you in and holds you captive as you wish there was a town with residents like this that you could live in.

Author Bailey Cattrell has created a cast of characters that are intriguing and quirky. They keep you guessing what will happen next all the while you wish they were your neighbors. The small-town atmosphere is realistic and inviting. The vivid descriptions bring the town and people to life before your eyes.

There’s a good blend of suspense and mystery mixed with friendship and loyalty for a well-balanced story. There are touches of magic and tidbits of humor throughout the story.

NIGHTSHADE FOR WARNING will keep you on your toes and guessing who the killer is until the end.

Nightshade for Warning by Bailey Cattrell, An Enchanted Garden Mystery (Book #2), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-0451476890, Mass Market Paperback, 336 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of NIGHTSHADE FOR WARNING by Bailey Cattrell to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, May 19.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have you ever had a perfume that was custom made just for you?


  1. If Elliana was to set up shop near me, I would beat a path to her door.
    This sounds great and I will have to track it down. When my unread tower is diminished. Thank you.

  2. I've never even heard of custom perfume before.

  3. I've been in a few shops like this, Mason. They really are interesting, and I can see how it would be a great context for a mystery. Thanks for sharing.

  4. There's a little Corgi on the cover - my best friend has always had Corgis.

    I'd love a body spray that was just for me.

  5. A custom perfume which would suit me would be wonderful after all the ills with which I have suffered for over five years. I love the sweet cover.

  6. Nothing like a charming mystery that keeps you guessing until the end!

  7. In 1992 I went to Disney World and visited the France Pavilion. I went into the perfumery and was able to create my own scent...with their base, I added gardenia with a splash of vanilla. It was delightful, unfortunately internet had yet to permeate our buying practices, so I was unable to reorder this scent, but it was marvelous while it lasted...

  8. This looks like a fun read. I think I'll go find the first in the series, too.

  9. Unfortunately I am allergic perfume but it sounds great to have one made specially for you.

  10. I enjoy reading alot and I like trying authors of books I have not read before, I think this might be a good bood

  11. Oh my gosh! I love the cover so much!!

    Tracy Shafer

  12. I love reading new and different books thanks so much for the chance to win

  13. I think this looks like a wonderful book to read. Holly Wright

  14. The book sounds suspenseful; having me guessing until the end.

  15. I have heard great things about this book. I love the cover!


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