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  • Message in the Mantel

  • The Inn at Holiday Bay, Book 3
  • Written by: Kathi Daley
  • Narrated by: Angel Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins

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Message in the Mantel

Written by: Kathi Daley
Narrated by: Angel Clark
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A heartwarming cozy mystery series about losing everything, taking a chance, and starting again.  

After suffering a personal tragedy, Abby Sullivan buys a huge old seaside mansion she has never even seen, packs up her life in San Francisco, and moves to Holiday Bay Maine, where she is adopted, quite against her will, by a huge Maine Coon Cat named Rufus, a drifter with her own tragic past named Georgia, and a giant dog with an inferiority complex named Ramos. What Abby thought she needed was alone time to heal. What she ended up with was an inn she never knew she wanted, a cat she couldn't seem to convince to leave, and a new family she'd never be able to live without. 

In book 3 of the series, the remodel continues as Abby and Georgia start to make plans for a grand opening celebration. A specialist is brought in to refurbish the century old fireplace mantel and makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile, Lonnie is looking to adopt, Colt has a new mystery to solve, and Velma comes face to face with a blast from her past. 

Join Abby, Georgia, Rufus, and Ramos, as they continue with the remodel on the old mansion, prepare for a busy summer season, and continue to find a new meaning for their lives in the charming small town of Holiday Bay.

©2019 Kathi Daley (P)2021 Kathi Daley

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  • 2022-08-26

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I prefer to write nice things, but in this case I have to make a minor exception. I don't know whether it's the author's writing or the actress, but most dialog sounds unnatural and forced. The spoken words don't sound like a normal conversation. Much of the time it sounds like the author took their teachers' advice to write using "correct speech" too far, forgetting that normal people don't talk that way. Once you get past the majority of characters speaking like Mr Data, the story is interesting enough.