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Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives with her husband in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. Surrounded by books and dragons, she writes inspiring fiction. Her novels include mystery and romance, all with a twist of grace. She has penned dozens of feature newspaper stories, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater. She is the editor in chief of Creative Wisconsin Magazine and loves to encourage new authors. Lisa also is an avid book reviewer and blogger, a freelance editor, a writing mentor, and blogger. Find her at LisaLickel.com.
on Feb. 18, 2013 :
Really enjoyed this book! I always get into the characters when I read, so it's as if I'm living it right there with them. Loved the main characters, Ivy and True. The beginning was a little slow, but within just a few pages it picked up and flowed very well throughout the rest of the book. Apple Grove is about as small-town as the one I live in, so the story line was easy to follow and I could pretty much identify with the actions of the people involved in small-town politics.
There are many likable characters in this book. Along with Ivy and True, the local newspaper editor/reporter, Yolanda, is a hoot. And then of course, we can't forget the cats. I'm not a cat person, but Meow Mayhem has given me a new outlook on them!
There are several people in Apple Grove that I loved to dislike because Ivy didn't like them! Their actions made it easy to dislike them. Also, the lack of interest of the local police was par for the course for me.
There are many twists and turns in the story which I liked, because I like a good murder/mystery to keep me guessing, even if I do know who did it. I like to try to figure out why and how. All in all, Meow Mayhem is a good read. I would recommend reading it.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)