4TH OF JULY IN SWEETWATER COUNTY
Author: Ciara Knight
Description: "Julia Cramer dedicates her life to protecting and caring for her child after friendly fire killed her husband overseas. She returns to nursing school in hopes to make a better life, but when childcare falls through and her survivor benefits are cut, she trusts the care of her son to a stranger. Doug ‘Maverick’ Wilson, is discharged from the military after he made a bad call that cost him the lives of most of his comrades and both of his legs. Unable to face family, he abandons his business and hides in Sweetwater County. He finds some peace when he helps a beautiful young widow and her son, but the secret of his past looms with the threat to separate them forever…"
A CATERED FOURTH OF JULY
Author: Isis Crawford
Description: "High noon on July Fourth in the quiet town of Longley, New York, and it’s got to be one hundred degrees. Thankfully, sisters Bernie and Libby are setting up their yummy catering out of the sun in the gazebo for the reenactment of The Battle of Meadow Creek—and not baking in those Revolutionary War uniforms with their fellow townspeople…After a few cheery exchanges of "Moveth" and "Thou speakest treason," the muskets are fired and the fake battle is over. But the blood on notorious town playboy Jack Devlin looks very real. Is it possible that Jack has had his last tryst?…"
Author: Patricia Rockwell
Description: "Fireworks are supposed to light up the night sky on the Fourth of July. They’re not supposed to come flying into the front lawn of the Happy Haven Retirement Home and strike one of the residents in his keister. But that’s just what happens to gallant Lester Mills, new resident, and charming gentleman, who has risen to offer his seat to fellow resident and amateur sleuth Essie Cobb, when the rocket’s red glare smashes into both of them…"
FIREWORK KISSES AND SUMMERTIME WISHES
Author: Linda West
Description: "When beautiful tomboy Elle is broken up with by her longtime boyfriend she thinks her chance for happiness is over. Growing up in the wonderful clean and wholesome mountain town all she had ever dreamed of was having a family of her own. Having lost her parents at a young age, Elle knew true happiness was to be found in the love and connection of family. Now all she had left to find solace in is her horses and helping her Grandpa run the lodge. When a stranger comes to town and starts hanging around the stables Elle is a bit concerned. Slowly she warms up to the odd young man and encourages him to start working with the horses. As they get to know each other they realize they are very much alike on the inside, even if they have taken extremely different paths in their lives…"
LIGHT MY FIRECRACKER
Author: Carolyn Gregg and Linda Mooney
Description: "Once upon a time, there lived a man with five rambunctious daughters. They were an average American farming family except for one minor detail. The man was a warlock, and all of his daughters were witchlets—half witch and half human. It was the Fourth of July, and Amberly Blakeney knew her time had come to find her heart's call. The last thing she expected was to discover that her new love harbored a secret that could jeopardize their future happiness…"
MURDER BY FIREWORKS
Author: Susan Bernhardt
Description: "Kay Driscoll's son's wedding reception for two hundred guests is in her backyard. As if that wasn't enough, a precocious and troubled twelve-year-old is foisted on her two days before the wedding. When the happy day arrives, one of the guests disrupts the event and is asked to leave: a womanizing member of Kay's book club. A few days later, after a Fourth of July fireworks show, he is found dead on the beach. Kay and her ever-present friends, Elizabeth and Deirdre, investigate the death, which at first is declared a suicide…"
RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRY MURDER
Author: Susan Gillard
Description: "When Heather Janke hears that her oldest and most faithful customer, Eva Schneider, has been bonked on the head and is in hospital, she’s shocked to the core. Especially when she discovers one of the main suspects is her newest assistant, Ken. With nothing but her eccentric puppy dog, Dave, and her burning desire to help put Eva’s attacker behind bars, she sets out on another sleuthing endeavor, determined to find the truth…"
STAR SPANGLED MURDER
Author: Leslie Meier
Description: "Lucy Stone is in the doghouse–with her next-door neighbor, Mrs. Prudence Pratt. It seems that Kudo, the Stones' misbehaving mutt, has developed a taste for Mrs. Pratt's blue-ribbon winning chickens, as well an escape artist's talent for sneaking out. With the Fourth of July coming up, Lucy doesn't want to set off any more fireworks with the crabby Prudence…"
I hope you have enjoyed this awesome star-spangly reading list!
There are so many cozy mysteries (kids books, educational books etc) available for download, that hey! You might just want to read them all!
Afterall, it is time for celebration!
Thank you for stopping by my friends and Happy 4th of July from our house to yours!