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Book Review – Wine Tastings Are Murder by Libby Klein @KensingtonBooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #cozy

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Poppy McAllister was back on my blog after missing out the last book in the series. Ah well, this book helped me bridge the gap as Poppy was still undecided about whom to choose. Her love life was like a grandfather’s clock, tick-tocking away with the pendulum swaying between the two guys.

With a B&B to run, Aunt Ginny to manage, and two hunks who wanted her body and her baked goods, she barely had time for her workouts. Add to that, obnoxious guests with their secrets and a handbag pom dog, her cup of woes overfloweth.

One of the guests dropped dead. He was poisoned, and it was up to Poppy and author Libby Klein to pen the most intriguing murder plotline along with some delish pastries. Yes… Recipes included. It wouldn’t be a cozy otherwise.

The story had suspects and red herrings. Poppy was all over it. And it was quite intriguing to see the two loves all over her. Aunt Ginny and her friends were a hoot in this book. They produced the largest of smiles and giggles from me.

Quite a fun murder mystery. It relieved my stress and kept me happy.

I had a EUREKA moment and it is sincerely dedicated to my friend Nina. Check out her blog here.

I hate love triangles. This had gone on for the past 5 books. I had THE BEST SOLUTION. Since Poppy couldn’t choose between Tim and Gia, why bother? Just change the genre; this book ought to be a COZY REVERSE HAREM where she could keep both the guys and love them equally. Problem solved. No more angst. I am quite a genius, ain’t I? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚


Rating: 4 out of 5.





When Poppy and Aunt Ginny agreed to host a Wine and Cheese Happy Hour for a tour group at their Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast on the Jersey Shore, they never anticipated such a sour bunch. Grumpy guest Vince Baker should be in a better mood–he’s filthy rich and on his honeymoon with his much younger wife Sunny, who seems to dote on him almost as much as her high-spirited teacup Pomeranian, Tammy Faye Baker.

But the honeymoon is over when Vince drops dead the next day touring the Laughing Gull Winery. Turns out he’s been poisoned, and it seems like everybody on the tour is hiding something. Now Poppy has to put her gluten-free baking on the back burner and bottle up her feelings for the two men in her life while she charges after a bitter killer with a lethal case of sour grapes . . .


Publication Date: December 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be found here.

14 thoughts on “Book Review – Wine Tastings Are Murder by Libby Klein @KensingtonBooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #cozy Leave a comment

  1. I have only read the first one in this series, but planned to read the rest. I am not big on love triangles though, so will see when I get to it. Cute solution though Shalini.

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  2. HA! yes, great review and we agree–you are brilliant. must admit i was so over it–didn’t care. as you said–pick one or just leave status quo. That had apparently been working, although i’d have a problem seeing two men agreeing to that arrangement.

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    • Hahahha πŸ˜‚ 🀣 πŸ˜‚ 🀣 I hope the author does not see this. Some of them don’t have a sense of humor… πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
      Thank you so much. I agree I too found them hunkable


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