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Wine and Punishment
Wine and Punishment | Sarah Fox
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In the first in an engaging new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Sarah Fox, the owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder. Booklover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over after losing her Boston job to a merger and her relationship to her ex's gambling addiction. She's bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cozy spot where tourists and regulars alike can enjoy a pint or a literary-themed cocktail, or join one of several book clubs. Little by little, Sadie is adjusting to the rhythms of her new home. Fall in Shady Creek is bookmarked by the much-anticipated Autumn Festival, complete with a pumpkin catapult competition and pie bake-off. Unfortunately, the season also brings an unwelcome visitor--Sadie's ex, Eric, who's angling for a second chance . . . Before Sadie can tell Eric to leave, he's found dead near the Inkwell. When the local antique shop catches fire on the same night, it's clear the town is harboring at least one unsavory character. Now, with her Aunt Gilda, her friend Shontelle, and the pub's patrons all in the mix, Sadie must uncover the truth . . . before a killer declares last call.
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My #cbbc book has returned home after a year away.
Thank you @ElizaMarie for a wonderful round of #coffeebeanbookclub
Your packages were always so fun snd I looked forward to them each month. Thank you!
BTW , the Bob Ross additions have been the BEST. I can‘t wait to make something from this cookbook.

ElizaMarie You are very welcome! I would love to see what you end up creating!!! 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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This was such a quick read. I think part of it is because it's set in VT and that's my new home. I have never been to so many festivals as I have now that I live here! New England is so big on festivals! Anyway, These cocktails also sound amazing! I would definitely frequent this pub!

#CBBC
#coffeebeanbookclub
@Mommamanzi @Avanders

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ElizaMarie
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I love how this starts off with Vermont and leaf peeping!!! I love this time of year!!!

#CBBC
#coffeebeanbookclub
@Mommamanzi @Avanders

Avanders Me too & what a beautiful pic!! 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂 2mo
ElizaMarie @Avanders sometimes just driving to work I am shocked by how lucky I am to be surrounded by such beauty! 2mo
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

A great beginning to a cozy series!! I now want to find a literary pub to spend some time in!! Can‘t wait to read more!!

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Kshakal
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Apparently Chewie wants the attention on him and not on my book!

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BethM
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3.5/5 fun and light, but the setting wasn‘t as much of a role as I‘d have liked. Also felt like there were a too many characters but I‘ve been distracted with the baby and dogs too lol.

wanderinglynn Your dog is clearly not impressed. 😆💜🐶 5mo
BethM @wanderinglynn she‘s impressed by very little 😂 5mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I really enjoyed this cozy mystery with a Pub Owner who hosts book clubs and creates drinks with literary names. I liked the characters, the mystery and the big reveal. I definitely want to read the next one in this series. #cbbc
@BookwormAHN mailing it today to you. Sorry for the delay!

BookwormAHN That's okay, I'll watch for it 😺 7mo
Avanders School‘s done and you graduate in a week... 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🎉🎉🎉💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💥💥💥🥳🥳🥳🤩🤩🤩🧨🧨🧨 CONGRATS!! 7mo
Chrissyreadit Thank you @Avanders 😘 Happy Mother‘s Day! Hope you are having a great day! 7mo
DivineDiana Sounds fun! 🍷 7mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I've really been backing off on swaps and postal book clubs, but...
I really do miss the #CBBC and I would love to do a round of #LMPBC with cozies. Any of my cozy mystery friends interested? We'd each get to try 3 new series and have some fun. I signed up under #GroupW.
Who wants to join @Hazel2019 @HappilyEverKrafter and me? We need 1 more #Litten.
Details and sign up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD2CA0FF2-litsy9
@suvata

BookishTrish I would totally do this but I‘m in Canada 2y
iread2much How do you find people‘s handles on the sign up? I want to know who‘s in my group 😄thanks for your patience with my ineptitude 1y
MaleficentBookDragon @iread2much I just started searching by their name and got lucky. I wish it were easier, because a lot of people (like me) have handles that don't match their name at all. 1y
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Avanders What a fun image! and the lure is so hard to resist sometimes... 😁 1y
iread2much @MaleficentBookDragon me too! Thanks so much for letting me know 1y
BethM Is your group full? 1y
BethM Also I think that #cbbc is almost over 😭 which means you could jump back in hopefully for a new round! 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Tea, rum coffee cake, and a cozy mystery. I don't plan on leaving the house today. Does rum cake count as day drinking? 😅

Karisa That mug is amazing! 😍 2y
Cathythoughts Yum to everything 👍🏻❤️ 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Karisa I know, right? My mom bought it for me at the Grand Floridian at Disney. 2y
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Bookwormjillk Rum coffee cake sounds amazing 2y
Gissy 📚🍰👌😋 2y
BethM Great mug! 2y
Rachael_reads I have that mug! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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#Bookmail!!!
I've been wanting this one for a while.

keithmalek You and I just posted wine books simultaneously. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @keithmalek great minds think alike. 😁 2y
Mollyanna This was a great first book, and I wish her bar was real! Hope you enjoy! 2y
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SW-T
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Decent mystery and I loved the idea of a literary pub. Our intrepid heroine was hard to warm up to at times. However, first books in series are often bumpy, and I‘m willing to try book two and see if things have smoothed out. Liked the literary themed cocktail names and appreciated the recipes included :-)

#mystery #cozymystery

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Mollyanna
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#7days7covers Day 1

Thanks for the tag @NatalieR

Feel free to play if you like... just post 7 covers over 7 days, no explanation.

NatalieR 👏👏👏 You‘re welcome! 😊 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Holy Crap Batman! I just deleted almost 900 books (yes I should be working) from my “Want To Read“ shelf on #GoodReads and I still have over 1,100 on the list.
Plus, I have over 142 on my Wish List and I own over 500. Yikes! I'll never live long enough to read them all. #bookishproblems

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t feel so bad now!!! 🤣🤣🤣 3y
JennyM 😬😬😬 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻 Same here. 3y
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Avanders Lol same same 😁😁 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like my list! And you can find out exactly how long it will take you to read them with this cool calculator https://www.readitforward.com/tbr-time/ but of course that‘s only if you don‘t add any books to your list. 🤪📚📚📚 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @Riveted_Reader_Melissa If I take care of myself and don't add any new books to my TBR I MIGHT live long enough to do it. Yikes! 😲 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MaleficentBookDragon OR, set aside more time to read every year. 😉 2y
Lauraandherbooks Yes my husband just told me not to buy any more books until I get through the 10 I just bought! 🤣 I‘m so lucky to have someone to save me from from myself 😆 2y
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#bedtimeread #cozy #catsofLitsy
In bed with our “babies” enjoying a light easy read after finishing 30 more pages of Bending Towards Justice. Cannot read non-fiction later in evening; often too tired to retain the information. 😴 Good night Littens!

tammysue Aw so sweet 💕 3y
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Mollyanna
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The first is the new Literary Pub Mystery Series. Sadie has moved to Shady Creek to restart her life. She buys a local mill that is a pub and transforms it into a literary pub (with books, book clubs and bookish drinks) creating a place that #remindsyouofyourhappyplace that I didn‘t know I needed. Sadie‘s ex comes to town and is found murdered the next morning. Sadie is bound to find out who killed him. A good opening to a series!
#booked2019

Cinfhen Nicely played 💚 3y
Mollyanna @Cinfhen Thank you 😊 3y
Avanders Ooh sounds fun! 3y
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Jhullie
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I LOVED this book. A pub called the Inkwell with literary cocktails...what‘s not to love?! Seriously the story was gripping, with likable and not so likable characters and the small town feel cane across perfectly. I want to move there and join the mystery book club in the Agatha Christie room! I‘m looking forward to more from this series. #NetGalley ARC

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