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PUMPKINS-IN-PARADISE-by-Kathi-DaleyPumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley

Pumpkins in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 1) Paperback: 268 pages Publisher: Henery Press; Second edition (September 6, 2016) ISBN-13: 978-1635110890 E-Book ASIN: B01GQPYU8U


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Synopsis

Between volunteering for the annual pumpkin festival and coaching her girls to the state soccer finals, high school teacher Tj Jensen finds her good friend Zachary Collins dead in his favorite chair. When the handsome new deputy closes the case without so much as a “why” or “how,” Tj turns her attention from chili cook-offs and pumpkin carving to complex puzzles, prophetic riddles, and a decades-old secret she seems destined to unravel.
Henery Press is releasing the 1st 6 books in this series on September 6, 2016

Snowmen in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 2) Winter Carnival comes to Serenity, and with it Tj finds her schedule busier than ever. Not only is her ski and snowboard team heavily involved in demonstrations and local competitions, but her ragtag choir is about to debut in their first live performance. To make matters even more complicated, someone has killed Travis Davidson, a town favorite son, world-class snowboarder, and Olympic hopeful. Tj is determined not to get involved in the subsequent investigation until she learns the prime suspect is Chelsea Hanson, high-school boyfriend Hunter Hanson’s sister.
Although there’s no shortage of Sereninites with a grudge against the hometown hero, even Tj has to admit there’s good cause to suspect Chelsea of the murder. Balancing bridesmaid duties, Winter Carnival obligations, show choir duty, and after-hours investigation, Tj sets out to prove Chelsea innocent.



 Bikinis in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 3) When the Tropical Tan Corporation descends on Maggie's Hideaway, the lakeside resort where Tj Jensen lives, she must juggle a bikini contest, a BBQ cook-off, a missing model, and a dead chaperone while her father is out of town. Lead Deputy Dylan Caine is on vacation while his sister is visiting, leaving Assistant Deputy Roy Fisher in charge. When Roy asks Tj for her help they find there may be more going on than anyone realized. With Kyle and Jenna's help, they dig into the lives of those involved, only to find a mystery more complex than anything they could ever have






imagined.   Christmas in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 4) Christmas in Serenity is a magical time of year Tj has always looked forward to with happy anticipation. This year her holiday spirit is marred by the impending arrival of two new men in her life. When one of them ends up dead, Tj must juggle community plays, Christmas tree cuttings, sleigh rides, and holiday shopping with a complex murder investigation. As the facts begin to unravel, she realizes she may have to risk everything to save someone she loves.      








Puppies in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 5) When a friend of Tj’s is injured in a car accident during a blizzard, Tj takes responsibility for the litter of puppies left behind. Meanwhile, she works with Kyle, Jenna, and the gang to catch the person responsible for the death of a close family friend. When it turns out that the main suspects are also close to the Jensens, Tj must deal with one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever had to make.








        Halloween in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 6)
In the midst of the annual Halloween frenzy, Tj finds herself pulled into a series of events at the high school where she works. Not only must she help one of the girls on her team deal with a case of cyberbullying, but she must help a student who has recently suffered a personal tragedy. And as if Tj wasn't busy enough, in walks Samantha Colton, a reporter for Second Look, a television series that takes a look back at unsolved murders. This time the case is the death of a popular student after the homecoming dance ten years before. To make matters even worse—or maybe more convenient—the graduating class of the victim is in town for their ten-year reunion and all the suspects just happen to have converged on Serenity for the weekend. When Samantha turns up dead, Tj must track down someone who seems willing to kill again to keep their secret.
    • TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017 *Just click on Covers to order from Amazon


Review:  First of all, let me say that Henery Press does the best book covers in the whole world. The cover for this book just screams cute.

It also puts me in mind of Halloween and fall, and guess what? Its that season again. Yay! And why is that? Because it has everything about fall in it all wrapped up with a mystery involving the death of one of TJ's  elderly friend Zachery.

There's more to this story than a simple whodunit too. TJ finds herself unraveling a mystery in Zachery's life as well. That mystery just might be what caused his death.

I adored TJ. She was really a sweet caring person, as you can see through her relationship with Zachary. I loved all the twists and turns that came about through her sleuthing to uncover what happened to her beloved friend.

There are so many surprises along the way too. I love the new town detective, Dylan. He is a wonderful character and actually pretty developed considering his part in this story isn't really a big one as yet.

The ending will leave you in tears, if you are one to get emotional over books. I don't mean the unearthing of the whodunit, but the closure of Zachary's life.

This is the first book in the TJ Jensen series. Its a quick read too, but a very enjoyable one. I'm definitely going to be continuing on with this series.

Rating: 5 flowers




KathiDaleyAbout the Author

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series.
Come for the murder, stay for the romance.
Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she's not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.
Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.

Visit Kathi Daley: Blog - http://kathidaleyblog.com Facebook at Kathi Daley Books, www.facebook.com/kathidaleybooks Kathi Daley Teen - www.facebook.com/kathidaleyteen Kathi Daley Books Group Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/569578823146850/ Kathi Daley Books Birthday Club- get a book on your birthday - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1040638412628912/ Kathi Daley Recipe Exchange - https://www.facebook.com/groups/752806778126428/ Webpage - www.kathidaley.com Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278377.Kathi_Daley Twitter at Kathi Daley@kathidaley - https://twitter.com/kathidaley Tumblr - http://kathidaleybooks.tumblr.com/ Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/kathidaley/


PURCHASE LINKS - Amazon Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:
 • PUMPKINS IN PARADISE (#1)
SNOWMEN IN PARADISE (#2)
BIKINIS IN PARADISE (#3)
CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (#4)
PUPPIES IN PARADISE (#5)
HALLOWEEN IN PARADISE (#6)
• TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017
  Barnes and Noble Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:
 • PUMPKINS IN PARADISE (#1)
 • SNOWMEN IN PARADISE (#2)
 • BIKINIS IN PARADISE (#3) link not up yet
• CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (#4) link not up yet
PUPPIES IN PARADISE (#5)
 • HALLOWEEN IN PARADISE (#6)
 • TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017

48 comments:

Linda Bieri said...

Looks like a great series!

SuziQ said...

Love Kathi Daily books ! Never disappointed.

Amanda Avakian said...

I love this series!

Patricia P. said...

I'm looking forward to re-reading all six books.

Daniele K said...

I always enjoy Kathi Daley

Nina's At My House said...

These sound like great books

Nina's At My House said...

These sound like great books

Barbara Hawk said...

Love Kathi's books! Excited to read these again! Congratulations Kathi!

Sharon Guagliardo said...

I love Kathi and TJ!

Michele Hayes said...

Sounds like a great series. You can't go wrong with Kathi.

Alice said...

Can't go wrong reading anything by Kathi Daley!!Love her!

Sue said...

I love these books! So much fun.

Sam Mccarthy said...

They look like they are going to be great!

Kathleen Costa said...

This is a great series...previous and updated version alike. I enjoy the mysteries and characters.

Sandy Todd said...

Thank you for the nice review! I'm anxious to read the first book in Kathi's series.

Peggy Hyndman said...

I love this series!

Lynn Hogan said...

Love your books Kathi!! Keep 'em coming!! :) Good luck!!

Becky Richardson said...

I have loved all of Kathi's books and definitely want to read this one.

Mary Brockhoff said...

Love Kathi's books and am very excited when a new book is released.

Deb Forbes said...

Love all of Kathi's books. This is a good series and love the new covers.

Deb Forbes said...

Love all of Kathi's books. This is a good series and love the new covers.

Karen B said...

Haven't read this series yet but looking forward to!

Joanne Vincenti said...

I love this series and highly recommend any of Kathi Daley books to all.

33Wynter said...

Love all Kathi Daley books!!! 💖

Robyn K said...

I love Kathi Daley's books!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the review. Always enjoy Kathi's books! Jill Broussard, minishoes@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Love the new covers and Tj has always been a favorite. ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

lynxxmarie said...

Love the new covers and the series! ~~ Marie Roberts

Cindy Russell said...

I want to read this series. It looks great��

Robin Coxon said...

Kathi's books are always a great read. They start with her entertaining covers and proceed to the words between. I am happy for her success.

Kathleen Kendler said...

Added to my TBR. Sounds like a great series.

lkleback said...

Looks like fun!

joy hejl said...

Cannot wait to start this series

joy hejl said...

Cannot wait to start this series

joy hejl said...

Cannot wait to start this series

Anonymous said...

The new covers are great! Jill Broussard, minishoes@msn.com

joy hejl said...

Cannot wait to start this series

Marlene Ezell said...

I absolutely love these new covers. Kathi Daley is an awesome author.

Kim Templeton said...

Have t read this series yet but love her Zoe series.

scaro said...

Kathi writes enjoyable read.
Carol Smith
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Dianne Casey said...

Looking forward to reading this series.

Judy Weaver said...

Love all of Kathi's books/series!!

Marilyn said...

Sounds great and I am so glad Henery Press picked up this series. I love Halloween stories.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

Not really said...

Have yet to read any in this series. But the synopsis on them makes them a want to read. Thanks for the info. On my TBR. Glad they were picked up Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

Anonymous said...

Love all of Kathi Daley's books!!!
Brenda @bdlogan@live.com

Lori Raines said...

The series sounds great!

Jana Leah B said...

This series sounds great!

Marlene Ezell said...

These book covers are awesome.

 
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