A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1)
Taylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” who lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She plans to take small groups around romantic Sonoma county to discover some of the county’s outdoor gardens. It’s all running as smooth as can be until Laura, the leader of the group of yoga instructors she’s leading, is found dead. And it’s Taylor’s corkscrew that’s found buried in Laura’s neck.She’s not sure who to trust, and everyone around suddenly seems suspect. Only two weeks after the murder, her very own administrative assistant, Amy, marries Laura’s husband, Dan, who doesn’t seem very bereaved about being widowed, and the three yoga masters who were also out on the tour begin to seem shady. Taylor can’t afford to jump ship from her new business endeavor, but just as she begins her investigation, another dead body surfaces. This time, it’s Dan’s sister. And the killer is coming for Taylor next.Now it’s up to Taylor to uncork this open-bottle mystery, before more blood is spilled. For fans of Laura Childs and Ellen Crosby, A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the charming first in bestselling author Nancy J. Parra’s Wine Country mysteries.

A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1) Details

TitleA Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1)
Author
ReleaseDec 12th, 2017
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
ISBN-139781683314332
Rating
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

A Case of Syrah, Syrah (A Wine Country Mystery #1) Review

  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Taylor O’Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours. On the day of Taylor's very first tour however things did not go as planned. Taylor had set the day up for her yoga instructor Laura and her group but as the first stop is win Taylor O’Brian had moved to live with her Aunt Jemma when her health came into question on her aunt's small winery. Wanting to make her own way though Taylor decided to cash in on the local scenery and bought an old VW bus much like the famous Mystery Machine and planned to start up Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours. On the day of Taylor's very first tour however things did not go as planned. Taylor had set the day up for her yoga instructor Laura and her group but as the first stop is winding down and it's time for lunch Laura is no where to be found. Taylor heads back up the path to search for Laura and before she knows it she finds the missing yoga instructor with Taylor's own corkscrew in her back. Now to clear her name Taylor vows to find out who the real killer is before she goes down for the murder herself. A Case of Syrah, Syrah by Nancy J. Parra is the first cozy mystery in the Wine Country Mystery series. The series is set in the lovely area of Sonoma which is known for it's many wineries. It was easy to picture Taylor and her VW bus heading out into this lovely setting only to have things go wrong. I have to say this is one of those books that I found myself easily digging into and enjoying from the start. I liked Taylor along with the other characters in the book as the story went along. There are hints to maybe finding Taylor a match in later books but nothing on that front so far, just a lot of questioning and following the clues with some quirky happenings here and there. With this solid first book with some nice writing I'll certainly be interested in seeing where the series goes form here. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.wordpress....
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  • Maranda
    January 1, 1970
    Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's workers. To accompany her aunt's business and make her own way; Taylor offers "Off the Beaten Path" tours that pair perfectly with the Syrah. Conducting her first group tour that results in a murder, Taylor finds herself Winery mystery - TASTY! If only it was possible to Skype a glass. Taylor has recently moved back to Albuquerque to be near her Aunt Jemma. Syrah wine is sampled at Jemma's winery which has been in business for many years. I would have liked more background on the winery and it's workers. To accompany her aunt's business and make her own way; Taylor offers "Off the Beaten Path" tours that pair perfectly with the Syrah. Conducting her first group tour that results in a murder, Taylor finds herself arrested. Against the advise of her lawyer and the sheriff, Taylor snoops for clues leading to another murder. Cast of characters to investigate and the hint of romance that Parra with probably pursue at a later telling. A cute puppy is included and held for ransom; kind of hard to believe. "A copy of this book was supplied by Crooked Lane Books via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion."
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved in the story.Taylor O'Brien is helping her Aunt run her winery. Taylor has her own started business of special tours of the area. In her first tour, one of the guests is murder. Taylor is framed for the death. She A new series featuring California wine county. A fast-moving and easy to read cozy mystery. I felt the characters were not well developed and the author has not done a lot of research on the subject. The plot has been used often. There is a dog and cat but they are not really involved in the story.Taylor O'Brien is helping her Aunt run her winery. Taylor has her own started business of special tours of the area. In her first tour, one of the guests is murder. Taylor is framed for the death. She is arrested and charged with me manslaughter. Against the advice of her lawyer and the sheriff, Taylor works to clear her name. As the bodies added up, it begins to look like Taylor will be convicted. I recommend this book. Recipes are included.Disclosure: I received a free copy from Crooked Lane Books through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Review to be added date of release.
  • Peggy R
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of suspects that were plausible with well thought out motives. My problem really was with the main character Taylor. She was impulsive, reckless, stubborn and wouldn't listen to any advice. This caused more problems than This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in a new series. I enjoyed the premise of the book and thought it was well written. The mystery was solid and woven throughout the story. The victim was not well liked so that allowed the author to provide a number of suspects that were plausible with well thought out motives. My problem really was with the main character Taylor. She was impulsive, reckless, stubborn and wouldn't listen to any advice. This caused more problems than help and left me feeling really annoyed with her. As a result I found I didn't really connect with her and that hinder some of my enjoyment with this story.I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy provided to me by the publisher through Netgalley.
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  • Rebecca Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra’s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great.Our protagonist is Taylor O’Brian who has moved back to Sonoma and lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She has recently started her own business giving tours of the hidden gems in Sonoma. However, on her very first tour, disaster strikes. She finds Lau A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a great first book in Nancy J. Parra’s new Wine Country Mystery series. It has a very interesting and fast-paced mystery and although the lead character needs more personality, the secondary characters are great.Our protagonist is Taylor O’Brian who has moved back to Sonoma and lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She has recently started her own business giving tours of the hidden gems in Sonoma. However, on her very first tour, disaster strikes. She finds Laura, the domineering leader of the group of yoga instructors that she’s accompanying, dead with one of Taylor’s corkscrews in her neck. Taylor is soon framed for murder and arrested. She must solve the mystery before her tour business goes under and she becomes the next murder victim.The novel begins a little stiffly and sometimes, there is info dumping in an obvious attempt to move the plot along. This leads to some stilted dialogue. However, a few chapters in, the book finds its stride and the plot soon progresses at a quick but natural pace. There is a lot of action, making the novel an exciting and enjoyable read. There are numerous suspects, including the dead woman’s husband and sister-in-law who both accuse Taylor of murder as well as the yoga masters who gain clients in the wake of Laura’s death. There is even a dognapping, an identity theft ring and Taylor soon finds another body, adding even more twists and turns to this mystery. I like that I couldn’t easily figure out the killer’s identity nor their motives. I also really like that all the suspects seemed plausible.However, I would like to see Taylor be a more interesting narrator. On the positive side, she takes a very active sleuthing role and while she is extremely reckless, she’s smart and determined. However, she doesn’t have much of a personality otherwise. Awful things are happening to and around her and yet, we rarely know what she’s thinking or feeling. I would really like to see some more emotion and personality from her.The supporting characters are great, especially Taylor’s best friend, Holly, who has a larger than life personality and is always up for playing detective. Parra also introduces Taylor’s potential love interests: her lawyer, sexy Patrick Aimes and the sexy Sheriff Hennessey who must prosecute Taylor. Other than being good-looking, neither of them are very interesting. I hope that Parra will flesh them both out as the series progresses. A Case of Syrah, Syrah is a quick and easy read with a well-developed mystery. The plot has many great twists, but everything comes together quite nicely in the end. Although Taylor and her love interests would benefit from better characterization, I really enjoyed this book. I am definitely looking forward to more wine mysteries!Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • DelAnne Frazee
    January 1, 1970
    Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country MysteryAuthor: Nancy J. ParraPublisher: Crooked Lane BooksPublished: 12-12-2017Pages: 320Genre: Mystery & ThrillerSub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332ASIN: B0723967CWReviewed For NetGalley and Crooked Lane BooksReviewer: DelAnneRating: 4.5 StarsTaylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” who lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She plans to Title: A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country MysteryAuthor: Nancy J. ParraPublisher: Crooked Lane BooksPublished: 12-12-2017Pages: 320Genre: Mystery & ThrillerSub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Suspense, Cozy Mystery, Women's Fiction, ISBN: 9781683314332ASIN: B0723967CWReviewed For NetGalley and Crooked Lane BooksReviewer: DelAnneRating: 4.5 StarsTaylor O’Brian is a new businesswoman, founder of “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” who lives on a small winery with her Aunt Jemma. She plans to take small groups around romantic Sonoma county to discover some of the county’s outdoor gardens. It’s all running as smooth as can be until Laura, the leader of the group of yoga instructors she’s leading, is found dead. And it’s Taylor’s corkscrew that’s found buried in Laura’s neck.She’s not sure who to trust, and everyone around suddenly seems suspect. Only two weeks after the murder, her very own administrative assistant, Amy, marries Laura’s husband, Dan, who doesn’t seem very bereaved about being widowed, and the three yoga masters who were also out on the tour begin to seem shady. Taylor can’t afford to jump ship from her new business endeavor, but just as she begins her investigation, another dead body surfaces. This time, it’s Dan’s sister. And the killer is coming for Taylor next.Now it’s up to Taylor to uncork this open-bottle mystery, before more blood is spilled.Believable characters that bring the story to life and draw a reader into the story. Making them part of the adventure taking place. Help Taylor find the clues, talk to suspects and fift through the evidence to find a killer before Taylor becomes the latest victim. Read the descriptions of the scenes and see the bloom in full color in your imagination. First in a new series to enoy.My rating of "A Case of Syrah, Syrah - Wine Country Mystery" is 4.5 out of 5 stars.Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0723967CW/...B&N Link: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-ca...Books-A-Million Link: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Case-S...Google Play Link: Not AvailableIndigo Link: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/...Kobo Link: Not AvailableGoodReads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...The Reading Room Link: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/DelAnne531/status...
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  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of Sookie's Vineyard, after the woman suffered a heart attack.Looking to take people to many of the hidden gems in Sonoma and visit some of the lesser known vineyards, Taylor has purchased herself a 1970's VW Van and A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first in the A Wine Country Mystery series set in Sonoma, CA and introducing Taylor O'Brian owner of Taylor O'Brian Presents "Off The Beaten Path" Wine Country Tours. Taylor has recently moved back to live with her only living relative, Aunt Jemma owner of Sookie's Vineyard, after the woman suffered a heart attack.Looking to take people to many of the hidden gems in Sonoma and visit some of the lesser known vineyards, Taylor has purchased herself a 1970's VW Van and is preparing for her first tour. Laura Scott owner of Divine Yoga has signed up her husband and 3 of her employees to visit the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens. The gardens are full of native Asian plants, a babbling creek and impressive waterfall and unfortunately become the scene of a crime.When Laura goes missing on the hike, Taylor sets out along with her furry puppy companion Mille to retrace the woman's steps. Discovering Laura's bloody body over the cliff's edge, Taylor quickly becomes the prime suspect in the woman's murder - having had a verbal argument the day before at the yoga studio - and the presence of her corkscrew impaled in her neck isn't helping.Determined to save her fledging business and her Aunt's reputation Taylor sets out with the help of best friend Holly Petree to find the killer. Taylor stumbles across another dead body in the course of her investigation and really rockets to the top of Sheriff Ron Hennessey's suspect list. Working double time Taylor uncovers an identity theft ring that seems to tie the two killings together.A great start although the storyline seemed a little scattered at times. An interesting cast of characters, I do hope the author tones down Taylor a little in the future. Her constant obsessing about the Sheriff's eyes and her complete disregard for her safety and that of her friends and family was a tad too farfetched. With plenty of other vineyards to visit, the series has a lot of potential.I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley via Crooked Lane Books. While not required to write a review I am more than happy to offer my honest opinion.
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  • Anisaa
    January 1, 1970
    First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra’s previous books: Kale to the Queen—a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the new Wine Country Mystery series, and I have to say that it was really fun to read! In the book, we meet up with the main character Taylor O’Brian who just started her own wine tou First all, the main reason I wanted to read this was because I read one of Parra’s previous books: Kale to the Queen—a cozy mystery series that she writes under the pen name Nell Hampton, and I absolutely loved that so I was excited to pick up something new by the author! A Case of Syrah, Syrah is the first book in the new Wine Country Mystery series, and I have to say that it was really fun to read! In the book, we meet up with the main character Taylor O’Brian who just started her own wine touring business and while she’s giving her first tour—someone winds up dead with her corkscrew buried in their neck. So Taylor must clear her name before she winds up in prison! I LOVE cozies, but I’m very picky—I’m quick to DNF if it’s boring or predictable or I hate the characters or the writing style, but I loved everything about this book! It was exciting and easy to read. Taylor was very intelligent, clever and down-to-earth. She made smart, realistic choices in regards to solving the mystery, and I related to her very easily. The secondary characters were all delightful and enjoyable as well, especially her aunt and her best friends. #GirlPower.The mystery itself unfolded rather quickly and kept my interest throughout the entire book. It was very intriguing and unpredictable—there were so many twists and turns that I didn’t want to put the book down. I literally devoured it in one day because the storyline and the characters were just so much fun to read about, and I had to know who the bad guy was—the author kept stumping me and throwing me off so I wasn’t putting it down until I found out haha. Overall, a great start to a new series! I do hope we get to learn more about Taylor’s possible love interests in the next book—I can’t figure out which one I like more: the cute sheriff or the sexy lawyer? Oh, well—either way, I can’t wait for the next installment!*I received this book from NetGalley for free in exchange for my honest review*
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  • Bill
    January 1, 1970
    I won a paperback copy of “A Case of Syrah, Syrah” by Nancy J. Parra, on Goodreads.com and am posting an honest review. I gave it a rating of 3 stars.Taylor O’Brian conducts her first Wine Country Tour, hosting seven ladies from her yoga group. Near the end of the hike through a vineyard, she stumbles across the dead body of Laura Scott, owner of the yoga studio. Her body lies on a cliffside and has Taylor’s corkscrew impaled in her neck. Suspicion quickly falls on Taylor as the murderer, as she I won a paperback copy of “A Case of Syrah, Syrah” by Nancy J. Parra, on Goodreads.com and am posting an honest review. I gave it a rating of 3 stars.Taylor O’Brian conducts her first Wine Country Tour, hosting seven ladies from her yoga group. Near the end of the hike through a vineyard, she stumbles across the dead body of Laura Scott, owner of the yoga studio. Her body lies on a cliffside and has Taylor’s corkscrew impaled in her neck. Suspicion quickly falls on Taylor as the murderer, as she and Laura had a verbal argument prior to the tour. Despite repeated warnings from the sheriff to stay out of the case, a headstrong Taylor investigates any and all leads that appear, prompted by the urgings of her best friend Holly and an ambitious reporter, Chelsea. She discovers another body related to the case and continuously places herself and her friends in dangerous situations.There were so many females connected to the story, that I found myself referring back to previous pages to keep all of them straight in my mind. Taylor at first seemed to be sensible in her business undertaking, but once involved in the murder case, she became a loose cannon, endangering herself and others.The book was an easy, quick read, but didn’t create enough interest for me to want to search out any coming books in the Wine Country series.
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  • Kathy Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instructor, is found dead with a corkscrew in her throat, and Taylor becomes the prime suspect.Taylor and her friend Holly begin to investigate to clear her name. Then, Laura's sister-in-law is found dead - by Taylor - w Taylor O'Brian has started a new business in the Sonoma wine country. She wants to do bus tours of little known attractions. Her first tour group are yoga instructors including the instructor who had an argument with Taylor when she came late to a class. Laura, the micromanaging instructor, is found dead with a corkscrew in her throat, and Taylor becomes the prime suspect.Taylor and her friend Holly begin to investigate to clear her name. Then, Laura's sister-in-law is found dead - by Taylor - which just makes her look more suspicious. Despite constant warning by the handsome sheriff and her equally hand some lawyer, Taylor keeps investigating the crime and putting herself and her friends in danger. I kept hoping that the sheriff would put her in jail for her own protection. She was impulsive, thoughtless, and reckless. Her friend Holly wasn't much better and encouraged Taylor in her reckless behavior. When they teamed up with reporter Chelsea, the dangerous behavior escalated. The girls were trying to figure out who killed Laura and Ivy and why. Meanwhile, Holly has been a victim of identity theft and is dealing with all the issues that comes with that and Taylor is trying to save her fledgling tour business.Fans of cozy mysteries will enjoy this one if they can get beyond the reckless behavior of the main character.
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  • Leith Devine
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother in Sonoma after she had a heart attack. She decides to start a tour company she calls Taylor's Off the Beaten Path Wine Tours. The idea is to take small groups to wineries and hikes they might not know existed. For her This is the first book in the Wine Country mysteries, and it's a fantastic start. The characters are interesting and the wine country setting of Sonoma is beautifully described. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.Taylor O'Brian moved in with her grandmother in Sonoma after she had a heart attack. She decides to start a tour company she calls Taylor's Off the Beaten Path Wine Tours. The idea is to take small groups to wineries and hikes they might not know existed. For her first tour, she's taking a group of yoga teachers that includes her own teacher Laura and her husband Dan. Everything is going smoothly until Laura disappears and is found murdered with Taylor's corkscrew in her neck. When Dan's sister is murdered, Taylor has a real problem.Taylor's reputation and her new business are on the line, and she needs to find out who murdered Laura and Dan's sister to save both.I really liked the writing style in this book; it made the story flow nicely. This was an enjoyable read and I highly recommend it. Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Book
    January 1, 1970
    Three irrepressible women and one very patient Sheriff lead readers through a page turning journey to find the killer who's trying to frame Taylor O'Brian for the crime. On an 'Off the Beaten Path' Wine Country Tour one of the participants is murdered with Taylor's corkscrew. Since this is Taylor's first tour for her brand new business, things couldn't be worse. Taylor's best friend Holly insists she, Taylor, needs to catch the killer. And Taylor's Aunt Jemma, who owns a small Winery, wants to h Three irrepressible women and one very patient Sheriff lead readers through a page turning journey to find the killer who's trying to frame Taylor O'Brian for the crime. On an 'Off the Beaten Path' Wine Country Tour one of the participants is murdered with Taylor's corkscrew. Since this is Taylor's first tour for her brand new business, things couldn't be worse. Taylor's best friend Holly insists she, Taylor, needs to catch the killer. And Taylor's Aunt Jemma, who owns a small Winery, wants to help. Tensions mount when Taylor is indicted for the crime and jailed overnight while her aunt leverages her winery for the million dollar bail. Naive but determined best describes this threesome's approach to investigation. The fun here is tagging along with these three as they give life to the phrase "from the frying pan into the fire". This is a well plotted mystery with interesting characters, lively dialogue and enough twists to keep the reader engaged. The Sheriff's role grows as he tries to moderate the antics of the amateur sleuths and there are hints he may play a more prominent part in future adventures. Looking forward to the next tour....
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    I know nothing about wine but I do like the mysteries written by Nancy J. Parra so I was looking forward to reading this new series. I was not disappointed. The setting is enough on its own, then add a great cast of characters, a body done in by a corkscrew belonging to the main character, Taylor O'Brian and a bit of future love interest, I was hooked. There were times when Taylor went a bit too far in trying to keep herself from wearing the handcuff bracelets but she did have a big reason to so I know nothing about wine but I do like the mysteries written by Nancy J. Parra so I was looking forward to reading this new series. I was not disappointed. The setting is enough on its own, then add a great cast of characters, a body done in by a corkscrew belonging to the main character, Taylor O'Brian and a bit of future love interest, I was hooked. There were times when Taylor went a bit too far in trying to keep herself from wearing the handcuff bracelets but she did have a big reason to solve the mystery. The writing was good and the mystery played fair with the reader. I'll be looking forward to the next installment of this series.My thanks to the publisher Crooked Lane Books and to NetGalley for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her investigation gets close to being head knocking extreme, but didn't cross the line for me.There seem to be two prospective love interests developing, but it's just hinted at. Please, please don't let this become another I liked this book. Nancy Parra has a writing style I enjoy and the subject matter was quite timely with the disclosure of the Equifax mess last week. I would warn readers that Taylor is one of those cozy heroines who doesn't listen to her lawyer and the extent she goes to in her investigation gets close to being head knocking extreme, but didn't cross the line for me.There seem to be two prospective love interests developing, but it's just hinted at. Please, please don't let this become another cozy series with a love triangle. I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    Imaginative new cozy series Nancy J. Parra did an excellent job of setting down a hood foundation for this new series. Taylor is a believable main character and the cast of family and friends enhanced the story. The mystery has a lot of twists and turns in finding the murderer.I received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
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  • Lisa Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    This was a really fun start to a new series! I loved the characters and the setting and I felt that the mystery was very well done with a lot of good deflections and twists. I'm looking forward to reading book two.
  • Anna Fox
    January 1, 1970
    Lots of suspects in this murder including of course the main character, Tayor. I enjoyed the Sonoma County setting and Taylor's sidekicks. It will be interesting to follow the series.I received am ARC from Netgalley for an honest review
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    January 1, 1970
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  • Rima Aiello
    January 1, 1970
    Taylor O'Brian is starting her new business venture, “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” which takes small groups around wine country. When one of the people in her groups turns up dead, and Taylor looking like a suspect, she is thrown into a murder mystery she just can't quit. This is the first installment and is a promising start to a new series. The characters are enchanting and the relationships between characters are perfectly developed.The setting is described beautifully and makes Taylor O'Brian is starting her new business venture, “Taylor’s Off The Beaten Path Wine Tours,” which takes small groups around wine country. When one of the people in her groups turns up dead, and Taylor looking like a suspect, she is thrown into a murder mystery she just can't quit. This is the first installment and is a promising start to a new series. The characters are enchanting and the relationships between characters are perfectly developed.The setting is described beautifully and makes you feel as if you are walking along with the characters. The author has weaved a perfect mystery with a strong plot that leaves the reader wanting more.
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  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    January 1, 1970
    As much as I enjoyed this book, the identity theft aspect was kind of uncomfortable to read about considering the whole Equifax nightmare that's going on, but I appreciate having a different angle in the story that hasnt been used a million times. I found the main character doing a lot of dumb stuff, but it was an enjoyable story nonetheless. Looking forward to more adventures with Taylor and the gang!
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