A Midwinter's Tail by Bethany Blake

A Midwinter's Tail

To bark or not to bark . . . Professional pet sitter Daphne Templeton loves the holidays in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. And nothing gets her into the spirit more than the town's annual Bark the Halls Ball. The whole community will be there to wag their tails, especially this year's special guest--Celeste "CeeCee" French, founder of a national chain of pet care franchises, who's returning home to announce plans for a bright new flagship store.But ...


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TitleA Midwinter's Tail
ISBN9781496717337
Author
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherKensington Publishing Corporation
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Holiday, Christmas
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Reviews A Midwinter's Tail

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    2018-09-24
    3.5 StarsThis was a fun holiday-themed cozy. I am not usually huge of pet-themed books, but this one wasn't too bad in that regard. I haven't read any of the previous books, so I was a bit lost with who all the characters were and their past connections. However the further I got into the book the less confused I was. The mystery aspect was well done and kept me guessing until the end. I thought there was an awful lot of "romance" angst both with...
  • Kirsti
    2018-09-30
    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!I have read every one of the Petsitting Mysteries, and I have to say that they are one of my favorite themed series going. Daphne is a wonderful sleuth, who doesn't leave any stone unturned, even if she trips over them first. Her quirky personality, combined with her love for the animals under her care, make this one of the better pet themed cozy series going. Her on again ...
  • LORI CASWELL
    2018-12-08
    Dollycas’s ThoughtsThe people of Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania are wild about their pets. A pet bakery, a pet clothing store, a hair salon that has human and pet clients, and right now they are getting ready for the Bark the Halls Ball where people and their pets deck out in their finest attire to dance the night away and enjoy each other’s company. Former resident, Celeste “CeeCee” French is coming home to be the special guest for the affai...
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    2018-11-15
    There are so many things I love about this series and this installment that I don't know where to start. Once again readers are quickly immersed into Sylvan Creek, the quaint small town that adores its pets. This time, the town is in the middle of their Christmas preparations which include a rather unique play and a Bark the Halls Ball. Unfortunately, once again Daphne has discovered a dead body beneath a park tree and it just happens to be a vis...
  • Patty
    2018-11-27
    A Midwinter's Tail by Bethany Blake is the 4th book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series, and another great addition. Daphne Templeton keeps busy with her pet sitting business, Lucky Paws, and her pet bakery, Flour Power. The town is getting ready for the annual Bark the Halls Ball, with CeeCee French as the special guest. CeeCee is the founder of a national chain of pet care franchises, who grew up in Sylan Creek, announces she is buildin...
  • Betty
    2018-10-21
    The fourth installment of the Lucky Paws Petting series finds that is winter as the town preparing for the Christmas events. One of the most important is The Deck the Hall ball for pets and their owners. Daphne Templeton and her BFF, Moxie Bloom are at a kick-off event when an old high school nemesis appears and announce she is building her flagship pet supplies to the area. to the area. This means that all the pet business as in the area will su...
  • Annarella
    2018-09-29
    This one those book that you don't want to end. When I saw on my kindle I was at 80% I felt sad.It's heartwarming, makes you feel good and it's lovely.I was happy to meet again the cast of characters, Socrates the philosophical dog above all, and read about the changes in their life and the evolution in their relationships.The mystery was very good and it was full of twists and turns. I cannot say it kept me guessing till the end but I was curiou...
  • Lola
    2018-11-24
    I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.I love this cozy mystery series and this book again reminded me why this is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. A Midwinter's Tail was again a great read, with lots of story, a touch of romance, a great mystery and an awesome cats of both human and animal characters. I really had a great time reading this book and had fun trying to solve the m...
  • Lynn
    2018-12-07
    The characters of Sylvan Creek are at it again and I couldn't be more joyous! While getting ready for the annual holiday festivities, Daphne, Piper and Moxie look forward to an uneventful season, filled with friendship, hot chocolate and warm puppy company! Unfortunately, a quiet time just isn't in the cards for Daphne as she stumbles across another dead body at the local viewing of It's a Wonderful Life. Along with a dead body is a surprise dog,...
  • Nicole
    2018-11-22
    I loved this book. I loved, loved, loved it! Bethany Blake's Lucky Paws Petsitting series is charming, funny, clever, and very cozy indeed. In A Midwinter's Tail, the fourth book in the series, pet sitter/pet bakery owner Daphne Templeton strives to discover who killed her former classmate at Sylvan Creek's annual Bark the Halls Ball. When her best friend, Moxie, is suspected of the dastardly deed, Daphne, along with her faithful sidekick, Socrat...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2018-12-02
    I have read all the books in the Lucky Paws Pet-Sitting Mysteries and each one seems to be better than the one before. The village of Sylvan Creek is a quaint small town that adores its pets, and includes them in all parts of their lives. This time, the town is in the middle of their Christmas preparations which include a local take on The Christmas Carol, and a ball for pets, the Bark the Halls Ball. Daphne, our protagonist, meets up with the ha...
  • RO G'ma
    2018-11-21
    Holiday Cheer, Mystery, Murder, and MayhemA Midwinter's Tail is the fourth book in Bethany Blake’s Lucky Paws Pet Sitting Mystery series. The storyline is well plotted, and the characters are well developed. This book held my attention from beginning to the end and has plenty of twists and turns, and red herrings that keep the reader guessing. This steadily paced book is an enjoyable, clean read, with an interesting mystery and touches of humor...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    2018-12-02
    I really enjoy the Lucky Paws Petsitting books and find the main characters all endearing, but Socrates the basset hound totally makes this series for me. It’s already cute and a little campy but his almost-human antics and personality takes it from almost-a-smidge-too-campy to just plain adorable instead. His sighs, his helpful (and timely) nudges and his meaningful looks… and the plot line in this book with the diva poodle … I am Socrates...
  • Rebecca
    2018-11-26
    A Midwinters Tail is the fourth book inBetgany Blake’s Lucky Paws Petsitting series.I always look forward to spending time with Daphne and friends, this book has them preparing for Bark The Halls, the annual town ball. Everything is going well until former high school mean girl,CeCe French, shows up and makes an announcement that could effect everyone I really enjoyed this book, it may just be my favorite in the series. I loved reading about th...
  • Kristin Cochran Schadler
    2018-10-10
    Loved this book! I always love reading about the adventures of Daphne and her gang...they never fail to entertain and this book is no exception. Great mystery keeps you guessing. Can't wait to see where this series leads.
  • Mary Brown
    2018-12-01
    A Midwinter’s TailLucky Paws Petsitting Mystery, Book #4Bethany Blake5+ StarsSynopsis:To bark or not to bark . . . Professional pet sitter Daphne Templeton loves the holidays in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. And nothing gets her into the spirit more than the town's annual Bark the Halls Ball. The whole community will be there to wag their tails, especially this year's special guest--Celeste "CeeCee" French, founder of a national chain of pet care...
  • Cozy Cat Reviews
    2018-11-27
    I adore this series and was thrilled to receive this Christmas Themed next in series for review. My opinions are my own. As a long time fan of this series I recommend the entire series to new readers and for all animal lovers that enjoy cozy mysteries featuring pets ! A Midwinter's Tale is the fourth book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series by Bethany Blake. The cover drew me in immediately and has the perfect Christmas time theme. This n...
  • Anisaa
    2018-11-27
    A Midwinter's Tail is the fourth book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series! We meet up again with Daphne Templeton during the holiday season. Daphne and Moxie’s high school nemesis is back in town and wants to open a large-chain pet-store in town, which rubs many people the wrong way. When their nemesis is murdered, Moxie is the prime suspect. So, once again, Daphne and Socrates must catch the real killer and prove Moxie’s innocence. I...
  • The Cozy Review
    2018-11-10
    Pet sitter Daphne Templeton loves the holidays in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. And nothing gets her into the spirit more than the town’s annual Bark the Halls Ball. The whole community will be there to wag their tails, especially this year’s special guest—Celeste “CeeCee” French, founder of a national chain of pet care franchises, who is returning home to announce plans for a bright new flagship store.But not everyone’s celebrating Cee...
  • Jessica Robbins
    2018-12-18
    *I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.I was dying to get my hands on this book and I was not disappointed once I did. It is Christmas time in Sylvan Creek which comes with a slew of traditions. This town is so full of charm and life you will wish you were there. The pet friendly attitude is the cherry on top of the cake. Daphne is enjoying the festivities when a blast from the past rolls into...
  • Amy
    2018-11-25
    I really enjoyed A Midwinter's Tail. I had won it through a goodreads giveaway. The characters are unique and the town is small, but there is no lack of excitement! I wish all towns were like Sylvan Creek, and allowed you to take your dogs (or in Moxie's case rat) everywhere. Budding romance, old highscool friends and enemies, a couple of murders, and man's best friend, what more could you want from a book?
  • Nancy Baker
    2018-11-23
    A cozy winter themed story with quirky characters and a clumsy, kind-hearted and intelligent protagonist. An animal menagerie including dogs, a cat and a rat add a special touch too. I love this series and am anxiously awaiting book #5 in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series.. Thanks to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC. The opinions expressed are my own.
  • Kathleen Gray
    2018-11-16
    Cece was a bully in high school and it looks like she's going to be a bully now that she's back in Sylvan Creek. Except she's dead. Yep, dead and unfortunately, Daphne's friend Moxie is the prime suspect! This is classic cozy territory elevated by the animals (let's face it- who can resist a dog named Socrates, among others). This is Christmas themed and occasionally wanders a bit into the too-too category but it's also quite delightful. Daphne's...
  • Brenda
    2018-10-27
    A Midwinter's Tail is the fourth installment in the Lucy Paws Petsitting Mystery series set in the small town of Sylvan Creek, PA featuring pet sitter/pet bakery owner, Daphne Templeton. It's Christmas season and everyone is looking forward to celebrating the towns festivities that include the annual Bark the Halls Ball.The Bijoux theater is showing It's a Wonderful Life, and Daphne and best friend Moxie Bloom have arrived with their arms full of...
  • K.A. Davis
    2018-10-31
    A MIDWINTER’S TAIL, the fourth book in the Lucky Paws Petsitting Mystery series by Bethany Blake has an adorable cover that invites the reader in and with the very first pages, the holiday spirit continues with the festive atmosphere and special foods. But don’t be lulled into a comfortable sense of wellbeing because murder is right around the corner. Tender-hearted petsitter and pet bakery owner, Daphne Templeton, finds herself in the middle...
  • Karen
    2018-11-12
    Another fun story in this pet-themed cozy series. Of course Daphne is in the thick of things when she yet again discovers a body during the holiday season and the evidence is pointing to her good friend Moxie. There are some fun and quirky characters like Daphne and Moxie, and some not so nice characters like the victim. I am also not a fan of Daphne's mom. The pace is quick and lively and there were a few red herrings which kept me guessing. And...
  • Teri Griffis
    2018-11-14
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a fantastic cozy mystery. Daphne will make you laugh and possibly make you feel a little sorry for her (she's always finding dead bodies). This book is very well written, entertaining, and fun to read. The characters are a hoot. You will definitely enjoy this book, which is part of a series. Enjoy!
  • S.K. Smith
    2018-10-30
    Thank you to Kensington and Goodreads for a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review. Readers who enjoy cozy mysteries that are funny, festive, warm, and full of furry friends will really love this book. It is narrated by the upbeat and quirky main character, Daphne Templeton, Pet Sitter Extraordinaire. The setting is the extremely pet-friendly town of Sylvan Creek, PA during Christmas time. The author uses a lot of descriptive language...