A Sweet Cozy with a Distinct Italian and Foodie Flavor #RSSOS #Romantic Suspense

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After a record-breaking storm ravaged the west coast, the whole world seemed different. Nature’s wrath had ended leaving a soulful sense of peace. That’s all to say, it was a perfect day for reading. I spent my Sunday delving into Joanne Guiduiccio’s latest book, A Season for Killing Blondes. What a treat!


It’s a warm, sweet cozy with a distinct Italian and foodie flavor. Vivid characters  immediately make you not only like them, but feel like you’ve known them all your life. The writing is tight and well paced. Guidoccio’s gentle humor laces every page.

“When I agreed to import the pastries, I had no idea I would be subsidizing the failing Italian economy and helping Silvio Berlusconi stay in power for a few weeks longer.”

The book made me hungry. Good Italian food is always on the table,”…amaretto cookies, stuffed figs, biscotti… capicola, mortadella, prosciutto, provalone…” Need I say more?

And then there’s the suspense. As the body count rises, the list of suspects grows and terror festers. It has to be someone she knows. But who?

If you like books by Cleo Coyle and Diane Mott Davidson, you’ll love Joanne Guidoccio’s, A Season for Killing Blondes.

My Favorite Line:

“Even with a dead body in the Dumpster, thousands of euros of pastries wasting away, and policemen swarming about, my mother and aunt could still indulge in their favorite hobby – trying to find me another husband.”

I’m heading over to Amazon and Goodreads to upload this review and give the book 5 stars. You can click the cover at the top for the Amazon buy link.

Do you like cozies?

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

14 thoughts on “A Sweet Cozy with a Distinct Italian and Foodie Flavor #RSSOS #Romantic Suspense”

    1. Hi Pat
      Yeah, you blondes definitely get a bad rap:) I’m glad you liked the book too. Great minds think… and all that.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      my best


  1. RE: My favorite Line.
    I agree, Jo-Ann, every time I read that sentence I laugh! It got the tone of the book right there. Looking forward to reading it, Joanne, and I love your cover!


    1. Hi Sarah
      Thanks for stopping by. Joanne, that is the author, had me in stitches with the way her character had to deal with meddling family members.
      my best


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