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

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

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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