Monday, May 25, 2015

Good Reads: Dying Brand

Dying Brand: An Allison Campbell MysteryDying Brand: An Allison Campbell Mystery by Wendy Tyson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dying Brand is the third book in the Allison Campbell mystery series. It is a well written and professionally edited full length novel.

Allison Campbell, an image consultant, is surprised to hear that her ex boyfriend has been murdered during an apparent drug deal gone wrong. She is horrified when photos of their love making, that she was not aware of, are mailed to her friends and relatives. With her professional and family relationships endangered, she is determined to investigate the murder.

Wendy Tyson writes deliciously complex plots that keep me interested from beginning to end. There are also several sub plots involving secondary characters which add to the book's depth.

I did have a problem with the relationship between Allison, her ex mother in law, Mia, and her ex husband, Jason. Despite their protestations of love neither Mia or Jason seem to trust Allison. Neither relationship seemed promising or convincing to me.

Overall, I highly recommend Dying Brand and I look forward to reading future books in this series.

ARC provided by Henery Press via Netgalley.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Frugal Kitchen: Swanson Thai Ginger Broth

If you've always wanted to make Thai soups, but didn't want to search for the complex ingredients; your day has come.  Swanson has a Thai Ginger broth that makes cooking Thai a breeze.

Add some poached chicken, sliced green onion and rice or rice noodles to this broth and you have a restaurant quality Thai soup.  It is delicious, easy and quick.

Or substitute this broth for water when making rice and you have a unique side dish.  Enjoy!

God bless,