"Harlow" By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an ebook copy of this book, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Another Hathaway Hits the Scene!
Harlow Hathaway is the second youngest of five Hathaway sisters; Hayden is the oldest residing in Minneapolis, then there is Harper who recently returned home, middle sister Haley, and the youngest Haven all living in at the family farm near Moosehead. They are a close-knit family sharing time including Sunday dinners with their grandmother Dixie and mother Daisy. Harlow owns The Book Nook, a lovely bookshop she renovated with a comfy upstairs apartment. She loves books, her sisters, and her relationship with childhood friend Cooper Calloway, a private investigator, seems to be evolving beyond just friends. Needless to say, connections are close with family, friends, and a few "fur" friends.

Hathaway Sisters Mystery
Harper (February) KRL News April 2019 Review Harper by Kathi Daley
Harlow (May)
Hayden (Coming soon)

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Harlow earns 5/5 First Edition Treasures...Clever, Engaging!
Harlow Hathaway along with her friend Coop checked out an estate sale of items belonging to multi-wealthy Theo Emerson. She was thrilled to pick up a box of books, of course, but to her amazement she discovered a first edition of The Great Gatsby and signed copies of every book penned by her favorite author Alistair Winslow, who is quite the public enigma, a recluse that not even his editor knows what he looks like. She jokes that "if he turned out to be a seventy-five-year-old grandmother, it might effect book sales." Her curiosity is heightened by handwritten inscriptions in the books and pages from possibly an unfinished manuscript. She enlists her friend Coop, whose interest is also piqued, to uncover information about this author. Starting with the connection to the late Theo Emerson, seeking Alistair's identity leads to more mysteries, suspicions, and a possible crime.

Hooked! My delight with this series continues with Harlow. Using a third-person narrative, though not my favorite perspective style, Kathy Daley has penned an intriguing mystery along with vivid descriptions, realistic dialogue, and wonderful characters. The journey to uncover the author's identity and connection to the late Emerson is clever and quite the page-turner with surprises and a great revelation. Beyond the mystery, Kathi Daley's signature writing style always delves into the characters and their everyday life: family gatherings, meals, traveling, even some sibling conflicts. It is fascinating how she creates an admirable Hathaway family and their influence on others. The Hathaway universe is fun to inhabit, but the books build on each other. One sister may take the lead, but information about Harper, the focus in book one, is revealed...not as a true spoiler, though. Intriguing. Entertaining. Fun.

Be a Big Kathi Daley Fan!
Come for the Murder, Stay for the Romance!
Kathi Daley has ten other series offering something for every cozy taste including “fur” friends and close relationship between family and friends. She has a great social media community of fans and can be followed on Goodreads and BookBub. Sign up for her newsletter. Sign up for her newsletter.

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Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.
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  2. These books sound so good. On my tbr list for this summer

  3. Looks great! Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. Thank you for the chance. sandylip12@gmail.com

  5. I’d love to read this—ty for the giveaway! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

  6. Love Kathy's books. This sounds like another great one. sclickner@juno.com

  7. Kathi Daley is such a wonderful cozy author. The Hathaway Sisters mystery series sounds like an excellent one. oaktreehill@outlook.com

  8. Thank you for this chance. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. I love anything written by Kathi Daley. Looking forward to this series as well. Thanks for the chance to win. patwalkerp(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I am excited to read this one! I think she and I would be friends. christy41970 at gmail dot com

  11. Love Kathi's books. Looking forward to reading.

  12. I’d love to read this—ty for the giveaway! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com


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