"Thanksgiving in Paradise" By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa

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

Ten in Paradise!

Tj Jensen has been involved in investigating mayhem and murder since Kathi Daley introduced the Tj Jensen Mystery series in 2013 with Pumpkins in Paradise, so Thanksgiving is a special anniversary. Through those six years she was joined by her dad, grandfather, two young half-sisters, BFF Jenna Elston, and two relationships that took time to work themselves out. Her relationship with Hunter Hansen, local doctor, had been close for along time, but she’s now with Kyle Donovan, computer expert and member of the town council. As much as maintaining a friendship with Hunter is important, it is, of course, awkward. With all the mayhem that seems to have arrived in Serenity, Nevada, the one thing that is constant is the close relationships between all these friends and family.

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Thanksgiving in Paradise earns 5/5...Explosive Entertainment!
BOOM! “Am I dead?” Two dead. Four injured. Tj recalls an explosion, darkness, and a memory of playing chess with her late friend, then...wet, debris, and pain. Kyle has already been taken to the hospital, but no word yet on his condition. How could this happen? Trick or treating had been interrupted with a vague text calling for an emergency meeting of the town’s council. As a member Kyle had raised concerns over the increase of meetings behind closed doors, and even though some thought it best to debate sensitive issues out of the public eye, he was uncomfortable with the lack of transparency. But soon after arriving, Tj in tow, an explosive device went off. Was someone targeted? Was this just poorly executed? And why was the meeting called in the first place? All intriguing questions to challenge Tj and Kyle as they evaluate possible motives, interrogate possible suspects, and navigate more possible peril.

Wow! Kathi Daley grabs readers right off with a BANG! in the tenth book of her Tj Jensen Mystery series. The mystery is clever with secrets exposed, shocking revelations made public, and learning sometimes people are not who they seem, all of which kept me turning the page...quickly! Kathi Daley’s signature writing style immerses readers with vivid descriptions (one can almost feel the aftermath of the explosion along with the tension) and dialogue that illustrates various personalities and emotions, but it’s always the characters that stand out. She creates a set of characters that often have traits and connections with which readers can identify as family, friends, and neighbors. This makes this series and others extra enjoyable. Newbies just need to know a lot has transpired in the series, but this tenth book can stand by itself...KABOOM! You’ll love it!

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 relationships between family and friends. She has a great social media community of fans and can be followed on Amazon, Goodreads, and BookBub.

Facebook - Kathi Daley Books
Join the Club Kathi Daley Book Club
On the Web Kathi Daley Website
Blog - Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings

Check out other Henery Press mysteries on their website.

Thanksgiving Gifts for the Guests
What a great surprise it would be to send your Thanksgiving guests home with a fragrant reminder of the festivities...Evermine—Holiday Stovetop Simmer from Josephine Guicciardi, the nom de plume of a creative Evermine blogger. Check out other ideas for the holidays on Evermine “7-Thanksgiving Ideas we’re Thankful For” Blog.

To enter to win a copy of Thanksgiving in Paradise, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "paradise,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 16, 2019. If entering via comment please include your email address.If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section in Kings River Life and in our mystery category here on KRL News & Reviews. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. And check out our new mystery podcast which features mystery short stories and first chapters read by local actors! One of our past episodes features another of Kathi's books. You can listen to it here: mysteryratsmaze.podbean.com/e/boxes-in-the-basement-by-kathi-daley

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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.
Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.


  1. Oh wow. This book sounds so exciting. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win. Nerdsrgood at msn dot com

  2. I love Kathi Daley's books and this series. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for sharing about the book and the chance! bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  3. It's always fun to read a Thanksgiving novel. kathi Daley is a good author. Count me in!

  4. I love Kathi's books. Thank you so very much for this chance. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Been hearing a lot about this author. Would love to give this series a try.

  6. thanks for the review. Great series!
    kckkendler at gmail dot com

  7. Love this series

  8. I really enjoy seasonal themed mysteries and am looking forward to reading this book, in the TJ Mystery series.

  9. This book sounds GREAT Thanks for sharing this book with us on your blog iamabho AT gmail DOT com

  10. Wow!! What a beginning to a book!! Love TJ and Kyle, her friends and family. This is a wonderful series. Thank you!! oh_bother88@hotmail.com

  11. Thank you for the chance I'd love to read it and review it too. Donakutska7@gmail.com

  12. Sure hope I win I have read all the other books in this series.

  13. Really 💘 this series!!

  14. You should have given a spoiler alert, I am not this far into the series yet, Lol! I am loving the books.

  15. Love Kathi Daley's books! Sounds like a great read.

  16. Kathi's books are always a great read and I assume this is no exception. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

  17. Thanks for the contest. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. I love Thanksgiving Mysteries and Holiday themes...thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  19. My husband and I love Kathi Daley's books. Thank you for the chance to win.

  20. I'd love to win a copy of this book! My email is somesmartcookle at aol dot com. cookle is spelled with an L, not an i!

  21. I’m dying to read this!


  22. Oh yes I would love to read a Kathi book. Hers are so exciting peggy clayton at aol,com! Happy Thanksgiving

  23. I haven't read this series yet. It sounds really interesting and fun to read. Thank you for the chance Donakutska7@gmail.com


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