Monday, June 24, 2019

A Cuppa Trouble Book Tour + Giveaway

I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from JustRead Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for A Cuppa Trouble by Angela Ruth Strong, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: A Cuppa Trouble 
Series: The CafFUNated Mysteries #2 
Author: Angela Ruth Strong  
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: July 1, 2019  
Genre: Inspirational Cozy Mystery

Can a couple of baristas chase down a car thief without spilling a drop of their favorite drinks?

Plans for a Valentine's Day grand opening of a small town coffee shop go awry when the first customer is killed. Evidence points toward the victim being mixed up in a car theft ring, but shop owners Tandy and Marissa have reason to believe he was framed.

An assortment of suspects--from a pink-haired heir to Tandy's charming ex--all seem to know a little too much about grand theft auto.

Without approval from either their boyfriends or the gum-chewing FBI agent in charge, the shop owners go on stakeouts, plan stings, and pursue justice in a high-speed car chase. If they don't find the killer soon, it might be more than their love lives in trouble.


Angela Ruth Strong sold her first Christian romance novel in 2009 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Ten years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there's nothing else she'd rather write about. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, been optioned for film, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. She also writes non-fiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho, and she teaches as an expert online at WRITE THAT BOOK.  

CONNECT WITH ANGELA: Website | Facebook | Twitter

When I read book, I so often read them as an escape... a break from day to day life to take a peek into a different world. While I tend to lean towards romantic suspense, those can take on a bit of a darker tone at time. Sometimes, we just need a little fun, a little humor and a little cheesiness. 'A Cuppa Trouble' by Angela Ruth Strong provided all of that and so much more.

Reading this book, I was reminded a bit of the Hallmark mysteries that I so adore. While they are murder mysteries, they somehow seem to keep a lightness about them as well. They're cute, they often have humor, and they can run just a little bit on the cheesy the absolute best way possible! This book was just like that, and I absolutely loved it. It was over the top in many ways, but it just made it all the more entertaining to read. What I really loved though was finding out in the end (in the note from the author) that some of the crazier over the top moments were actually based on real events. Real life is equally crazy it seems!

This was book number two in this series. I admit, I had not read book one. While I felt like the author summed up the previous book well without going into too much detail, if you don't like spoilers, I'd certainly suggest starting with book one first! After all, if you love a good romance like I do, you'll want to read the entire series.

It's no secret that I LOVE my coffee, so it only makes sense that it was that coffee them that had first attracted me to this book and the series as a whole. And for us coffee lovers (or tea lovers alike), it did not disappoint... it really is a theme that is carried on throughout the story, again giving it that fun little addition that kept it light and fun. And of course made for some great puns...and I love a good pun myself. In the midst of all that though, it was also a really great message about communication in ALL relationships- friendships, romantic partners and even God. All that rolled into one entertaining package.

While this type of romance may not be everyone's cup of tea (pun fully intended), I absolutely adored it and cannot wait to check out more in the series and from the author. It was a quick read, and a perfect escape! If you love a good romance, a good cup of coffee and a little bit of fun, this is one book you will want to add to your reading list!

(1) winner will receive a "Coffee is like Sherlock Holmes" mug, "Drink Coffee & Do Good" sign (painted with coffee by author's cover designer), $25 Starbucks Gift Card & "Drink Coffee, and Read Books & Be Happy" tote.

Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 24, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 1, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only.

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  1. I love your comparison to the Hallmark Mysteries. I can't agree more.

  2. I can't say I've read too many Valentine's Day themed books. But I do love romances. Love Hallmark and mysteries as well. Sounds like a book I'd love to read.

  3. Everything about this book is fun - reading it, the cover, the title, and the coffee!!!

  4. Thank you you for your thoughts. New author to me.

  5. This sounds like a series I would enjoy, thanks for the chance!

  6. Sounds like a great series to dive into. I enjoyed the review.

  7. I thought Angela's bio was kind of sad, but had a happy ending.

  8. This sounds like a new series I would like to read.


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