Cleo Coyle Shares a Brewed Awakening + Giveaway

Jul 24, 2021 | 2021 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Cleo Coyle

Details at the end of this post on how to enter for a special giveaway from Cleo Coyle, and links to purchase the book.

My husband and I have had plenty of ups and down, and we always try to put the pain, joy, and absurd humor of our daily lives into our novels. It’s one of the reasons readers tell us they’ve formed deep connections with our characters, especially our amateur sleuth, single mom and coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi, whose quirky adventures and complicated love life have helped us sell more than one million books in our Coffeehouse Mystery series.

With Clare now on a path to be married to her longtime boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, my husband and I began our Brewed Awakening story development with a conversation over (no surprise) coffee. After everything Marc and I have gone through as a couple, we wondered: What if our years together were suddenly wiped from our memories? Would we be drawn to each other again? If so, how exactly does “like” deepen into something more? When does love begin?

To tell this story, we agreed that Clare would have to suffer from a traumatic memory loss. Her damaged memory ends up wiping away years of experiences, including every single memory of Detective Mike Quinn, the man she’s grown to love over our long-running series. The memory block is tied to a crime she witnessed, and she must find a way to recover clues to solving that crime, buried somewhere in her brain. The task proves to be a monumental challenge, not only for Clare, but also for the friends and family who love her, especially Mike, who is devastated when Clare no longer remembers him. During the story, he resolves to make her fall in love with him again. The question is how?

If you’re a newcomer to our Coffeehouse world, don’t hesitate to pick up Brewed Awakening, just reissued by our publisher in a new paperback edition. All of our books can be read as stand-alone novels. And, if you like one, you’ll have many more to enjoy. But don’t miss our latest. We hope you’ll find our mystery about memory to be unforgettable.


“Amid the delightfully twisty mystery, Coyle poses an intriguing question: if you lost all memory of your beloved, would you fall for him all over again?”
Publishers Weekly on Brewed Awakening

FREE RECIPE GUIDE

Cleo Coyle Brewed Awakening Recipe Guide

Cleo Coyle’s newly reissued culinary mystery, Brewed Awakening, includes an appendix of recipes that will show you how to prepare the delicious foods and drinks mentioned in the story. To see, print, or download the free, illustrated guide to the book’s recipe section, click here or on the image above.


GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win an autographed copy of Cleo Coyle’s Brewed Awakening in its new paperback edition; a fun canvas tote bag; and a collection of Cleo’s favorite recipe cards. A winner will be chosen Wednesday, August 11, 2021. US residents only.

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Cleo Coyle – Alice Alfonsi – Marc Cerasini

CLEO COYLE is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, collaborating with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With more than 1 million copies of their books sold, Alice and Marc have written 18 entries in their long-running, critically acclaimed Coffeehouse Mystery series. Their 19th, Honey Roasted, is coming in January 2022 from their longtime publisher, Penguin Random House. They also write the national bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries with The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait (7th in the series) recently released by Berkley Books. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, Toho, and MGM. They live in New York City, where they haunt coffeehouses, hunt ghosts, wrangle rescue cats, and write independently and together.
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623 Comments

  1. I love this series!

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    • I love the cover where Claire appears to be contemplating the guy in a trench coat with a gun. What a fun concept to see how Claire can arrive at a conclusion that she knows Mike and loves him. I’m hoping the heart knows what the heart wants! In this case, that Claire’s heart wants to help guide her back to Mike. Mike has the benefit of old memories and knowing what made Claire happy. Hopefully, Mike will play on those. For myself, it would be what made me fall in love with my husband—asking me out, the flowers, and spending time together. Great giveaway with some scrumptious recipes! Thank you for the chance.

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      • This recipe looks delicious!
        Absolutely love all of these books ?
        One of the best series I’ve ever read.

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        • Wow, we’re blushing, Donna. Thank you so much for your lovely compliment, and good luck on the giveaway.

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      • Mike and Clare go through a lot of drama and we weren’t sure how it would go ourselves. Thanks for your insight and good luck with the giveaway, Allyson.

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    • What a l fun article. Thank you both f)[9or all the hours of enjoymenr from your books and the respect you give your readers.
      Diane

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      • Thank YOU Diane, for the respect you have given us.

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    • This is one of my favorite series. Thank you for the opportunity.

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      • I have actually only read A Shot in the Dark so far and I LOVED it! I have a lot of catching up to do. The covers of the books are beautiful — works of art.

        Thanks

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        • Thanks for giving our series a shot, and yes, we love the covers as much as you do!

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        • I wish these book would become a tv series!!

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    • Love all of Cleo’s books!! Never a dull moment in this wonderful series.

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      • Thank you so much Maureen. Good luck with the giveaway.

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    • How can anyone not like this series???

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  2. Sounds interesting! Count me in!

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  3. I’m a huge fan of this series! Thank you for offering this great prize package!

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    • Thank you for reading, Kim. Good luck.

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  4. Poor Clare. She’s been through
    so much. Not fair.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    • Clare is tough and resilient–she has to be to deal with two men AND a mystery at the same time!

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  5. I’ve read all the books in the series – looking forward to the next one!

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    • Thank you for following Clare’s adventures. Our sleuth will be back in action before you know it.

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  6. I love thus series. I grew up in a suburb of the city, and so I enjoy a cozy mystery set there. Plus, coffee!
    But, your characters are so well written, that I look forward to reading what they are up to, in each new book.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, the city that never sleeps is a great setting for a cozy mystery. But unfortunately for Clare and company, when they’re solving a mystery they get no sleep either!

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  7. One of my favorite series. Looking forward to reading “Brewed Awakening”.

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    • Thanks for reading. Pretty sure Brewed Awakening will surprise you. It sure surprised Clare!

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  8. Hi Cleo, Love your coffeehouse series, thank you for all the lovely recipes you share in your series and on MLK!

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    • Thank you, Karen. If you love to cook (and eat. Especially eat!), sharing recipes just comes naturally.

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  9. Thanks for the drawing, an enjoyable series

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  10. Thank you so much for the chance to win this book from a new to me Author. I would love to read and review it.

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    • Thank you for posting. Good luck!

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  11. Love Cleo Coyle books! The idea of a wife/husband team creating such wonderful characters and storylines has fascinated me since book one!

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    • Thank you, Donna. We have to confess that sometimes the whole thing fascinates us, too!

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  12. This is such a great series, and every recipe I have tried has been delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Hi Cleo,

    So great that a husband and wife can write together as a team! I think it’s amazing that you were able to write so many novels in this series. My friend is a big fan. She sent me a copy of The Ghost and Mrs. McClure which I loved and am now into your Haunted Bookstore series which is so cleverly written.

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    • Thank you so much Jacqueline. Sometimes we’re amazed, too, but when you love the characters as much as we do, the stories about them just keep on coming. We’re glad you’re enjoying Jack Shepard’s adventures. Right now the ghostly private eye is helping us with a brand new mystery.

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  14. I always enjoy the books in this series.

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  15. this book sounds like something just up my alley, i’d love to read it

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  16. Can’t wait to read this edition of the series. Love your books, recipes, and always looking forward to the time spent with your characters!

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    • Thanks for the kind words, Renee, and thank you for dropping by.

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  17. I’m always on the look out for another book of Cleo Coyles. The style of writing with the twists and turns in the plot hold my interest with each new page. Thanks for providing an insight into this new one.

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    • Thank you, Robin. We hope you enjoy and good luck.

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  18. Wonderful series which is so intriguing and the recipes are great.

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    • Thank you for your lovely comments, and for dropping by.

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  19. Brewed Awakening sounds unique. What a delightful series.

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  20. Great series, and what an interesting premise. Can’t wait to see how they work it all out.

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    • Thank you, Alicia. We hope you enjoy reading Brewed Awakening as much as we enjoyed writing it.

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  21. Looking forward to more books in this series. I have been a reader (and buyer) for a long time.

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    • Thank you for being a faithful reader, Marilyn, and for stopping by. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  22. I haven’t started this series, yet, but I do have the first book!

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    • Thanks for giving us a try, Lizz and we hope you enjoy Clare’s adventures.

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  23. New series to me. Sounds like fun!

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    • Hope you enjoy, Jennifer, and thanks for stopping in.

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  24. This is such a fun series. I love Clare.

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  25. I love this series! Fun characters!

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    • Thanks, Heather, for your kind words and for posting.

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  26. I am not a chocolate fan but this just might change my mind.

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  27. I just recently heard about your books and am anxious to begin reading them.

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    • Thanks for giving us a try, Debbie.

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  28. I enjoy this series. Clare and her family seem like friends, and the books keep me cheerful. I am in assisted living community and we are quarantined in our rooms for now.

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    • So sorry about the quarantine. We’ve had our share of misery here in NYC, too. But we are pleased–delighted, really–that Clare and company kept you entertained during these difficult times.

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    • Sorry about the quarantine. We’ve had our share of misery in NYC, too. But we are pleased that Clare and company kept you entertained during trying times.

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  29. In the past 3 weeks I have read the first 7 books anxiously waiting for the next 4 by mail as we speak! I absolutely love these books and the characters! Thank you so much!

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    • Wow, Rebecca, that’s amazing. We’re delighted to hear that but scared, too. We cannot keep up with you! Thank you for being a loyal reader.

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  30. Who can resist a contest offering a tote bag? Not Me!

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  31. I love these books. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  32. I love theses books. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  33. This is a great series! Thanks for the chance!

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  34. I enjoy the series. thanks for the chance.

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    • Glad you enjoy Clare’s adventures, and good luck!

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  35. I have been enjoying these books since day one. These are mysteries with real “meat” to them. You will not figure it out quickly. I have also had some wonderful chats with Cleo via Facebook and they are a very interesting couple. The recipes that I have tried have been excellent. Fingers crossed.

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    • It is a real thrill to meet someone who’s lived with Clare and company as long as we have. So glad you enjoyed all those books and look forward to chatting with you again. Thank you for stopping by and good luck.

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    • Hello, again, Toni — By now you know you’ve won our random drawing for the BREWED AWAKENING prize package giveaway. You are one of two winners because there were so many lovely comments for us here that we felt two winners should be chosen. We happily congratulate you and hope you enjoy your prizes!

      With warmest wishes,
      ~ Cleo

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  36. Hope I win, I LOVE this series!!

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  37. I have read other books in this series and have enjoyed them.

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  38. I love this series. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  39. I don’t remember where I picked up book one however I am now addicted! I read every night before sleeping and enjoy the recipes in each volume! Thanks for a great series and opportunity to win a fun prize pack!

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    • Thanks for your lovely praise. Keep on reading and good luck.

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  40. Always happy when a new Cleo Coyle book comes out!

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  41. I love this series. It is one of the few that I have never been able to suss out the killer. You always keep me guessing.

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    • That’s what we like to hear, Kyle. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.

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  42. Thank you for this great opportunity!!
    Love the recipe!!
    lindalou64(@)live(dot)com

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    • Good luck, Linda and thank you for dropping by.

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  43. I love the cover. How she looks so peaceful before
    The adventure begins.

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    • The calm before the storm, Angela.

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      • So true so true. Like standing outside and the whole world goes quiet before the lightening cracks and the storm starts.

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  44. I love this series, and the recipes you include. Would really like to win this giveaway.

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    • Thanks for posting, Patricia. We wish you luck.

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  45. Love, love the Coffeehouse series! BTW that I’m retired, I have to be judicious with my ebook purchases. But Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse books are always on my list!

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    • Thank you for being a loyal reader. Good luck with the giveaway.

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    • Thank you, Caryn, for stopping by.

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  46. Mmm mmm. The smell of coffee is so awesome. So is this series!

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    • Can’t think of a higher compliment than being compared to fresh brewed java! Thanks and good luck.

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  47. This is next on my list to read. Love this series.

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    • Enjoy, Betsy! Thank you for leaving a comment.

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  48. I love this series and would love to have a signed copy.

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  49. Thank you for the chance Sounds really interesting and intriguing too. The recipe sounds delicious. Can’t wait to find out how Mike wins her back!

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    • Ah, but DOES Mike win her back? Thank you for dropping in, Donamae.

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  50. How exciting! Coffee is such a beautiful experience and I really enjoy these books!

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    • I can imagine how devastating memory loss would be! It sounds like a wonderful book!

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      • Love this series, its always such a great read. I’m always excited for each new book.

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    • Thank you for the opportunity to know you and your books. Love this cute yet intriguing cover. Your Haunted Bookshop Mystery series sound suspenseful, and have piqued my curiosity! Thank you.

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  51. I love these books!

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  52. I have been a fan of this series since the “On What Grounds” days back in 2003. Can’t wait to read the latest!

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    • Thanks for being on board from the very beginning, and thank you for your kind words.

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  53. One of my favorite series. Of course being both a mystery and coffee addict helps.
    Great recipes. I’ve e tried a few and really enjoyed them.
    I’m glad for this opportunity.

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    • Thank you Meryle. We’ve always felt coffee and mystery go together. Thanks for the lovely praise and for stopping by.

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  54. I absolutely loved this book! As a teacher with little time to myself, I can say with certainty that Cleo Coyle is my favorite author. I’ve finished the whole coffeehouse mystery series (thus far) and I’m currently reading the haunted bookshop series and loving it just as much! I read Brewed Awakening while my husband and I were planning our own wedding and found it to be thrilling and kept me in the edge of my seat. I’m so looking forward to the next book!

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    • We are absolutely thrilled by your praise of our series. It warms our hearts to learn someone loves our characters as much as we do. We presume your wedding plans went off without a hitch. Congratulations! We can’t say the same for Clare in her next adventure.

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  55. Your book series rock!

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  56. Never read any of your books but looks great can’t wait to read.

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    • Glad you stopped by and we hope you enjoy.

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  57. I love the coffee shop series as well as Jack and penny in your other series.

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    • Thank you so much–and Jack and Pen thank you, too.

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    • So glad you dropped in. And so are Jack and Pen!

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  58. I live this series and have all the audibles. However,an autographs copy would be great. PS love all your books

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    • We’re happy you’re listening, Angelia. Best of luck on the giveaway.

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  59. I cannot wait to try that cake recipe!! It looks wonderful!!

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    • You’ll love it! Thank you for stopping in.

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  60. Very cute cover. This sounds like a fun mystery. Thanks for the chance.

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    • Hope you’ll give it a try. Thank you for entering.

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  61. I love these books and I have been reading them from the start.

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    • It’s great to hear from someone who’s been with our characters for as long as we have. Thank you for dropping in, and for reading our work.

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  62. I have been reading your coffee book series for years! I love reading them. Can’t wait to read the next one in line which is “Brewed Awakening”. Can’t wait to read it!

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    • It warms our heart to hear that, Laurel. Enjoy Brewed Awakening, and thank you for your kind words.

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  63. My favorite series

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  64. These books were recommended to me several years ago. I continue to enjoy each one and “Brewed Awakening “ did not disappoint. Keep writing, please!

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    • Glad you liked Brewed Awakening. And the wait will soon be over. Clare’s next adventure is just around the corner.

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  65. Love this series and can’t wait to read the latest!

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  66. I love all of the books. I have read each and everyone of them.

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    • Wow, Lisa, thank you. Keep reading and we’ll keep writing.

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  67. I listened to Brewed Awakening on audiobook and I loved it so much I would love to re-read it as a paper book. I love the Coffeehouse Mystery series so much (hello pretend friends I can drink coffee with during Covid!). Brewed Awakening is very intriguing because it’s so psychological… no spoilers, but it’s awesome!

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    • Thank you for your thought-provoking comments. We’re delighted that you found the concept of Brewed Awakening as intriguing as we did, but most of all we’re happy we provided some joy in a difficult time. Keep listening, and good luck on the giveaway.

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  68. I’m a newcomer to this fascinating sounding series. Fortunately, Cleo Coyle writes standalone books so I can sample her writing style . . . and, potentially become hooked in the process! Clare’s memory loss makes for a plot that will hopefully allow her to fall in love anew with Mike. I’d certainly hope my husband could win my heart again if I lost my memories! I’m definitely rooting for Mike, as I enjoy Happily Ever After Moments.

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    • Welcome to Clare’s world. We hope you enjoy each and every visit to the Village Blend coffeehouse. Read with joy!

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  69. I can imagine how devastating memory loss would be for everyone! This sounds like another wonderful mystery!

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  70. I can get lost in this series, and love it! The premise of Brewed Awakenings terrifies me! I would hate to lose the memories of my late husband. They are so precious. I can’t wait to read how Cleo Coyle resolves the situation & solves the crime!

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    • The thought of memory loss is a scary thing, but Clare is tough and smart, so don’t count her out. Glad you dropped by and thanks for your kind words.

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  71. Love, love, LOVE this series! I have read all the books at least once, and I am currently rereading each one in anticipation of “Honey Roasted” being released this fall. I also really enjoyed this particular novel, and can’t wait to do a reread. (Currently reading “French Pressed.”

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    • What a delight to talk with someone who loves our characters as much as we do. Thank YOU for your generous praise, and let us know how you feel about Honey Roasted! We’re as excited about Clare’s newest adventure as you are!

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  72. It’s a great premise! Thanks!

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  73. I love the coffeehouse mystery series books! It’s so much fun to read how the characters relate in the stories! I have a hard time putting the book down because I want to keep reading the book to see how the story turns out! I highly recommend this mystery book series!!

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    • Thank you so much for your generous praise. We’re thrilled you enjoy our stories, Catherine, and we hope you’ll dive right into Clare’s next adventure.

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  74. I just ordered this! Cannot wait. My mom turned me into this series and I have enjoyed every single one of Cleo Coyle’s novels. My mom and I pass the books back and forth to read and try the ever impressive recipes! This would be an excellent surprise to gift her with, along with my already read copy 😉

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    • We thank you and your mom for reading Clare’s adventures, and we’re thrilled you try the recipes, too. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  75. I love the books but I look forward to trying at least one recipe per book. They have become some of my families favorites. Thanks for good writing and good recipes. Open a coffeehouse and I’ll come.

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    • So glad you enjoy the recipes. We put a lot of effort into each recipe section but we love to eat too much to call it WORK! Thank you for posting, and when we open our own Village Blend we will surely let you know.

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  76. New genre for me! Looks fun!

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    • We hope you’ll join in the fun, Tamara.

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  77. I love reading the coffeehouse mysteries! I love the way the characters in the series relate to each other! I have a hard time to stop reading the story because it is so interesting! I can’t wait to see how the story ends! I highly recommend this mystery series!

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  78. I always look forward to seeing the covers for this series. They are fantastic!
    kimheniadis at gmail dot com

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    • Artist Cathy Gendron is a genius and we love her covers as much as our readers do. Thank you for posting.

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  79. Love Clare and the gang at the coffeehouse. Keep them coming! ????

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    • Carol, you keep reading and we’ll keep writing because we love Clare and the gang, too.

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  80. I’m becoming such a fan of yours . I love to read and love to bake so we’re a perfect fit. I loved the coffeehouse mysteries and just recently read a haunted bookshop mystery. Well done.

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    • Thank you, Laurie. We’re glad you found both series, and that you like our recipes, too.

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  81. I love coffee,mysteries, cooking and baking so I would Definitely Love to win this prize package ! I know I’d enjoy it : )

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    • Thank you for stopping by, Kim, and good luck!

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  82. I have all of the Coffeehouse books and am looking forward to the new one in January. I’ve also read the first six Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Love them all.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Carol. It’s readers like you who keep us going. Let us know what you think of Honey Roasted. We’ll be waiting to hear.

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  83. those pistachio muffins sound so good.

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  84. I love the CoffeeHouse series. My ambition was to own a bookstore with a small coffee shop. Cleo has beat me to it! Now if only I can get my husband to cooperate.

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    • Good luck with your bookstore dream. If you open one, we’ll pay a visit sometime. Thanks for your comment and good luck with everything.

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  85. love coffee, love all the characters, love reading!

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    • Love this series! Especially liked this book. Keep them coming please.

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    • We love readers, so that makes it even! Thank you for stopping by.

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  86. I’m looking forward to reading this book!

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    • Hope you enjoy, Barbara. Thank you for visiting.

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  87. Love this series! Thank you both, you are a great team.

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    • You are too kind, JoAnn. Thank you for stopping by and for your generous praise.

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  88. I’m looking forward to reading this book! I love this series!

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    • Enjoy, Barbara, and thanks for visiting with us.

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  89. Love this series, and Claire and Mike as a couple!

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    • Love both series. Looking forward to more books in both series.
      Lou817b

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    • Thank you for coming, Betsy, but remember there’s a lot of drama in Clare’s life. You never know what can happen.

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  90. I was so excited to get your email about Brewed Awakening. I thought it was a new book only to learn that the hardcover is now available in Paperback. I have read all the books in this series and am anxiously awaiting your new book (whenever that is).

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    • Have enjoyed all of this series.
      Thanks for the enjoyment.

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    • Diane, the wait is almost over. Clare’s newest adventure, Honey Roasted, arrives in January. Enjoy!

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  91. I came across the Coffeehouse mysteries through Amazon. Once I read the first one, I was hooked, and have read them all. In fact, I recently recommended them to a friend, and she is now working her way through the series.

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    • So nice to know that, Lynne, thank you! And thanks especially for opening the door of our Coffeehouse world to your friend. Marc and I hope you both continue to enjoy our characters and stories for years to come. Cheers for stopping by and good luck in the contest! xoxo

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  92. Have read all of these. Can’t wait to read the new one!!

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    • We hope you love reading it as much as we loved writing it. Thank you for stopping by.

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  93. This certainly sounds like a book I won’t be able to put down .

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    • That is our goal, Darlene. Let us know if we succeeded. Thank you for commenting.

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  94. Always love the cover….and the books, of course.

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  95. I just bought this book in paperback and I am looking forward to reading it. This series is so enjoyable, and I love the recipes! Thank you for continuing to captivate us with Claire’s mysteries.

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Susan, and for following Clare’s crazy adventures. Good luck and keep reading.

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  96. I love this series. With each new installment it gets more exciting. Some book series fail to keep the motivation for another read, not this series! Awesome!

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    • Thank you, Lin. We love Clare and company as much as our readers and we’ll work hard to keep things thrilling if you keep on reading.

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  97. This is my favorite series! Looking forward to book #19! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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    • Marie, thank you for your generous praise, and good luck with the giveaway.

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  98. Absolutely my favorite cozy mystery series. Cannot wait to read this book!???

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    • Thanks, Leesa. Read with joy and a good cup of coffee by your side!

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  99. Love this series. This one has a clever twist!

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  100. I believe that if your memory was wiped out, you would love your significant other against at least, I hope so. They are still the person you fell in love with before.
    I really enjoy all of your books and recipes. Keep them coming!

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    • Thank you for dropping in, Kathy. If you keep reading, then we’ll keep on writing. That’s a promise!

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  101. Love the series and that the premise of each book is so different. So cool that Quinn vows to make her love him all over again. Can’t wait to see if he succeeds.

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    • You will get no spoilers from us, Susan. Let us know what you think about Brewed Awakening. And thank you for visiting with us.

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  102. Looks Great! I’m soooo excited to read!

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    • Enjoy, Tracy! And thank you for commenting.

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  103. I have been reading your books for a long time, the coffee house series is just great. I have not read the brewed awakening but I looking forward to reading it.

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    • Thank you for being a loyal reader, Susan. We’re sure you’ll love Brewed Awakening, too.

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  104. Love your coffeehouse series. I think I have read them all, some more than once!!! Keep them coming please.

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    • Mary Jo, thank you for your generous praise. You made us blush. You keep reading and we’ll keep Clare’s adventures coming.

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  105. This sounds very intriguing – I’d be delighted to win, read it, and share with friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

    P.J.

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    • Good luck, and thanks for posting.

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  106. I love this series! And what a fun article to read!

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    • Thank you for reading our series, and for visiting. Best of luck on the giveaway.

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  107. I absolutely love your books. Anxiously awaiting the next one.

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    • The wait is almost over, Melanie. Honey Roasted arrives in bookstores right around the holidays.

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  108. I can’t wait to read this book! What an interesting concept. And I’m looking forward to the strawberry scone recipe too! :))

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    • Thank you for your kind words. Good luck on the reading–and the baking!

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  109. I always look forward to reading your books and trying your recipes.

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    • Thank you so much, Phylllis, for reading and trying our recipes. You know what I always say. “Eat with joy.”

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  110. I sit and wait like a hungry black cat, with my tail twitching side to side, hungry to dive into your latest masterpiece and fall back , satiated and licking my mouth and paws because it was such a delicious mystery!! I devour all your mysteries about Clare Cosi and her hunky boyfriend Mike Quinn, like fresh tuna & sardines!! Love Donna & Tuxedo

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    • We have a whole pride of cats here so I know what you’re saying. Thank you for your wonderful praise, and for being a loyal reader. All best!

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  111. All of these books bring me such comfort that I have now begun reading them for a second time. Whether I am driving in my car, going for a walk, or drinking some coffee I am listening to these audiobooks. When I found out brewed awakening was coming out I caught my boyfriend up on Clare and her gang and we read/listened to it together and we loved it. I can’t wait for the next book!

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    • Thank you (and your boyfriend) for listening. Loyal readers like you keep us going when the going gets tough, and your praise has lifted our hearts. As long as you keep reading and listening, we’ll keep on writing Clare’s adventures.

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  112. I have loved your coffeehouse series from the very first book. Always looking forward to the next edition. The recipes are excellent and give me something new to share with my friends. Thank you for keeping the series going. Best wishes.
    Sky

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    • It’s you we should thank, Sky, for being there from the beginning. Thank you for your wonderful words of support. They mean a lot! All best to you!

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  113. I really enjoy this series!

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  114. I cannot wait to read “Brewed Awakening”! Love the series. I look forward to every new book.

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    • And we look forward to thrilling you, Cynthia. Thank you for stopping by.

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  115. Loved the book. After Chapter 1, I couldn’t put the book down. In fact, I got in my car and went to the park with lunch and hid and read. I love her writing

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    • You sound like a reader after our own heart. We both had many days where we hid from sight to drown ourselves in a good book, and we are pleased that you think our work is worthy. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

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  116. Great series! Thanks for the chance.
    Jess

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  117. Love your books. I do collect them and also use some of
    your recipes. Love this series.

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    • Thanks, Peggy. We’re thrilled that you like our books AND our recipes. All best!

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  118. Follower on Facebook for years and recently on Twitter. Have read all your books; both the Coffeehouse and the Haunted Bookshops mysteries. Can’t wait for you newest – Nancy from Lake Forest CA

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    • Nancy, we love hearing from you and your wonderful praise has warmed out hearts and made out day. Good luck on the giveaway and thank you for visiting with us.

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  119. Awesome series. Mike & Claire will find each other again. You, know you will make it happen. Have enjoyed all your recipes & my family & friends now have all of them to make themselves.
    Thanks, for the giveaway. Stay safe.

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    • Thanks for your heartwarming words, Lois, and for letting us know you enjoy the recipes as well. Good luck on the giveaway!

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  120. Love all your books! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  121. Love your recipes.

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    • We love them, too, Carol because we love to eat. Thank you for dropping in.

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  122. Love all the books in the series

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  123. I really enjoy this series and always look forward to the new book.

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    • The wait is almost over, Tracy. Until then best of luck and keep reading!

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  124. Can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I’ve enjoyed every book over many years now!

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    • Thank you for reading our books all these many years. Our next Coffeehouse Mystery is just around the corner. Stay tuned!

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  125. I love your books. I make the recipes.They are so tasty!

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    • Thank you for your generous praise. We love to cook (and eat) so we’re happy to share our recipe ideas with you!

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  126. I loved this book.

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  127. I love your books and your recipes!

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    • Thank you so much, Suzanne. All best!.

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  128. I’ve learned so much about coffee from this series! Love to read them!!!

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    • Thanks, Linda. We hope you enjoy our new Coffeehouse Mystery with a freshly-brewed cup by your side.

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  129. Know that I love your work. The Coffeehouse series is awesome. I just wish they’d get married already. I guess it would detract from the suspense though.

    I like the Haunted Bookshop also. In fact, I think I might like it better than the Coffehouse series even though that series appears to be more popular.

    Keep up the good work

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    • Louise, thank you for your thoughtful comments. We were thrilled by the positive reaction of readers when we brought the Haunted series back after a decade’s hiatus. Of course we love both series and are delifhted that many readers do, too.

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  130. Love your books! Thanks for the contest!!

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  131. I already have the hardback edition but I’d love to have an autographed copy! Thanks for the chance.

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  132. That is a great question regarding memory and those we love. Here’s another one, does like turn into love or is instant attraction possible?

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    • Insightful, Peggy, and a tough question to answer. Are there rules of attraction? We’ve witnessed both friendships turning into love and love at first sight. Maybe it depends on the people. Or maybe that’s one mystery even Clare can’t solve.

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    • Thanks for your praise. Keep reading and we’ll keep writing.

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  133. Aloha from Hawaii! As a public librarian I am so happy to have this coffee series to suggest to my adult readers of mysteries, cozies, and fiction. I’d love to host a coffee time with coffees from our islands and treats from the books; might be a tasty fundraiser so we can buy more books for the library!

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    • Greetings from New York City, and thank you, Brenda, for your heartwarming praise. That fundraiser sounds like a great idea–you have some fantastic coffees in Hawaii, we truly envy you. Best of luck on all your endeavors, and keep in touch.

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  134. I enjoy making scones and I love both cream cheese as well as strawberries a perfect recipe Thank You for the recipe. Kat
    OH yes and I enjoy your cozeys.

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    • Thank you for your recipe love! That kind of praise warms our hearts and makes us fire up the oven to cook up (or bake) something new.

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  135. One of the two series that i followed since the beginning…love multiple worlds coming together (coffee/food + romance + strong women figures figuring out problems)

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    • Thank you for sticking with our series. You’re insight is spot on. Clare gets more resilient and smarter all the time, which is why we love her. And we’re not even talking about coffee–or food–both of which we love as much as Clare and company.

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  136. I have read every book in this series. Love all the characters
    Waiting for next release which I have pre-ordered

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    • Thank you, Gail. You’re generous praise makes out day. Fortunately you don’t have too long for Honey Roasted. Best of luck with the giveaway!

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  137. Love the recipes. Your book sounds like one I would enjoy reading.

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    • Jackie, thank you for stopping by.

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  138. Love my coffee and a good murder mystery só your series has been wonderful for me! A perfect combination with fun quirky characters to boot! You have my admiration and respect, if I could write a series I’d want to write something like this! Thank you so much?

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    • Thank you so much, Lisa. We love Clare and company too, and of course, the coffee. All best!

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  139. Such a great series…I enjoy each one that I read. I really look forward to reading this one.

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    • Thank you for the compliment, Alice, and let us know what you think of Brewed Awakening.

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  140. I found my first coffeehouse paperback in a public library several years ago and after reading it I was hooked. I quickly read all the books they had at the Library and have read each new book as soon as it comes out. Thanks for creating such fun characters. Please keep them coming.

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    • You make us blush, Patty. You keep reading and we’ll keep on writing. Thank you!

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  141. Love this series and can’t wait to read this one.

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  142. I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries! I usually purchase the audio book when they are released, and then I buy the books for the recipes! I wish there was a Village Blend near me!

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    • Thanks for your generous praise. We kind of wish the Village Blend was nearby, too. Best of luck on the giveaway.

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  143. I recently won a contest so don’t think lightning will strike twice but I wanted to comment anyway. I LOVE Claire and Mike; Pen and Jack and all the other quirky characters in Cleo’s books. Please stay well and stay writing….both of you!

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  144. Love all of your books!!! Your characters are fabulous. Thank you for your wonderful work.

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    • Thank you for your praise, Veronica. Best wishes!

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  145. Looking forward to reading this, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  146. I really enjoy these “recipe” mysteries! That’s how I think of them because this author couple always includes the very best recipes to go along with the who-done-it. I would so love to win this prize package.

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    • Recipe Mysteries is a nice name. Makes you think, and hungry! Thanks for entering Gaila, and good luck!

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  147. I would love to start this series

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  148. Clare’s memory issues were really a new twist! Love all of these stories.

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    • Thanks for reading, Mary Ann, and for your kind words.

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  149. Best cozy series out there! There’s so much thought, heart and soul in both the story and the recipes!

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    • We don’t know what to say but thank you, Cindy.

      Thank you!

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  150. Enjoy the coffee house cozy mysteries. My sister buys these while I purchase the haunted bookshop books. Then we swap.

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    • Clever system, Tina. Hope you both like what you read!

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  151. I have read all the books in this series.Everyone is a winner!!! Keep the books and recipes coming!!!

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    • You bet, Barbara! And thank you for reading.

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  152. I love this series. It’s to the point but Claire and Mike feel like family.
    So l feel like the Aunt praying that everyone and thing comes homes alright down to the cats.

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    • Believe it or not that’s how we feel, Kim. Sometimes we wonder and worry about Clare, too, Thank you for talking with us.

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  153. I love this series. It’s to the point but Claire and Mike feel like family.
    So l feel like the Aunt praying that everyone and thing comes homes alright down to the cats.

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    • That is such a fine compliment we’re blushing. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  154. Loved it. Just finished last week.

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    • Glad you loved it, Julie, and thank you for letting us know.

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  155. I absolutely love this series. The recipes are a big plus in my opinion. I love being able to make what is featured in the books.

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    • Thank you for your praise, Sara Jo, and for your appreciation of our recipes. We like to think readers make the dishes featured in their favorite scenes but we don’t know for sure. Is it true for you? Let us know sometime, and thanks again for dropping in.

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  156. I love a good story AND a good cup of coffee. The recipes are such a fun addition! Keep writing…and cooking!

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    • Thank you, Judy. We agree about the coffee, and we’re going to keep on telling Clare’s stories for as long as people like you read them!

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  157. It always fascinates me to learn how successful writers come up with their story ideas. I loved “Brewed Awakening” and can’t wait for the next book (hint, hint)!

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    • So happy you enjoyed Brewed Awakening, and don’t despair. The next Coffeehouse Mystery, Honey Roasted, will arrive in just a few months. Let us know what you think!

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    • We’d love you to join the party, Kara. Good luck!

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  158. I love the Coffeehouse Mystery series and have read them all, including the née Brewed Awakening! It was interesting to read a bit of behind the scenes about how the story came to be. Alice and Marc are a great team.

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    • Thank you much, Jessica, for reading our books and for your wonderful comment. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  159. This is one of my FAVORITE cozy mystery series! I’m a voracious reader and I don’t have room to keep all of the books I read, but I keep these! <3

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    • Wow, that is the ultimate compliment, Cynthia. We live in NYC and space is a premium, so we know you MUST love our books if you think they are keepers. Thank you for your sweet words, they truly made our day!

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  160. Love this series and the characters!

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  161. This sounds like a fantastic read. I love the cover art.

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  162. Great recipes, stories and I love the art for the covers.

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    • Thank you, Katherine. FYI: We love Kathy Gendron’s covers, too.

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  163. What could be better than a mystery, coffee and a slice of cake?

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  164. A cup of coffee and a mystery. Yum!

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  165. Good series. Currently reading The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait. Will be reading this book next. Recipes are good too! Just made Cleo Coyle’s Best Blueberry Muffins. Super good.

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    • Happy you love the muffins as much as we do, Maggie. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  166. I love this series. I read them a couple of years ago and I have just started rereading them again. They keep me laughing that’s for sure.

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    • Laughter is the sweetest sound, isn’t it, Teri. Thank you for stopping in, and good luck.

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  167. I love this entire series so much and this one was wonderful!!

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  168. I would love to win, plus the 8th is my birthday. I love these books.

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    • Good luck, Carrie. And have a happy birthday!

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  169. Cool giveaway. Love to make and eat scones?

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  170. Cool giveaway. Love to make and eat scones?

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  171. Absolutely love this series.

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  172. I love these books! They make me drink more coffee and o absolutely love the coffee descriptions! Clare is my best fictional friend for sure!

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    • Thanks for your kind words. FYI: Coffee is the elixir of life.

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  173. Losing one’s memory is a very scary thought. I hope I would cope as well as she does.

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    • Losing your memory was scary to us, too. We would forget all our wonderful readers and that would be horrible.

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  174. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these books! Am reading for the second time now and they are still fun and make me sit on the edge of my seat! Would love to win this contest!
    Thank you!

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    • Marilyn, you’ve warmed our hearts with your praises. Thrilled to hear you love our work, and best of luck on the giveaway.

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  175. It makes me so happy to discover new books and authors!?? Having the opportunity to enter a contest is the icing on the cake!?

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    • Thank you for posting, and good luck.

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    • Nice to hear from an interested new reader. Good luck with the contest.

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  176. I started this fantastic series back in 2002 when I started working at Borders Books. I loved stocking the mystery section and discovered On What Grounds. I’d read while sipping coffee in cafe on my breaks. The writing is so vivid I often felt transported to NYC. I’ve been reading and sipping with joy over this series ever since. Thank you for continuing it! ????

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    • Thank you for sharing that memory, Missy. We’re touched by your generous praise and promise that as long as you’re reading our mysteries we will continue to write them. All best!

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    • Hello, again, Missy — By now you know you’ve won our random drawing for the BREWED AWAKENING prize package giveaway. You are one of two winners because there were so many lovely comments for us here that we felt two winners should be chosen. We happily congratulate you and hope you enjoy your prizes!

      With warmest wishes,
      ~ Cleo

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  177. I love your series, tho admittedly, I am a bit behind…
    But the way I see it, I’ll always have friends nearby…

    Continued success to you!!!!

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    • Nice way to look at it, Cynthia. You can always grab one when you’re longing for a trip to NYC or just a cup of coffee. Thanks for commenting.

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  178. Just love these books, I have collected the whole series and can’t
    Wait for more. The recipe’s are excellent also.

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    • Thank you so much for your loyal readership. Then next Coffeehouse Mystery is just around the bend so the wait is almost over.

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  179. Interesting cozy mystery series, I look forward to every new release. The recipes are awesome!

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  180. My fave “coffee table” books. I don’t have an autographed one though, so please put me in the queue to win this giveaway.

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    • Thank you for dropping by, Judy, and good luck!

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  181. I love the cover. It reminds me of myself in the mornings before I have my coffee. LOL Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

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    • We know how you feel! Good luck on the giveaway and thanks for stopping by.

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  182. I love the series and it’s great to read with a cup of coffee! I always want the desserts mentioned in the book…but oh well…still a wonderful storyline!?

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    • We love desserts, too, though our waistline is less than thrilled. Thank you for your kind words, Lisa.

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  183. I love the series and it’s great to read with a cup of coffee! I always want the desserts mentioned in the book…but oh well…still a wonderful storyline!?

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  184. I absolutely love this series! I found it a few years ago and I just keep re-reading the books.

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    • Great that you enjoy our books again and again, but never fear. Then next Coffeehouse Mystery is just months away!

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  185. As fast as you write them, I read them! I wish it were possible for you to double up!! Also loved the new Penny and Jack story.

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    • Never fear, Barb, our books will keep on coming as long as readers want them. Thank you for entering!

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  186. I’ve been reading the Coffee House series from the beginning. LOVE LOVE LOVE this series and the wonderful recipes in each book. Thank you Cleo xoxo

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. You made our day, Belinda. We write Clare’s adventures for loyal readers like you.

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  187. Cant wait to read this one. Really appreciated the insight as to how you came up with the idea. Always something that long time married people think about. Great series, I have enjoyed every one!

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    • Helen, thanks for your very insightful comment. We heartily agree and appreciate your thoughts on Clare and company’s adventures.

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    • Helen, thanks for your very insightful comment. We really do appreciate your thoughts on Clare and company’s adventures.

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  188. I love the coffeehouse mystery series. It’s literally one of my favorite mystery series.

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  189. I love the coffeehouse mystery series by cleo coyle.

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  190. I’ve read all the books in this series – looking forward to the next one!

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    • Thank you, Barbara, and good luck on the giveaway.

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  191. Nice article. I have loved this series from the beginning.

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    • Thank you, Brad. We love talking with people who lived with Clare and company for almost as long as we have.

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  192. I look forward to each new book in this series. The characters are engaging as is the story line. Love the recipes, too!

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  193. I love this series and I always look forward to trying the recipes. I would love a Coffeehouse recipe book.

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    • Thank you and good luck, Michelle!

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  194. I have enjoyed reading all of these books. I also learned a lot about coffee which is my beverage of choice.

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    • Ours, too, Joye. Thanks for commenting and best of luck.

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  195. This is by far one of my favorite series! How can anyone not enjoy coffee and mystries!? Can’t wait for the next book!

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    • Good news, the next Coffeehouse Mystery is just around the bend, Thank you for your kind words.

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  196. LOVE YOUR BOOKS!! Am still sharing your wonderful cheesecake recipe.

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    • Thank you, Edith, and now that you mention it, might be time to bake up a cheesecake ourselves. All best!

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  197. Coffee plus scones plus a great read….always looking forward to this series with its recipes included.

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    • Thanks so much, Janet. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  198. Such a cute cover! Love it!
    This sounds really, really good!
    Looking forward to reading!

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    • Come join the fun, Mary Ann. Brewed Awakening is a great place to start!

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  199. Love the story lines, characters and recipes in all of your books!!! I have read them all so far!! Hope there are more to come!!

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    • Never fear, Amy. Then next Coffeehouse Mystery will hit bookstores in just a few months

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  200. Love cleo coyle books they are my favorite cozy mysteries

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  201. So super excited for this lastest book in the series!!!!!

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    • We’re thrilled, too. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  202. I love this series!! Thanks for the chance

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    • Thank you so much, Sherri. Best of luck!

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  203. The recipes sound yummy! I would love to win.

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  204. Love this series – have most of them

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    • Love to hear from a loyal reader. Thanks for commenting, Jane.

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  205. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of your books and I can’t wait for”Honey Roasted”!

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    • Thanks for joining in. The wait for the next Coffeehouse Mystery is almost over!

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  206. Great series. I have yet to read the latest novel.

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    • You’re in for a treat, Sheena. Thank you for dropping by.

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  207. Love all the coffee books so much !!

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  208. I love this series. I first found them at my library and then my husband started buying them for me.

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    • Thanks for all the scrumptious recipes and stories,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    • Thanks for coming by, Michelle. PS: Your husband is a keeper!

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  209. Love this series!

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  210. I love this series and all its characters! Each book has been a wonderful read but there is something special with Brewed Awakening. Loved it and couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for the next one!!

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    • Wow, thank you for the wonderful compliment. Honey Roasted will hit bookstores in just a few months. Let us know if you like it, Susan.

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  211. I LOVE this series and cannot wait to add to my paperback collection ?

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    • Thank you for being a loyal reader. We write Clare and company’s adventures just for you. Best wishes.

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  212. I just love love love your books!!! I recommend them to my friends and have made some converts out of them! Keep up the good work..

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    • Wow, Jo, thank you for your support. Good luck with the drawing and keep in touch.

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  213. I love all of your Coffee Theme Books. I have read all of them and love the treats as well. I would love to win the new book. I am so glad that you have continued on this series. I believe I have all of my reviews of your books in goodreads.

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    • Thanks so much for taking such an interest in our series. We’re thrilled that readers like you connect with Clare’s story–enough to actually write about her adventures. We appreciate all your efforts. Best of luck with the giveaway, Sherrie!

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  214. I love this series, and can’t wait to read Brewed Awakening!

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    • Thank you Janelle. Let us know what you think about Brewed Awakening.

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  215. Would love to add this to my paperback library of Coffeehouse mysteries

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  216. Best mystery series ever. Can’t wait for the next one

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  217. I love both your series! I always look forward to the next book with great anticipation!

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    • Thank you Jennifer. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  218. Love, love these books!!!

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  219. I really enjoy your books, your recipes and this website!

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    • Great to hear from you. Thank you for your kind compliment.

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  220. I love this series. The mystery, recipes and characters are all fantastic. My only complaint is I know I won’t get to sleep the night that I buy a new book in the series!

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    • Thanks for your kind words. Coffee is made to keep you up and reading well into the night, hint, hint.

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  221. I absolutely adore this series. She is so down to earth. Great recipes. Love the Christmas ones too. They are great fun to read and read again!

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    • Thank you, Pam. Great to hear from you, and best of luck with the giveaway.

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  222. I love the excerpt of the story and that picture of that cake makes me drool. So now I want to read your book and have my cake too!

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    • Jennifer, you want your cake and READ it, too. Okay, bad pun, but you get it. Thank you for dropping in.

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  223. recipes look very tasty.

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  224. Both ROCCO and I love this series! We have all of them!

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    • Thank you and ROCCO, too, for being such loyal readers. Best of luck!

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  225. Both ROCCO and I love this series! We have all of them! Looking forward to the newest one!!!!!

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  226. Wouldn’t miss a Coffee House Mystery! Looking forward to the newest one!!!!!

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    • Thanks, Toni. You keep reading and we’ll keep writing!

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  227. I really enjoy the coffee house series and look forward to the new releases.

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    • Thank you for being a faithful reader. The new Coffeehouse Mystery will hit bookstores in mere months. Let us know what you think of Honey Roasted, Robyn.

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  228. I have loved this series since the 1st one. In the 60’s lived in the Village. First on 14th street across from the Arch. Then i moved to Thompson and Sullivan next to the Café Waa. I loved it then and you still have the old village not the new. Thank you for all your books. Memories are so important.
    Linda
    Not on twitter

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    • You have some wonderful memories of the Village and so do we. Like everything in New York City (and the world) things change, but there are still spots that still feel like the old Village. Thank you for sharing, Linda!

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  229. I have enjoyed every Coffee House Book..the characters are
    smart and warm-hearted, believable, a sense of family centers every book. What entertainment and drama, mystery, a sense of humor in every book!! Thank you!

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    • Carol, thank YOU for your generous praise, and for your insights. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  230. Love the Strawberry Scones

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  231. Love Cleo’s books. Great writer, great stories. Rarely know who did it. Looking forward to reading this one!

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    • Thank you, Cassi, for your kind words and for commenting here. Good luck!

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  232. love the Cleo Coyle mysteries!

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    • Thank you kindly, Cheryl, Marc and I (and Clare & Co.) love you for saying so. xoxo

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  233. Love the Coffeehouse books (even though I don’t like coffee!).
    Can’t wait to try the Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones – they look so good.

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    • Hi, Robin – LOL on the coffee comment. We’ve heard it many times and no worries. You don’t have to love coffee to love our Coffeehouse Mystery world. (And the Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones from Brewed Awakening’s recipe section are indeed amazing!) Cheers and good luck in the contest…
      xoxo ~ Cleo

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    • Robin, thanks for dropping by, and we do hope you enjoy those taste scones–we sure do!

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  234. I first discovered Jack & Pen’s Haunted Bookshop series. I have read all of them! I have not started this series yet. I bought the 1st book & plan to read it soon. What a great idea to put yummy recipes in with the story. You get a great story, yummy recipes, & an immersive experience. You get to eat “with” the characters.

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    • Hi, Tara – Glad to know you are enjoying Jack and Pen’s adventures in our Haunted Bookshop world. Marc and I always enjoy writing our “ghost” books, and we’re already at work on next year’s entry. More to come soon about that one. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy visiting our Coffeehouse world, as well. Take care and good luck in the contest! xoxo

      ~ Cleo

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  235. I love this series and all the characters! They are so well written that I could only wish I could meet a group of people like this to be friends with!

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    • What a beautiful comment! Heartfelt thanks, Jodi. If they could, I know Clare, Matt, Quinn, Madame and the rest of the crew at the Village Blend would thank you too. xoxo

      ~ Cleo

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  236. Thank you for the chance

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    • You’re very welcome, Jennifer, thanks for stopping by! ~ Cleo

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  237. I love this series!

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  238. The Coffeehouse Mystery books are my favorite series to read. I’m really looking forward to seeing what is in the newest book, Brewed Awakening, and trying out some of the recipes.

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    • We think you’ll love those recipes. Let us know what you think of Clare’s newest adventure.

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  239. Hi there favorite writers and Jack! Congratulations on releasing B A in paperback! Hopefully readers who live paperbacks will be clearing the shelves and stick of this book! All of your books reach me on many levels and I know that’s why I’m so delighted with all of the stories! After almost 58 years of marriage I’d hate to lose my memory but I’d hope that past experiences and seeing our children and grandchildren and lots of photos would bring my memory back and hopefully mostly good and happy memories! It would be so sad for my family I’m sure but I’m betting that frustration for not remembering by the one affected would be terribly upsetting and depressing! Recovering ones memory would be a joyful occasion in my opinion anyway!

    Wishing you great memories and more te-releases! You both deserve much happiness and success in the writing world!
    Hugs
    c
    Cynthia B.

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    • Your high praise has really touched us both, Cynthia, and your comments were very insightful. Please keep in touch with us, it is loyal readers like you who keep us going. All best!

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  240. I love this series and especially the recipes. Thanks for the chance.

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    • Brainstorming over coffee? Sounds mighty familiar! Thank you for sharing (we know we’re not alone!) Best of luck, and thanks for joining in.

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  241. I started this series at the beginning of 2021 as well as the haunted bookshop mystery and I’m elated that I did. They’ve become a favorite. They quickly filled up my bookshelves. Thank you for keeping me entertained. I look forward to reading more of your work 🙂

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    • Thank you for reading all these years and we promise to keep crowding your bookshelves well into the future. Thanks for jumping in and saying hello!

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  242. Love love love this series!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  243. How exciting!! I love a good contest. I have all the coffee shop mysteries and I have been a fan for years. I look forward to the announcement of the winner. Good luck everybody!!

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    • Karen, thank you for stopping by and good luck.

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  244. Love your books.

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  245. I love this series. Unfortunately we had a basement flood last month and 3 of my copies in the series were destroyed.

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    • Sorry that happened, Janine. We lost a few things to hurricane Sandy a while back so we know the feeling. Good luck on the giveaway and all best.

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  246. Just dropping by to thank EVERYONE for joining our little online giveaway party to celebrate the release of BREWED AWAKENING in its brand-new paperback edition.

    Because there are so many kind comments here, Marc and I will be giving away two (2) prize packages to two lucky commenters. The drawing will now take place on Wed. Aug. 11. So more comments are welcome and we’ll be dropping by again. Good luck, everyone! ~ Cleo

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  247. Loved this book. It was such a good read with the loss of memory & a mystery. Very creative & glad the result was to remember all. Can’t wait for the next book. Thank you for sharing your talent of writing wonderful books with all of us cozy mystery buffs.

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    • Thank you for being a reader, Terrie, and we’re happy to keep on writing as long as you keep on reading.

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  248. Lovee the coffee house setting!!!

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  249. Another interesting recipe and another book to add to my “want to read” pile!!

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    • Hope you enjoy Brewed Awakening, Emily. Let us know what you think, and thank you for commenting.

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  250. I love these characters, in all their differences yet sameness. I’ve reread most of these books already, and they never disappoint, even the second or third time around!

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    • You comments really made our day, Christene. We’re thrilled to have loyal readers like you—and never fear, the new Coffeehouse Mystery will arrive in bookstores in just a few months.

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  251. Love love love this series! Ready for another cup!

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  252. Sounds like my kind of book .
    Look forward to reading it!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    • Thank you, Verna, and best of luck!

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  253. I love this series and this book sounds great!

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    • Thanks, Sara. Give it a try, you just might like it.

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  254. I love this series! One of my favorites!

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    • Thank you for being a loyal reader, Amy. Best of luck with the giveaway.

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  255. Love this series so much!!

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  256. I really enjoy the series and all of the characters. I especially like Clare and Madame.

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    • Clare and Madame are on top of the popularity list, Angela, so you have plenty of company. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

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  257. Listened to the whole series during the COVID shut down last year and have been waiting for this one to become available!
    I’m hooked, line and sinker!!

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    • Thank you, Danica. Glad we entertained you during a difficult time. Let us know what you think of our newest Coffeehouse Mystery, and thank you for your generous praise.

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  258. Love your mystery books! Wish I had more time to read them! Thanks!

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  259. I’m looking forward to this!

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    • Great! Let us know what you think, Rob.

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  260. So excited! I love this series!

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    • Thanks for the kind words. Good luck on the giveaway.

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  261. Love these books

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  262. I am always ready for your newest book,

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    • The wait is almost over, Ann-Marie. Honey Roasted arrives in bookstores in mere months. Happy reading!

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  263. I love the coffeehouse series. Thank you for writing such wonderful books that have given me many hours of enjoyment.

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    • Thank you for your too-generous praise, Kelly, and good luck with the giveaway.

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  264. This series is the reason I began drinking lattes! Now I’m hooked on both the books and the coffee! ? Happy writing!

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    • Wow. So our Coffeehouse Mysteries got you drinking lattes? We think that is pretty amazing. Thank you for sharing, and for your kind words.

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  265. Love the Coffeehouse mysteries. I don’t bake but I enjoy reading the recipes:) Also enjoy taking trips around NYC with Claire. Always looking forward to the next book!

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    • Thank you for joining in, and don’t miss Honey Roasted–Clare visits two places in New York City that are real, but almost no one knows about. Stay tuned.

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  266. Sounds exciting! Can’t wait to read it.

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  267. This series was my introduction to cozy mysteries. I love the series.

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  268. I love this series so much I went back and read them all in order. Coffee is my one vice and i love the recipes.

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    • Coffee is our vice, too, Jean—one reason we came up with the Coffeehouse Mysteries. So glad to hear you’ve reread our books. Good news! The next Clare adventure is just around the corner.

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  269. I just started this series and love them! It mixes all of my favorite concepts! Best books ever. I plan to collect them all.

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    • Jessica, thank you so much for your generous praise! Good luck on the giveaway.

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  270. Such a fan! I crave coffee and muffins just looking at the cover! ??

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    • We know how you feel, Amanda. Thanks for reading–and commenting here. Best of luck.

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  271. Love all the books ? ? in this series…haven’t missed a single one …..added bonus are the great recipes included with each book. ???????

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    • Thanks for being a loyal reader, Colleen, and for your recipe love. We do it all for you.

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  272. Fun interesting series can’t wait to read the new book! Thank you for the chance

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  273. I can’t wait to begin reading these books. I happened to stumble across this intriguing collection while looking for a recipe for Brooklyn Blackout Cake.
    To my surprise, I think I’ve just found myself a collection of wit, wrapped in charm, mystery, rich flavor and robust dialog. I almost want to run out to find the whole collection, tonight! But, impossible on a Sunday night in Brooklyn.

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    • Heidi, thank you for your generous praise. And hello from Queens to Brooklyn (Marc’s former home). All best and good luck with the giveaway.

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  274. LOVE your books and the recipes. I make your dairy free custard along with the cotton candies every week. My husband and I also love the pumpkin pancakes and more. Thank you so much for sharing both your talents!

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    • Thank you for trying our recipes. We love sharing them along with our stories. Good luck with the giveaway, Billie!

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  275. Love the Coffeehouse Mysteries

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  276. I have loved every book in this series and can’t wait to read this one! Thank you for so many hours of reading enjoyment!

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    • Thank you for being a loyal reader, Michelle. And good luck with the giveaway.

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  277. I loved this series and was hoping for it to continue. Waited patiently for each new book. I have read other series but this was my favorite by far.

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    • Thank you for your lovely words, Lindsay. The wait for the next Coffeehouse Mystery is almost over. Honey Roasted arrives in just a few months. Let us know what you think.

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  278. Love this series! Great characters that you want to meet for real and plots that keep you reading without stopping. I have the whole series which was a lifesaver during this last pandemic year because I could reread them – even though it might be for the third or fourth time! Thanks for great reads and looking forward to the next one(s).

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    • Wow, Susan, how praise indeed. So happy to provide a distraction during difficult times. The goon news is that the next Coffeehouse Mystery will hit shelves in just a few more months.

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  279. Big fan of the series. Looking forward to the next adventure.

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  280. Thank you for the opportunity!

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    • This is one of my favorite series. I can’t wait for each book to come out. I love these books.

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    • Thank you, Melissa, for joining in on the fun. Best of luck!

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  281. Thanks for the chance! I haven’t started the books yet, but intend to very soon! They look really good.

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    • Thank you for dropping in, Dawn, and we hope you’ll join the fun and give Brewed Awakening a try.

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  282. I really enjoy your books. Congratulations on creating such a great series.

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    • Thank you so much, Candice. Good luck with the giveaway.

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  283. My cousin recommended this. She knows I am an avid reader and she loves the series!! So I am going to go get the book on Amazon, but I do love having author signed books!!!

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  284. I absolutely LOVE your books and characters! I got my love of coffee from my mom, and when we discovered your coffeehouse series we both bought all of them and read them at the same time, so we can discuss the stories.

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  285. I love love your books!

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  286. I’m so excited for this book. Claire, Mike and her family are some of my favorite people!

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  287. Love this series!!! Plus, the recipes are great.

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  288. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who participated. It was great to hear from you and your comments have warmed our hearts and made us very happy.
    Cleo Coyle

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  289. I love Claire and all that this series offers, Well written with lots of surprises. Wonder who will make the altar first, Clare or Joy? What will Matt do when Franco proposes? Love the characters.

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  290. I am so excited and thrilled that there is a new book in this terrific series. I am going to brew some coffee and order the book. Thanks for perking up my day!

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  291. Absolutely love this series! My favorite… need more.. 🙂

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  292. I love this series.

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  293. I love the series. I had listen/read one and became hooked. I started at the beginning and have voraciously listened to all of the series so far. I was so disappointed when I finished them all. I love the your other series as well. Jack is an amazing character. Please continue to write. You are both truly talented. I have also tried many of your recipes. The 7up biscuits are awesome. (I can not bake biscuits for the life of me, but I was successful with these) Everyone loves the pistachio muffins! Thank you for what you do!

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  294. Congratulations to the winners of our BREWED AWAKENING prize package drawing: Missy Schwebach & Antonette “Toni” Nyman! We selected two winners because there were so many lovely comments here that we felt two winners should be chosen.

    THANKS TO EVERYONE for taking the time to chat with us and enter our drawing. We truly enjoyed talking with all of you. Thanks also to Kings River Life magazine and especially Editor-in-Chief Lorie Lewis Ham for your kind hospitality to us.

    Take care, everyone. We hope you will continue to enjoy our books and keep in touch!

    ~ Cleo

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  295. I have only read one of Cleo’s books so far. Love the covers and recipes.

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  296. Looking forward to the next coffeehouse mystery.
    Wish it was in 2021. I have read each one and I love the series.

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  297. The cover caught my eye. If I was in a store, it would be a book I would pick up to read the back.

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  298. Looking forward to reading your books!

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  299. I just started the series and love it.

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  300. Cleo Coyle, Your coffeehouse mystery and your other series’ like the book store series, has made my workday so much better. I work in a factory and doing the same thing every day gets tiresome. But listening to your books have made a night and day difference in my life
    Please never stop writing!
    I’m addicted to your stories! They get me through my workday. I use audible because otherwise I’d never be able to know anything. I work 6 days a week on 10&1/2 hour shifts. Ever since Covid hit it has been way worse. Audible allows me to listen to my favorite series and that’s you guys! You and your husband make an interesting series! Love it !!

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  301. I just found this series and I’m hooked!

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  302. I love your coffeehouse series. ad. They are enjoyable to read and a nice light read. Enjoy the covers on the books. Keep them coming.

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