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Finding Christmas By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

IN THE December 8 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andKathleen Costa,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Kathleen Costa

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

Merry Christmas, Rescue Alaska!
Kathi Daley has taken fans to Alaska garnering four and five star ratings for Harmony Carson and the residents of Rescue. She has woven just the right amount of paranormal into the storyline which is very intriguing and entertaining; it all fits well. Harmony has a gift to connect with people who are in danger or injured making her excellently suited as a member of a search and rescue team. At the beginning in “Finding Justice” (2017), we learn about her parents’ tragic accident and her sister becoming her guardian. Life seems to be improving until her sister goes missing, and shockingly Harmony catches a mental glimpse sharing difficult emotions from her injured sister. The rescue team goes into action, but unfortunately it doesn’t end well. The gift, however, remained and has strengthened to include stronger visions and connections with people beyond the victim. Along with engaging mysteries and endearing relationships she includes many interactions with “fur” friends making her series a favorite for animal lovers.

Finding Christmas earns 5/5 Santas…Engaging, Entertaining, Fun!

mysterySanta has gone missing! Nick Clauston may enjoy dressing up in his red suit for the Santa Festival in a nearby Tinseltown, but his early onset dementia puts his daughter in distress when she finds him missing. Calling the police sets the search and rescue team into motion and Harmony trying to connect with the victim. But, it’s difficult to get a sense; instead she sees a long beard, hay, and a sleigh…a very interesting way to start out. But, the intriguing conclusion to missing Nick leads to another more tragic occurrence. Six longtime buddies. One missing. Several other guests staying at the hotel. Harmony getting curious visions. Secrets. Lies. Murder.

I love a little paranormal twist in my cozy, and Kathi has me hooked on her Rescue Alaska Mysteries. Harmony is a well-developed character and her gift offers an engaging way to lay out events, setting up the suspense, and just plain fun. I always enjoy the “I” perspective Kathi pens putting readers vicariously in the middle of the investigation and sharing Harmony’s inner thoughts along with personality. The mystery is really engaging with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. Along with the mystery unfolding Christmas decorating, festivities, and gatherings always take a bit of the center stage. Animal lovers will love the plethora of animals from a Homer the blind mule to rabbits, dogs of all talents and personalities, a new puppy, and five new kittens. Kathi always takes us into the care, feeding, and training of the animals. She also includes a few insights animal owners undoubtedly understand.

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

Facebook – Kathi Daley Books
Join the Club Kathi Daley Book Club
Join – Kathi Daley Books Recipe Exchange Group
On the Web Kathi Daley Website
Blog – Random Thoughts and Meaningless Musings

Christmas Cheers from evermine.com
Kathleen Costa’s Favorite Go-To Site For Holiday Ideas

Courtesy of evermine and blogging duo Josephine Brunsvik and Guilietta Guicciardi (nom de plume Josephine Guicciardi). They’ve concocted six deliciously cozy holiday drinks to sip fireside while you enjoy one of Kathi Daley’s books or finish addressing and stamping all of your holiday cards. Enjoy!


This creamy and rich rum batter recipe is loaded with freshly ground holiday spices. Mmmm…drink


All you need to make this warming beverage is a few simple ingredients: ginger root, cream, honey, and water! A perfect tea to serve while entertaining at home on a cool winter evening.

Eggnog is a holiday classic. Whether it’s something you enjoy on its own or with spirits, warm or refrigerated, it’s the perfect beverage to sip upon whilst wrapped up in blankets under cozy twinkle lights.

The best part of making hot cocoa mix from scratch is that you can tailor the ingredients to create the perfect balance. Want to adjust the richness of your chocolate? Choose white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips or anything in between. Want to add an extra kick of flavor? Try crushing up some peppermint or caramel candies and adding them to the mix.hot chocolate

Apple cider is a quintessential cold-weather staple, and it’s even more cozy when you warm it up with flavorings, spices and spirits.

Draw a sweet snowman face on marshmallows with food-safe markers and melt them into a hot mug of white hot cocoa for an adorably festive winter treat!

To enter to win an ebook copy of Finding Christmas, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “finding christmas,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen December 15, 2018. If entering via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Also check our our new mystery podcast!

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

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

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sandra Hemsher
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
December 8, 2018 at 10:29am

Haven’t read this one yet but love the series!


2 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
December 8, 2018 at 10:53am

Awesome! Thank You for the chance. Thanks for sharing this book with us.
iamabho AT gmail DOT com


3 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
December 8, 2018 at 10:55am
4 Debi Paglia December 8, 2018 at 11:09am

Great article. Love all Kathi’s books!


5 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 8, 2018 at 11:21am

Suspense and paranormal perfect book I do want to read it. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com


6 Karen Fogarty December 8, 2018 at 11:34am

Would love this book!! This is a favorite series of mine!
Thank you!!


7 Christy Maurer
Twitter: @christy41970
December 8, 2018 at 11:40am

I love Kathi’s books! I have only read the first one in this series, so I’d love to win this one! I need to grab the 2nd and 3rd as well! Thanks for sharing!
christy41970 at gmail.com
A recent post from Christy Maurer: All Eyes on Alexandra Book Review and Blog Tour #AllEyesonAlexandraMy Profile


8 Christina B
Twitter: @ChristinaBurrus
December 8, 2018 at 11:46am

I love Kathi’s books and I can’t wait to read this one!!!


9 sally December 8, 2018 at 12:08pm


Me please! Thanks for the chance. Merry Christmas!


10 Judy Weaver December 8, 2018 at 12:38pm

I love all of Kathi’s books. They move to the top of my TBR pile when I get a new one. jawdance@yahoo.com


11 Belinda Turner
Twitter: @Belinda19151260
December 8, 2018 at 6:06pm

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Finding Christmas!
I look ? forward to reading Kathi’s books! Merry Christmas!???


12 Taylor R. Williams December 8, 2018 at 6:11pm

thank you for the drink recipes and the contest


13 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
December 8, 2018 at 7:20pm

Really neat cover. Sounds like a fun interesting Christmas book with animals! Delicious recipes for drinks thank you


14 Kandy Thome December 8, 2018 at 8:07pm

Love Kathi Daley’s books. Thanks for the chance to win.


15 Faith Creech December 8, 2018 at 8:30pm

Thanks so much for the review and the chance to win. Would love to read this book!

faithdcreech at gmail dot com


16 DOWARD WILSON December 9, 2018 at 12:22am

I love this series, thanks for the chance to win.


17 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
December 9, 2018 at 9:31am

thanks for the drink choices & notes.


18 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
December 9, 2018 at 9:32am

forgot to add kckendler at gmail dot com


Twitter: @schnappy2
December 9, 2018 at 12:31pm

New to me author but this sounds like something I would really enjoy! Thanks for the chance!



20 (Ms.) Jerry Pierson December 9, 2018 at 6:31pm

We love all of Kathi Daley books. Thank you for the chance to win.


21 Robin L. Coxon December 10, 2018 at 5:51am

Thanks for including Kathi Daley’s Finding Christmas book on your blog. Her Rescue Alaska series is one of my favorites. She has well developed characters you will fall in love with. Thanks also for the recipes. In the winter we are always looking for a new idea to serve. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com


22 Marilyn
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
December 11, 2018 at 5:30am

I am a big fan of Christmas mysteries and I like Kathi Dailey’s other books. Thank you for the chance.
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


23 Carol December 11, 2018 at 3:38pm

Finding Christmas. Would love to win.


24 Dianne Casey December 11, 2018 at 5:34pm

Love Kathi’s books. Would really like to read “Finding Christmas “.


25 Jeanie Dannheim
Twitter: @JeanieDannheim
December 12, 2018 at 10:29am

This sounds intriguing as well as one that tugs the heartstrings – would love to read it!


26 Carolyn Theriot December 12, 2018 at 12:55pm

Happy Holidays! Thank you for this chance.




27 Kara Marks December 12, 2018 at 1:06pm

What great drink ideas, and I’d love to read this! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com


28 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
December 17, 2018 at 10:55am

We have a winner!


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