Brewed Awakening By Cleo Coyle: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

Dec 21, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Food Fun, Lorie Lewis Ham, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Lorie Lewis Ham &
Cleo Coyle

This week we have a review of the latest Coffeehouse mystery by Cleo Coyle, Brewed Awakening, and a wonderful guest post by Cleo where she discusses writing Brewed Awakening, and there is also a Recipe and an amazing Giveaway! Details on how to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. We also have a link to order Brewed Awakening from Amazon and from an indie bookstore.

Brewed Awakening: A Coffee House Mystery by Cleo Coyle
Review by Lorie Lewis Ham

I am a huge fan of Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mystery series so I was very excited to read the new one, Brewed Awakening. Every time I read one of these books, I feel like I’m visiting my favorite coffee shop, and spending time with friends. I can almost smell the coffee!

Brewed Awakening is quite different from the previous books in the series because it finds the main character Clare Cosi waking up on a park bench not knowing how she got there and not remembering the past 15 years! Clare had been missing for several days so her friends and family, and especially her fiancé Detective Mike Quinn, are overjoyed she is back, however that joy is tempered when she doesn’t remember most of them. Her missing memory is tied to a crime she witnessed and if she can’t remember what happened, evidence begins to mount that makes the police suspect she was actually in on it. mystery

At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about the memory loss, but it ended providing the chance to learn more about Clare’s past, and seeing who she was 15 years ago before she became owner of the Village Blend. It was very interesting to see how she had changed, and to see that deep down inside she was still the same old Clare where it counted. She is put into the care of a very questionable doctor who wants to lock her away from her family and friends so she can “get better,” but it becomes clear that he may not actually have her best interests at heart. Thankfully, even without her memories. Clare still remembers how to solve a crime, and she has the usual crew at her side to help.

It was fascinating to see not only more about Clare’s past, but to see how those around her reacted to her condition, especially her ex-husband Matt Allegro. Mike was still the sweet and reliable man who would do anything to save her, whether she ever remembered him or not. One of my favorite parts in the whole book was when Madame masterminds the perfect caper to rescue Clare.

While I missed not spending as much time in the Village Blend, every thing I love about this series was still there—the insider coffee tips, the wonderful characters, and a mystery filled with plot twists that kept me guessing all the way to the end! And in the back are wonderful recipes! What more could you ask for?

So grab yourself a copy of Brewed Awakening, brew yourself some great coffee, and get reading! If you have never tried a Coffeehouse mystery, what are you waiting for? Head to your local library or bookstore and start this delightful series ASAP!

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

Cleo Coyle Discusses Brewed Awakening + Recipe and Giveaway

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, forty-something single mom and coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi.

For Clare’s latest case, Marc and I began our story development with a conversation over (no surprise) coffee. After everything we’ve 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 happen?

Alice Alfonsi and her husband, Marc Cerasini, who write as Cleo Coyle.

With Clare on a path to be married to her longtime boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, we decided to explore those questions in Brewed Awakening, and we agreed that Clare would suffer from a traumatic memory loss. Her damaged memory wipes away years of experiences, including every single memory of the man she loves. The 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.

But what Clare loses is much more than clues to a crime. It’s the most precious treasure there is. Though we often take our memories for granted, they may be the most valuable thing we possess. Memories are what keep our loved ones dear to us now—and those we’ve lost alive in our hearts.

The holiday season is a poignant time of year for evoking memories. Sure, not all of them are good ones. But for many of us, the sights, sounds, and tastes of the holidays bring us back to our childhoods—or a time and place where we shared meaningful experiences with friends and family.

Here’s hoping your own holidays are filled with the very best memories, including foodie memories. To help those memories stay sweet, we’re sharing a dessert recipe that celebrates a classic Christmas flavor. May it bring you comfort and joy.

Cleo Coyle’s Candy Cane Frosting

Candy Cane Frosting by Cleo Coyle


This jolly frosting is easy to make and impressive to serve with its pretty pink color and festive flecks of crushed candy canes. Best of all, when you spread it on a plain old sheet cake, cupcakes, sugar cookies, or pan of brownies, you’ll instantly transform them into holiday treats that will cheer up any party tray.

To see more of our Coffeehouse recipes or learn about our bestselling culinary mysteries, visit us at CoffeehouseMystery.com.

May you eat with holiday joy!
~ Cleo

To download this recipe in a free PDF that you can print, save, or share, click here.

Makes 1¾ cups frosting—enough for a thin frosting on a 9×13-inch pan of brownies or sheet cake. For a thicker frosting, simply double the recipe.

Ingredients:
4 T. unsalted butter, softened
1–2 T. whole milk
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract or 1 T. peppermint schnapps
1/4 cup finely crushed candy canes*
Directions: Beat butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add milk, sugar, and peppermint extract. Blend until sugar is fully dissolved. Add crushed candy canes and beat until the frosting is light, fluffy, and pink. If frosting is too stiff, add a bit more milk. Frost your cake, cupcakes, brownies, or cookies. For a pretty finish, rough chop a few more candy canes and sprinkle on top.
*Note: For 1/4 cup of finely crushed candy canes, use 10 small or 3 large candy canes. Seal in a plastic bag and bang away with a rolling pin (a sweet treat and a holiday stress reliever)!

FREE RECIPE GUIDE

Cleo Coyle’s new 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.

Coffeehouse Mystery Book Trailer

FREE CHECKLIST OF CLEO’S 18 TITLES Coffeehouse Mysteries in Order:

Download a free title checklist, personally written by Cleo, with mini summaries of all 18 Coffeehouse Mysteries as well as her Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. The list includes links to Cleo’s published recipe guides and her bonus web content. To download the list as a PDF document, click here or on the image above.

CLEO’S NEWSLETTER: Fun contests, bonus recipes, and book news. To sign up, simply write a “Sign me up” email and send it to CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com.
Visit Cleo’s website at www.CoffeehouseMystery.com
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Prize Package Giveaway:

* Autographed first edition hardcover of Cleo Coyle’s Brewed Awakening
* Sturdy canvas Coffeehouse Mystery tote bag
* Autographed set of Cleo’s collectible recipe cards

To enter to win this special Brewed Awakening giveaway, simply comment on this article and be sure to include your email address in case you win. A winner will be chosen January 4, 2020. U.S. residents only and you must be 18 or older to enter. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories (including more Halloween ones) 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. Be sure to check out our new mystery podcast too with mystery short stories, and first chapters read by local actors. The last 2 episodes are Christmas mystery short stories! One of the past podcast episodes features the first chapter of the first book in Cleo Coyle’s Haunted Bookshop Mystery series!

You can use this link to purchase the book from indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

You can use this link to purchase the book on Amazon. If you have ad blocker on you may not see the link:

CLEO COYLE is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, now celebrating more than fifteen years in print. They also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, recently relaunched with the first new entry in nearly ten years, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller, now a national bestseller. Alice and Marc are also media tie-in writers who have penned bestselling properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live in New York City, where they write independently and together.

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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.

509 Comments

  1. Would love to win this contest. The series sounds fun. schmokercarol(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • I can always count on Clair to cheer me up on a cold rainy night with some good recipes. I love these books thank you so much. They make me feel good. Jingle1201@comcast.net

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    • I love your books and the recipes.
      Vickiela3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Yum! Years ago I had a recipe for a banana cake with mocha frosting, but this coffee and cream cake tops it! I collect recipes and would love to add this to my file!

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    • I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries. I am always on alert for the next book following Clare through her life, love, and mysteries.

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    • What a nice giveaway. Thank you.
      patti(dot)s@comcast(dot)net

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    • Love the Coffeehouse mysteries! The recipes are such a fun bonus!

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  3. You can always count on Cleo Coyle for a great story and many, many delicious recipes. I have tried many of them and my family and I are always pleased! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you so much for the giveaway.
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  5. Sounds interesting! Count me in!

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  6. Brewed Awakening sounds great! Thank you for the contest. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    • Love your books and your recipes. I really enjoy trying them out. Happy New Year to both of you. Wishing you good health, happiness, love and more great books in 2020.

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  7. Love this captivating and special series. The books are wonderful and very creative and the recipes tempting and enticing.

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  8. This is a great series who love to win the next one in the series.

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  9. I would love to read and review Brewed Awakening by a new to me Author. Thank you for the chance.

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  10. I love this series so much and can’t wait to read this latest installment! Thank you for the holiday recipe and Happy Holidays!

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  11. If you miss New York like I do, picking up a copy of any Cleo Coyle coffeehouse mystery will transport you there and sometimes elsewhere.
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  12. Thanks for the recipes! I’d love to have a copy of Brewed Awakening. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

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  13. I would live to win!! I ADORE this series and can’t wait Gor each new installment in the series! Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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  14. Love the Cleo Coyle series. Wonderful books a definite must read. Would love to win.

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  15. I enjoy Cleo Coyle’s Coffehouse Series and have this one listed on my wish list. Thanks for highlighting it on your blog.

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  16. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book.

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  17. I love this series! Would really love to read. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I’ve followed this series since the
    beginning. Always holds my
    interest. thanks for the
    chance to get it soon.
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  19. I love this series and would enjoy reading BREWED AWAKENING. Thank you. chatcozy1 at gmail dot com

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  20. Sure would love to win – thanks for the chance – trwilliams 69 at msn (dot) com

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  21. I love this series. And the recipes sound yummy

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  22. Great cover & terrific bundle. Thanks.

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  23. I am a fan of this series and would LOVE to win!! lindaherold999@gmail.com Thanks for the chance!!!

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  24. I am a tote bag addict. Please send it my way if I am picked to win.

    karen94066 at aol dot com

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  25. I love this series. The titles are always so cute.

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  26. Awesome series the recipes look delicious. Thank for the chance. Can’t wait to read about Jack too. Looking forward to the coffee shop books yet to come.

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  27. Awesome thanks for the chance!
    oohllala(at)aol(dot)com

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  28. I would love to win this – I have enjoyed this series very much. Great cover

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  29. I’ve read this story before of how you two got started, but I love reading about it again and again. You are amazing! Relationships are hard enough, but you’ve thrown collaboration and business issues on top of that! We all appreciate the time and dedication you have put into this series, thank you. =)
    konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • Thanks for the great giveaway? I’ve only read A Shot in the Dark so far. I loved it and plan to read the rest of the series. Also, the covers are so pretty.

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  30. I’ve been a Coffeehouse fan since the first mystery was published years ago. I’m a retired librarian and I produced many readers to the series . I would love to win the giveaway!

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  31. I love that you (as a couple) write books. And that you take what you learn about each other and incorporate them in your stories. This makes them so real like. I started reading cozies this year and would love to read one of your books. Merry Christmas.

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  32. Wow a print giveaway for those of us that are disabled and fingers are crippled this is just wonderful. I would love to enter this from one of my favorite authors! ptclayton2 at aol.com

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  33. Really been cutting back on sweets this year. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  34. Thank you for the opportunity.
    lindalou64 (at) live (dot) com

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  35. Cleo Coyles mysteries take me right back to NYC. All of the mysteries come to life from page one. Clare is always such a powerful take charge character. This story puts her into a very different spotlight. Can’t wait to silence the ringer and dig in!

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  36. Thank you for the opportunity
    lindalou64 (@)live (dot)com

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  37. I live the Coffeehouse mystery books! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  38. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  39. I love Cozy Mysteries, especially ones with lots of recipes!
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  40. Love the Coffeehouse Mystery series!

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  41. Oh joy!! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!! Love this series.

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  42. This book sounds wonderful! khpinelake at gmail dot com

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  43. I Love this series!!!! Yay! Thanks for this! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I love that you have all of these recipes in your books. They sound so wonderful. Now, if only I could cook…
    I love your stories. I’d love to win a copy.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  45. I love this series and the book store one. Would be nice to win. Thanks for the chance! This ought to be so interesting to learn more of the back story.

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  46. This is such a fun series. Thanks for the giveaway!
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    • I’ve enjoyed Clare and her gang through each new story. Thank you both, for a wonderful series.

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  47. Looks like a great read! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  48. I love the way you do your reviews and add all the little moving images on your blurbs… on an aside I am going to get your newsletter just because of it…I would love a chance at the book so please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  49. Need to check out this series, been looking for a new culinary mystery character to enjoy. (tinastuffATliveDOTcom)

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  50. Please count me in. Thank you for the opportunity. I love culinary mysteries and this looks like fun. lindalou64(at)live(dot)com

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  51. This is a really amazing series and I enjoy every one of the books. Thank you for the chance it sounds like fun to read. The recipe sounds delicious too.

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  52. One of my favorite series! Thanks for the chance!

    valleyreader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Your series is the best. I love ?? Following all the characters on the latest chapters of their lives. Also, the recipes are an added bonus. Keep the books coming. Thanks!

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  54. I find some of the best recipes in cozy mystery books! Hope I win!

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  55. Love the series – thanks so much for the chance! Looking forward to reading this book!

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  56. I love your books. I also love Mr. Fellowes. He’s so cute. Great giveaway. jozywails@gmail.com

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  57. Oh boy! The recipes are fabulous and books are a great read. I’m making my way through all of them!!!Thank you for the hours of enjoyment.

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  58. Thank you for your review on “Brewed Awakening” by Cleo Coyle. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this fabulous sounding book. I know it will be because love this author’s books.

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win! Katherinestamps (at) msn (dot) com

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  60. This sounds like a book I’d enjoy reading. Thank you for the chance.

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  61. Love this series! The new book sounds so interesting. Can’t wait to read it.

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  62. I love Cozy Mysteries — so I’d love to win this one!
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  63. I have read many of the Coffeeshop mysteries and look forward to reading this newest in the series. I also enjoy seasonal themed mysteries dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  64. This series is the best. My two loves: coffee and a good mystery! This series is like being with friends! dldsmdkjd@gmail.com

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  65. Oh I need this one! 🙂
    janestarcher(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. Thanks for the chance! joanie13b(at)outlook(dot)com

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  67. Just dropping in to thank you all for your comments and thanks especially to Kings River Life magazine and its editor-in-chief, Lorie Lewis Ham, for hosting our post and giveaway. Cheers for the thoughtful review, as well, we’re so glad you enjoyed Brewed Awakening. Good luck on the drawing, everyone, and Happy New Year!

    ~ Cleo

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  68. One of my favorite series and authors. Just add coffee

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  69. I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity. egoehner(at)roadrunner(dot)com

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  70. That would be so hard to have all of your memories lost but it would give you a chance to fall in love again

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  71. My 2 favorite things a good mystery and coffee.

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  72. I have read all previous books and can’t wait to read this one. Will also try recipe. These two also know how to cook!

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  73. Memories lost because of a crime! I can’t wait to read more about Clare and how this all happened and poor Mike! Thank you!! oh_bother88@hotmaiil.com

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  74. I really love this series and how the characters evolve. Cleo continues to find ways of making the books interesting. I’ve learned about coffee by reading the coffeehouse series & made some of the yummy recipes in the books.

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  75. Thank you for this contest. I absolutely loved this book, and finished it in about a day.

    Charna
    Charnascarpati@hotmail.com

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  76. Love Cleo Coyle’s books! Always such a great mystery- Thanks for the recipe & chance to win ?? Happy New Year!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance!
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  78. I have loved this series since day 1 and they seem to keep getting better! Keep them coming! Thanks for the chance! hollystover13(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  79. I hope this works, I would love to win.

    thelindaj @ gmail .com

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  80. Love the series and the recipes especially the Dutch baby

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  81. Thank you for this opportunity to win your book.
    Pins and needles until tomorrow!!!

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  82. I’m a fan since the beginning of this series. Both Claire and I shave come a long way “together”! It would be very cool to win!

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  83. i would love to win this one – I have a lot of her books and enjoy them all.

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  84. I love the coffee house series!

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  85. I’ve read all your books but I loved this one best.

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  86. Always need coffee when I read any of the coffeehouse series. Love all the coffee related info, tips, and history too. Fingerss crossed for luck – marinaccio@att.net

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  87. This book sounds like a fun great read! Plus I’m always looking for new recipes!

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  88. Hello! I also love this series!! It was a bit disconcerting in the beginning when Claire wakes up on the bench, but I really think that added to the story because I felt as thrown off by events as she was, which made me think even more about her situation and how that would feel.

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  89. I have to say that I agree completely with this review. This has been and continues to be one of my all-time favorite series.

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  90. Love this series! Would love the chance to win the giveaway:)

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  91. I would love to win this giveaway. I’ve read every book in the series TWICE, they are that good and my most anticipated author.

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  92. I love this book series and all the recipes, that is shared.

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  93. This latest book sounds so interesting. Usually I get sucked in right at the beginning of the books. I don’t think I’ve had to start one of these books twice! Clare usually is in the coffee shop and witnesses something so this one starts with her completely somewhere else which makes it more intriguing. Usually Clare remembers everything so this book seems to be so opposite.

    I see again that she is saved by those who love her and care about her. She and Matt have quite an interesting relationship and has a love for her even though he’s into other women. Matt is at her side when there’s actual or potential danger, he’s partially probably due to his adventurous side as well as having a love for her. Madame seems to be super cool, even in this book even though she’s the ex mother in law. I’m so looking forward to getting into this book.

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  94. I would love to win I’m a longtime reader thanks for the opportunity

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  95. I have enjoyed Claire Cosi’s journey for awhile thanks to a cousin of mine who introduced me to Cleo Coyle’s books.

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  96. I love, love, love this series. I’ve read every book and right now I’m listening to them all on audio format. The coffee descriptions make you want to go to your local coffee shop and try one and the recipes sound so delicious, you can almost taste them as you read. Keep the series coming, I need to read about Claire and Mike’s wedding!

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  97. I love all of your books and cannot wait to read this one!

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  98. Love the series, the characters and the food! Waiting for the next one!

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  99. Love this series. Would love to win this book!! Thank you so much for this chance. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  100. I LOVE the series! The plots are well done & I’ve learned a lot about coffee. This book review just heightens my anticipation to read “Brewed Awakening”. Thanks for an opportunity to win a book, tote & recipe cards.

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  101. Been following Cleo Coyle for years! Her coffee house books I look forward to every year! My whole family knows to make sure I have the new book at the top of my Christmas list.

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  102. Oh, wow! What fun! I’d love to win this. I have a bit of a time trying to find your books in my area. I don’t like to pay S&H, so try to not buy online. Yeah, I’m a cheapskate! LOL

    Thanks for the chance, and THANKS for your books!

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  103. I’m late coming to this series, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the books I’ve read. This sounds like a very unique spin on the typical murder mystery! I’m excited to read it!

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  104. I absolutely love all your books and I can’t wait to read this one! Also thank you for the candy cane frosting recipe. I’m super excited to have a chance to win a signed copy of your new book

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  105. Love coffee and I love cozy mysteries and I love to eat so this is perfect for me!

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  106. I love Cleo Coyle’s books!

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  107. Reading about memory loss sounds intriguing for Brewed Awakening. I would love this offer. Your books and recipes are always appreciated. lkrussell127@gmail.com

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  108. Can the books be made into a series of movies for hallmark? MMMMM now who can we cast? love the recipes and would love to win

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  109. I’ve read all the books and am ready for this new addition to the Claire story. I love the coffee house setting! Once a weeks my five besties and I meet at a Karma, our go to coffee shop!
    I hope you keep writing about Claire, as she’s part of my life.

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  110. I love Cleo Coyle’s books! I think it would be awesome to win this giveaway!

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  111. I loved the article and love the recipes , I could not put down Brewed Awakening, can’t wait for the next book.

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  112. I would love to win this contest!! I’m a big fan of the Coffee House Mystery series! Always waiting for the newest book in the series!!

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  113. Yay! A great series of Coffee mysteries.??

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  114. I started the book last night — it is a great beginning to the new year. What a wonderful contest AND thanks for the great recipe book! i read on kindle and it is hard to work with the recipes in the books!

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  115. Yay! A great series of Coffee mysteries.??

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  116. I try almost all of Cleo Coyle’s recipes and the candy cane frosting was fantastic!! The new book is wonderful. Absolutely love it.

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  117. Yay! A great series of Coffee mysteries.??

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  118. I love books and tote bags. I would be thrilled to win.

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  119. Coffee, recipes, and an excellent mystery are all things I think of when a new Cleo Coyle book comes out. I can hardly wait to read this one!
    Happy New Year to all1
    Gayle Hausmann
    gaylehausmann1@gmail.com

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  120. I would love to win. I just love losing myself in your stories. I am always waiting for the next book. Thanks for your stories.

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  121. I’m in love with these books and the recipes! They were among my first successes as a new mom – I didn’t cook before that, and was pretty much failing as a chef in our home. Then I hosted a tea for my mom’s group with recipes from the books. I felt so very good about myself. Thank you so much. I can’t wait to see what recipes are in this book!!

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  122. Allessea at gmail dot com. Thank you for a chance to win. Sorry, I keep getting error messages with my comment.

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  123. I’d love to carry that tote! Fingers crossed I win!

    Sonja Tompkins
    stompki1@outlook.com

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  124. Wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book, losing her memory was a twist I wasn’t sure of however, I found it interesting and learned things I wasn’t aware of, enjoyed the book a lot.

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  125. Fun book to read!!

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  126. I’ve been reading your books for a while. Love them all. I pass them to my daughter-in-law when I finish them. We’re both fans. I’ll be ordering the new one from Amazon (my next best site).

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  127. I love these series! Hope I win 🙂

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  128. Can’t wait to read this latest one!

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  129. I’ve read the entire series so far and can’t wait to read Brewed Awakening!

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  130. Would love to win this. I have been a fan and would love to have an autographed book. And the recipes….ammmmmazing!!
    lynettetrotta@gmail.com

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  131. Brewed Awakening sounds amazing. I really loved discovering more about the authors and how the book was created. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  132. SO delighted to see another mystery from both of you – and more recipes are always welcome in my little world. Thanks for the chance to win.

    pjcoldren[at]tm[dot]net

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  133. What a great way to start the New Year, new book, new tote bag!

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  134. I love the Cleo Coyle mysteries!! I just cant wait for the next one and next one and …..well you get the idea!! Keep on giving us such wonderful characters and coffee and treats??

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  135. loved the new book and the “goober” cookie recipe

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  136. I love the Cleo Coyle mysteries!! I just cant wait for the next one and next one and …..well you get the idea!! Keep on giving us such wonderful characters and coffee and treats??

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  137. Love the title. Reading goes great with a cup of coffee.

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  138. This is a great series. I’ve read every book except this newest one. I would love to win the contest, but will read the book no matter what.
    I tell people about this series all the time!

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  139. I’ve been enjoying g the coffeehouse series since 2003! Impressive to have such an excellent long-running series! Looking forward to this read! Thanks! cozycup@yahoo.com

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  140. I love this book series and it would make my day or year lol to win this!

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  141. This is so nice – being part of the Coffeehouse Community!

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  142. Thanks for sharing and the chance. This is a new series for me and have placed on my TBR. It sounds like so much fun. I checked out the recipes too.

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  143. Great book! I was a bit thrown off at the beginning of the story but as usual, it all came together.

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  144. Amnesia and memory loss are intriguing unless they happen to you. Going through the senses may reawaken parts of your brain with the help of being around animals, music and singing, tasting family tradition foods, smelling scents like roses which remind me of Granny, and seeing photographs and home movies. Clare, the sleuth, isn’t just forgetful and bumbling, she finds new ways to discover clues and solve the mystery. Plus there are always mouth watering recipes in each book, which make me hungry just reading them.

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  145. Thanks for sharing and the chance. This is a new series for me and have placed on my TBR. It sounds like so much fun. I checked out the recipes too. dbranigan27 at gmail dot com

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  146. This is a dream contest! Would love to win! Love the fact that you are such a fun couple writing this series and it explains such great and complex chemistry in between the mysteries and the coziness too! Thank you for the great reads, whether I am lucky enough to win or not!

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  147. Can’t wait to get this book!

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  148. I have loved following Claire and all the people who go in and out of the Village Blend. I stopped reading for awhile when I couldn’t drink coffee (made me want a cup too much!), but now that I am drinking it again I can’t wait to get back to reading!

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  149. What an awesome give away package. Haven’t read the book yet, so this win would be awesome.

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  150. The book sounds fascinating and truly a shift away from her normal format! I am looking forward to the enjoyable reading!

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  151. Am almost done reading Brewed Awakening, and I agree. This is the best of the series so far. Thank you also for the wonderful recipes, and a wonderful give away.

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  152. I enjoy this series and would love to win this latest edition. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

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  153. I love these books so much, and all the recipes too! Cleo Coyle makes reading fun.

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  154. Love the series and just got the new one for Christmas.. Can’t wait to start reading!

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  155. I am new to this author and the series sounds great

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  156. I love these books and would love to win.

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  157. I would love to win! This book looks really fun!

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  158. This is such a fun series. And who doesn’t love Madame or want to be her? Zibbby at gmail dot com

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  159. I have read some of the Coffeehouse stories and look forward to this one – hope I win

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  160. Can’t wait to read this book, I love the Coffeehouse mysteries.
    robsnest60 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  161. I’ve never read this series but it sounds fun! I’ll have to check into it 🙂 I love cozy mysteries! farmermomwife at gmail dot com

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  162. Love, love,love The Coffeehouse Mystery series.

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  163. I love this series!!

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  164. I loved this article. I admit, I skimmed some info as I didn’t know want to be spoiled but I read enough to know I can’t wait to read this book. It’s been on my tbr list as I’ve read and enjoyed them all. I’ve never looked at coffee the same after reading this series!
    Thank you for a chance to win!

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  165. I finish one of the coffee house mysteries and simply cannot wait until the next one comes out. They are the best mysteries around. Love them. I would love this tote bag. I too, hope I win.

    Peggy Homesly

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  166. Have ‘read’via audio books all the coffee house mysteries. The audio books really make the characters come alive. FYI, there’s a Brewed Awakening coffee shop here in Ketchikan, Alaska and has been for years

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  167. Love this series

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  168. I always look forward to another visit to the Village Blend, and i cannot wait to read the latest book in the series that combines two of my favorites – coffee and “Cosi” mysteries.

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  169. I anxiously await the release of each Cleo Coyle novel and Brewed Awakening is no exception. In fact, learning more about Clare’s past will be fun, especially after reading the entire series. I love these books, Alice and Marc, and the recipes, too. Please continue writing this series!!

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  170. I would love to win this. I love this series! .nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  171. I love this series and can’t wait to read the newest chapter of Clare’s life. Winning would be the frosting on the cake!

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  172. I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  173. Frosting looks yummy! TY for the chance ?

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  174. Love your books, full of great adventures!

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  175. Can’t wait to read Brewed Awakening. Looking forward to the adventures with Claire and Mike, but I have to say, I do love me some Matt! I’ve tried numerous recipes from all the coffeehouse books and have not been disappointed yet. Keep them coming!!

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  176. Love the books, been reading them for years. Would love to add the Tote Bag to my collection. Thanks.

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  177. I am a longtime fan of this series and the authors! This newest addition is phenomenal! I read it over a weekend and can’t wait for the next already. Thanks for an evenhanded review! I was hesitating at first too, but found I had a hard time putting it down!

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  178. I would love to win this prize package…love this series, the characters, writing, information on coffee…pretty much everything about it!

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  179. Love this series, and the recipes are amazing!

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  180. Love these books! Have read them all! I want all coffee to taste as good as they make it sound in the book! Excited for Clare and Mike’s wedding ????

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  181. Have been reading these books faithly, always look forward to the next one

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  182. I absolutely love this series! I’m looking forward to reading the latest book. wgwalter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  183. I love Cleos books, I have been following her for years. I have everyone of her books and can not put one down once I start reading it.?

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  184. I love the coffee house series! I have read them all, as well as the Jack and Pen series too. Looking forward to many more.

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  185. I love the Coffee House series. I have read them all and always anxiously await any new one. Keep up the writing folks – it is great. Wouldn’t mind a bit to win the current book.

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  186. Read it and loved it! Please do a cookbook. Can’t wait for the book in the series!

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  187. Really enjoyed the book. It was the first one of the series that I read. I have now reserved all the other books from my library.

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  188. Excited to start this series..would love to have a signed copy..thanks for the chance

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  189. I love new York and the series , however health reasons i can’t drink coffee. reading about it and how the coffee barrista’s don’t say anything to non drinkers is great.love how the the characters all band together for any crisis.

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  190. Big fan of this series!

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  191. Hope I win!

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  192. Love coffee and reading and eating a treat.

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  193. Love this series!! And I can’t wait to make the peppermint frosting…yum!

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  194. I love this cozy series and look forward to reading the new book. Thank you for the beautiful recipes, what a nice addition.

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  195. I love Lorie, the author’s, opening line about opening, reading a Coffeehouse Mystery, it’s like visiting your favorite coffee shop… and knowing everyone there really well, AND the treats being the most delectable! I love this series, it’s certainly cozy. I cannot wait to read this installment as it sounds a little different than the rest. I’d be remiss if I didn’t say, thank you Cleo, for the sweet reminder: it is our memories that keep our loved ones and our family stories alive. They are worth remembering!
    Jstone29@rocketmail.com

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  196. Would love to win, Debbie my friend buys these books and shares with me. Love the stories.

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  197. Would love to win.Thank you for the chance.

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  198. I absolutely LOVE this series. I have been reading it from the beginning and recommend it to my friends who are just starting to read mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  199. What a wonderful way to begin the new year!

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  200. I love this series!! I would love to win this!

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  201. Sounds like a very unique premise for a wonderful series! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  202. I have read a few of these books and really enjoy them. Thanks for a chance to win one. Sounds like a fun read.

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  203. This book was a departure – I was worried at first that she wouldn’t find her way back to Quinn. Love these books and all the characters – they do seem very real.

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  204. Great article! This series is one of my all time favorites.

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  205. Cleo Coyle mysteries are great!

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  206. I love this series of books!! I’ve followed Clare and Mike through the years and can’t wait to read this next chapter!! I would live to win this!!

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  207. Yay! A new year and a new coffeehouse mystery. What could be better?

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  208. I’m a big fan of their books, totes and coffee mugs! Hoping for a win here! mjhopper101(at)gmail(dot)com

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  209. Congratulations on another fabulous book in this series! It would be an honor to receive this print book to accompany this book on CD that I’m purchasing. Cannot wait to read this. Thank you so very much for featuring this shining star of this genre! Love CLEO and Marc!!!

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  210. I have been a fan of this series since the first book and also read the Haunted Bookshop series. Alice and Marc are terrifically takented and I know this will be an amazing story. I am curious to see what Clare is like when she can’t remember the present? I would love to win, and it would be extra special as you are announcing the winner on my birthday! Thank you for the chance. Scrapgirl1467 at gmail dot com

    Maureen

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  211. Read every one of the Coffeehouse mysteries and anxiously awaiting Brewed Awakening. All of the characters seem real and I am invested in their lives. Mateo, Madame, Claire, Joy, Mike are family that I try to keep in “touch” with. Always excited when a new book comes out. Keep writing this series and never ever leave a huge time gap as you did with the Haunted Bookshop mysteries, another great series. Thank you!

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  212. Your books always make me crave coffee!!! Love them!

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  213. I can’t wait for the paperback to become available (once I start a new series, I have to buy all the books in the same format. Bit ocd that way). With Claire’s memory loss, it will be like a mystery within a mystery. And I love how the writers find new material over simple, every day life – and over coffee!

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  214. The Coffee House Mystery series is a favorite of mine. Clare, Mike, Madame, & Matt seems like old friends. I am intrigued by the memory loss story line in Brewed Awakening. I am looking forward to the new recipes to try!

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  215. I’m so excited to get this on audiobooks because I love listening in the car. I’ve read your entire catalog and I’m uber excited to read this. You’re my fave cozy mystery writers. Keep em coming!

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  216. I discovered the Coffeehouse Mysteries after about six of them had been published. I quickly “devoured” the entire series that had been written to that date and eagerly await each new book. I recently read Brewed Awakening and found it just as captivating as the rest. Since I’ve never been to NYC, I enjoy opening my maps app and following Clare around the city. Hopefully this series will go on for a long time!

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  217. Love the duo that is Cleo Coyle. Have read them from the very beginning! trotskyn@att.net

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  218. I have all the books and this is the best one yet! I even have all the audiobooks so that if I need my hands free, I can still ‘read’ at the same time. This especially helps when I am baking.
    My new favorite is the strawberry scones-yum.
    My teenage grandson, who wants to be a chef, talk about different coffees and I get to share what I have learned from this series.

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  219. I love the series and the recipes are great.

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  220. What a fun way to promote a book and show off the cover! I LOVE bags and have quite a collection of them and would be over the moon to win one from you! I love the Cleo series. My email is smy86ts20@yahoo.com
    Susie

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  221. Would love to read this book also can’t wait to try recipe included in article

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  222. Not only excited about this new book can’t wait to try the recipe included in the article??

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  223. Sounds like quite a different perspective..can’t wait!

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  224. Would love to win the newest book. I’ve read the series

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  225. I love this series! I am on the waiting list for the book at the library, potentially 8 weeks to wait so it would be awesome to win this one!

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  226. Marc and Alice transport me to New York with each of these books. I make a great cup of coffee and her recipes pair nicely with it! It makes for a gull sensory experience. If you never read this series, start at the beginning. The characters develop with time and their relationships change greatly. In this newest book they got quite clever. We get to see Cleo from a new perspective which is quite interesting. New information is also revealed about her relationship with her ex.
    This book will entertain you and take you on a little trip to the Hamptons as well. Enjoy!

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  227. Can not wait to read!!!! Love this series!

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  228. Always do a happy dance when another CoffeeHouse mystery hits the stands. This one sounds very thought provoking and I am already worrying the outcome for Clare. Thank-you so much for such wonderful stories and and recipes. Happy New Year!!

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  229. Please keep writing about Clare and the gang! I look forward to them so much.

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  230. Good luck everyone. Love this series. Clarice(dot)jovan(at) Gmail(dot)com

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  231. I would love to win this contest. The book sounds like a good read and I would love to read the whole series too. The series sounds great. If I win I would review the print version of the book for you. OH I Hope I win.
    My name is: Crystal Stewart
    email is: don(dot)stewart(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  232. This series seems to get better and better each time. I love it and such fun gifts!

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  233. I’d like to enter the giveaway.
    Thanks!

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  234. Our library doesn’t have this series 🙁

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  235. I look forward to each new book in this series even though I prefer tea to coffee. The recipes are a nice bonus (Irish Cream chocolate chip cookies is my new ‘go to’ recipe) so I definitely keep all my books rather than donate them to book sales. I enjoyed the review of the latest book and am intrigued to learn about more of Clare’s past.

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  236. win it or not–I will read this one. A great series!

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  237. I can’t wait to read this next edition to one of my most favorite series!

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  238. Brewed Awakening is a humdinger of a story!

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  239. I would love to win this amazing giveaway! This is my favorite series of books and my dream is an autographed copy!! Thanks so much for the chance! L. Mitchell. Blessedfllady62@yahoo.com

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  240. I enjoyed the article and would love to win the wonderful prize package.

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  241. I love this series and have read all the books in this series except the latest one! I’d love to win a signed book!

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  242. I’m waiting for next book. This series is super enjoyable because I lived in Village for years. I know NYC like the back of my hand. It would be a lovely gift to win. ?

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  243. I love you books!! It’s my favorite series and I look forward to
    Each book you publish in the series. Your writing is so vivid that you can picture everything and almost smell the coffee and the sweets that are baked in each.

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  244. I’m on the waiting list at the library for this book! Can’t wait to read it!
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  245. Thanks for the chance. I love these.

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  246. Nice article! I’ve already got Brewed Awakening on my TBR list, but the mention of memory loss intrigues me. Definitely will read.

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  247. Love all of your books and can’t wait to ready this one also

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  248. I have read all of these books and can’t wait to read this new one.

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  249. What a lovely opportunity to receive this fabulous prize! This is one of my favorite series! I am always thrilled with each new release! This would be icing on an already delicious cake!

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  250. I adore Clare Cosi and the Coffeehouse crew and would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the chance~

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  251. I very much enjoy your books ! I have recommended them to all of my friends.
    I would love to win the book and tote. The tote would be very handy for me to carry my belongings to and from the Senior Center.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  252. Amazing contest, and always amazing recipes! Wouldn’t it be nice to be a taste tester for this series!
    Thank you for the opportunity.

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  253. Would love to win this prize, I have read and loved all the other books in the series.

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  254. One of my favorite series, would love to win!! Please keep writing!!

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  255. I love reading all your Coffee House books and have been working diligently to get my local library to add them to their offerings so others can discover the wonder of the Village Blend!

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  256. I have all of your books ~ would love to win this tote..maybe 2020 will be my lucky time.
    Sharon

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  257. One of my favorite series!

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  258. Love the Cleo Coyle mysteries, and Brewed Awakening is no exception! It’s definitely a bit different from the others, but it’s still the same Claire (as the other characters so often mentioned). The Coyle mysteries are always top-notch… and the recipes are delicious!

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  259. Another great book in the series. I keep looking forward to the next one. This has been such a fun and enjoyable series to read. Cannot wait to see what is up next for Clare and Mike. I seldom win when I enter contests but like the lottery, you don’t have a chance if you don’t enter. Best of luck to everyone.

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  260. Great series. Always waiting for the next good read,

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  261. This looks so great!! Thanks so much for chance. rockergoddess 2002 at yahoo dot com

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  262. What a great premise for a long standing series! I can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the new recipe too.

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  263. Love the series and the recipes. Always save the book for a weekend or other day off so I can enjoy it uninterrupted.

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  264. Love all your series but especially this one. Recipes are the bomb. I try almost every single one.

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  265. I love the recipes in all of cleos books. I love her as an author not just the recipes but her books are just good reading.

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  266. I am a coffee addicted and mystery lover, so when this series came out I was hooked before reading a word….how could you got wrong, murder, coffee ?? fabulous characters, my heaven!

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  267. Reading this now.

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  268. I have loved the Coffeehouse series from the beginning, and always feel like it’s a special gift when the next book comes out in the series. By now, I feel like I know Clare and her friends! Thanks for having the contest and giving loyal readers a chance to win!

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  269. Love the twist to this newest Clare Cosi adventure. Can’t wait to read it

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  270. I can not wait to read your new mystery. I love both your series and would love to have an autograph copy of the book and tote. When people ask me about my tote I can spread the word to more readers.
    Love your books.
    Margorie Roper

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  271. Love. love this series!! Would love to win this!!! Sounds like this will give us more of a view of Clare’s past.

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  272. Love the coffee house books – keep them coming!! Great article

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  273. I would love to win this! That tote bag looks amazing! Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

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  274. I love “the coffee lady”. I was the first at my library to check out “Brewed Awakening”. Didn’t know if I was going to like it at first. The beginning was strange. But I kept going and ended up loving it like all the others. Ready for the next chapters in the shenanigans of Clare and Mike.

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  275. I just listened to it on Audible and love it. Nice new twist. My Fiance listens to them to or we listen together… Nice that a couple writes this series and we can both relate to it plus great recipes – nice that we can get them now with the audio version!! Thanks so much for your fun mystery series.

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  276. I love this series being the anything with coffee obsessed reader! Love the recipes and of course how could I not really LOVE this contest. I have a very special place for autographed books by my favorite authors.

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  277. Thanks so much for the chance! Your review has me excited to read this one.

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  278. LOVE this series! Would love to win this contest. Look forward to all new books & recipes.

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  279. I love coffee themed mysteries!
    joan(at)nobledata(dot)com

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  280. I would love to win this contest
    Love love your books

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  281. I would love to win this contest
    Love your books ?

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  282. I could not hardly wait to order your new book. Your book is now awaiting me to turn the pages this weekend.

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  283. I am a die-hard Coffeehouse fan. I have introduced several friends and family members to the audible series, and wait for new stories with anticipation. I’m looking forward to this one too. Can’t wait to read a great story and learn something more about coffee! Happy New Year!

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  284. My husband and I eagerly await the next installment of Claire Cosi’s exploits. So that we can enjoy the stories together, we always listen to them on audible. The biggest drawback to listening to the books is no recipes. To try out the recipes, I have to check out the book from the library. The results are usually worth the effort. I recently made Matt’s Pernil and it was the best pork shoulder I have ever eaten.

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  285. I haven’t read this series and now am so stoked to read Brewed Awakenings.

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  286. I love these books!

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  287. I was also a little skeptical about the memory loss angle when I started reading this book but I loved it like all the others I have read. Looking forward to trying some new recipes

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  288. I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries! I just finished Brewed Awakening and I’m already looking forward to the next book!

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  289. I love this series! I would love to win this

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  290. OMG, love this series and all the fun recipes. Can’t wait to get a copy of this book.

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  291. Sounds like a great recipe. And a great contest. Thank you for the opportunity.
    angelhwk68 (at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  292. Save us from pieces of paper fluttering around our recipe files and print a compilation cookbook! Love coffee and love to cook. I’d snatch it up!

    Anne

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  293. Love all her books!

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  294. Really enjoy reading these books AND trying out the recipes. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize package.

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  295. I love these stories. I just discovered the Coffeehouse series recently and am trying to catch up. Would love to win!

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  296. Yes! I would like to win the book and tote! I really enjoy the Coffee House series.
    Marie D.

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  297. What can I say…. love the series, characters and recipes… and feel like I’m missing out not being able to really hang out at the coffee shop.

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  298. Ooo, this recipe looks delicious! I will tweak it a little bit to make it gluten free! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous giveaway! Coffee all day, every day!!

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  299. I love this series probably because of how much I love coffee. But I came into coffee late, I used to not like it so much. Then I stopped drinking caffeine of any kind (soda,tea stuff like that) then came migraines. And my doctor told me to take my medication with coffee. Suddenly coffee became my best friend.

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  300. Love love love your Coffee House mysteries. And all the extra info you share in your newsletters like this one. Wish you had a shop where fans could purchase merchandise like laminated recipe cards, totes, coffees, Village Blend cups of mugs etc. Hope I win.

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  301. I’ve read every book in this series, as soon as they come out! Love Clare Cosi!

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  302. Love the Coffeehouse mysteries. Always excited to see what Clare and the Village Blend crew will be up to next.

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  303. Wow! Another Coffeehouse book! Can’t wait!!!

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  304. Laura Otten
    6301 nightingale street #12
    Ventura California 93003

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  305. Great article

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  306. I Love the Coffeehouse Mysteries and the Ghost Mysteries! Would love to win this book and tote.

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  307. I just finished the book Brewed Awakening and loved it. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.

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  308. Can’t write these books fast enough for me. I devour every one.

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  309. This is one of my favorite series. I thought Brewed Awakening was well-written like all of the previous books. The memory loss was handled well and as you said, how Matteo and Mike acted toward Clare gave insight into their personalities as well. I hope this series continues for many books. Going to try out some of the recipes.

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  310. Enjoy your article giving more book information and information of the authors. They are great and among my favorites. Hope I win, so that I can say that I have won something!! j-perrin@sbcglobal.net

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  311. I love this series and this is the only one I haven’t read!

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  312. I couldn’t wait, I bought the latest book and I loved it. Of course, I send the books I love to my niece in Los Angeles. If I win this contest I will send her one of my books. Otherwise, I don’t part with your books. Thanks.

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  313. Thanks for the great giveaway. Looking forward to reading more books in the series.

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  314. Cant wait to read this next book. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  315. I have enjoyed reading every coffeehouse book. This one sounds different and I worry about how Clare’s memory loss will affect her relationship with Mike.

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  316. This sounds like a fun read with a little twist on the usual cozy. I have enjoyed the books in this series.

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  317. I have always intended to start this series maybe this could be it. Thank you for the contest and please enter me.

    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  318. I binged read the series! The characters feel like family. Cleo Coyle has kept the characters qualities and personalities consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed “Brewed Awakening”. Can’t wait until the next adventure at the Village Blend!

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  319. Would love tho win this prize! Cleo is one of my favorite cozy mystery authors. She always has a great story, keeps me guessing and keeps me laughing!

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  320. I have finished the new book and loved it, what a great and scary concept, I was so worried about how Clare and Mike would come through it. I enjoy both this series and the Ghost series because the characters are fun and they grow. I love coffee so it’s fun to read about it and the recipes are terrific. Another great addition to the series. Thanks for writing about the news.

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  321. I have read almost all of this series and really enjoyed them. I like all of the characters in the books.
    Would love to win this one.

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  322. Win a book? yes please
    Win a tote bag? ohmygosh
    Win recipe cards? PICK ME, PICK ME lol

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  323. This is one of my favorite series, keep ’em coming!

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  324. I love this book series. It’s so much fun to follow Clare in her adventures. She’s one smart cookie (although she’d be a biscotti dipped into a hot cup of coffee.) I look forward to reading this next installment.

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  325. I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries…and the recipes are a great bonus! Thanks for the opportunity!
    DewGirl19(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  326. I’ve just discovered the Coffee Hoyse series and I love it! I’d love to win!

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  327. I am awakened by Brewed Awakening! I can’t wait to read what happens to Clair next. I love mysteries. I love coffee. I love recipes. I love tote bags. I would love to carry that awesome tote bag to my local coffeeshop – Cool Beans in Rock Island, Illinois.

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  328. I am a big fan of this series and I’m always excited when a new book is released. Can’t wait to find out what happens with Clare next.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  329. I can hardly wait to read this continuation of the the Clare & Mike saga. I wold love to hang out at their coffeeshop.

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  330. I enjoyed your books! I hope this series never ends.
    Thanks for keeping me entertained over the years.

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  331. I have read all of the coffeehouse mysteries and hold my breath and coffee cup waiting for the next one. I was thrilled to see that Madame had an idea for helping Clare. Being older myself I love it when Madame is in the story, she is so supportive of Clare and providing any help requested in order to solve a mystery. Requested this book as part of my Christmas List, but did not get it – so here is hoping for another chance to get one.

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  332. My all time favorite books!!! Got me interested in coffee in a major way! Now I’m an avid coffee drinker!!!

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  333. Would love to win this and can’t wait to read the latest book

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  334. Sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  335. Your books are my favorite fun escape-always anxious times read the next one!

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  336. I love to read the behind the scenes info on the authors an the stories.

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  337. I am a big fan of these Coffeehouse mysteries! It all started several years ago when I was exhausted from working so much and just couldn’t seem to get into the Christmas spirit. I decided a book might help and found and read Holiday Grind. Boy did that do the trick! I got my husband on board and we read every new book together! I have several favorite recipes from the series as well!

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  338. Would love to win this! I’m just starting this series.

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  339. I enjoyed the book as much as the previous stories. I read a lot of series but this is one of my few get it as soon as it comes out series. The bad part -the wait for the next book.

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  340. Love the books, the stories and the recipes are an added bonus! I have to say that I like Madam the best and her “assistance”. I hope I am that fiesta at her age!

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  341. Coffee and a cozy mystery featuring coffee…two great things to celebrate living in 2020! I’m a librarian and always love reading about each new title you write.

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  342. I have read almost all of this series and was starting to get bored with the usual mystery. However, this review has made me go to my local library site and put in a request for this latest mystery! I will enjoy learning more about Clare’s past and I am happy to see that Madame will have a bigger role once more. Mike is sweet and I can’t wait for their marriage.

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  343. Would love to win. I love the series. the recipes are always interesting.

    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  344. Have love each book in the series! I love how you include the recipes as well! So much fun to read! Recommend to friends!

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  345. Can’t wait to read this new book. I love all the recipes and have tried numerous ones. The blueberry muffin tops are amazing.

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  346. Love the series and try to read each book as soon as it comes out

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  347. I LOVE this series. Have enjoyed getting to know all of the characters over time as well as fascinating looks into various NYC neighborhoods. It would be AMAZING to win this prize!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  348. Such a fun series! Now to decide whether to simply read the new book or start from the beginning and draw it out a little longer. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  349. I love this series and trying the recipes!

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  350. Love this series but haven’t yet read the latest – thanks for the opportunity to win! going to try the candy cane frosting too – looks yummy!

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  351. Have every one of your books! Both series! Love them all, the recipes too, those are absolutely delicious. I’m hoping you’ll both keep writing more, cookong too! I get rave reviews when I bring one of your recioes to family get togethers. And they’re a hard crowd to please, so thank you again for the recipes included. cheryl.lewis2@att.net

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  352. Ahhhhh, my favorite series is back! You are both awesome! Please don’t make us wait a whole year for the next installment.
    Xo
    2harts98@gmail.com
    Tracy

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  353. I love the Claire Cosi mysteries – can’t imagine losing my memory!

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  354. I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries and the Jack Mysteries. I always look forward to the next one. Coffee and reading mysteries are two of my favorite things ? ?? I would be super happy to win the book, tote, and the recipes. Thanks for all the great reads!!!!!

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  355. Love your books! Your newest one was on my Christmas list!

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  356. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. I adore this series.

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  357. I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries and the Jack Mysteries. I always look forward to the next one. Coffee and reading mysteries are two of my favorite things ? ?? I would be super happy to win the book, tote, and the recipes. Thanks for all the great reads!!!!!

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  358. Thank you for the list of books in order, that way I will be sure I haven’t skipped any.

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  359. Can’t wait to win your latest book.
    (And the tote bag)

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  360. I don’t know if my New Year’s resolutions will allow me to make any of these great looking recipes.

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  361. Love this series. nwrightconroy at gmail.com

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  362. I LOVE this series! I can’t wait for the audio book to come out, Rebecca Gibel is an amazing narrator!

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  363. Great article! Can’t wait to read the book!

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  364. Love the coffeehouse mysteries. Can’t wait for this one and I love recipes.

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  365. Would love to win book and gifts!

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  366. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  367. I enjoy your books.

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  368. Really enjoyed the article. Love this series! Would be great to win this contest.

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  369. Love these books and love all the recipes I’ve tried

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  370. Love this series & can’t wait to read “Brewed Awakening”

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  371. Love this series. Thanks for the opportunity

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  372. I absolutely love your books! And I would love to have your tote bag for all my books!!

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  373. I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries and would LOVE to win a book!
    Thank you for the chance ??

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  374. I love your series about Claire, and now have a new love with Jack Shepard.

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  375. Love this series of books! Can’t wait to read this one!

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  376. I LOVE Cleo Coyle’s coffeehouse mysteries. Your article was great! Thanks to you I know there is a new book coming out. I am so happy. I have been a fan from the beginning and I look forward to many more adventurers.
    Mhclrk@aol.com

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  377. I purchased my first Coffee House Mystery at a used bookstore and I was hooked. I have read all the Haunted Bookstore series currently in print and received the remaining Coffee House Mystery’s for Christmas … except Brewed Awakening. The writing is fresh and realistic. I am looking forward to reading the remaining Coffee House Mystery’s.

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  378. sounds like a fun read
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  379. I especially loved the videos! I didn’t know they existed. I just received the latest Coffeehouse mystery from the library and I can’t wait!

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  380. Love the Coffeehouse series. The recipes are yummy also.

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  381. Love your books, hope to read Brewed Awakening soon. thanks, Bobbi

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  382. I have loved all of the books in this series that I have had access to. The article makes me very eager to get this book so that I can read it. It will be interesting to see how the loss of memory will impact the people in Clare’s life.

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  383. I have a new-found appreciation for fine coffee and proper espresso drinks thanks to the Coffeehouse Mystery series! And the recipes are just the crema on top!

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  384. I bought the book on Amazon and plan to read it soon.
    Love this series.

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  385. i love your books they are so amazing

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  386. I love Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries. It is my favorite cozy mystery series. I would love to win this contest.

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  387. I love this series and would be thrilled to win this prize package. Thanks for the chance!! Julie D.

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  388. Love the Brew House Mystery books. Have read them all and look forward to each new one!!! Go Claire!!

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  389. Loved reading about how you and Marc came up with the idea for this book! Being a coffee snob I love reading about your coffees. ??

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  390. I love the Coffee House Books. The recipes included are fabulous!!!

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  391. I love this series, I have read all of them. Please I would love the next book.

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  392. I love this series I work in the coffee business and really enjoy this series!

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  393. always a fun read…looking forward to latest addition to coffeeshouse series.

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  394. I can’t wait to read this book. I enjoy this series so much.

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  395. What a fun way to start off the new year!

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  396. Thanks for the chance! I enjoy this series
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  397. I love ?? your books! Love Clare & her adventures. Thank you for the added benefit of your awesome recipes!
    cmeier2001@live.com

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  398. I am looking forward to reading Cleo’s new book! Not nly are the mysteries really good, but love the coffee and food tips throughout. Good, clean reading fun!

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  399. The Coffeehouse Mysteries are a fun and interesting read. I really enjoy them. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing gift.

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  400. I was not sure if I was to comment on the review, the book, or the section about Marc and Alice writing together. I recently discovered “Cleo Coyle” and the Coffeeshop Mystery series and have read them all. This book is a wonderful addition to it. It’s a slightly different style because the other books in the series are mostly told from Clare’s perspective (ie first person) but since she has memory loss, the other characters share their point of view. It is neat to hear how a author team works well together to create something that provides enjoyment for many.

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  401. I love this series and would be thrilled to win. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  402. I would love to win this book and tote! I adore this cover! Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  403. I love this series and can’t wait to read the new book!

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  404. I love your newsletters, especially the recipes!! The Coffeehouse Mysteries is one of favorite series and I also look forward to a new book!!

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  405. I love this series so much. I’ve read every book. Can’t wait to read this latest adventure! kchinetti at gmail dot com.

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  406. Finishing up one of Cleo Coyle’s novels is just like finishing a really good cup of coffee…you’re ready for a refill ASAP. I’m a public librarian who has access to the series, but it’s one I buy to support the authors. If I were to win the giveaway, I’d enjoy the book bag…and I’d give my hardcover copy to a patron. Crossing my fingers! -Amy – ja.oberts@comcast.net

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  407. These are my “go to” books for perfect relaxation. Fun recipes, a good mystery and a good cup of coffee make for a perfect afternoon. Keep ’em coming! Would love to win a copy.

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  408. I love the Coffee Shop Mysteries series; they’re a must have, both to own and to enter this contest, and I’m very excited to read the new one!

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  409. Looking forward to the next book in the series! Thanks! Now to start baking some of these recipe ideas! Double thanks!

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  410. I enjoy all of Cleo’s books! I’d LOVE to win an autographed copy!

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  411. I’ve enjoyed this series immensely. THANK YOU, Cleo (Alice and Marc) for many, many, many hours of fun reading. It would be awesome to win this. barb (dot) louthan (“at” symbol) gmail (dot) com.

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  412. I have loved following Claire’s life from not liking Mike to loving him. I still use recipes I copied from earlier books.

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  413. This is one of my favorite series and is my go-to cozy audiobook series for long work drives. Thank you for the lightheartedness, romance, and suspense over the years!

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  414. I love this series. I am reading Brewed Awakening now. I had global transient amnesia a couple of years ago so I couldn’t wait to read this book. I would love to win. And I can’t wait to finish this book to see how Claire recovers. I don’t remember anything that happened during my amnesia. Luckily it only lasted 24 hours. I was lucky.

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    • Ha ha just saw auto correct corrected Clare to Claire. Sorry

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  415. Love this series and it was interesting watching how Clare interacted with all the “new” people she was meeting… again… for the first time! Great review!
    kjkoukla(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  416. I wish that there was a new Cleo Coyle book every month!
    Every time I read one I want to make Tiramisu. Guess what
    I’m making now?

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  417. I can’t wait to read “Brewed Awakening”, love this series.

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  418. This a perfect mystery for a cold winter’s night! Live the bag.

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  419. Great series!

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  420. Reading mystery books that incorporate recipes are a guilty pleasure of mine. After teaching young minds all day and then doing the wife, mother, chief cook and bottle washer job, I long for a relaxing getaway. Cleo transports me away from my everyday life and I look forward to the next adventure, and yummy recipes, anxiously. Thank you,and happy new year.

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  421. Just finished Brewed Awakening. Loved seeing the depths of relationships through what is a dark time.

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  422. I usually listen to audiobooks during my commute, but when I discovered the audiobook for Brewed Awakening was not yet available, I couldn’t wait and went “old school. ” (well not really…I bought the kindle version)

    Totally in love with the book so far and it really does bring up some interesting questions about life and love!

    Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!

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  423. Just love all of the Coffee House books! Always look forward to the next book coming out. I never get tired of re-reading them either.

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  424. You are so right about memory and how it forms the core of our being and lives. I always enjoy Claire and the mysteries. And thanks for the recipes – they are fun to try

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  425. Love coffee ? and love this series! Hope it never ends! Waiting for wedding bells with Clare and Mike ? se1996@att.net

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  426. Love all the coffee shop books

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  427. What a great contest. I enjoy reading your books.

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  428. Poor Clare! If she isn’t saving her daughter and ex-husband, she’s tripping over dead bodies. I can’t wait to see what amnesia brings!

    Carrie Jenkins
    carriemcjenkins @gmail.com

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  429. Happy New Year! New year, new mystery. Looking forward to another great read. Thanks!

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  430. Love, Love, Love the Coffee House Mysteries! Always look forward to a new mystery coming out. The best mystery series available.

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  431. I love your Clare and the gang. Thank you for continuing the story line.

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  432. I haven’t read any of Cleo’s books but love the genre.

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  433. Love love love your books. I would love to win this giveaway. Can’t wait for the next book. I am so excited to win this prize! !!!

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  434. I am always on the list at the Pittsburg Ks Public Library when your new books comes out!! I love your books!! And recommend them to my reading friends. Can’t wait to get this one!

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  435. I love reading all of your books! I nice escape from the reality of everyday stress. Thanks!

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  436. I really like the series. I haven’t read all the books yet, but will certainly do so.

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  437. I have enjoyed every one of your books and look forward to more great reading.

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  438. love your books! would love to win this giveaway. thanks for your generosity!

    bill_dugan @ comcast . net

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  439. I love the Coffee House Mystery series and can’t wait to take another trip with Claire.

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  440. I love this series! So well written and I’ve learned a lot about coffee too!

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  441. I love a good cozy mystery, when you have a coffee shop vibe included, you’ve won me!!!

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  442. Cleo Coyle is my favorite!!! Their books are so much fun, I am truly a coffeehouse addict ! Lrdlph@yahoo.com

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  443. I’d love to win this drawing, but most importantly, I enjoy and look forward to any new books from such a great writing team!
    Thank you!

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  444. Love these books! Can’t get enough.

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  445. Is it to late to enter? I love this series Tracieaturner [at]gmail [dot] com

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  446. I have read all of the coffeehouse books to date and love them. I always eagerly await the next offering. I have made a number of the recipes and love that part of this series too. It’s hard to pick a favorite character. Wish I could win the contest, but I’ll be happy enough just having the next book in the series to read.

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  447. Mystery cookbook novels are my guilty pleasure. After teaching little ones all day and then doing the housewife and mom thing,having these books to look forward to are a joy. Thank you for the recipes and the mysteries. Happy New Year.

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  448. This is the first cozy set of mysteries I have read. Read each one as the cake out. Got me hooked. On Cozies.

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  449. This is hands-down my favorite cozy mystery series ever. The characters are so memorable, the locations are great and the recipes are easy to make and come out delicious every time!

    jammjm@optonline.net

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  450. I love this series of books…the recipes are delicious! Fingers crossed that I’m the winner!

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  451. I have fallen behind on the books so im re-reading them. My escape from the chaos these days. Love these books!

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  452. I am so excited the new book
    In the Coffeehouse Series is out. CAN’T WAIT!!!!

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  453. Love all your books!!! Would love to get this new book and tote to carry all your books in! Best writer!! Keep up the good work!

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  454. Hi!! I am new to your books..I am glad I chose to read Brewed Awakening first! I couldnt put it down.. I loved the book.. I have already downloaded another book. Nancy

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  455. Ok..I thought I already entered this..so please delete if a duplicate! I’ve been a fan of this series since I found the first one. So looking forward to reading this and learning more about the early Claire! Thanks for being such a great author!

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  456. Love these books…I am looking forward to reading this book and learning more about Clare.

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  457. Although it’s too late to enter, I just wanted to say that I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series and have tried to figure out where the Village Blend would be each time I’m down in the Greenwich/West Village area.

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  458. What a great contest! I would love to win. sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  459. I love these books and I would love to win this contest!

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  460. I am always so happy when there’s a new book to read in the series!

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  461. Love this series!! Its on my list to read this month.

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  462. Hi Cleo, What a great contest. Enjoy your books, and recipes.
    Looking forward to the new novel.

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  463. I absolutely LOVE this series! (to say nothing of the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries <3 ) And the clever, fleshed out, characters keep me coming back for more! 🙂

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  464. We have a winner!

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    • Who?

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  465. Thank you for a very interesting article and recipe. I can’t wait to read the book. Susan

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  466. The winner is Jo Herrmann

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  467. I already gave my copy but I can always use another to share!

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