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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Cline Barton

Veronica's #WritersDiary, #Wave Watch at Half Moon Bay

Happy May! From wine country to the northern California shore--part deux of our escape from the family room road trip took us to Half Moon Bay. We stayed at the fabulous Ritz Carlton that sits regally on the cliffs of this NorCal paradise. I have to say this was one of the most beautiful places on our journey. We were blessed with sunshine during the day and magnificent sunsets in the evening.

The Ritz is surrounded with breathtaking views, including a stunning golf course and walking path with lots of chairs just waiting for you to take a seat and enjoy the rhythmic waves. After being cooped up for so long it was magnificent to be outside with the fresh air and sunshine. The sound of the waves hitting the cliffside was mesmerizing. You could feel any angst you might have had slowly, slip away.

We weren't golfing this trip but the course here is stunning!

Time to get those suitcases out and dusted off--this was a road trip I'd gladly make again! Finally, wishing all of you a very happy #MothersDay this coming weekend, whether it's you, or someone you love, have a very, blessed day! It's Wednesday, time for #DearDiary:

More 5⭐ #BookReviews for Twins in the City!

Many, many thanks to readers who have let a review, very much appreciated!

5⭐I absolutely love this series--and this last installment does not disappoint! The author does an incredible job of describing scenery, clothing, and emotions of the characters. I always feel like I'm in the room with them when it all goes down! Who doesn't love a Scottish Nanny with 'the sight', a 'glammie' who is (literally) a drama queen, and Sir Kyle and Lady Gemma caught up in drama, intrigue and murder while trying to house hunt in London. The characters are just so vivid that I Feel like I've known them for years. What a fun spring romp for anyone who loves a cozy British mystery. Time for you to settle in, and tuck into a few scones while sipping your Earl Grey as you read Playtime at Castlewood Manor!

5⭐I just finished this amazing work by this awesome writer. It’s full of suspense, mystery and made me feel like I was there witnessing it all. I encourage everyone who loves a little intrigue mixed with a little mischief to read this, you won’t be disappointed. I would read with a hot cup of tea and couldn’t put it down. A superb masterful tale 💛📖

5⭐Book 6 in the Almost American Cousin series and it's even more fun and cosy with babies!

Follow Lady Gemma and Kyle from their holiday in Bermuda to house shopping in the posh parts of London, along with the Scottish nanny Figgy. There are still accidents and murders along the way with the usual who dunnit theme. Well written and enjoyable. For fans of cosy mystery please check out this series from this very talented writer.

#AmReading #AmReviewing

A mystery from the past resurfaces this week from the writers of Twitter...

Author J.C. Paulson, Two Hundred Bones, 5

Hope Rampling and her partner stumble upon a grisly find during their romantic getaway to her parent's cabin in the woods. When Hope's sister, reporter Grace Rampling hears of what's found, she and her boyfriend, Detective Sergeant Adam Davis join the couple to see if they can unravel what turns out to be a decades old mystery.

As the RCMP and forensic team investigate the evidence, Grace and Adam query their neighbors to see if anyone can provide additional insights. As clues from the past are uncovered, it's clear someone still wants them hidden, putting Grace and Adam in danger's path.

Author Paulson weaves an intriguing tale of politics, cover-ups and nefarious deeds in this page turning tale. I'm a big fan of Grace and Adam's series--readers will not be disappointed!

Next up in the #reading queue:

Join us later today on the #BOOKEM YouTube channel!

Amy Reade's on deck this week sharing her insight and enthusiasm about a mysterious migration that happens around the world each night. Nature is incredible and always fascinating! Can't wait to find out more---see you soon!

Welcome to my world. Enjoy your #week and #MothersDay weekend friends! 💟🌷💟

Crowns and Kisses,


P.S. The Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay is highly recommended if you're looking for a beach retreat in northern California, highly recommended! Gemma and Rikkhe approve💖👑 #SoundUp!

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