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Mistletoe and Mayhem: Yuletide at Castlewood Manor by Veronica Cline Barton listed by Book Authority as (Best mystery books of all time, Best suspense books and Best new realistic fiction books of 2020) As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment.


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Praise for The Crown For Castlewood Manor by Veronica Cline Barton “5.0 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 Cozy Stars for this one! Alexander Graham Bell once said that ‘when one door closes another door opens.’ Wise words indeed!  Unfortunately, many people spend so much time lamenting about the closed door that they are unable to see the potential opportunities which the open door presents.  They are mired in regret and refuse to take a risk.  Sad really- because it is the risk-takers who typically reap the grandest rewards.  In Veronica Cline Barton's novel The Crown for Castlewood Manor, we see just such a scenario.  For lovers of suspense and mysteries which contain a very strong female protagonist who is willing to actually take such risks...this is the novel for you! Read more…

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Kudos for Cast, Crew & Carnage by Veronica Cline Barton “5.0 out of 5 stars The series only gets better! Cast, Crew and Carnage takes place months after the esteemed Castlewood estate wins the coveted prize for the sure to be hit television series. Even more, Gemma’s role has become more essential in order to the make the TV show successful. Told her point of view, the character explains the trials and tribulations of television production, describes the worldwide of high couture fashion…and encounters several moments of perilous danger! Not giving away any spoilers, ‘Cast, Crew and Carnage’ is a fantastic follow up novel that will leave the reader hanging on to the very end. Read More…

Deadly Receptions by Veronica Cline Barton "5 out of 5 stars Paparazzi, premieres, murder on a train, and a veil with a sordid past await you! I was gifted this book in a giveaway and chose to review it voluntarily. Deadly Receptions was full of paparazzi, premieres, and even a proposal. The wedding pavilion opened and the season began at Cherrywood Hall, aka Castlewood Manor, and as promised, drama, deception and debuts ensued. I mean, who knew a veil with a sordid past could cause so many problems? LOL!

Book three didn’t disappoint in this funny, action-packed, and light-hearted mystery series of Veronica Cline Barton’s. I laughed, cried, and gasped (out loud) as twists, turns…and trains took me to various destinations- England, NYC, Vail, Malibu, and even Iceland (swoon)!



Makes a fabulous gift! Enjoy personal anecdotes, short essays and holiday-food favorites from a thriving community of talented, multi-genre authors and bloggers from across the U.S.A., and U.K. 

Delight your guests with bespoke drinks, savory appetizers, homemade food fit for a party or a cold, chilly night and of course––special desserts. There’s even a bonus recipe in the back for homemade, dog biscuits to keep the entire family happy this holiday season. Woof!

The recipes in this are not to be missed! This time of year is filled with incredible, sensory memories, as my childhood home was the epicenter of holiday parties, entertaining and all things yummy. 

From all of us to you and yours, we wish you the best of the season and a healthy and prosperous New Year! #writersrecipes on Twitter and Instagram 

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