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New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside th New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception. Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age cafe to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?"


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New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside th New York reporter Paige MacKenzie has a hidden motive when she heads to the small town of Timberton, Montana. Assigned to research the area's unique Yogo sapphires for the Manhattan Post, she hopes to reconnect romantically with handsome cowboy Jake Norris. The local gem gallery offers the material needed for the article, but the discovery of an old diary, hidden inside the wall of a historic hotel, soon sends her on a detour into the underworld of art and deception. Each of the town's residents holds a key to untangling more than one long-buried secret, from the hippie chick owner of a new age cafe to the mute homeless man in the town park. As the worlds of western art and sapphire mining collide, Paige finds herself juggling research, romance and danger. With stolen sapphires and shady characters thrown into the mix, will Paige escape the consequences of her own curiosity?"

30 review for The Moonglow Cafe

  1. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    The Moonglow Café is book#2 in the Paige McKenzie series, but can be read as a stand alone novel. Paige and Jake, met in book #1 and there is some reference to that in #2. Usually, I do prefer to read a series of books in numerical order, but I saw this was a free Kindle download, so decided to try the series. I have now put books #1 & 2 on my wish list. Paige McKenzie is a New York reporter. She has been sent to Timberton to gather info and do research on Yogo sapphires, which are unique to thi The Moonglow Café is book#2 in the Paige McKenzie series, but can be read as a stand alone novel. Paige and Jake, met in book #1 and there is some reference to that in #2. Usually, I do prefer to read a series of books in numerical order, but I saw this was a free Kindle download, so decided to try the series. I have now put books #1 & 2 on my wish list. Paige McKenzie is a New York reporter. She has been sent to Timberton to gather info and do research on Yogo sapphires, which are unique to this area of Montana. Paige books into the hotel and Betty, the owner, tells her that everyone in town eats at the Moonglow Café. Mist, a new age type of woman and also an artist, runs the Moonglow. Food is superb and the café is run on no menu and a 'pay as you feel' basis. You eat what is put in front of you and pay what you think it is worth. The inside of the hotel could also do with some TLC. Paige, trying to get some heat into the radiator in her room notices something on the wall, has a bit of a fiddle and manages to retrieve part of a diary from inside the wall cavity. Unfortunately, the remainder of the book falls further down the cavity and is beyond her reach. Early one morning, the Moonglow Café is ablaze and a total write off. Mist who lives at the café is safe and goes to help Betty at the hotel - everyone in the community is now eating at the hotel. Paige, in between doing her research also helps out, and she is still trying to find the other part of the diary. Paige and Jake's relationship continues to develop. There appears to be some link between a painting at the jewel store, to the artist who wrote the diary, so Paige as tenacious as ever about the missing diary pages, decides to up her search. Events take a turn for the worse and Paige falls through the rotten cellar flooring into a tunnel. Unbeknown to Paige, she was followed to Timberton and this person has no scruples in what they will do to achieve their goal. This was an easy, quick and enjoyable read, with twists and turns to keep you captivated.

  2. 4 out of 5

    JoAn

    The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner is a lovely mystery as Paige comes to Montana to research sapphires for a huge gen show that will be held in New York City. Of course, Paige finds more than just the history of the sapphires and the town of Timberton. The plot moved smoothly with detailed descriptions of the towns and the characters to make me feel like I was there with Paige.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Sapphires This book was slow for me, but maybe it’s just where I’m at. I learned a lot about Yogo sapphires, so thats always nice to learn something new. And it was learning in a gentle way... Its an easy book to put down. About 3/4 through it finally became more interesting. Ended abruptly. I hate to say anything bad. It had aspects that were good and nice. Not great. Not bad. A good distraction

  4. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Standafer

    The Moonglow Cafe is the second book in the Paige MacKenzie series. After reading the first, I was curious to see what Paige's next adventure would be as well as to find out what happened with her new relationship with Jake. In this story, Paige works her way back West from her job as a reporter in New York City. This time, she's in Timberton, MT to research a story on Yogo Sapphires. Once again, her digging leads her to a mystery involving just about everyone in the small town. From a hippie res The Moonglow Cafe is the second book in the Paige MacKenzie series. After reading the first, I was curious to see what Paige's next adventure would be as well as to find out what happened with her new relationship with Jake. In this story, Paige works her way back West from her job as a reporter in New York City. This time, she's in Timberton, MT to research a story on Yogo Sapphires. Once again, her digging leads her to a mystery involving just about everyone in the small town. From a hippie restaurant owner to a homeless man, it seems the town's residents hold many secrets. Paige and Jake work together to find answers to what becomes a mystery involving valuable art work. This is a rather slow-paced story, taking lots of time to give the reader vivid descriptions of the characters as well as the setting, but it's an interesting story and I learned things about the area and about the history of sapphire mining.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lee

    My first experience with this author, and I absolutely loved the action and pace of this novel. Several mysteries are included throughout this book, starting with the discovery of the partial remains of an old diary in the walls of a historic hotel in the small town of Timberton, Montana where New York Reporter Paige MacKenzie has been assigned to do research on the famous Yogo sapphires. Garner's characters are extremely well developed, the town's sometimes quirky inhabitants soon feel like frie My first experience with this author, and I absolutely loved the action and pace of this novel. Several mysteries are included throughout this book, starting with the discovery of the partial remains of an old diary in the walls of a historic hotel in the small town of Timberton, Montana where New York Reporter Paige MacKenzie has been assigned to do research on the famous Yogo sapphires. Garner's characters are extremely well developed, the town's sometimes quirky inhabitants soon feel like friends, and their close-knit friendships quickly draw you into rooting for this small, historic town that is dwindling because of their declining tourist trade and lack of resources. The author's descriptions are vivid, and her language is clean. Romance is subtle and as it should be. I'll definitely be reading more of Garner's novels and would recommend this author to anyone wanting to read a good novel full of multiple mysteries!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Christa Nardi

    A New York jewelry show is the impetus for Paige to travel back west to Montana to find out about Yogo sapphires. Timberton is a far cry from New York, local businesses barely making it since the close of the sapphire mines. Most of the community eats at the Moonglow Cafe, recently taken over by Mist, an artist. Paige finds a diary but a part is missing. The diary and her search for the missing part prove more challenging all around. And then there's the maybe relationship with Jake. THE MOONGLOW A New York jewelry show is the impetus for Paige to travel back west to Montana to find out about Yogo sapphires. Timberton is a far cry from New York, local businesses barely making it since the close of the sapphire mines. Most of the community eats at the Moonglow Cafe, recently taken over by Mist, an artist. Paige finds a diary but a part is missing. The diary and her search for the missing part prove more challenging all around. And then there's the maybe relationship with Jake. THE MOONGLOW CAFE has mystery, secrecy, and a touch of romance. It also has interesting characters not the least of which are Mist and the homeless man she's feeding, the gem dealer and the lonely woman trying to keep the hotel afloat. This is the second in the series, following ABOVE THE BRIDGE, but easily read as a stand-alone. Hopefully there is a third coming soon!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    I have read several books in this series but must have missed this one. I stumbled on the 3 holiday novellas centered around the Moonglow Cafe and then hit on this Paige Mackenzie mystery. So read things a bit out of order but completely enjoyed the whole experience! Reading these books over the last week was like reconnecting with old friends.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Judi Easley

    First Thoughts: What a fabulous cozy! I want more Paige and Jake! She's a curious journalist from NYC and he's a rancher just trying to keep her out of too much trouble when they run into a crooked fake sheriff looking for saffires in a tiny little Montana town. But there's more than one mystery here. Recommended.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Viola

    Aromatic The description of the town is delicious. Characters very fulfilling and the anticipation delightful. Some romance, theft of artistic items and great history of a little western town help contribute to a fully scrumptious work.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Charlene Richards

    Feel good mystery Nice story to read while sequestered. Paige was not only a journalist but a sleuth. Story line was interesting - sapphires and paintings - with a touch of romance.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Injoy

    I received a free kindle copy of The Moonglow Cafe: A Paige MacKenzie Mystery by Deborah Garner, published by Cranberry Cove Press from an Amazon promotion in exchange for a fair review. I gave it four stars. It's a lighthearted romantic cozy mystery about a New York reporter named Paige MacKenzie who heads to Montana for a brief respite from the grind of the big city. "Kindness, a lost art. Patience, even more elusive. City life in all its undesirable glory." She hopes to reconnect with her cowb I received a free kindle copy of The Moonglow Cafe: A Paige MacKenzie Mystery by Deborah Garner, published by Cranberry Cove Press from an Amazon promotion in exchange for a fair review. I gave it four stars. It's a lighthearted romantic cozy mystery about a New York reporter named Paige MacKenzie who heads to Montana for a brief respite from the grind of the big city. "Kindness, a lost art. Patience, even more elusive. City life in all its undesirable glory." She hopes to reconnect with her cowboy Jake, while she's there. "Dealing with relationships had never been her strength. She was stubborn & work driven, always had been." She's researching the Yogo gemstone found in Timberton, Montana & adventure awaits her. This mystery is filled with an eccentric crew of characters & Paige discovers a journal hidden behind a heating register. Here are some significant quotes Paige from the journal she discovered. "Raw emotions seemed to burst off the paper like flames, all depending on the handwritten scroll of the text." "Was the process of creating, then destroying therapeutic somehow? Or could the frustrated hands that spewed the words & slashes on the page simply be that of a man consumed by rage? She went to the recommended Moonglow Cafe. She asks for a menu. "Moonglow does not have menus. Menus complicate life. Today is Tuesday. I will bring you the Tuesday breakfast." The hippie waitress, Mist, went into the kitchen. Will Paige solve the aged mystery before the current one endangers her? It's a race to find out. Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary K

    Paige Mackenzie is back at work in New York City, but she is thinking about her sexy cowboy and longing to see him again. She misses Jake Norris. Today is her lucky day. Her editor is sending her to Montana to research sapphires. When Paige arrives in Timberton, she finds a small, rundown hotel and a town filled with interesting and mysterious residents. With her inquisitive nature who knows what she'll find in this small town. It all starts with a diary hidden behind the wall of her hotel room. Paige Mackenzie is back at work in New York City, but she is thinking about her sexy cowboy and longing to see him again. She misses Jake Norris. Today is her lucky day. Her editor is sending her to Montana to research sapphires. When Paige arrives in Timberton, she finds a small, rundown hotel and a town filled with interesting and mysterious residents. With her inquisitive nature who knows what she'll find in this small town. It all starts with a diary hidden behind the wall of her hotel room. Paige is intrigued. She can be tenacious in her investigation. Deborah Garner writes an addictive mystery. Everyone in this small town has their own story which interests our reporter and the reader. The mystery and the suspense keep building. There are so many twists and turns. The author mixes suspense with a sweet romance. There is great dialogue and a stellar cast of characters. I was completely surprised by the ending. The story was so well-plotted that I never saw it coming. Paige, as always, will keep you entertained in this cozy mystery. I was gifted a copy of The Moonglow Café by the author in exchanged for an honest and unbiased review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette Hammond

    Mystery loves art and jewels A wonderful mystery about new love, old art, and lost jewels. The author weaves a fabulous tale of greed and love set in a wonderful little Montana town where Yogo sapphires are at the center of the mystery. A diary and one persistent reporter follows the trail that will lead to a new love, an unspoken love and an fortune in stolen sapphires and hidden paintings. Unravel the mystery for yourself.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lynda

    I downloaded this book on recommendation by a friend who reads much lighter books than my normal fare. It is the second in a series, and I have not read the first, so really the book is up against it with me. Actually, it is a really nice, light, romantic tale with a bit of mystery and a happy ending. What’s not to like? It was a really nice break between some heavy books, not taxing, not overly fluffy, and with just about enough mystery to keep turning the pages.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rita Sheppard

    You can't miss with a mystery story and a little romance thrown in. A little spice is added with the possibility of expensive gems and paintings and crooks looking to get rich with stolen goods. This story has all the elements to keep you entertained and reading on to the end. This is a charming, suspenseful, heart warming story of the people in Timberton, Montana who you will enjoy meeting.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sally Stackhouse

    A well written story with good characters. It is more than a city girl versus small town America story with mystery, romance and philosophy interspersed in the story line for good measure. An enjoyable read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Denise

    Very enjoyable continuation of the Paige and Jake story, with another good plot line. So often I find that the second book in a series is a disappointment, but this one was definitely worth reading.

  18. 5 out of 5

    RJ

    This is a nice cozy mystery. Not to serious of a read. Good entertainment.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Namitha Varma

    Started out very slow and unfocused, but by half of the book it became very intriguing. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Texas

    Mistletoe At Moonglow - This is my first story by this author and I enjoyed this lovely, clean novella. Told in a smooth flowing, conversational style with a good mix of likable characters and an interesting story set around Christmas at a hotel in a small town. The story is heavily into the Christmas part of love, kindness and caring for others. I got the impression this isn't the first time in this small town, but there weren't many references to the past; and those mentioned didn't interrupt Mistletoe At Moonglow - This is my first story by this author and I enjoyed this lovely, clean novella. Told in a smooth flowing, conversational style with a good mix of likable characters and an interesting story set around Christmas at a hotel in a small town. The story is heavily into the Christmas part of love, kindness and caring for others. I got the impression this isn't the first time in this small town, but there weren't many references to the past; and those mentioned didn't interrupt the flow of the story. This is an interesting, quickly read story perfect for winding down with a cuppa and a furbaby. Since there's a cookie swap involved in the story, the cookie recipes from a variety of sources follow the ending. Some good and some OK, but plenty for everyone's taste. Later when I read the first two books, this book was full of spoilers, but at least, I had the background. 4* Above The Bridge #1 - After reading Mistletoe At Moonglow, I was happy to find more books in this series. I've been using them as my "bedtime" reads. This is a clean, well written, interesting story using a conversational writing-style with likable, believable characters. The storylines are intriguing, along with good historical research adding depth to the story. The in depth details about the terrain and clothing and food shows the background of the author as a travel writer. Take this story as entertainment since the only way to solve the mystery of the location is time-travel, which while predictable is a good addition since reality doesn't solve this mystery. Needs editing, but the flow of the story isn't interrupted. 4* Moonglow Cafe #2 - Paige returns to the West and this time got on my nerves with her actions. This story is clean, well written with interesting ongoing and new storylines. The characters are still likable and believable, and the new characters add intrigue. Paige is snooping under the guise of investigating, but I find the behavior disrespectful and despicable. She's damaging walls, taking things and going through Betty's office without regard for others. Add to lying about her actions instead of telling the truth to her friends. There's a part of the story where her snooping gets her into big trouble and I found this part of the story unrealistic. There's a head injury, but the drama placed on what she's going through is over the top. The ground covered is 200 feet and the impression is given that she's going miles. She has a long way to travel after making a discovery, but that discovery is found within feet of her later. Not consistent or realistic. Again, the in depth details about the terrain and clothing and food shows the background of the author as a travel writer and maybe a little too much after having read Above the Bridge. There's no time-travel but the ending about a certain discovery is very good. Again, Mistletoe Mist had a lot of spoilers for this book. Needs minor editing, but is better edited than ATB. 3*

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Tooker

    Full Disclosure – I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review Big Sky Country The Moonglow Café is the second book in the Paige McKenzie series by Deborah Garner. Taking place shortly after “Above the Bridge” Paige has returned to her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle and resumes daily activity at the newspaper. An upcoming gemstone convention in the area results in another unusual assignment. This time Paige is requested to travel to Timberton, Montana for an in- Full Disclosure – I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review Big Sky Country The Moonglow Café is the second book in the Paige McKenzie series by Deborah Garner. Taking place shortly after “Above the Bridge” Paige has returned to her fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle and resumes daily activity at the newspaper. An upcoming gemstone convention in the area results in another unusual assignment. This time Paige is requested to travel to Timberton, Montana for an in-depth piece on the yogo sapphire, which is exclusive to this region of the country. After the success of her Jackson Hole piece, Paige happily agrees since this will also put her closer to Jake and the possibility of seeing him again. Upon arrival, Paige checks into the Timberton Hotel and is intrigued by its charm and the hospitality of the owner. After visiting the neighboring Moonglow Café and its eclectic proprietor Mist, she is taken by the entire area and the residents. Her research seems to be taking her to dead ends with not very much information and Paige starts to wonder if her article will ever even get off the ground. Upon finding an old diary in her room another angle presents itself; was Timberton also the home of a brilliant artist? As she attempts to write her article and unravel the mystery of the diary and its contents Paige finds herself in the middle of one doozy of a mystery. True to her investigative nature, she is determined to get the bottom of the mystery and have her article turned in in time for the conference. The Moonglow Café is an excellent follow up to Above the Bridge. The more I see Paige taken out of the hustle and bustle of New York and into the slower paced Midwest it seems that this is truly where she belongs. She has a heart to help everyone, and it really shows with Mist, Clive and Betty. While her curiosity does tend to get her into trouble, her New York street smarts are there to help her find her way out. Jake also plays prominently the tale, as his impromptu visits to Montana to surprise and ultimately join in the search for Paige really goes to show that he is falling for Paige just as she is falling for him. Just like Above the Bridge, The Moonglow Café is packed full of unique characters, neat history and tidbits of trivia that lets the reader really immerse themselves in the story. Honestly, the further I get into this series the more I am enjoying the uniqueness of the characters and their stories. I have already got the other two books in the series on my “to be read” list and I’m sure they will be just as good.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Charles Ray

    Paige MacKenzie, a reporter for The Manhattan Post, is assigned to do a feature story on the famous Yogo sapphires, found in Timberton, Montana. While doing the story, she hopes to reconnect with her (maybe) boyfriend, the cowboy, Jake Norris. In Timberton, Paige stumbles across a mystery involving a western artist that overshadows her research into the sapphire trade, and her curiosity almost gets her killed. The Moonglow Café by Deborah Garner is a cozy mystery with a fascinating cast of charac Paige MacKenzie, a reporter for The Manhattan Post, is assigned to do a feature story on the famous Yogo sapphires, found in Timberton, Montana. While doing the story, she hopes to reconnect with her (maybe) boyfriend, the cowboy, Jake Norris. In Timberton, Paige stumbles across a mystery involving a western artist that overshadows her research into the sapphire trade, and her curiosity almost gets her killed. The Moonglow Café by Deborah Garner is a cozy mystery with a fascinating cast of characters, and a convoluted plot that the author neatly wraps up in the end. There is romance, but, thankfully, it’s kept well enough in the background and doesn’t interfere with the flow of a compelling mystery story with more twists and turns than a champion rodeo horse. Paige is an intriguing main character; strong-willed and tenacious, she puts herself in a position requiring rescue, but is not painted as a damsel in distress—more an imp who bites off more than she can chew, but, even in distress, she’s key to solving the mystery. A ’can’t-put-down’ read that you will thoroughly enjoy.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dianne

    Four stars may be a bit generous...this is unabashed chick lit, but fun, nevertheless. Paige McKenzie is a journalist from Manhattan, who is being sent to Montana to write a story about Yogo sapphires, to support an upcoming gem festival at Javits Convention Center in NYC. She is not averse to another trip West, because she's met a cool fella on a previous trip, and would like to see him again. As she settles into her room at the historic hotel in Timberton, she finds part of an old diary hidden i Four stars may be a bit generous...this is unabashed chick lit, but fun, nevertheless. Paige McKenzie is a journalist from Manhattan, who is being sent to Montana to write a story about Yogo sapphires, to support an upcoming gem festival at Javits Convention Center in NYC. She is not averse to another trip West, because she's met a cool fella on a previous trip, and would like to see him again. As she settles into her room at the historic hotel in Timberton, she finds part of an old diary hidden in the wall behind the old furnace, that seems to point to a mystery concerning a disagreeable artist who once lived and painted there. This distraction from her assignment to write about the unique Yogo sapphires sends her into a tangled past where these two strands of her investigation meet. As you might expect, her love-interest fella, Jake, shows up, to help solve the various mysteries. A light, enjoyable read.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Terric853

    Paige MacKenzie works for a large newspaper in New York City. A gemology convention is coming to town and a friendly jewelry suggests to her editor that a story is to be had by looking into Yogo sapphires, which are mined in Montana. So Paige goes off to Montana to pursue the story, taking a side trip to see her long-distance boyfriend, Jake, a rancher who lives in Wyoming. Paige finds an old diary shoved into the wall in her hotel room. It appears to be by a bitter student of Charles Russell who Paige MacKenzie works for a large newspaper in New York City. A gemology convention is coming to town and a friendly jewelry suggests to her editor that a story is to be had by looking into Yogo sapphires, which are mined in Montana. So Paige goes off to Montana to pursue the story, taking a side trip to see her long-distance boyfriend, Jake, a rancher who lives in Wyoming. Paige finds an old diary shoved into the wall in her hotel room. It appears to be by a bitter student of Charles Russell who felt Russell never appreciated his talent. There are several "characters" in the town: the woman who owns the hotel, who reminds Paige of Aunt Bee on the Andy Griffith Show; the salesman who owns the gem/souvenir shop; Mist, the flaky Owner of the Moonglow Cafe, who is always dispensing mysterious advice. I found the book boring and skimmed several pages.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Paige MacKenzie heads to Timberton, MT to write an article on Yogo Sapphires for her newspaper The Manhattan Post. While she learns about Yogo mining she also learns about the world of art and the imposters within that world through an old diary she finds at the Timberton Hotel. What Paige doesn't know is that she is the victim of a scam and it could cost her everything she loves and the her own life. While her new friends, Betty, the hotel owner, Clive, the Yogo expert and, Mist, the Moonglow Ca Paige MacKenzie heads to Timberton, MT to write an article on Yogo Sapphires for her newspaper The Manhattan Post. While she learns about Yogo mining she also learns about the world of art and the imposters within that world through an old diary she finds at the Timberton Hotel. What Paige doesn't know is that she is the victim of a scam and it could cost her everything she loves and the her own life. While her new friends, Betty, the hotel owner, Clive, the Yogo expert and, Mist, the Moonglow Cafe owner try to help her as much as they can she disappears leaving no trace as to where she might have gone. It has been fun learning more about the residents of Timberton, MT. I will definitely read more in this series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Audrey

    Paige, a reporter and our main character, is on assignment to write an article on sapphires. Instead of focusing on her assignment, she makes friends with the quirky inhabitants of the small town where she is staying. She also finds part of an old diary and is looking for the rest. Her new boyfriend also shows up since he lives relatively nearby. For most of the book, nothing much happens. It's not a bad book. In fact, it is a pleasant read. But all of the action is in the last few chapters where Paige, a reporter and our main character, is on assignment to write an article on sapphires. Instead of focusing on her assignment, she makes friends with the quirky inhabitants of the small town where she is staying. She also finds part of an old diary and is looking for the rest. Her new boyfriend also shows up since he lives relatively nearby. For most of the book, nothing much happens. It's not a bad book. In fact, it is a pleasant read. But all of the action is in the last few chapters where there is a mad scramble to resolve everything. There is a mystery or two that are the basis of the novel; I had it all figured out correctly at the 47% mark. Kind of a soft and fluffy mystery novel, just like the Moonglow Cafe of the title.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Robyn Gaye-Murphy

    The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner Once again we meet the mysterious Mist, lovely Timberton Hotel owner Betty, Gem Gallery owner and handyman Clive and join in their circle of friends and happenings. Mist’s cafe burnt down so she is serving her wonderful food at the hotel until it all untangles as to where she should work next. A reporter come from the city to write about saphires called Yogo saphires from where they were mined finds a much bigger story than she’d expected and another visit wit The Moonglow Cafe by Deborah Garner Once again we meet the mysterious Mist, lovely Timberton Hotel owner Betty, Gem Gallery owner and handyman Clive and join in their circle of friends and happenings. Mist’s cafe burnt down so she is serving her wonderful food at the hotel until it all untangles as to where she should work next. A reporter come from the city to write about saphires called Yogo saphires from where they were mined finds a much bigger story than she’d expected and another visit with handsome Jake. It is a book filled with heart and interesting storyline. This is my second book about these folk after Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner. I’m glad I bought it and the review is all mine.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephy

    More Than a Well- Written Whodunit There are more than a few mysteries in this delightful book. I've driven through from Chicago to many places on the West coast, and flown over it even more times absorbed in a book. This story makes me wish I hadn't taken the Interstate highways. My friend Mick favors Route 66. Though it goes a different pathway, he has told me stories far more interesting than I could tell, having traveled the interstate. This book has put Montana and the Dakotas on my bucket l More Than a Well- Written Whodunit There are more than a few mysteries in this delightful book. I've driven through from Chicago to many places on the West coast, and flown over it even more times absorbed in a book. This story makes me wish I hadn't taken the Interstate highways. My friend Mick favors Route 66. Though it goes a different pathway, he has told me stories far more interesting than I could tell, having traveled the interstate. This book has put Montana and the Dakotas on my bucket list. Also, this is being listed as a fun read. This book held my attention and has a fabulous ending!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    An interesting mystery of a writer/reporter who travels to a western town for a story about sapphires that had been mined there many years ago. While staying in the only hotel in town, she recovers history when she comes across a diary hidden in the wall of the room where she is staying. Her love interest is not too far away, working at a ranch, but catches up with her for a romantic dinner. Paige, the reporter, has a real curious side that leads her on a journey that almost costs her, her life. An interesting mystery of a writer/reporter who travels to a western town for a story about sapphires that had been mined there many years ago. While staying in the only hotel in town, she recovers history when she comes across a diary hidden in the wall of the room where she is staying. Her love interest is not too far away, working at a ranch, but catches up with her for a romantic dinner. Paige, the reporter, has a real curious side that leads her on a journey that almost costs her, her life. Stumbling around in the basement of the hotel, she falls into the soggy mud in the dark but comes out on a stretcher with the town mystery solved! This was a nice clean read.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Paige MacKenzie is a writer for a New York magazine who just happens to like investigating and manages to land in assignments that need her skills. She also found a cowboy that makes her heart beat faster. Paige was sent to the West to write a story about minerals found only in one area but stumbles on an old diary that sends her on a hunt. The new sheriff in town is called in when Paige disappears and the story takes a major turn as he "hunts" for Paige. While the entire town is looking for Paig Paige MacKenzie is a writer for a New York magazine who just happens to like investigating and manages to land in assignments that need her skills. She also found a cowboy that makes her heart beat faster. Paige was sent to the West to write a story about minerals found only in one area but stumbles on an old diary that sends her on a hunt. The new sheriff in town is called in when Paige disappears and the story takes a major turn as he "hunts" for Paige. While the entire town is looking for Paige, she is finding the answer to the questions raised by the diary. The plot is interesting and is a good quick read. I recommend this book.

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