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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Tanya Wall, November 2022

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To be honest, I was drawn to this little story by the cover of the book. I have a heart for gnomes. Bob moves to a new town and gets his first job – writing stories for the local newspaper. What he doesn’t expect is that his first story (a bigfoot sighting) was not what his boss really wanted. Bob finds himself out of work. But what happens next is about to change his world! A guy at the diner asks Bob if he will track down the culprit who has stolen a gnome. Once he starts being a detective, he finds out more about this charming little town then was evident. This was a very quick, fun read.

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Lauren West

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was one of the most fun books I have read in awhile. A feel good story mixed with some mystery and humor. It gives off the feel of a small and quaint town with a lot of quirky townspeople.
Our main character Bob was relatable and lovable. Truly felt like an old friend. Watching his adventure unfold with his new career and his first mystery is quite the journey. This will be a book that you will not forget and definitely will have the author on your watch for what’s next.

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Stephanie Nordling

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t sure what to expect while I was going into this, but I definitely didn’t expect this! To put it simply (well, as simply as I can get), it felt like Twin Peaks, Clue (the movie), Gravity Falls, and Stars Hollow (Gilmore Girls) all rolled into one! Haha!
The characters aren’t complex by any stretch of the imagination, however, this was such an amazingly fun read! I devoured it in just a couple of hours.
It’s a fun story about a town from which I hope to see many future adventures.

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Better Gnomes and Gardens(Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel- Review by Heather Knalls

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bob moved to Mysty Haven and became a lead journalist at the paper. That lasted a week after his Bigfoot store hit the front page of the paper. After being fired from the paper he is enlisted by Doug to help find his missing gnome, Charlie. Bob is beginning to realize that Mysty Haven is different than most towns. Mysty Haven is a town for mystical. He sets out to find Charlie and finds many friends and possibly a few enemies along the way. There is more than meets the eye in Mysty Haven and Bob is set to let it be known. Will things work out in his favor? Will he find Charlie and save Mysty Haven?

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1). Book Review by Jennifer Ramos

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an enjoyable, quick read! Story is about Bob, fresh out of college and moving to a new location, takes on his first job as a journalist, only to be fired not too long after. His curiosity and fascination with the paranormal gets the best of him during his investigative reporting. As he drinks coffee, he is approached by Mr. Weaver who is claiming the theft of one of his garden gnomes and has hired Bob to help him with the search. His search for the gnomes and some odd coincidences takes Bob on an unexpected journey in seeking the truth. Cardel introduces some excellent characters along the way and definitely keeps readers engaged to see what will happen next.

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Faith Jackson

Better Gnomes and Gardens (A Paranormal Party Planner Mystery #2)Better Gnomes and Gardens by Misty Bane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a very interesting read and fun to get through with the characters to the storyline. I enjoyed where it took the reader and how it all came together in the end. Enjoy!

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Susan Ratchford

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Better Gnomes and Gardens
A Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1
By: Casey Cardel
Review By: Susan Ratchford
5 Stars

This was a quirky and fun introduction to a series I can’t wait to read more of! Casey Cardels Mysty Haven is an addicting and unique world where the unbelievable exists and anything is possible. This first book leaves you needing to know EVERYTHING about this world! Bob Mclarney’s character is so interesting to be able to follow through this mystery and discovery of the town and its people. I would love to live in Mysty Haven! Dr. Frank N. Stein is what really got me hooked on this series! With a wonderfully campy and humorous plot Better Gnomes and Gardens draws you in and keeps you turning pages! !The twist on the fairytale genre is done really well with twists and surprises you will never see coming! This book made me believe in the supernatural! I am getting the next book ASAP!

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Anantha Rusum

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Better Gnomes & Gardens is a delightful cozy mystery , with certain paranormal elements. The setting is a mystical town, Mysty Haven, where everything is not neccesarily normal Bob, who had an abrupt ending to his journalism ambitions is entrusted to finding a missing gnome. But Bob’s pursuit leads him to something more sinister and he is entangled in the mystery. How he uncovers the plot and stands up to his beliefs forms the rest of the story. The main thing which I loved about this book is the humor and the cozy setting. It is a good mystery novel for someone who likes sleuthing.

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Sheri Schrader

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Better Gnomes & Gardens is the first book in the Mysty Haven Mystery Book series. This is the first book I have read from this author, and I was not disappointed. The story is fun and entertaining. Bob is new to town and finds out that not everything is as it seems. Will he find out what has happened to the disappearing gnomes?
The story is well thought out and kept me reading to discover what would happen. I liked that the story was not the typically cozy mystery because of the dash of paranormal. I look forward to reading the next books in this series and more from this author in the future.

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Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery Book 1) by Casey Cardel – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Better Gnomes & Gardens (Mysty Haven Mystery)Better Gnomes & Gardens by Casey Cardel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was just as I thought it would be. I love gnomes and well I grab it because of the cover. Silly I know, but so is this story. Bob McLerney moves to Mysty Haven looking for adventure as well as a story to tell. Being a journalist, he wanted an unusual story to tell. After being fired from his job, for writing a story about Bigfoot. He meets Mr Weaver who offers him $ 1,000,00 to find his missing gnome. That is all I am going to tell you. No Spoilers! This is a new to me author. But like many of my favorites authors this one will too be added. I have not laughed as much as I did reading this story. The characters are funny and perfect for the roles they play. This story kept me reading as I was enjoying the adventure. I am looking forward to see where this authors takes book 2.

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