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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Honestly I love everything this author writes! But with this one, well its different in a way that shes never written a story. It had the mystery to it and I had a hunch and dismissed it quickly and I shouldnt have, that takes a good author to steer you so close then away to keep you on your toes.
I love this town and the characters. I mean with a name like Sunshine, you won’t forget her, and I can tell we will get some great books from this already!

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Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery- Review by Shadel Ayerbe

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery was a book full of mystery and suspense. It is a great cozy read.

When tragedy hits the Bryce Beach Public Library, librarian Sunshine Baker must choose between solving the mystery and losing her job. Sunshine feels unusually equipped despite having no prior detective experience, thanks to her ninja YA librarian talents and all those Nancy Drew books she read as a youngster. Sunshine and her colleagues explore Bryce Beach for suspects, clues, and the stolen riches with the assistance of children’s librarian Molly Simmons and cataloguer Evangeline Dupree. Can Sarah and her team reclaim the funds raised at the library’s annual fundraising gala, as well as Bryce Beach’s most valuable historical item, the Bible with the signatures of the town’s founding fathers?

I loved every page of it. I can’t wait to read the rest of the other books in this series.

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Darcy Valentine

Oh, My Goodness! I could not put down the book. I could relate to the main character and some of her problems and living in a small town. The story was easy to follow and I could not guess the ending of the mystery. For me the book as a good homework break to be able to relax and then get back to it. I cannot wait for the next one to see what happens and where the author, K.I. Montgomery, takes the series.

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Erica Shoebridge

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an utterly fun read for a lazy afternoon! This little mystery has great characters, a well-timed plot, and an engaging mystery for readers to solve along with Sunny Baker. As noted, it does have a “grown-up Nancy Drew” feel to it, and made for a captivating story. The heroine, a 42-year-old librarian in a small beach town was relatable and fun, an ardent supporter of reading and comfortable in her own skin. I liked that she had a bit of sass and jumped into rescuing her library despite some fears she had. While this is called a Christian mystery, you certainly don’t need to be Christian in order to enjoy it. Sunny is a woman with faith, but the book doesn’t centre around this – it’s just an aspect of her personality. If you are looking for a fun cozy book to curl up with today, this might be the one!

Reviewed by @ericalorraine
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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Stephanie Nicole

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you love Nancy Drew then you are going to love Ms. Montgomery’s Betrayal at The Beach. I was originally drawn to this book by the front cover, it’s colors and beach theme really drew me in,  but once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down. It has everything that a good cozy mystery book should have including a great sleuth, and her friends, a mystery that will have you guessing until the end, and a wonderful meaning. As with many of Ms. Montgomery’s stories the meaning behind this one is all about body positivity and I love it. If you are looking for a warm and cozy mystery book to curl up with on a rainy day then I highly recommend Betrayal at The Beach.

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Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur.

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sunshine Baker work in the Bryce Beach Public Library as a YA and she has been working with the Friends of the Library Committee to organise and throw their yearly Gala to raise funds for the library, as well as her role at the library itself and has been enjoying every minute of it and as the night of the gala arrives, she is hoping that everything will go well and that the invitees will enjoy the evening. From the start it looks like everyone is having fun and the catering, magician act and music are keeping everyone entertained, when the food is served and she finds out that she has to make the first speech and introductions, she is terrified, but manages to get through it and the rest of the evening inscathed, that is until after they have counted the donations and are presenting the total to the audience when there is a crashing of glass and a scream where the crowd is shocked into panic. The Founding Fathers Bible, a priceless artifact has been stolen and when Sunshine goes to check on the donations in the locked room, she is devastated to find out that they have been stolen too.

The police are called and statements are made, but when she arrives at work on the Monday morning, the Chief of Police is there to see her and ask her some questions, however, she is surprised to find out that they suspect one of the employees and that they need the information of all who had access to the room that the donations were being kept in, whether they were at the Gala or not. This has Sunshine worrying and this is increased even more when she goes to see the head of the Library and is asked for her opinion and then to look into it in her own time as well. This spurs her onto asking questions of her friends Evangeline and Molly, drawing up a list of attendees and talking through the events of the night again, but all this does is throw suspicion around with no strong leads bar one, so the next day Molly and Sunshine make plans to talk to them, but in a non-threatening way to try and glean some more information from them about that night. As these conversations take place, more tidbits and accusations are thrown around which are making Sunshine feel even more uncomfortable as they are mostly pointing towards one of her friends and another colleague as the police appear to be less than interested.

As the stakes are raised and jobs are on the line, will Sunshine and her amateur sleuthing skills solve the mystery before jobs and a priceless artefact are lost forever? This is a cozy mystery which will keep you guessing through to the end as the hunt for answers throws light upon a small community with secrets and stories to tell.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Kerry Carr

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book in the Dangerous Curves series and it was a really enjoyable read. The author does a good job of building the scene and character. The descriptions of both make this story come alive. It is a cosy mystery which keeps you guessing.

Sunshine Baker works in the library. When their is a robbery that takes most of the donations for the library and a precious heirloom that is significant for the town,  Sunshine along with her friends decide that together they are going to solve the mystery of this disappearance and find out who was being the theft before its too late.

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Angela Hayes

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

5 Stars

 

Betrayal at the Beach is the first book in the Dangerous Curves series by K.L Montgomery. This is something a little different to what Ms. Montgomery has done in the past- as this is a cozy Christian mystery, so I wasn’t sure of what to expect, but knew anything she wrote was going to be good- and of course, it was.
I loved the setting, Bryce Beach, a small town beach community- as well as all the quirky and interesting inhabitants of the town. It was the perfect setting and cast for a cozy mystery, so I was hooked right from the start.
Sunshine Baker is one of the local librarians who has worked incredibly hard on the annual fundraising gala hoping to raise enough funds to keep the library running. As the night arrives, Sunshine hopes everything will run smoothly as there is a lot riding on the night’s success. Just when Sunshine begins to think the night couldn’t have been better, a robbery brings the festivities to a screeching halt. Not only has the thief taken the large amount of donations, but also a priceless antique that is steeped in historical significance for all the township. It is now up to Sunny, and her friends, to get to the bottom of it all, to find the thief and return the funds and heirloom, before it’s too late.
This was such a fun little adventure and a fantastic start to a wonderful new series. I can’t wait for book #2.

Thank you, K.L Montgomery!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Jenni Bishop

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

K.L. Montgomery’s Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery is the first book in the Dangerous Curves series. It is a YA story of a young amateur sleuth on a quest for answers. I am sure Nancy Drew fans will love this story. In true KL style the message in the story is about body positivity. This cozy mystery is a feel-good fun read.

 

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery (Dangerous Curves Book 1)Betrayal at the Beach: A Cozy Christian Mystery by K.L. Montgomery
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Betrayal at the Beach (Dangerous Curves Book 1) by K.L. Montgomery

I absolutely loved this book. Betrayal at the Beach is the first book in the Dangerous Curves Series by KL Montgomery. This is a Cozy Mystery that once you start reading you won’t want to stop until you’ve finished. I’m a big fan of this author and never hesitate picking up a book from her , her style of writing and attention to detail simply blows me away every time. This is a story about Sunshine, she works at the library and finds herself managing and planning a fundraiser. What she didn’t know is that it would lead her to having to solve a crime to save the library. Sunshine along with help from her friend Molly search for clues for the missing Founder’s Bible and the stolen money . Find out what happens next in this absolute must read. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

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