Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Review: Grams' Christmas Baby by Barbara Silkstone

Genre: Cozy Mystery/Humor/Woman Sleuth/Novella


~*~ Christmas Eve ~*~

“Grams finds a baby on her doorstep—but what about the body in the bay?

Unarmed, can Olive keep the thugs away until the cops arrive?

Will Lizzy overcook the roasted faux goose?

Is WonderDog’s bite worse than his bark?

Will all this fit in one mini-read?”


 “Barbara Silkstone's most current series is Florence Nightingale Comedy Mysteries...The Giggling Corpse, The Killer Corset, and The Cheeky Coroner. Cozies all.

Silkstone is the best-selling author of both Regency Pride and Prejudice variations, including the popular the MISTER DARCY SERIES OF COMEDIC MYSTERIES ~ PRIDE AND PREJUDICE contemporary variations. All her books are light-hearted adventures based on Jane Austen's timeless tales of love denied and love discovered. ‘Feel good’ tales to warm your heart.

She is also the author of the Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery series. Five coffee-snorting tales that combine cozy with outrageous adventures.”

For more from Barbara, visit her website and her Facebook page.


When Grams finds a baby on her doorstep on Christmas Eve, she thinks he’s the answer to her prayers. She names him Herbie. Olive nor Lizzy want to turn Herbie over to Child Protective Services on Christmas Eve. With baby Herbie safely tucked away at Lizzy’s house, Olive, Grams, and WonderDog head back to Grams’ house.

Soon the focus of who baby Herbie is changes to how to protect him and his mother from the thugs who are chasing them. Olive is only armed with her trusty can of hairspray, Grams with her large brass candle stick, and WonderDog. They become trapped with a thug at the front door and another at the back door. Can Olive and gang stay hidden until the police arrive? These bargain basement thugs have no idea what they are in for.

Ms. Silkstone is an entertaining storyteller. Her plots are well thought out, clever, and endearing. This is a short read, but well worth your time. Enjoy!  

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK


Grams' Christmas Baby is book 5 in Ms. Silkstone’s, COLD CREAM MURDERS series. “Each book contains a recipe for homemade cosmetics!”

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant proofing issues.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin

Approximate word count: 12-13,000 words

1 comment:

Barbara Silkstone said...

Thank you for the lovely review.
Grams sends best wishes to all for a Happy Thanksgiving!