PUYB Tour & Review: Bears With Us by Marilyn Meredith

Posted 17 October, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Title:Bears With Us
Author:Marilyn Meredith
Series:Tempe Crabtree,#12
Publisher:Mundania Press
Release Date:August 16,2011
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Rating:4/5 Books

About the Book:
A burglar turns out to be a bear and Deputy Tempe Crabtree and her pastor husband, Hutch, chase the bear out of the house. This is their first encounter with a bear and the occupants of the home, an elderly couple and their daughter—and it isn’t the last.
A bear turns up at the school, at a restaurant, an apple orchard and two more homes. That is only part of what Tempe is called to handle. A teenager’s suicide, a mother who doesn’t like her daughter’s boyfriend, a wandering senior with a strange form of Alzheimer’s, and a long ago love affair keep Tempe hopping.

About the Author:
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, many award winning, including the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. Bears With Us is the latest release. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel is Angel Lost, the third from Oak Tree Press. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She’s also a been an instructor at many writing conferences including the Maui Writers Retreat, Central Coast Writing Conference and many others.
My Review:
So, I loved reading Ms. Meredith’s novel, Angel Lost. She really gripped with that one. And, once again, I’m saddened…..saddened that I didn’t start way back with book 1 in the Tempe Crabtree novels! This one ROCKED! I love the way Ms. Meredith can grip me with her suspenseful plot lines and fantastic characters that quickly become friends.

This book has lots of details to it. From family struggles of suicide, boys and memory problems, to bears roaming the streets of town, Tempe Crabtree has really got her hands full. With the help of her husband Hutch, she sets out to try and ease everyone’s lives, but that just doesn’t seem possible with the bears around! And she just can’t put her finger on something that seems off….way off.

Through out this novel, you’ll find a roller coaster of ups, downs, ins, outs, twists and turns that will blow your mind. You’ll laugh a little I’m sure….I mean, bears?! Roaming the town? I know bears roam but sheesh! Poor Tempe! I really felt for her. You’ll find the mystery that Meredith is awesome at incorporating into the story. And you’ll find lovable characters that quickly take over your heart.

If you are looking for a fantastic new book by a seasoned, talented author, then look no further than this 4 Book worthy novel. It’s got me hooked on Tempe’s character and I am highly, highly looking forward to going back and reading the other 11 books in this series! Fantastic work, Ms. Meredith!

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