A Day In The Life Of Wanda Boyle by B.B. Haywood

This blog was supposed to be about Candy Holliday. Why does everything have to be about Candy Holliday? Her life is not that interesting. First of all, she wears the same jeans and yellow fleece jacket everywhere she goes. How boring is that? I wear striking bold colors, the way a woman should. Especially one in my position, which is the sole Welcome Committee member for the Town of Cape Willington, Maine. I have lived here my whole life, born and raised. Candy has been here only a few years, yet everyone in town looks up to her like she is a long lost daughter come home.

Here is an example of Candy’s day. She gets up, feeds her chickens-“the girls” she calls them. Then she bakes pies for Melody’s Cafe. She bakes all the pies for the Cafe now. Okay, I admit they are delicious, but really. Then she goes to work part time for Georg Wolfsburger, the owner of The Black Forest Bakery. I think she works the counter, and helps with the baking as well. He and Candy got to be close friends after the murder of Sapphire Vine, Cape Willington’s elected Blueberry Queen in 2010.

That is when she started to annoy me. She solved two murders that year, and has solved two more since then. Now everyone in town thinks she is a sleuth. They call on her for any missing kitty, or lost slipper sock. To make matters worse, she got the job as Community Correspondent for the town newspaper, The Cape Crier. That job should have been mine and everyone knows it. So, I had to take matters into my own hands and start my own, better, superior paper. Mine is a website and blog, with photos and the most current need to know right away information. I call it The Cape Crusader.

In fact the life of Wanda Boyle is so important I need to sign off and head over to the Pruitt Opera House. I hear Elsie Lingholt is Hoola Hooping and I want to get there before Candy does. Wanda signing out for now….


You can read about Candy and Wanda in TOWN IN A WILD MOOSE CHASE, the third book in the “The Candy Holliday” murder mystery series. The first book in the series is TOWN IN A BLUEBERRY JAM.

** Thanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of TOWN IN A WILD MOOSE CHASE to give away. Contest open to residents of the US only. Contest ends February 25. Leave a valid-email address with your comment. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. **

Meet the author:
B.B. Haywood is a pseudonym of writing team Beth Feeman and Robert Feeman. They conceived the idea for the Candy Holliday mysteries while driving around the Maine countryside, stopping at different small towns throughout the state. B.B. has worn the same fleece jacket for 12 years. Visit B.B. Haywood at http://hollidaysblueberryacres.com

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

17 responses to “A Day In The Life Of Wanda Boyle by B.B. Haywood

  1. Linda Kuzminczuk

    I love finding new cozies to try! This one sounds great. Thanks.
    kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com.

  2. this sounds like a really fun read.

    idlivru1(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. This series has been a hoot to read, right from the first page of the first book in the series. As always I would love to be able to add a copy to my burgeoning home library.

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. This sounds wonderful. I’ll have to meet these people somehow. Bet my library doesn’t have it but, since I need something new to read, i’ll go in today and request it. Doing an appearance at the Spartenburg, SC library in a couple of weeks. Will ask if they have these as well. DruAnn, thanks for telling us all about these.
    Kathleen Delaney
    And Murder for Dessert
    Murder Half-Baked

  5. I’ve read Town in a Lobster Stew so this is definitely going on my must read list!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

  6. Renee Williams

    I would love to read this! I was born while my dad was moose hunting, and I think I’ve liked moose my whole life.

  7. The author seems to have a great sense of humor–so I think I’ll really like a cozy with some murder and some humor. How serious can a murder myster be with a moose in the title? What fun!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

  8. This is another new-to-me series! It sounds yummy. Anything with lots of pies gets my attention. Thanks again, DruAnn.

  9. I have loved this series. Thanks.

    blwilstead(at)aol(dot)com

  10. Carol N Wong (@Carolee888)

    I love it! A fit of jealousy over the sleuth! I know that I want to read this one!!
    Thank you for this great giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  11. Love those mystery series. Always on the look out for a new one, for me.

  12. I don’t think anybody couldn’t love a character named Candy Holliday. 🙂 Since pie is one of my favorite desserts, I’m sure I’ll love this series!

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. The cover of the book makes me wish I lived there. Looks like it going to be a Great Book. Thank.

    xzjh04(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. these books sound fun!

  15. we like mooses here! and cozies and pie!
    woofmew@aol.com

  16. Sounds like an awesome book!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    s h a k e s p e a r e a n l o v e r 1215 AT yahoo DOT com

  17. Stacie Amelotte

    I enjoyed the first one in this series. I have family that lives in Maine so it always reminds me of visiting them. This sounds like a fun new adventure. Thanks for the giveaway!

    scouts579(at)aol(dot)com