Bearly Departed Book Review

Last Friday afternoon I had a little free time and I thought I’d sit down quick and read a little on this book before it was time to make dinner. A couple hours later …

… I had ordered pizza to feed the kids for dinner and was still reading. I don’t know if that is a mom fail or a reading win, but it is real life, folks. I blew off making dinner to read this book. I’m a sucker for a good cozy.

Bearly Departed is the first book in the new Teddy Bear Mystery Series by Meg Macy. It follows Sasha Silverman through her adventures of life running her family’s Silver Bear Toy Shop. So why should you pick this book up?

Complex Family Dynamics Keep Things Interesting

The Silver Bear Shop & Factory is a family affair. Sasha and her sister run the shop as her father and mother take steps into retirement. Cranky old Uncle Ross runs the factory. Although the family loves each other, family drama is in full supply. That drama keeps things interesting and leaves you never quite knowing what will happen next.

There Isn’t a Budding Romance on the Horizon for Sasha

You know how pretty much every cozy follows the same pattern? Newly single and jaded female. Working in a small business, trying to make her place in the world and find happiness. And just when she has sworn off men … bam! A man comes out of nowhere and has her questioning why she swore off men in the first place. No man emerges for Sasha in this installment and I found that to be an interesting twist. I like that she is standing tall and making a go of things on her own.

The Murder Is Thought Out & Organized

I enjoy that the murder and plot surrounding it are thought out, organized, and leave several viable suspects that keep you guessing until the very end. I appreciate the way Meg Macy laid the story out where I could try my hand at solving the crime right along with Sasha.

Are you convinced?

Order a pizza, blow off dinner, and get lost in this book. And as part of the Great Escapes Virtual Tour, I’m happy to offer you a chance to win, not only a print copy of the book, but a teddy bear and some gummies as well!


Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions and thoughts expressed in the post are mine alone. This post also contains affiliate links. A small portion of any purchases you make through the links support the blog. We are very grateful for the support!

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Meg
Meg
4 years ago

So glad you enjoyed the book! LOL – I bet the kids didn’t mind having pizza…

Melissa Castor
Melissa Castor
4 years ago

Can’t wait to read this book!

Autumn Trapani
Autumn Trapani
4 years ago

I love any book that makes want to keep reading through dinner! this is definitely on my TBR list.

Jana Leah
Jana Leah
4 years ago

I love when a book is so good that it distracts you from normal duties.

Deb
Deb
4 years ago

Excited to try this new series!

Teresa Kander
Teresa Kander
4 years ago

Loved this book, and totally agree with your “reasons to read”!

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