Thursday, June 26, 2008

Let's not forget to Mambo!

This morning I had a wonderful email from a reader (Thanks Karen!) who finished Vineyard Mambo last night. Karen enjoyed the book, and I am thrilled she took the time to write and tell me so. It really made my day!
Vineyard Mambo has gotten some wonderful reviews...

Vineyard Mambo by Sarita Leone is a tongue- in- cheek murder mystery. Leone has a talent for mixing humor and murder. I found myself laughing at the way gossip spread throughout the community. I live in a small town, and everyone always knows everyone else’s business. The supporting characters added realism to the plot. Anna’s character is entertaining.
Fans of suspense will not want to miss Vineyard Mambo.”
4 Stars! Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for

"Vineyard Mambo was a great "palate cleanser". Ms. Leone tells the heartwarming story of family, community, and the love between a man, woman, and a cat. Anna was well known and loved in her community. She made sure her friends were safe and knew that they were important in her life. Tony was an alpha male and protector of his family. I loved the fact that he made sure that Anna was always protected and he did it in such a way that she never felt smothered. Their love for each other was genuine and the way Ms. Leone portrayed it made you feel like you were part of their community and a dear friend. The cast of secondary characters also wrapped you in and made you feel at home. I recommend this book for those days when you feel a little down and out because it will definitely surround you in a warm blanket of love and friendship."
Rating: B+ - Reviewed by Shira, Simply Romance Reviews

"Well described settings serve as the stage for interesting, lifelike characters whose interaction with each other moves the story along quite nicely. Talented author Sarita Leone has crafted a fun read that will please any mystery fan.

Recommended as a worthwhile read that will satisfy the mystery fan looking for a story that offers something a little different. Definitely not a clone of other tales. Enjoy. I did."
- Anne K. Edwards,

5 Angels and a Recommended Read from Fallen Angel Reviews!
"Vineyard Mambo is a must read. Talk about a fun book. The first thing I noticed was the title of each chapter, for example Hot Waffle Kisses or how about Grilled Pizza and Cold Leads. Nonno has a secret romance going on with someone in town.
The ending was a happy as well as a good one.
As I was reading I could just about picture myself living in Milton Falls.

Sarita Leone is such a wonderful prolific writer.
I can’t wait to read more books by this author."
- Reviewed by: Cheryl, Fallen Angel Reviews

"Full of likable characters, Vineyard Mambo is like a glass of good wine. Its pace is slow and leisurely, letting the reader settle into Tony and Anna's life. Reminiscent of The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew, pieces of the mystery are revealed throughout with Anna piecing it all together."
- Night Owl Romance Reviews
Have you picked up a copy yet? Hmm? ;-)
Buy your copy here or by using the email link at the top of this page.
And have a Happy Thursday!!


Unknown said...

"Reminiscent of The Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew, pieces of the mystery are revealed throughout with Anna piecing it all together."

Kudos! Nice comparison. Way to go! I loved this book. It is the first in a series isn't it?

Marianne Arkins said...

Add one more:


Kara Lynn Russell said...

I'll have to add this to my TBR list. It sounds like a perfect summer read, Sarita.

Melissa McClone said...

Wow! Some great reviews. Sounds wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful reviews! The book sounds like a hoot!