Reviews - April 2020

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Aaron Paul Lazar:

Aaron Paul Lazar

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 22 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming release, UNDER THE ICE. Aaron has won over 18 book awards for his novels and finds writing to be his form of "cheap therapy." Feel free to connect with him on Facebook or his website; he loves to connect with readers.



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  • The War Hero’s Welcome, A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery, book 18
    Author: Dianne Harman
    Ebook Price: $4.99
    ASIN: B0841PT1R2
    Print Length: 236 pages
    Author website: 

The War Hero’s Welcome is a warm and highly entertaining cozy mystery set in small town America. With well-developed characters and a nice dose of red herrings to deepen the mystery, this is a well-written, quick read that will be loved by Dianne Harman’s fans as well as new devotees.

Major Cash Conner and his devoted Belgian Laekenois service dog, Wicked, arrive home unexpectedly after both sustained injuries in Iraq. Cash’s mother, Kelly, his stepfather, Sheriff Mike Reynolds, and the community of Cedar Bay rise up to welcome both soldiers home with gratitude and love. It’s not long before their story comes out, and folks realize Wicked saved Cash after Cash saved many of his own men. Both are true heroes, and their personalities are well-portrayed.

Naturally, there are a number of nasty characters lurking in the background. What kind of mystery would this be if everyone was nice and pleasant? We have our choice of deliciously tainted souls to wonder about as the action builds up. 

Cash meets a young lady with a troubled past who quickly becomes the love of his life. Kendra, who works for the doctor who is helping Cash heal, responds with the same affection to man (and dog) and the trio soon becomes inseparable.

On the eve of a community celebration honoring Cash, Kendra goes missing.

It’s at this point that all the potential villains come into play! I won’t spoil the story by revealing any more. Have fun reading this one, it’ll definitely grab your interest as well as share invaluable lessons about our heroic servicemen and dogs.

Thank you, Ms. Harman, for a delightful read!


Aaron Paul Lazar