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Survivors become sleuths to find a missing member of their book club in new-age Sedona, Arizona . . . Two things got Rarity Jones through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Wester Survivors become sleuths to find a missing member of their book club in new-age Sedona, Arizona . . . Two things got Rarity Jones through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Western medicine, the healing power of food, the power of meditation, and the importance of developing a support community. To that end, she’s also started the Tuesday Night Survivors book club. With its openness to new-age communities, Sedona, Arizona, is the perfect fit for Rarity’s bookstore and the tightly knit group. But their therapeutic unity is disrupted when one of their members suddenly goes missing. Martha has always kept to herself, never opening up much of her personal life to the group. Now she’s nowhere to be found. With her car abandoned on a trail and her dog left with a friend, Rarity is sure something terrible has happened—but will she be able to uncover Martha’s secrets before it’s too late?


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Survivors become sleuths to find a missing member of their book club in new-age Sedona, Arizona . . . Two things got Rarity Jones through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Wester Survivors become sleuths to find a missing member of their book club in new-age Sedona, Arizona . . . Two things got Rarity Jones through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Western medicine, the healing power of food, the power of meditation, and the importance of developing a support community. To that end, she’s also started the Tuesday Night Survivors book club. With its openness to new-age communities, Sedona, Arizona, is the perfect fit for Rarity’s bookstore and the tightly knit group. But their therapeutic unity is disrupted when one of their members suddenly goes missing. Martha has always kept to herself, never opening up much of her personal life to the group. Now she’s nowhere to be found. With her car abandoned on a trail and her dog left with a friend, Rarity is sure something terrible has happened—but will she be able to uncover Martha’s secrets before it’s too late?

30 review for The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club

  1. 5 out of 5

    Phrynne

    I have read a number of this author's books now and I always enjoy them. This was no exception. The idea of a book club for cancer survivors is a good one. I can understand someone in that situation wanting to spend time with others who have so much in common. The author handles the subject sensitively giving out information but not dwelling on the topic all the time. The main characters provide plenty of promise for future books. Rarity is the owner of the bookshop and the instigator of the Club. I have read a number of this author's books now and I always enjoy them. This was no exception. The idea of a book club for cancer survivors is a good one. I can understand someone in that situation wanting to spend time with others who have so much in common. The author handles the subject sensitively giving out information but not dwelling on the topic all the time. The main characters provide plenty of promise for future books. Rarity is the owner of the bookshop and the instigator of the Club. (Must admit I really do not care for that name!) Sam is her best friend and the male interests for them both are Drew, a local policeman and Archer who runs a tourist explorer service. The Sedona setting is very pleasant, there is a cute dog and I always like a book that takes place in a bookshop. I am looking forward to the next instalment. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    James

    Beginning a new cozy mystery series, especially one by an author whose books you already enjoy, is a treat. Lynn Cahoon's kicked off her new Survivors' Book Club Mysteries with the Tuesday Night Survivors' Club, a series focused on a group of women who have beat cancer and love to read. Set in the magical city of Sedona and led by ~30ish protagonist Rarity Cole, this one is sure to delight readers by offering something new and old at the same time. Cahoon keeps the messaging upbeat and also deli Beginning a new cozy mystery series, especially one by an author whose books you already enjoy, is a treat. Lynn Cahoon's kicked off her new Survivors' Book Club Mysteries with the Tuesday Night Survivors' Club, a series focused on a group of women who have beat cancer and love to read. Set in the magical city of Sedona and led by ~30ish protagonist Rarity Cole, this one is sure to delight readers by offering something new and old at the same time. Cahoon keeps the messaging upbeat and also delivers a healthy dose of charm and reality. As a debut, it brings all the cozy setting history and character backstory you need to know, but it doesn't go overboard. Rarity is kind and intelligent, and she's hopeful to bring peace to fellow survivors' lives. I found the introduction of two potential suitors an intriguing option, and while it seems like one is set for her friend and the other for her, I see this being debated in the future. Archer is a worthy partner, but Drew has a stronger personality. Rarity's bestie is a sidekick with a punch, and a few others have potential. I look forward to learning more about Rarity's family too, and her ex will undoubtedly make an appearance in the future. Victim or killer, not quite sure yet! All that said, I enjoyed it and highly recommend giving this series a chance. I'll be ready for book two next year.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chatting About Cozies

    I throughly enjoyed this first story in popular Author Lynn Cahoon’s “A Survivors’ Book Club Mystery” series. The story expresses a lot of heart and compassion between the pages as the topic of cancer is gently discussed, as well as laying out a solid, entertaining mystery to follow. Rarity Cole is a breast cancer survivor. She recently opened a bookstore, The Next Chapter, in downtown Sedona, Arizona. Her best friend, Sam Aarons, owns the crystal shop next door. Only one person attends Rarity’s I throughly enjoyed this first story in popular Author Lynn Cahoon’s “A Survivors’ Book Club Mystery” series. The story expresses a lot of heart and compassion between the pages as the topic of cancer is gently discussed, as well as laying out a solid, entertaining mystery to follow. Rarity Cole is a breast cancer survivor. She recently opened a bookstore, The Next Chapter, in downtown Sedona, Arizona. Her best friend, Sam Aarons, owns the crystal shop next door. Only one person attends Rarity’s first book club meeting on Tuesday night—Shirley—another breast cancer survivor. The next week, more survivors join. When an attendee goes missing, Drew Anderson with the Sedona Police questions Rarity, who barely knew the person, Martha; yet offers to foster her dog, Killer, until the woman is located. Killer is just too cute a pet character. 🥰 The plot is engaging and the main characters affable and relatable as the story moves along. Rarity begins to make new friends and a possible romantic interest in a trail hiker leader, Archer Ender. Rarity and Sam go undercover at an “alternative healing” spa the deceased was a frequent visitor to, and confirm something is “off” about the supposed cures they offer to cancer patients and survivors. The author neatly ties all the ends together to reveal the callous killer. I highly recommend this enjoyable cozy. I honestly reviewed a digital arc provided by NetGalley and Kensington Lyrical Publishing. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

  4. 4 out of 5

    BonnieM☂️

    "The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club" was a fun book to read. It is the first in the series. Rarity Cole is the main character who has just opened her new book store The Next Chapter in Sedona, Arizona. She is a cancer survivor and her store specializes with books about cancer. Her best friend, Sam Aarons has a crystal shop down the street. Madame Zelda owns a fortune teller shop next door. Rarity decides to have a book club for cancer survivors. When she has her first meeting only one member, Shi "The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club" was a fun book to read. It is the first in the series. Rarity Cole is the main character who has just opened her new book store The Next Chapter in Sedona, Arizona. She is a cancer survivor and her store specializes with books about cancer. Her best friend, Sam Aarons has a crystal shop down the street. Madame Zelda owns a fortune teller shop next door. Rarity decides to have a book club for cancer survivors. When she has her first meeting only one member, Shirley Prescott comes. The second meeting 5 members come. Drew Anderson, a detective from the Sedona Police Department comes and informs Rarity that Martha Redding is missing. Her dog, Killer, needs someone to take him until Martha is found. Rarity agrees to take him. Over the course of trying to find Martha Drew and Rarity becomes friends.. Rarity meets Archer who owns a touring company. The members of the club decide that they will try to find Martha who later is found murdered. This is where the story takes the reader on an adventure to find out who killed Martha to the surprising end. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next in the series. The friendships that develop between the ladies in the book club as well as the romance that is starting between Rarity and Archer and Drew and Sam. make it more interesting. Thank you NetGalley, Lyrical Press Books and Kensington Publishing Corp. for this ARC.

  5. 5 out of 5

    chantalsbookstuff

    This new series brings us a Survivors Club of women who has beat cancer. The club owner Rarity hopes to create a safe and nourishing environment, but when one club member goes missing a mystery of its own surfaces. Full of mystery we get a good look into the characters lives. They form a book club and use it as a cover to secretly meet to solve this mystery. The story flows pretty good and you also get loads of insight into these cancer survivors life's and of their own everyday struggles. We al This new series brings us a Survivors Club of women who has beat cancer. The club owner Rarity hopes to create a safe and nourishing environment, but when one club member goes missing a mystery of its own surfaces. Full of mystery we get a good look into the characters lives. They form a book club and use it as a cover to secretly meet to solve this mystery. The story flows pretty good and you also get loads of insight into these cancer survivors life's and of their own everyday struggles. We also receive a little romance which I liked too. The narration for this book was really great. Overall, a very enjoyable book in this brand new series. Thank you Netgalley and Tantor Audio for the opportunity to review this ARC in exchange for my honest option.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    After surviving cancer, Rarity Cole moves to Sedona, Arizona, and opens a bookstore. One of her ideas for connecting with the community is to start a book club for other cancer survivors. However, when Martha, one of the members, misses a meeting, Rarity becomes concerned. Can she and the other members figure out what happened to Martha? I’ve been meaning to read one of Lynn Cahoon’s books for years, and I figured the start of a new series was a great time to do just that. Overall, I did enjoy th After surviving cancer, Rarity Cole moves to Sedona, Arizona, and opens a bookstore. One of her ideas for connecting with the community is to start a book club for other cancer survivors. However, when Martha, one of the members, misses a meeting, Rarity becomes concerned. Can she and the other members figure out what happened to Martha? I’ve been meaning to read one of Lynn Cahoon’s books for years, and I figured the start of a new series was a great time to do just that. Overall, I did enjoy the book. I did find the characters’ motivation for investigating the crime weak. On the other hand, I really liked the four main characters. The rest of the cast could be stronger, but that will come as the series progresses, right? I did find a few unfortunate errors in the book that should have been caught with good editing – a timeline issue and something setup that was dropped. I did get pulled into the plot. I pegged the killer a little early, but I didn’t have the motive figured out until Rarity put it together. I completely enjoyed the setting and I’m ready to go visit Sedona. The cancer survivor hook was good as well. I’ll definitely be back to visit these characters again. NOTE: I received an ARC of this book. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Pooja Peravali

    After surviving cancer, Rarity Cole moves to Sedona, Arizona, opening a bookstore and starting a book club for fellow cancer survivors. When a new member, Martha, disappears, Rarity, her best friend Sam, and the other book club members start investigating the case. I’m not one much for cozy mysteries, as in a way I can find them oppressive when they part too much from reality. But I was drawn to The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club because of the unusual focus – a group of cancer survivors – especia After surviving cancer, Rarity Cole moves to Sedona, Arizona, opening a bookstore and starting a book club for fellow cancer survivors. When a new member, Martha, disappears, Rarity, her best friend Sam, and the other book club members start investigating the case. I’m not one much for cozy mysteries, as in a way I can find them oppressive when they part too much from reality. But I was drawn to The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club because of the unusual focus – a group of cancer survivors – especially when I found out the author was writing from experience in this regard. I really liked all the characters, especially Rarity, Sam, and Drew, but more minor ones are also well-sketched, and they were ones I’d be glad to see more of in future books. The author keeps a good mix of coziness and authenticity going throughout the story, and I enjoyed the way she balanced more serious topics with humor. The mystery was also intriguing. However, there were aspects about the book that I did not understand or enjoy at times. For example, what prompts the club to get so invested in Martha’s death, considering they’d only met her once? I was also a little dubious of the various romances going on. We don’t get to know Archer, Rarity’s love interest, very well, as he pops up in the story only a few times. Meanwhile, we see the policeman Drew much more often, but though I liked him I did not really buy the romance between him and Sam. Still, what I would like even less is if Drew and Rarity end up together! I read this book as an audiobook, and I thought the narrator C.S.E. Cooney did a good job with it. She had a good variation in her voices, so that I could tell the plethora of characters apart easily, especially all the women. As (I think at least!) is necessary for a cozy mystery, she read in a soothing manner. Overall, a nice cozy mystery, workmanlike in its qualities. Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley. This is my honest and voluntary review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gloria

    I have enjoyed reading several of Lynn Cahoon's series; she is a go to author for me. I think this new series is going to be another winner for her. I feel that this cozy mystery has a little bit of women's fiction woven into it. Rarity Cole is a new resident of Sedona, Arizona, having moved from St. Louis after going through breast cancer. She moved there for a change, to be close to her best friend, Sam, and she opened a bookstore after having a more stressful career. She started a book club f I have enjoyed reading several of Lynn Cahoon's series; she is a go to author for me. I think this new series is going to be another winner for her. I feel that this cozy mystery has a little bit of women's fiction woven into it. Rarity Cole is a new resident of Sedona, Arizona, having moved from St. Louis after going through breast cancer. She moved there for a change, to be close to her best friend, Sam, and she opened a bookstore after having a more stressful career. She started a book club for other survivors to have a place to talk about their situation, hopes, fears, how they look at life after their experience, and of course, books. What happened was they soon became also a sleuthing club as well when a member there for just one meeting was found murdered. I like the setting for the series as well as the characters. In particular, I like Rarity. She is a strong and likable person set to find the positive things in her life. And maybe a new love interest. The mystery is one that I did not easily figure out. I am looking forward to the next book that is already up for pre-order. I recommend for those who enjoy a more serious cozy mystery involving friends, new and old, and a sensitive issue that involves way too many women. I received a complimentary copy from Kensington Books and Lyrical Press via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine only.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Micky Cox

    Fantastic character development and plot with the depth to entertain for hours! I rarely give cozy mysteries 5 stars, but this book definitely deserves a 5-star rating. The topic of cancer is often treated as something to be whispered about and shunned in discussion, but this book takes that topic and puts it right out front and center without it being disingenuous or disturbing. While the central theme is a woman starting over with a new career as a bookstore owner, a new home in Arizona and so Fantastic character development and plot with the depth to entertain for hours! I rarely give cozy mysteries 5 stars, but this book definitely deserves a 5-star rating. The topic of cancer is often treated as something to be whispered about and shunned in discussion, but this book takes that topic and puts it right out front and center without it being disingenuous or disturbing. While the central theme is a woman starting over with a new career as a bookstore owner, a new home in Arizona and solving a murder along the way, it also shows a strong woman curating a group of friends that are also cancer survivors along with friends who have not been touched by cancer personally. The characters are so strong and supportive that it makes you wish they were in your own world! I absolutely can not wait to read what comes next for these characters in the next book!

  10. 5 out of 5

    JoAn

    Ms. Cahoon has begun a new cozy mystery series set in Sedona, Arizona. As a big fan of Ms. Cahoon's other cozy mystery series, I was excited to give this new series a try. Rarity is a lovely main character. She has grit and determination as she begins a new life after winning her battle with breast cancer. Her best friend, Sam, is a wonderful character and shows Rarity true support throughout the story. The other book club members, who are also cancer survivors, add so much to the story line as Ms. Cahoon has begun a new cozy mystery series set in Sedona, Arizona. As a big fan of Ms. Cahoon's other cozy mystery series, I was excited to give this new series a try. Rarity is a lovely main character. She has grit and determination as she begins a new life after winning her battle with breast cancer. Her best friend, Sam, is a wonderful character and shows Rarity true support throughout the story. The other book club members, who are also cancer survivors, add so much to the story line as they all pool their information resources in a search for the truth. I felt like all of the characters are organically growing and I'm looking forward to knowing them better as the series continues. The Tuesday Night Survivors Club is a quickly paced cozy with likable characters, plenty of twists, a few red herrings and a dramatic conclusion that kept me turning the pages. I voluntarily reviewed a digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from Kensington via NetGalley. All of the above opinions are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club by Lynn Cahoon is the debut of A Survivors’ Book Club Mysteries. I found this story easy to read. It contains good writing and realistic characters. The story is set in Sedona, Arizona where Rarity Jones, a breast cancer survivor, has opened The Next Chapter, a bookstore. The bookshop is next to a crystal shop owned by her best friend, Sam Aarons. Rarity needed a fresh start after beating breast cancer and her fiancé deserting her. She advertises for a Tuesday n The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club by Lynn Cahoon is the debut of A Survivors’ Book Club Mysteries. I found this story easy to read. It contains good writing and realistic characters. The story is set in Sedona, Arizona where Rarity Jones, a breast cancer survivor, has opened The Next Chapter, a bookstore. The bookshop is next to a crystal shop owned by her best friend, Sam Aarons. Rarity needed a fresh start after beating breast cancer and her fiancé deserting her. She advertises for a Tuesday night book group for cancer survivors. I like the group of women that come together each week to support each other and discuss books (plus eat snacks). When one of the members is murdered, the group becomes a sleuthing club as well. The ladies ask questions, search for clues, and do “research” trips. Detective Drew Anderson is in charge of the case. He is a nice man who becomes friends with Rarity. They bond over the victim’s dog, Killer which comes to live with Rarity. Drew accepts information from Rarity along with her help a time or two. The mystery is straightforward with a red herring, several suspects, and good clues. The crime can be solved early on, but I did not know why. I enjoyed following Rarity and the group as they worked together to identify the guilty party. The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club is an emotional novel as the ladies discuss their cancer and what they endured. You need to be strong and have a good support system if you are to get through cancer treatments. I can tell the author has knowledge on this subject. I like Lynn Cahoon’s engaging writing style. She also created realistic and relatable characters. I enjoyed getting to know Rarity, Sam, Drew, and the others. I know we have just touched the surface in The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club. There is also a new love interest for Rarity and her friend, Sam. The descriptions of Sedona were lovely. It sounds like a beautiful area. I like it when authors include real life locations in their books. The main theme of this engaging cozy mystery is friendship. I liked seeing women support each other instead of tearing each other down. I agreed with Rarity’s description of a mammogram machine. It is a painful torture device (definitely invented by a man). I am looking forward to reading Secrets in the Stacks when it comes out later this year. There is a recipe for Texas Sheet Cake at the end. The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club is a warm cozy mystery with a novel bookstore, a cancer survivors’ book club, a missing member, a cute Killer, a dedicated detective, a good-looking guide, and an astute bookshop owner.

  12. 5 out of 5

    June Price

    UPDATED to include audio review Narrator C.S.E. Cooney, Tantor Audio, 7 hour duration I thoroughly enjoyed the e-book version of this book and was delighted to see an audio version available. The story's focus on a group of soon-to-be friends who are brought together by them having survived cancer could be a downer but the book was more a story of friendship, new beginnings, and inner strength than cancer. Kudos to author Lynn Cahoon for handling this potentially tricky subject matter (Cahoon is a UPDATED to include audio review Narrator C.S.E. Cooney, Tantor Audio, 7 hour duration I thoroughly enjoyed the e-book version of this book and was delighted to see an audio version available. The story's focus on a group of soon-to-be friends who are brought together by them having survived cancer could be a downer but the book was more a story of friendship, new beginnings, and inner strength than cancer. Kudos to author Lynn Cahoon for handling this potentially tricky subject matter (Cahoon is a survivor, too) and making it work. And, all this circles about a murder that the book club members are determined to look into, even after being cautioned not to do so by the town detective, Drew. It's an intriguing mystery, highlighted by the growing friendship of the group. See the original review below my thoughts on the audio version for more insight. As for the audio version, although I was having trouble keeping which voice was which straight initially, I realized at some point that I'd nailed it and just automatically knew who was speaking when the narrator spoke as the book progressed. This was done through both subtle changes of pace, emphasis, accent and inflection as well as forcefulness, if that makes sense. In other words, you quickly could pinpoint the more confident, forceful personalities of the group. As for Rarity, the main character, the narrator's voice seemed perfect, showcasing her kindness and concern for all. The voice made me feel that Rarity was someone I'd like and trust. One of the things that came through to me much more forcefully in this audio version was how much Rarity adored the dog she unexpected found herself with. Hearing it, I realized how often the dog was the topic of conversation or interest, not to mention that Rarity talked to it frequently, just as most of us owned by dogs do. In addition, besides these frequent mentions the author also gets in subtle bits of info on dog care and all involved with owning a dog, including the importance of vet care, the need to tag and identify your pets, and the need for proper nourishment and such items as dog beds, toys, leashes, and, well, the list can be endless as any dog owner knows. I honestly didn't really notice this via simply reading. The chapter changes were simply a stated "Chapter__" whatever with no disruption to the flow. Bottom line, a fine addition to the editions available. Thanks to #NetGalley and #TantorAudio as well as publisher #KensingtonBooks for making this audio version available. I should note that my own little dog listened as I did and says Killer deserves extra treats. ORIGINAL REVIEW OF eBOOK: I've become a huge fan of Lynn Cahoon. This book only made me more of a fan. Skillfully centered about a cancer survivor book group, Cahoon deftly weaves in introductions to new characters and new mysteries without either making cancer the central theme or ignoring it. As someone who was a bit wary of reading this book given my own family's losses from the disease, I have to admit to almost passing it up. I'm glad I didn't. Yes, cancer survival isn't hidden in some dark corner in the book but it is more the thing that brought this intriguing cast on new characters together. With nods to the worries and concerns that all survivors have, Cahoon, who has survived her own cancer journey, doesn't try to pretend the disease doesn't exist. Instead, she uses it to pull people together, form and strengthen friendships, and, oh, yes, solve the murder of a group member. I had no real clue who the murderer was until the reveal, so it definitely will keep you guessing. The characters were likeable and it was interesting to see the dynamics of friendship and, hmm, maybe romantic relationships developing. I was actually sorta meh on Archer until the end, maybe because it didn't seem like we got to know him as well as we did Drew the detective, but he won me over when he showed up with flowers after Rarity's regular cancer checkup. This was in sharp contrast to her last boyfriend who pretty much ignored than left her while she was ill. Her best friend Sam, who it took me a moment initially to figure out was probably a Samantha, not male, has always had her back and despite a brief flair of jealousy on Sam's part, still had Rarity's back. We all need friends like that who will tamper down their own emotions to support us. Drew, of course, seemed like a winner from the time he told Rarity about the now owner-less dog, Killer. Dog lover that I am, I had to admire Rarity for agreeing to take in Killer even when she was most likely envisioning a large, scary dog. It didn't take Killer long to worm his way into her heart, however. I liked the characters and how well the medical issues surrounding potentially fatal illness was worked smoothly into the story. This included doctors who may or may not be real doctors pushing miracle cures, treatments, and pushing their products on the most vulnerable. Grr, but enough said on that topic, The key theme here isn't medical. It's friendship. It's good to have friends and Rarity is slowly but surely finding friends and making her own place in Sedona, New Mexico. I'm looking forward to following this series. Thank you #NetGalley and #KensingtonBooks - #LyricalPress for introducing me to Rarity and the rest of her growing circle of friends, not to mention Killer. Treats for Killer!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club is a small-town bookshop cozy and the first book in a new mystery series by Lynn Cahoon. Due out 14th June 2022 from Kensington on their Lyrical imprint, it's 175 pages and will be available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with inter Originally posted on my blog: Nonstop Reader. The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club is a small-town bookshop cozy and the first book in a new mystery series by Lynn Cahoon. Due out 14th June 2022 from Kensington on their Lyrical imprint, it's 175 pages and will be available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. This is a light and fluffy cozy mystery built around a strong romance/women's fiction framework. The titular Survivors' Club is a group of women who gather to discuss books as well as their previous cancer diagnoses and treatments (that's the survivor part). When one of their number is murdered, they decide to investigate. The author is quite adept and prolific; she knows what she's doing. As such, although it's almost entirely dialogue driven, it was readable and moderately engaging. There were several places in the story I found myself rolling my eyes over some less than believable dialogue, but I persevered to the end and found the denouement and resolution satisfying if a bit predictable. There was no real push-back from official law enforcement when Rarity & co. decide to investigate the crime and that rankled a bit. The unabridged audiobook has a run time of 7 hours and is narrated by C.S.E. Cooney. The book is full of dialogue from characters of varying ages and accents, both male and female. She does manage to keep them mostly distinct from one another. Her rendering of main protagonist Rarity Jones, has some odd breathy, almost adenoidal quality which I never warmed to, unfortunately. Her voice for Rarity's best friend Sam is some eldritch mix of deep Louisiana bayou with an uptonal Georgia twang (everything she says sounds like a question) and although the character herself is sympathetic, her accent made me want to hop back over to the ebook format. I split the book about 50/50 between audio and print, and I honestly think I'd've enjoyed it more if I had stuck to print format only. I absolutely love bookstore cozies, and there are some good name-drops included here. It was fun to figure out which books she's discussing even when she doesn't name them outright. I'll be sticking around for a while to see how the series develops. Three and a half stars for the book overall, two and a half for the audiobook narration. Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Review coming soon.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Karen Hollins

    “The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club” by Lynn Cahoon book one in the Survivors Book Club Mystery series. I was sad when I heard her Cat Latimer Mystery series was ending so was happy when I heard about the new cozy mystery series. I found it to be just as enjoyable and entertaining full of loveable characters and a furbaby. Releases June 14th, 2022 What a great start to a new cozy mystery series it was engaging, really well-written, set in the desert town of Sedona Arizona and we can’t forget a fur “The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club” by Lynn Cahoon book one in the Survivors Book Club Mystery series. I was sad when I heard her Cat Latimer Mystery series was ending so was happy when I heard about the new cozy mystery series. I found it to be just as enjoyable and entertaining full of loveable characters and a furbaby. Releases June 14th, 2022 What a great start to a new cozy mystery series it was engaging, really well-written, set in the desert town of Sedona Arizona and we can’t forget a furbaby named killer. As most of my friends know I’m a fan girl of Lynn’s books and I can see this series becoming another favourite. The protagonist Rarity was intelligent, likeable, and the friends she made were people I would like to hang out with especially Sam and Drew. I found myself thoroughly enjoying the story and the instant romance whilst trying to figure out the killer. It doesn’t matter what illness or troubles one has, a strong support system of friendship and trust is always a must, so why not have that with your book club. Personally through online book club I have found some of my strongest support so I could totally see Lynn’s vision in the storyline. The book club does soon become the sleuthing club , which made me chuckle as they did love a mystery… The mystery was well written and had plenty of suspects who wanted the victim dead. I did suspect the killer early on but there were a few red herrings so I wasnt 100% sure until close to the end when the final piece fell into place. I can't wait for the next instalment! I highly recommend this cozy mystery series to all my friends who love a cozy with a strong support system of friends in it. I requested and received an Advanced Readers Copy from Kensington Books and NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Morin

    I found myself glued to the pages of this fascinating book. Rarity is a cancer survivor and wants nothing more than to help others, so she uses her books as a way to reach out to people. Creating a survivors book group is one of the ways Rarity wants to connect, however, when a group member mysteriously disappears, the group tries to solve the crime. This is not your traditional cozy mystery, it's so much more than that, and I recommend this book to all book lovers. I would love to see this seri I found myself glued to the pages of this fascinating book. Rarity is a cancer survivor and wants nothing more than to help others, so she uses her books as a way to reach out to people. Creating a survivors book group is one of the ways Rarity wants to connect, however, when a group member mysteriously disappears, the group tries to solve the crime. This is not your traditional cozy mystery, it's so much more than that, and I recommend this book to all book lovers. I would love to see this series continue on. #TheTuesdayNightSurvivorsClub #NetGalley.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Miss W Book Reviews

    The Tuesday Nights Survivor Club is the first book in a brand new series by Lynn Cahoon, The Survivors Club Mystery Series. As a cancer survivor myself, I cannot express the GRATITUDE for having this representation in a cozy mystery series. Rarity Cole is a breast cancer survivorand she has just opened a bookstore, The Next Chapter, in d Sedona, Arizona. Her best friend, Sam , is the owner just next door of the crystal shop. The first night of the book club, there was only one member, Shirly, who The Tuesday Nights Survivor Club is the first book in a brand new series by Lynn Cahoon, The Survivors Club Mystery Series. As a cancer survivor myself, I cannot express the GRATITUDE for having this representation in a cozy mystery series. Rarity Cole is a breast cancer survivorand she has just opened a bookstore, The Next Chapter, in d Sedona, Arizona. Her best friend, Sam , is the owner just next door of the crystal shop. The first night of the book club, there was only one member, Shirly, who is also a breast cancer survivor. After another week there are more attendees. Only one person attends Rarity’s first book club meeting on Tuesday night—Shirley—another breast cancer survivor. The next week, more survivors join. One of the members go missing and an investigation ensues. The characters are well developed, complex and extremely relatable. The mystery is perfect paced dropping clues and red herrings along the way. I did not guess who had done it until the final reveal. I enjoy the possible romance that will likely develop in future books. A fantastic first book in a brand new series! I cannot wait for more books in this series.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    THE TUESDAY NIGHT SURVIVORS' CLUB (SURVIVORS' BOOK CLUB MYSTERY #1) BY: LYNN CAHOON What a lovely and warm cozy mystery story this turned out to be. As I started writing my review I saw the wonderful surprise that following this amazing reading experience I won't be saying goodbye to I hope most of the characters', as this I have just discovered is #1 to this fantastic new series. What a better setting for this cozy mystery than in a bookstore in picturesque Sedona. In my vision of Sedona, I imagi THE TUESDAY NIGHT SURVIVORS' CLUB (SURVIVORS' BOOK CLUB MYSTERY #1) BY: LYNN CAHOON What a lovely and warm cozy mystery story this turned out to be. As I started writing my review I saw the wonderful surprise that following this amazing reading experience I won't be saying goodbye to I hope most of the characters', as this I have just discovered is #1 to this fantastic new series. What a better setting for this cozy mystery than in a bookstore in picturesque Sedona. In my vision of Sedona, I imagine lemony yellow and bright sunshine and my favorite hot weather. I just might love to live there myself or at least take a vacation there to find out if it is as quaint as the descriptions were while I immensely enjoyed this. I loved all of the characters' as they are all extremely likable. I wish that the book club featured were in my community because it would be my pleasure to join them. Rarity Cole is new to Sedona having moved from St. Louis and she opened her new bookstore, called the Next Chapter Bookstore. Right away she decides to form a book club which is filled with Cancer survivors'. Her new best friend owns a shop right besides hers named Samantha who sells healing crystals and Sam becomes a member even though she never had cancer of any kind. On the first night of the book club one person arrives, but she is friendly and both her and Rarity have high hopes the next meeting will draw more members and it does. There is a round robin where they all go around their group and are introducing themselves when one grumpy new addition to the club named Martha doesn't want to share any of her personal business and she is the one who goes missing. Rarity had suggested that they all take the bookstore's phone number and she asks for the other members contact information and soon all of them exchange phone numbers with a friendly group member. This is in case a member of the book club can't make it for any reason so the rest of the book club doesn't worry about a member who fails to show up. Rarity goes for a hike with Sam and she meets the detective's parents. The only detective assigned to the case is Drew whose parents' Rarity has already met. Her book club takes it upon themselves with Rarity and Sam being the main sleuth's and Rarity gives tips to Drew who is investigating what happened to Martha. Rarity asks Drew to drop off Martha's dog to her for her to take care of while the search for Martha takes place. The dog is an affectionate Yorkshire Terrier named Killer. I know! What kind of name is that for an intuitive friendly adorable little pet. I just adored this cozy mystery with the charming setting with a well meaning cast of characters where everyone is kind. This has become my new favorite series and I am looking forward to the next one as I enjoyed spending time with all of these characters. There is a bonus with a recipe of a rich chocolate cake with chocolate glaze. There was so much talk of delicious snacks I am eating chocolate truffles as I type my review and it's morning. I highly, highly recommend adding this delightful novel on your to be read list. It is a light, quick and fun easy read that isn't graphic and won't give you nightmares. It is a cozy mystery that is full of heart. Publication Date: June 14, 2022 With warm thanks to Net Galley, Lynn Cahoon and Kensington Books-- Lyrical Press Publishing for providing me with my ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own. #TheTuesdayNightSurvivorsClub #LynnCahoon #KensingtonBooksLyricalPressPublishing #NetGalley

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club Earns 5/5 Book Spines…Engaging & Entertaining! What do you do when given a second chance at life? Rarity Cole moves to Sedona, Arizona, and opens a bookshop, The Next Chapter. She hopes to offer others insights into their “next chapter,” so she advertises a book club for survivors of cancer. The first meeting of the Survivor’s Book Club was a let down, but Shirley’s lone friendly face did not deter Rarity’s resolve. The following Tuesday attendance was up it’s Sh The Tuesday Night Survivor’s Club Earns 5/5 Book Spines…Engaging & Entertaining! What do you do when given a second chance at life? Rarity Cole moves to Sedona, Arizona, and opens a bookshop, The Next Chapter. She hopes to offer others insights into their “next chapter,” so she advertises a book club for survivors of cancer. The first meeting of the Survivor’s Book Club was a let down, but Shirley’s lone friendly face did not deter Rarity’s resolve. The following Tuesday attendance was up it’s Shirley returning along with Holly, Malia, Kim, and Martha. The bonding began over shared experiences, books, and cookies, but Rarity is concerned about introvert Kim and Martha’s “I thought we’d be discussing books” attitude. However, when at the group’s next gathering, one member is missing. Martha. Rarity thought she might not return because she seemed so against sharing her personal experiences with cancer, but after making a few calls with no results, the group decides to take on the search for their new friend which leads to a devastating discovery. It’s happy reading with Lynn Cahoon’s first book in her new series sharing a clever, not too complex mystery, multi-generational characters, a bookshop, new age talk, a hint of romance, and a dog named “Killer.” The survivor’s turned sleuther’s club is an entertaining mix of women varied in age and temperament and experience with cancer, but they share a favorable connection to books helpful to their recovery; books, some say, don’t abandon or divorce them. The victim’s background and surprise connections are slowly revealed, but the local detective isn’t thrilled that the ladies are getting actively nosy. He is handsome, unattached, but he’s not looking for a relationship. He keeps running into Rarity, though, which hints to a more personal relationship beyond bonding over “Killer” or the “killer.” “Girl code” issues are raised as to who has a free avenue with McDreamy. Lynn’s writing style is always one I enjoy with descriptive language, clever themes, and characters that are equally strong and flawed. The talk about surviving a potentially life-ending disease is not at the center and those not touched by cancer or someone close who had cancer need not shy away from this book or the series. It is insightful into marvelous characters with an engaging mystery, and a top contender for Top Read for 2022. Disclosure: I received an ARC from Kensington thru NetGalley. My review is voluntary with honest insights and comments.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    Rarity Cole is the proud owner of a bookshop, called The Next Chapter, that sells titles with a focus on Eastern and Western medicine, food, meditation and other potential powers of healing. She also starts the Tuesday Night Survivors' Club a book club that meets, you guessed it, on Tuesday nights! However, when Martha, one of the members, misses a meeting, Rarity becomes concerned. When Martha's car is found abandoned, Rarity is certain something nefarious or bad has happened and starts looking Rarity Cole is the proud owner of a bookshop, called The Next Chapter, that sells titles with a focus on Eastern and Western medicine, food, meditation and other potential powers of healing. She also starts the Tuesday Night Survivors' Club a book club that meets, you guessed it, on Tuesday nights! However, when Martha, one of the members, misses a meeting, Rarity becomes concerned. When Martha's car is found abandoned, Rarity is certain something nefarious or bad has happened and starts looking. Set in Sedona, Arizona I really enjoyed this series debut. The mystery is one that I did not manage to puzzle out. Very highly recommended, I'm eager to continue the series with Secrets in the Stacks, due out in November 2022. I received a complimentary copy of this novel, at my own request, from Kensington Books via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    4.5 rounded up First in a series. I'm not a big cozy mystery reader, but really enjoyed this one. It is a great idea for a book club and well executed. I liked the characters and will read more by this author. 4.5 rounded up First in a series. I'm not a big cozy mystery reader, but really enjoyed this one. It is a great idea for a book club and well executed. I liked the characters and will read more by this author.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    This new cozy mystery series is based in Sedona, Arizona, which, along with gorgeous scenery and trails, is known as a center of “new age” mysticism (crystals, vortex, etc.). Newly relocated Rarity Jones has opened a bookstore which has an emphasis on healing and health, along with the stock most bookstores would carry. She’s a breast cancer survivor and has come to Sedona to live near her best friend, Sam (short for Samantha, I assume). She also decides to start a book club, hosted in the store This new cozy mystery series is based in Sedona, Arizona, which, along with gorgeous scenery and trails, is known as a center of “new age” mysticism (crystals, vortex, etc.). Newly relocated Rarity Jones has opened a bookstore which has an emphasis on healing and health, along with the stock most bookstores would carry. She’s a breast cancer survivor and has come to Sedona to live near her best friend, Sam (short for Samantha, I assume). She also decides to start a book club, hosted in the store, aimed at cancer survivors. And of course, one of the club participants goes missing and is later found dead/murdered. I listened to the audiobook version and the narrator was okay, nothing special. Some of the voices she used grated on me a bit. I thought the detective was realistic and smart, except for asking Rarity to ask questions for him, which I thought was weird. I liked the possible love interest for Rarity. And of course, there's an adorable dog. However, with so many cozy mystery series to choose from, I’m not sure I’d bother reading another one in this series. Thank you to NetGalley and Tantor Audio for the opportunity to listen to an advance copy of this audiobook. All opinions are my own.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Star Gater

    This is a cozy mystery with a book club for cancer survivors as its magnet. Everything centers around the members and the personal info they shared at the first meeting. It's a cozy. I have to go into light read, fiction mode when I pick these up. Not everything has to be dark or educational. My biggest problem is amateur sleuths infiltrating a police department which I understand is a trope. I have trouble wrapping my head around that. This was a fast listen, the audio narrator did a good job. Cah This is a cozy mystery with a book club for cancer survivors as its magnet. Everything centers around the members and the personal info they shared at the first meeting. It's a cozy. I have to go into light read, fiction mode when I pick these up. Not everything has to be dark or educational. My biggest problem is amateur sleuths infiltrating a police department which I understand is a trope. I have trouble wrapping my head around that. This was a fast listen, the audio narrator did a good job. Cahoon impressed me with her coupling. I liked that she had the characters go hiking. I was tickled by the other businesses, besides the book store, that were mentioned. Thank you NetGalley and Tantor Audio for accepting my request to read and review The Tuesday Night Survivors' Club.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mary Brown

    The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club Survivors’ Book Club Mystery, Book #1 Lynn Cahoon 5 Stars Synopsis: Survivors become sleuths to find a missing member of their book club in new-age Sedona, Arizona . . . Two things got Rarity Jones through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Western medicine, the healing po The Tuesday Night Survivors’ Club Survivors’ Book Club Mystery, Book #1 Lynn Cahoon 5 Stars Synopsis: Survivors become sleuths to find a missing member of their book club in new-age Sedona, Arizona . . . Two things got Rarity Jones through her breast cancer treatments: friends and books. Now cancer-free, Rarity is devoting her life to helping others find their way through the maze to healing. She’s opened a bookstore focusing on the power of healing—Eastern medicine, Western medicine, the healing power of food, the power of meditation, and the importance of developing a support community. To that end, she’s also started the Tuesday Night Survivors book club. With its openness to new-age communities, Sedona, Arizona, is the perfect fit for Rarity’s bookstore and the tightly knit group. But their therapeutic unity is disrupted when one of their members suddenly goes missing. Martha has always kept to herself, never opening up much of her personal life to the group. Now she’s nowhere to be found. With her car abandoned on a trail and her dog left with a friend, Rarity is sure something terrible has happened—but will she be able to uncover Martha’s secrets before it’s too late? Review: The characters are well developed and well rounded. Rarity is a cancer survivor and she decides to open a bookstore. Besides regular books she has books focusing on the power of healing. She has also started a book club so people can share their experiences as well as the book they read. When one of the members goes missing, Rarity and her best friend, Sam, have to figure out what is going on. She will also have help from the ladies in the book club. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The mystery was well plotted and it kept me guessing throughout the entire book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. The book was a great beginning to the series and I cannot wait to find out what happens next in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    The Tuesday Night Survivor's Club is the first in a new series, and is set in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona has an interesting combination of restaurants, shops, and natural scenery, and the author does a good job of capturing the essence of this unique town. Not all the details are there, but you still get a good feel for the town if you've never been there. The main character of the book, Rarity Cole, is a cancer survivor who opens a bookstore and starts a book group for other survivors. Because of The Tuesday Night Survivor's Club is the first in a new series, and is set in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona has an interesting combination of restaurants, shops, and natural scenery, and the author does a good job of capturing the essence of this unique town. Not all the details are there, but you still get a good feel for the town if you've never been there. The main character of the book, Rarity Cole, is a cancer survivor who opens a bookstore and starts a book group for other survivors. Because of the subject matter, I was afraid the book might be depressing. However, even though cancer and cancer treatment is a large part of the story, it is still an upbeat book. I like the way the story sheds light on the way some unscrupulous people will take advantage of those who are ill to promote dangerous "miracle" cures. The bookclub quickly evolves into an amateur sleuthing group when one of their members is murdered. They each try to gather clues about the victim, whom they didn't know very well, and potential suspects. Rarity sometimes takes on a bit too much for an amateur sleuth, but she does regularly report in to the police officer who is officially on the case. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and liked the way things wrapped up. I'm up in the air on how I feel about the potential love interests for Rarity and also for her best friend, but I'm interested to see how things play out. This is a series I'm interested in following. I received this ebook from NetGalley through the courtesy of Kensington Books. An advance copy was provided to me at no cost, but my review is voluntary and unbiased.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Micky Cox

    Fantastic character development and plot with the depth to entertain for hours! I rarely give cozy mysteries 5 stars, but this book definitely deserves a 5-star rating. The topic of cancer is often treated as something to be whispered about and shunned in discussion, but this book takes that topic and puts it right out front and center without it being disingenuous or disturbing. While the central theme is a woman starting over with a new career as a bookstore owner, a new home in Arizona and so Fantastic character development and plot with the depth to entertain for hours! I rarely give cozy mysteries 5 stars, but this book definitely deserves a 5-star rating. The topic of cancer is often treated as something to be whispered about and shunned in discussion, but this book takes that topic and puts it right out front and center without it being disingenuous or disturbing. While the central theme is a woman starting over with a new career as a bookstore owner, a new home in Arizona and solving a murder along the way, it also shows a strong woman curating a group of friends that are also cancer survivors along with friends who have not been touched by cancer personally. The characters are so strong and supportive that it makes you wish they were in your own world! I absolutely can not wait to read what comes next for these characters in the next book!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    3.5 stars * I wasn't sure what to expect with this new cozy series given the subject matter. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how positive and uplifting the story was and how hopeful the book felt. I liked our protagonist, Rarity Jones, and I love that she was portrayed in a realistic, smart way. I loved her best friend, Sam, and I thought she provided the perfect amount of comedic relief. The mystery was fun, and I enjoyed trying to solve it with the characters. Unfortunately I feel lik 3.5 stars * I wasn't sure what to expect with this new cozy series given the subject matter. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how positive and uplifting the story was and how hopeful the book felt. I liked our protagonist, Rarity Jones, and I love that she was portrayed in a realistic, smart way. I loved her best friend, Sam, and I thought she provided the perfect amount of comedic relief. The mystery was fun, and I enjoyed trying to solve it with the characters. Unfortunately I feel like the love interest is a bit forced, even though I adored his actions at the end of the novel, and I feel like this is set up for a potential love triangle, which I do not like. The audiobook narrator did a great job, and I am looking forward to book 2! Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Taryn

    Now that Rarity Cole is cancer free she wants to help others that are going through or have been through the same disease. She has just opened up her own bookstore that focuses on healing in its many forms. She has also started a book club catered to people with cancer or cancer survivors. The club is small but the women all seem to fit well together. When one of the members doesn't show up for a meeting everyone starts to worry. Her car is located on a local trail, her dog is home alone, and sh Now that Rarity Cole is cancer free she wants to help others that are going through or have been through the same disease. She has just opened up her own bookstore that focuses on healing in its many forms. She has also started a book club catered to people with cancer or cancer survivors. The club is small but the women all seem to fit well together. When one of the members doesn't show up for a meeting everyone starts to worry. Her car is located on a local trail, her dog is home alone, and she is nowhere to be found. The groups is sure something horrible has happened to her. The group decides to look into things on their own and begin searching for clues. Follow along and see if they will be able to put the pieces together and figure out what happened to their missing friend.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Taryn

    Now that Rarity Cole is cancer free she wants to help others that are going through or have been through the same disease. She has just opened up her own bookstore that focuses on healing in its many forms. She has also started a book club catered to people with cancer or cancer survivors. The club is small but the women all seem to fit well together. When one of the members doesn't show up for a meeting everyone starts to worry. Her car is located on a local trail, her dog is home alone, and sh Now that Rarity Cole is cancer free she wants to help others that are going through or have been through the same disease. She has just opened up her own bookstore that focuses on healing in its many forms. She has also started a book club catered to people with cancer or cancer survivors. The club is small but the women all seem to fit well together. When one of the members doesn't show up for a meeting everyone starts to worry. Her car is located on a local trail, her dog is home alone, and she is nowhere to be found. The groups is sure something horrible has happened to her. The group decides to look into things on their own and begin searching for clues. Follow along and see if they will be able to put the pieces together and figure out what happened to their missing friend.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Leslie McKee

    I love books, so I was excited to read one that featured a bookstore, and the latest release from Cahoon didn't disappoint! It's a quick, enjoyable cozy mystery, and I enjoyed sleuthing things out with the ladies. And the cast is well-developed and relatable. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review. I love books, so I was excited to read one that featured a bookstore, and the latest release from Cahoon didn't disappoint! It's a quick, enjoyable cozy mystery, and I enjoyed sleuthing things out with the ladies. And the cast is well-developed and relatable. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.

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