Christmas Cats (Inca Cat Series, #2) by R.F. Kristi

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The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Another adventure story from Inca the extraordinary Siberian kitty-cat. It is Christmas time, and Inca is ready to enjoy the holiday season with her Siamese sister Cara and brother Fromage – the cheese loving Tabby cat, not to forget their adopted hamster Charlotte. Life turns interesting when their neighbourhood tough dog – Boss comes around asking for help to save the loss of his master and domicile. Another mystery to solve with the help of their neighbours Monk the Blue Russian cat and Polo the Pekinese doggy. An eventful time is around the corner for the newly formed detective team headed by Inca.

Genre(s): Children’s ebooks > Animals > Cats
Children’s ebooks > Fiction > Animals
Series: Inca Cat Series, #2
Length: 72 pages
Release date: 2016-11-17

 

Teaser


…We had seen Boss walk by in the safety of our home, but none of us relished the thought of meeting him one-on-one.

‘I met him in the park this morning’, said Polo. ‘He actually came up to me and asked me how I was and whispered that he very much wished to meet Monk and the group who solved the mystery of the lost diamond necklace of my Señora.


My Opinion

This book sees Christmas approaching. Inca – a Siberian cat and her family are looking forward to their planned Christmas festivity. Knowing Inca and her way of thinking, you can guess that some mystery needs to be solved as well.

With Christmas Cats, R.F. Kristi has created another beautiful story of cats, their human Missy, further animals, and a mystery. It is a highly enjoyable read, you are drawn very close to Inca – if you are willing to let it happen. R.F. Kristi’s love for animals shows. She carefully elaborates the four-legged characters; the two-legged characters are of sufficient depth as well. Inca – charming sleuth and confessing Dr. House fan – guides the reader through the story, making it a feel-good read. The story comprises likeable characters, two little mysteries, and it has a really good flow. It is the second book in a series and – as I also enjoyed the first one, I am looking forward to reading the next one.

This is a book for you if you like steady-paced, funny, and heart-warming stories for children, lovely illustrations, if you love animals, and if you like interesting four-legged characters.

Recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Hopeful, suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV First person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:

 

About the author

R. F. Kristi is the author of the Inca Book Series. Her target audiences are children and animal lovers. The series is based on the escapades of a feisty Siberian kitty who considers herself a great sleuth.

‘The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris’ was released in June 2016 and the ‘Christmas Cats’ followed in December 2016. The third in the series – ‘Cats in Provence’ is currently bubbling and will be completed sometime in February 2017.

Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked in several international organizations. She has travelled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.

Kristi lives in Paris with her family and two cats, Inca and Cara. She is passionate about animal rescue efforts.

For more information see:  www.incabookseries.com

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Christmas Cats?  Or – if you did not yet read Christmas Cats – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


10 Statements – R. F. Kristi

Review:  The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris

 

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The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris (Inca Cat Series, #1) by R.F. Kristi

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The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family – her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of the troupe and responsible for the well-being of the family. They own, according to Inca, Missy, a young humanoid who has a well-established cheese shop in Paris. The story revolves around how Missy decides to move to London with her co-partners, Jacques and Genevieve, to run their new cheese shop and café. Can Fromage leave his pal, Charlotte, behind? Soon after arriving in London, the three cats accompany Missy to their neighbour’s house where they meet Monk, a blue Russian cat and Terrance, a golden retriever owned by their famous neighbour, a detective named Solo, living in the same compound in Kensington.

Things start to get interesting when Monk tries to help their neighbour, Polo, a sad little Pekinese whose mistress, a formerly well-known opera singer who is pining for her lost husband, has her valuable diamond necklace stolen. Can Inca and her family assist Monk and Terrance to recover the diamond necklace and resolve Polo’s problems?

Genre(s): Children’s ebooks > Animals > Cats
Children’s ebooks > Fiction > Animals
Series: Inca Book Series, #1
Length: 160 pages
Release date: 2016-07-20

 

Teaser


…I pride myself as a feline version of Dr. House, intelligent, observant and out of the ordinary though I was not sure if the rest of the household had this perception of me. I constantly dream of being like Dr. House, solving cases and saving lives. Well no one could contest the fact that I am intelligent and observant with a serious countenance. I rarely see Dr. House smiling, and I try to imitate that look. He is my hero.


My Opinion

This book introduces you to Inca – a Siberian cat and her family.

With The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris, R.F. Kristi has created a beautiful story of cats, their human Missy, further animals, and a mystery. It is a highly enjoyable read, you are drawn very close to Inca – if you are willing to let it happen. R.F. Kristi’s love for animals shows. She carefully elaborates the four-legged characters; the two-legged characters are of sufficient depth as well. Inca – charming sleuth and confessing Dr. House fan – guides the reader through the story, making it a feel-good read. The story comprises likeable characters, a little mystery, and it has a really good flow. It is the first book in a series and – I am looking forward to reading the next one.

Something I highly appreciated: There is a vocabulary part! Some names and/or words are French or Spanish – they are listed with the English translation. R.F. Kristi definitely is a very thoughtful author. (As a translator I often wonder why foreign language expressions and their meanings are not included in more books.)

This is a book for you if you like steady-paced, funny, and heart-warming stories for children, lovely pictures, if you love animals, and if you like interesting four-legged characters.

Recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Hopeful, suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV First person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence :mrgreen:
Sexual content :mrgreen:

 

About the author

R. F. Kristi is the author of the Inca Book Series. Her target audiences are children and animal lovers. The series is based on the escapades of a feisty Siberian kitty who considers herself a great sleuth.

‘The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris’ was released in June 2016 and the ‘Christmas Cats’ followed in December 2016. The third in the series – ‘Cats in Provence’ is currently bubbling and will be completed sometime in February 2017.

Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked in several international organizations. She has travelled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.

Kristi lives in Paris with her family and two cats, Inca and Cara. She is passionate about animal rescue efforts.

For more information see:  www.incabookseries.com

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris?  Or – if you did not yet read The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


10 Statements – R. F. Kristi

 

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10 Statements – R. F. Kristi

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R. F. Kristi is the author of the Inca Book Series. Her target audiences are children and animal lovers. The series is based on the escapades of a feisty Siberian kitty who considers herself a great sleuth.

‘The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris’ was released in June 2016 and the ‘Christmas Cats’ followed in December 2016. The third in the series – ‘Cats in Provence’ is currently bubbling and will be completed sometime in February 2017.

Kristi holds a doctorate in economic development and has worked in several international organizations. She has traveled and lived in many countries around the globe. She is fluent in English and French.

Kristi lives in Paris with her family and two cats, Inca and Cara. She is passionate about animal rescue efforts.

For more information see:  www.incabookseries.com

Find me…

Website:  http://www.incabookseries.com/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/incabookseries/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/incabookseries
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/IncaBookSeries/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/IncaBookSeries/

 

My personal motto:

When you give, don’t expect anything in return but the pleasure of giving.

 

10 statements
  1. A typical work day begins with… being woken up under protest by Inca and Cara, followed by breakfast, checking emails and social media.
  2. I lose track of time when I’m reading, writing, or watching a good movie.
  3. I have always… loved animals. The intelligence and allure of cats has always enchanted me. But an animal that enthralls me is the elephant.
  4. I have never… tried eating escargot, although it is considered a delicacy in France.
  5. Home means to me… wherever my family and pets live.
  6. I am inspired by… Paris! The loveliest city that I have lived in, I never get tired of its character and beauty.
  7. I would like to meet…  the Dalai Lama.
  8. My worst character trait… Impatience.
  9. My best character trait… Tranquility.
  10. The best advice I was given… time has a way of healing, just let go and let it be!

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The Cats Who Crossed Over From Paris (Inca Cat Series, #1)

Inca, a Siberian puss, tells the story about her furry family – her brother Fromage, who is addicted to cheese and considers himself a cheese monger, and her sister, Cara, a gorgeous but timid Siamese. Inca, an avid fan of Dr. House, considers herself the leader of the troupe and responsible for the well-being of the family. They own, according to Inca, Missy, a young humanoid who has a well-established cheese shop in Paris. The story revolves around how Missy decides to move to London with her co-partners, Jacques and Genevieve, to run their new cheese shop and café. Can Fromage leave his pal, Charlotte, behind? Soon after arriving in London, the three cats accompany Missy to their neighbor’s house where they meet Monk, a blue Russian cat and Terrance, a golden retriever owned by their famous neighbor, a detective named Solo, living in the same compound in Kensington.

Things start to get interesting when Monk tries to help their neighbor, Polo, a sad little Pekinese whose mistress, a formerly well-known opera singer who is pining for her lost husband, has her valuable diamond necklace stolen. Can Inca and her family assist Monk and Terrance to recover the diamond necklace and resolve Polo’s problems?

Buy links:  books2read.com/u/3yP2d6

 

inca_cat_series_2Christmas Cats (Inca Cat Series, #2)

Another adventure story from Inca the extraordinary Siberian kitty-cat. It is Christmas time, and Inca is ready to enjoy the holiday season with her Siamese sister Cara and brother Fromage – the cheese loving Tabby cat, not to forget their adopted hamster Charlotte. Life turns interesting when their neighborhood tough dog – Boss comes around asking for help to save the loss of his master and domicile. Another mystery to solve with the help of their neighbors Monk the Blue Russian cat and Polo the Pekinese doggy. An eventful time is around the corner for the newly formed detective team headed by Inca.

Buy links:  books2read.com/u/4N15g8

 

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