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Thursday, April 13, 2017

BOOK REVIEW!!!! Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell On tour with Great Escapes

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Called to Justice
by Edith Maxwell

I loved going to 1888 seeing how the author brought us into Rose’s life…
~Community Bookstop
I enjoyed reading Called For Justice. The authors attention to detail in describing the job(s) tasks of mid wife in the time period made for an interesting read.
~The Journey Back
Called to Justice is as much historical fiction as it is cozy mystery, and I found both aspects of the story to be riveting.
~The Book’s the Thing
Edith Maxwell has created a series around the most charming cozy mystery character I have come across in the many years I have read this genre.
~Bibliophile Reviews
I am hooked on this series ,if you love a great murder with Historical background and a story so well written you will be captivated from the start.
~Shelley’s Book Case
I was enthralled with the mystery Maxwell created in CALLED TO JUSTICE. From the beginning of the story until all becomes known and things are solved, I was riveted to my chair.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell is an impressive and enjoyable story. It is steeped in historical detail that is not only interesting, but fascinating,
~The Power of Words . . .
CALLED TO JUSTICE is an intricate, heartfelt mystery. The author guides us down multiple avenues, developing characters and motives, in order to work out the truth and find justice.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
This was a very well written book that flowed well and was a very good read.
~Melina’s Book Blog
It was a wonderful glimpse into the past and a mystery that is intriguing. The ending is so good with unexpected twists.
~Texas Book-aholic
There are many twists and turns to this story as Rose tries to put all the pieces of the puzzle in their proper places.
~Book Babble
The mystery is well written and is also well paced. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing…
~Queen of All She Reads

Called to Justice (A Quaker Midwife Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Midnight Ink (April 8, 2017)
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738750323
Kindle ASIN: B01FOR0YRW
Quaker midwife Rose Carroll is enjoying the 1888 Independence Day evening fireworks with her beau when a teenaged Quaker mill girl is found shot dead. After a former slave and fellow Quaker is accused of the murder, Rose delves into the crime, convinced of the man’s innocence. An ill-mannered mill manager, an Irish immigrant, and the victim’s young boyfriend come under suspicion even as Rose’s future with her handsome doctor suitor becomes unsure. Rose continues to deliver babies and listen to secrets, finally figuring out one criminal – only to be threatened by the murderer, with three lives at stake. Can she rescue herself, a baby, and her elderly midwifery teacher in time?
Praise for Delivering the Truth
by Edith Maxwell (Book 1 in this series)
Ms. Maxwell weaves a sturdy cloth from the stories of the various characters in Delivering the Truth.
~Back Porchervations
I enjoyed every minute of this book…
~Shelley’s Book Case
This was a very entertaining read. I really enjoy reading Edith Maxwell’s writing as it flows so well.
~Melina’s Book Blog
…a different type of historical cozy…I enjoyed reading a book where the protagonist is a midwife and of the Quaker faith…
~Storeybook Reviews
Rose is a smart character and the history of the story is done well.
~A Chick Who Reads
The author takes us into Rose’s life, making us feel as though we are right there with her in every situation. The mystery is well-developed and leaves the reader guessing right to the end.
~Book Babble
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Agatha-nominated and Amazon best-selling author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries, the Country Store Mysteries (as Maddie Day), and the Lauren Rousseau Mysteries (as Tace Baker), as well as award-winning short crime fiction. Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and three cats, and blogs with the other Wicked Cozy Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, and at www.edithmaxwell.com.
 
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MY REVIEW
This is the second book in the Quaker Midwife series - while I had not read the first book - I was able to follow along with no problems. Meet Rose Carroll, a Quaker midwife. This book will keep you turning pages (or in my case clicking the next page button on my kindle). This book will also keep you guessing. The period and setting in this book is well researched and it was a fun journey to take. The author gives great details into the life of a midwife back in the 1880s.  I really enjoyed this book. 

I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my opinion - all opinions are my own. 

Click HERE to enter the giveaway for: a print copy of Called to Justice by Edith Maxwell

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Book Review --- Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes

Book Review --- Southern Fried by Tonya Kappes
On tour with Great Escapes




Southern Fried (A Kenni Lowry Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Henery Press (April 4, 2017)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1635111873
Kindle ASIN: B01N212SJ8

Synopsis

In the South, it’s better when the food is fried and the secrets kept buried…
After the dead body of a beloved Cottonwood resident is found tangled up in an electric fence, Sheriff Kenni Lowry has a hunch that somethin’ ain’t right. Her investigation heats up with a fierce cook-off competition, a euchre game where the intel is sweeter than the brownies, and a decades old family recipe that may just be the proof in the pudding.
The icing on the cake: Kenni is fighting an attraction to her recently sworn-in deputy sheriff, and election season is hot on her tail. When the killer comes after who she holds most dear, even her poppa’s ghostly guidance might not be enough to keep her and her own out of the frying pan.
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About the Author

For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been self-publishing her numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plotlines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans. Be sure to check out Tonya’s website for upcoming events and news and to sign up for her newsletter! Tonyakappes.com

Kenni Lowry Mystery Series
Also by Tonya Kappes
Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery Series
Magical Cures Mystery Series
Grandberry Falls Series
A Laurel London Mystery Series
A Divorced Diva Beading Mystery Series
Bluegrass Romance Series
Women’s Fiction
Young Adult
A Ghostly Southern Mystery Series
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 Purchase Links
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My Review
This book was a great cozy mystery that was set in a small town. This is the second book in in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. With her dog Duke by her side and her newly sworn deputy she has to solve another murder mystery in the small town of Cottonwood, KY where every one knows everyone else. I loved following this book along as the story unfolded. I loved all the Southern Sayings. I recently moved to the south so I found this humorous.  

Tour Participants
April 4 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
April 4 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY
April 5 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
April 5 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 6 – fundinmental – REVIEW
April 6 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
April 7 – Reading Is My SuperPower– REVIEW
April 7 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW. GIVEAWAY
April 8 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 8 – The Editing Pen – INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 9 – Jemima Pett, Author – REVIEW, INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 10 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy,Too! – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
April 11 – Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! – REVIEW
April 11 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 12 – Because I said So, and other adventures in parenting – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 12 – Author Annette Drake’s blog – INTERVIEW
April 13 – fuonlyknew – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 13 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 14 – Blogger Nicole Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 14 – Community Bookstop –  REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
April 15 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW
April 15 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
April 16 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 17 – Becky’s Bookcase – REVIEW
April 17 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Book Review: Finding Hope in Savannah by: Melissa Wardwell

Book Review: Finding Hope in Savannah by: Melissa Wardwell



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About the Book


Author: 
Melissa WardwellBook:
 Finding Hope in Savannah
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2016
Elizabeth “Liz” Thompson liked her quiet, predictable life with her son.When she witnesses something horrifying and dangerous, they are forced into hiding. She seeks refuge in the small community of Isle of Hope, Georgia only to find that her life and her heart are still hanging in the balance.
Officer Jake Andrews, dedicated his life to protect and serve the people of Savannah. In the back of his mind always wondering “what if?”. The arrival of a young woman from his past forces him to face a long-buried secret, that will change how he sees his future.
As danger comes to Georgia, Liz & Jake must learn to trust God and each other, to see their way out of the situation.

About the Author


Melissa resides in a small mid-Michigan farm community with her husband and three children, all of whom they home school. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, taking photos, and motorcycle rides with her husband. Her hope is that each story touches your heart, gives you hope, or just gives you a moment away from the chaos of life

Guest Post from Melissa Wardwell

Finding myself though “Finding Hope in Savannah”
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Writing this book opened my eyes to quite a few things about myself. It opened a door to a need to discover new places and try new things. To step outside of my shell and not be afraid to discover what I am capable of as a wife, mother, and a Christian Woman. In one scene, I have “Liz” talking about how she wishes she could be brave enough to face things without being so fearful of the outcome. I was reminded that when we are moving in Christ’s will for our lives, there is nothing to fear. (Insert image of Woman on top of the fountain)
When I came up with the idea for “Finding Hope in Savannah” I wanted a location that was unlike any place I have ever been. All my other books take place in my area. So, I set out to find images of some place warm and southern. I came across images of this little community on the outskirts of Savannah Georgia called Isle of Hope. I loved the looks of this little haven so much, I made it the location of this book.
Vaca 2015 (190)2Writing the descriptions on the location was a bit of a stretch of my imagination. I hadn’t seen it, smelled it, or touched it in any way. The writing of this book just so happened to be the same year as when our family would be driving to Florida for a family vacation. After expressing my frustration in not getting the feel of the place right, my darling husband suggested leaving a bit earlier and spending some time in Savannah on the way down. I am so glad we did and I discovered for myself why it is considered the most beautiful city in the United States.
This book isn’t just a love story or a story about a woman in hiding, but about a single mother of a tween boy who is trying her best to find her way in this world. Having two teen boys of my own I know how fun, as well as gross, boys can be but to get the right mind set for “Liz” I had to do some homework. It took watching and talking to my friends who are single mothers, hear their concerns about life and managing their time. I admire those who have to play both roles every day and still have a smile on their faces. With my husband’s job, I am on my own with the kids part of the time, but it is only part time. I couldn’t imagine raising my three all by myself. My hats off to all the single mommies of the world.

MY REVIEW
First and foremost I love Melissa Wardwell's writing. Her characters are so well written and the story is weaved together seamlessly. This was no different. This book is such a sweet romance mixed in with suspense. Once you start reading be prepared to try and finish it in one sitting. This book kept my attention from the first chapter and I was sad when it was over. 
I highly recommend this book

I received and advance copy of the book in exchange for my opinion. All opinions are my own. 

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Blog Stops

April 8: Karen Sue Hadley
April 11: A Greater Yes
April 12: Bigreadersite
April 14: Carpe Diem
April 15: my site/autism mom
April 16: Quiet Quilter


To celebrate her tour, Melissa is giving away one print copy of “Finding Hope in Savannah” as well as a $10 Amazon gift card!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!!!
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