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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway: Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver - on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours

Murder at the Courthouse JustRead Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: Murder at the Courthouse
Series: Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery #1
Author: Meghan Carver
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: October 28, 2019Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver
The first book in the Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery Series!
“Fiction is a waste of time.”
The heated comment made by a church library ministry team member shocks MacKenzie Baker, but it quickly becomes the least of her worries.
MacKenzie Baker is an impetuous, eavesdropping small-town librarian who lives in the apartment above the parsonage garage and refuses to be defined as the pastor’s single sister. She thought she was happy for years re-shelving books and helping patrons find their next great read, but as she turns forty, she suddenly struggles to figure out what more to do with her life. Solving murders in her small town of Grace Pointe wasn’t a part of her plan...until she and her brother find a local judge who had come to Pastor Baker for counseling murdered in his chambers, hit over the head with a massive volume of the Indiana Code.
Now, to clear the name of a family friend, she begins to work with the handsome criminal justice professor Ian Canter. Even though the detective with the chocolate brown eyes tells her to stick with making casseroles for the church pitch-in, she soon discovers the Judge’s scheming wife, his rebellious teen daughter, a network of lawyers in Grace Point who were disgruntled with the Judge, and even secrets that lurk among the library ministry team. But with the help of her new kitten Mr. Darcy, her best friend Callie, and her always-pastoring brother, MacKenzie debates the pros and cons of attending law school mid-life while she searches out a killer.
Welcome to Grace Pointe… where most of the people are friendly, the church is to die for, and the sleuthing is as strong as the coffee.
PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon

Meghan Carver
By sixth grade, Meghan Carver knew she wanted to write. After earning a degree in English from Millikin University, she detoured to law school, earning a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. She then worked in immigration law and taught Comp 101 at the local college. Now, she homeschools her six children with her college professor husband, writing her stories of cozy mystery and romantic suspense in the nooks and crannies of her time. Her debut novel hit the Publisher's Weekly Bestseller list. When she isn't writing, homeschooling, or planning the family's next travel adventure, she is active in her church, sews for her kidlets, and reads.
CONNECT WITH MEGHAN: Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram

I am a huge fan of Meghan Carver. She always writes amazing stories. I was excited to read this book. I am a huge fan of suspense and cozy mysteries. This is a good clean cozy mystery that you will enjoy. The author has done a great job in creating her characters. I look forward to the next book in the series so that I can see them be developed further. The main character, MacKenzie is a great sleuth. She has always had nosy tendencies (Maybe that is why I love mysteries so much...) MacKenzie's best friend, Callie is a great compliment to MacKenzie. This is a Christian Cozy Mystery. Violence is downplayed. The author keeps true to her faith while she writes. The storyline is entertaining and flows nicely. The author has done a great job in her descriptions. You will be able to close your eyes and imagine you are in Grace Pointe.

Thank you to JustRead tours and the author for the opportunity to read this book. All thoughts are my own.
(1) winner will receive a Cozy Mystery Prize Pack including a “I’d rather be reading a cozy mystery” tee-shirt – size and color to be determined by winner, a signed paperback of Murder at the Courthouse, and $10 Amazon gift card!
(Tee Sizes: small – xxx-large, colors: white, red, gray, pink, or green)
Murder at the Courthouse JustRead Giveaway
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 14, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 21, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
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