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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Lawson’s Bluff Author: Jeff Barganier On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book:  Lawson’s Bluff

Author: Jeff Barganier

Genre: Contemporary action and adventure, contemporary romance

Release date: March 13, 20201

Terrorists attempt a multi-million-dollar art heist while America’s media distracts the world with stories of Alabama hunters slaughtering hogs with dogs and knives. As fearless Jack Lawson is about to catch his thousandth boar, journalist Carla Frederick arrives to cover the hunt for the LA World News. Shocked by the uncivilized Alabamians with their bulldogs and razor-sharp knives, Frederick writes a grotesque, biased story about Jack that goes viral. Belatedly, she discovers the deeper story—deeper and darker than she could have ever known. Barganier has written an unlikely love story wrapped in twisting suspense.


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About the Author

A former securities broker turned writer/designer, Barganier travels far and wide upon the slightest excuse for something interesting to write about. He’s published four books and his articles on a wide variety of subjects have appeared in newspapers, magazines and on blogs. He’s travel editor for BOOM! Magazine.


More from Jeff

I didn’t “come up” with the idea for Lawson’s Bluff. The idea found me after I published a piece about a hunter in Georgia who hunts wild boars with dogs and a knife. Like character Jack Lawson, he never carries a gun, preferring, instead, to tackle the hog and slay it the old-fashioned way. So, as with previous novels, I didn’t write this one either. The story wrote me. I had no clue where the story was going until informed … by the story. This approach is what makes life interesting, I think. And what makes novels interesting, too—twisting action and romance in unpredictable settings.

My Thoughts

Lawson’s Bluff is a contemporary action and romance that is written by Jeff Barganier. This is the first book that I have read by this author.  This was an interesting read and when I started reading I was not sure if I was going to be able to read the whole book. I am glad that I was able to finish it. This book is a quick easy read at 216 pages and the writing style flows nicely. 

This book covers political events and hunting pigs. The author is clever with the way he writes his story comparing hunting pigs to current events. The book is packed with action, switches back and forth between different places and periods, and moves at a nice pace. I was able to follow along. Jack is well known in Alabama. He hunts and the media is covering him. The reporter assigned to cover his hog hunting is not thrilled with having to watch. 

I enjoyed the suspense and action throughout the book. I like books that make me think outside the box. There is some romance sprinkled in. Well written and interesting. I look forward to more from this author. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, all thoughts are my own 

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Tell Tale Book Reviews, August 18 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, August 18

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 19

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 20

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A Modern Day Fairy Tale, August 22

Mary Hake, August 22

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, August 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 24

Blogging With Carol, August 25

Pause for Tales, August 26


To celebrate his tour, Jeff is giving away the grand prize package of a $100 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Connie, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Sounds like a must read.

  2. Awesome review! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds like a really great read.