Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Murder at Madison Square Garden by Linda Shenton Matchett

About the Book

Book:  Murder at Madison Square Garden

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Historical Mystery

Release date: July 15, 2020

The dream of a lifetime becomes a nightmare.

Photojournalist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer’s career has hit the skids thanks to rumors of plagiarism. With any luck, a photo spread with Charles Lindbergh at the America First Rally will salvage her reputation. After an attempted assassination of Lindbergh leaves another man dead, Teddy is left holding the gun. Literally. Can she prove her innocence before the police lock her up for a murder she didn’t commit?

Private Investigator Ric Bogart wants nothing to do with women after his wife cleaned out their bank account and left him for another man, but he can’t ignore the feeling he’s supposed to help the scrappy, female reporter who is arrested for murder at the America First rally. Can he believe her claims of innocence and find the real killer without letting Teddy steal his heart?
 
Click here to get your copy. 

About the Author

Bestselling author of over twenty books, Linda Shenton Matchett writes about ordinary people who did extraordinary things in days gone by. A volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII, Linda is currently working with the curator to create her first exhibit, Shaped by Conflict that will be on display from May 1 to June 15, 2021. She is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and was born a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry. Linda has lived in historical places all her life and is now located in central New Hampshire where her favorite activities include exploring historic sites and immersing herself in the imaginary worlds created by other authors. 

More from Linda

Dear readers:

I grew up in New Jersey and often went into New York City for school field trips and family visits. One of my favorite places to go was Madison Square Garden. I have lots of happy memories, so I wondered if I could possibly set a book there. I spent a lovely afternoon digging into the building’s past and learning about the important, historic events that took place there. When I discovered that aviator Charles Lindbergh spoke at the Garden about the controversial topic of U.S. isolationism prior to America’s entry into WWII, I knew I had the beginning of a story.

My protagonist came about during one of my shifts as a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII. While talking to one of our guests about our wartime print and broadcast journalism display, the conversation turned to the role that women played. Therese Bonney was a one of the photojournalists highlighted in the exhibit. As I studied her picture, I was struck by her determination in the set of her jaw and look in her eyes. My protagonist Theodora “Teddy” Schafer was born.

I enjoyed my trip down Memory Lane at the Garden during my research and had fun subjecting Teddy to uncomfortable situations as she tried to prove her innocence. But most of all, I hope her story honors the men and women who served in countless ways during this difficult time in history.

Enjoy Murder at Madison Square Garden.

Linda

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 15

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 16

The Avid Reader, June 16

Daysong Reflections, June 17

Texas Book-aholic, June 18

Vicky Sluiter, June 18

Inklings and notions, June 19

For Him and My Family, June 20

Blossoms and Blessings, June 20

Betti Mace, June 21

deb’s Book Review, June 22

Blogging With Carol, June 22

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 23

Connie’s History Classroom, June 24

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 25 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 25

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 26

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 26

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 28

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Visa Gift Card!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/10d57/murder-at-madison-square-garden-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

Murder at Madison Square Garden is yet another good book by Linda Shenton Matchett. I enjoyed the faith element, history, suspense and mystery. Teddy and Ric made a great team. I wanted to keep reading to see if Teddy would be able to clear her name. I did not find the story to be predictable and had to keep reading to find out what would happen next. There is history, action, adventure, twists and turns that I found compelling.

I am giving Murder at Madison Square Garden four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy clean historical suspense. As always, I will be looking for more books by Linda Shenton Matchett in the future. This one is most definitely worth read. I really liked it. 

I received a copy of Murder at Madison Square Garden from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Review: Along a Storied Trail by Ann H Gabhart


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blurb:

Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn't mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her Appalachian mountain community during the Great Depression. Yet she longs to find love like the heroines in her books. When a charming writer comes to town, she thinks she might have found it--or is the perfect man actually closer than she thinks?

Perdita Sweet has called these mountains home for so long she's nearly as rocky as the soil around her small cabin. Long ago she thought she could love, but when the object of her affection up and married someone else, she stopped giving too much of herself away to others.

As is so often the case, it's easier to see what's best for others than to see what's best for oneself, and Perdita knows who Tansy should choose. But why would anyone listen to the romantic advice of an old spinster?

Saddle up for a heartfelt story of love--love of family, love of place, and the love of a lifetime--from bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart.



My Review: 

Ann H Gabhart is among my favorite authors and was excited to have the opportunity to read her newest release, Along a Storied Trail. I was far from being disappointed. It is among my favorites I have read by her to date. It was interesting to be transported back in time to the Appalachian Mountains during the Great Depression. I loved everything about this story: the setting, the characters, and storyline that kept me captivated from start to finish. It was great!

Along a Storied Trail will be getting five plus stars from me. I believe readers who love clean historical romance will no doubt enjoy this one. As always, I will be looking forward to reading more by Ann H Gabhart in the future.

I received a paperback copy of Along a Storied Trail from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Nurse Mommy by Kristyn Boland


 

Join us for this tour from June 14 to July 2, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Nurse Mommy by Kristyn Boland
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 2-10),  38 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherMascot Books
Release date:   June, 2021
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

What does Mommy do when she leaves for work? From giving medicine to using her stethoscope, Nurse Mommy’s job is important because she helps patients get better. But what about her family back home—does Nurse Mommy really have to go to work? Nurse Mommy helps kids understand what the nurse they love is doing when they go to work at night.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~ B&N ~ Mascot Books

 

Meet the Author:

Kristyn Boland lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Tim, her son, Owen, and their dog, Bo. She graduated from East Carolina University College of Nursing in 2014. Kristyn started her career working in Pediatric Intensive Care and later moved to Postpartum Care, where she takes care of moms and their new babies in the hospital. When she returned to work after having her son, she wanted to find a book for her husband to read to her son at bedtime explaining where she was and why she went to work at night. When she couldn’t find one, she decided to write it herself!

connect with the author: website ~ instagram
 
 
 
 
 
Tour Schedule:
 
June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 14 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 14 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 15 - I Read Kid's Books – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 15 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
June 16 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Writer with Wanderlust – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 – @booking.with.janelle – book review
June 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 24 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / giveaway
June 24 - The Adventures of a Travelers Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 25 - Westveil Publishing – book review / guest post / giveaway
June 28 – Reading is My Passion – book review
June 29 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 29 - @twilight_reader – book review
June 30 – Kam's Place – book review
June 30 - Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 1 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 1 - The Phantom Paragrapher – book review
July 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway:

  

NURSE MOMMY by Kristyn Boland Book Tour Giveaway

 


 

My Review: 

Nurse Mommy by Kristyn Boland is a wonderful book to read. It is a great way to give a young child the reason why their mommy (or daddy) has to go to work late at night. It shows the importance of their nursing job and how they are able to help people who need it. The child will be able to understand why their mommy (or daddy) has to work the third shift or overnight instead of being with them. In this story, the daddy explains why the mommy has to go to work instead being home with them. I love how we get to see that nurses are so very important in every community. They are essential to help someone who are ill or need help. 

Nurse Mommy is illustrated by the talented Vanessa Alexandre. Her pictures perfectly follow the story. Little ones will easily continue to be captivated and interested in it while looking at the vibrant and colorful pages. 

I am giving Nurse Mommy a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who are between the ages of three and eight years old. It would make a great addition to the local or school library and even in a little ones’ classroom for story time. I would love to read more like this one by Kristyn Boland in the future. 

I received a hard cover copy of Nurse Mommy from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Review: A Lady in Attendance by Rachel Fordham

 

A Lady in Attendance 

by Rachel Fordham

Blurb: 

Ada, Mi.—Rachel Fordham’s historical novels have received high praise for their warm and engaging story lines filled with romance, adventure, and happy endings. In A Lady in Attendance, Fordham beautifully blends these same great features in a novel about overcoming obstacles in the past to make room for a better future.

After spending the last five years in a New York state reformatory, Hazel is desperate to begin life anew, but she knows that a tarnished name could ruin her chances. She accepts a job as Doctor Gilbert Watts’ lady in attendance but does so under an alias so she can hide her shameful past.

Dr. Watts has come to enjoy the pleasant chatter of his new dental assistant, but he senses her sadness and wonders if there is more to her story than she’s shared with him. As their friendship deepens, Hazel must grapple with her desire to trust him.

Can Dr. Watts and Hazel’s friends help expunge her record? And can Hazel possibly find hope and love along the way?


My Review:

A Lady in Attendance is another good read by Rachel Fordham. It was interesting to be taken back in time to the late nineteenth century New York. I found the story to be inspiring with the life lessons of hope, power of forgiveness and redeeming oneself. I loved watching how Hazel grow throughout the story. She has a lot of bravery and courage. Her interactions with Gilbert were so sweet. I wanted to continue to read on to find out what would happen next. There a few scenes that slowed down a little, but once I got past those, I did not want to put it down. What a wonderful tale.

A Lady in Attendance will be getting four and a half stars from me. I believe readers who love clean historical romance will no doubt enjoy this one. 

I received a paperback copy of A Lady in Attendance from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Blog Tour: Capitol in Crisis by Kathy Roy Johnson

About the Book


Book:  Capitol in Crisis

Author: Kathy Roy Johnson

Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Christian Thriller

Release date: September 2020

Simone Perez, Architect of the Capitol, is stunned when a terrible explosion which rocks the Capitol, totally collapsing the tunnel which connects the House and Senate Chambers and trapping several people. Simone promptly assembles an Interagency Committee to help her assess the damage to the Capitol and develop a strategy to rescue survivors. .  She also assumes responsibility for briefing the press, making her job even more daunting.  As the story unfolds, members of the Committee work together to find survivors and bring them to safety. We meet several true-to-life characters like Fire Chief Earl Bentsen who recognizes that time is of the essence and Rob Tate, a skinny maintenance worker who realizes that he can reach the Café as well as the mechanical room by crawling through an old vent space.  Through several twists and turns, Simone maintains a steady hand, aided by the Speaker of the House, John McIntyre, who finds her very attractive. Although it seems an impossible task, one by one, victims reunite with their families.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

 

Kathy Roy Johnson worked for a U.S. Senator for three years in the mid 1970’s. Thereafter, she worked as a lobbyist for United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. before joining the Federal government as Congressional Liaison. She retired in 2015 and live in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Ed and their beagle/basset hound, Jake.






Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, June 16

The Sacred Line, June 16

lakesidelivingsite, June 17

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 18

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 18

For Him and My Family, June 19

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 20

Blogging With Carol, June 20

Inklings and notions, June 21

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 22

Mary Hake, June 22

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting June 23

Betti Mace, June 23

Older & Smarter?, June 24

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, June 25

Spoken from the Heart, June 25

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, June 26

deb’s Book Review, June 27

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 27 (Author Interview)

Lights in a Dark World, June 28

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 29


My Review: 

Capitol in Crisis is a wonderful debut by Kathy Roy Johnson. I thought it was a pretty good read. It is full of mystery and suspense. I did not find it to be predictable and had to keep reading to find out what would happen next. There is action, adventure, twists and turns that I found compelling. I liked that there was a faith element sprinkled in the story, as well.  It is most definitely worth read. I loved it. 

I am giving Capitol in Crisis four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading clean mystery and suspense. I am hoping Kathy Roy Johnson will be releasing something new in the near future. I am curious as to see what else she comes up with. 

I received a paperback copy of Capitol in Crisis from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Perfect Murder by Kat Martin



Join us for this tour from June 22 to Jul 12, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  The Perfect Murder (a Maximum Security Novel) by Kat Martin
CategoryAdult Fiction (18 yrs +),  344 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
PublisherHQN
Release date:   June 22, 2021
Tour dates: June 22 to July 12, 2021
Content Rating:  R. Some explicit sexual scenes.
 
Book Description:

The eldest of the three wealthy Garrett brothers, Reese Garrett is in the middle of a major purchase for his multimillion-dollar oil and gas company, Garrett Resources. The Poseidon offshore drilling platform venture will greatly enhance the company’s value.

But when Reese is on a trip out to see the rig, his helicopter crashes, leaving him hospitalized and two men dead. It’s discovered the chopper was sabotaged, and Reese is determined to find out who’s behind the crash—and whether he was the intended target. Then, when his lover, Kenzie, is accused of her ex-husband’s murder—a man with a vested interest in the Poseidon deal—clues start pointing to a connection that puts Reese, Kenzie and her young son in the sights of a killer.

From the Texas heat to the Louisiana bayous, Reese and his brothers must track down the truth before the body count gets any higher.

Buy the Book:
Amazon ~B&N ~ Indiebound
kobo ~ Google ~ Apple
 

Meet the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin, a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, currently resides in Missoula, Montana with Western-author husband, L. J. Martin. More than seventeen million copies of Kat’s books are in print, and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Fifteen of her recent novels have taken top-ten spots on the New York Times Bestseller List, and her novel, BEYOND REASON, was recently optioned for a feature film. Kat’s latest novel, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, a Romantic Thriller, was released in paperback December 29th. The final 2 books in her Maximum Security series will be release in June, COME MIDNIGHT, a novella was released on June 1st, and THE PERFECT MURDER, a novel in hardcover on June 22nd.

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Tour Schedule:

June 22 –
Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 - The Phantom Paragrapher - book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 – Brooke Blogs – book spotlight / giveaway
June 23 - I Read What You Write – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 - Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
June 24 - Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
June 25 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
June 25 - Books for Books - book spotlight
June 28 - Nikki’s Bookstagram – book spotlight
June 28 – Lamon Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
June 29 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / giveaway
June 30 – @twilight_reader – book spotlight
June 30 - Buried Under Books  - book spotlight / giveaway
July 1 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / giveaway
July 2 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
July 6 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
July 7 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
July 8 – Laura's Interests – book spotlight / giveaway
July 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
July 12 – Amy's Booket List – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:


THE PERFECT MURDER (a Maximum Security Novel) Book Tour Giveaway


 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Redlined: A Novel of Boston by Richard W Wise


 


Join us for this tour from June 21 to July 2, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Redlined: A Novel of Boston by Richard W. Wise
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +),  (9 Hours 59 Minutes)
Genre: Thriller
Publisher:  Brunswick House Press
Release date:   May 2020
Content Rating:  PG-13 + M. cursing throughout and violence (murder) 


 

Book Description:

The year is 1974. Boston's Jamaica Plain is a neighborhood under siege, a community skating along the razor's edge of decline. The banks have REDLINED Jamaica Plain, causing the housing market to crash, wiping out local homeowner's lifetime investments and opening the neighborhood to blockbusters and slumlords. Now, someone has begun systematically torching those abandoned buildings and the charred body of Sandy Morgan, a dedicated young neighborhood organizer, has been found among the ashes. Why? Who stands to gain?

Community organizer and Marine combat veteran, Jedidiah Flynt and Alex Jordan, his beautiful Harvard educated researcher together with a group of local property owners are determined to stop the redlining and and bring the arsonists responsible for Sandy Morgan's death to justice. Their search will lead them through a labyrinth of corrupt politicians, Asian gangsters and bent churchmen.

Two interwoven plots work their way through the narrative, one is absolutely true, the other never happened, but very well might have.

BUY THE BOOK
Amazon ~ Audible
Apple ~ Indiebound
Add to Goodreads
Add to BookBub
 


 
Meet the Author:

Richard Wise is the author of three books. His latest novel, REDLINED, A NOVEL OF BOSTON, was nominated for the National Book Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award in fiction. His first book: SECRETS OF THE GEM TRADE, THE CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO PRECIOUS GEMSTONES was serialized in two magazines and became a critically acclaimed best seller. 

Wise has enjoyed a diverse career. He is a veteran of the U. S. Coast Guard. After receiving his B.A., teaching and doing graduate work at the University of Rhode Island, he spent most of the decade of the 70s as a professional community organizer, heading organizing projects in Massachusetts and Rhode island. In the late 1970s he left organizing to pursue other interests. He apprenticed as a goldsmith, studied gemology at the Gemological Institute of American and received his Graduate Gemologist diploma in 1985. He founded his retail company R. W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc. in the early 1980s and began traveling internationally, buying gems and writing about them in 1986. In 2012 he retired from business to pursue his writing. He lives with his wife and two cats in Charlottesville, Virginia.


connect with the author: website ~ facebook  ~ bookbub ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

June 21 –
Locks, Hooks and Books – audiobook review / giveaway
June 21 – wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
June 22 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight
June 23 – The Book Review Crew – audiobook review / giveaway
June 24 – Literary Flits - book spotlight / giveaway
June 25 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 28 –Dab of Darkness Audiobook Reviews - audiobook review / giveaway
June 29 – Leels Loves Books – book review
June 30 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 1 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 2 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review / author interview / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway:

 

REDLINED (A Novel of Boston) Book Tour Giveaway

 




My Review: 

Redlined: A novel of Boston is a fabulous read. It is, also, my first introduction of reading a book by 
Richard W. Wise. It definitely will not be the last. This book is one of those thrillers that will keep a reader captivated from start to finish. I enjoyed getting on this roller coaster of twists and turns. The story is full of action, mystery and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down until I was reading the very last page hours later. 

Redlined: A novel of Boston takes readers back in time to the 1974 Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Richard W. Wise’s talent really shines through by telling this story. It is quite compelling to read. I enjoyed the main characters, Jedediah and Alex. They are a great team working together trying to solve as what is going on.  I was not easily able to predict what would happen next. It is so so good. 

I thought Redlined: A novel of Boston was a great read. I am giving it a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy a good suspense filled novel. I would love to read more by Richard W. Wise in the future. I am interested to find out where his imagination will take his readers to. 

I received a copy of Redlined: A novel of Boston from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.