Hey there sweet peeps! I'm so excited to kick off the month with a super special and fun giveaway!!!
A couple months ago I was contacted by Laura Childs - she writes mysteries and is a New York Times bestselling author - inquiring if I'd be interested in reading an upcoming novel to be released this week!! and writing a review. I love to read so I was intrigued but she really roped me in when she said the novel she'd like me to read was also related to scrapbooking!!
The following blurb is my review. I was sent a complimentary copy of the book - my review is completely based upon my own personal opinion of the book.
I began reading Postcards From the Dead with a bit of apprehension, mysteries have never been my first choice in genres so I was nervous about how official giving a review sounded, but anything with scrappy tips included had to be good. I dove in.
The book takes place in New Orleans right in the midst of Mardi Gras and lemme tell you, Laura Childs paints a great picture for her readers! I felt as though I was there. Carmela is the main character and she is a scrappy shop owner - cool. In her attempts to get some extra publicity for her shop she finds herself amidst a murder scene. As the book unfolded I traveled along with Carmela throughout her day to day in the shop, preparations for Mardi Gras, and some murder investigation. Numerous times I thought I had it all figured out but in the end my socks were blown right off! Wow. My friends I can say I told all in my family I was now a fan of not only Laura Childs but mysteries?! How could I have not realized what a fun genre it could be to read? If you love to read - mysteries or not - you will enjoy this book. Its well written and left me wanting to read another.
Throughout the book there are scrappy tips and project ideas (really fun ones) - I believe Carmela's shop would be delightful to visit. -I was inspired to create this postcard in honor of my review - not that the book takes place anytime around Halloween - but spooky all the same and people do dress up for Mardi Gras, right? ;)
What fun I had doing this and now it gets even better..... I get to give away one copy of this book to one of my blog readers - Yay!! Here's what you need to do to win:
- Leave me a comment sharing what types of books you like to read or a good book you've just read.
- Please share this giveaway at (at least) one other spot.
I will announce the winner on Monday and then will request mailing info to forward to the author - she will be sending the copy out - Eeek! so fun to receive a book from the author - am I geek or what??! I don't care - it was cool. :)
That's it. I can't wait to read your responses but in the meantime I get to dive in to my next Laura Child's book - oh yes Stake and Eggs here I come!!! I'll have a new review for you all in a few weeks as well as another giveaway to share!