Saturday, July 26, 2014

Getting to Know You

by Monica Albertson from
Peg Cochran's Cranberry Cove series


You haven’t met me yet, but you will soon.  I’m going to be the star of the Cranberry Cove series which debuts in August 2015.  I ran a small cafĂ© in Chicago for a couple of years, but when a big chain coffee bar moved in across the street, I went out of business.  My stepbrother Jeff needed help on his cranberry farm in Michigan so I packed up my bags and headed to the mitten state.

Cranberries are a lot of work year round—sanding the bogs in the winter, fertilizing in the spring, keeping the weeds down in the summer and finally harvesting in the fall.  Seeing all the cranberries float to the top of the bog after it’s flooded is a beautiful sight—the colors are so rich.  The berries appear red, but if you look closely, you will see all shades from light pink to almost black.

Cranberry Cove is a charming town right on Lake Michigan with a horseshoe-shaped harbor and lovely beach.  Pastel colored shops line Beach Hollow Road—most of them are for the tourists who flood the town in the summer.  The locals hang out at the Cranberry Cove Diner, and I love Book ‘Em, a bookstore devoted to mysteries. 

You wouldn’t think an idyllic town like this would give rise to murder, would you? 

Author’s note:  We are still working on a title for the first book, and I will keep you posted!  The Cranberry Cove series debuts in August of 2015.  Meanwhile, if you enjoy culinary mysteries, I write the Gourmet De-Lite series set in Connecticut, and under my pen name of Meg London, the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series set in Tennessee. My e-book series “The Lucille Series” is available for all platforms and features middle-aged Jersey housewife Lucille Mazzarella.  I am giving away the second book in the series Unholy Matrimony to one lucky winner!  Just leave a comment below to be entered!  And be sure to check back on Sunday to see if you've won! 
 
 

Leave a comment to win!

48 comments:

  1. Love the sound of your newest series.

    rjprazak6@gmail.com
    Becky Prazak

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  2. My mystery book club and I are always looking for new series. We eagerly await the publication of the Cranberry Cove series. dbahn@iw.net

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  3. The new series sounds great! I have been wanting to read the Lucille series. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  4. I love your Gourmet De-Lite and Sweet Nothing series. I'm looking forward to the new series also. I haven't read the Lucille series but will add it to my TBR tower!

    cking78503@aol.com

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  5. Sounds like a great new series! I would love to read more Lucille though!!

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  6. Looks great. Can't wait to read it

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  7. Sorry, I don't know why it says unknown....comment from Margaret
    Kennedy

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  8. Cranberries make my jaw ache, but I would endure the pain to read your book :-)

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  9. This series sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it. I LOVE the Gourmet De-Lite and the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  10. What an amazing sounding series. I have enjoyed your De-lite series and look forward to reading your Cranberry Cover when It becomes available.

    DelAnne
    InspirationalAngel@hotmail.com

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  11. Can't wait to read the new series!!!

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  12. how did I not know of this series?!?!?!?
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  13. Very excited for your new series!

    spigootz9@hotmail.com

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  14. Peg, I've loved all of your books and can't wait to read this one!

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  15. Your series are wonderful and this new one sounds like a winner. Can't wait for it to be released.
    dty66@md.metrocast.net

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  16. Sounds like it'll be an interesting series.

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  17. I love homeemade cranberry sauce with orange peel so I know I would love this book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Sounds real good to me.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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  19. I can look forward to this wonderful book. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love Peg's books so this should be a good series too.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  21. Can't wait to visit Cranberry Cove!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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  22. Cranberry Cove sounds like a town I'd love to live in.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. Sounds like a good new series. I made my own cranberry relish for the first time last year - yum. And a mystery book store - I'm there.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  24. I LOVE your goumet de-lite series!!! I'm looking foward to the cranberry cove series! I'm also ecxited to read your lucille mystery's. Thanks for the chance to win!!! :)
    abbyloveskats@yahoo.com
    abbyloveskats at yahoo dot com

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  25. Looking forward to the new series.
    tiggernelsie@yahoo.com

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  26. I love cranberries and think it would be so neat to see a cranberry bog and harvest (aside from the Ocean Spray commercials!). I look forward to the new series!

    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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  27. I got to experience a wild cranberry bog years ago. Quite amazing and pretty...and cold.
    Your productivity boggles the mind! So many books and all such run reads.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  28. Looking forward to the Cranberry Cove Series - love that area of Michigan

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  29. Your new series sounds great-- too long to wait for it for us impatient readers. I remember visiting a cranberry farm in MA when they were raking in the berries. Strange harvesting and always makes me wonder who ever imagined it. Love books with little stows of touestey shops too. Will definitely be on the look out for it. As for they "prize" book, the tree on the car looks like it's going to involve a Christmas as much as marriage. We got married in late November. Great time for honeymoon--without a murder though!! Ronnalord(at)msn (dot) com

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  30. Interesting cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  31. I love finding out about new locations and professions in the cozy mysteries I read. This looks like one that will be very interesting!

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  32. Sounds like a great series! I grew up in Michigan and love the towns in the UP.
    Sandra M
    sa7mrt@aol.com

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  33. New series sounds good , I will be checking it out!

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  34. Can't wait to check this out.
    Debby236@gmail.com

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  35. Sounds interesting!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  36. I'll be sure to check this out next year. Thanks for the quick glimpse.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  37. I cant wait to read it!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  38. Cranberry Cove sounds like a delightful little town. I'll be anxious to "visit" it when they book comes out.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  39. Hooray for a new series! Sounds like a great one!
    kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  40. I'm still amazed at authors who can write several different series. But, I do thank you, because it gives me, a reader (only), so many good stories to enjoy.
    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  41. Congratulations on the new series!

    Karen94066 at aol dot com

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  42. I like series and this sounds like a good one.

    rbauldree2001@yahoo.com

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  43. This new series sounds great! I do love small books set in small towns. Though, this defiantly has shown me that I would never want to have a cranberry farm! :) I do look forward to it's publication and release. lilacmyst1@aol.com

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  44. Looking forward to Cranberry Cove. Michigan cranberries used to be a well kept secret.

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  45. This series sounds intriguing. Something new to look forward to. Servedogmom@yahoo.com

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