Sunday, July 13, 2014

Shoemaker Bill Warren at Renaissance Faire Village. Huzzah! by Joyce Lavene



Shoemaker Bill Warren
from Bewitching Boots,
Renaissance Faire Mystery #7
By Joyce Lavene














It’s not easy being a shoemaker in these modern times. People don’t appreciate quality like they used to. It’s cheaper to buy a pair of boots or sandals at a store than to have them specially made for you.

I can’t tell you what the difference is between those boots and the kind I make. You have to experience my work to know what I mean.

That’s why I agreed to come to Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace with Jessie Morton and her husband, Chase Manhattan. I was working in Tennessee when they found me at a craft fair. Every day I had to explain to people what made my boots special.

But not anymore.

Now everyone in Renaissance Village understands that part of my secret is elf magic. I put a little in every pair of boots, sandals, and slippers that I make. It all began with my great-great-great grandfather—the one in the story with the elves?



We suspect he married one of those elves and her magic passed down the generations to everyone in our family. It was one of my ancestors that made the glass slippers for Cinderella, and the slippers for the three dancing princesses. Our magic and quality has been around a long time.

People here in Renaissance Village believe in me, and my magic. But it’s caused some trouble for me too. I may have put too much magic into Princess Isabelle’s dancing slippers. I think they caused her to leap off the castle terrace to her death.

Jessie doesn’t believe it. She stands up for me. She's looking for the killer, so I have to find a way to make this up to her. Maybe it wasn’t me that killed the lovely Isabelle. But how can I prove it?


WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK AS PART OF THE KILLER CHARACTERS COZY DAYS OF SUMMER GIVEAWAY!


Comment here and one person will be chosen to win a copy of Bewitching Boots coming August 5th!



Bewitching Boots is the seventh book in the Renaissance Faire Mysteries from Joyce and Jim Lavene. Read an excerpt at www.joyceandjimlavene.com


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122 comments:

  1. Haven't read this series yet but look forward to adding this to my TBR stack.
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  2. I'd like to have a little elf magic in my shoes and slippers!

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  3. I haven't read this series yet.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  4. Love your cover and story blurb.

    DelAnne
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  5. Cute shoes AND some elfin magic....some thing we'd all like on our feet. Haven't read this series yet but will look for it the next time I'm at Barnes & Nobles. dbahn@iw.net

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  6. Joyce and Jim are among my favorite authors. This is a great series and I'd love to add this one to my collection. lisaksbookreview@aol.com

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  7. Really enjoy this series. And this new book sounds great - what woman wouldn't love a good mystery and magical shoes?

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  8. I love the books written by the Lavenes—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Bewitching Boots!

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  9. Going to the Renaissance Faire with our kids was so much fun when they were little. We even did it one year when we vacationed in Cape Cod. The couple that owned the motel were Titles characters at their local event.

    I'm a big fan of the J's writing and would love to win a copy of this book.

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    1. Nora A. - you are the winner of a copy of Bewitching Boots! Huzzah!
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    2. Just stopped by to check the page and am totally thrilled to have one one of your books. The J's are 2 of my favorite authors.

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  10. This book sounds great. I love Renaissance Faires. They are so much fun! :) areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  11. Looking forward to reading this series!

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  12. These boots are made for (more than) walkin'...you have to be old enough to remember Nancy Sinatra (& the song), to get this one. :)

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  13. OMG!! I love this title!! I love the cover!!!!

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  14. I have read two of this series and I loved them. We used to go to a Renaissance Fair in Indiana. It was so much fun seeing the costumes, eating the food, watching all the tournaments.

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  15. I've read the first couple of books in this series

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  16. I've enjoyed this series and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

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  17. I'd love to have a pair of shoes made specially for me!

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  18. This series is wonderful. I would love to have a handmade pair of shoes. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. What an interesting series. An intriguing book. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I love these books because each one lets me meet someone new, fun, and intriguing!

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  21. Sounds like an interesting series. Looking forward to reading.
    Carol Smith
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  22. Can not wait to read this one! A pair of shoes custom made for me would be so cool :) Thank you for the chance at winning a copy of the book!

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  23. It sounds like a good book. If Bill isn't too busy, our daughter has several pairs of shoes that need his help!

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  24. Sounds like a great series! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  25. I cannot wait until this books comes out. I finished Murderous Matrimony on Friday night, and I was so disheartened that there wasn't another readily available to me. Especially since I had just spend the two weeks prior reading from Wicked Weaves to Murderous Matrimony. So, yes, being able to win a copy of the next book would be awesome, but I also just wanted to express my sentiment of how much I really enjoyed reading the series!

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    1. Thank you, Jen! I really appreciate YOU, and other readers like you. Huzzah! Stop by the Facebook launch on August 5th! We'll be giving away more copies on that day.

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  26. Sounds great, I can't wait to read it.

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  27. I love shoes and this cover is great.
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  28. Jim and Joyce have so many fun series that it's hard to keep track of them all. Thanks for all the good reading!
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  29. We have a fun Renaissance Faire here in Maryland. It's such fun to dress up and pretend to be in those times. Great fun reading mysteries at the affaire too!! Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  30. Wow. How interesting...I will look for this in case I am not chosen.

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  31. Would love to add this to my bookshelf! Love their stories!
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  32. This sounds like a great series.

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  33. This is one of my favorite series. Can't wait to read Jesse's latest adventure. Fingers crossed!

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  34. Interesting looking series

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  35. Love this series as well as all the others....just finished Lethal Lily and really enjoyed it!!!!

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  37. Sounds good! Another series to add to my long list...

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  38. Sounds good! Another of your series to catch up with.
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  39. I've always wanted to go to a Renaissance Faire, but never have, probably because they are in the summer and I can't take a lot of heat...Best of luck with the newest release. Sounds like a great read.
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    1. Many Ren Faires happen in the fall and winter too, Karen. Check out the listings at Renaissance Magazine.

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  40. Love, love this series!! Looking forward to the new book! Thanks for the chance.
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  41. I have added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  42. I have enjoyed this series. Glad to see a new one.

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  43. I love this series. I look forward to each new book that comes out.
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  44. Love Bill's connection to Cinderella! Sounds like a great read!
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  45. I love this series. It really captures my imagination. I can't wait for Bewitching Boots!

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  46. Another series to add to my list.

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  47. Sounds like a really interesting series!

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  48. Sounds good. Count me in, please. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  49. Thanks for the give away ! Hoping to hear from you soon.... veroniques5@aol.com

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  50. Oh I have loved this series. I would love to read another book. I don't know if I would want to work there with all the murders though.

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    1. Thanks rhonda! I know what you mean! although if the place existed, I would take my chances! Huzzah!

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  51. oops I forgot rlrlaney at yahoo dot com rhonda

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  52. I enjoy this series. I have a Ren fair dress that I use for Ren fairs and sometimes Halloween. akurATyahooDOTcom

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  53. I will have to try this series out. It seems more interesting to hthan donuts mystery.

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  54. I love this series dearly and if anyone can figure this mystery out, it would be Jesse and her new hubby Chase! I can't wait to read this newest Ren Faire mystery!

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  55. Sorry ~ I forgot my addy ~ londonandlisa@gmail.com

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  56. I'm very excited to have a new Renaissance Faire book. I enjoy the uniqueness in your different series. I don't know how you do it but I'm glad you do.
    Iamshortanote@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  57. Looking forward to this new book.

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  58. Happy that this series is continuing - one of my favs! :)

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  59. I like the sound of Renaissance Fair mysteries and will look out for them.

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  60. Great series - looking forward to the newest book -- Colleen MV

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  61. Thanks for stopping by, Lexie! Huzzah! Stop by the Facebook launch on August 5th! We'll be giving away more copies on that day.

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  62. I love this series!! This couple can really write cozies.

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  63. I can't wait for August to arrive! This is going to be a great addition to the series. Thank you so much!!!!

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