Monday, March 21, 2016

Once More, With Feeling... Giveaway!


By: Rose 'Nana' Freemont
Title: The Grim Steeper
Series: Teapot Collector Mysteries
Author: Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton)

I love my town, Gracious Grove; my beautiful Birman kitty Pearl; my tearoom, Auntie Rose's Victorian Tea House; and I can't imagine life without my best friend, Laverne Hodge. I have a good life, full of love and purpose.

Above it all, though, my grandchildren are the light of my life. My lovely, smart, perfect gem of a granddaughter, Sophie, has come back to live here, in Gracious Grove, and help me with the tearoom. I'm getting on, and some days it's a huge effort to do everything I need to do. Her coming back has made me realize how much of an effort it was, and what a relief her decision is.

But I've got two other grandkids... grandsons, Andrew and Samuel; handsome, successful, smart, and, I hope, happy. They used to visit a couple of times a year when they were kids, mostly because their mother - my daughter - made them. But there wasn't much for rambunctious boys to do in a tearoom. So I guess I understand why I don't see them very often anymore.

I'm considering a change, of sorts. Sophie and Laverne are more than capable of taking care of the tearoom, and Laverne's lovely niece, Cindy, can step in to help when needed. I'm thinking I need a journey to reacquaint myself with those two boys now that they're all grown up. I know they're busy with their own lives, and there is distance between us, but as the elder, I think maybe it's up to me to bridge it.

So I'm going to make a journey of rediscovery. I'm going to foist myself off on those two boys, two weeks each, and get to know them, what makes them tick, what makes them happy, so I won't have any regrets. It'll be awkward at first, and they may not know what to do with me, but I don't need to see their city, or do touristy things... I just want to talk to them, tell them all about their grandpa, who they never knew, and their uncle, my brother who disappeared. And I want them to know me.

What about you, out there? Is there anyone you need to reconnect with? Do you think maybe you need to force it sometimes, be a little uncomfortable, knowing in the end it will be worth it? That's what I'm going to do. Wish me luck!

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GIVEAWAY alert!



Comment here to enter to win a signed copy of The Grim Steeper, a bookmark, the LAST limited edition Grim Steeper book tote, and a packet of Auntie Rose's Tea-rrific Tea Blend! 
So...
1 - Comment here.
2 - Canadian and US addresses welcome.
3 - Leave your email address in some format, (yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com) and your first name, please!
4 - Comment by midnight, March 24th!





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About The Grim Steeper:
The national bestselling author of Shadow of a Spout invites readers back to the Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove for more tea and murder...

Mid-October in the charming Finger Lakes town of Gracious Grove means it’s time for the annual Fall Fling Townwide Tea Party. The highlight of the festivities is a roaming tea-tasting, which includes a stop at Auntie Rose’s Victorian Tea House. Sophie Taylor would like to share her enjoyment of the event with her sort-of boyfriend, English teacher Jason Murphy, but Jason’s dean has accused him of falsifying grades to help an athlete at the local college. Steamed and stressed, Jason shows up the night of the party with bags under his eyes.

But the dean shows up under Sophie’s Japanese Maple later that night, murdered, and now Jason is suspected of far worse than fudging grade reports. It’s up to Sophie, her Nana, and their friends the Silver Spouts to pore over the clues to find out who really decided to teach the dean a lesson.

Social Media Links:
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Amanda Cooper/Victoria Hamilton Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorVictoriaHamilton
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MysteryVictoria - or - @MysteryVictoria


134 comments:

  1. The Grime Steeper sounds like a great read. Thank you for the chance to win.
    myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com
    Thank you,
    Jeanetta

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  2. I love the title, looks like a fun read. Thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  3. I am very passionate about all things tea, and to have 'tea' in my cozy books...priceless! I am a fan of Amanda/Victoria, and this giveaway opportunity is fun. Thanks.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  4. I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win
    Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win. Looking forward to adding a new author to my list

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  6. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  7. Love tea mysteries. Reconnecting is good. I recently reconnected with my two cousins, who were more like my siblings when we were all younger.

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  8. The Grime Steeper sounds like a great read. Thank you for the chance to win this great prize!
    Peggy peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  9. I really enjoy this series!, thanks for the chance to win!! annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  10. Hope to win
    rachaelabrams317@gmail.com

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  11. Tea Cozies are wonderful. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway which I would enjoy greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Nana talked of reconnecting. Wish I could do that with my half sister. She is bitter and resentful. Doesn't feel I did enough to protect her from my Mom, whose meaner than a snake. But the past is yesterday. One needs to let it go. Poor Jason. Would like very much to see how Sophie digs up the truth and finds the real killer. And would love to read Grim Steeper. A tote to carry it in while on the bus. And to sip a cup of tea while reading by the window. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to do so. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  13. The Grim Steeper sounds delightful and tea mysteries are my favorite. Love tea and reading. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Great prizes and a great book! Thanks for the chance to win. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  15. Excellent giveaway! I love Victoria Hamilton/Amanda Cooper series. They are such fun reads! stardustindy at yahoo dot com Kelly

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  16. Love the title - The Grim Steeper. Tea and reading go together. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to enter this contest. Paula at pgenest57@aol.com

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  17. I like the title of the book-it sounds like a fun read. I also am a tea drinker so would really enjoy this prize.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Sounds good - looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the opportunity. Sexydva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Love the tote plus love to try new teas. Thanks for the chance
    To win.
    Carol Smith. penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I'd love to start reading this series! It sounds like one I would really enjoy! Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  21. So looking forward to this one! And thank you for promising to continue your series for us, yours are my very favorites!

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  22. I need to reconnect with my college roommate. I heard her hometown recently flooded and I want to know if any of her relatives still live there.
    I would live to win the giveaway.
    agavigan@cox.net
    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Annette

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  23. Yes, love my 6 grandkids, reading cozy mystery, and tea!

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  24. I want to reconnect with some of my old grade school friends. I moved when I was 11 so I didn't go to high school with them. I see they are having their 50th reunion and I think I'll see if I can get invited.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  25. Love the title & the cover picture thank you for chance to get to read! Blackroze37@ yahoo.com

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  26. I would love to read this book. I was at a conference in the Bahamas about 10 years ago with my mother and our best friends. We were sitting at the opening dinner and I felt a tap on my shoulder. Low and behold, it was my freshman college roommate that I hadn't seen since the late 60's. We laughed and cried, but we have not lost touch since.
    davisel1830@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win. Emilie-Louise

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  27. I love the cozy mysteries. I know this one will be as good. They are wonderful books to read. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win one. slpetera@yahoo.com

    Sharon

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  28. I love this series!

    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I love all your series, Victoria! In fact, my husband is a librarian and I make sure he always orders your new books as they come out. I have him do that for a lot of cozy/ mystery authors. Keep up the good work. Get a lot of relaxation out of reading your books.
    patti.s@comcast.net

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  30. I love this series! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  31. Wonderful series. Love the title of this next book.

    Bettyjo.english@gmail.Com

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  32. Wonderful series. Love the title of this next book.

    Bettyjo.english@gmail.Com

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  33. Victoria Hamilton has a great series here. I love the setting and the characters. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  34. I love this series!
    Joannlowehunter@aol.com

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  35. I have cousins who I want to reconnect with, it seems the only time I see them is at Wedding & Funerals, so this Summer I'm going to invite them over for a barbeque & just a fun time to reconnect. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  36. I am a great lover of tea. I was excited when your series began and can't wait for the next book. Keep on writing.mbquilts4@aol.com

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  37. I love this series and I love tea , so this would be fantastic to win ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  38. Love this series!!! Can't wait to get my hands on this book.

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  39. I love to drink tea and try out all new tea! I am excited about your new book, "The Grim Steeper". Awesome giveaway! Thank you very much!my email is vboudreau57@gmail.com.Veronique

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  40. Thanks for the update on the Vintage Kitchen mysteries, LOVE them. This series looks great too, thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. I would love to win your knew book and items! Thank You for the chance! Email: ljstamps828@gmail.com Loretta

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  42. Great giveaway, and the tea series sounds interesting. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  43. I have really enjoyed this series, especially since tea is drink of choice! Thank you for the giveaway. I am so glad that you are determined to keep writing more books in your series. I really enjoy your Merry Muffin books and I have your Vintage Kitchen series on my TBR list. doward1952@yahoo.com Doward

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  44. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Jlsbookclub (at) nc (dot) rr (dot) com.

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  45. Love andthing TEA!!!!!!! Tea and a MYSTERY?????? WINNER!!!!!!! Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  46. Love andthing TEA!!!!!!! Tea and a MYSTERY?????? WINNER!!!!!!! Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  47. Haven't read this series but I like The Merry Muffin series.
    Thanks,
    Mary
    mtl166@verizon.net

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  48. Sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. I've become addicted to visiting Auntie Rose's Tea House (as well as VH's other locations)! I also LOVE the recipes from Laverne & Sophie.

    alwzdreamn@hotmail.com

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  50. Love tea and cozies. Thanks for he chance to win a copy. frybbe (@) gmail.com

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  51. The Grim Steeper is on my wish list ~ What a wonderful giveaway -- thanks so much! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  52. No, there's no one I need to reconnect with. My mother had me sent email updates to my brothers for years and they never responded so I just stopped. She wanted me to do it so THEY felt connected.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  53. I am really looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  54. I'd like to reconnect with a friend from college. Love this series and hot/iced tea.. Thanks for the chance to win.. salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  55. I love this series, have been waiting for this one. Thanks for the chance. dr(dot)oldsmobile(at)icloud(dot)com

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  56. Looks like a great book! Can't wait! Thank you. Joan. jsomers421@gmail.com

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  57. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  58. I LOVE anything to do with teapots so this book sounds fantastic and I'd love to win this great prize package. Thanks, Sharon. irish9795@hotmail.com

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  59. I adore this series. Seascapelife at gmail dot com . Oh how I would love to win !

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  60. Fun titles. Great reading! Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  61. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway.
    babemomara at att dot net

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  62. As a tea cup and tea pot collector I really enjoy this series. I would love to win the tote! Cindy Hanssen csclark75@aol.com

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  63. So exciting!!!! Thank you so much. Erin nelson_ee at yahoo dot com

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  64. So exciting!!!! Thank you so much. Erin nelson_ee at yahoo dot com

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  65. Sounds like a great book! Love anything to do with tea! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com
    Barbara

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  66. This sounds awesome! I love the name and my daughter and I often sit and talk over a cup of tea, how sweet this would be! Thank you! dozierholly@yahoo.com
    Holly

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  67. I have yet to read this series...I have some catching up to do! Thank you for the chance to win!
    Sandy
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  68. I love this series!!
    Laura, lccats6@gmail.com

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  69. I love old teapots , 2 cup ones just for me. In my small town we have a Tea Shop and if you are in luck you can sit at a table that's a cup and saucer. Would like to add this book to the others in the series. RUTH NIXON ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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    1. To Ruth Nixon , that teashop with cup and saucer table sounds great to visit. Could you send name of town? Deb Wroblewski em jsister98@gmail.com If it is in midstates, my friend might add it y o ok ne of her bus tours.

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    2. Linde Tea shop in Dixon California 95620

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  70. I love tea and cozy mysteries. The book cover and name is wonderful. That tote bag would be great for train rides and bus tours. I would love to reconnect with some cousins I haven't seen in ages. But some people cut off contact because they are uppity and won't talk to people less fortunate. Deb Wroblewski jsister98@gmail.com

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  71. Our first grandchild, a girl, arrives this summer!
    Tea goes with everything, doesn't it?
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  73. I love the titles of the book and the giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.
    debrapuksar@ymail.com

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  74. Can't wait to read this, even if I don't win! Lynette lynettetrotta@gmail.com

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  75. I enjoy books about things that I enjoy at my age, the golden years , such as tearooms, grandchildren, mysteries and good books!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

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  76. I enjoy books about things that I enjoy at my age, the golden years , such as tearooms, grandchildren, mysteries and good books!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43 at yahoo dot com

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  77. What a lovely contest and thank you for the opportunity to enter. One can never have too many tote bags or books on tea!

    Mare - mary-fairchild@sbcglobal.net

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  78. I am older so I am thrilled that there will be another older main cahracter to a cozy series. Of course I love tea too, and cats (I realize that is not part of the prize) and tote bags.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    CarolNWomg(at)aol(dot)com

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  79. I am so excited to have this opportunity of a signed copy of your book and the wonderful tote bag! Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Janet - j.marshall730@yahoo.com

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  80. Thanks Amanda for writing another part of your Teapot Collector series. I have enjoyed reading every word of these cozy mysteries. Maureen in

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  81. Gosh, I hope I'm not too late. This is perfect for me. I have my sweet Grandmother's teapot and tea cup collections and I adore mysteries. Thanks...pam pamlloyd@comcast.net

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  82. Sounds like a great read. Becky brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  83. I find reunions a difficult place to reconnect, I really have to force myself to go sometimes, but have enjoyed them overall. I suppose the more I attend, the easier it will get. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. This is a great series,I would really enjoy reading "Grim Steeper ". Really like the cover, especially the cat! Great giveaway, like that there is a pack of tea.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. Looks like a wonderful read! Thanks for the nice giveaway!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  86. Oooh a new series for me :) celticwolf43@yahoo.com Thanks! Sue

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  87. Oooh a new series for me :) celticwolf43@yahoo.com Thanks! Sue

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  88. This sounds like a great book! I love teapots and my most treasured one belonged to my great grandmother. Wonderful giveaway! chamiberry(at)gmail(dot)com. Thank you. Cindy

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  89. I love cozy mysteries and would love to win this!
    lindaherold999@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance, Linda

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  90. I love this series. Thanks

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  91. I sure do hope your series will continue for a long time. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize pack. kayt18(at)comcast(dot)net

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  92. I love this series and I got my Grandma hooked on it too. utaker555@gmail.com Thanks for the chance to win, Brittany

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  93. The new adventures that are coming Grandma's way while she's visiting the grandsons will be fun! lnchudej@yahoo.com
    Linda

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  94. Enjoyed the first in the teapot collectors series. Looking forward to reading the latest. Thanks for the great giveaway. Would love to win!

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      Linda

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  95. Wishing you luck! I tend to avoid at all costs reconnecting with people I haven't seen for years.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  96. I love this series and I'm looking forward to this addition. Joanne K ~ servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  97. I love cozies and tea is my drink of choice. I'd love to win this giveaway.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  98. This sounds like a great, I can't wait to read it! Thank-you for the giveaway. kittygirl15401 (@) yahoo (.) com

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  99. This book looks so good. I love the book tote.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  100. Such a great title, I am looking forward to seeing it and hope all of your series continue. dbibb (at) homemail (.) com.

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  101. Leslie:
    I've enjoyed your other mysteries and look forward to more. Thank you for the giveaway.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  102. I reconnected with an old childhood friend a handful of years ago and then after a couple years the rekindled friendship went neglected. She emailed me again just recently and I owe her a reply. It was fun to reconnect that first go around and I look forward to catching up with her again. Thanks for the chance to win!
    kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  103. I'm looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  104. The Grim Steeper sounds really great. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway. choirlady27(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  106. Reconnecting can be wonderful...and scary! Hoping to see cousins I haven't seen in 50 years!
    Just finished a cup of chai, and now I can look forward to reading a mystery that features teapots!
    Laura
    Laura5552 (at) gmail

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  107. i read the first in this series and LOVED it! this giveaway is
    "Teariffic"!! thanks!
    woofmew@aol.com
    Malka

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  108. I love all things TEA and mystery!! Would like to add this one to my bookcase... Thank you!
    Vanessa(dot)Bisard (at)gmail(dot)com
    Vanessa

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  109. The Cover is fantastic and the book sounds wonderful...I had been hoping for a book for my birthday in a week or two. Maybe this is it...great contest..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  110. this looks great ilove these thank you

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  111. How wonderful! cheers@marjimManor.com

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  112. Love a good mystery. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  113. love love love tea. thanks for the chance to win! charlene amandasmother@aol.com

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  114. I love cozy mysteries just finished one they are so good and love trying to solve before the end. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway ptclayton2@aol.com

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  115. This sounds like another great series so happy to have a chance to win a signed copy. Thanks smm3@bex.net

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  116. I so enjoy cozies and this one sounds great.Right now I'm pretty connected to those I love. Facebook helps some. I must say that I really enjoy the chats your characters have. They really make me want to read your books more.

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  117. Oh, I can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy! jan_healthandhealing@yahoo.com

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  118. So excited about the new book!
    kimberjuarez3@gmail.com

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  119. This book looks wonderful! I turn 50 (!) tomorrow so I would love to win :)
    helenmorse@corcoranunified.com

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  120. The Grim Steeper sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. pennyt at hotmail dot com

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  121. I love finding a new cozy series to read. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will get the chance.Thanks

    nukpapa1@gmail.com

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  122. Sounds like a great read. Thanks capeygirl@gmail.com

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  123. hope to reconnect with cousins at some point. there was a falling out between our parents. thanks for the contest.
    wendy
    wskwared at yahoo dot com

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  124. I enjoy the mysteries as a lovely getaway each day! wendywalter613@hotmail.com

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  125. This sounds awesome.. Needs some new books in my life..thx for the opportunity. Fdenisej38@gmail.com

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  126. I'm still laughing over that fun title and the cover is awesome. I'm such a cozy addict. LOL
    laurathomas61@att.net

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  127. I'd love to win. I have the first book in the series.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I'd love to read this book

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  129. I would enjoy having the totebag & book on a bus tour vacation. Debbie Wroblewski The title is clever. Jsister98@gmail.com

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  130. Thank you all so very much for entering. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so! I have chosen the winner and emailed with the good news. Thank you ALL, and have a good weekend!

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