Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Tourists Are Coming & #GIVEAWAY

By Monica Albertson
From Peg Cochran’s Cranberry Cove Series


Tourist season is almost upon us.  I can tell by the different mix of cars going down Beach Hollow Road, the main shopping street in Cranberry Cove.  Mixed in with the pickup trucks and early model American cars are cars with fancy European lineages like BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.

Tourists tend to dress down here—Cranberry Cove is right on Lake Michigan and the perfect place to relax so you’ll find them garbed in shorts and T-shirts like the rest of us only their clothes will have well-known logos on them like Ralph Lauren and probably don’t come from Sears.  And their flip-flops are from Coach and not the corner drugstore and they carry totes by Kate Spade instead of hauling their stuff around in a recyclable grocery bag.

And they’ll be dining at the Cranberry Cove Inn or sipping drinks at the Cranberry Cove Yacht Club when they’re not out on their boat.

We locals don’t mind (and I know I’m being awfully brash calling myself a local when I’ve been here less than a year).  It means money in the town coffers so we deal with the extra traffic, the crowded sidewalks and the noise.


But come November we’ll be breathing a sigh of relief at having Cranberry Cove all to ourselves again.

GIVEAWAY!

I'm celebrating the upcoming release of Berry the Hatchet, #2 in my Cranberry Cove series by giving away a copy to someone who comments below!


80 comments:

  1. I am eager to revisit Cranberry Cove. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  2. Cranberry Cove sounds like a fun place to visit. Thank you for the chance to win.
    myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. Looking forward to reading the new book.
    flash29@sympatico.ca

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  4. I enjoyed the first book in this series and eagerly looking forward to reading the 2nd book. Thanks for the chance to win. dbahn@iw.net

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  5. Beautiful cover. So much to see. I am adding to my list
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. I can't wait to read the second book in this series—Berry the Hatchet!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  7. I own the first book in the series (Berried Secrets) and enjoyed it thoroughly. I'd love to win book two to add to my home library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I loved the first book and am anxiously awaiting to read BERRY THE HATCHET! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kimdavishb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I'm looking foward to reading this.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. First book was terrific so I'm looking forward to Berry the Hatchet.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  11. The tourists are about to take over our town, too---I prefer the quiet of the winter. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  12. I loved the first book and I can't wait to read this one! utaker555@gmail.com

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  13. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Would love to continue the series with this book. Thanks for the giveaway. And why did I suddenly think of Jaws?
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  15. This series is captivating and I would enjoy this new book very much, Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I enjoyed the first book and would like to read this one very much! Thanks!

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  17. Living in south Florida I know all about seasonal visitors.
    So necessary for the economy, but...

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. We get alot of seasonal visitors where I live too. sclickner@juno.com

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  19. I love the first book. Would love to to win the second. Thanks

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  20. Love the cover. Thank you for the giveaway. My in-laws live on Cape Cod and there are certain times we don't visit as the traffic is way too crazy. pgenest57@aol.com

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  21. Would love to read. Great post. Really liked the picture. Cover isn't so bad either. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  22. I just bought the first one. Would love to jump right into the second. Thanks for this giveaway. goweezie@aol.com

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  23. I loved the first. Thank you

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  24. I would love to read Berry the Hatchet (am also looking forward to the Berry the Hatchet seasonal beer that you wrote about -- it comes out on May 1st!) ~ Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Mygnomeshome@gmail.com

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  26. Enjoyed the first one and am eager to read the second.

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  27. Enjoyed the first one and am eager to read the second.

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  28. I fell in love with Berrien Secrets , now I have to read Berry the Hatchet ! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  29. I fell in love with Berrien Secrets , now I have to read Berry the Hatchet ! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  30. I'm exited to read the new book in this series. I have been since I finished the first one. I live in a seasonal small city myself. We are basically the gateway to Zion National Park and the place for Mormons to "party" during spring break. We also get a ton of retirees, either permanent residents or snowbirds who leave during our blistering summer season and outdoorsy types who love to ride their bike, hike or jog in 100 degree temps (crazy, yes!). But crowds on the streets are definitely something we are familiar with and complain about. ;) Most locals try to find short cuts around major thoroughfares.
    rosewelsh44@gmail.com

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  31. I love cranberries, and also the name of your little town! nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com :-)
    p.s. The book cover is beautiful!

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  32. I would absolutely Love to win this book!

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  34. fingers crossed pwtish171@gmail.com

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  35. Ooh! Sign me up! I could always use a great escape plan!! A new book to take me away! :) dena@jamiet.com

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  36. Ooh! Sign me up! I could always use a great escape plan!! A new book to take me away! :) dena@jamiet.com

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  37. love this series and its setting....thanks for the chance johnnabooks@hotmail.com

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  38. Cranberry season sounds like a marvelous vacation opportunity... I'd love to join in the adventure!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  39. I would love to read this book! :) nefret2000@gmail.com

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  40. I almost wanted to Google map Cranberry Cove so I can plan a visit. If only it were that easy! harts@kenyon.com

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  41. I almost wanted to Google map Cranberry Cove so I can plan a visit. If only it were that easy! harts@kenyon.com

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  42. Sounds like a fun read. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  43. The covers are what makes me want to read the book..other than the author !! fess2@aol.com

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  44. would love to read this book love the picture in your post so colorful, what great contest! musecbs@gmail.com

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  45. Would like to read "Berry the Hatchet". I haven't started this series yet and I'm looking forward to reading.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. I would love to read Berry the Hatchet. Thanks for the chance to win!
    grace(dot)koshida(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I would love to revisit Cranberry Cove. Thanks for the chance to win. zukeeper.geo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. Thank you for the chance. This book sounds great. Cranberry Cover sounds like a great place.
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  49. I loved the first book and am excited to read the next. peggysbookshelf1@gmail.com

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  50. Cranberry season means fall and cooler weather and maybe snow and I love it all!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  51. The first books was great. i look forward to reading this one too! sewwild@aol.com

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  52. We're just getting into one of my home area's biggest tourist draws, so I totally get how it feels. I mostly just try to stay away from it all (or at least watch what festivities I can on TV). Maybe this year I can read Berry the Hatchet during this year's partial seclusion? A girl can hope. :) Thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  53. I love the tang of cranberries. Looking forward to catching up on my reading too thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  54. Oh gosh, I am so excited to know there is another book. I want really know where the pictures were taken in your post, so colorful. I sure would love to win this book. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway. Cranberry Cove sounds like a great place to visit. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  56. I love cozies! I'd love to win this! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  57. Love this series and your other books. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  58. Love the cover. I have an old wooden box just like the one on the cover. RUTH NIXON ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win, Peg! I enjoyed Berried Secrets and have been looking forward to the release of Berry the Hatchet. One of the things I really enjoy about reading is learning about and "visiting" new places and learning new industries. This is definitely true of your Cranberry Cove series. The series is off to a great start! kristin409 at comcast.net

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  60. Our area's biggest tourism draw is the Somernite Cruise, the 4th weekend of the month Apr-Oct. Other than that, it's pretty dead (no pun intended). We count rush hour if there are more than 3 cars in 1/2 an hour that go by our house. luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com.

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

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  62. Oooh, would love to win this!! catlaw2@comcast.net

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  63. Haven't read this series yet but look forward to it!!! Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  64. Loved the first book, hope I can win this one, Thanks for the chance.
    babemomara@att.net

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  65. I would love to read this, thanks for the chance!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  66. Your cover is so inviting. I'm sure your second book in this series will be just as great as the first. Thanks for the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  67. Thanks for a chance. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  68. Looks like a good one. We live in a tourist type town too.

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  69. Can't wait to read this. Thanks for the opportunity. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  70. Wow just love the cover and my fingers and toes that is the ones that can cross due to being disabled but they are crossed for this. I would love to read and review for you but it has to be in print. ptclayton2@aol.com (Awarded Top 1% review by Goodreads)

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  71. I would love to read it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  72. Thank you for having the nice giveaway! The book looks like an awesome read and I would love to read it.

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  73. Cranberry Cove is the number one place to be on May 3rd! Loved the first one in the series

    Sue Myers/smyers5100@aol.com

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  74. Thoroughly enjoyed Berried Secrets and learning a bit about harvesting cranberries. I'm looking forward to Monica's next sleuthing adventure!

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  75. Sounds like a great place to visit!

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  76. What a great giveaway. This book is now on my TBR list. Thanks.

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  77. I can't wait to read this next book in the series. The first one was terrific. Thank you! rencw @verizon.net

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