Thursday, July 21, 2016

May you live in interesting times...

By: Doc English
Title: Much Ado About Muffin
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016 
Available now for pre-order!
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

Y'know, ever since Merry took off outta Autumn Vale (Author's note: see Much Ado About Muffin for an explanation!) I been seeing a lot of changes goin' on in Autumn Vale. And not for the good, I gotta say.

Used to be I would dress up in weird hats and walk around town just outta boredom. But I ain't been bored ever since Merry Wynter came to town. God, my old pal Melvyn Wynter woulda loved his great niece. She's a real pistol. She don't even know how she shook this town wide awake. We were like Rip Van Winkle, slumbering in a western New York heat wave, an' she came along and shook us outta our torpor.

But she's been gone a while now, left us in the lurch; she said she's coming back, but I don't know when. And things are goin' sour again.

It ain't just her muffins I miss, though those are pretty good too. I miss the way she'd get involved and straighten things out.

There's dark things going on, and people being sucked into crap they shouldn't. How it'll end, I can't even figure. That's the crappy thing about bein' as old as I am; folks are real nice and sweet to you and all, but they don't listen to a derned thing you say. Not really listen. Merry listens when I talk... really listens. Dang it, I miss that girl, and so do Pish and Shilo. Crap goin' on there too.

Did I say that already? Mebbe, but it bears repeatin'. I miss Merry! She better get back here soon.

Do you ever see cruddy things coming, and yet you know there's not a goldarn thing you can do about it? Ain't that the craps?

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GIVEAWAY!!


Cozy Up To Summer giveaway.

I will choose one commenter to win a prize package including this (pictured) beautiful teacup and saucer, and this VERY cool skull teaspoon, as well as a copy of  Much Ado About Muffin, pre-ordered from the Book Depository just for you!

So, include your name and a valid email - (yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com, if you like, to foil the spambots) - by Midnight, July 22nd.

US and Canadian entries welcome!

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For more information, visit me at:
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About Much Ado About Muffin

In this fresh mystery from the national bestselling author of Death of an English Muffin, baker Merry Wynter comes to the aid of an innocent woman accused of murder.
 
When muffin baker Merry Wynter sees an innocent woman accused of murder, it’s dough or die...

Opera singer Roma Toscano may have a crippling case of stage fright, but she certainly is stirring up drama in Autumn Vale, New York, as she prepares for an upcoming performance at Merry’s Wynter Castle. With her flamboyant style and flirtatious personality, Roma attracts fans as well as critics, including the town’s postmistress—and Merry’s bitter foe—Minnie Urquhart.

But Roma and Minnie’s heated rivalry goes cold after Merry discovers Minnie dead at the post office. While every clue seems to be another ingredient in the investigation of Roma, Merry thinks the case is half-baked, and she’s eager to get her mitts on the real killer...




116 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the chance! kkcochran (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  2. I am so looking forward to Merry's new story! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Would love love love to read this! brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  4. Sounds amazing! Loved the post and thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. So grateful for the giveaway. I love all the prizes, they fit right in with the series. Thank you for both. The series and giveaway. Debra Woloson daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Oh, sounds so intriguing!
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  7. can't wait! teawithilona(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Count me in at a chance to win a new muffin mystery!! bskts4unme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Cruddy things coming....that accurately describes adverse weather: hail, tornadoes, nasty storms. You know they're coming but not a darn thing you can do about them. I'd love to win the teacup, saucer, spoon and other prizes. Our book club has an annual English Tea. We all bring our own tea cups. dbahn@iw.net

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  10. sounds good!!! and that teaspoon! how cool is that????

    mysandycat (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. Just started this series and LOVE IT! Cannot wait to read them all, including this new one :)
    lynneandco@comcast.net

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  12. Much Ado About Muffin sounds like a fun read! Thank you for this awesome giveaway and the chance!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  13. I love this series! Merry is a wonderful character that I can really relate to. Can't wait to read about her newest adventure! Dawn Halverson (dmhalverson529 at gmail dot com)

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  14. One of my favorite series! Linda Kleback lkleback@hotmail.com

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  15. Love the spoon! The books are awesome too! Thanks for having a giveway.
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    Stacey

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  16. One of my favorite series. And Doc, I hate it when you can see bad stuff is going to happen and you just have to sit back and watch it happen. That's usually when I go hide in a book. Bevarcher (at) me (dot) com

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  17. Oh don't I know it! The older you get the less and less you know according to those youngins!

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  18. What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I love this series. Thank you for this chance. I hate when you know something bad is going to happen and you can't do anything about it. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  20. I love muffins, and that is a beautiful tea cup giveaway & killer spoon. Thanks for the chance to win and including Canadian entries! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  21. I adore this Series , and the prize is wonderful ! Thanks for a chance to win ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  22. Us older folks have learned a thing or two but, of course, no one listens to us. The young think they know it all. We have to just step back and let them make their own mistakes.
    Thanks for the great giveaway@
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  23. Love this except, what a character. I think the older we get the more we can recognize when something is going to happen that we won't like much, but on the positive side we know we'll likely get through it just fine - eventually. What a lovely cup and spoon. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  24. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Great series. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I've been enjoying this series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  26. What a delightful feature and giveaway. This series is special and so enjoyable. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. You have the best stories and such fun to read. Enjoy your summer. mbquilts4@aol.com Marti B.

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  28. Love the title of your book and will keep an eye out for it in the UK as cannot enter your giveaway

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  29. looks promising. kckendler(@)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Thanks for taking the time to share this giveaway! Would love to win. brichardson0056 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. Looking forward to reading the new adventures in this book---and eating some muffins. Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. What a fun sounding book! I'm down with anything that includes muffins!
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. Sounds like a good read and how about that spoon???? How cool is that?! bethreszke(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I'd love to read about Merry and the goings on in Autumn Vale. Thanks for the fun giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  35. Oh my, that teaspoon is perfect! I already know the book is going to be fantastic!

    llcejka at gmail dot com

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  36. Even when the cruds are coming (and we know it) we get to choose our attitude. At least we've got that. Of course, sometimes I wish I could choose others attitudes for them as well! Hard when you see the cruds coming for someone who was asking for it and all they do is whine and complain.
    Thanks for the chance to win! kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  37. Love the cover of the book. Love the teaspoon.
    I collect spoons would love to put this one in my rack.
    Carol Smith
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  38. The book looks great, and the teasponn is amazing!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  39. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  40. Looking forward to reading this! Thank you for the chance to win!! Sheila (dot))Siarkiewicz (at) generallylost(at) hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Great prizes, and the book sounds really good. Dianne
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  42. Great review thanks, I'm looking forward to reading that love the tea cup saucer and spoon, thanks for the chance to win
    Penney penneyw(AT)sbcglobal.net

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  43. Yes, please! roswita.hildebrandt@gmail(dot)com

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  44. book sounds so good please enter me ptclayton2@aol.com

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  45. I would love this book! sharon(dot)perez(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Sounds like a great read. Is on my to purchase list. Rhonda Lee email:leer618@yahoo.com. thank you the prize looks awesome.

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  48. This read sounds yummy. Love the teacup set. Thank you for the contest. Nina. Ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(.)com

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  49. This read sounds yummy. Love the teacup set. Thank you for the contest. Nina. Ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(.)com

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  50. Love a good Mystery! Cullum, rmrybl01@gmail.com

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  51. I just love this series and cannot wait to read Much Ado about Muffin. Thank you for a chance to win! Have a great week! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  52. First off, can't wait to read the book. Second, that teaspoon is amazing. :) :) :)

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  53. I could eat a muffin right now! Maybe chocolate or chocolate chip. Haven't read any books in this series.
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  54. Yes, I see something cruddy coming next week and there is NOT A THING I can do about it. But I am going to read my ARC of Much Ado About Muffin and hopefully I will stay sane, or somewhat sane. That teaspoon is so interesting!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  55. This is a great series and I can't wait to read "Much Ado About Muffin". Great giveaway, love the tea cup and spoon.
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  56. This is a great series and I can't wait to read "Much Ado About Muffin". Great giveaway, love the tea cup and spoon.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. Oh I'm so excited about this book! I have the first one on my shelf and it's next to dive into!!! I posted a picture on facebook when I bought it and everyone raved about this series. I'm seriously excited to get into it, especially with another one so close! Thanks for the chance to win too!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  58. that spoon is a bit scary thanks for the chance
    Woofmew@aol.com

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  59. Omigosh - a skull spoon, how cool is that?!? Happy Thursday! Nicole :-)
    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  60. Sarah - smoyer@hayspublib.org
    I love cozies based around bakeries! They're not only fun but they also include fun recipes sometimes.

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  61. I love this series. Can't wait to read this next book. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  62. That is am amazing spoon!
    tuckman(@)hotmail.com

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  63. That is crap! Merry better come back soon!~

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  64. Just started this series! Love it!
    Shobrock@me.com
    Fingers crossed!

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  65. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the chance. jmhinton@psci.net

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  66. Looking forward to the new release!!!! It is such a fun series!
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  67. Looking forward to the new release!!!! It is such a fun series!
    ejbs3s (at)yahoo (dot)com

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  68. Sounds like a great book! And who doesn't love muffins?
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. Oh what a blog post and what an author! This is fabulous thank you for the chance!! bree.the.bibliophile.reviews@gmail.com

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  70. I really like this series and this book sounds awesome. gaeagon@gmail.com

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  71. I really want that book! The spoon is awesome! Donamaekutska7@gmal.com

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  72. Looking forward to the book! Thanks for the giveaway! susanmv@comcast.net

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  73. Thanks for the chance. This book sounds great!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  74. new series to me. kckendler(@)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I always see bad things coming and I hate knowing that I can't do anything about it. utaker555@gmail.com

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  76. How clever a way to get us all interested in your work! I do love this series, and enjoying a 'cuppa' along with reading your book, is a marvelous way to spend a weekend.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  77. I love that teaspoon! Perfect for my husband's tea too!! Can't wait to read the book Too! I love your books! I hope I win! My name is Susan and my email address is Pucsbride13@gmail.com. thanks for the opportunity!

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  78. I love that teaspoon! Perfect for my husband's tea too!! Can't wait to read the book Too! I love your books! I hope I win! My name is Susan and my email address is Pucsbride13@gmail.com. thanks for the opportunity!

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  79. Love foodie mysteries.
    Great prizes.
    thanks for the chance to win.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. What a great giveaway!
    mjhopper (at) cox (dot) net

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  81. I love tea with my cozy!!!
    lizzdmc (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. This is one of my favorite series. I would to win this prize.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  83. I made banana muffins today so this contest is perfect! What is your favorite muffin Victoria? I like mine with coffee. Thanks for this awesome giveaway and I am digging that spoon. Sherylhbooth@gmail.com

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  84. Love culinary mysteries, thanks for the great giveaway.
    babemomara@att.net

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  85. thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  86. New to me series - sounds lovely - because I have never met a muffin I did not love. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  87. I love this series can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win. I drink hot tea all winter & would love to have this special cup & spoon. I also drink iced tea all summer, so anything tea is wonderful. Now I am hungry for muffins. LOL doward1952@yahoo.com

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  88. so glad to see this series, I a excited for a new read. Thank you for the giveaway. Georgia
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  89. All fantastic thank you.


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  90. I haven't read any of this series yet, but, I do intend to start! I've seen some good reviews. Thank you for a chance to win! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  91. I have read several titles in this series so would love to win a copy of the new one!
    fillmore.carol614@gmail.com

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  92. Wonderful and generous! Lexie at seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  93. Well, Victoria, anything with muffin mentioned is music to my ears, as baking muffins in the heat of the summer is not too much fun, but reading any of your Merry Muffin mysteries will be, Yummy. Thanks for writing Maureen

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  94. Looks like a good read. Who doesn't like muffins? Thank-you for the chance to win your generous giveaway. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  95. Looking forward to reading this! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  96. I'm just about to start this series. Kristi Gilbert - hannah03@bellsouth.net

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  97. Would love to win the whole nine yards. als (at) foxgull (dot) com

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  98. I really enjoy this series. I would love to win! kim7corn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. gosh I tried for hours to enter this...I hope I am not too late as I would love to enter the contest. The Book sounds great as does the teacup and I collect them.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  100. Oh good! A new series for me to read! tnjirsch@gmail.com

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  101. Thank you for including Much Ado About Muffin by Victoria Abbott on you blog. What a creative giveaway too.
    robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Robin... thanks for entering. Just a note... Much Ado About Muffin is by me, Victoria HAMILTON, not Abbott. There are too many of us Victorias! LOL.

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  102. VABuckeye (Formerly Strydg64)July 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    I met you on bookmooch and you were sweet enough to send me the first book in this series. I loved the book and would "kill' to get another book in the series

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  103. Thanks for this chance! I am so intrigued by the premise of this story and it looks like I have found another cozy author to add to my favorites list. My name really is MERRY! How could I not love your protagonist! Northstarvance@gmail.com

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  104. Delightful
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  105. Love your books can't wait to read the new one
    Lori (jrshooligans@gmailcom)

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  106. Thanks for the chance to win. I can't wait to read this! Jlsbookclub (at) nc (dot) rr (dot) com.

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  107. Haven't read any of these books but just reading this little bit makes me want to try them. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for a chance to win one.
    Rosie rags6152@gmail.com

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  108. Looks like a great book! Thank you. eileen@eads.pro

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  109. I can't wait t o read this book pam.guynn@gmail.com

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  110. Wow, so many entries! But I would love to have this book for my library.

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