Monday, June 26, 2017

Love, Sweet Love & #GIVEAWAY


By Shelby McDonald
From Peg Cochran’s Farmer’s Daughter Series

            “Hellooo,” Bert’s voice rang out from the front door.

            “In here,” I yelled back from the kitchen where I was stirring some milk in a

pot on the stove waiting for curds to form.

            Bert is an old family friend—old in both senses but don’t tell Bert I said that.  She’s as thin as a whip and has more energy than someone half her age.
            “What’s that you’re cooking,” Bert said, peering into the pot bubbling on the stove.
            “I’m making some fresh ricotta.  I promised to bring a lasagna to the church potluck tonight.”
            Bert put her purse down on a kitchen chair.  She was wearing a pair of jeans with an elastic waist and a sweatshirt that said Grandchildren are God’s gift.  
            “So, how’s your love life,” she said.
            I snorted.  “You know perfectly well how my love life is.”
            Bert faced me with her hands on her hips.  “You’re going to have to make a decision one of these days you know.  It would be good for Billy to have a father figure around.”
            I sighed.  Bert viewed herself as some sort of geriatric Cupid.  My neighbor Jake, who Bert has termed hot, has made it pretty clear he’d be happy to take me out for a meal, and Bert is viewing that as just this side of a marriage proposal.  Matt, who owns the Lovett General Store, also seems to enjoy talking to me when I go in, and Bert thinks that’s a sure sign of his enormous interest in me.
            And then there’s Frank.
            Frank is my late husband’s brother and looks so much like Bill that it confuses me.  I can’t tell whether I might be in love with him or whether I am just confusing him with Bill.
            In any case, I’m in no hurry to make any decisions regarding my love life.    I’m very happy with my life here on Love Blossom Farm, and I’m managing just fine.
            How about you?  How is your love life?

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I'M GIVING AWAY ONE COPY TO SOMEONE WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW!


 The county fair is the highlight of the year for the small town of Lovett, Michigan—especially for food-and-lifestyle blogger Shelby McDonald, who writes as the Farmer’s Daughter. She’s submitting jams and jellies she’s created from the produce she grows at Love Blossom Farm in hopes of harvesting a blue ribbon.  

But the townspeople get more than just the excitement of hayrides, tractor pulls, and cotton candy when Shelby’s neighbor and volunteer fireman, Jake Taylor, extricates the body of Zeke Barnstable instead of a dummy during a demonstration of the Jaws of Life. The fact that Jake and Zeke were known to be at odds plants suspicion in the minds of the police. As evidence against Jake grows, Shelby knows she has to plow through the clues to weed out the true killer and save her friend.
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53 comments:

  1. Bert sounds like someone I'd like to know! I can't wait to start reading. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. It sounds like a fun read; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  3. Bert sounds like the good neighbor and friend, every one should be lucky enough to have. I look forward to reading this. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  4. I was just thinking it was about time for another book! And a county fair as a setting sounds so good for summer! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. So glad this is coming out! Cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  6. Looks like an exciting new read... thank you for the giveaway!! ❤️❤️😍

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  7. Sounds like a great cozy mystery.
    xzjh04@ gmail.com

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  8. I can't wait to catch up Shelbu and the other characters in the new book. Thanks for the chance to win. Rootseller55 (at gmail .com).

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  9. Can't wait to read this pwtish171@gmail.com

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  10. HAven't started this series. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  11. This is delightful and special. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail)com

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  12. Captivating and a great cozy which I look forward to enjoying greatly. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. My love life is non-existant. Bob passed away 13 years ago.
    I never had an urge to date and truth be told - nobody asked
    me out either. I've always been kind of independent and
    not sure I would have wanted to start over in a new life.
    I'm content with what I have. There's probably not a lot of
    years left anyway. Would love to read the book.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I've been married for 30 years now---so I guess my love life is pretty darn good.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. That's quite a collection of potential suitors.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  16. This series sounds fun! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  17. Really looking forward to this new book! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  18. Ummmm what's a love life? Some of us have been married or together long enough to have forgotten some of that stuff.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I married my first husband twice (duh). Was single 13 years. But finally met my soul mate 21 years ago.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  20. Sounds like a good read and hope I win. Thanks for the chance.Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  21. I'm lovin this cover! Oh, and the book sounds great too. LOL

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  22. I would love to read this book! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  23. This sounds like another fun series! Getting down to the end of the month and I haven't won yet but I have had a blast checking out all of these great authors and series. Thanks for the chance to win. I am blessed that my love life is very affectionate.

    suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Love the series - can't wait for this installment. ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  25. I'd like to visit Love Blossom Farm. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. My love life is nonexistent. At my age most men are married, gay, or divorced with too much baggage. Sigh. I have to read romance and mysteries with romance to keep up with theory and live vicariously.

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  27. sounds really good..would love to read..thanks for chance.
    greeneyes2755@yahoo.com

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  28. My love life is wonderful as I am married to a great guy. This sounds like a fun series and I will put it on my TBR list. aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. No love life here but at 70++++++ I'm fine with that! Thanks for the giveaway - sounds terrific.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  30. My love life is alive and kicking.

    I am new to this series. A great opportunity thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  31. Sounds like a great summer read. Great cover. Can't wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Poor Zeke. She has her work cut out for her. Looks like a fantastic read. So hoping. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  33. Love life is fine

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  34. This book sounds delicious!! Thank you for the chance. Sharon catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  35. My love life is great! This sounds like a great story.
    cecilialyoung(@)gmail.com

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  36. My love life is great! I have the man of my dreams (for 34+ years) by my side through thick and thin, when healthy and otherwise always there to walk side by side or to lean on when needed. He’s my best friend, my lover, by co-chef, my happy in happily ever after. We have been through a lot including the passing of our only child and being full-time caregiver to Mom from cancer surgery and Alzheimer that have only brought us closer together stronger than ever. Love that man and nothing brings me greater joy than to make him happy.

    Can’t wait for the new book to come out. Sounds like a wonderfully fun read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :)
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  37. I just finished reading No Farm, No Foul and enjoyed it a lot. I'd love to read more of the series. And my love life is pretty sweet - married for 28 years, getting better all the time.

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  38. Three to choose from and I am betting on the brother-in-law! And recipes too! Can hardly wait to read it!

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  39. This series looks so cute. I'd love a chance to win one of the books. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  40. Hello Peg, your Farmers Daughter series seems like a fun read. I really enjoy reading he Cranberry Croce mysteries that you write. Enjoy the long days of summer, Maureen

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  41. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. This series sounds great; never read any before. Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  44. This series sounds so enjoyable. Thanks for the chance to win and to answer your question, I have been very blessed in my love life. 48+ years of marriage to one man and I still like him as well as love him!
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. This series looks great! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  46. Can't wait to start this series. Thanks for the giveaway! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Our County fair is next week. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  48. About half way through and loving it! No need to enter me in the contest thanks. Everyone who hasnt bought it yet, do it. You will enjoy it I am sure

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  49. I've been married to my Bob for almost 47 years! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. looks good. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  51. I would love to read a book from this new-to-me series! Thanks so much for the chance. :)
    jackielizn(at)gmail(dot)com

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