Thursday, August 17, 2017

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? - And Giveaway!




by Chloe Ellefson, living history museum curator

of the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries

by Kathleen Ernst





I love my guy, but he can be a bit overprotective. That's to be expected, I guess. Roelke McKenna is a cop. It's his job to anticipate trouble.

Me, I prefer to look on the bright side. That's why I'm excited about my new temporary assignment. I'm employed at a large historic site called Old World Wisconsin, but this week I'm on loan to one of the state's smaller historic sites.


Pendarvis is in Mineral Point, in southwestern Wisconsin. The region attracted white lead miners in the 1820s. Most were transient single men but in the 1830s, experienced miners from Cornwall began immigrating to the area. And lots of them brought their families.

Two of the old Cornish homes preserved at Pendarvis.
The presence of women and children transformed a rather wild mining camp into a respectable community.

Pendarvis is a charming historic site, and Mineral Point a lovely town known for its artisans and gorgeous old buildings. I can't wait to start learning as much as I can about those early Cornish settlers.

Roelke has expressed doubts about the trip. And yes, it's true that I've stumbled into more than my share of trouble while exploring historic sites and museums. I've even tripped over a body or two.

But I'm determined to have fun helping the curator at Pendarvis. I remain optimistic. What could possibly go wrong?

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Want to read Mining For Justice? Leave a comment and you'll be entered for a chance to win a copy. Please include an email (ex., joe.smith at yahoo.com). The giveaway ends at midnight on Monday, August 21. The winner will be announced on August 22.

Mining For Justice is available for pre-order, and will be released on October 8.

For more information about the Chloe Ellefson mysteries, please visit my website.




53 comments:

  1. Please enter me to win your giveaway!
    lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. "What could possibly go wrong?" - lots I hope.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Chloe, Chloe, Chloe, "What could possibly go wrong?" That's just inviting trouble!

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  4. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. Thanks so much for the chance. This book sounds perfect for me.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. Love Chloe and Roelke. Thanks for the chance.
    Annermarshall@gmail.com

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  7. Sounds great, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  8. I want to know what goes wrong!
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  9. Book sounds interesting. What a great job, especially if she runs over a dead body!
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  10. This sounds good.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  11. Love it! Bridgetcollins26 at yahoo.com

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  12. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Thanks for this intriguing novel which interests me greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. On my To be read list! Cheers At MarjimManor Dot com

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  15. Please enter me to win a copy of Mining for Justice. Lmmeidam@gmail.com

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  16. Can't wait! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com thank you for the chance.

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  17. I can't wait to read this book. Kathleen, do you ever think about researching in the west for one of your books? Or on a road tour to speak in Oregon or Nevada? That would be awesome!

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  18. Love to read Chloe's adventures! ccklauer@gmail.com :)

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  19. Looking forward to this! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  20. Another great read kgillan@icare-wi.org

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  21. I love Chloe and Roelke! I looked up Mineral Point WI and found this trivia gem: Allen Ludden (Password host and Betty White's husband) was born in Mineral Point.

    Keeping my fingers crossed that I win! suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. How interesting that there is a Cornish settlement in Wisconsin. My Grandmother's Grandparents came to the U.S. from Wales and were coal miners in Maumee, Ohio. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy of Mining For Justice! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Can't wait to read this book, as I've been to Mineral Point and really enjoy reading fiction when I can relate to the area.....

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  24. I would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  25. Sounds good would love to read a print copy and review on a few sites.ptclayton2@aol.com

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  26. This book sounds great! I have been wanting to read this series for a while. Thank you for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  27. I'd love to read Mining For Justice to find out exactly what could go wrong. :)

    Thanks for the chance!

    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  28. I am way behind in reading this series. It's a good one! dalubbert (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  29. Would love to read "Mining for Justice". I haven't read this series yet, but I really like reading historical fiction. One of my favorite places to visit is the old mining town of Fayette,Michigan. It's a ghost town now and still has some of the old building that have been preserved.
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  30. Would love to read "Mining for Justice". I haven't read this series yet, but I really like reading historical fiction. One of my favorite places to visit is the old mining town of Fayette,Michigan. It's a ghost town now and still has some of the old building that have been preserved.
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  31. What could go wrong indeed! Can't wait to read it!!!!
    michelleh (at) topag (dot) net

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  32. Hmm, I'm guessing a lot goes wrong! Thanks for a chance to win the book. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  33. I love historical sites. They're a perfect setting for a murder. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. i cannot wait to learn more about mineral point and pendarvis! thank you -- jbeverly (at) illinois (dot) edu

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  35. A really interesting area. What could possibly go wrong? Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke@frontier(dot)com

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  36. This is one of my favorite series. Can't wait!

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

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  38. This is such a TERRIFIC series! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  39. Appreciate the give-away! Would love to win!
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  40. Would love to win & read more of this series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. This sounds so unique and most interesting and I would truly live to be considered for a copy of this book. This is a totally new series to me so very happy to have found out about it. Thank you so much. Cynthia B. ceblain (AT) tmlponline (DOT) net

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  42. I mistyped. I meant I would truly LOVE to be considered for this book. Two eye surgeries in the past 7 weeks is my "excuse" for errors. Thank you. Cynthia

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  43. I really am enjoying this series with its varied historical backgrounds. I'd love to win. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  44. Thanks for a chance to win! kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  45. Love the series! Love History! Love Wisconsin! bobwiesmann at gmail dot com.

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  46. When we were kids we often went to old mining towns "ghost towns" and explored to our hearts content. We often visit museums, exploring the past is fun. Really miss doing that. She brings bad luck on herself with "what can go wrong". This was a lovely post. I would like very much to read these books. So hope this will be a start. And really appreciate the heads up to this new author and series. Thank you. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  47. What could possibly go wrong? Boy I've said that more than once and then I usually find out!!
    Thanks for the giveaway
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  48. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the chance! cherryredh2@aol.com

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  49. This is one of my all time favorite series. It is refreshing to see someone solve a mystery or get themselves out of a tricky situation without the use of a cell phone or computer. Would love the chance to win a copy of the new release. k.lowebreiner @ gmail.com

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  50. What could possibly go wrong is always a good signal for trouble ahead. And, I do love trouble. Count me in, please. It sounds like fun. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  51. I grew up 20 min away from Mineral Point. Such a quaint gem in Southwest Wisconsin. I've read every book in Ernst's Chloe Ellefson series, and must admit I can't wait to read her newest! Wonder if Chloe has the opportunity to eat a pasty? davispj @ centurytel.net

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  52. Congratulations to Jana Leah B! Jana's name came out of the hat as winner in the giveaway. Thanks for the comments, everyone. We'll do another Chloe Ellefson Mystery giveaway soon!

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