Monday, July 30, 2018

A Romantic Dilemma at the Lighthouse Library


By Lucy Richardson, from the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates.

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed but our Teddy appears to be smitten by Julia Ruddle. When I say smitten I mean totally heads over heels crazy for.


That would be Theodore Kowalski,  faithful patron of the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, impoverished rare book dealer, and well-known eccentric. 

And that would be Julia Ruddle, New York City native, granddaughter of wealthy businessman Jay Ruddle, heir to the furniture empire fortune.

Julia seems rather fond of Teddy, which is good, I guess.  Except for the third leg in their little triangle. Greg. Handsome, charming, sophisticated: everything poor Teddy is not.  Greg’s the curator of Jay Ruddle’s private, and very extensive, collection of historical documents mostly from the age of sail, and the group is here, at our little library, opening discussions on possibly donating the Ruddle collection to the library.

Wouldn’t that be a coup!  I’ve never seen Bertie – the library director – so excited.

I fear that poor Teddy is going to have his heart broken. Or worse, if Julia is found guilty of murder and sent to prison.

Find out if Teddy is able to save Julia from prison and win her heart in the fourth Lighthouse Library book, The Spook in the Stacks.

As part of the Killer Characters Cozy Up To Summer giveaway, Eva is giving one lucky commentator a hardcover copy of The Spook in the Stacks! Please leave a comment to enter.
Contest closes Thursday August 2. US and Canada entries.






60 comments:

  1. I have only read the first book in this series, but I just love the quirkiness of the Lighthouse Library. I worked at our local small town library for 13 years. An ardent traveller, every place I go I'm curious about the library there, even if I only get to see it from the outside. I would love to win a copy of the newest book in this series.
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Libraries really are the center of the community, aren't they?

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  2. I have read a couple books in this series. What a neat place to have a library. Dbahn@iw.net

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  3. Looking forward to reading the newest book in the series.

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  4. I love lighthouses and look forward to reading this one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. I love this series, but I'm still on the waiting list at my library for it.

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  6. I look forward to reading.
    Clgade at att.net

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  7. I hope Teddy gets his girl!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  8. I own the three books shown above and have enjoyed them all immensely. I would jump for joy if I won the first hard cover book in the series. It would have pride of place on my bookshelves.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. Vicki's novels are captivating and unique. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. This series is delightful and so enjoyable. I would treasure this book greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This is one great series. I always get a copy as soon as they come out.

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  12. I really love this series, can't wait to read this book
    akr_48035(at)yahoo.com

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  13. love this series and the book covers are gorgeous. Looking forward to reading the next one. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com

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  14. Working at a library, and with Halloween being my favorite holiday, this book looks like it was written for me! :)
    kimheniadis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Aah, a kind-of love triangle - and murder! Love that cover.
    Our county includes a lot of cities and each has a small branch of the library. The one closest to me is at the community center, along with the water park, local office of our state rep, food trucks on Thursdays . . . what would we do without the library? I current have 2 books checked out and 1 waiting for pick up.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. What would we do without the library indeed!

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    2. What would we do without the library indeed!

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  16. Ok I'm super excited and my Monday just got better! What a cool title and I always wonder...are there really spooks in the stacks at the library...maybe some long gone authors or a reader who just wouldn't leave. I love the whole synopsis of the book! I think Teddy with preserver. cornpeassmle-4@outlook.com

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    1. Wouldn't that be interesting - the ghost author in the library

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  17. Thank you for the contest. This series looks really good. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I'm new to the cozy mystery genre but I'm looking forward to starting with this series! Would love to win a copy. christyjc (at) bellsouth (dot) net

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    1. Thanks for entering the contest, Christy. And welcome to the marvellous cozy world

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  19. This is a great series! Thanks for a chance to win. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  21. I love this series! Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  22. I would love to win this book. It sounds so good! deniseaustin59(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I have read the first three books in this series and I really loved the series. What better setting than a lighthouse library in the Outer Banks. Can't wait to read "The Spook in the Stacks".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Can't wait to read the book. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  25. I can't help but love Teddy. And I'm also jealous that Lucy lives & works in a library in a lighthouse.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Delightful series!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  27. I have this series on my wish list TBR.

    gda523(at)comcast(dot)net

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  28. This sounds so good. I really hope Teddy gets his girl. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  29. Looking forward to this next installment! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  30. I love this series & am so happy to see it continuing. Thanks for the great giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Sounds like another good book in this series. I love the cover, too.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. I have enjoyed this series and my fingers are crossed my name is chosen.
    robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. We go through a lighthouse every now and then. Have 3 on the coast near here, rather partial to the one at Cape Meares. In the gift shop a few years ago, they had a 'cat in a bag' souvenir. My friend squeezed it, started laughing. To see what was going on, I went over. Read the little sign. Did as it said - gave it a squeeze. Started laughing. The other gal in our group came over to see what was going on. She read the sign. Gave it a squeeze. We all laughed. We took turns giving the burlap bag a squeeze. It had 3 ratty looking tears with orangy 'fur' sort of sticking out. And what was supposed to be an orange cats tail sticking out of the top of the bag. You squeezed the bag and the recording would say "John. Would you put the cat out?" Then you'd hear a rrrrgrrr, a hiss and a spit and another grrgrrr. We took turns squeezing and laughing. For a couple of minutes when a tour bus stopped. Mostly Japanese. They wondered what was going on with us. Pretty soon we had several people around us laughing as well. We finally decided to take our leave. Wish I'd bought that now. I think of that every so often. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  34. I love this series and have read 2 of them looking forward to reading the next one. peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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  35. THis is such a great series and can't wait for this installment!

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  36. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the chance to win! acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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    1. Congratulations, Ashley. You win! I've send you an email - please respond with your postal address. Thanks for entering everyone.

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  37. As someone who used to work in a library, I know how excited librarians get at book donations. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  38. Looking forward to the newest book in series

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  39. Love this series. So happy it is back. No need to enter as I read and loved this book

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  40. This sounds great...I would root for Teddy. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  41. Love this series and lighthouses. I grew up in Duluth MN listening to the foghorns from Split Rock Lighthouse.

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  42. Slowly making my way through the second book in the series, which I love. My best job ever was working in a library. What's better than mysteries and libraries?

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  43. Thank you! I love winning & passing it on. After all sharing is caring.

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  44. As a Lighthouse lover!!! I so love this series. Have read all but this last one. Thanks for the chance!

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  45. I really enjoy this series so much. I can’t wait to read the newest one, what a neat cover and title.the spook in the stacks! Thank you for writing it.

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