Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Counting Up from 1 to 6 – Spinning in Her Grave #Bookgiveaway



by Kath Rutledge
from the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries by Molly MacRae


Blue Plum Preserves is coming up in a few weeks. That’s Blue Plum, Tennessee’s, annual historical festival—a weekend of old-time craft demonstrations, fiddle music, storytelling, and chicken dinners. The Weaver’s Cat and TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber) will have a tent where we teach children to use drop spindles and let adults try their hands at various types of spinning wheels.

I love this kind of celebration, and although this will be the tenth Blue Plum Preserves, it’ll be my first and I’ve been looking forward to it. But then a man walked into the Weaver’s Cat and told me about his plans to re-enact the Blue Plum Piglet War.


“With guns?” I stared at him—Mr. J. Scott Prescott as it said on the business card he slid across the sales counter. “You’re kidding, right?”

“Your town board already gave us permission—” Mr. Prescott started to say.

I interrupted. “But your guys are going to run through the streets with guns?”

“Half a dozen men,” he said. “A dozen tops. We already have permission to use the park, the old train depot and the upper porch of Cunningham House. Oh, and we’ve been given access to the roof of the empty mercantile across from the courthouse. Those locations are for the visible men; the rest will be hiding. As I said, the plans and permissions have been in place for several months, but one of the property owners was recently obliged to back out and that’s where you and the Weaver’s Hat come in.”

“Cat.”

“Pardon?”

“We’re the Weaver’s Cat, as in ‘meow.’ Not hat.”


“Really? I’m embarrassed, he said. "Anyway, we’d love it if one or two of the men could sneak in here during the action and watch from the windows upstairs.”

“Hmm.”

“They won’t get in your way. I forgot to ask, though, do the windows upstairs open? Because there isn’t any point in trying to shoot out of them if they don’t.”

I’d processed his words, and it would take a harder history-loving heart than mine to ignore the excitement of a good-natured reenactment. The tourists would no doubt love it. But my mind kept skipping back to my original question. “With guns?” 

I don't know about this. I sure hope things don't spin out of control.
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Counting up from 1 to 6 – 5 months of giveaways celebrating the release of Crewel and Unusual, book 6 in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries, on January 1, 2019. Leave a comment and your email address by midnight October 25th for a chance to win a copy of Spinning in Her Grave. Do you already own a copy? That’s okay! Win another and give it to a friend. 
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Molly MacRae is the author of the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest, connect with her on Twitter @mysteryMacRae



35 comments:

  1. Guns and piglets??? Are they barking mad???
    Thanks for the chance to win the book!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  2. This book sounds delightful. Thank you for the chance to win! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. Blue Plum Preserves sounds like a great little town. Being one that lives in a town of less than 3000 people but has some sort of festival about every month of the tourist season (April-October) including the BeanFest with outhouse races this coming weekend. I can imagine all the fun and excitement. I would love reading about it!

    Thank your for the fabulous chance to win a copy of "Spinning in Her Grave"! Love the cover with it's cute kitty and ghostly like swirl by the window to the contrast between the warm fireplace to the open window and the neat yarn in the basket to the yarn quite evidently played with by that kitty. This book is on my TBR list too.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. I love the cover for this book and it sounds like quite an intriguing story. Thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Love this series. Have the books already but would love to share. duduerst at tds dot net.

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  6. Thanks for this captivating and unique cozy which I would enjoy greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Guns? Men running around town and into stores with them?
    Uh, heck no!

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  8. This series is intriguing and enjoyable. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I haven’t read this yet. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  11. The premise sounds wonderful...love mysteries.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  12. Sounds like quite the festival! Would really like to read more about the Weaver's Cat and Blue Plum TN. "Spinning in Her Grave" sounds like a great read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Somehow I missed this book in the series and would love to win - Thank you so much for the opportunity!
    j(dot)presler(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. The Blue Plummer Piglet War. This sounds so good! I just read 1 and 2 to get ready for your New Year's Day release! Would love to read it! Jeanie Dannheim, jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  15. I agree with Kath - running through the street with guns for the re-enactment of the Blue Plum Piglet War sounds like a bad idea.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  16. I love this series! I can't wait for the new book!

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  17. I'm thinking things will spin out of control.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. This sounds great--I'd love to read it. Ty for the giveaway. legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  19. Taylor R. WilliamsOctober 23, 2018 at 7:13 PM

    Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win a copy trwilliams69 at msn dot com

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  20. I don't have a copy. The series sounds amazing.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  21. sounds good. ccandj@swbell.net

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  22. Oh my! I missed this one. I’m actually reading the next one. Yikes! I hate when that happens! This one sounds like a good one. Thanks for this intricately woven series! Lldawnjm (at) gmail (dot) com!

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  23. Sounds intriguing. I haven't read this yet. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  24. That's a mighty cute piglet!
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  25. Love this series & would like to win so I can donate it to our small town library to continue building cozy section. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Please enter me. I have not read this series and love to find new cozies.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  27. Looking forward to reading this! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  28. Oh my goodness what an adorable piglet and to think there was a war named after it draws me right into Molly's book. It would be a blast to win this copy to read. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I loved everyone of these books - good luck to the winner (I am not putting my hat in the ring to win!)

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  30. Blue Plum, Tennessee sounds like a charming, and perhaps quirky, little town. This is a series I had not run across yet, and sounds like I would like it. I'm also heading over to your page to learn about the highland mysteries, as I have always been intrigued by that part of the world.
    gnluciow (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Cutest pig ever!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  32. This was the funniest book!!! I love the whole series!

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  33. I LOVE these books! Geneva is my favourite (I wish I could have a ghost like her!). I only buy books that I have read and want to revisit again and this series are it! Love love love!

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  34. That sounds very interesting. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  35. love both your series. Look forward to new books. thanks

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