Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year #bookgiveaway


By: Jaymie Leighton Müller
Titles: Breaking the Mould (2018) & Cast Iron Alibi (2019)
From: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #8 & #9
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries


It's that time of year again! As Queensville, MI, gets ready for another Dickens Days festival, I remember last year's event, and the tragedy that almost cancelled it. (Breaking the Mould - 2018)

I'm hoping that doesn't happen this year. And that got me to wondering... as I negotiate with Jocie as to what events she'll go to this season - whose parties, what family events, how many shopping trips with her aunts and cousins - as opposed to the schoolwork that still needs to get done and the real life that needs to be lived, I realize that every Thanksgiving to Christmas rocket blast of time is both the same and so very different.

In our town every November and December is Dickens Days, the lighting of the tree, and the decorating of the town. But Jocie is a year older this year. She is less child already, more into bubblegum tinted nail polish and less into tea parties.

I'd best make the most of this fleeting time of childhood. I already missed so much, meeting her when she was eight. I'd best get moving and enjoy some holiday time, hopefully with no Dickens Days murder to investigate.

How is each holiday season the same for you, or how is it different? Let me know what you think!

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Cast Iron Alibi (Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #9)

Wish summer was back? Read Cast Iron Alibi to recall those last fleeting days of summer fun!

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Breaking the Mould, when an over-amorous handyman is found murdered, Jaymie will have to use every tool at her disposal to nab the culprit . . .

Looking forward to her girls-only college reunion vacation, Jaymie’s on cloud nine at the idea of lazy trips to the beach, dinner cruises on the nearby river, and snug sleeping in the vintage trailer she’s renovated. But no sooner does the group reconnect than her hopes turn to tension as petty squabbles and old acrimonies surface, along with tagalong friends, unexpected guests, and stalkerish ex-husbands. And when a local toolbelt Romeo with an eye for one of the women is found murdered, his home ablaze, the simmering hostility in the group suddenly shifts to secrecy.

Local law enforcement is zeroing in on the victim’s best friend and girlfriend as the most likely suspects, but Jaymie’s inquisitive instincts are telling her one of her former classmates may have been involved in the foul deed. Forced to navigate her fraught relationship with a local police detective and determined to uncover the myriad secrets her college friends are hiding, Jaymie knows she’ll have to dig deep to figure out whose alibi is cast iron, and whose is flimsy as tin . . .



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Happy Season's Readings, Everyone!


GIVEAWAY!!

Comment here to enter to win a paperback copy of Cast Iron Alibi (Vintage Kitchen Mystery #9 - November 5th, 2019) and a cool skull spoon, as well as bookmarks!

With your comment please leave me your first name and your email, ( yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com).

Open to US and Canadian readers!

Entries accepted until Midnight November 23rd. Comments posted after midnight tonight, November 21st, will go into a moderators queue and will be approved before the draw.

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99 comments:

  1. This is a new to me author and series. I would love to win. thanks for the opportunity and Happy Thanksgiving! dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  2. So excited to read this! We're doing something different for Thanksgiving this year. The hubs and I are going to Virginia Beach with the dog, and having dinner out, just the two of us. I can't wait. The stress just melts away when we go there. And bonus is I don't have to cook this year! kkcochran (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  3. Looks good! Thanks for the chance. Jess maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance
    Debra debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. To me the joy of the holiday season remains the same. Seeing the bright lights appear, the line of children eager to tell Santa what they want, and the long hours of fun baking the holiday goodies to share are all signals that Christmas is fast approaching. Although the holidays are much different for us now since our daughter and parents have all going on to celebrate Christmas in heaven making some of the joy disappear until we meet again. We use to have breakfast here and then travel over to my parents to have a big dinner that I helped Mom prepare. Now with just the two of us and no place to go, Christmas day itself is a quiet day with a much smaller meal for two.

    Thank you for the fabulous chance to win a copy of "Cast Iron Alibi"! I can't wait for the opportunity to read more about Jaymie's adventures this time.
    Kay at 2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  6. I would love to read Cast Iron Alibi! Thanks for the chance! Alma almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  7. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!!! I am already so filled with Christmas spirit. I have two children moved out and two still at home and one will be gone two years in a row because he’s in the military. So that is definitely the down side. But they still like to try to see whose name is on what gift under the tree. I put the names where they’re not visible and forbid anyone moving them! I’m sure they try to sneak a peek though! Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!!! craig-kelley70(at)att(dot)com

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  8. I love this series! I’m still behind a few books and need to catch up but I’d love to win the new ones!
    Michelle Gross meeshpsych@aol.com

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  9. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I would love to read Cast Iron alibi.
    jcook22(at)yahoo.com

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  10. Our holidays are fairly quiet. We do have one tradition - the Saturday after Thanksgiving we have some friends over for a post-Thanksgiving dinner. And we try to attend one holiday concert a year. Thanks for the chance to win Cast Iron Alibi! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. We have Thanksgiving dinner about 2ish in the afternoon with our immediate family. Its always nice but I always stress about having the house clean enough and meal prepped and ready on time. Thanks for the chance at this wonderful giveaway. Bernice bernice-kennedy (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  12. Sounds like my kind of read. Thanks for the chance.
    judytucker1947(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Going to my brother's for thanksgiving. It will be a quiet one just the 2 of us. Thanks for the chance. Lois - rainonlois@aol.com

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  14. I love this series. I think of the characters as old friends. Thank you so much for the chance to win the giveaway. Mary maryk0306(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  15. Regina rls81810@gmail.com
    Thank you for the chance to win this book. I am avid reader. Read about 150 a year

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  16. I really enjoy this series. Thank you for the chance to win. Daniele
    Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  17. Thanksgiving is quiet at our house. I have 2 adult children but they both work on Thanksgiving so my hubby and I usually just bring food in. In December, our family celebrates Yule which is before the Christmas holiday. We go to Salem MA for our Yule ritual with all of the local Cabot witches to celebrate the winter solstice. There is a big pot luck dinner and lots of visiting with people at ritual we may not see all of the time. Either before or after ritual, our family will open our presents, which is low key since everyone is an adult and no one really needs expensive presents. It's just a nice time to get together and visit.
    Margaret: scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Would love to win. schmokercarol(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Love this series & would love to win! Lesley @ poohbus_13@yahoo.com.

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  20. I would love to read this! Love this series!
    Sharon @ jwhaley4(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. We spend precious time with family since it is meaningful and important to us. Anne. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Thank you for the snippet. This is a new series for me. My TBR just got another book adde . :)
    Suzieqsb(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. Great series. Holidays mean storytelling with family, feasts and fun. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This year it's only our immediate family so it will be a time to think about all our blessings. Robin. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I am behind in your books. I need this lol Not going to blab. I will wish upon my pile of Pyrex dishes I win. Lorenda
    lcw1271(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  26. Holidays are so full of wonderful memories. Thank you for the contest. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I own 8 of Victoria's books, split evenly between two series. Her writing always entertains me and leaves me smiling. I'd love to add this one to my home library. Thank you for offering a book as a gift to a fan.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. This is the first time I've heard of these books and I'd love to read them and see if the series is one I would like! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. Always different during the holidays, now that there are grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Depends on who can be where. Always fun to have the little ones visit. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. "Cast Iron Alibi" is on my TBR list. Would really like to read. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Sounds like an ideal holiday enjoyment.
    Libby libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  32. We have the holiday dinner on the weekend that most can make it...this year 25 on the w/e and 10 on the Day.
    grammyd01 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  33. I already enjoy you as a writer and would be thrilled to win this!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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  34. Love to win! I love to red!

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  35. I love that cover!! Love me a vintage trailer! Thanks! bkjmccoy@yahoo.com

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  36. love this series. would love to win
    greeneyes2755(at)google(dot)com

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  37. This book sounds great!

    Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  38. For us, our Holidays are usually the same. And we love the traditions. For Thanksgiving, we go over to my step-father's and my husband cooks dinner, I bake desert, and we all watch cooking shows throughout the day. My step-dad has a new puppy, so it'll be interesting to see how her craziness fits in while we're eating dinner.

    For Christmas we go over to my step-dad's on Christmas Eve and usually get take out Chinese and watch cooking shows. Then on Christmas Day my husband and I spend it together with our three cats.
    We usually go up the weekend before or after Christmas to spend some time with my dad and his girlfriend. And we also visit with my bestie from high school and her daughter/our god-daughter.

    For New Year's Eve we throw a party at our house. This year the theme is 1920's murder mystery dinner party.

    kimheniadis (@) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Thank you so much for the chance to win! So very kind of you! Book looks really good
    Faith
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  40. a new to me author, so would love to read this book, The cover is really pretty. queenvictoria50 (AT) aol (DOT) com

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  41. Michelle
    I would really love to win this book. I know it's going to be great. michellestagg2016(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I LOVE all your books and I would be thrilled to win this one.

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  43. We do pretty much the same thing every year. Thanksgiving at my brother's home--25+ people this year and a very quiet Christmas-- just me, my hubby and my 88 year old Mom!! My name is Lisa Mitchell. Email is Blessedfllady62(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  44. So looking forward to this---I'm on the waiting list at library😊-Love this series Vicki--- nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Love this series. Thanks for a chance at a fun giveaway! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  46. I would to win this book to read a new author's writing.
    Marion

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  47. Very nice giveaway to win.
    Thank You
    Marilyn MarilynDKC@aol.com

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  48. This is a wonderful giveaway.
    Joan JoanEC128@aol.com

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  49. Thanks for the chance, would love to win! weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

    Laura

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  50. the holidays are different in that we don't make all the candy's and cookies. to make tray for family,friends and neighbors.how it is the same the family still gets together to enjoy dinner, open gift and that about past holidays and remembering family that are no longer here.
    Lori jrshooligans@gmail.com

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  51. I would really love to win this book. Books I've read in the past from Miss Hamilton were great. So I know this one's going to be great. deepotter at centurylink dot net

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  52. Love your vintage kitchen mysteries. Can't wait to read the merry muffin mysteries.

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  53. These are new to me, would love to try this one.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. The holidays are pretty much the same. This year, we're hoping to actually take in a few of the events around town.
    Kim kvmatlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. Christmas was always a magical time at my house as my younger sister with Down Syndrome was born on Christmas Day in 1954 but it stopped being magical when she died April 2015. Now it's just another day.
    rjprazak6(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  56. Sounds like a great book.
    Theresa N
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  57. Love finding new series to read! I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. Holiday season is really never the same for me. About the only constant is attending Christmas Eve Communion and Candlelight, and trying to be the first in the extended family to say "Christmas Eve Gift" on Christmas Eve morning.
    Other than that, the holiday season from now to new years is different for us. Sometimes we have been with family, sometimes not. Sometimes we cook, sometimes not. Sometimes we have been at our daughter's for breakfast (cinnamon rolls) and gift opening, sometimes hubby & I have been alone.
    Sometimes we put up a tree, sometimes not.
    But always we are thankful and full of gratitude for our blessings and our lives. And we celebrate and are joyful for the gift of our savior.
    Donna
    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  59. Love the series, would love to win the book.

    Lou817

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  60. First of all-that skull spoon is amazing! The holiday season is different for me. I've been so busy and have so many other things going on I haven't gotten the outside lights on (which I always illuminate from the day after Thanksgiving through Epiphany) and I don't feel like doing it. I'm almost thinking it's a bother to decorate the inside. It's sad as it is my favorite time of the year, but I am not in the mood. Hopefully, thigs will improve soon.

    Kathy - cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  61. We celebrate Thanksgivimg here on the Arizona desert with tamales, beans and tortillas. It's a Western thing
    The book sounds really good.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. Since it is only the two of us and our three furbabies, Thanksgiving and Christmas are relatively quiet at our house. We do go sometime between Thanksgiving and New Years to visit family and friends in Louisiana. Thank you for the opportunity in this cool giveaway!
    Cheryl - teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  63. This year my two youngest grandaughters are 2 so that will make it interesting and fun. It's a good age. My mom who's 89 will visit too. Can't believe how time flies almost Thanksgiving. I really enjoy your series thank you for the chance Donakutska7@gmail.com Donamae Kutska

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  64. Holidays really can differ from year to year. I can remember ones where it seemed like everyone ended up at our house (back when my Nana was still alive). Then there was the (worst) year where I was basically alone since my mom was in a rehab facility after a car accident. This year it's looking like it'll just be Mama, me, and the furbaby since it seems that everyone else will be heading to other branches of family. I'm just hoping we see them all for a bit at some point.

    If we don't, that's a little more time to read! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Meg-robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I love our yearly traditions of a Christmas Eve buffet, Christmas pj's and a new ornament for each of our now adult children. Can't wait to experience Christmas through the eyes of our future grandchildren. Thanks for the chance! bookworm814(@)comcast(.)net.

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  66. Thanksgiving and Christmas this year will be radically different from past holidays. Our oldest daughter and her niece (our 16-y-old granddaughter)are leaving Saturday for a week-long cruise. Our youngest daughter (the 15-year-old's mother) is flying to Nashville Thanksgiving day to spend the long holiday week-end with her friend from her college days. Our other granddaughter lives in another state so she won't be here. I'm not sure what our son-in-law is doing. Past holidays were spent with our youngest daughter and her family but her husband decided in February he didn't want to be married any more after 25 years of marriage. His leaving completely changed our holidays. My husband & I will be spending the day at home where I'll roast a small turkey breast & serve it with dressing & cranberry sauce while watching our favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.

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  67. This sounds like a series I need to read. I love the idea of Dickens Days. I can just imagine what cistumes and decorations would fit that theme. Our holidays have usually been spent either at our house, or, recently at our daughter and son in law's. This year we are traveling to my sister's new home in another province. She moved this summer and we miss her, so are looking forward to it. Plus, it is much warmer where she lives than here. Bonus!
    Neena
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Love this series for so many reasons!
    Wendy
    Wavlbv53@aol.com

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  69. Thanksgiving and Christmas are pretty much the same recently. The last three years my brother hasn't been home for Christmas Day, so that's kind of sad. Hoping maybe next year he and his family will be with us. Melissa mcastor07(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I'm probably going to Pendleton, OR, and spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.

    kaye.killgore(at)comcast(Dot)net

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  71. Sounds so good!! I need to read this book!! Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  72. I eagerly await the next book in this series arriving at my library. I have so many books on my book list that I can not afford to buy many. My Library is my best reading companion! Sueann sueannwilliams@oldsnet.ca

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  73. Love your books... they're a great little relaxing break in my day! Happy Holidays!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Each Christmas is a little different. It's my Sister's birthday and we have had the huge meal and presents for 15 people from her house, my house, Chinese Restaurants, and Waffle House...but we always had a good time.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  75. This sounds so good. Thx for the chance!! Lori ctymice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. Would love to read this book. And what a cute cover. Judy Cozart at jcozart@paintrocksupplies.com.

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  77. I love this series! Kristen kristenp476@gmail.com

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  78. The cover is deliciously cute and the book looks like a terrific read. Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  79. Our holidays are pretty much the same these past few years. I don't have but my great grandmother and my mom on my side so we visit them for Thanksgiving and Christmas on that day and then we visit all of my husbands family which is A LOT, usually the weekend before.
    Thank you for this lovely giveaway
    ashleylianeb@yahoo.com

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  80. I'll be spending Thanksgiving with my Son & his family. I love the cover of this book and Thanks for your great generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  81. Every holiday is different - with a big family, you never know what will happen. cheers (at) Marjimmanor (dot) com

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  82. Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. Doward doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for this chance to win.
    Carolyn 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Enjoy the upcoming holidays, Linda, kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

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  85. We typically do the same for Christmas (visit family), but for Thanksgiving, we switch it up depending on how we all feel. anajs95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. love this series and especially love the cover of this newest release.
    johnna smith
    johnnabooks@hotmail.com

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  87. I enjoy stories about girlfriends getting together, and I love cozy mysteries!
    Lisa
    Lisacobblestone@aol.com

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  88. I'd like to be included! Teresa tWarner419@aol.com

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  89. A new to me author!! Love finding them. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

    marthalawson8 ( at) gmail dot com

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  90. What a wonderful cover. Ohhhhh but this sounds like a real page turner. Would love to read this new to me author
    quilting(lady)2(at)comcast(dot)net

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  91. Sure would love to win - sounds like a great series - trwilliams 69 (at) msn (dot) com

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  92. I love this series...and this one is already on my hristmas wish list as I recover from yet another major surgery! My family seems to think k I have enough books...but I don't think one can ever have too many books or do to much reading!

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  93. Happy Thanksgiving! I'd love to win this book and spoon. Thanks for the chance to enter.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  94. I like the book cover. The spoon is something different.
    Michelle
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. Thank you so much to EVERYONE for taking the time to read my post and enter... I have chosen the winner, and emailed her!

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  96. This sounds like a good read. Can't wait!

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  97. Love this series! Have to say not 5 minutes ago I read a post by cookbook author Mark Bittman of his family's favorite things/recommended Christmas gifts and the skull spoon for tea or coffee was on it. Thanks for this opportunity. Sharon Zibbby (at) gmail (dot) com

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