Sunday, June 1, 2008

Winner and New Book Giveaway

So first to the business of the winner of the book SKID. I used and out of 7 comments it picked #1. Wow! I didn't think number one ever got picked so it gives me hope for when I'm number one. So Kamewh is our winner who said: "I think it looks like it would be a humorous, entertaining book and I would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!"

And to the next order of business. This week is a NEW review and giveaway. I had forgotten they were so close together so I hurried and read this book yesterday and was pleasantly surprised!

Title: Fatal Deduction

Author: Gayle Roper
Gayle Roper has been writing mystery and romantic suspense novels for more than thirty years and is the author of over forty-five books. She is a three-time Christy Award finalist, the winner of three Holt Medallions, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. Her novel Autumn Dreams won Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She and her husband, Chuck, divide their time between Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada.

Libby Burton longs to be close to her twin sister, Tori, but their lives have taken them in different directions. Forced to share Aunt Stella’s old Philadelphia home in order to receive their inheritance, Libby hopes for a change, but it isn’t looking good so far.
First, Tori tries to steal the affection and allegiance of Libby’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe. Then when a crossword puzzle with a hidden warning shows up on their doorstep, Tori refuses to take it seriously—in spite of the dead man who delivers it.

Libby finds comfort in neighbor Drew Canfield, but he hesitates to trust her after his disastrous marriage. As Libby struggles to act faithfully in the midst of these confusing relationships, she must also deal with a stolen diamond and a botched kidnapping. The answer to her problems lies in the riddles of the crosswords, if only she can solve the puzzle before it’s too late.

I'll admit, I was hooked at the beginning when Libby, the main character, trips gracelessly over a dead body the moment she walks out the door. I knew then that I would love it because I love murder mysteries, and because it had just the right tone of humor mixed in. The one thing I will warn is to not expect this to really be a murder mystery. There is a murder and then that's almost all we hear of it for the entire book. This book is really more about relationships. But it is still a sweet story with a nice blend of spirituality, humor, suspense, completely dysfunctional families and a good love story. Oh, and some fun puzzles for you to figure out too! Too bad I am terrible at crosswords!

You can buy it here
OR win it here on my blog! Just leave a comment (any comment will do) and I will pick a winner Sunday, June 8. Good luck!


  1. I would thoroughly enjoy reading this. I've been going through 2 books a week lately. It's ridiculous but completely entertaining!

  2. Pick me! I have yet to win anything!


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