Summer Blog Hop


A sneak peek at "Four White Roses," my new 
contemporary romantic mystery coming soon:


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to win a gifted digital copy of "Four White Roses" 
upon publication later this year.
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Short Blurb:

When Dallas lawyer Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother’s house, he discovers his grandmother's last wish was for him to find a missing half-sister and a stash of WWI rubies.

Torrie Larson, landscape owner and single mom, is trying to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria by Rich’s great grandmother.

Together they team up to try to locate the jewels and sister. But will they find love? Or will a meddling ghost, a pompous banker, and an elusive stray cat get in their way?


Excerpt:
 Rich Redman looked toward the porch in the dying light and sighed. “I don’t know what to do with this monstrosity of a house. No one seems interested in buying it. No one wants to live in it. It’s like a giant worthless gift from my grandmother. Maintenance costs exceed its usefulness. The heating bill is enormous. I have to pay to get the grass mowed in the summer and the snow shoveled from the walks and driveway in the winter.” He shrugged his shoulders in resignation and gazed down the street where the street lights had come on and their globes looked like Japanese lanterns floating in the air. His gaze found hers again. His expression was miserable and grim.

Torrie Larson tipped her ball cap up and gave a cursory glance at the house. She pursed her lips and fell silent. Should she tell him the truth? Or should she wait until he and his daughter were settled in? The knowledge twisted and turned inside her. As much as she was someone who hated rumors, she hated lies even more. There were enough of both of them flying around town…and some of them were about her. What to do? Finally, she flung her hands up in despair.


“Of course no one wants to buy it, Richard Lee,” she uttered with unmistakable candor. “I have it through reliable sources your grandmother’s house is haunted.”
 


                Check out all the fabulous writers and their blogs
                          in the SUMMER BLOG HOP below!

1.
Sorchias Wild Rose Summer Treats Post | Visit blog
2.
RV Memory | Visit blog
3.
Tricia Schneider | Visit blog
4.
Anna Durands Spunk & Hunks | Visit blog
5.
Judy Ann Davis Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog
6.
Spicy Summer Treats with Mia Downing | Visit blog
7.
Linda Nightingale. . . Wordsmith | Visit blog
8.
Jana Richards - Journeys with Jana | Visit blog
9.
Summer Memories of books well read @ Peggy Jaeger. com | Visit blog
10.
Summer on Cape Cod ~ Kathryn Knight books | Visit blog
11.
Summer Fun at the Beach, with Katie OSullivan | Visit blog
12.
I Believe Ill Go Canoeing - C. B. Clark | Visit blog
13.
Summertime Love is Sweeter with. . . Frozen Mango? @ Kimberly Keyes blog | Visit blog
14.
Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop @ Brendas Blog | Visit blog
15.
Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog
16.
Midsummer Magic on the Isle of Skye! | Visit blog
17.
My Guilty Summer Treats from Lori Sizemore | Visit blog
18.
Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog
19.
Hywela Lyns post for the WRP Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog
20.
Wild Rose Press Summer Treats & Reads | Visit blog
21.
Camping is a Recipe for Summer Treats and Reads | Visit blog
22.
The Snarkology | Visit blog
23.
Summer Survival Tips @ Nitty Gritty Romance | Visit blog
24.
Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog
25.
Nell Castle - Summer of the Sweat Lodge | Visit blog
26.
Myth, Magic & Wonder Susan Edwards, Breathing Life into the Past | Visit blog
27.
Romance with Spice, Sydney St. Claire | Visit blog
28.
Author Kat de Falla | Visit blog
29.
Anni Fife. Exciting new author of Steamy Romance with Irresistible Heroes | Visit blog
30.
Summer Vacation, Victorian-Style, AND a Giveaway | Visit blog
31.
Wildfires, Monsoons, and Mojitos - Author Susabelle Kelmer shares how she keeps cool in a climate that is on fire! | Visit blog
32.
Casi McLeans recipe for Hot Reads and Cool Treats | Visit blog
33.
Cool Summer Reads: Jeannie Halls Romantic Suspense Blog - Where Hearts Tremble From More Than Attraction | Visit blog
34.
Summer treat - Adult Slushie | Visit blog
35.
How to Rediscover the Magic of Bicycling | Visit blog
36.
Charlottes Tips on How to Stay Cool in HOT New York City | Visit blog
37.
Caryn McGill | Visit blog
38.
Hywela Lyns Inrerplanetary Summer | Visit blog


 
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46 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for haunted houses! And hidden treasure. and cats. So your book is on my To Read List for sure.

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    1. The grandmother in this novel keeps appearing on the back porch of her house and, with a moving rocking chair as the only indication she's there until she starts to speak and send her grandson bonkers. Lots of comedy.

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  2. Great excerpt and sounds like a great read! Adding it to my list right now!

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  3. Sounds very interesting and I love ghosts have to read this.jean60212@gmail.com

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    1. Good luck, Jean. "Four White Roses" is a fun, romantic and comic read.

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  4. Love the sound of the story.

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    1. There's two little girls that steal the show now and then throughout the story.

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  5. Looking forward to your new book, Judy Ann! Love the excerpt!You grabbed me on the last line: “I have it through reliable sources your grandmother’s house is haunted.”

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    1. I don't usually do anything with a paranormal element, so this is new territory for me. Lots of comedy.

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  6. Great excerpt! Looks like a fabulous read. Love that picture too. :)

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  7. This sounds like a fabulous read--all the key elements. When does it come out? M. S.

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    1. Just signed the TWRP contract this week, so I don't have any real details yet. Thanks for your comments and interest.

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    2. Congratulations Judy! The book sounds great. xx

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  8. Fabulous! Your new mystery series sounds great.

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    1. Beth--I fixed your link. You're good to go on my blog.

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  10. Sounds like a great book, thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. This sounds like an intriguing book.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by.

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  12. I always wanted a house like that. Minus the ghosts. The book now sounds right up my alley! Linda

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    1. Yes, the house is big, old and classic. They just don't make houses like that anymore. But it sure lends itself to the talking ghost of a grandmother.

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  13. A meddling ghost and missing rubies? Sounds like the kind of book I love to read!

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  14. Sounds like a great story, wishing you much success for it, I'll look out for it as soon as it's released!

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  15. Good luck with your release. Sounds like a fun read!

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  16. Four White Roses sounds amazing! I would love to read your book. Thank you isisthe12th@gmail.com

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  17. Love haunted house stories. I lived in one in college. :)

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    1. Oh, my. You must have some good stories. My mother was raised in a house that was haunted.

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  18. Haunted house stories complete with talking ghost are right up my alley. Already put Four White Roses on my read list. Good Luck. Isnt' the blog hop fun? I'm loving it.

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    1. Yes, Tena--The blog hop is lots of fun. I finally get to see all the diversity of our writers all at once. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I love all things paranormal. Can't wait to read your story. :)

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    1. Hi, Branda. Believe it or not, this is my first try at paranormal mixed with romance.

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  20. Haunted house? Cat? Romance? I'm in! Thanks for the post! :-)
    Kimberly

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  21. Enjoyed the excerpt. Good luck with Four White Roses!

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