Thursday, April 7, 2016

Calico Spy

GIVEAWAY

BROWNLEY, MARGARET
CALICO SPY

Pinkerton Detective Katie Madison makes a lousy Harvey House waitress...but it's the only way she can get close enough to the scene of the murders of two of the restaurant's servers to solve the mystery. Between having impeccable posture, a perfect Harvey Girl smile, and memorizing menu specials of the day, not tomention dealing with the temperamental French chef, her mind might be too full to make any headway in the biggest case of her career.

Sheriff Branch Whitman knows there's something fishy about the pretty new Harvey girl with her flaming red hair, but he never would've guessed her to be a Pinkerton! And he's never met a Pink he liked -- but there is something intriguing about her.

Soon a tornado hits town, and a shadow from the past puts Branch's eight-year-old son in danger. Now the sheriff has no choice but to work with Katie -- or chance losing everything he holds dear. Tracking a murderer is dangerous even for a man, and he fears for Katie's safety. But as they get closer to the killer it becomes abundantly clear: protecting Katie is one thing; protecting his heart is something else.

My Review:

Witty and clever and so much fun to read! Katie is "as stubborn as a sore tooth" and is quite the conundrum for Branch. She has two strikes against her as a detective -- one, she's a woman and two she's a 'Pink' and he's not about to share sleuthing rights with either. Luckily, Katie isn't a pushover and doggedly persists with her investigation. It isn't long before Branch sees the error of his ways and the two join forces. A solid mystery that spirals into much more than they bargained for kept me glued to the page...when I wasn't blinking back tears from laughing so hard. And then there's the bumpy romance that makes the tale all the sweeter. A winning combination  that makes this a must read for the romantic comedy aficionado.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Calico Spy please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 10 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun mystery!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's sooooo much fun. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. I love this author! Just recently finished her Rocky Creek series and really enjoyed it.
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She has a winning style, doesn't she? And I love her sense of humour. Good luck, Nicole.

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  3. Would love to win and read this book. Sounds great. spotts06ATcomcastDOTnet.

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  4. I love the premise of this book, so fun.
    PrimarilypattiATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's a great twist on a Western. Good luck, mamacita.

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  5. Sounds like a fun read! I'm sure Branch is beside himself trying to deal with this woman who doesn't know her 'place'.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Exactly!!!!!! LOL So much fun. Good luck, Patty.

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  6. Silly me, typed my own email incorrectly! Thanks so much for the chance to win this title! :)
    betherin02 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Beth Erin. Good luck.

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  7. Margaret Brownley is one of my favorite authors. Her books always make me smile. I haven't read any of this series yet but they are all on my "wish list." I'd love to win Calico Spy.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. She's great at romantic comedy. Good luck, Pam.

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  8. Calico Spy sounds so fun, add me please!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're added, Merry. Good luck!

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  9. I got this one on my shelf & I definitely look forward to the witty banter & hi-jinks it promises. I do so love her writing! :-)

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    1. It's such a fun read. I love laugh out loud humour in a novel.

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  10. I love Margaret's writing voice! This sounds like a fun one. Would love to be entered to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

    nataliedmonk AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're entered, Natalie. Good luck.

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  11. What a book! What an author! Thank you, Kav, for this great opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  12. I enjoy watching the Pinkerton's on PBS. I'm sure this book would be a fun read. Thanks KAV!
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, I missed that series. I would have loved it. Good luck, Caryl.

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  13. Love the cover and the excerpt.
    KarenskrayonsATgmailDOTcom

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  14. I haven't read this one yet but have read a few of her past books and they are good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  15. What a fun mystery! truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I've really been looking forward to finishing this series-- thanks so much for the chance to win! :D

    sleepy_bookworm_aery [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. You're welcome, Aerykah. Good luck.

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  17. I've been wanting to read these books since the first one. I can't believe I haven't started them yet, especially with how much I love rom-coms. Better late than never, eh? tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- late is always better than never. You'll enjoy this one if you love romantic comedy. Good luck, Terrill.

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  18. This sounds like such a fun western mystery. Sadly I read that in real life, Margaret's husband passed away last Saturday. Prayers for her.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Yes, I had heard that as well, Maryann. Praying for her and her family too. Good luck.

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