Monday, February 28, 2011

Dearly Departed Blog Tour and Giveaway



Dearly Departed

Author: Tristi Pinkston

Publisher: Walnut Springs Press

Published Date: January 2011

Softcover: 270 pages

Genre: Mystery-Suspense

ISBN# 978-1-935217-89-3


My Review:


Ida Mae has just finished a marathon of baking. She is expecting Tansy to arrive any minute. Ida Mae heads downstairs to retrieve something and loses her balance. That is exactly where Tansy finds Ida Mae when she arrives…at the bottom of the stairs. Now Ida Mae has a nice, new pink cast on her foot and the Relief Society by her side.

Eden West is a reporter for the Salt Lake Sentinel. Eden also writes the obituary articles. When Eden receives a request from Peggy to write her mother, Beverly Hilton Partridge’s obituary, it is just another day at the office. This is until Peggy reacts to something Eden writes about her mother. Eden stated that Beverly departed before her time. It seems that Beverly was a resident at Shady Aspens Retirement Center. Eden decides to do some investigating with Kevin, a fellow reporter at the Sentinel. What exactly is happening at Shady Aspens Retirement Center?

Dearly Departed is the second Secret Sisters Mystery and Ida Mae novel. Book one is Secret Sisters. This book can be read as a stand alone novel. This is the first book I have read by this author. I loved Ida Mae and the Relief Society. They are a hilarious bunch. Eden and Kevin reminded me of Nancy Drew and Ned. They made a good pairing. Kevin with his charms and Eden with her eye on the prize are a good duo. Dearly Departed is a quick read. Dearly Departed is what cozy mysteries are made of…fun, intrigue, and a few surprises along the way.



Ida Mae
Babbitt rides again!

Ida Mae Babbitt may be a reformed woman, but trouble just can't stay away.
Follow the blog tour for Dearly Departed by Tristi Pinkston and learn
about Ida Mae's latest adventure.





We will be giving away THREE copies of Dearly Departed . One
GRAND PRIZE winner will win this fun
scrap booking pack.




It's easy to enter.
1. Visit the fabulous reviews and leave a comment letting us know why
you're excited to read Dearly
Departed
. Remember to include your email address.
2. For an additional entry become a follower of Walnut Springs Press blog,
Tristi's blog, or any of the fabulous reviews blog. Leave a comment letting
us know who's blog you now follow.
3. If you tweet about the blog tour, or post about it on your blog or
facebook, leave the link in the comments section and you'll receive an
additional entry for each post.


Good Luck! Entries close at midnight (MST) on March 6th.


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February 23
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February 24
Fire and Ice
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February 28
Cheryl’s Book Nook
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March 1
JDP News
(Joyce DiPastena)

March 2
Teri Rodeman

March 3
Why Not? Because I Said So
(Sheila Staley)

5 comments:

Vivien said...

Great review. I can't wait to see what happens next!
+1 follow Walnut Springs

Vivien
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Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for your review, Cheryl!

Rachel Lynne said...

I haven't found any interesting cozies lately. The Secret Sister's series sounds like something I and my mother would love. The sister's angle reminds me of Anne George's Southern Sisters, and those were some of my all time favs.
Can't wait to pick this series up! Tweeting and FB, and calling Mom!
Rach

bitt said...

sounds like a good mystery.

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MaryKay said...

"Dearly Departed is what cozy mysteries are made of…fun, intrigue, and a few surprises along the way."

It sounds great. I've excited to read it!

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