Saturday, September 12, 2015

Book Review/ Book Giveaway: Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates



Title: Booked for Trouble
 Author: Eva Gates
 Series : Book 2 Lighthouse Library Mystery
 Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received For Review from Publisher
 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
  Reviewed by: Tina

 If you are a fan of touching stories about mothers and daughters with books and libraries and a cat named Charlie in a so-called haunted lighthouse then Booked for Trouble is for you. I was not prepared for what awaited me once I started reading this book and I finished this book with more of an appreciation for my mother. I would have never thought a mystery would have such a impact on me personally but it did.

 Lucy is a librarian at the Bodie Island Lighthouse Library, that in itself being a beautiful and picturesque setting if not only by made by the cover of this book but just imagine it for yourself  as I did reading.  It made Booked for Trouble seem more real, like a movie playing in my head. Lucy loves her life at the library and would not trade it for the world with the library book club, the library cat, Charles and two men that are important to the town vying for her affections.

 Lucy's mother, Suzanne, a debutante, comes to visit, and Lucy suspects this is no ordinary visit. Lucy seems to think her mother is acting strangely, displaying odd behavior but can't quite figure out why. She really wants Lucy  head back to live in their home to their hometown of Boston to be with her ex-fiance that she is not in love with but Lucy being happy where she is in her heart does not want to go back but like most mothers and daughters Lucy lets her mother have her say.

 While checking into the hotel Suzanne, witnessed by almost the entire hotel and Lucy and the manager of the hotel, George. Suzanne has an argument with a former classmate, Karen Kivas and it seems that Karen knows something about Suzanne's past that she does not want to be let out but what is heard by everyone. Soon after the argument Karen is found dead outside the library by a blow to the head, Suzanne shoots up to the top of the police's suspect list. When it does not seem to Lucy that that police are looking at anyone else that could have done this, Lucy needs to save her mother before she has to check out of Bodie Island, and out of Lucy and their families lives and into a prison.

 This is a new favorite series for me, Life in a library in a lighthouse,  a cat, a relatable and engaging amateur sleuth with an intriguing , supporting cast of characters that also make this mystery great and a murder with a mother and daughter story mixed in that touches the heart.  The setting of this story brings out the true meaning of a cozy mystery. I am looking forward to reading and reviewing the next book in this series, Reading up a Storm in April 2016.

 FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are our own and our reviews are honest.

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 Giveaway is open to US Residents Only

 The giveaway closes at 9:00 am EST September 13th. Entries will not be counted after 9:00 am EST September 13th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

37 comments:

  1. Good series, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Enjoy this series. Thanks for the giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  3. I started this series loving By Book or By Crook, and I'm in for continuing the series! Thanks "Cozy Girl" for your blog review and synopsis, and especially for hosting a great giveaway! kat8762@aol.com

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  4. This series is on my virtual TBR pile. I'd love to add it to my real one. I would love to live in a lighthouse-alone, aside from my cats and other animal friends!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  5. This is a great series and I would love to have a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.
    davisel1830@hotmail.com

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  6. This series interests me greatly since the author is Canadian and very talented and the setting wonderful. Thanks for this lovely feature and great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I haven't read this series before but it looks interesting- I really love libraries. Thanks for the chance to win. klwooster@comcast.net

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  8. I would love to read this! brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  9. Thank you very much for this chance! arewekidding.rk.rk@gmail.com

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  10. Thank you, Tina. I am quite touched... And good luck to everyone. I hope you enjoy the books.

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  11. What part of this book doesn't sound like a great read! You had me at library and cat. Then throw in "haunted". I want to read this! Thanks for the chance to win.
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  12. This book sounds like one good book to read. I think that when I get to read it I will not be able to put it down until I finish it. I love books that grab me from the first as I will finish it in one sitting..

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  13. I have not read a book by this author before, but I would like to. Thanks for the giveaway. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  14. Sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  15. I know one entry is probably the limit, but I am still interested in being included. I have surpassed my book budget, and am crossing fingers and relying on a few giveaways to support my passion. kat8762@aol.com

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  16. Looks like great cozy mystery.

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  17. Another author on my TBRlist. It sounds interesting to me.

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  18. Sounds fun! Thanks for having the contest.
    pattymarsh31@gmail.com

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  19. I can't wait to read this series. I bought the first one because I love libraries & lighthouses. Throw in a cat named Charlie & you have a winner. The debut gets great reviews & I'm sure this one will as well.
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  20. Loved the first one and cant wait to read this one!! Thanks for the opportunity. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  21. The first book was very good, can't wait to read the next one. :) sanderella502003@yahoo.com

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win! catwoman279@yahoo.com

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  23. Great author. Great series. Fingers crossed.
    wismomworks@gmail.com

    Thanks for this chance

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  24. This sounds like another great cozy! Made better because of the cat of course.
    Thank you!

    eeyore722@gmail.com

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  25. Looking forward to the next book in this series. prancilio@gmail

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  26. Lucy's mom is a piece of work. We learned that in the first book. My guess as to why she wants Lucy to return to Boston and marry her ex is based strictly on money. Somehow Lucy marrying this guy will help her parents. Sorry, that's now how you should want your daughter to live her life....

    I loved the first book and would be thrilled to be your lucky winner.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. What a great series, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    Allenxpaa@msn.com

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  28. Sounds like an awesome book! I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. A meddling Mother...a lighthouse...two, no one but two men...great! grammyd01@comcast.net

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  30. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway! Bski92@gmail.com

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  31. I enjoyed the first book very much.. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy F.

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  32. Just starting this series. thanks for the chance to win one of the stories.
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  33. Loved the first one.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dpt net

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  34. I am eager to read the second one in this great series. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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