Monday, June 1, 2020

A Lovely Christian Romance by Julie Spencer

Book Giveaway: June 1 – 13. Make a comment about this Guest Post and you get a free complimentary digital copy of The Farmer’s Daughter. You might get a free paperback if you figure out the secret in her book.

About the Author: Julie L. Spencer writes gritty clean fiction with snarky, flawed characters, and romantic twists and turns. She has over 30 publications, and the books just keep writing themselves. A scientist by day and moonlighting as an author, Julie is an indoor girl with very little desire to step away from her computer and loves her characters almost as much as she loves her kitten.

When I read Julie’s Guest Post, my heart was so touched with what she said. Thank you, Julie, for sharing a very special experience with us. Read her Guest Post and make a comment for a free E-book.

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I’m not a farmer’s daughter. My husband calls me an indoor girl and he’s not wrong. So why did I write The Farmer’s Daughter? And why did it take me so long to publish this special story? For that you need to know the story behind the story: The Farmer’s Daughter was the 2nd novel I ever finished (approximately nine years ago). I wrote this immediately after writing my first published novel, The Cove and they are very similar. I have since written and published over thirty books, audiobooks, and science journals, along with newsletters, blog posts, newspaper articles, and one very technical 405-page watershed management plan. (Oh, and years ago I wrote Master’s Thesis, but I digress)

So, why didn’t I publish The Farmer’s Daughter? Partly because I hadn’t finished the sequel, partly because I got my dream job shortly after finishing the first draft (I’m the Gratiot County Conservation District Administrator), and partially because I haven’t felt compelled to publish the book prior to now. I put a lot of stock in following the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Throughout my adult life, I have found good things happen when I listen for and follow promptings from the Spirit. Up until January of this year I have felt prompted not to publish this book. I’m not sure why.

In January I had the distinct impression that it was time to publish The Farmer's Daughter in May of 2020. So here it is! Now for a more difficult conversation...

The first person to read The Farmer’s Daughter was my dearest friend, Jennifer Holiday. She was such a special person in my life that she was honestly second only to my husband as a best friend. We spent every birthday, New Years, even sometimes Thanksgiving, together with our husbands and children and often extended family. In 2017 Jennifer died, right after our sons (best friends) graduated high school. I’m getting emotional just writing this. I miss her every day. Sometimes I see people in the grocery store and do a double take because they look like Jenny. She was a schoolteacher, a mother, an honored friend in our community. Jennifer died from complications of prescription drug overdose. She is the reason I’m such an advocate about avoiding prescription narcotics for pain relief. She had shoulder surgery, started taking Vicodin, and was never able to recover.

She was the first person to take a printed manuscript of The Cove and mark it up with a red pen. She was the first person to take a printed manuscript of The Farmer’s Daughter and mark it up with a red pen. By the time I wrote Buxton Peak... she was too far gone to finish reading the draft. She never lived to see me as a published author. I’m sure she’s smiling down from heaven watching my every success and feeling proud that she had taken part in that.

Now something funny. Jennifer was offended by a part of The Farmer’s Daughter and wanted me to remove that part. I didn't. It’s still there. If you are successfully able to guess what part offended her, I’ll send you a signed copy of the paperback! If you comment on this blog post, I’ll send you a complimentary digital copy of The Farmer’s Daughter.

Now, a little bit about the book: Sometimes our dreams are right before our eyes. Ashley’s been taught all her life to find a nice Mormon boy and get married in a temple. That’s easier said than done living in rural Michigan, where members of her church are few and far between. 

Ashley drives each morning to the University of Michigan to study pre-med, while her non-member boyfriend Paul, the boy next door, heads the other direction to attend Michigan State University. Each evening they see each other in the barn to feed the animals and talk of the future. But when Ashley meets Caleb, a nice, med-school student who served as a missionary and is ready to settle down, what starts as casual flirting quickly turns to something more and Ashley fights the undeniable attraction they have. Because she’s still in love with Paul.

As she tries to convince herself she’s not ready to get serious with either man, Caleb becomes more involved in the farm life she loves, Paul becomes interested in the gospel she can’t live without, and Ashley realizes she’s going to have a tough choice to make.

If you’ve read this far in my little monologue, thank you. Please hug your family members. If you have someone in your life who is struggling with a substance abuse, please take the time to learn all you can about how to help them. God bless you, my friends. I pray you’re safe and healthy. Love, Julie

P.S. I hope you love The Farmer’s Daughter.

Check out Julie’s other books at: www.authorjuliespencer.com
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Julie loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at juliespencer1998@gmail.com

Saturday, May 9, 2020

A Great Esthetician



I would like to introduce to you an Esthetician that I’m so impressed with. She has done my nails for the past ten years and I love her technique... not only because she is so talented but because she is my daughter. (Haha) She just got married last year and is so happy. Because she is an artist and paints on canvas, she is very artistic when it comes to nails.

Felicia worked at "Got Beauty" in Salt Lake but moved to Orem recently and has set up her own little booth in Lindon, Utah. This being her new location, she is now searching for more clients. With this being a time of the Pandemic, she wears a mask and rubber gloves so she can protect her clients. Below is information about her with reviews and photos. If you mention my blog when you make an appointment, she will take $10.00 off your bill to do your nails.

Hello! I’m Felicia Clarke Acosta and I’ve been an Esthetician for 10 years. I’ve gained many clients and friends in this field and am grateful for any opportunities to make more. I love doing shellac manicures. There’s something so satisfying about painting such clean polished lines that I’m addicted to! Even though I’m just doing mostly nails right now, I’m actually an Esthetician and love having the variety and being able to do multiple types of services. I’m happy doing what I do and would love to work on you. I would be happy to book you at any time. I am located at 396 W 200 S St in Building 2, Unit B in Lindon, Utah.

You can reach me by email at feliciaclarke1@yahoo.com or you may text me at 4356191422 for an appointment.

Reviews On Yelp…

Annie N wrote: “I went to Felicia Clarke for a soak-off and shellac manicure, and she is sweet and friendly and did an AMAZING job! As I write this two full weeks later, my nails still look great! I have no lifting or peeling, and will continue to go to Felicia over and over. She's fantastic!”

Heather G wrote: “I've now had multiple mani/pedi experiences with Felicia & I simply adore her! She does an immaculate job, is friendly & genuinely enjoys what she does.”

Rebecca U wrote: “Felicia did my pedicure today and she was gentle, attentive and constantly asked for feedback. She was also careful to angle the emery board up so it only filed my nail, not the skin below my nail.”

Jasmin L wrote: “I get my brows waxed by Felicia, and she is just the warmest person ever.”

This is Felicia's Workplace in Lindon. Doesn't it look comfortable?



Here are some samples of nails Felicia has done for clients.



Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cooking Up a Mystery: A Cozy Mystery

Book Giveaway May 5 - 20: To celebrate the release of Cooking up a Mystery, Gail will give away a Kindle copy of Stopped Cold, a previous Amazon Best Seller in Christian Teen and Young Adult Mysteries and Thrillers.

Welcome, Gail, to my blog. I always enjoy it when you stop by to visit. Gail has a Guest Post all about her new book that was just released. Please tell us about your book, Gail.

My publisher asked how much of my life I put into Cooking up a Mystery, and I couldn’t help but smile. The story’s about a young woman, Laney, running a tea house and catering business. She and her mother started it in her mother’s kitchen after Laney’s husband left her for another woman. After both of Laney’s parents succumb to an untimely death, Laney fears she can’t run the restaurant without her mother’s help. However, George, her assistant tells her she has him and God, who knows her needs. Then he adds, “You ... have your mom’s wonderful recipes and you whip them up like a pro.”

That’s where I come in with my real life experience. I learned to cook when I was ten years old. The reason, according to my father—I’d know how when I got married. I didn’t marry until I was thirty. By then, I’d received lots of instruction, so I knew how to prepare some pretty good dinners. After we were married my husband said, “You could start a restaurant.” I wanted to do other things instead, such as write, but I started one in this book.

Book Blurb: Laney Eskridge worked to put her husband through dental school. Then he left with another woman. She's on edge from the emotional scars and her parents' deaths. Then she hears unexplained noises in her new tea house, and her anxiety is tripled. Add a budding romance with Eric—a guy with a fear of commitment—and it's all too much to handle. She cuts ties with Eric and plunges into making her business pay off.

When Eric discovers that Laney's in danger, he vows to protect her. But can he make a lasting promise? Will she trust him? And when they overhear a threat that could cause national turmoil, will anyone believe them? There's more brewing than herbal tea in Cooking up a Mystery.

Reviews:

From the delicious first paragraph until the sweet final scene, Cooking Up a Mystery by Gail Pallotta is a treat on every level. The author creates fantastic scenes, her characters are realistic and well-developed, her prose sparkles like polished silverware and her plotting is imaginative and impeccable. The author has written a book with all of the ingredients that will completely satisfy her readers. A bonus section of reader’s recipes at the end (each one named after a character in the book!) is the perfect finishing touch to make this delectable mystery an irresistible indulgence. I can't wait for the next book from this talented author. --Regina Andrews, Family-Friendly Romance Writer, author of Destiny’s Designs, In Good Faith, and more.

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A wounded but determined chef and a commitment-phobic university professor fight their attraction. When they decide to take on an overheard terrorist plot, they must decide what’s more important—their personal hangups or the fate of the nation.

Laney finally landed on both feet and set off running. She’s got a great business, an assistant whose loyal and trustworthy, and a burgeoning catering clientele. She’s done the marriage thing and it didn’t work for her. That’s okay. Laney’s got enough on her plate and counting on only herself is a refreshing change, even though the weird noises coming from the other side of the wall creep her out. Then she meets Eric and his avant-garde taste in art.

Bachelor Eric’s broken-footed helplessness tugs at Laney’s heartstrings. He only needs dinner for a few weeks, thank you. Or does he? Na… Maybe… Could he? Could they? Every relationship has a few hiccups, and when these two souls accidentally overhear some truly frightening threats, they realize life is bigger than their issues. Besides, they make a pretty good team investigating things that go bump in the night. What happens after they save the world…well, you’ll just have to read the book.

Told from both sides of the oven, Laney and Eric’s humorous and poignant story of modern-day romance among the faith-filled set will leave Christian romantic mystery lovers smiling. --Author and Reviewer Lisa Lickel.


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A wounded but determined chef and a commitment-phobic university professor fight their attraction. When they decide to take on an overheard terrorist plot, they must decide what’s more important—their personal hangups or the fate of the nation.

Laney finally landed on both feet and set off running. She’s got a great business, an assistant whose loyal and trustworthy, and a burgeoning catering clientele. She’s done the marriage thing and it didn’t work for her. That’s okay. Laney’s got enough on her plate and counting on only herself is a refreshing change, even though the weird noises coming from the other side of the wall creep her out. Then she meets Eric and his avant-garde taste in art.

Bachelor Eric’s broken-footed helplessness tugs at Laney’s heartstrings. He only needs dinner for a few weeks, thank you. Or does he? Na… Maybe… Could he? Could they? Every relationship has a few hiccups, and when these two souls accidentally overhear some truly frightening threats, they realize life is bigger than their issues. Besides, they make a pretty good team investigating things that go bump in the night. What happens after they save the world…well, you’ll just have to read the book.

The recipes in the back of the book are authored by my friend, Pam Nichols Griffin, as a fundraiser for Mission Love Seeds, a charity that helps children throughout the world and responds locally after disasters to demonstrate God’s love. They’re online at missionloveseeds.org and on Facebook.

Buy Cooking Up A Mystery  

Brief Bio: Gail’s a wife, Mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. A 2013 Grace Awards finalist, she’s a Reader’s Favorite 2017 Book Award winner and a TopShelf 2020 Book Awards Nominee. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her website at https://gailpallotta.com.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Destiny's Designs: An Inspirational Romance


Book Giveaway: April 15 – 30. To show her appreciation, Regina Andrews will give an ebook version of Destiny’s Designs to everyone who leaves a comment. In Regina’s “Guest Post,” she will tell you all about Destiny's Designs

This book actually won the first prize award for “Ebook of the Year” in a national contest a few years ago. Now Regina has updated it, and she is happy that it is available now in paperback.

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Thank you so much for hosting me on your lovely blog. I am delighted to be here! It is so exciting to share Destiny's Designs with you and your readers.

Destiny's Designs is the first volume in a brand new series that I am writing called the  "Designs of Life" series. I am working on volume two now, called "The Designs of Providence."

Here is a blurb about Destiny's Designs, a Family-Friendly Romance.

Since experiencing a family tragedy as a young girl, maintaining control has been the focal point in every aspect of Lisa Machon’s life,  especially in her career.  She has carefully crafted every detail of her interior design business, which has led her to an incredible opportunity: planning the New Year’s gala for the wealthy Lamont family. But when Countess Lamont finds that her most treasured vase has been mysteriously broken, she is devastated. Her son, Neil, wants to do whatever it takes to make her happy, including finding a replacement vase. Lisa joins him, although she is wary of his carefree ways. In their quest to find a new vase, will Lisa allow herself to let go...and find true happiness with Neil?

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Here is an interview that I arranged to have with the heroine of Destiny’s Designs, Lisa Machon!

RA: Today we are chatting with Lisa Machon, the heroine of Destiny’s Designs. Thanks, Lisa, for this interview. Would you tell us a little bit about yourself please?

LM: I am single, and I live in Newport, Rhode Island where I run my own interior design business called 'Innovations'.

RA: What is your most recent project?

LM: I was just selected to run the New Year’s Eve gala for a prominent social family in Newport.

RA: How is that going?

LM: It’s very exciting. I get along very well with the Countess, who selected me. Recently I was able to find a set of very rare vases for her which pleased her very much. Unfortunately one of the vases has been broken and I am now in the process of finding a replacement vase for her.

RA: Is it difficult to find a replacement?

LM: Yes, difficult, but not impossible.

RA: That's good. But a vase is so fragile...to get it back to RI safely, will you have to travel?

LM: Yes, most likely to Europe. The Countess' son, Neil, is quite dynamic and and he is motivated to find a replacement for her as well. I am quite confident that we will be able to find the replacement vase for his mother and get it to her safely--although Neil and I have different work styles and very different temperaments.

RA: Interesting. What are some of your differences?

LM: Being a sailor, he is a bit carefree, not tied down. I am all business. Everything planned and organized.

RA: They say opposites attract…

LM: Oh no, I am alone in the world and my business is the only thing I have to rely on. There’s no way I could ever mix business and pleasure. It’s too much of a risk.

RA: If you say so. I can’t wait to see what happens. Thank you, Lisa.

LM: Thank you for having me.

After Lisa left I couldn’t stop wondering: everything in life can not always be planned out. Is she prepared for the unexpected in her life?

Destiny’s Designs is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats.

Discover more of Regina’s exciting, family-friendly romance books on her website.

About Regina: A resident of Providence, Rhode Island, Regina is inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Some of her hobbies include museums, theater, classical music, choral singing, and everything French. She is the author of The Sterling Lakes Series, Spotlight on Love, The Perfect Proposal, and In Good Faith, Book One of the Dunbar Falls Series. She is currently working on Book Two of The Dunbar Falls Series, Act of Faith. She is also in the process of finishing her two upcoming releases, Through Tomorrow's Door, and Book Two of the Designs of Life series, The Designs of Providence. For more about Regina’s writings, visit her website: http://www.reginaandrews.com.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Faith in God During Covid – 19 Pandemic


I walked into the Time Machine at the Family Search Center so I could learn all about the things that were invented during my grandparents’ day. It was interesting to find out what they had seen during their lifetime, such as the invention of the light bulb, telephone, automobile and airplane. The Time Machine said that my grandfather was 40 years old in 1918, during the time of the Spanish flu pandemic that swept the world. Church meetings were cancelled and schools were closed down to stop the spreading of the virus. I was shocked to learn there were 50,000,000 deaths throughout the world because of the virus. I remember thinking how difficult that must have been for everyone.

Lo and behold, I am now experiencing what my grandparents had gone through… something I had not expected in my day. At first, when we were told to stay home, I thought: "I can do this. That's simple. If we have to go grocery shopping, we can stay six feet away from people and wear face-masks and wash our hands afterward. This will be over soon if we all obey the rules." Little did I know that would be just a small part of this pandemic.


This is a face-mask that my daughter made for her father. She is making a different design for me. Well, I soon found out that it was affecting people's jobs. Three of my son's in law and my daughter were relieved of their jobs because of the virus. Now what? How were they going to support their families? Would unemployment be enough? With these labor shortages and people being relieved of their jobs, how would this affect our food supply? That was when I finally realized all of this was not as simple as I thought. 

As I learn about the deaths throughout the world, my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones, and I pray the Lord will comfort those who are grieving. I soon realized I needed to have faith in a caring and loving Father in Heaven who is watching over us. We need His help. The scriptures say: "Be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you."

President Russell M. Nelson, the prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has asked the members of the church for a world wide fast on Good Friday, April 10th, asking for the Lord's help. 

My dear friends, those who are of all faiths, please join us in this time of prayer and fasting. I know the Lord will hear our prayers and guide us. We just need to have faith and hope. These are the things we should pray for:

1. Plead for relief from this global pandemic
2. Pray that the caregivers will be protected
3. Plead for healing throughout the world
4. Pray that our economy will be strengthened

The scriptures say: " For I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions. " Alma 36:3

Never give up hope. It is important to have faith that the Lord will help us. Please know I care and pray that you are well. 



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Fantasy Medieval Romance

Anna del C. will select a couple of comments, to give away two electronic copies of “Her Prince Charming.” Make sure you leave your email address, if you want to participate.

Interview with YA, clean medieval romance Anna del C. Dye 
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now. I was born in Valparaiso, Chile among famous beaches.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? It took me about a year before revisions. I published five bilingual picture books for children in between.

Who or What inspired you to write this book? The main character, Alexandra. She kept coming to my mind and gave me visions of her life. She is a strong woman, though it took her some four months to realize it. I think she needed a sound board before she made sacrifices to save her kingdom from High Chancellor Stanislav's paws.


Could you give us a back-cover blurb?

A future worth rescuing, a love worth waiting for, and a dream worth sharing

Danger lurks in the court as Stanislav the high chancellor, seizes an opportunity to take the crown and the princess for himself. Caught between duty and freedom, Princess Alexandra has to chose to be free to find a happy ever after or marry Stanislav as he demands and let him take the crown from her. When Prince Christoffer offers a solution by marrying her…wouldn’t that mean another marriage without love? However, if she accepts his proposal, she will sentence him to death.

What genre does your book fall under? Young Adult, Medieval Romance

What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader's lives? Beside, entertainment, I would like my readers to see that when life gets tough, we need to get tougher by keep trying.

What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book? This book is loosely written with a Russian theme in mind.

How many books have you written in the Royal Romance series? This will be number six. All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order.



Thank you so much for having me in your blog, Linda.

You can find Anna’s book at the following places:



Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Fighting the Promise by F. Allan Roth


F. Allan Roth likes to fly fish on the South Fork of the Snake River. He ties his own flies and builds his own bamboo fly rods and wooden boats. He also is an amateur mycologist, and enjoys hunting (and eating) wild mushrooms and berries.
As a graduate student, he taught English classes at Brigham Young University. After graduation, he moved to Ricks College (now called BYU-Idaho), where he taught for two years. After that, he moved to a nuclear research laboratory where he worked as a technical writer and editor for nearly thirty years. He and his wife, Jerelyn, live in Idaho. At last count, they have seven children, twenty-five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Allan Roth is an American author who writes LDS fiction and fantasy novels. Other works include A Missionary’s Musings on the Book of Mormon, available exclusively from Amazon.
Book Blurb
When the Chinese conquered America, the government gave up without a fight—but the people didn’t. Church leaders had cautioned church members that the collapse of their nation was the fulfillment of an ancient prophetic promise from the Book of Mormon. Fighting against the occupation, the brethren warned, would be the same as fighting against God’s righteous judgment on a nation ripened in iniquity. But when war came to their home, Bishop Stuart Holliwell and his family found themselves Fighting the Promise. This story was a 2018 Whitney Award nominee.
The Inspiration Behind the Story
The story that grew into Fighting the Promise started more than twenty years ago in a Sunday-school class. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (better known as the “Mormons”), and I was teaching about a prophecy from the Book of Mormon that says if the people of America ever became “ripened in iniquity,” the Lord would sweep them off the face of the land and give this land to a different people.
One member of the class laughed at that and said that such an event might have been possible in ancient times, but in these modern days the USA was far too strong for God to destroy. I thought about his comment for a while and decided to write a story that showed just how fragile our nation could be if we faced God’s judgement. That story, which forms the introduction to Fighting the Promise, was originally intended to be a stand-alone short story called “And the Home of the Brave.”
I never published that original story, but as the years passed, I realized that there was more to the story than I had written. I thought about how life-changing the fulfillment of prophecy would be to the people and families who might someday have to live through it. Since I live in Idaho, I imagined an Idaho family living through the upheaval of seeing their beloved government overthrown and their people destroyed. That family became the Holliwell family, and their story became Fighting the Promise.
It is a family-friendly story. There is no sex. There’s no swearing in it other than two cases of the word hell (once in its religious sense, and once in a jocular oath by an old farmer). Since there is a war involved, there is some violence, but violence is never the focus of the story and is never glorified. In most cases, the violence occurs “off-screen” so the reader does not need to see the blood and gore. Violence is consistently portrayed as unnecessary, evil, and something that should be avoided.
Reviews
"I couldn’t put the book down. At times, the action took my breath away, I fevered for the characters to make the right choices, anguished over the heartbreaks, was infuriated at betrayals. I lived the story. I could picture the scenes in my mind. Families divided, obedience in trials, love and forgiveness—it’s all there. Definitely a must-read!"

"What if you believed your church leader was called of God and received direction from Him. What if the United States was taken over by a foreign power. Would you choose to act the patriot and fight back to drive the intruders out and restore the constitutional form of government? Or, would you follow the church leader who warned in order to live and prosper, for the time the people must submit and obey the new government? This story followed a family where half followed the church leader and half joined the resistance. To me, both groups felt like they did the right thing. It was interesting how the story played out, and how it worked out for the family. Great story that held my interest"
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Romantic Cozy Mystery by Gail Pallotta


Gail Pallotta is giving away a Kindle copy of Hair Calamities and Hot Cash. A winner will be picked at random and Gail will get in touch with you. All you have to do is comment and leave your email.

To enter more contests, visit Best of 2019

The story behind Hair Calamities and Hot Cash, a 2019 Category Finalist in Humor / Comedy and a 2020 Book Awards Nominee by TopShelf Magazine, begins many years ago. It started in a small town at the foothills of the North Carolina Mountains, where my mother ran a beauty shop. Her salon doubled as a meeting place where customers who knew each other discussed how to make the latest recipe, what to do about world affairs and everything in between, including family relations, births, deaths and weddings. Clients planned showers, graduation parties and get-togethers for new neighbors while hair flew.

Mostly townspeople showed up, and the spirit of the community overflowed. The residents had disagreements, but they didn’t hate those who thought differently from them. They had close friends, acquaintances, people they tolerated and those they kept at a distance. As in most small environments, they gossiped and could be nosey. However, when someone grieved for a loved one, suffered from an illness or any other crisis, prayers went up and casseroles went out no matter whether the person was a best friend or someone held at a distance. They all were God’s children. The walls of Mother’s beauty shop echoed the spirit of the community, and I wanted to bring it back.

Book Blurb: “A comedic romp from small town to big city in search of missing money, hair catastrophes, and love. A truly fun read” --Cynthia Hickey, author of the Shady Acres Mystery series.

What happens when a New York stockbroker crashes his car into Eve Castleberry’s North Carolina beauty shop...on the same day the young widow’s defective hair products are causing wild hairdos? Soon Eve finds herself helping the handsome stranger hunt the thieves who stole his client’s cash...and hot on the trail of two of the F.B.I.’s most-wanted criminals! Romance blossoms amid danger, suspense and Eve’s hair-brained plan to get back the money.

Reviews:  

A Five-Star Amazon Review:
“Things aren’t going right for the widow, Eve. Her hair products are faulty, and her clients are getting some quirky hair-doo results. What else can go wrong? Well, how about a broker, named Phillip, from the Big Apple, smashing his vehicle right into her salon? After the initial shock, Eve regains her composer and offers him coffee. Phillip obligingly aids her in swabbing up an overspill of soapsuds. Who would think love would be the verdict of this ‘hairy’ chain of events? The two pull together to find a missing large sum of money, as well as why Eve got botched hair products to begin with. Comical chaos flows effortlessly in this starry-eyed, humorous tale of misfortune surprisingly turning to serendipity. ‘Hair Calamities and Hot Cash’ is a fresh, cozy, romantic mystery by Gail Pallotta...every bit brilliant and complete with charm, excitement and wit.” --RJS

A Five-Bone Review from Spatzle Speaks:
“My mom adores alliteration so the title of this book tickles her fancy no end. Hair Calamities and Hot Cash is...full of adventure, comedy and suspense. Poor Eve Castleberry runs a North Carolina beauty shop. For some reason, this widow is finding her hair products are not doing what they are supposed to do with strange results. To top it off a New York stockbroker crashes his car into her salon and he’s on the hunt for criminals wanted by the FBI whole stole his client’s cash. Merry mayhem ensues and this is one delightful romantic comedy as the two work together to get the money and solve the riddle of what’s going wrong at her store. Writing witty comedy is an art and Gail Pallotta has it mastered in this novel. No cats or dogs but any book that makes my mom giggle is worthy of five bones!” --Spatzle

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Bio: Award-winning author Gail Pallotta is a wife, mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. Gail is a 2013 Grace Awards finalist, a 2017 Reader’s Favorite Book Award winner and a 2019 TopShelf Magazine Award finalist winner in the Humor /Comedy category. She has published six books, poems, short stories and two hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums. To learn more about Gail and her books, visit her website at http//gailpallotta.com.