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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs (Book Review) and Giveaway!



Eggs in Purgatory
by Laura Childs

Suzanne, Toni, and Petra lost their husbands but found independence -- and, in each other, a life raft of support, inspiration, fresh baked goods, and their own business. But when the Cackleberry Club cafe opened its doors in the town of Kindred, who'd have guessed that the cozy oasis would become the scene of a crime?

Suzanne's lawyer is found in his car behind the Cackleberry with egg on his face and blood on the dash.  Suzanne's taking the crime personally: The murder reveals a scandal in her late husband's past and brings a stranger fleeing a messianic sect to her for help. Now, discovering the link between a dead man with secrets and a runaway cultist may be putting Suzanne's own life on the line.

My Thoughts:  I believe that I just found me another cozy mystery writer to love!  I really enjoyed the sense of strength and friendship that I felt among these three women.  Suzanne appears to be the leader, but I have a feeling that we will probably get to explore them all in depth as the series progresses.  The Cackleberry Club isn't just a cafe - it has a book nook and a knitting nest - It is definitely my kind of place!  Amidst the morning and lunchtime rush and the afternoon tea's, Suzanne still manages to get herself into some unusual situations.  It was fun to follow the twists and turns, and Laura Childs leads you down one path - only to jar you off of it at the end to show you the real murderer!  

I was lucky enough to receive the next book in the series, Eggs Benedict Arnold, from the author, as well as The Teaberry Strangler - her latest Tea Shop Mystery.  Even better than that though, I have 4 copies of each book(Eggs Benedict Arnold and The Teaberry Strangler) to giveaway to my readers!  

So - for the giveaway - Please tell me which book (Eggs Benedict Arnold and/or The Teaberry Strangler) The that you would like to win and leave your email address.

For a second entry - please visit Laura at www.laurachilds.com and come back and tell me something that you learned.

If you are a follower you also get an entry.

Twitter or blogging will each get you one also!

This giveaway will end April 14.

UPDATE (3-25-2010)  Giveaway is for U.S./Canada only.

So you can earn a total of five entries - just make sure to put them each in a separate comment!  I am verifying with the author as to restrictions on the winners locations - so please stay tuned for that update!  Good luck!









87 comments:

Heidi V said...

The Eggs Benedict Arnold sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance...

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Lady_Graeye said...

I think Eggs Benedict Arnold would be a winner!

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Lady_Graeye said...

Laura wanted to put more recipes in her books, but her publisher pointed out she was a mystery writer not a cook book writer!

Lady_Graeye said...

I am a google follower too!

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Margie said...

I think I'd like to read The Teaberry Strangler. Although I haven't read any of the ones mentioned, and would be happy with any of them!
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Margie said...

Publishers Weekly says that her scrapbook series makes New Orleans spookier than ever.
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Margie said...

blog follower
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rubynreba said...

Both sound good but I would pick The Teaberry Strangler.
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rubynreba said...

The Tea Shop Mysteries were named to the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller lists.
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rubynreba said...

I am a follower.
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Katrina said...

I would be happy with any of them

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Katrina said...

i follow

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bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a great new series! I'd like to be entered for Eggs in Purgatory since I haven't read any of the books yet. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I found it interesting that Laura Childs tried her hand at screenwriting first. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

bermudaonion said...

I subscribe in Google Reader. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

misskallie2000 said...

Laura is a new author for me so I was suprised at the number of books she has written and that I have not read any!! I love mysteries and would love to read either book but I am leaning toward The Teaberry Strangler should I win. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I am a google follower


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misskallie2000 said...

I follow via twitter(@misskallie2000)

tweeted:
Latest: kherbrand Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs (Book Review) and… http://goo.gl/fb/wyCM #laurachilds #theteaberrystrangler Retweeted by you less than 20 seconds ago

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misskallie2000 said...

The Teaberry Strangler would be my book choice should I win. Thanks..

I put this in my first comment instead of a sep. comment.


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Colleen Turner said...

I would love to win a copy of the Teaberry Strangler. I saw this in the book store and thought it looked like a good read!
Thanks,
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow via email and facebook.

Thanks,
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I learned from her website that she has written and produced many tv commercials.
Thanks,
Colleen
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Tribute Books said...

Eggs Benedict, sounds good to me.

Madeline said...

I would love the Eggs in Purgatory book; thank you!

Debbie Rodgers said...

Either of the Eggs book sound like fun!

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Debbie Rodgers said...

Laura Childs has written four screen plays

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Debbie Rodgers said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect

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Misusedinnocence said...

Eggs Benedict Arnold sounds awesome. :)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I'm an old gfc follower.

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scottsgal said...

I'd like to read The Teaberry STrangler
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scottsgal said...

She used to own an ad agency but sold it and writes full time now
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scottsgal said...

I'm a follower
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Benita said...

I haven't read either of these books, and would be thrilled to read either one. Thanks for the possibility.

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Benita said...

I'm a follower.

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Benita said...

I learned that the author includes many foods in her books and would like to include more recipes, but her publisher keeps reminding her that she writes mysteries and not cookbooks.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Razlover's Book Blog said...

I would love to win a copy of Teaberry Strangler.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Razlover(at)hotmail(dot)com

Razlover's Book Blog said...

Laura was a writer/producer at several national ad agencies, then headed her own company, Mission Critical Marketing, as CEO and Creative Director.

Razlover(at)hotmail(dot)com

Razlover's Book Blog said...

I'm a goggle friend follower!

Razlover(at)hotmail(dot)com

Razlover's Book Blog said...

I blogged about your giveaway here:

http://razloversbookblog2.blogspot.com/2010/03/laura-childs-eggs-benedict-arnold-or.html

Razlover(at)hotmail(dot)com

enyl said...

I would love to have a copy of The Teaberry Strangler.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

I learned that prior to writing mysteries,Ms.Childs wrote and produced TV commercials and screenplays.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

GFC follower.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

Tweeted.
twitter.com@enylstil#eggs
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

Tabathia said...

I would love to win Eggs Benedict Arnold.

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Tabathia said...

I am a google follower

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Tabathia said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/11093555031

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throuthehaze said...

They both sound good so I would like either of them :)
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throuthehaze said...

follower
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Tina said...

Eggs Benedict Arnold is my choice if I win. Please enter me.

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skkorman said...

Please enter me to win "Eggs Benedict Arnold"!

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Edna said...

please enter me

I follow on google

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Linda Kish said...

Either would be wonderful. (Both wold be even better.)

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Libby's Library said...

I have The Teaberry Strangler, so I would love to win Eggs Benedict Arnold.
Thanks so much.

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Libby's Library said...

Follower - Libby's Library
Thanks

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Libby's Library said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/LibbysLibrary/statuses/11336281324

Thank you.


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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Teaberry Strangler catches my attention... :)

I am a follower of your blog :)

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Barb said...

I would love to read the Teaberry Strangler.

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Barb said...

I am an old follower of your blog.

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Barb said...

It's interesting that she came out of the advertising industry. Even headed her own company and then switched from such highly competitive business to writing books.

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Barb said...

I tweeted about this giveaway:

http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/11384829839

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Sophia said...

The Teaberry Strangler sounds good! It sounds great. I used to love mystery books but I haven't read one in so long. I remember when I was little, I was obsessed with the Nancy Drew books. :D

Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win!

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Marjorie said...

I have not read any books by this author so I would like either one.


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ossmcalc said...

Even though I would be happy with either of the books, I think that I would prefer to read The Teaberry Strangler.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I learned that raisins are toxic for dogs which I did not know.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/11812467296

Thank you,

Christine
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Darcie K. said...

I would like to win Eggs Benedict Arnold!
dmkayes@gmail.com

Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect
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Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win The Teaberry Strangler. Sounds like a good read. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I follow on Google Friend Connect.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Karin said...

Eggs Benedict Arnold sounds good--


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Renee G said...

I would like to read The Teaberry Strangler.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

Renee G said...

I'm a google friend follower (rsg).
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

nel said...

i would like to have Eggs Benedict Arnold

Thank You

dsublady at aol dot com

nel said...

Laura Childs is very helpful answering questions about agents, where to buy books wholsale and getting a copy of her book to review!!!

nel said...

following blog publicly

nel said...

email subscriber

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nel said...

tweet 4/12

http://twitter.com/nelricky/status/12035550555

ChristyJan said...

I have almost all the books in the TEA SHOP MYSTERY series except for THE TEABERRY STRANGLER.

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ChristyJan said...

Laura's TEA SHOP Mystery series books contain recipes and tea time tips.

hawkes(at)citlink.net

ChristyJan said...

Follower

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CherylS22 said...

I'd like to win "The Teaberry Strangler".
Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

GFC follower
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CherylS22 said...

I learned that Laura Childs also has a series called the Scrapbook Mysteries
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Nancye said...

Both books sound great! I'm not picky so either book would be fine with me.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I learned that the author will sometimes put recipes in her books.

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Nancye said...

Follower

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