Thursday, July 16, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Peaches & Scream by Susan Furlong


From the publisher: In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…

To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.

With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…


What could be more delectable than sinking your teeth into the flesh of a juicy peach? Sicking your teeth into a juicy mystery featuring the yummiest of summer fruits.

Peaches & Scream introduces us to Nola Mae Harper who has returned home to Cays Mill, Georgia, to help run the family peach orchard while her parents are on an anniversary trip. The next morning while cleaning up she stumbles upon the body of a lumber mill owner, and her brother in law, who recently had a bad business deal with the victim, is the main suspect.

Nola Mae is a very complex and instantly likeable protagonist. Working for a humanitarian organization, she soon realizes that while she's been helping people in faraway lands, her very own family has been suffering - the peach farm is in trouble. She's also hiding a heartbreaking secret from her teenage years that drove her away years ago and she's spent the entire time trying to atone for.

A cast of sassy Southern characters, a charming small town, and a basset hound named Roscoe make for a mouth-watering debut. I can't wait to watch Nola Mae make a success of her new business!

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Wednesday, July 22nd for your chance to win a paperback copy of Peaches & Scream. (US entries only, please.)

30 comments:

  1. I would love to win this book, it sounds like a fun read.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  2. It's always fun to start a new series. Now I want to bake a peach crumb pie.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  3. Peaches and Scream sounds like a delightful cozy mystery for summertime (or anytime) reading. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Peaches and Scream sounds like a fun read and a great start to a new series. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  5. I love reading mysteries, especially ones involving small towns!! Thanks for entering me!

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  6. Love the title, looks great; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  7. I love Peaches and I think this Cover is so cute. Please enter me for the contest and thank you for having it. This looks like a great read..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  8. Sounds like a fun read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  9. I wonder if they named the dog Roscoe after the Roscoe in The Dukes of Hazard?

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  10. This sounds like a fun read. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  11. Love the sound of the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Taking care of family.
    libbydodd at comcast.net

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  13. Sounds like a fun read, and now I want some peaches! Thank you for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  14. I love cozy mysteries set in the South.

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  15. Sounds intriguing! I wonder what the secret is.....

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  16. Thanks, Melissa. Peaches & Scream has certainly been receiving lots of good reviews. I keep saying no new series (can't seem to catch up on the ones I'm already reading). Then, another one comes along and my wish list gets longer and longer... patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  17. This sounds so good - would love to read it! Although I, too, am reading several series, this one just keeps teasing me to read it! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  18. This looks like a fun new series. A perfect summer read

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  19. Sounds like another must read series! Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!
    Scouts579 (at) aol (dot) com

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  20. This sounds like a great start to a new series, Thanks for the chance to win.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  21. That really is suc ha cute title!

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  22. This sounds like a really fun mystery! I could taste peach cobbler in my mouth as I was reading the description. My great grandparents were from Georgia and they alway knew how to make the best peach anything. :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  23. This sounds like a fun read and I'd love to win a copy. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  24. This cozy mystery sounds intriguing. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. This sounds like a great book. Would love to win, thanks for the chance!
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  26. What a special cozy which I would enjoy. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. This Midwesterner always likes a good, southern cozy! Thanks for the chance to win the first in a new series!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. This book has been on my list of want-to-reads. :) Can't wait to check it out. Thanks for the chance!

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  29. I love 1st books in a new cozy!!!
    thank you for the giveaway......

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