Thursday, September 10, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates


From the publisher: Lucy has finally found her bliss as a librarian and resident of the Bodie Island Lighthouse. She loves walking on the beach, passing her evenings with the local book club, bonding with the library cat, Charles, and enjoying the attention of not one, but TWO eligible men. But then her socialite mother, Suzanne, unexpectedly drops in, determined to move Lucy back to Boston—and reunite her with her ex-fiancé.

To make matters worse, Suzanne picks a very public fight at the local hotel with her former classmate Karen Kivas. So, when Karen turns up dead outside the library the next morning, Suzanne is immediately at the top of the suspect list. Now Lucy must hunt down a dangerous killer—before the authorities throw the book at her poor mother…


A lighthouse library and a gorgeous Himalayan cat...if you think that sounds like the making of a purr-fect cozy mystery, you would be 100% right.

This second book in Eva Gates' Lighthouse Library mystery series finds Lucy making herself right at home as librarian at Bodie Island Lighthouse. Then her mother Suzanne arrives and she's determined to bring Lucy back home to Boston with her! But something else is going on with Suzanne...Lucy just knows it. Then Suzanne picks a fight with her former high school nemesis Karen Kivas, who ends up dead outside the library. Suzanne was last seen leaving book club with Karen, and Lucy is the only one who knows that they made up and put the past behind them. 

Suzanne is a hoot and I love her addition to an already stellar cast of characters. Her scenes with Louise Jane, who is determined to take Lucy's job and is obsessed with the ghostly history of the lighthouse, are especially fun. The local legend of a lighthouse ghost called "The Lady" is deliciously creepy.

I enjoyed spending time once again with the Lucy and the family she has built at her amazing job, and look forward to seeing where her love life is headed as well! She just needs to finish clearing her mother's name first...

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Wednesday, September 16th for your chance to win a copy of Booked for Trouble. (US entries only, please.)

43 comments:

  1. Sounds like a goodie. Miss Mudpie, you have a real talent for picking great reads!

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  2. Booked for Trouble sounds like an exciting book which I will enjoy reading. I like the lighthouse library and the library cat. Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Looks so good, hope to get a chance to read it :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. Looks good enjoyed the first one looking forward to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  5. Sounds like a good read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. Booked for Trouble sounds like a great read!! Thank you for this opportunity.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  7. Thanks for entering the contest everyone, and thanks to Melissa for reviewing it. Vicki/Eva

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  8. The library is my favorite place! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  9. Already on my tbr list, but thanks for the chance to win! sarakgrotz at gmail dot com

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  10. Thanks, Melissa! I'm so looking forward to reading Booked for Trouble. It has everything I could want in a cozy mystery. patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  11. Sounds great. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  12. It's on my list!
    afarage (at ) earthlink dot net

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  13. Love books about librarians - as I are a retired one. :-)
    looking forward to reading the story.

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  14. Sounds like a great read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. We mothers mean well, but sometimes we get carried away.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  16. Sounds like a fun book for a chilly fall day. I'm waiting for new books in the series that I'm reading so this could be a new one to add to my list.

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  17. I am very interested in this book! Book 1 "By Book or by Crook" was great, and I've been waiting for the next installment. kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen. I'm glad you liked it.

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  18. Sounds like a good book! I love ghost stories, so that part sounds particularly interesting. You don't need to enter me in the giveaway, of course, since I have a copy of the book. :)

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  19. Booked For Trouble would be delightful and very special. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Sounds good, thanks for the chance to win.
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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  21. This book is captivating and the author has written such wonderful mysteries and this new series. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. This sounds like a very interesting book. I love the NC Outer Banks, and reading a mystery set there would be a delight. bonnijean.marley@gmail.com

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    1. I've really loved getting to know the area. Vicki/Eva

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  23. Sounds like a fun read! And I love lighthouses! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  24. Gweat weview, sounds very innewestin'. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  25. Sounds like a great cozy! Added to my list to read- I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance!
    luvs2read4fun@gmail.com

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  26. Would love to visit the LightHouse Library and I agree, Suzanne sounds like a great addition!
    Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Mom thinks this sounds interesting.
    She may have to check it out soon :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

    not in contest

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  28. count me in!!!
    yes, please!!!
    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  29. Would love to read Booked for Trouble! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  30. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  31. This sounds like a very exciting mystery. Thanks for sharing about it, Mudpie and Melissa!

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  32. Sounds like a good book and I love the cover. Thank you for the kind words you left for my Lucy. XO

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  33. I don't know who the cover artist is but it's wonderful - it makes you want to read it even more (and it sounds like an awesome story!)

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  34. I loved the first one and got to see Eva Gates at LCC. She is very funny

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  35. Sounds like a great book! I would love to read it!

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  36. Another great book to win for my wonderful wife. We actually took a lighthouse tour on our Harley. This brings those memories back.

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  37. I've really got to get started on this series. I have the first one. They look so good. Lighthouses & books & a mystery. 😊

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