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:

Angel Prancer Pie said...

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

Jen Scott said...

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.
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Lisa Brown said...

Looks so good, hope to get a chance to read it :)
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Lisa said...

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

skkorman said...

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

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Peggy Hyndman said...

Booked for Trouble sounds like a great read!! Thank you for this opportunity.
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Vicki Delany said...

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

Donna Gantt said...

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

Sara Grotz said...

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

Anonymous said...

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)

Gram said...

Sounds great. grammyd01@comcast.net

Alicia said...

It's on my list!
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Mary Holshouser said...

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

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

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Unknown said...

We mothers mean well, but sometimes we get carried away.
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The Indulged Furries said...

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.

Kathleen Costa said...

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

Fur Everywhere said...

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. :)

traveler said...

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

Debbie S said...

Sounds good, thanks for the chance to win.
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petite said...

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

BJM said...

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

Barbara Hawk said...

Sounds like a fun read! And I love lighthouses! Thanks for the chance!
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Anonymous said...

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

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

Amanda Ray said...

Sounds like a great cozy! Added to my list to read- I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance!
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Vicki Delany said...

So we do! Vicki/Eva

Vicki Delany said...

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

Vicki Delany said...

Thanks very much.

Vicki Delany said...

will do. purr.

Vicki Delany said...

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

holdenj said...

Would love to visit the LightHouse Library and I agree, Suzanne sounds like a great addition!
Thanks!
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Georgia and Julie said...

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

not in contest

cyn209 said...

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

Kim Davis said...

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

Julie Dixon said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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meowmeowmans said...

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

Ruthie Madison said...

Love your website. Real cute! Meow!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

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

Michele said...

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!)

Kaye Killgore said...

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

kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

D Johnson said...

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

Daniel Scott said...

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

Pamela Woodfield said...

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