Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ghostal Living {+ Giveaway}


GHOSTAL LIVING by Kathleen Bridge
◊ Series: Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery, Book 3
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Berkley (May 2, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425276600
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425276600

SYNOPSIS:
         
In the latest mystery from the author of Better Homes and Corpses and Hearse and Gardens, Hamptons interior designer and antiques picker Meg Barrett uncovers a veil of spooky goings-on... 

The first Sag Harbor Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair is right around the corner, and interior designer Meg Barrett has her hands full decorating rooms at the Bibliophile Bed & Breakfast for wealthy rare book collector Franklin Hollingsworth. Rumor has it Hollingsworth is in possession of an unpublished manuscript written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When the Fitzgerald manuscript's authenticator is found dead at the bottom of a cliff, Meg suspects a killer is on the loose.
Rare books start disappearing from the B & B and Meg sees a connection between the stolen books and the deceased authenticator. With the fair looming, she finds herself caught up in catching a killer and thief before another victim is booked for death.

INCLUDES RECIPES AND DECORATING TIPS 


Just one look at the cover of GHOSTAL LIVING and you can’t help but be drawn in.

Once inside the pages, author Kathleen Bridges introduces you to realistic and likable characters that you can relate to. With their quirky ways and refreshing personalities you’ll want to learn more and more about them.

Through vivid details, rich descriptions, and historical tidbits the author brings you a well-balanced story. The setting comes alive and the story flows at a good pace.

With a good mix of suspense and mystery, the author keeps you guessing until the end. An added bonus is several tasty recipes and informative decorating tips provided at the end. A fascinating read that will hold you captive until the last page.

Ghostal Living by Kathleen Bridge, Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery (Book #3), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-0425276600, Mass Market Paperback, 320 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of GHOSTAL LIVING by Kathleen Bridge to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, May 26.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have you ever had any dealings with an interior designer? What was the experience like?

34 comments:

  1. It sounds like fun - and I am a sucker for punning titles.
    Last time we had our house painted (and it is due again) the representative of the company considered herself an interior decorator. I had to fight tooth and nail NOT to have every room a different colour and a suede feature wall.

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  2. I have not had experience with interior design. Thanks for the chance :)

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  3. Ghostal Living - great title.
    Blogger buddy Michael is an interior designer.

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  4. I have not had the opportunity to work with an interior designer, though I bet it would be fun. However, reading lets me experience many things vicariously. Other than the joy of being entertained, it is another of the perks of reading.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  5. What a cute title! I hope there are some ghosts mixed into the story? Maybe the ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald?!

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  6. That's a very clever title! And I can see how interior design could be a solid context for a cosy series. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

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  7. I never had any dealings with an interior designers before but sounds like it would be interesting. Great reveiw thanks Penney

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  8. I've never dealt with an interior designer but it looks like they can create some wonderful things on HGTV.

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  9. That's the perfect setup for the beach.

    Our house would probably give an interior designer a heart attack.

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  10. Just found this series at Christmas. Can hardly wait for next one!!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  11. i enjoy this series, so looking forward to more from Meg and the group. I have not had experience with an actual interior designer, but I used lots of decorator magazines to redo my bedroom and bathroom. That was fun!
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. What a good idea to have tips and recipes at the end.

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  13. I haven't ever had an interior designer. I used my creative ideas.

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  14. If you saw all the white walls around our house, you would know I have had zero interactions with any sort of interior designer! Over the years, we've added a little color to the kitchen, but that's about it! Thanks for the chance to win, I can't wait to read it!

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  15. Love the cover & the title. Thank-you for the review and the opportunity to win this book. Any interior design tips would be useful.

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  16. Interior design sounds interesting. Hope there are ghosts.thank you

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  17. Love the title and the cover. Looks like a great read.

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  18. I love the cover of the book and the description of the book. Would enjoy reading the book..

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  19. I love the cover of the book and the description of the book. Would enjoy reading the book..

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  20. this book looks so good .. would love to read it..thx for chance

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  21. I love the cover. I look forward to reading this series.

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  22. I haven't read any books of this author but this one sounds fun

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  23. Never worked with an interior designer. Thanks for the chance

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  25. Great series. It's on my want list. Susan Eggers

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  26. Nope, I've never dealt with an interior designer.

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  27. The only interior design I have done is in my own home.
    Wendy Clark
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  28. This sounds like a book that I'd really enjoy reading. Thankyou for the opportunity.
    minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  29. I have never dealt with an interior designer, but we recently listed our home and had someone come in to help us "stage" it.

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  30. This books sounds so awesome! Cozy mysteries are my favorite and I really love the cover!!

    Tracy Shafer

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  31. Cute synopsis, not only would I enjoy reading it but, my twins would also.

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  32. I havent had an interior design experience! This is Brittany Marie Thompson commenting!

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  33. I haven't worked with an interior designer but this sounds interesting :)

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