Welcome to my stop on Celebrate Lit’s blog tour of Holly, Ivy, and Intrigue by Joanie Bruce, Alexa Verde, and Denise Weimer. This post contains Amazon affiliate links for your convenience. We will make a small commission if you click through to buy something.
About the Book
Title: Holly, Ivy & Intrigue
Author: Joanie Bruce, Alexa Verde, Denise Weimer
Genre: Mystery/suspense, Christmas
Release Date: November 13, 2017
Christmas Murder Mix-Up
“I have to get rid of her now.”
After four months of a blissful marriage, Paige is devastated to overhear her husband, Cooper, say those words to his best friend. Because of a suspicious Christmas gift, a gas leak, and a home invasion, Paige’s love for Cooper is tested to the limit. Will their marriage survive the Christmas Murder Mix-up?
A Holiday Intruder
Kelsey Jordan prefers upcycling junk and refinishing antiques for her store in a Georgia mountains town to being the center of attention. When a robbery and an unknown benefactor shove her in the middle of a decades-old mystery, and a real estate developer and a former baseball star compete for her attention, Kelsey isn’t sure who to trust.
I really enjoyed the complimentary copy of this fun collection of Christmas-themed mysteries that I received from Celebrate Lit Publishing. The first one was more comical in nature, the second was quite suspenseful, and third a very gentle mystery. All three made for very enjoyable, quick reads. I’m not usually a big fan of novellas, but all of these worked quite well in that format and didn’t leave me feeling like they should have been more fleshed out. I did, of course, want more about the characters, but that’s just the mark of good writing!
I tried to do a little digging to find out if any of these characters show up in any of these authors’ other books, but I couldn’t tell from the synopses on Amazon so I’m hoping maybe the authors might chime in in the comments below and let us know if there’s anywhere we can read more about these characters! And speaking of Amazon, you can read this collection for free if you’re a member of Kindle Unlimited!
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About the Authors
As an avid reader, Joanie Bruce welcomed the transition from reading to writing and considered it a wonderful new experience to please others with her words. She has three published Christian suspense novels, and enjoys writing from her home in the country. Thankful that God has given her the ability to write, draw and paint, Joanie strives to use them to encourage others and to honor Him in all her accomplishments.
Alexa Verde penned her first literary masterpiece, a rhymed poem, at the ripe age of eight, and since has had 200 short stories, articles, and poems published in the five languages that she speaks. She has a bachelor degree in Spanish, a master’s in Russian, and enjoys writing about characters with diverse cultures. She’s worn the hats of reporter, teacher, translator, model (even one day counts!), caretaker, and secretary, but thinks that the writer’s hat suits her the best. After traveling the world and living in both hemispheres, she calls a small town in south Texas home. The latter is an inspiration for the fictional setting of her series Rios Azules Christmas and Secrets of Rios Azules.
Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. An associate editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Denise is the author of The Restoration Trilogy, The Georgia Gold Series, romantic novella REDEEMING GRACE, and ACROSS THREE AUTUMNS: A Novella of The Backcountry Brides Collection through Barbour Publishing (May 2018). This wife and swim mom of two daughters always pauses for coffee, chocolate, old houses, and to write any story God lays on her heart.
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