Friday, May 1, 2015

The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor by Amy Reade Giveaway ebook.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Publisher: KENSINGTON (April 28, 2015)
E-BOOK 250 Pages
ASIN: B00OEW5SR0
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Synopsis:
“Do you know what stories Sarah could tell you about the things that happened in these little cabins? They’d curl that pretty red hair of yours.”
Outside of Charleston, South Carolina, beyond hanging curtains of Spanish moss, at the end of a shaded tunnel of overarching oaks, stands the antebellum mansion of Peppernell Manor in all its faded grandeur. At the request of her friend Evie Peppernell, recently divorced Carleigh Warner and her young daughter Lucy have come to the plantation house to refurbish the interior. But the tall white columns and black shutters hide a dark history of slavery, violence, and greed. The ghost of a former slave is said to haunt the home, and Carleigh is told she disapproves of her restoration efforts. And beneath the polite hospitality of the Peppernell family lie simmering resentments and poisonous secrets that culminate in murder—and place Carleigh and her child in grave danger…

 
 
 
About This Author

Amy M. Reade is also the author of Secrets of Hallstead House, a book set in the Thousand Islands of northern New York, where Amy grew up. After graduating from Cornell University, she went on to law school at Indiana University in Bloomington. She practiced law in New York City before moving to southern New Jersey, where, in addition to writing, she is a wife, a full-time mom and a volunteer in school, church and community groups.  She lives just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean with her husband and three children as well as a dog and two cats. She loves cooking and all things Hawaii and is currently at work on her next novel.
Visit her on the web at www.amymreade.com or at www.amreade.wordpress.com.




Author Links:

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Blog http://amreade.wordpress.com

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Twitter @readeandwrite.
 
My review: The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor by Amy Reade
 
4 STARS
 
This has lots of drama, history, romance, mystery all rolled in one.  It keeps you guessing on who was doing what to whom.  It is fast paced book.  I liked the characters. Especially how welcoming everyone was to Lucy and played with her.
 
Carleigh Warner came from Chicago to help her good friend Evie Peppernell and her family help restore their family antebellum mansion.  Carleigh is divorced with a three year old daughter Lucy.
 
Cora-Camille Chadwick-Peppernell  wants her house restored before she dies.  She has been more concerned about the farm than the house up till now.
 
Some members of the family want to get investors in on the restoration of the property.  They would rather make money than spend it.  It causes a lot of grief over the plans.  First Carleigh gets a threatening phone call in the middle of the night.  Then murder comes to the estate.
 
There is a lot of history about the period of the manor and even the slave quarters.  Just a taste of what they went through.
 
I would love to see the house all restored.  It sounds beautiful. especially the ballroom all decorated for the party.
 
The setting for the book is Charleston, South Carolina. On a old family farm or plantation.
 
I was given this ebook to read by the author so I could give a honest review and be part of The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor blog tour.

Giveaway: ebook The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor by Amy Reade

Starts May 2 ends May 4

To enter leave a comment below with name & email address.  Winner will be picked with random pick.  Winner will have two days to respond to email or another winner will be picked.


Tour Participants
April 27 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review, Giveaway
April 27 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Interview, Giveaway
April 28 – View from the Birdhouse – Review, Giveaway
April 28 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!  – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 29 – Jane Reads – Review, Giveaway
April 29 – Christa Reads and Writes – Guest Post
April 30 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
May 1 – Teresa Trent Author Site – Review, Interview
May 2 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
May 2 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
May 3 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review, Giveaway

6 comments:

Mama Cat said...

This sounds like a great book! While I haven't read many cozy mysteries with ghosts, I do love the historical and restoration aspects as well as - of course - the mystery! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

Kathy Gonzales said...

I love the premise , I'm adding this to my wish list !
kathambre@yahoo.com

amreade said...

Hi, Brooke--thanks for hosting me! I always comment on the morning my guest post goes live, but I was at a conference this weekend and I had a very hard time getting internet access. So after the fourth comment didn't work, I gave up! But I appreciate you hosting me and I loved the wonderful review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the book.

And to Mama Cat and Kathy, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

Rachael B said...

This book is on my TBR list. Thank you for the chance. rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

lag123 said...

I love drama and history!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

rhonda1111 said...

Momma cat won ebook! congratulations.