Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Gilt By Association by Karen Rose Smith & Giveaway link

Gilt By Association
by Karen Rose Smith



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(A Caprice DeLuca Mystery)

• Series: A Caprice DeLuca Mystery
• Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: Kensington (January 27, 2015)
• ISBN-13: 978-0758284884

Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet’s Valentine’s Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list.  But she’s never too busy to do a little staging, and she’s looking forward to thawing February’s frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House.  Her client Louise Downing’s romantically decorated home practically staged itself.  But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forced to turn her attention from sweethearts to suspects.  And as the truth comes out in stages, she discovers that Louise had more secrets than a box of chocolate truffles…

About This Author
Award winning and best-selling author, Karen Rose Smith’s plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. An only child, she spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books–Nancy Drew, Zane Gray, The Black Stallion and Anne of Green Gables. She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from. This is the root of her plotlines that include small communities and family relationships as part of everyday living. Residing in Pennsylvania with her husband and four rescued cats, she welcomes interaction with readers on social media.

My review: Gilt By Association by Karen Rose Smith
Good cozy mystery.  This is a charming story.  Lots of cute pets, lots of De Luca family and clean read.  I like the characters.
I wish that Caprice  romance will be a little more settled.
Caprice is a  stager for selling high end homes.  She rescues animals.  She takes her puppy every place she can or gets a puppy sitter.  She likes her brother's partner and she also thinks about a Doctor friend who moved away for awhile.
Everyone who knows her after the murder wants to know if she if she is investigating it. This is the third mystery that Caprice De Luca is involved with.  She finds her client murdered. She is a old family friend.

Gilt by Association is a well told mystery, lots of suspects. Easy to jump into the series if you have not read any of the previous stories like my.  I would like to read the first two books of the series though.

I was  given Gilt By Association to read so that I could give it a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.

Giveaway:  5  Print copies  of Gilt By Association
contest can be found
Tour Participants
February 1 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
February 2 – MysteriesEtc</strong> – Review
February 3 – Marie’s Cozy Corner – Guest Post,
February 4 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post
February 5 – Community Bookstop – Review
February 6 – deal sharing aunt – Interview
February 7 – readalot – Review,
February 8 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post
February 9 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Review, Interview
February 10 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post


Anonymous said...

I love this series and Caprice De Luca! I would love to have her as a neighbor (and friend)!

Gram said...

This sounds like a fun series. I must get up to date.

Grandma Cootie said...

This sounds like a fun continuation of the series. Can't wait to read this one.

KRS said...

Thanks for hosting me!