WELCOME Got Books? book bloggers and fellow reading enthusiasts to my little corner of the book blogging world in the small (and currently quite HOT) but wonderfully located state of Delaware. I've been an avid reader all my life, but about a year and a half ago I decided to venture further in my reading endeavors from merely tracking the amount of books I read annually, to actually creating an entire blog with my reviews. Needless to say it's been a fun adventure, I've been learning so much about writing, publishers, and other book related topics that I would never have been exposed to otherwise. Not to mention I've met many new fellow book enthusiasts, and was lucky enough to be close enough to New York City to be able to attend, this past May, the Book Expo America and the first annual Book Blogger Convention. Both were tremendously fun, entertaining and even a great educational experience.
Please feel free to have a look around my blog on your adventures in the next two days (check out my 3 reading challenges to your right), and leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by. I look forward to hearing from you and visiting your blog too!
And now for the fun part, I'm giving away a signed copy of the following book:
Summary From Amazon:
Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies-and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than one hundred years, Granny's spirit has been searching for someone to help her see that justice is served—and she hits pay dirt when she pops in to a séance attended by her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern-day divorced mom Emma Whitecastle. Together, Emma and Granny Apples solve mysteries of the past—starting with Granny's own unjust murder rap in the final days of the California Gold Rush.
Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.
I tend to like giving reviews that are short and to the point, so readers can have plenty of time to make educated decisions about a book and spend the rest of their precious time doing the most important part, reading!
Having said that, I've never read any other books by Ms. Jaffarian, but I can confidently say that this first book in her new series is a refreshingly sweet, yet mysterious, and easy read. It's not just a mere mystery because it goes beyond the normal "who dun it?" and adds a splash of humorous paranormal entertainment and a bit of romance to the mix. The characters were solid, believable and likable, even the "bad" ones were well described and kept your attention, of course granny was a great character and it even made me want to have a friendly ghost/granny (who gives off that sassy no nonsense vibe even from the "other side") following me around assisting me with my daily activities! This is a must read for not only those who are fans of the mystery genre and it even goes beyond a traditional paranormal genre too by not taking either genre too seriously, almost on the lines of the "chick lit" genre, with fun characters and an equally pleasant plot that shouldn't be missed. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series, and maybe you will too once you read this story.
Here's Ms. Jaffarian proudly showing off her book that she was signing at the Book Expo America.
Contest Rules (and they're super simple!):
Please leave your email address in the comments section below, or you may choose to email me at delgalreviews(at)gmail(dot)com. That's it! Only one entry per person please, so everyone who enters has the same chance. Follow my blog only if you think I'm groovy, not just for an entry!