Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Giveaway & Review ~ A Dime a Dozen by Mindy Starnes Clark

 



 

This book was a FIRST Wild Card Tour but I didn't have it finished when the tour rolled around.  I finally got it done and thought I'd just put down a couple of thoughts. You can click the link above to read about the author and the first chapter!

Don't you just love this cover? It's so pretty!

For the most part, I liked the book. The mystery aspect was quite good and I enjoyed how fearless Callie, the heroin, was. I guess because I would never be that way. Not on your life would you find me sneaking around outside, following someone up a dark road into what seems to be menacing woods. In my mind they were menacing, anyway. I'm a chicken!

Callie had a totally boring job to me! There was a lot of time spent with her investigating the non-profit group MORE and I sort of zoned out then :) I'm sure that's just me. Not a number person here or into tedious details dealing with paperwork.

BUT! Don't let that stop you from reading this book. Seriously!!! It's set in the beautiful mountains surrounding Hendersonville, NC. That was one of the appeals for me.  It deals with some relevant issues involving migrant workers, which we have a lot of in our area, and that's where the mystery comes in.  This subject matter was dealt with extremely well and I appreciated the authors thorough presentation.

There's enough romance to keep the romantic happy but it's not overdone. Her budding romance with Tom was respectful and approached from a mature standpoint. None of the usual antagonism because that wasn't the focus of the book and I enjoyed that.

Since I'm getting too many books on my shelf  I think I'll pass this one along, as well. Leave me a comment if you're interested. Contiguous US Only! And, so I don't have to make so many trips to the post office this week I will end it at midnight on Nov 10th, and announce the winner on Friday.

11 comments:

  1. Love Mindy's books and would love a chance to win a copy of A Dime a Dozen!! And I do love the cover art!! Reminds me of some of the places I have seen in Tennessee. Thanks margie at mijares dot net

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  2. Sounds great! I would love to win this one! Please enter me for the giveaway. Thanks!

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  3. Enter me for this one too! Sounds like a good read.

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  4. I would love to win this book, I've ready some of Mindy's work and really liked it.

    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

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  5. Ok, I guess I'm weird - but that's a good thing, right?! I love numbers. I don't necessarily love them in a book, (I haven't really encountered that yet) but I do love Sudoku. And I still remember the part numbers of items crossing the border between Canada and the US when I worked as an import agent. ISBN numbers kind of stick with me too...gah! Going to have to go play a game now...;) jk
    But really, I think I'd like to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  6. I've read the first book in this series and would love to win a copy of "A Dime a Dozen." I really enjoy reading mysteries.
    Thanks.

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  7. I almost missed this good review and giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Dime a Dozen. I keep telling my hubby I want him to build me a log cabin and he tells me to go cut trees down.

    Have a Blessed Day,
    Patricia aka Mamaw

    plb1050 at gmail dot com

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  8. Please enter me in this giveaway! I love a good mystery and this one sounds like a good one:) Thanks!

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  9. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great win!

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  10. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel :)

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  11. Hi Ladies! Sorry I have been "absent" from this post. Been busy :) Thanks for entering and I hope the winner likes the book!

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