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Monday, June 8, 2015

Cozy Monday

Ripped from the Pages (Bibliophile mystery #10) by Kate Carlisle (Obsidian hardcover, 2 June 2015).  

Brooklyn Wainwright and her boyfriend Derek Stone have have temporarily moved to Brooklyn's hometown of Dharma while their San Francisco loft is being renovated. Housesitting for her parents next-door neighbors gives them the opportunity to spend time with Brooklyn's large family while still allowing them some privacy.

They've barely settled in when they are invited to watch the beginning of the excavation of a cave on the Dharma winery property. The vineyards and winery are run by Brooklyn's father and her two brothers, who are planning to hold wine-tastings in the cave.  

But almost immediately they run into a snag:  they find a large room filled with art, books, furniture, jewelry and... a body.  This, of course, means that the operation must be postponed while the origin of all these things is investigated.

While Brooklyn is, understandably, upset about finding yet another corpse, she is also excited about the treasures in the underground room, particularly the books.  

Brooklyn is one of my favorite literary characters.  I would love to hang out with her, especially in this book, where we get to know more members of her family  (as well as some people she's known since she was a child) than ever before. Not only that, we are able to visit the businesses in Dharma owned by her sisters: Arugula, Savannah's restaurant,  and Warped, the  yarn & fabric shop owned by China.  

A map of Dharma and a list of characters would be wonderful inclusions, in this otherwise wonderful book.  



The publisher has generously offered a copy of RIPPED FROM THE PAGES to one of my readers.  Please comment below before midnight on June 15, 2015.  Entries from the US only, please.  
Please don't forget to include an email address where I can contact you if you win!



FTC Full Disclosure:  Many thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy of the book.  

33 comments:

  1. Pssst: Ripped from the Pages is actually #9 in the Bibliophile series.

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    1. It is, but she might have been counting PAGES OF SIN, the Bibliophile Mystery e-novella. :)

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    2. I WAS including PAGES OF SIN. I was torn about whether to count it or not, but finally decided to go for it.

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  2. Thank you so much for telling your followers about RIPPED FROM THE PAGES, Marlyn! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. By the way, you'll find a map of Dharma on my website. And in the Secret Room, there's information on how you can send in for a free full-color, glossy trifold of the map. :)

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  3. Ideas an ARC of this book but would love the actual book! It was so good!

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    1. Hi, Elaine. I'm sorry, but I can't enter you in the drawing without an email address.

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  4. I'm not familiar with this series, but I'd love to read it. Ripped From the Pages sounds really intriguing!!
    CocoIhle(at)gmail.com

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  5. This sounds like a good book. stoeser1@pie.midco.net

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  6. As a true book lover, I really appreciate this series.

    prentissg@gmail.com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, Prentiss. Thanks for reading Stuff and Nonsense!

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  7. Looking forward to this next release - love the series!
    ritr614@gmail.com

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    1. As you can tell by my review, I love this series, too. Thank you for reading my blog!

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  8. Great series. I love the kitten on the cover.

    elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  9. I love these books. Met Kate at a cozy event and started reading her books after that. Enjoy the blog too. I find new authors to read from blog recommendations.
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you!! I'm so glad you enjoy my blog.

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  10. This series sounds fantastic, I would love to give this book a happy home! Thank you for the opportunity!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I love this series, its one of my top 3 cozy favorites and one of only 3 I make room for in my bookcase. . I hope to win my first give a way for this year. Thank you. itsacatslife17 (at) yahoo dot com.

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for reading my blog.

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  12. This is a great series and would love to win a copy! afarage (at) earthlink . net

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  13. If Ripped from the Pages is as good as the other books in this series, I am sure I will definitely enjoy it. Kate Carlisle has the ability to keep a reader's interest. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. I think it's one of the best in the series, Robin. Thanks for reading Stuff and Nonsense!

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  14. Yay! A favorite author and a favorite series. Treasures found in an underground room, along with a body. A must read for me!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  15. one of my favorite series.......
    thank you for the giveaway........

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you for reading Stuff and Nonsense!

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  16. Thanks, Marlyn! I'd love to win a copy! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  17. I love this series and would love to win

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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