Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tour & #Giveaway for The Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for The Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate.  Please leave a comment or question for Marty to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter my giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on her tour by clicking on the banner above.   I will be posting my review for this book later this week (sorry – I’m behind schedule).

The Bluebonnet Betrayal
By Marty Wingate
A Potting Shed Mystery, Book 5
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: eBook
Length: 294 pages
ISBN: 9781101968062
ASIN: B017QLSIU4

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About the book:

Bestselling author Marty Wingate “plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice,” raves Mary Daheim. Now Wingate’s inimitable gardening heroine, Pru Parke, is importing a precious bloom from Texas—and she won’t let a vicious murder stop her.

Pru’s life in England is coming full circle. A Texas transplant, she’s married to the love of her life, thriving in the plum gardening position she shares with her long-lost brother, and prepping a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit featuring the beloved bluebonnets of the Texas hill country. Technically, Twyla Woodford, the president of a gardening club in the Lone Star State, is in charge of the London event, but Pru seems to be the one getting her hands dirty. When they finally do meet, Pru senses a kindred spirit—until Twyla turns up dead.


Although Twyla’s body was half buried under a wall in their display, Pru remains determined to mount a spectacular show. Twyla would have insisted. So Pru recruits her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, to go undercover and do a bit of unofficial digging into Twyla’s final hours. If Pru has anything to say about it, this killer is going to learn the hard way not to mess with Texas.


About the Author

Marty Wingate is a Seattle-based writer and speaker who shares her love of Britain in her two mystery series. The Potting Shed books feature Pru Parke, a middle-aged American gardener transplanted from Texas to England, and Birds of a Feather follows Julia Lanchester, bird lover, who runs a tourist office in a Suffolk village. Marty writes garden articles for magazines includingCountry Gardens and theAmerican Gardener. She is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Crime Writers Association. She leads garden tours to England, Scotland and Ireland, spending free moments deep in research for her books. Or in pubs.

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17 comments:

  1. I've not read this series yet, I guess I better call the bookstore and get started on number 1. Thanks for the chance to win!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. I hope you enjoy the series - this is #5 and I'm writing #6 now!

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  2. Hearing so much about your book lately, I'm intrigued. Thanks for the chance to win; I want to read it.

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    1. I had a great time researching this one - at the Chelsea Flower Show!

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  3. I love the series and am hoping they all come out on audio books!

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    1. Good news! The first three are out in audio (fabulous reader, Erin Bennett) and the next three are soon to be in production!

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  4. This is a new author and series to me. I don't know how I missed reading any of the books in the series. I really like that they are gardening mysteries and I can't wait to read.

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    1. Although it's fiction so I can make loads of stuff up, the gardening info is correct!

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  5. This is a new author and series to me. I don't know how I missed reading any of the books in the series. I really like that they are gardening mysteries and I can't wait to read.

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  6. Haven't read this series, but really want to.

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  7. Marty, congrats on the new book! I love the idea of a transplanted Texan maneuvering British life. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. I built in lots of possibilities for confusion!

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  8. I have not read any of your books, so I'm excited to meet a new author. I'm a Texan so I love the reference to my state. I can't wait to read your book. Thank you for the chance and congrats on your latest book.
    Jhdwayne@peoplepc.com
    Deana

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    1. I lived in El Paso a while - a far off tiny corner of the state!

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  9. Delightred to have been with Marty sometimes when she's squirreling away nuggets which appear in her books at a later date :)

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  10. I actually have the first book in this series on my wish list, but I'd never even heard of your other series, Marty, I will look for it next! p.s. I love that you lead garden tours! Once my youngest graduates from college, my dream vacation is to the UK and to spend several days touring the countryside and it's villages. Nicole :-)

    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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