Giveaway | Scrapbooking Mysteries Book – Gilt Trip by Laura Childs

Here’s a fun giveaway as the weather turns cold – a book to cozy up to!

New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs has just released the 11th book in her Scrapbook Mysteries series. This one, titled “Gilt Trip“, takes scrapbook store owner through a dizzying series of New Orleans high society events as she solves the murder of a business tycoon at his “Welcome Home” party after his release from prison.

Gilt Trip coverGilt Trip is steeped in the sights, sounds, and smells that are uniquely New Orleans, and references to scrapbooking and mixed media projects thread through the narrative as well, as Carmela juggles running her Memory Mine store with solving a murder.

Although I’m not normally a fiction reader myself, I found this book a very entertaining read. Laura paints a vivid description of New Orleans high society and the mystery is engaging without being too heavy. You will definitely get hungry reading this book, as one of the signature aspects of New Orleans is its cuisine, and Laura certainly does it justice. Gilt Trip even includes recipes for Big Easy Brownies, Cajun Chicken, and Crockpot Meatloaf that are sure to get your mouth watering!

Giveaway: If you’d like a chance to read Gilt Trip, you can win an autographed hardcover copy from Craft Critique!

How To Enter: All you have to do to have a chance to be the lucky winner is leave a comment on this entry before 11:59PM Pacific Time on Wednesday night, November 20th, 2012. U.S. mailing addresses only are eligible to win. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only our staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person.

[Disclosure: I am currently working as a PR consultant for Laura Childs, the author of Gilt Trip.]



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Nancy Nally

Owner/Editor at Nally Studios
Owner/editor of & Owner of Nally Studios LLC. Editor & "Modern Business" columnist for Creative Retailer magazine. Appeared on PBS series Scrapbook Soup, seasons 2 & 3 (now airing).

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27 Responses to Giveaway | Scrapbooking Mysteries Book – Gilt Trip by Laura Childs

  1. Chris Raposa November 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I love her stories! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Suzze November 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    I am a giant mystery fan (used to manage a mystery bookstore) and would love to win a book in this series!

  3. Laura Kelly November 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

    Love the idea of a “scrapping” mystery! Would love to win it but already know I will buy it if not. Mystery is my middle name and scraobooking is my game!!!

  4. JoAnn Pollock November 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    Ooo, pick me please!

  5. Tona November 17, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    I would love to win this book. I have read all the others from this series.

  6. Kimberly Maehrer November 17, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Love Laura Childs’ mysteries! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. BoboTu November 17, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    Ohh, to read an autographed copy of Laura Childs book would be soo great !

  8. Michelle November 17, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    Love mysteries and love scrapbooking. What a great combo!! A chance to read about both is a bonus!!

  9. Cheryl Mitchell November 17, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    Would love to win this autographed book. Love mysteries and one about scrapbooking sounds intriguing. Thank you!!

  10. Sandi November 17, 2013 at 8:27 am #

    I would love to win one of her books. Thanks for the chance!

  11. Ann November 17, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    I would love to win this book for my crafty aunt who loves mysteries!

  12. Carol November 17, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    I love New Orleans and I love scrapbooking and altered art soooooooo
    this book is a must read for me.

  13. Marzee Carnes November 17, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Oh, I would LOVE to win this! I love Laura Childs, and have read almost all of her books, not just the scrapbooking ones. This would be a great treat. I really envy you your job!

  14. Janet Castle November 17, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Love a good mystery! Recovering from surgery and presently without a book, so this would be wonderful!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!!

  15. Ann Anderson November 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Looking forward to reading this book. My husband and I enjoy New Orleans cuisine!

  16. Donna R November 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Two of my favorite pass times: reading and crafting. What could be better. I’d love to win!

  17. Queen Mary November 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Oh gosh, I thought I might be the first fan to comment — clearly mistaken about that! I am a huge fan of the scrapbooking series AND the tea shop series — talk about getting hungry! I would love to win a copy before I buy it! I would love to hear more about being a PR consultant for a mystery author too! I went to brunch with some friends after church today and one of them, 77, is thinking she may give up her gig as a tour guide here in DC — she walks 10 – 13 miles a day during the tourist season (!). She said she may start writing a mystery series with a tour guide as the amateur detective! And she won’t make all the mistakes all those other people do who write about DC! :)

  18. Rebecca Ednie November 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve never read one of her books so I hope I win!

  19. Helen November 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    I love, love, love books about scrapbooking or any kind of crafting.

  20. Rachel V November 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    I would love to win a copy of Laura’s book! I just recently learned about Laura Childs and would love to read this book!

  21. Jeri J. November 18, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    I would love to read this book and then pass it on to my sister who also loves reading and scrapping.

  22. Linda November 18, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I’d love a chance to read this mystery — mystery novel about scrapbooking? What could be better!

  23. Regina November 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I would LOVE this book. I’ve read “Tragic Magic” and loved that so this one has to be one more great read! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Barbara November 18, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    I would love to read this book……mystery and scrapbooking…what could be more fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Edwin Bernardo November 20, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I hope I win…I really love this

  26. Cheryl T. November 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I’d love to read a book that involves mystery and scrapbooking.

  27. Tammy Northrup November 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    This looks really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.