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 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.]