Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I know you all love to solve puzzles and play games.
So I bring to you...

The host of today's Match It is 
Kate Collins

Author of the 
Flower Shop Mystery series

Kate is giving away a lovely 
Scented "root" candle in rosemary eucalyptus

This giveaway is open to the 
US and Canada 
Please use the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Kate's newest book 
Book 16 in the Flower Shop Mystery series
was released on February 3

Abby Knight's marriage may be in full bloom, but house hunting is no bed of roses in latest novel in the New York Times bestselling Flower Shop Mystery series...

Now that they’ve tied the knot, flower shop owner Abby Knight and her husband, Marco, want to put down roots. When it comes to picking a house, Marco can’t wait to get his hands dirty, while Abby isn’t ready for a fixer-upper. But conflict really sprouts when they’re checking out a dilapidated Victorian and watch a construction worker take a life-threatening tumble.
Since witnesses claim the man shouted for help, suggesting that the fall was no accident, the victim’s flamboyant wife hires Marco to find the person responsible. Meanwhile, Abby keeps secret from Marco her own investigation into the home’s inhabitants, a family whose off-kilter behavior has aroused her suspicions. If only Abby’s very pregnant cousin, Jillian, will stop distracting Abby with false labor pains, she can conclude her own inquiries before Marco finds out…and her case blossoms into a disaster. 
Check out my review
I found A ROOT AWAKENING to be every bit as entertaining as the other volumes in this series. With the same great writing style, it’s packed with mystery, fun, and colorful characters.

It’s hard to believe this is already the sixteenth installment in the Flower Shop Mysteries. Yet, somehow, Ms. Collins has kept this series as fresh as the flowers she writes about. For indeed, it is a wonderful bloom in an ever growing bouquet.

This is a superb “whodunit” with plenty of false leads to keep you guessing. I had no idea who the culprit was until lead character, Abby Knight, knew herself. While I do love to be able to guess sometimes, I really enjoy when a book like this one leaves me with my mouth hanging open and saying, “No way!”

One of my favorite parts of the story was the house hunting involving Abby and her new husband, Marco. It reminded me so much of looking for a new house a couple of years ago. Some of the “fixer uppers” we were shown were in pretty rough shape. Like Abby, I was not enthused with the prospect of being the one to do the fixing.

You’re really going to enjoy A ROOT AWAKENING. If you haven’t read this series yet, please start adding them to your TBR stacks! You won’t be sorry. And if you already read this series, well, you are in for the same wonderful treat you always get when reading the Flower Shop Mysteries.

Check out the end of the book for a blurb on, FLORIST GRUMP, coming in November 2015!

If you haven't read this series, you really need to!

 On to Match It!

All you have to do is match the character below to the series listed on Rafflecopter that she or he is from.

1. Charlotte Bessette

2. Claire Weatherly

3. Dev Sinclair

4. Melanie Cooper

5. Olivia Greyson


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Keep reading for the solutions to yesterday's  
Monday Mystery Mashup


Monday Mystery Mashup

1. Glossed and Found

2. Final Fore

3. Suspicion at Seven

4. Twisted Threads

5. Small Town Spin


  1. that was fun. As a retired librarian I enjoy doing reference work again.
    thanks. take care.

  2. Thanks, Lisa and Kate. Terrific Tuesday, to you! I'm pretty sure even I can do these! :)

  3. I made a mistake on the Cookie Cutter mysteries----Could you change it so Olivia Greyson for me?
    Suzan Morrow Farrell

  4. Always a fun time! Thanks for keeping it interesting!

    1. Angel, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm always trying to think up something different.

  5. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for another great review and contest! I think I did better on today's puzzle than yesterday's! Always a fun time on your blog! I love the titles of Kate's books!

    1. Betty, you're welcome! Thank you so much for taking part!

  6. Fun! And a little easier than the mashup and a LOT easier than Sherman!

    1. LOL I'm glad Grandma. That Sherman is a bit of a show off. ;-)

  7. I love the punny titles in this series. I wasn't familiar with this series, so I really appreciate your wonderful, no-spoiler review. I also thought I already followed your blog. When I discovered my oversight, I quickly rectified my error. Thanks for a fun and fantastic giveaway.

    1. Michelle, thank you for your kind words. And I'm so happy you're following now!