Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bluegrass Peril by Virgtinia Smith

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bluegrass Peril
(Steeple Hill December 4, 2007)
Virginia Smith


Virginia Smith left her job as a corporate director to become a full time writer

and speaker in the summer of 2005. Since then she has contracted eight novels

and numerous articles and short stories.

She writes contemporary humorous novels for the Christian market,

including her debut, Just As I Am (Kregel Publications, March 2006) and her

new release, Murder by Mushroom (Steeple Hill, August 2007).

Her short fiction has been anthologized, and her articles have been published

in a variety of Christian magazines.

An energetic speaker, Virginia loves to exemplify God’s truth by comparing

real-life situations to well-known works of fiction, such as her popular talk,

“Biblical Truths in Star Trek.”


WHO KILLED HER BOSS?  Local police had tagged single mom Becky Dennison

as their prime suspect. But she'd only been in the wrong place at the wrong time...

admittedly, with her boss's lifeless body. Sure it looked bad, but Becky had no motive

for killing...even if she had opportunity.

When the director of the retirement farm for thoroughbred champions is murdered,

Becky Dennison teams up with the handsome manager of a neighboring horse farm,

Scott Lewis, to find her boss's killer. Soon the amateur detective are hot on the trail

of the murderer...even as their feelings for each other deepen.

The amateur sleuths uncover a trail of clues that lead them into the intricate society

of Kentucky's elite thoroughbred breeding industry. They soon find themselves

surrounded by the mint julep set - jealous southern belles and intensely competitive

horse breeders - in a high-stakes game of danger, money, and that famous southern


And for Becky and Scott, this race on the Kentucky tracks has the greatest stakes of all:

life or death!

Romantic Times awarded Bluegrass Peril

* * * * FOUR STARS! * * * *


I enjoyed this book.  It was a great mixture of mystery, romance, and fun.

My only "issue" was the size and quality of the book itself (not the story within)~

the book is one of those small "series they send in the mail" type books;

and, in my opinion, it was hard to hold and I had to bend the binding back

to see the words on the page (a real "no-no" for me usually). 

Despite that fact, though, I did like the book~ Virginia Smith has written a

really great storyline and I'll look forward to reading more books by her in the future. 


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