Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book Beginning: Small Town Trouble by Jean Erhardt


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It was high summer, the peak of tourist season in Gatlinburg, Tennessee where I should've been. But instead, I was on my way to Tara to kick Scarlett O'Hara's butt.
-- Small Town Trouble by Jean Erhardt.

Small Town Trouble is the first in a funny and promising new mystery series featuring Kim Claypoole, a restaurateur and amateur sleuth with her home base in the Smokey Mountains.  Look for my interview with Jean Erhardt here next week.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a good one!

Anonymous said...

I love mystery series, so would read more of this one.

Joanne P (Booklover Book Reviews) said...

What great misdirection at the beginning... Sounds great!

BookPlease said...

I'd read to read a bit more before making my mind up about the book.

Juli Rahel said...

Hahaha this sounds like a lot of fun! I wonder whether she deserves to get her butt kicked ;) Thanks for hosting :)
Juli @ Universe in Words

Sheri said...

I love mystery, and I love funny, so this one sounds promising! Thanks for sharing, and happy reading :)
Happy reading! Here is my my book beginning

JC Jones said...

I love that opening.

Elisa Bergslien said...

Nice start. I imagine there are many people would have liked to give Scarlett a swift kick in the tush.

Judy Nedry said...

Such a great line. Wish I'd written it!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds as though it will be a good mystery series.

THANKS for sharing. Will look for your interview.

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Anne Bennett said...

I know this isn't supposed to be my response but this quote made me wonder, is Tara a real place?

Tea norman said...

Great opening, can't imagine where she's going with this one. The opening sucked me in immediately. Had to laugh.

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