Thursday, July 13, 2017

Readers Circle: USA Today Best-selling Author Diane Bator's The Bakery Lady, Giveaway



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Hello and welcome to the J Q Rose blog!

This week, USA Today Best-selling author Diane Bator joins us in the Summer Readers Circle. She shares one of her favorite places to go in the summer, Sauble Beach. 

Diane has generously offered to gift an ebook copy of the cozy mystery, Can't Keep a Brunette Down, to a lucky commenter. Be sure to leave a comment below before Tuesday, July 18, 10 pm EDST to get in on the drawing. 
Can't Keep a Brunette Down (Gilda Wright Mysteries Book 1)
Can't Keep a Brunette Down by Diane Bator
Cozy Mystery
Sauble Beach Summer by Diane Bator

One of my favorite places to visit in the summer is a great beach an hour and a half from my house called Sauble Beach. This quaint little beach town boasts 7km of white sand beach on Lake Huron. Since we moved to Ontario in 2005, it also became our yearly mecca each summer on my birthday. We’d spend the day playing and swimming at the beach, go to a fast food joint called Beach Burger for dinner, then to the boardwalk for ice cream before we’d make the trip home.
Beautiful glass wind chimes handcrafted by Diane's children.
One summer, the kids and I were blessed to be able to spend a few days with friends at their cottage in Sauble which was a short walk from the beach. The kids and I spent an afternoon creating beautiful glass wind chimes that I’m still trying to figure out where to hang in my little apartment. No matter where the chimes end up, the memories of watching my three teenaged boys figuring out how to assemble their little chips of glass was fabulous! We were fortunate to be able to wander by day and come back to the cottage for a delicious, home-cooked meal every evening thanks to our gracious hosts then roasting spider dogs and marshmallows under the stars. 

Even though the weather wasn’t fabulous until the day we left, the kids and I walked and talked and just generally hung out. It was our last real vacation together before my oldest moved away. 

The best part of the entire week was getting to spend those precious moments with my boys and falling asleep to the sound of the surf out the bedroom window. It’s one of those things I’d like to be able to do again one day. Only this time, we’ll rent our own little cottage and hopefully have better weather!

The Bakery Lady by Diane Bator
Mystery

Back of the Book: 
The Bakery Lady by Diane Bator, 
the third book in the Wild Blue Mysteries series.

“From the moment Leo Blue meets the local tattoo artist's sister Christina, he's drawn into a web of bread dough and lies. Christina Davidson has returned to Packham with a duffle bag full of secrets. Leo soon discovers her biggest secret is Christina's alter ego and her husband, who stands accused of murdering an up-and-coming artist. He promises to help set things straight and plans to bring husband and wife together for Christmas—even if it costs him his sanity and the love of his life.”

"I could visualize that bookstore, smell the coffee and pastries, and see the colorful characters. This book has lots of twists and turns, and I never knew who to trust, all the way to the end. I'll look for future books by this author." ~ Paul Carr

About Diane:
Diane Bator is a U.S.A. Today Bestselling author who was signed by Blue Ridge Literary Agency in 2010. Her first book was published after winning a mystery writing contest, which launched her passion for writing mysteries and helped
Author Diane Bator
earn her a nomination as Established Artist of the Year at the Orangeville 2016 Mayor's Breakfast for the Arts. Aside from writing, she also works in local theatre and loves hiking and photography.

Click here to connect online with Diane Bator.

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4 comments:

Marsha said...

Hey, JQ and nice to meet you Diane. What a lovely memory. I have a question. What are "spider dogs"? I've never heard that term before. Good luck with your release.

J Q Rose said...

Hi Marsha, Beach getaways seem to become favorite memories for many of us. And special when the family is with us. Thank you for stopping in.

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to spend time with the family. I love the wind chimes!

J Q Rose said...

Hi Misha, Yes, those wind chimes would be perfect for a cottage or MY deck! Thank you for stopping in.