Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bluegrass Peril by Virginia Smith

Yippee! My friend Ginny's new Steeple Hill Romantic Suspense is out! This is a keeper. Loads of fun, and it's a quick read for the bus commuter or the busy mom or the day-worker wanting to unwind. Ginny did a lot of research for this novel, which shows in the details of the horse racing world she puts into the story. After she wrote the manuscript, news reports came out that established one of her key scenarios as more fact than fiction!

Read to the bottom of this post for book giveaway information.



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 pride.

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! * * * *


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.”
I just happen to have a spare copy of Bluegrass Peril on my shelf. (No, I'm not giving away my own copy.) If you'd like your name in the hat for it, make a comment about this book or one of the others featured in this blog and BE SURE TO LEAVE CONTACT INFORMATION. I can't tell you that you've won if you don't tell me how to let you know.
In recent months, I've posted lots of good info on great reads for every taste! Don't let the knowledge go to waste!


windycindy said...

Hello! Please enter me in your contest for this interesting book! I do appreciate your giveaways! Thanks very much.....Cindi

Hannah said...

this book looks really interesting! i love any books that involve throughbred horses! i would love to win this book! hsmuda[at]gmail[dot]com thanks!

angela said...

I doubt I'll win since you picked my name last time, but I'm glad I checked out your blog. The book looks intriguing.

stampedwithgrace said...

I loved "Just As I Am" and would love to read this book as well! thanks for the opportunity!

deepbluecitrus said...

Horses, romance and suspense, this book has it all for me! Read and enjoyed Murder by Mushroom so look forward to Bluegrass Peril. Please put my name in the drawing.


Cherie J said...

This book sounds great! I love the Love Inspired Suspense line. Such exciting plots. Love the inclusion of the thoroughbred horse industry. Please enter me in the drawing.