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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Murder Fir Christmas by Joyce and Jim Lavene Virtual book Tour and Giveaway

Murder Fir Christmas by Joyce and Jim Lavene 

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Murder Fir Christmas
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Murder Fir Christmas will have you humming carols and ho-ho-ho-ing quicker than the Big Guy’s sled makes it around the world!
~Back Porchervations!!
Masterfully written…filled with intrigue, action, laughter, joy, and a mystical beauty that touched my heart, MURDER FIR CHRISTMAS has beat out every book this year to become my number one favorite book of 2015.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
This has mystery, humor and a touch of paranormal that combine to entertain you.
An awesome cozy story! Mystery with just a flake of folklore and a touch of paranormal and a little romance too. These authors have imaginations that are truly off the charts.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
This book was full of adventure and mystery…
~Community Bookstop
The book was wonderful seeing Bonnie again and the way she handles herself with the Tree Farm and more.
~Bab’s Book Bistro
Murder Fir Christmas was a well-crafted mystery with a spunky heroine, engaging characters and a whodunnit that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
~Moonlight Rendezvous
Right from the beginning, you meet some very interesting characters that let you know that this is not going to be your run-of-the-mill murder mystery.
~Bubble Bath Books
Bonnie is a fantastic new character, and I adored the mystical connection that she has with all animals which earns her a Cherokee name.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
Murder Fir Christmas is a hearty book. It’s filled with well developed, interesting characters, a finely paced mystery, a slow brewing romantic interest, and intrigue in many areas on many levels to keep readers engaged.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
With a puzzling mystery, lots of wildlife, a touch of romance and some paranormal elements, I was hooked from the first chapter and didn’t stop until I read the last page. One of those books you can’t wait to finish and hate to finish at the same time.
~FUONLYKNEW – Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
(Christmas Tree Valley Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
New Series
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: J. Lavene (December 1, 2015)


Down the mountain from Sweet Pepper, Tennessee is Christmas Tree Valley, a place filled with hundreds of Christmas tree farms where generations of growers have made people’s lives brighter. Yet even here in this quiet, postcard-perfect corner of the world, darkness and murder can still stalk the night.
Federal Wildlife Agent Bonnie Tuttle has always had a special gift with wild animals. It was one of the reasons she decided to train with the wildlife agency. She’s spent the last ten years in Alabama working, but her mother needs her home and she’s back despite all the bad parts of her life she hoped to leave behind.
Her first day home begins with a fire on the island in Sweet Pepper Lake and the death of Harvey Shelton, the wildlife agent she’s supposed to replace. Bonnie manages to rescue dozens of animals from the fire – including a wolf pup that was shot with the same bullet that killed Harvey.
Now she’s hot on the trail of Harvey’s killer and trying to reintegrate the wolf back into the wild even though he seems to want to stay with her. Yet old memories persist in the small community where she grew up, and the killer now seems to believe that she has what he killed Harvey for. All she has to do is figure out what that is before it’s too late.
Christmas Recipes included!
I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim
I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim

About The Authors –

Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

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My review;

"Murder Fir Christmas" by authors Joyce and Jim Lavene is a fantastic mystery novel. Bonnie Tuttle is a Federal Wildlife Agent who has had to come home after a long time away because her mother needs her. Her homecoming is not an easy or happy one. Between a fire and the man who she is replacing she has a lot to deal with. Thanks to her fast work some animals make it through the fire. Harvey, who she took over  for has been shot dead and she has to work fast to find the suspect. But, maybe the killer has decided that she knows something and they want to find out what it is. Will she be dead next?  I really enjoyed this story. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and these are all my own opinions.

Tour Participants
December 2 – Back Porchervations – Review 
December 3 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review
December 3 – readalot – Review
December 4 – Community Bookstop – Review
December 4 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review
December 5 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
December 6 – Moonlight Rendezvous – Review
December 7 – Bubble Bath Books – Review
December 7 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Review
December 8 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review
December 9 – fuonlyknew – Review
December 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Review
December 10 – fundinmental – Review
December 11 – Mallory Heart Reviews – Review
December 12 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
December 13 – Laura’s Interests – Review
December 14 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review
December 14 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
December 15 – View from the Birdhouse – Review

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  1. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading!

  2. I loved Murder Fir Christmas!

  3. Thank you for informing me about this book.

  4. I love a good mystery and this book sounds like it fits the bill! Totally can't wait to read this book!

  5. Novel setting, fascinating plot description and, of course, a clever title!