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Friday, June 10, 2016

A Golden Cage by Shelley Freydont Virtual Book Tour, Book review and Giveaway

A Golden Cage by Shelley Freydont   

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A Golden Cage
by Shelley Freydont

This was a fun book for me as it included two of my favorite things history and mystery.
~A. Holland Reads
Ms. Freydont does such an amazing job at describing the sumptuousness (bordering on decadence) of the haunts of the ultra rich in the ‘Gilded Age’ in Newport…
~Back Porchervations
This was a great book to read. I love the historical era and the cast of characters are becoming so well developed…
~Shelley’s Book Case
In A GOLDEN CAGE Freydont takes an intelligent look at societal issues combining it with well developed, complex characters to form a well crafted mystery that encourages readers to think, learn, and become a part of that historical age.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
A Golden Cage: A Newport Gilded Age Mystery
2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Berkley (June 7, 2016)
Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425275856


The author of A Gilded Grave returns to Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, where headstrong heiress Deanna Randolph must solve another murder among the social elite.
With her mother in Europe, Deanna is staying with the Ballard family, who agree to chaperone her through the summer season and guide her toward an advantageous marriage proposal—or so her mother hopes. Relishing her new freedom, Deanna is more interested in buying one of the fashionable new bathing costumes, joining a ladies’ bicycling club, and befriending an actress named Amabelle Deeks, all of which would scandalize her mother.
Far more scandalous is the discovery of a young man bludgeoned to death on the conservatory floor at Bonheur, the Ballards’ sumptuous “cottage.” Deanna recognizes him as an actor who performed at the birthday fete for a prominent judge the night before. But why was he at Bonheur? And where is Amabelle?
Concerned her new friend may be in danger—or worse—Deanna enlists the help of her intrepid maid, Elspeth, and her former beau, Joe Ballard, to find Amabelle before the villain of this drama demands an encore.
ShelleyNoble FinalV3 copy

About The Author –

Shelley Freydont is the author of the Liv Montgomery, Celebration Bay Festival Mysteries, (Silent Knife, Trick or Deceit),the Katie McDonald Sudoku Mysteries and the Lindy Haggerty dance company mystery series. Her Newport Gilded Age Mystery seires began in June 2015 with A Gilded Grave, followed in June 2016 with A Golden Cage.
Shelley loves puzzles of all kinds and when not writing or reading mysteries, she’s most likely working on a jigsaw, Sudoku, or crossword.
As Shelley Noble, she’s the author of the women’s fiction novels, Beach ColorsStargazey Point, and Breakwater Bay as well as several novellas.
She lives at New Jersey Shore and loves to hear from readers.  www.shelleyfreydont.com www.facebook.com/ShelleyFreydont
* Author Links
Website www.shelleyfreydont.comm
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ShelleyFreydont
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Shelley-Freydont/e/B001HCUVP4
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ShelleyFreydont
Purchase Links
Amazon –  B & N 

My review;

"A Golden Cage" by author Shelley Freydont is part of a series called, A Newport Gilded Age Mystery. Newport,Rhode Island is where anyone who is anyone wants to be at the end of the nineteenth century. All of those who are rich, and powerful want to be seen here. Deanna Randolph is an heiress who has just entered society. The Ballard family is taking care of her while her mother is away in Europe. Deanna's mother is hoping that someone will want to  marry Deanna. But, Deanna has other plans. She is doing all the things that her mother would not approve of. Annabelle Decks is Deanna's newest friend. Annabelle is an actress who Deanna has been socializing with. When the body of an actor is found at the Ballard's home Deanna tries to find out why and where is her friend Annabelle disappeared to? Deanna tries to get as much help as she can to find out who committed this murder before someone else gets killed. I really liked the combination of historical themes, society, and murder. I felt as if I could really picture what was happening. Will romance find Deanna? Will she be able to keep her friends safe? What is her mother going to do when she finds out what she has gotten herself mixed up in? This was a very enjoyable story. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review and all opinions are mine.

Tour Participants
June 7 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW
June 7 – Community Bookstop  – SPOTLIGHT
June 8 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
June 8 – Nadaness In Motion – INTERVIEW
June 9 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
June 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
June 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy,Too! – REVIEW
June 11 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
June 12 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW, GUEST POST   
June 13 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
June 13 – Student of Opinions – REVIEW
June 14 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW
June 14 – Girl Lost In A Book – REVIEW
June 15 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW
June 16 – Deal Sharing Aunt – REVIEW
June 17 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
June 18 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

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  1. Can't wait to read. Like reading about the gilded age. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Can't wait to read. Like reading about the gilded age. Thanks for the giveaway.