Thursday, August 27, 2009

" Pass It On "

"Pretty Is As Pretty Dies" by Elizabeth Spann Craig







Paperback 2009 ISBN 978-0-7387-1480-6 ( 206 pages)















This is the first book of the Myrtle Clover mystery series. Myrtle is the 80 something year old mother of Bradley, NC Police Chief Red Clover. Her son thinks she should attend senior meetings and knit, Myrtle has other ideas about how to spend her golden years! Solving a murder is more to her taste! Myrtle is a sassy, nosey Grandma who knows how to use her age and common sense to get around those who give her no credit for a lifetime of accumulated wisdom. She'll show them just how much spunk is left in her and how NOT ready she is to be "put out to pasture".







A delightful cosy mystery! An easy read you won't want to miss! I will be passing on this signed copy to one of you commenter's! So get your name in the pot!







Oh and doesn't the book look cute with the two Gnomes I got at half price the other day to go in my courtyard?
















































Missy @ Missy's Book Nook gave me this fantastic BINGO BEAUTIFUL BLOG AWARD! This is how it works! Thank You Missy!






The B-I-N-G-O Beautiful Blog Award was started by Bookin With Bingo Blog.














BEAUTIFUL......KB @ ROMPING AND ROLLING IN THE ROCKIES AND

Catherine @ A THOUSAND CLAPPING HANDS
















INFORMATIVE...Willow @ WILLOW MANOR AND Katherine @ SMOKY MOUNTAIN CAFE ........










NEIGHBORLY......Lori @ THE SELF SUFFICIENT LIFE




AND Dirt Princess @ THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A SOUTHERN GARDNER

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GORGEOUS......Jo @ A BRIT IN TENNESSEE AND




Pamela @ FROM THE HOUSE OF EDWARD ....................












OUTSTANDING....Katherine @ LADY KATHERINE TEA PARLOR AND




Merisi @ MERISI'S VIENNA FOR BEGINNERS





I did not check to see who does or does not have an Award accepting blog. If you don't then you can ignore, if you do then Pass It On!!
































I also recently got the Kreativ Blogger Award form J Stanton Chandler @ Woolgatherings.

Thank you JSC ! Every blog I follow and those who follow me in turn deserve this award!

So all of you who wish to receive this award, please right click and post it on your blog from me!!

And Pass It On if you wish!!









Thank You All For Your Great Comments! There is a lot going on here and I'm slow at

answering and getting to your blogs but things should slow down soon and we will all have more time for BLOGGING!! YEAH!








31 comments:

Katherine Aucoin said...

Thank you so much for the award Carol, I appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Missy said...

Posing the gnomes with that book was a cute idea!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Congratulations on your award Carol, and thank you for passing it along....your so sweet.
I love your gnomes, of course they have been displayed in English gardens for many years now, and last year, I finally acquired three of them myself, they are quite mischievous ;)

lakeviewer said...

I'll check out the series. Congratulations on your awards.

Reader Wil said...

Myrtle must be a very brave and clever lady! Somebody like Ms. Marple or Jessica Fletcher! I like those ladies and the books about the mysteries, they solve.

Margaret LaVonne Hall said...

Hi,...Love the Gnome picture..I will search for the book and it sounds like one that I have by Effie Wilder.."Out to pasture but not over the hill"..Have a great day and upcoming weekend...Will back to visit soon..I shall take your Kreativ award and give it to a friend blogger...THANKS

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your knomes and they go perfect with the book. That sounds like a good read I would be very interested in reading. Congrats on your awards.

willow said...

The gnomes made me giggle!

I am very honored by the award, Carol. Thank you SO much, dear friend.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I just love the cover of Elizabeth's book, and how splendid your two gnomes look flanking a copy! Congrats on the awards, they're well-deserved.
Elizabeth.

Arkansas Patti said...

That book sounds like a fun read. I agree with Wil.
Those gnomes are loaded with personality. They sure look comfortable inside.

Elenka said...

I hate to tell you this Carol, but gnomes give me the heebie jeebies!! Sorta like clowns do.

Pastor Sharon said...

Congratulations on these awards, Carol!

NitWit1 said...

Love the gnomes and book review.

I have a small poem book to review if I get around to it.

One of my bloggers visited me today. What fun. and she, her daughter, and husband thinned a lot of Naked Ladies. I bet we both will be posting some near obscene remarks soon.

Pat in east TN said...

I'm new here and have enjoyed what I have read so far. What a wonderful, interesting life you have! I'm heading over to amazon right now to read more on this book/author. Always like recommendations from others.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks so much for featuring my book today! I LOVE the gnomes in the picture...perfect. I'm tickled pink to be on the Writers Porch today!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Stone Bridge Farm said...

Hey thanks Carol. How did the pepper butter turn out?

susan said...

Carol_ I am going to love your recommending books! I am an avid reader--currently reading Greg Iles--The Devil's Punch Bowl. I have to make myself do life's necessities when I get very involved in a book!

Renie Burghardt said...

Sounds like a wonderfully fun read, Carol. Just what I need. I'm going to look for it. And the gnomes look like they enjoyed it.

Have a great weekend!

Renie xox

Janet, said...

It sounds like a great book. I would love to win it, thanks for the chance. congratulations on your awards!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a good book, Carol. Love the gnomes also....

Congrats on your awards.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaston Studio said...

Left you something on my post today but now I see YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE! But go pick it up anyway... and congrats on all those awsards.

Jane

Tiffany Norris said...

Book sounds great! Consider my name in! And who doesn't love gnomes?! ;)

Medora said...

Gnomes really freak me out - they are way popular and I see them everywhere, so I feel like I'm being stalked or something.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Rack 'em up, Cuz!

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Carol,
Your photo is priceless. Thank you so very much for the award. Hope you'll get to slow down soon - but I do like reading about all the activity!
Have a great weekend, my friend.
Catherine xx

Katherinellen said...

Hey Carol,
Dropping by to see what you are doin...sound so interesting...Put me in the pot....Congrats on your awards...You are getting popular...Have a great weekends..Katherinellen

Roslyn said...

I love murder mysteries, read the=m & listen to them on long drives.
And your gnomes are too cuter for words-hmmm, do I need a gnome in the garden alongside St. Francis I wonder? I must keep my eyes open for a cute gnome!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Congrats to the Awardees and Awarder! :-) :p)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How wonderful to visit and find you've passed on an award to Edward and me! Thanks so much. I don't know if I myself can be rightfully classified as "gorgeous", but I can certainly attest to the gorgeousness of Edward!! Happy Weekend to you!

June Saville said...

Hi - interesting blog.
Thanks for joining 70 Plus and Still Kicking! But have you seen my literary blog Journeys in Creative Writing? You'll find there heaps of my short stories and a full length mystery novel called 'Paternity', set in Australia. Seeing as ytou enjoy fiction ... http://journeysincreativewriting.blogspot.com

Mama Hen said...

Please enter me for the new mystery book. Sounds great!
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