Most of the year you’ll find my nose buried in my Kindle reading about marketing or scrapbooking. But during the early summer and the holiday season, I love to curl up with some easy breezy fiction and take a break from the everyday routines.
It was thus perfect timing when I was asked to review Gilt Trip, the 11th book in the bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries series by Laura Childs. I was not familiar with the series, but our community manager Janet Carr assured me this would be a good, fun read.
She was correct!
I snuck away whenever I could during the Thanksgiving break to read more and more of this delightful novel. What I have loved most are the rich visual details provided by the author, making each scene immersive. Childs’ creativity comes through on each page.
Here’s a few more details of what you’ll get in this mystery set in a scrapbooking store in New Orleans:
Halfway between a cozy and a thriller, Gilt Trip offers mystery and romance, in a setting peppered with scrapbooking references, and steeped in the sights, sounds, and smells of the French Quarter and its intriguing residents. In case all of the book’s decadent cajun meals make you hungry, there’s recipes too.
I am just a few chapters away from finishing and I can’t wait to find out what happens. I might just make some shrimp étouffée for the occasion! Then, I’ll be checking out other books in the series.
If you would like to win your own hardback copy of Gilt Trip, leave a comment on this post before 8am CST on Friday, 12/6. Sorry friends, US participants only on this one.