Published: January 24, 2017
Paperback: 238 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery #5
Synopsis:A Caribbean cruise is the perfect setting for a Roget wedding, and Faith meeting Ted’s family. She also hopes the vacation gets their stalled romance moving, but it doesn’t take long for that dream to capsize. Ted’s daughter hates her. The ex-wife is adored. Odessa Roget is surly. And the banned father of a groom, John Roget, requests Faith’s assistance in bringing down a jewel theft ring masterminded by his ex-wife.
Having had a man she loved accuse her of a crime, Faith won’t let Odessa travel down the same path and agrees to help. Faith sets her course on uncovering the true criminals—which might be a groom’s best friend. The romantic week turns disastrous as a wedding is interrupted, suspicious deaths point to murders, and Ted’s daughter schemes to reunite her parents. Instead of diamonds being a girl’s best friend, Faith finds they’re cruising toward Davy Jones’ Locker.
About the author:The Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series brings together Christina Freeburn’s love of mysteries, scrapbooking, and West Virginia. When not writing or reading, she can be found in her scrapbook room or at a crop. Alas, none of the real-life crops have had a sexy male prosecutor or a handsome police officer attending.
Christina served in the JAG Corps of the US Army and also worked as a paralegal, librarian, and church secretary. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, a dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
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Scrapbooking and Murder:
How Does It Go Together?
By Christina Freeburn
One of the questions I’m asked a lot is why I chose to combine scrapbooking and murder in my cozy mystery series. On first glance, it doesn’t seem there would be enough tension or situations where a heroine would come across murders, but on another look you see that scrapbooking involves family—and nothing brings out a protective nature or anger like family.
I’ve been scrapbooking for almost eighteen years, beginning when my youngest was two as I wanted to tell some of the stories of our family. Around the same time, I started writing again with a goal of being published. I had been writing since I was a freshman in high school but it was mainly for me, to get out my thoughts and emotions and create the type of life I wished I had. The first books I wrote were police procedurals and while I liked writing them I didn’t enjoy researching and writing the graphic details I felt needed included for the books to sound authentic.
I always loved mysteries and wanted to write in the genre so I considered my hobby. Could I write a series where the heroine was a scrapbooker? I played around with the idea some, coming up with a couple of different plot ideas that could work. I knew then it was good fit. Scrapbooking revolves around families, documenting the good and the bad, adventures, our past and our present, and even sometimes the private areas of our lives we feel are important for family history, yet are truths we don’t want broadcasted to communities and enemies, present the perfect back drop for murder.
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