Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Beautician's Notebook by Anne Barnhill + Tour-Wide Giveaway!!

Publisher: Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC 
Pub. Date: April 12, 2017
Pages: 304 Pages

Genre: Mystery / Romance / Contemporary


It’s up to her ex-husband, Sheriff Tal Hicks, to investigate. Evidence points to four possible suspects: Willa Jo’s business partner; a town socialite; a preacher’s wife; and Willa Jo’s live-in lover.

Willa Jo kept a notebook containing all the secrets she’s learned while doing hair. Rumor has it Willa Jo is going to write a book, exposing everything. But now, Willa Jo is dead and the incriminating notebook is missing, leaving the sheriff with very little to go on. As he interrogates the suspects, he finds himself attracted to newcomer, Clarissa Myers. He delves into her past only to discover she has deeper ties to Summerset than anyone imagined. Before the sheriff can complete his interrogations, however, another suspect, Avenelle Young, confesses.

The sheriff is skeptical about Avenelle Young’s guilt because she refuses to discuss what happened with Willa Jo. Her statement is a terse declaration of guilt, with neither motive nor method explained. The sheriff has no choice but to incarcerate Mrs. Young.

During the investigations, as the secrets of Summerset are slowly revealed, each family touched by Willa Jo’s death must come to terms with the new information being unearthed. The repercussions are far-reaching, and forgiveness hard to come by. However, at the heart of the book is the possibility of reconciliation among the town folk as they learn the real ‘truth’ about one another.

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Praise for The Beautician's Notebook

“...a great who-done-it" that will keep you reading until the very last page.—Brenda Bevan Remmes, author of The Quaker Cafe and Home to Cedar Branch.

“What a treat! Anne Clinard Barnhill has penned a mystery with heart and soul. Her characters are so likeable—even lovable—that I hated to think of any of them guilty of a heinous crime . . . despite their many motives. An intriguing and heartwarming novel.”—Diane Chamberlain, NYT bestselling author of The Silent Sister.

“More red herrings than in a fishmonger’s wheelbarrow.”—Molly Weston, Mystery Writers of America Raven Award Winner.

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About the Author

Anne Clinard Barnhill is an award-winning, internationally published writer who has published two historical novels (AT THE MERCY OF THE QUEEN and QUEEN ELIZABETH’S DAUGHTER), a short story collection (WHAT YOU LONG FOR), a memoir (AT HOME IN THE LAND OF OZ: Autism, My Sister and Me) and a poetry chapbook (COAL, BABY). She has also written hundreds of articles, features, book reviews and essays published in a variety of newspapers, magazines and blogs. Ms. Barnhill has received four regional artist grants, one writer’s residency and has taught writing and creativity workshops in various places across North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina and Mississippi. She has three grown sons and lives on the NC coast with her husband and a very energetic dog.

For more information please visit Anne's website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

It's Giveaway Time!!


To enter the giveaway for a copy of THE BEAUTICIAN'S NOTEBOOK, please see the GLEAM entry form HERE. Five copies are up for grabs!


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on September 27th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open to US residents only.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

The Beautician's Notebook Blog Tour Schedule


Monday, August 7

Kick Off at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, August 9

Feature at A Holland Reads

Thursday, August 10

Review & Interview at The Book Junkie Reads

Monday, August 14

Feature at Rimpy's Reads

Thursday, August 17

Guest Post at Must Read Faster

Tuesday, August 22

Feature at A Literary Vacation

Friday, August 25

Interview at I Heart Reading

Monday, August 28

Review at Book Nerd

Friday, September 1

Review at Buried Under Books

Monday, September 4

Guest Post at Brooke Blogs

Wednesday, September 6

Feature at Mello & June, It's a Book Thang!

Wednesday, September 13

Feature at CelticLady's Reviews

Wednesday, September 20

Review at Locks, Hooks and Books

Monday, September 25

Review at A Chick Who Reads

Wednesday, September 27



  1. Looks really good. Love who done it reads.

    1. Me too, Bonnie, especially if they keep me guessing and surprise me!