Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover by Susan Wittig Albert + Tour-Wide Giveaway!!

Publisher: Presevero Press
Pub. Date: March 6, 2018
Pages: 280

Series: The Darling Dahlias
Book 7
Genre: Historical Mystery

NYT bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert returns to Depression-era Darling, Alabama…​where the ladies of the Dahlias, the local garden club, are happy to dig a little dirt!

In the seventh book of this popular series, it looks like the music has ended for Darling’s favorite barbershop uiquartet, the Lucky Four Clovers—just days before the Dixie Regional Barbershop Competition. Another unlucky break: a serious foul-up in Darling’s telephone system—and not a penny for repairs. And while liquor is legal again, moonshine isn’t. Sheriff Buddy Norris needs a little luck when he goes into Briar Swamp to confront Cypress County’s most notorious bootlegger. What he finds upends his sense of justice.

Once again, Susan Wittig Albert has told a charming story filled with richly human characters who face the Great Depression with courage and grace. She reminds us that friends offer the best of themselves to each other, community is what holds us together, and luck is what you make it.

Bonus features: Liz Lacy’s Garden Gate column on “lucky” plants, plus the Dahlias’ collection of traditional Southern pie recipes and a dash of cookery history. Reading group questions, more recipes, and Depression-era info at www.DarlingDahlias.com.

Praise for The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover

“This sweet book captures the true tone of a small town.” —Times-Picayune, New Orleans

“Cozy fans will be delighted to learn that the prolific Albert—known for her clever puzzles, engaging characters, love of nature, and outstanding historic research—is debuting yet another exceptional series.” —Booklist Starred Review

“Albert does a beautiful job of blending a whodunit with a vivid portrait of an idyllic Depression-era Southern town.” —Publishers Weekly

“Excellent timely regional Depression Era amateur sleuth that brings to life the atmosphere of a period in which people are concerned over the economy that has left no chicken in almost any pot.” —Follow The Clue

“The author of the popular China Bayles mysteries brings a small Southern town to life and vividly captures an era and culture—the Depression, segregation, class differences, the role of women in the South—with authentic period details. Her book fairly sizzles with the strength of the women of Darling.” —Library Journal Starred Review

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About the Author

Susan Wittig Albert is the NYT bestselling author of over 100 books. Her work includes four mystery series: China Bayles, the Darling Dahlias, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and the Robin Paige Victorian mysteries. She has published three award-winning historical novels, as well as YA fiction, memoirs, and nonfiction. Susan currently serves as an editor of StoryCircleBookReviews and helps to coordinate SCN’s online class program. She and her husband Bill live in the Texas Hill Country, where she writes, gardens, and raises a varying assortment of barnyard creatures.

For more information please visit Susan Wittig Albert’s website. Visit the Darling Dahlias Facebook Page. You can also find Susan on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.

It's Giveaway Time!!

During the Blog Tour we will be giving away one paperback copy of The Darling Dahlias and the Unlucky Clover to one lucky winner! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form HERE.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 16th. 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.

Good Luck!!

HFVBT Blog Schedule

Wednesday, February 28

Review at Back Porchervations

Thursday, March 1

Review at A Chick Who Reads

Friday, March 2

Review at Trisha Jenn Reads
Interview at Dianne Ascroft’s Blog
Feature at What Is That Book About

Saturday, March 3

Review at Cup of Sensibility

Monday, March 5

Review at Peppermint Ph.D.

Tuesday, March 6

Review at Jorie Loves a Story
Feature at A Literary Vacation

Wednesday, March 7

Review at Linda’s Book Obsession

Thursday, March 8

Interview at Jorie Loves a Story

Monday, March 12

Feature at Susan Heim on Writing

Tuesday, March 13

Review at The Lit Bitch
Review at Clarissa Reads it All

Wednesday, March 14

Interview at Passages to the Past

Thursday, March 15

Review at A Bookaholic Swede

Friday, March 16

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