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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Death on the Prairie





Death on the Prairie
(A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)

6th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (October 8, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0738744704
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Synopsis:
Chloe Ellefson and her sister, Kari, have long dreamed of visiting each historic site dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder. When Chloe takes custody of a quilt once owned by the beloved author, the sisters set out on the trip of a lifetime, hoping to prove that Wilder stitched it herself.
But death strikes as the journey begins, and trouble stalks their fellow travelers. Among the “Little House” devotees are academic critics, greedy collectors, and obsessive fans. Kari is distracted by family problems, and unexpected news from Chloe’s boyfriend jeopardizes her own future. As the sisters travel deeper into Wilder territory, Chloe races to discover the truth about a precious artifact—and her own heart—before a killer can strike again.
 
What I Thought:
 
Well I loved the Little House books when I was a youngster, so I was excited about this one.  This is the first Chloe Ellefson story I have had experience with and I was impressed.  I enjoyed the writing and all the information about Laura Ingalls Wilder.  I definitely am going to check out more of these books, if not for the great mystery, for the great information they give on historical sites.  The mystery was great and this was a fast paced book.  Good job Kathleen.
 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
 
Kathleen Ernst
 
About The Author –
Kathleen Ernst is a former museum curator who remains passionate about history!  In addition to the Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites series, she has written many books for American Girl, including nine about the historical character she created, Caroline Abbott. Over 1.5 million copies of Kathleen’s 33 titles have been sold. The Chloe series has earned a LOVEY Award for Best Traditional Mystery, and several of her mysteries for young readers have been finalists for Edgar or Agatha awards.
Author Links:
www.kathleenernst.com
www.sitesandstories.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/kathleenernst.author
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Purchase Links:
Amazon
http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780738744704
http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Death-Prairie/Kathleen-Ernst/9780738744704
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-on-the-prairie-kathleen-ernst/1121090583

THERE IS GOING TO BE ONE PRINT COPY OF THIS BOOK GIVEN AWAY, LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT WHY  YOUR LOVE LAURA INGALLS WILDER AND/OR LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE WITH YOUR EMAIL, NO EMAIL NO ENTRY.

22 comments:

  1. Melina, thank you for the lovely review, and for hosting my blog tour stop today!

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  2. I love Little House on the Prairie because it is charming, a close family appeals to me and the time frame.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  3. I first started the series of books when I was in second grade. My teacher would read each day from the series. After second grade I began reading them on my own. When the series came out I was over-joyed. I remember one year we had a play where we played girls from that era. My coustume included a white cap that looked like Laura's night cap. So...I wore it to bed every night until summer when it got too hot. I live in Wisconsin, and many times while wondering out in the countryside wondered if Laura and her family's wagons crossed the area I was standing. (Most likely not, but it was fun imagining.) eeyore722@gmail.com

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  4. I never read the Laura Ingalls Wilder books until I was an adult but I love them and have re-read them many times. They are about home and family and making the best of things during good and bad times. One of the "Little Houses" is about a 3-4 hr drive from me, in DeSmet, SD. Unfortunately, I've never had the opportunity to visit it. dbahn@iw.net

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  5. My third grade teacher read us a chapter of a Little House book every day all year---I fell in love and read all the books. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.fararell@gmail.com

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  6. Actually the TV series introduced me to the books. I decided to read the books to learn more about the characters and loved them. I was intrigued by the simpler times and the close knit family and community.
    vernagass@gmail.com

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  7. Love when there is a heirloom that is causing trouble.
    Sounds like a good book.
    Would love to try it.
    thanks
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  8. I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder because I grew up in MN and she lived there for a time as well! Looking forward to the new book! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love Laura Ingalls Wilder and her books. I started reading the.books as a child and have.reread them many times. I love.the.pioneer days and have.visited several of.the sites.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  10. I love Laura Ingalls Wilder and her books. I started reading the.books as a child and have.reread them many times. I love.the.pioneer days and have.visited several of.the sites.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  11. It's like hearing my grandma talk about the olden days. I named one of my girls Carrie and my sister named one Laura, we love the Laura Ingalls wilder books. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  12. Laura's books bring back memories of my fourth grade class, when I was introduced to Little House on the Prairie. My teacher would read to my class after lunch. Pure enjoyment in listening to Laura's adventures! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  13. I first learned of Laura Ingalls Wilder through her books and then became an avid fan of the television show, Little House on the Prairie. As a public librarian for almost 23 years, I am thrilled that the books are still being read by another generation of readers. I am thrilled that Kathleen is creating new interest in this fascinating person!
    Connie
    cps1950 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  14. I first learned of Laura Ingalls Wilder through her books and then became an avid fan of the television show, Little House on the Prairie. As a public librarian for almost 23 years, I am thrilled that the books are still being read by another generation of readers. I am thrilled that Kathleen is creating new interest in this fascinating person!
    Connie
    cps1950 (at)gmail (dot)com

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