Spotlight with Giveaway ~ The Darling Dahlias And The Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Wittig Albert

silverSeries: Darling Dahlias (Book 5)
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (September 2, 2014)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

ISBN-10: 0425260607

ISBN-13: 978-0425260609
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National bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert takes readers back in time to small-town Darling, Alabama, in the 1930s—where the Darling Savings and Trust has just closed and the women of the Darling Dahlias’ garden club are betting their bottom dollar there’s going to be trouble…

It’s the spring of 1933 and times are tough all over. The only businessman not struggling is moonshiner Mickey LeDoux, though he still has to steer clear of federal agents. But banks are closing all over the country, and the small town of Darling is no exception. Folks are suddenly caught short on cash and everyone is in a panic.

Desperate to avoid disaster, several town leaders—including Alvin Duffy, the bank’s new vice president—hatch a plan to print Darling Dollars on newspaperman Charlie Dickens’ printing press. The “funny money” can serve as temporary currency so the town can function. But when the first printing of the scrip disappears, the Darling Dahlias set out to discover who made an unauthorized withdrawal.

Meanwhile County Treasurer Verna Tidwell questions whether she can trust Alvin Duffy—and the feelings he stirs up inside her. And Liz Lacy learns her longtime beau may be forced into a shotgun wedding. Seems other troubles don’t just go away when there’s a crisis. There’ll be no pennies from heaven, but if anyone can balance things out, folks can bank on the Darling Dahlias…

post-divider leftThanks to the publisher I have one (1) copy of The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush to give away.

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Giveaway ends on September 20th

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susanIn 1985, Susan left her career as a university English professor and administrator and began working fulltime as a novelist. Her books include the best-selling China Bayles mysteries, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and the Robin Paige Victorian/Edwardian mysteries written with her husband, Bill Albert. Working together, the Alberts have also written over 60 young adult novels. Susan's latest project is a series of historical mysteries, The Darling Dahlias, set in the 1930s.

Susan's earlier nonfiction work includes Work of Her Own, a study of women who left their careers, and Writing From Life: Telling Your Soul's Story, a guidebook for women memoirists. That book led to the founding of the Story Circle Network in 1997. She has edited two anthologies for the Story Circle Network: With Courage and Common Sense (2004) and What Wildness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest (2007).

Her latest nonfiction work (September, 2010) is a journal: An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days. Her memoir, Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place, was published in 2009. She currently serves as an editor of StoryCircleBookReviews. Susan says that she "grew up rural" and is proud to claim farming in her family heritage. She continues to live the rural life with Bill in the Texas Hill Country, where she writes, gardens, and raises a varying assortment of barnyard creatures. She has three children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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  1. Gloria Walshver says:

    The books sound great to read.

  2. This sounds like an exciting read. This is the first I’ve heard of this series. Glad I found it here.
    Carol L

  3. Sandy Todd says:

    Oh how I love this series! I feel like I’m right at home with the Dahlias. Thanks for the chance to win this installment!

  4. Cynthia E. Blain says:

    I have always enjoyed every book that I have read by this author.  I am sure I will like this book too.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


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