Guest Post with Giveaway ~ No Farm, No Foul by Peg Cochran


My Favorite Places in Lovett, Michigan

Lovett isn’t a real town—just one I created for my Farmer’s Daughter series and No Farm, No Foul, the first book in the series.  But it’s become quite real to me!  I’d like to share a few of my favorite places in Lovett with you.

  1. Love Blossom Farm:Shelby McDonald lives on Love Blossom Farm with her two children Billy Jr. and Amelia.There’s an old but comfortable farmhouse with a big porch out front and plenty of rocking chairs to sit in.If you stand at the backdoor of the farmhouse, you can see the barn in the distance where Jack Sparrow, the rooster, struts his stuff, and Patches, the calico cat, keeps the mice population at a reasonable level.The scent of manure drifts over from Jake Taylor’s pasture next door, but Shelby doesn’t mind—the scent is home to her.
  2. Lovett General Store:The general store carries everything from groceries to kayaks to house paint to plumbing parts.Shelby supplies them with her homemade yogurt, herbed yogurt cheese, fresh herbs and produce that she and her family don’t need.
  3. Lovett Diner:It’s not a fancy place—it’s where the locals and the late night truck drivers can get a decent meal—decent being roast turkey on white bread with mashed potatoes and gravy, the cook’s special meatloaf and eggs over easy with a pile of hash browns and half a pound of bacon.
  4. Lovett Feed Store:The floors are wooden and creak when you step on them, the air smells of grain and dust motes dance in the light coming in the dusty windows.They stock all kinds of feed including pet food.
  5. St. Andrews Church:Shelby has been a member all her life.Amelia and Billy sing in the choir and Shelby helps out at Women’s Auxiliary lunches and potlucks.She’s also in the knitting club although it hasn’t improved her knitting skills one bit.

Guest post provided by publisher.

post-divider rightnofarmSeries: Farmer's Daughter Mystery (Book 1)
Publisher: Berkley (September 6, 2016)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN-10: 0425282023
ISBN-13: 978-0425282021
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


First in the Farmer’s Daughter mystery series set on a picturesque farm in Michigan, where Shelby McDonald runs a popular lifestyle and cooking blog, from the national bestselling author of the Cranberry Cove Mysteries.

On her blog, The Farmer’s Daughter, Shelby McDonald is growing her audience as she posts recipes, gardening tips, and her experiences raising two kids and running Love Blossom Farm in the small western Michigan town of Lovett.
Working the farm is demanding but peaceful—until that peace is shattered when the minister’s wife is murdered on Shelby’s property during a fund-raiser for a local church. But the manure really hits the fan when Shelby’s good friend veterinarian Kelly Thacker emerges as the prime suspect. Shelby decides to dig in and find the murderer by herself. As more suspects crop up, she’ll have to move fast—before someone else buys the farm. . . .


post-divider leftThanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of No Farm, No Foul to give away.

Giveaway open to residents of the US only.
Giveaway ends on October 2nd

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Winner will have 48 hours from the time of notification to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen.

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pegPeg grew up in a New Jersey suburb about 25 miles outside of New YorkCity. After college, she moved to the City where she managed an art gallery owned by the son of the artist Henri Matisse. When her first daughter, Francesca, arrived, the new family moved back to the New Jersey suburbs where her second daughter, Annabelle, was born.

After her husband died, Peg remarried and her new husband took a job in Grand Rapids, MI where they now live (on exile from NJ, she likes to joke). Peg managed to segue from the art world to marketing and is now the manager of marketing communications for a company that provides services to seniors.

Her greatest love though has always been writing—particularly mysteries! She has two cozy mystery series debuting from Berkley Prime Crime—the Gourmet De-Liteseries set in Connecticut and featuring Gigi Fitzgerald who provides gourmet diet meals to a select group of clients, and the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series (release date September 4th), written as Meg London, set in Paris, TN with Emma Taylor who finds murder and mayhem in this quiet country town.

As for pets — she has a schizophrenic cat (really) named Frazzle and a Westhighland White Terrier, Reggie, who is desperately in need of losing a few pounds. But you know what they say: If your dog is overweight, it means YOU aren’t getting enough exercise!

When she’s not writing, Peg can usually be found cooking, which she loves. When asked to bring a dish to a potluck she invariably opts to bring dessert — partly because she loves making sweet dishes and partly because she and her husband always manage to be late so there—s no point in putting them in charge of the appetizer!

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  1. donna graham says:

    No Farm No Foul sounds like a great start to your series.  I would love to read it.

  2. Candace knight says:

    This sounds like a great book and a great town. 

  3. I grew up in rural SW Michigan, and the setting makes me think of home. I'd love to read this one! Thanks for a chance to win.

  4. Penney Wilfort says:

    Wonderful review thanks


  5. Barbara Hawk says:

    Sounds like a wonderful place! I would love to visit!


  6. Lovett sounds like the perfect small town setting!

  7. Kathleen Kendler says:

    Sounds like a fun new series.

  8. I love reading Peg's cozy mysteries!  Thanks for a chance to win!

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