Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Blueberry Cupcake Mystery Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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About the Book:
In the small town of Abbott Creek, mystery is as much a part of daily life as The Sweet Shop’s sugar cookies.
Blueberry Cupcake MysteryKatie Chupp spends her days at The Sweet Shop, taking care of customers and baking delicious treats . . . not exactly a profession where one expects to be thrown into the midst of mysteries and mayhem.
But when the bakery is broken into, someone has to find the thief . . . besides finding another place to do the baking and get the orders to the customers.
Is this a random theft, or is the thief trying to ruin the town’s Independence Day celebration?

My Thoughts:
The Blueberry Cupcake Mystery was super cute and I enjoyed the first installment in the Amish Sweet Ship Mysteries. I love the story it tells of forgiveness. I thought it was a good, clean read that could be read in one sitting. I am excited for the Christmas Cookie Mystery to come out and cannot wait to get my hands on that book. 
This story will grab you, especially as the reader we all wish we had a little of Katie in us. Katie handles difficult situations with pose and with such a Christian attitude, which I think is something I can take away from this book. Even in fiction books, I think there is always a great takeaway and I enjoyed the way the writer wrote Katie as a character. I don't want to give a lot of information away because it could ruin the story, but I highly recommend you read this book.
If you have never read any of Naomi Miller's books, give this one a read. It is worth your time. I expect that she will continue to write great books in the future. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. I give this book 5/5 stars. 
Guest post from Naomi Miller:
Hello! I’m Naomi Miller — and I’m honored to be featured on Celebrate Lit!
I want to share with you how the title and cover for my debut book, Blueberry Cupcake Mystery, was chosen. This is a story I haven’t shared with anyone else — yet. The story behind the blueberry cupcake…
I was actually writing an Amish suspense novel last winter, when God placed it on my heart to write a shorter story — a cozy mystery, with no suspense, no danger, but plenty of faith, family, compassion and community.
While thinking of the best way to begin the story, my daughter made a batch of blueberry cupcakes, which happen to be one of my favorite treats. Of course, the idea to use a favorite treat was too good to resist. Then, during the early days of writing, I began experimenting with the idea of baking cupcakes — but adding blueberries before baking. Two favorite treats in one!
And there you have it . . . once we had a picture of a blueberry cupcake, the designer quickly sent back a cover I fell in love with (although there were a few more tweaks before the final cover was approved).
I actually began writing many years ago — 1990 to be exact. But I had just become a single mom and I didn’t have time to pursue it. I wrote notes, letters, articles, short stories, and I occasionally thought about a career as a novelist, but not once did I consider that dream to ever become a reality.
Several years ago, after my children were grown, my daughter challenged me to write a novel. I began a sweet, Amish fiction story about a young girl—but about halfway into the story, someone was almost murdered! Needless to say, I was surprised, but kept going. Once done, I went back to the beginning to do a major re-write on what was now an Amish suspense novel.
And that’s . . . the rest of the story.
I’m also excited to be doing two special giveaways — 1) a gift bag full of treats and 2) an advanced reader digital copy of Christmas Cookie Mystery (but you’ll have to wait for it)!
In the meantime, here’s the recipe for those delicious blueberry cupcakes
Blueberry Cupcakes
Ingredients1 white or yellow cake mix
2 cups fresh blueberries
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 1/3 cup water

Prepare cake mix according to the directions. Add blueberries and fold into batter. Bake following instructions on cake mix box.
Icing1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp. milk
additional milk as needed

DirectionsPrepare icing, mixing small amounts of confectioner’s sugar with milk to desired consistency. Spread onto cooled cupcakes.
To celebrate her tour, Naomi is giving away a gift bag full of treats and an advanced copy of her new book Christmas Cookie Mystery! Click here to enter:


Anonymous said...

This book seems like one I would really enjoy. I grew up not too far from Amish country and I have loved and read Amish Christian novels for a long time. I would love to win Naomi's upcoming novel!

Karen Seal said...

This sounds like an adorable book...paired with delicious blueberry muffins...YUM!

Robin in NC said...

Thanks so much for sharing your review, interview & chance to win! rw620 AT aol DOT com