Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Hutchins Creek Cache by Deborah Garner + Giveaway

Hutchins Creek Cache by Deborah Garner
Published in America by Cranberry Cove Press on the 16th September 2016

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How I got this book:
Received a copy from Beck Valley Book Tours in exchange for my honest review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'Paige MacKenzie heads to the town of Hutchins Creek, Colorado, to research Old West railroad history for The Manhattan Post, with plans to meet up with her favorite cowboy, Jake Norris.

When a mysterious coin from the 1920’s is discovered behind the Hutchins Creek Railroad Museum, Paige starts digging into four generations of Hutchins family history.

As legends of steam engines and coin mintage mingle, will Paige discover the true origin of the coin or will she find herself dangerously close to more than one long-hidden town secret?'

I was drawn to read Hutchins Creek Cache by the beautiful cover art of this Paige Mackenzie romantic mystery series, especially the evocative train adorning its most recent installment. The covers are all created by Keri Knutsen at Alchemy Book Covers. Although I have started mid-series, I didn't find any problem in reading the novel out of order as the mystery aspect is a self-contained tale and there are enough brief nods to the overarching romantic storyline for me to easily establish Paige and Jake's relationship journey.

The community aspect of small town America is very much to the fore here and there is a cosy, familial vibe throughout the book. Little Sam is probably the strongest of the characters - a wonderfully precocious five year old - and I particularly enjoyed Garner's creation and descriptions of Hutchins Creek itself. Is this actually a real town? Not knowing that part of America at all, it is certainly somewhere I would like to visit! This style of clean romance novel isn't my usual reading fare so I was surprised by several almost coy moments, but 'stronger' scenes would skew the book's dynamic and I liked the real affection between Paige and Jake. I won't talk about the mystery itself except to say that it is nicely plotted with a satisfying conclusion. Perhaps a couple of Paige's conclusions along the way are overly lucky leaps of logic, but it's fun to follow her investigation.

"Can't say enough about this book! Wonderful! Deborah Garner is a wonderful writer! She makes you feel like you are right there with Paige and Jake. I loved the setting of Hutchins Creek and the characters were all great. I was on pins and needles and even shed a tear or two. I can't wait for more of this series!"  review from Goodreads

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"This book held my interest from start to finish. It was beautifully written with such great descriptions that I could picture the town and landscapes." - review of Above the Bridge

"Delightful . Loved the explorations into the old mines and the side love stories. Mist was a special person with exceptional insight." - review of The Moonglow Cafe

 "The author does a great job in vividly describing the resort, town and surrounding landscape, she makes you feel like you are actually there. She also has a gift for making her characters come to life." - review of Three Silver Doves
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About the author

Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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  1. I love this cover too, it's so charming!

    1. Definitely worth displaying if I had the physical book!

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