Dead Cold Brew By Cleo Coyle: Review/Big Giveaway

Feb 11, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Food Fun, Lorie Lewis Ham, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Lorie Lewis Ham

In honor of Valentine’s Day week Cleo Coyle has offered us an amazing giveaway! At the end of this post you will find details on how to enter to win-
* An autographed copy of Dead Cold Brew in its beautiful first-edition hardcover format.
* A durable, custom-designed Coffeehouse Mystery Tote Bag featuring a favorite saying of Madame’s, the octogenarian owner of The Village Blend: “Survive everything. And do it with style.”
* A $15.00 Starbucks card, and…
* A collectible set of Coffeehouse Mystery recipe cards, featuring recipes from the books.

I always look forward to a new Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle–not only does it promise great characters and a well plotted mystery, but I feel like I’m walking into my favorite coffeehouse, enjoying the heavenly smell of coffee brewing, and spending some time with old friends. Dead Cold Brew is the latest book in this series and was as worth the wait as a great cappuccino.

bookLife is going well for Village Blend manager Clare Cosi. She is back home in New York after spending some time in Washington DC, and back to managing her beloved coffeehouse and spending time with the love of her life, NYPD police detective Mike Quinn. However, things quickly take a scary and odd turn when a shooter starts aiming at cops while running around dressed like a super hero. Also, Clare’s ex-husband and business partner, Matt Allegro, brings her an exciting business proposition–create a new coffee blend for the launching of a cruise ship that is modeled after a ship that wrecked 60 years ago. It seems to be a wonderful challenge, but of course things never are what they seem. Throw in a famous jewelry designer who survived that wreck and is later poisoned, a hidden treasure, and secrets galore, and you have yourself quite the mystery filled with more twists and turns then you may be able to untangle-thankfully Clare can.

In the midst of the craziness, there is good news as Mike puts together an elaborate proposal and gives Clare an amazing engagement ring. But even the ring might not quite be what it seems.

I always enjoy spending time at the Village Blend. Clare is a nice mix of tough, smart, witty, and loveable–always there looking out for the ones she loves. Her curiosity can get her into trouble, but she always seems to find her way out of it and find the truth, all the while blending amazing coffee, and baking some sweet treats to die for.

If you enjoy a good mystery, great characters, and a wonderful setting, don’t miss Dead Cold Brew. And while you are at it, if you haven’t read the previous books, grab yourself a cup of coffee and get to it! There are also some heavenly recipes at the end of the book including one for cold brew coffee, and one for Clare Cosi’s Cannoli Cream Cupcakes!

To enter to win this amazing giveaway package, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “cold brew,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen February 26, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address.

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121 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to read this book! I enjoy the coffee house books!

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  2. I LOVE this series and would LOVE to be the lucky winner of this giveaway!! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  3. Sounds like a good read!

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  4. What a GREAT giveaway! I love this series and love Starbucks-well, coffee in general and what a cute bag this is!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    stclairck@gmail.com

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  5. I like this series by Cleo. Actually, the covers and the recipes are what drew me to the books. Thank you for having this giveaway.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  6. What an awesome giveaway!! I’m a big fan of Cleo Coyle! Have read and enjoyed all her books. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  7. On my want to read list! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Sounds like a fun read!!!

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  9. I take my coffee black with a orange cranberry scone on the side please 🙂
    raineybird at yahoo dot com

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  10. This is such a terrific series – and giveaway! Looking forward to a lovely read.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  11. This is a wonderful giveaway i would love to read as read most of her books. Just love cozies would also read and post reviews on goodreads and amazon and talk to new library about .ptclayton2@aol.com

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  12. What a lovely giveaway! I have yet to read this author. I have read the synopsis on them and they look most intriguing. I am really looking forward to reading them and hope this will be a start.

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  13. Great giveaway! Thanks

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  14. A wonderful article about one of my favorite authors. Every book is a fabulous read. Thank you.

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  15. This is a wonderful series , I especially enjoy the audio books!
    kathambre@yahoo.com

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  16. Awesome prize package … thank you for this chance! Dead Cold Brew sounds like a great read. Thank you for introducing me to Cleo Coyle’s books,

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  17. The Coffeehouse Series is one of my all time favorites. For anyone who has not yet read these books, you really should check them out and you will become a big fan of Cleo Coyle and her talented writer husband and will want each and every book once you read one. This is such a well written series with wonderful information and so captivating that you just hate to put the books down once you have begun. And such great recipes too, which are an added bonus to a superior mystery series.

    Cynthia B..

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  18. I love this series, so thanks for the chance to win this great prize package.

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  19. I love this series!!!! Thank you for the chance to win this great prize!

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  20. Would be honored if you choose me

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  21. Great review! I can’t wait to get the book & read it. I’m restarting the series and purchase books that I was missing. Have a nice day!

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  22. As always, so very excited to see a new edition of the Coffeehouse Mysteries!

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  23. The best series yet. Keep them going as they are so good.
    Great giveaway.

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  24. What a great giveaway. I love that tote, too. Thankyou for the opportunity!

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  25. I’m so excited to read this. I love coffee and I love the characters…so it’s a win-win.
    konecny7@gmail.com

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  26. Love your book series

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  27. I love your books. The library has a long request list but I’m trying to be patient.

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  28. How fun! Thank you for the review!

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  29. Wow, fabulous Valentine’s Day giveaway! I’d love to win! Thank you so much!

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  30. I really enjoy Cleo’s books. Great plots, mouth watering recipes, fun characters!

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  31. Thanks for the chance! What a great prize! I love this series!

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  32. I enjoy this series. Thank you for the chance.

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  33. I love Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse mystery series. This is my favorite line of cozy mysteries. All characters are strong and well described. The deeper I read into the series, the closer I feel to the characters. I just found some of her Alice Kimberly books and I am stoked! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome package deal.

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  34. Love this series! Would love to read “Dead Cold Brew”. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I adore the Coffeehouse Mysteries. I’ve read each one and I’m always so excited when a new one is released. I just started reading “Dead Cold Brew” and loving it.
    This series is one of my very favorites. I love the characters and love to see what adventures Clare gets into. Reading the books it’s like connecting with old friends.
    I would love to win a signed book. I try each and every time there has been a contest. I already own the book but if I win the signed copy, I will donate my book to my local town library. It is very small and there is not a very big selection of mysteries.
    Thank you for the chance to win the book, the gift card (coffee keeps me human) and the tote bag and the recipe cards. I’m always trying to find new recipes to try out on my family.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  36. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for the great post… this is one of my favorite series. I look forward to a new book all year and periodically re-read all the books.

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  37. Excellent series! I love Cleo Coyle’s style~ it’s da bomb diggity!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. The coffeehouse mysteries are one of my favorite series to listen to during my long commute. Literally a life saver for keeping me awake on the road, and always makes me smile (if not also a little hungry)!

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  39. I was at the supermarket yesterday and passed by the coffee aisle. Mmmmm! Such an intoxicating scent! I wish the whole store smelled like that!

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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  40. Loved loved Dead Cold Brew . Another wonderful book ???

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  41. Don’t know where the ?? Came from In my comment ?

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  42. Thank you for the chance. I am glad subscribe.

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  43. The coffeehouse mysteries are captivating and special. I enjoy many wonderful hours reading your books. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail.com

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  44. Love the coffeehouse mysteries and I am thoroughly enjoying Dead Cold Brew. I look forward to the new releases. Thank you for this opportunity to win a gift pack.

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  45. i want to read this book!

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  46. Just finished reading “Once Upon a Grind” and can’t wait to read “Dead Cold Brew”

    karensuzyq@yahoo.com

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  47. I get so impatient waiting for the new chapter in Claire’s life. I have read them all and have kicked myself many times for not saving all the books. Keep up the great writing. I also enjoy the recipes; often my mouth waters just for a taste.?

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  48. I goofed and left a smile face! Sorry

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  49. The coffeehouse books are wonderful…I can’t seem to put them down until I have finished the story.

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  50. I love the coffeehouse book series, I’ve read all of them and I get so excited when a new one comes out! Looking forward to the latest installment and release of the haunted book shop series!

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  51. So excited! Love ?? Cleo’s Coffeehouse Mystery series, this would delight me to know end….HUGE ??????????????????
    LOVER!

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  52. First ?? Is a heart….the other???? Are coffee cups!

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  53. I love reading your Clare Cosi mysteries, so enjoyable, thank you.

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  54. Its always nice to have a chance at a Cleo book.
    Brad bjhart68@gmail.com

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  55. If you still haven’t started with these books, you have to read them. Not only do you have a fabulous mystery series but you’ve got great recipes to boot! The characters feel like part of my everyday world. I keep thinking I’ll walk into a coffee shop and see Madame 🙂

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  56. I love this series. The characters are like family. I can’t wait for the next book to see what happens. I would say that the stories get better and better, but they were already great to begin with!!!

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  57. Love this series as do all my friends. Great characters and so many twists and turns. . .each story gets better and better.

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  58. Love this series and have read them all. Can’t wait to see what’s next! Thanks for the great review, I’m sure the Cleo Coyle team appreciate it. I know I do as the more people that learn about their books then the more likely the series will continue for years!

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  59. Love this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. I’ve been with Cleo from the very beginning and look forward to each and every new book. I don’t really have a favorite since each and every book is unique on its own and always adds something new. I hope we won’t have to wait until next year??? for the next one? Wasn’t the last one a bit late?

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  61. I think this book sounds marvelous! I have to wonder at some of the hidden meanings in the article! Guess I just need to read it and find out. It would be awesome to win a copy!
    Thanks to all-especially Cleo-for a great contest opportunity. Fingers crossed.

    OH I just found out that Penny and Jack (Shepard, PI) are going to be back! I am so excited because I have reread my books several times and would really enjoy some new stories!! How cool!

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  62. Loved Cleo’s new book. Hubby gave it to me for Valentines Day.

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  63. Thanks for the opportunity! I love the series!

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  64. Thanks for running the giveaway contest.

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  65. I am sitting at the edge of my chair as I type this looking forward to another exciting Clare book-she is such an adventurous lady. Us readers are so lucky to have a chance to win such a GREAT prize.

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  66. I have been addicted to this series since the first book came out. Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.

    bobntoni@aol.com

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  67. Love this series and Cold Dead Brew sounds great!

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  68. I don’t imagine I will win another give away. I won a sgned book and lost it in the great flood of Louisiana.
    I have been busy putting my house back together after 40″ of water. Can’t wait to get back to reading your books and trying some of your recipes in my new kitchen.

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  69. I really enjoy your books, however I have cataracts and use books on tape a lot from my local library. Most Cleo Coyle books are not available on books on tape

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  70. Just got my copy of Dead Cold Brew and can’t wait to get started!

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  71. I love this series. I’ve also already listened to Dead Cold Brew on Audible. Just a truly great read. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  72. I am in the middle of Dead Cold Brew. I can hardly wait to have lunch so I can read more!

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  73. Love the series, I’m planning on saving their latest book on my vacation to California in a few short weeks. The sound of the beach a cup of coffee in one hand and the book in the other. HEAVEN.

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  74. Channeled my inner Clare as I served up desserts, cheeses and crackers, and fruit and veggies to a literacy group of educators today after school, but it was the smell of freshly brewed coffee had them all alert!

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  75. Who wouldn’t want to win a Coffeehouse book??? Thanks for giving us a chance 🙂

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  76. I love all of the Coffeehouse books – and even more so, the recipes! (Sent the Pumpkin Cheesecake up to my granddaughter at college, and her whole floor was delighted.)

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  77. Would love to read! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  78. I love your books and the recipes!! Would feel honored to win the package!

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  79. What a great review! I love Coyle’s books! She keeps me interested to the very end and I’m sorry it ended! This coffee girl would love to win!

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  80. I love reading the coffee house mystery books. This looks like another really good story. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  81. I have really enjoyed your series and always look forward to the next book and all the recipes.
    rangormsn@yahoo.com

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  82. My mother always enjoyed your books & passed them on to me. I inherited her books & continue to collect, read & enjoy them.

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  83. I am a tried and true Cleo Coyle fan! I would love to win this prize!!! Her books are AHHHMMMAAAZING!

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  84. I love this series. Mystery, recipes & romance – what is not to love!

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  85. Love, love, love Cleo Coyle! Alice & Marc are the best. So, when is the next one out, guys?? 😉

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  86. I would love to win this. I purchased the first book to read.

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  87. Just like you said I also enjoy spending time at The Village Blend.
    I plain on making the cannoli cream cupcakes. I love trying
    out the recipes. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  88. I love this series and the recipes!

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  89. Love this series! Can’t wait to read Dead Cold Brew 🙂

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  90. Loved this new Coffee House mystery. I own the entire series and can’t wait for the next one.

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  91. Love Cleo – thank you for highlighting such a talented writer!

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  92. I absolutely love this series and would be super happy to win this package! Thank you for offering it!!

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  93. I’m a librarian and coffee drinker and love that you do this series. It would be terrific to win the prize.

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  94. Love Coffeehouse Mysteries! I’m currently on #6. Would love to win the prize package.

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  95. Thanks for this great opportunity! I’ve been reading the coffeehouse series from the beginning.

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  96. Woo-Hoo! This was a wonderful mystery! And now we have a wonderful opportunity to win a great prize! Thank you!

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  97. Hopefully I win this prize package – love the books too

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  98. What a great contest!

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  99. I was on the wait-list at my library for Dead Cold Brew while it was still on order. Got my notice of availability and picked up the book on what was actually the author’s birthday. Took a “reading day” for myself and read it through to the end. As always with this series, a great read! Love the characters. Looking forward to the next book.

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  100. thanks a latte for the chance to win such an awesome prize package. Love this series of books and I really enjoy trying out the recipes too.

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  101. I adore the coffee house books and very impatiently wait for each new book to be released. The recipes are fabulous. I have added quite a few to our family favorites. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  102. I am late probably, but I love coffee mystery books

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  103. I love this series. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  104. Love the Coffeehouse Series soo much! Thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway!

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  105. I’d love the opportunity to win a signed copy of Dead Cold Brew! I’ve been missing Claire and co. Thanks!

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  106. Love this series and would love to win this prize pack!

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  107. I love this series and would really love to win this great package! The books and recipes are always great. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  108. Another great contest and prize!

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  109. I’ve so enjoyed the series and have a hard time waiting for the next book in the series.
    Great give-away. Thank YOU!
    Hope to win.

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  110. Ooh!! Pick me! Pick me! Fingers crossed! I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries!

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  111. I am so excited to read more of the code house mysteries! I love stories that include the recipes!

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  112. This is a nice series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  113. I also look forward to each and every story that Claire Cosi walks into. Great review!

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  114. I loved Dead Cold Brew! The recipes are delicious too! Maybe someday they will come out in a cookbook all together.
    Can’t wait for the next adventure, maybe a wedding or two?

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  115. Rldub. Keep up the good work, I enjoy your engaging books & recipes.

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  116. Enjoy this series’s. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  117. Wow! I love the CoffeeHouse Books! Love the recipes, also. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great prize.

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

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  118. Love all your books. I always look forward to the next one . Thank you .

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  119. We have a winner!

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