Kate Carlisle

Absence of Mallets By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Kate Carlisle

It’s been three months of bliss ever since Shannon Hammer and boyfriend MacKintyre Sullivan moved in together in their town of Lighthouse Cove, California. While Shannon heads her Victorian building restoration Hammer Construction, mega-bestselling author Mac recently opened a writers’ retreat taking place in his former historic lighthouse mansion. Mac and his former Navy SEAL friends have also invested in five acres of land where Hammer Construction will be building tiny homes for veterans.

Little Black Book By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

After spending ten days with Brooklyn Wainwright’s loving and eccentric family in the wine country of Dharma, she and her new husband Derek Stone are excited to be back at their home in San Francisco. Waiting there for the couple is a British first edition of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, mailed by Gwyneth Antiquities all the way from Oddlochen, Scotland. While this would be remarkable in itself, far more surprising that the tome has been sent not to book-restoration expert Brooklyn, but to security specialist and former spy Derek.

Premeditated Mortar: A Fixer-Upper Mystery By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Historical home renovator and building contractor Shannon Hammer couldn’t be more excited about her latest project. Hammer Construction has been hired by Shannon’s best friend Jane Hennessey to renovate the historic 1870 Gables into a planned hotel and spa resort. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the name was changed to the Northern California Asylum for the Insane, but the purpose always remained the same.

The Book Supremacy By Kate Carlisle: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Cynthia Chow

Brooklyn Wainwright Stone is still basking in the glow of her Parisian honeymoon when the specialist bookbinder comes across the perfect gift for her security expert husband in the Bouquinistes bookstalls. For a mere seven euros, Brooklyn purchases a 1962 first edition copy of Ian Fleming’s The Spy Who Loved Me, a bit of a wink and a nod to her own former MI6 James Bond-ish spouse.



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