Monday, April 10, 2017

The Lost Girl of Astor Street

GIVEAWAY

MORRILL, STEPHANIE
THE LOST GIRL OF ASTOR STREET

Lydia has vanished...

Lydia, who's never broken any rules, except falling in love with the wrong boy. Lydia, who's been Pipers best friend since they were children. Lydia, who never even said goodbye.

Convinced the police are looking in all the wrong places, eighteen-year-old Piper Sail begins her own investigation in an attempt to solve the mystery Lydia's disappearance. With the reluctant help of a handsome young detective, Piper goes searching for answers in the dark underbelly of 1924 Chicago, determined to find Lydia at any cost.

When Piper discovers those answers might from the corruption strangling the city -- and quite possibly lead back to the doors of her affluent neighbourhood -- she must decide how deep she's willing to dig, how much she should reveal, and if she's willing to risk her life of privilege for the sake of the truth.

From the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920 Chicago, Stephanie Morrill's Jazz-Age mystery shows just how far a girl will go to save a friend.

My Review:

Sqqquuueeaaallll!!!! New favourite author alert and I sure hope this is the first in a series! Nancy Drew meets Veronica Mars in this astounding Young Adult Mystery that can certainly be enjoyed by readers who have passed their teen years.

Love the mix of historical (roaring twenties in Chicago) and mystery. And I'm actually surprising myself by saying I also loved the first person, present tense point of view which is usually my least favourite POV. But it works here, catapulting the reader into Piper's heart and mind as she navigates a complicated web of intrigue and secrets.

I love her spunk! And her fierce loyalty and dogged determination. She just doesn't quit, much to the exasperation (and reluctant admiration) of a certain young police detective. But Piper's stubbornness leads to danger as she exposes secrets and follows clues that lead her into the seedy side of town. And if the heart-stopping suspense doesn't keep you frantically turning pages, the sweet romance certainly will. Praying this is the first of many cases for this new, intrepid female detective.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Lost Girl of Astor Street please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 16 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. For whatever strange reason, I received this in my mail just before we moved. I have no idea why I got it...I never ordered it (not the genre I'm interested in YA), not on the authors street team (never even heard of her), and it contained a postcard from the publisher saying it was a complimentary gift in honor of the author. I have no clue why I got it....lol!

    But, I'll never pass up a good book or free for that matter :-) Thanks for your review, it looks like it will be an unexpected thrill to read!

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    1. Ooohhhh -- how mysterious and exciting!!!! You'll have to let me know what you think about it once you've read it.

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  2. Thank you for the great review Kav! This book sounds like one I would love. I haven't read this author before so thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. She's new to me too but I'm going to be checking her out. Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. Sounds like a good YA read. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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  4. Like Nancy Drew? I'm in! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. Nancy Drew with an edge. :-) Good luck, Cheryl.

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  5. Oh this one really sounds good :D
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Samantha. Good luck.

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  6. Sounds so good. Thank you.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I'm not familiar with this author but I do love a good mystery and this one sounds really good. Thanks for the review and the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's an excellent mystery and I love the historical aspect of it too. Good luck, Pam.

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  8. ooooooooohh! This looks amazing!! Gotta love a good mystery!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It really is. Applesauce amazing. Good luck, Nicole.

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  9. Have heard so much about the book. Would love to read.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  10. Wow! Sounds like a winner to me! I love to find new authors too, Kav. Thank you for sharing!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  11. I have noticed this book around the web. If it's mystery I want to read it! Thanks paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  12. This sounds really good and is in a time period that isn't as often written about. The Lost Girl of Astor Street is another book to add to my "want to read" list.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes, the time period -- especially in Chicago when gangsters were roaming the streets -- really adds to the mystery. Good luck, Pam.

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  13. Sounds like an interesting read. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. It certainly is. Good luck, Tammie.

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  14. Kaaaaav!! I'm reading this book right now and LOVING it! I'm at the halfway mark and already hoping the author makes it a series. Wonderful heroine.

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    1. Eeeeeeeep!!!! I'm so excited that you're reading it right now. Isn't it fantastic???? And I'm praying for a series as well. We'll have to start up a campaign.

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    2. Bwahaha! Yes, a two-person campaign. We'll be so persistent, that the author won't have another choice. :-)

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  15. Oh This sounds Great! I Love that she's Spunky and That it is set in the 20's. I love the 20's. Thanks for sharing it with us and Thanks so much for the chances to win. 😍 I'm putting this on My Wish List. Thanks Kav! :) iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. And the twenties aren't really popular in historical fiction so it's always a treat to read a book set in that time period. And this one is fabulous. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Though I really think it should be a lot of stuff happened then and Thanks :)

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  16. I can't wait to read this one!! Looks so good! Thank you!
    Enter me please.
    dguz55 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome. Good luck, dguz.

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  17. The Roaring Twentites in Chicago, mystery, heart-stopping suspense, sweet romance.....what's not to like?! I have heard great things about this book and your review further clinched it for me. Sign me up, Please! :) ~Alison

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know -- what's not to like, right? Good luck, Alison.

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  18. KAV, I've been wanting to read this one! Thank you for the chance!
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  19. I love historical fiction. It makes me feel like I can time travel ;) Thanks for the chance to win.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Wouldn't that be awesome if we could time travel?! Good luck, Melody.

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  20. THE.COVER.ART!

    I´ve been wanting to read this one for a long time!

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

    Cou

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    1. I know -- love the colour, very eye-catching. In fact all this weeks books were colour coordinated. :-) Good luck, Janka.

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  21. Roaring Twenties in Chicago has to make a great book!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It's so fantastic. I can't even...sigh. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  22. Since I cut my teeth on the Nancy Drew books growing up, I have loved mysteries. This one sounds great! Becky adult4beckyATaolDOTcom

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    1. Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden hooked me on mysteries for life. Good luck, Becky.

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