Monday, September 12, 2011

Hang 'Em High Book Tour and Review

(Summary from Goodreads)  When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith¹s dude ranch in Montana, she¹s excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort - one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble for the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check - especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit - Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she lasso the varmint and get him to the sheriff in time?


Hang Em High is the third book in the Secret Sisters Mystery series and probably my favorite so far.  This LDS cozy mystery was set in Montana, so put on your big girl boots and lets get rollin!

Ida Mae Babbitt is quite a character all on her own but when you put her with Arlette and Tansy, watch out friends, because here comes trouble!  Who would guess that a mature bunch of women could wreak so much havoc?  In the first two books, Ida Mae and crew end up solving a couple mysteries and so by this, the third book, the girls solidly believe they are detectives and solvers of all crimes.  When Ida Maes son, Keith, finds not one, but two of his prized horses dead, the gals know that he needs their expert help.

Not only is this story a fun mystery, it is an emotional journey for both Ida Mae and Keith.  It is the road to discovery and healing for them both because after years of separation and misunderstanding, they have the chance to make things right again. 

There was so much to love in this book.  It was easy reading that left me feeling good at the end.  Tristi has a way of writing characters that you can relate to.  I can picture them in my mind so easily.  I love the rock solid friendship that has formed between Ida Mae, Tansy and Arlette through lifes experiences together.  I love the reconciliation between a mother and her son.  How sad for people to lose so much time because of misunderstanding and pride.  Ive seen it my life and it is so, so sad.  I guess it sort of hit a chord with me.

Hang 'Em High is a fast, fun mystery with real emotion that will make you smile, frown, and then smile again.  Mostly, there is just a lot of smiling.  J  Im so glad to be a part of the blog tour for this book.  My thanks to Tristi Pinkston for allowing me to read and review her book.  Tristi is awesome!

To celebrate the release of Tristi's eighth book, she's holding a contest! If you leave a comment on this review, you will be entered into a drawing for a free manuscript evaluation, done by Tristi Pinkston Editing http://www.tristipinkstonediting.blogspot.com In fact, you can leave comments on all the blogs participating in this virtual book tour! Go to Tristi Pinkston's blog athttp://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com for a list. The deadline is October 5th at midnight MST. If you win and you're not a writer, you can give this evaluation to a friend. 

You can buy Hang 'Em High here and here.

You find find out more about Tristi at:

http://www.tristipinkston.blogspot.com

http://www.tristipinkston.com

20 comments:

  1. Very good reveiw. I can't wait to read it!

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  2. Thanks so much for this awesome review!

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  3. New follower. Love your background. Sounds like a fun read.

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  4. Wonderful review for a wonderful book!

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  5. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books and I'm looking forward to reading the third.

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  6. I've loved reading The Secret Sisters Mysteries and look forward to reading Hang Em High.

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  7. I'm a new follower. Glad to hear you liked this one the best because I enjoyed the first but when they get even better . . .
    Way to go, Tristi.

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  8. Sounds fun and exciting!!! Old ladies-crime solvers? HA! You've got me interested right there. :D

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  9. YAY Tristi!

    Another awesome book! This woman's on a roll!

    Awesome review too.

    Michelle J.

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  10. Can't wait to read it. Sounds fun.

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  11. Great review. Mine is up today and I enjoyed this book too!

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  12. Great review! I'm excited to read this book!

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  13. Sounds like another winner for Tristi!

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  14. Great Blog. Great Book. Great Prize!!!

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  15. Successful blog tour! I hope I win the evaluation!

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  16. Very awesome!
    Can't wait to read it!

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  17. I love the Secret Sisters Mysteries. And I'm super *excited* about the contest!!!

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