A Trip of a Lifetime Gone Horribly Wrong by Margaret Louise Davis via Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Taken InEveryone always says I’m go-go-go, but I’m just enjoyin’ life. I got me eight grandbabies, a sweet-as-pie daughter in law, and the best son anyone could ever ask for. When I ain’t busy bein’ Mee Maw, I like experimentin’ in the kitchen, spendin’ time with my friends in the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewin’ Circle, and watchin’ Taped with Melly and Kenneth every mornin’.

’Bout a month ago, Melly announced an essay contest ’bout friends and I knew I had to enter. So I got me a pen and some paper, and I wrote Melly ’bout my sewin’ circle friends—Victoria, Rose, Debbie, Georgina, Dixie, Beatrice, and my twin sister, Leona.

And you know what? Melly was so tickled by what I wrote, she invited me and the whole sewin’ circle to New York City to be on her show, Taped with Melly and Kenneth.

I’ve never been to New York City before.

Neither has anyone else in the circle ’cept of course Leona. She’s been everywhere.

Everyone was excited ’bout goin’, especially Dixie on account of the fact she was finally goin’ to meet John Dreyer, the man she’d been chattin’ with on the internet thanks to me, Beatrice, and Rose.

But then somethin’ horrible happened.

Somethin’ truly, truly horrible.

Dixie was arrested for John’s murder!

That’s right, murder.

Now, instead of sightseein’ and window shoppin’, we’re investigatin’. ’Cause if we don’t figure out what really
happened to John and why, Dixie won’t be coming back to Sweet Briar ever again.


You can read more about Margaret Louise and her friends in Taken In, the 9th book in the “Southern Sewing Circle” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first book in the series is Sew Deadly.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 6 p.m. eastern on August 14 for the chance to win a print copy of TAKEN IN. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, unless specified.

About the author
Elizabeth Lynn Casey is the national best-selling author of the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime). The ninth title in the series—TAKEN IN—is now available. To learn more about Elizabeth and the Southern Sewing Circle series, you can visit her website: www.elizabethlynncasey.com, “like” her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

58 responses to “A Trip of a Lifetime Gone Horribly Wrong by Margaret Louise Davis via Elizabeth Lynn Casey

  1. Marilyn Watson

    Sounds great please enter me.

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  2. I’d love to win this!

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  3. Would love to win this book. It is a great seris. Love all the ladies in the book.

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  4. This sounds like a fun series! I am looking forward to checking it out.

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  5. I’m sure I have the first one on my list. 🙂

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  6. Margaret Louise, I just love you. You’re one of my very favorites in this series.

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  7. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  8. Sounds perfect for me.

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  9. Sounds like a great read. Just shows that life can change in an instant

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  10. Alicia Farage

    Another series that I love!

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  11. Would love to read.

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  12. What a way to spoil a good essay!

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  13. Sharon Fisher

    I just discovered your series and love it! Can’t wait to read your new, TAKEN IN!!

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  14. I am at the point where Dixie has been arrested!!!! Trying not to read to fast in order to savor every sentence. Love all these ladies, don’t know who is my favorite!

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  15. I’d love this!!

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  16. Love to read Taken In… Great summary so far of this cozy mystery book. elisanabby at gmail dot com

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  17. Love to read this! Great summary and kept me in suspense to read more. elisanabby at gmail dot com

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  18. I really like this series! This group of ladies are great!!

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  19. Margaret Louise is busy with one of her grandbabies right now and asked me to thank all of you for stopping by Dru’s blog today. She’s happy that those of you who have read the series, enjoys it…and hopes that those of you who haven’t, do! 😉

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  20. Well shoot Dru Ann! I should’ve been reading this series all along if these characters have always been so LOL funny! Thanks for the introduction and the chance to win!
    Sandy in So. Cali

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  21. Barbara Tobey

    Another great addition to this series, I am sure.

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  22. I really love this series, and I think it will be fun to join the ladies in New York to solve another murder!

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  23. Michelle Fidler

    I like this series and I’d love to win it. It’s always fun when the characters in a book take a trip.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Although I live in New York state, I’ve never been to New York City. I’ll visit vicariously through you!

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  25. I have been enjoying this series. Thanks

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  26. Elizabeth J Downing

    would love to win this thanks for running the contest

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  27. Debbie Riley

    Would love a chance to win this!! Always looking to read series books. Just love them

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  28. Love New York and love the chance to win. Thank you and good luck all.

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win…

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  30. another fab book added to my Wish List!!
    thanx for the giveaway!!!

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  31. Would love to read and add this to my reading list! Thanks!

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  32. Thanks Elizabeth for interacting with my readers.

    Contest is closed.

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