I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.The Final Reveille on May 8, 2015
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As the director of Barton Farm, a living history museum, Kelsey Cambridge is underpaid and underappreciated, but she loves every minute of it. Determined to keep the struggling museum open, she plans to impress Barton Farm's wealthy benefactress, Cynthia Cherry, with a Civil War reenactment on the farm's grounds.
Unfortunately, the first shot in the battle isn't from a period soldier. It's from Cynthia's greedy nephew, Maxwell, who fires a threat at Kelsey to cut the museum's funding. The next morning, things go from bad to worse when Kelsey discovers Maxwell dead. Now Kelsey is the number one suspect, and she must start her own investigation to save Barton Farm . . . and herself.
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By Amanda Flower
June 16, 2015 marks my fifth anniversary of being a published author. In 2010, my first mystery novel, Maid of Murder, released. It was a novel that took nine years to get published. To my surprise, it got wonderful reviews and an Agatha Award nomination for Best First Novel right out of the gate. My fifth anniversary will be an important day for me because it will mark how far I’ve come in a very short period of time. In five years, I have published thirteen novels for five different publishers, signed hundreds of books, written well over a million words, and met many wonderful readers in person and online. I’m so grateful that my childhood dream to be an author of one funny mystery novel has turned into something so much more.
In 2010, I was nervous about my first novel releasing. In 2015, my writing life is now more than full. I am constantly working on perfecting my craft, so that each novel is better than the last. I will have a lot of opportunity to do that this year because I have five mystery novels due in the next twelve month and I have other exciting opportunities that will keep my busy for years to come.
As for the books releasing this year, The Final Reveille is the first of three novels I have debuting in 2015. The others, Andi Unstoppable and Murder, Plainly Read, are both coming in October. In addition to those two novels in October, I have a novella releasing the same month in An Amish Christmas at North Star. The other authors in the novella collection are Cindy Woodsmall, Mindy Starns Clark, and Katie Ganshert.
My advice to all the aspiring authors and artists out there would be work hard because your dedication to your craft is what’s going to make you breakthrough. But even more important, I advise them to dream big because your reality might turn out bigger than your wildest dreams.
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Just finished The Final Reveille. You know you have read a good book when you get to the last page and you are sad it’s the last page. This book has great character development and keep you turning pages to the end. You feel like you know these people.
I have been hearing alot about this book and I would love to read it!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! 🙂
I like the idea of a living history museum as the setting —we have one near here and it’s a really interesting place to visit.
I didn’t realize that it was so many years before your first book was published – and it was in God’s perfect time to bring to you the first of many awards. This mystery has been on my Kindle wish list since first hearing about it, so I am looking forward to opportunity to read it!
Sounds like a great read! When we lived in California we had a tradition of going to Barstow once a year with our children to watch the Civil War Reenactment and it was the best and priceless experience.
The Final Reveille sounds like a great cozy mystery featuring a Civil War reenactment. I have often wonder what a Civil War reenactment would be like (though I don’t think I would enjoy wearing the wool).
I have been wanting to read this. My background is in museums so I have dealt with a lot of reenactors and living history. Sounds right up my alley…:)
This sounds like a good read
Thanks for the post on the book and the author. Thanks also for the giveaway.