Monday, November 6, 2017

The House next door by Susan Page Davis Ends November 13th

Please welcome Susan Page Davis to my blog this week! Susan is giving away a copy of The House Next Door so be sure to read on down to find out how to enter. 

How do I get ideas? They are all around me. Often they come from rabbit trails in research I’m doing for something else. For instance, I recently wrote a blog post for Heroes, Heroines and History about Dorothy Arnold, a young socialite who disappeared in New York City in 1910. (Link to blog: http://www.hhhistory.com/2017/10/wheres-dorothy.html) Dorothy’s case has never been solved, but during the lengthy investigation, several theories were put forth. Among them were these five: 
1. She had run away with a boyfriend. 
2. She had been kidnapped (and/or murdered) the same day she disappeared. 
3. She had deliberately vanished to escape her overbearing family and pursue a career. 
4. She had gone for an illicit abortion and died from complications. 
5. She had committed suicide in a secluded place. 

More than a hundred years later, no one knows what happened to Dorothy. Did she change her identity and live out her life under a different name? Could she have been injured and had amnesia? Was she sold into sexual slavery? Nobody knows. But any one of the above possibilities could provide a plot for a novel. Look around you. Read. Listen. Think. How could a story in today’s news have ended differently? What if someone you know had made a different choice at some point in his life? Do you have a story to tell? The House Next Door The charming stone house next door is for sale! How could there be a down side to that? As his wife Jennifer’s due date approaches, Captain Harvey Larson decides to invest in real estate, unaware of the terror this will cause his family. The neighboring house seems ideal for Jennifer’s brother Jeff and his wife. A hidden cupboard isn’t so bad—in fact, it’s almost fun to try to solve the little mystery inside it. But the unexpected bonus some workmen find is an entirely different matter. Will any of Harvey and Jennifer’s loved ones want to live next door after they learn what’s in the basement? At last Jennifer’s baby arrives, and Harvey takes a little time off as his squad keeps plugging away on the murder case. The men of the Priority Unit might be wasting their time, trying to prove one dead man killed another. Or is the murderer still alive and ready to strike again? 

GIVEAWAY!
Susan is giving away one copy of The House Next Door (or another of her books at the winner’s choice), either paperback or e-book. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing, and don’t forget to leave your contact information.

Buy The House Next door:
https://www.amazon.com/House-Next-Door-Maine-Justice-ebook/dp/B074P3BBHJ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1509673098&sr=8-5&keywords=tHE+hOUSE+NEXT+DOOR

About Susan: Susan Page Davis is a Maine native now living in western Kentucky with her husband of 41 years, Jim, who is a retired news editor. They have six children and ten grandchildren. Susan has published more than 70 novels, mostly in the Christian romance, historical romance, mystery and suspense genres. She’s a winner of the Carol Award, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and the Will Rogers Medallion.

· Contact link information. 
· Find Susan at: 
·Website: www.susanpagedavis.com
· Twitter: @SusanPageDavis
·Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susanpagedavisauthor
· Sign up for Susan’s occasional newsletter at https://madmimi.com/signups/118177/join

34 comments:

  1. The House Next Door sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. So true about plots being all around each of us. I'm not a write but often think about how that situation could be written in a book. I want to add The House Next Door to my library by Susan Page Davis. I have some of her other books that are great reads, and just added her Guidepost book, Tearoom for Two to my collection. I'm a burnfeeder follower, Debbie. Blessings to both of you.
    Marilynridgway78 [at]gmail [dot[com

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! Glad you're enjoying the Tearoom Mysteries series too.

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  2. Susan Page Davis is a new to me author. I can only imaging what they find in the cupboard.
    In fact, I think going through a cupboard only to end up somewhere else would be fun, assuming there are no bad guys.
    The 100 year old case intrigues me, makes me want to do some research on that. What if I were the one to solve the case :)
    If I were to win I would love it in print. Thanks!!
    moma3homeschool(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love it, Michelle! Thanks for taking part.

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  3. I you grabbed my attention, I want to read this book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    I prefer a print book if I am fortunate enough to win.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  4. I would love a print of this one... very interesting! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  5. Just the title of this book makes me want to read it.
    We have Susan's books in the Church Library and our readers love them.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet Estridge
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, thanks, Janet! I love to hear that your church family is reading, and that they like my books.

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  6. Hi Susan, I read your HHH post and was fascinated by Dorothy's story. Thanks for sharing this again.
    Debbie Lynne, I follow you by Feedburner.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Connie! Thanks for stopping by here at Debbie's blog. I always enjoy visiting here, and I'm happy to offer another chance to win.

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  7. I read the article in HHH, too! It was super interesting. Thanks for the review. I really want to know what is “in the House Nextdoor” ! I follow this blog. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Thanks, Paula. You can see how bits of news or history inspire me. Sometimes I read or hear something that becomes a major plot, or sometimes it just becomes a little piece of the puzzle.

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  8. Fascinating!! Unsolved mysteries are fascinating, and I really look forward to reading this and see how you created the story. The Heroes, Heroines, and History posts are always fun to read, too. lelandandbecky AT reagan DOT com

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    1. Yeah, Dorothy Arnold's case is one of the older unsolved cases. It's surprising how many of these are out there.

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  9. WOWZERS! I'm excited to read The House Next Door! HHH articles are so fascinating!

    I'm a feedburner follower. psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. I love seeing our regular blog readers on spots like this when I visit. Thanks, Caryl!

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  10. Sounds like an intriguing book! I'm a follower.
    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. Thank you, MH. We appreciate your support.

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  11. This book sounds so good! I would love to read it! I always love reading posts!

    faithdcreech@gmail.com

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    1. Aw, thanks, Faith! We have 30 authors who contribute regularly to hhhistory.com. Debbie's one of them. I always read the posts because they are so interesting. I love quirky happenings from the past.

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  12. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the chance. Blessings
    leliamaw54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy! Another history bit--I researched Hannibal Hamlin (first vice president under Lincoln) for the hhhistory blog and ended up using his story in a cozy mystery I'm writing for Guideposts Books.

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  13. The House Next Door sounds so suspenseful. I can't wait to read it. It is so true that ideas are all around us. Even in our own homes and families. There are a few stories in the family that I would love to do a work of fiction with, but I would need to do some pretty creative camouflage to protect the innocent. :) Thanks for the peek into the new book and the giveaway.
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. That is true, Loraine, you often have to change some major aspect of the story if it happened in real life. Make the main character very different from the real person, set it in a different location, etc.

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  14. I've always thought that an author can get a story idea from just about anywhere!

    I watch a lot of shows where they feature old homes and I've often wondered who lived there and what kind of life they had. :-) Thanks for the giveaway chance Susan!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    I'm also a feedburner follower

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    1. that's a great way to generate ideas, Trixi. Sometimes I watch a show and I think, what if they'd handled that differently...and I'm off.

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  15. One of the first books I ever won was Susan Page Davis'. I received with the nicest note. I really thought she lived in Louisiana at the time. I always enjoy every book she writes. I would like to win this one.

    Judith Cooper
    gran1942@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Judith! Louisiana is one of the few states I have never been to.

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  16. Sounds like an interesting plot! I love suspense. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. kdmurdock1@hotmail.com

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  17. I enjoyed this interview and review. The House Next Door sounds so interesting!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  18. This sounds fascinating to me! I would love to read this story to find out what happens! I follow on feed burner.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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