Thursday, September 3, 2009

Review/Giveaway: Bundle of Trouble

Has it really been almost 2 and a half years since I had a newborn? Those foggy groggy days of too little sleep seem like yesterday! So I could certainly relate to Kate's new-mommy issues in Bundle of Trouble (A Maternal Instincts Mystery).

The Storyline

New mom Kate is planning to enjoy her maternity leave and isn't too excited about returning to her office job. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she gets a phone call about a body pulled from San Francisco Bay that might be her brother-in-law.

As she works to connect the dots in this ever-twistin
g case, she uncovers unknown talents that just might lead to the perfect work-from-home job - as a private investigator.

My Review

If you're looking for a clean, fun mystery, this is a book for you! The underlying new-mom issues really make this a humorous and entertaining story. I can so identify the pants that don't button, the torn emotions when separated from my baby, and the To Do lists! Yep - Kate is definitely a soul-sister of mine with her lists - the ones that make you feel organized and in control even though nothing seems to get crossed off. And are oh so essential to the new-mommy foggy state of mind, especially when trying to solve a murder case!

The book is an easy-to-read page-turner, and there is a well-rounded mystery plot. Like all great mysteries, I didn't guess the villain until the end, but when I did, it was an "of course!" moment.

The Author

Diana Orgain is from San Franciso. She has acted professional in many theater roles and national commercials. Diana has a BA and MFA in Creative Writing. "But then a funny thing happened - on the way to becoming a mystery writer, she went and had a baby…"

And that little experience certainly permeates her debut thriller! I'm eagerly anticipating future books in her Maternal Instincts Mystery series.

For more information on her writing or to purchase this book, check out Diana's website:

(And she's having a contest over on her site for a luxurious handmade baby hat - with a drawing on September 7...)

Back to THIS giveaway: Diana is willing to send an autographed copy of this book to one lucky reader!

To Enter this giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post letting me know you'd like to win this book. Make sure I have a way to contact you via email. That's it!

I'll randomly pick one commenter on September 15.

This giveaway is limited to US addresses only...

If you'd like to find more family-friendly book giveaways, check out our other blog: Winning Readings.


Elouise82 said...

Sounds fun! I'm a huge mystery buff (my collection of Agatha Christies is spilling of its bookshelf and creeping onto my others), and I definitely prefer 'em clean! If I don't win it, I'll definitely be heading to the library to see if I can find it there.

ShEiLa said...

YOU know I am in.

Also I posted a Fashion Friday already... in hopes that you will still share some of Miss Esme's tips with us all.


Kim said...

Alright!! A book I think I can enjoy!! Just call me "Entered to Win!"

Laura said...

Hello from Mozambique! But you know if I win, you can mail it to Roseburg where I will be in November, yay! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!
Blessings, Laura


Ticia said...

That looks like a fun read. I hope I win.

Kori said...

You had me at "clean." :)

Randy, Ally, and Wes said...

I could use a fun read right now. I'm in the middle of moving . . . not fun!

Jennifer said...

I am not normally a fan of mystery novels, but this one sounds like one I might enjoy.

Brooke said...

no kids, but i love reading and would love the chance to win a new book! :)

my email is stingysingleton (at) gmail (dot) com

Annette said...

I love a good, clean mystery...and new authors to me!

derekannette at gmail dot com

Heather of the EO said...

Count me in! I love a good, fun, clean, fast read that's a mystery :)

Bridget said...

Hi! Just posted your contest on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Tara said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks!

taralyn.parker at

cpullum said...

Mystery count me in!!

Beth said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Bombtastic Belle said...

This sounds like an awesome read, count me in! :)

traveler said...

Thanks for this delightful feature. I enjoy mysteries and this one sounds intriguing. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristen said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love a clean book.

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