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Friday, February 12, 2016

Murder in White Sands by Marla Bradeen (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Murder in White Sands by author Marla Bradeen!

Book Review

Murder in White Sands by Marla Bradeen
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: July 10, 2015
Format: Paperback - 318 pages
               Kindle - 1126 KB
               Nook - 378 KB
ISBN: 978-1511578004
BNID: 2940152211863
Genre: Chick Lit / Cozy Mystery 

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

One dead body, one interrupted marriage proposal, and too many suspects to count. 

On the night of her engagement, Rae Lynn Dobbs stumbles across a dead body on the beach of White Sands, Florida. Not only does she recognize the murder victim as one of the retirement-home residents where she serves dinner, but it looks increasingly likely that someone there also killed him.

To her fiancĂ©’s dismay, Rae Lynn launches her own investigation. Between the gossipy widows, the home’s last surviving bachelor, and her coworkers, Rae Lynn doesn’t have any shortage of suspects. But the more she learns, the more it seems anyone could be guilty. And if she doesn’t find out “whodunit” quickly, her fiancĂ© might just become fed up enough to leave.

My Book Review:

What's a girl to do when she has just gotten engaged on the beach and stumbles upon a dead elderly man that she knows from the assisted living facility where she works? Why become an amateur sleuth and investigate the murder of course!

Murder in White Sands is an entertaining chick lit cozy mystery tale that follows Rae Lynn Dobbs as she investigates the murder of elderly Mr. Ralph. Author Marla Bradeen weaves a fun cozy mystery tale set in White Sands, Florida, that easily draws the reader into amateur sleuth Rae Lynn Dobb's attempt to solve the murder of The Village resident Mr. Ralph.

With a great mixture of humor and mystery, Rae Lynn and a quirky group of residents from the assisted living facility take the reader on a fun whodunit adventure with crazy antics,  uncovering of clues, and a growing list of suspects that easily keeps the reader guessing as they try to solve the murder. And if that isn't enough, Rae Lynn also has to deal with her fiance Caleb's growing disapproval of her conducting the investigation. So come along and join in Rae Lynn's madcap investigative adventure behind the closed doors of The Village assisted living facility!

Murder in White Sands is an enjoyable chick lit / cozy mystery story that will keep the reader in stitches.


About The Author

Marla Bradeen
previously worked as a software consultant and analyst. In 2012, she gave up a traditional job for no other reason than to have more time to pursue personal interests, such as sleeping in late and taking naps. Although she misses seeing regular deposits into her bank account, she hasn’t once regretted that decision.

She didn’t initially intend to begin writing novels, but after several weeks of doing nothing, she realized sleeping all day isn’t as easy or enjoyable as her cats led her to believe. Over the ensuing months, she wrote Lethal Injection, which she self-published in 2013.

Join her readers’ group to receive a free copy of her cozy, chick-lit mystery novel Lost Witness:

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Contest Giveaway

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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

February 1 – Babs Book Bistro – Spotlight 
February 2 – Musings and Ramblings – Interview 
February 3 – Laura’s Interests – Review, Spotlight
February 4 – Island Confidential – Review, Interview 
February 4 – Fundinmental – Spotlight
February 5 – Ashleyz Wonderland – Spotlight 
February 6 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too ! – Spotlight
February 7 – Brooke Blogs – Spotlight
February 8 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – Review 
February 9 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Spotlight
February 10 – Omnimystery News – Interview 
February 11 – Back Porchervations – Review 
February 12 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review
February 13 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
February 14 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review


  1. This sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. Hi Diane! Thank you for stopping by today! This is an entertaining cozy mystery with a chick lit twist. :)

    2. Thank you, Diane (and Kathleen, for the review and blog space)! Good luck in the giveaway.

    3. Hi Marla! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. I really enjoyed reading this fun cozy mystery. :)