Spotlight and giveaway: Lost in Lavender

Lost in LavenderLost In Lavender,
by Lise McClendon
(mystery/women’s fiction)
Release date: October 15, 2020
at Thalia Press
254 pages

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SYNOPSIS

Facing a crossroads– both career and personal– the youngest of the five Bennett Sisters, Elise, does what she does best: she runs away to think. This time she runs to a farm in Provence that produces heaven-scented lavender for oils. The area is famous for the beautiful purple flower, the symbol of this southern region of France. Her sisters are stumped. Elise never seemed like the farming type, or even gardening, for that matter. But she’s signed up for a farm stay vacation, an idea she got from an unlikely source, the trophy wife of one of her law partners.

When she arrives, courtesy her older sister Merle who drives her to the Luberon from the Dordogne, she discovers she is the only guest at the picturesque family farm who is not a college student. The rest are all doing a French language exchange program and are 20 years younger than Elise, leaving her feeling like an outsider and wondering about her life choices. Not only is her judgment in men and careers awful, but she can’t even plan a decent vacation.

Meanwhile in the Dordogne, Merle’s niece, Willow, arrives for some R&R before she starts law school. But she brings a few surprises with her, a boyfriend plus Elise’s fiancé. Or is it ex-fiancé? It will take several sisters– and of course Pascal– to unravel the facts as all descend on southern France for July in the heat and lavender.

Suspense, romance, intrigue, and humor as the summer heats up for the Bennett Sisters again. Another delicious adventure in international travel and cozy mystery as the Bennett Sisters fight their way to truth, justice, and a perhaps a summer fling, deep in Provence. A summer fling in France never hurt anyone, now did it?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lost in Lavender LiseMcClendon

Lise McClendon
is the author of thirteen books in the Bennett Sisters mystery series
including A Bolt from the Blue,
Blame it on Paris, and DEAD FLAT.
She wrote two mystery series,
the Alix Thorssen and Dorie Lennox mysteries
set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming,
and World War II-era Kansas City (The Bluejay Shaman; One O’clock Jump).
She also writes stand-alones as Rory Tate, including PLAN X,
a thriller featuring a Bozeman, Montana policewoman.
She edited the 2020 anthology, STOP THE WORLD: Snapshots from the Pandemic,
bringing together 40 writers around the globe to discuss their experiences and emotions during this year,
plus poetry and short fiction.
Her short story, Forked Tongue, was included in the Anthony Award-winning anthology,
The Obama Inheritance.
As Thalia Filbert she wrote with four other well-seasoned crime writers the darkly comic culinary thriller,
Beat Slay Love: One Chef’s Hunger for Delicious Revenge.
Lise has served Mystery Writers of America in the past
as a national board member and Montana representative.
She lives in wilds of Montana near Yellowstone National Park.
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Spotlight and giveaway: Blame it on Paris

Lise McClendon

on Tour

September 9-24

with

Blame it on Paris

 

Blame it on Paris

(mystery)

Release date: August 24, 2018
at Thalia Press

256 pages

 

SYNOPSIS

In this seventh installment of the Bennett Sisters Mysteries, Francie goes to Paris when she is accused of wrongdoing in her law office. She has received a mysterious letter connecting her ex-husband to an American student jailed for drug crimes. A chance encounter with an old boyfriend makes her spring in Paris more exciting but between the accusations against her at home, and the difficulty of doing any good in Paris, things are never smooth for a Bennett sister in France

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Frenchman - Lise McClendon

Lise McClendon
Lise McClendon is the author of sixteen novels,
mysteries, and thrillers,
including her popular Bennett Sisters series
featuring five sisters who are lawyers.
Lise herself is not a lawyer
but a francophile scribbler
who enjoys imagining different lives, loves, and adventures.
Her first mystery, The Bluejay Shaman, was published in 1994. She lives in Montana.
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À vol de Merle

À vol de Merle

a vol de merleAlso available on KOBO.
And soon on iTunes and Nook

I’m thrilled to tell you my latest translation is now available:

a cool mystery by Lise McClendon, set in France of course!
Great plot, nice characters, you will love it!
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