Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Behind the Frame by Tracy Gardner

Posted August 11, 2020 by meezcarrie in contemporary, cozy mystery, giveaway, mystery/suspense, Tracy Gardner / 15 Comments

A Shepherd Sisters Mystery #2
GENRE: Cozy Mystery
PUBLISHER: Hallmark Publishing
RELEASE DATE: August 11, 2020
PAGES: 360

When art in the park
leads to murder in the dark,
the Shepherd sisters
have another crime to solve.

Savanna Shepherd, an art expert turned elementary art teacher, is planning the Art in the Park festival for her hometown of Carson. But apparently, someone isn’t happy that Carson got to host the event: the beloved statue in the park is destroyed. Not long after, Savanna finds the dead body of one of the people on the planning committee.Savanna and her sisters are convinced that the arrested murder suspect didn’t do it, despite strong evidence to the contrary. With the help of Dr. Aidan Gallager, Savanna’s new romantic interest, they uncover hidden resentments and intrigue. Several people in Carson had a motive for the murder. Can they find out which one of them is behind the framing of an innocent person?

This intriguing mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Mini Rhubarb Pies.

Other Books In This Series

Longer review coming later…

Bottom Line: The Shepherd sisters are a lot of fun to hang out with on the pages of Gardner’s delightful cozy mysteries. After really enjoying book 1 so much, I was excited to read this book too and it didn’t disappoint! I love that the three sisters have such different jobs from one another & the genuine friendship they have between them. Engaging characters, a plot full of twists, and a dash of swoony romance make this a great way to spend a few hours!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Tracy Gardner is a fiction author represented by Fran Black of Literary Counsel. Tracy writes Hallmark Publishing’s Shepherd Sisters Mystery series, intriguing, engaging stories about Art Authenticator turned elementary art teacher Savanna Shepherd and her sisters solving murder mysteries in a small Lake Michigan town. A Detroit native, Tracy is the daughter of two teachers. She grew up on Nancy Drew mysteries and rock and roll. Tracy lives with her husband and best friend of thirty years and a menagerie of spoiled rescue dogs and cats, her front door constantly revolving with her two daughters and son back and forth from college. She is a strong believer in the power of baked goods, live music, family, and friends as staples to a happy life.

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15 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Behind the Frame by Tracy Gardner

  1. Megan H

    I like cozy mysteries.
    Sounds like this gal has a knack for getting herself “mixed up” in solving murders.
    And I haven’t come across an art expert/teacher before.New-to-me author as well.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Behind the Frame” by Tracy Gardner and for being part of the book tour.

    This is a new to me author, but after reading your review and about the book, I’m hoping not for long. Sounds like a wonderful book and one I would greatly enjoy having the opportunity to read.

  3. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Debra Branigan

    The cover is nice. The storyline makes me want to read this cozy. It sounds like a good read.

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