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Monday, July 6, 2015



It is the age of prohibition and no one knows who is worse--the bad guys or the bad cops and there are plenty of both in this mystery. Then there is tenacious Trixie Frank, reporter who is determined to make a name for herself in spite of her rich Daddy! Sean is perhaps the only decent and honest cop around, or so it seems and when Trixie and Sean get together to figure out who murdered the gangster sparks fly! Then there is little Danny--an orphan who lives on the street and steals (or tries to) Trixie's pocketbook. Trixie took pity on him and gives him her phone number and tells him she will help him get a job Later that night he witnesses a murder and is the only one who can identify the killers.

I have to say I loved the character of Danny--that little rapscallion--and was very happy that his ending was one that will make all happy. The interaction between males and females were definitely taken from that period of time and will make you smile! So who were the good guys and who the bad? And was the killer found? I have to warn you that this is written in Brooklynese with a bit of Irish thrown in--but it fits right in to the time period. I really enjoyed this foray into the past!!



New York City, 1924

Determined to pursue her dream of becoming a crime reporter, heiress Trixie Frank believes she's off to a running start when she lands a job at the most successful tabloid in Manhattan. Unfortunately, her high hopes fade fast when she's assigned to the rewrite desk.

Sean Costigan is a demoted homicide detective on the commissioner's blacklist. The last thing he needs complicating his life is a perky debutante with delusions of becoming the next great American journalist. Too bad she happens to hold one of the keys to solving his latest case, the Central Park murder of a notorious gangster. The other key?

Sean's childhood sweetheart, the victim's widow, who has gone missing.
Sean soon has more trouble with dames than any good man deserves. But that's the least of his worries. When he suspects deadly corruption within his own department, it's not just his and Trixie's careers that depend on finding the killer. It's their lives.

It Had to Be You, a finalist for the 2014 NJRW Golden Leaf Award
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"This book offers the perfect elements for a 1920s whodunit, starting with the murder of a bootlegger and suspects that include a Ziegfeld girl, a sexy widow, gangsters and cops. Enter an eager reporter who's an heiress and a lone wolf cop from Hell's Kitchen. What we get is a murder mystery that surprised me in the end and a fun new romance brewing between opposites that attract."

"Ms. Royer weaves in all walks of life from the era. A Zeigfeld girl, a beautiful widow from Sean's old neighborhood, a stuffy, overbearing butler, a street urchin, and a slew of cops and gangsters. A fun trip through a wonderful time period. Well done!"

"I loved this story. It's like Nancy Drew in the twenties. Only instead of depending on her daddy's money, this girl fends for herself as a fledgling reporter."
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About the Author
Delynn Royer is the older, smarter, funnier, more ornery alter ego of author Donna Grove, who, as a young mother, published several lighthearted historical romances. The first, A TOUCH OF CAMELOT, won a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Soon after that, Delynn set aside her pen to concentrate on her day job and raising her two sons.

Motherhood never ends, but kids eventually fly the nest. Delynn has returned to her first love, writing. She has updated editions of her backlist to be available as ebooks and is working on new titles that she hopes will entertain and lighten readers' hearts.

IT HAD TO BE YOU is Delynn's latest ebook release, the start of a new romantic mystery series set in 1920's Manhattan, from Carina press. The second, Goodbye, Tootsie, is due out this Summer.

Aside from delving into the historical research that inspires her novels, Delynn enjoys classic movies, reading, travel and yoga. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania.
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48 comments :

Liz Mays said...

What really draws me to it is the time period of the story. I have such a fascination with that era.

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would be a reporter in the 1920's because I think there were a lot of stories to report on back then. ;)

Sharon Martin said...

Oh I wish this was out in paperback, I would love to read this one, love this period cover too so gorgeous.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love how this book transcends time. That is a great giveaway to kickstart the summer season.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like a book that would keep you on the edge of your seat. I would love to read it to see if she was able to help the little boy deal with what he saw.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like it is right up my alley - romance and humor. Of course being that I am from Florida and feeling a bit homesick, it would be nice to read a book that is based on that area.

jaime said...

This sounds like a great summer read. I've been through almost all of the books by two of my favorite authors, so I'm looking for something new to read!

Aimee Fauci said...

I entered! I love Amazon. I really hope to clear my busy schedule, sit, relax and read soon.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

This sounds like a great ready! I need to add a few more on my kobo I'll have to see if this is avail for it or not! - Jeanine

Liz said...

I'd like to be the type of newspaper report who makes money. Sarcasm aside, I always thought investigative journalism would be interesting.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This sounds like a great read, one of those that will take you off into another world for a while. x

Lois Alter Mark said...

I love historical fiction, and this sounds great! Definitely adding it to my summer reading list.

Lisa Ladrido said...

This sounds like a great read, especially now for the summer. I love that era and coincidentally I am writing the true story of my great grandfather's murder. Thanks for hosting the giveaway too!

Pam@IW said...

This has everything in it that will hold my attention. I love to read books from this time period too.

Katherine Bartlett said...

Oh I love anything from the 20's! And I love historical fiction!

Scott said...

I too love stories about life in the 20's. Seems like such a quieter time, before the crash, etc.

Mama to 5 said...

Sounds like a great read. One that should be turned into a 1900's movie!

Deb PelletierC said...

Working for the newspapers , I would like to review movies , that way I get to see the movies for free.

Lesley said...

Excellent review. I could really see myself enjoying this book because I love that era in history. The gift card is an added bonus!

Judy Thomas said...

I would like to report on Green Issues like pollution and global warming as I am very interested in the environment.

Mama to 5 said...

I do not think I would be able to put this book down! What a great book!

Delynn Royer said...

Thank you for your review, Michele, and for all the work you do as a book and product review blogger. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. It sounds like we may both have a soft spot for mischievous little boys with hearts of gold. :)

Christina Bhattacharya said...

This looks like a great give away. Thanks for your review too.

Stefany T said...

This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway too!

mykidsguide said...

I like stories like this. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Anonymous said...

Iwould be a reporter in the 1940s that era was exciting and many things occurred.

Mary Madalene said...

I love to read the mystery murder genre of books too - Entered into the giveaway! My fingers are crossed!

Deborah Williamson said...

I love that time period of the story. I have such a fascination with that era.this looks like a book i need to check out!

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like a fun book. I love the covers design. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Ava Quinn said...

What a fun review! I loved this book, and now the second in the series is out! Can't wait to get my mitts on that one!! :)

Paula Schuck said...

This sounds like a fantastic book. I will have to get a copy to read by the pool this summer.

Teresa Moody said...

I would love to read about this time period. A great book to get lost in.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I haven't read this book but it looks great. I will have to check it out.

Deborah B said...

Thank you so much for the review. Happy you enjoyed.

April Grant said...

Prohibition is a great era to review and discuss. I'm sure the story is as wonderful as you described.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

This sounds like a great read. I love period pieces like this. I am way behind with reading though. This summer is quite busy in my biz

Lisa Rios said...

Such a great review & sounds like an interesting book to read for this summer. The cover design looks so awesome & the giveaway is great too.

Melanie Burbage said...

Another great review! I'll add this to the summer read list!

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Being a newspaper reporter in history would be fun, I think. I just don't know which era... :)

bn100 said...

sports could be fun

Jayne said...

Current local happenings like events at museums, zoos, local festivals...things like that.

Sandra Watts said...

I'd be an investigative reporter because I would hope that would be full of great adventure and action.

Michelle said...

I would like to be an eye witness reporter.

stacey dempsey said...

I would love to be an investigative journalist , it just sounds like it would be exciting

slehan said...

I really don't like to write so I choose 'none of the above'. Book looks interesting.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Summer said...

If I were a newspaper reporter, I would want to either write for the movie section or the books, my two favorite things to read about. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jerry Marquardt said...

I would like to be a weather reporter. They can be wrong and get away with it.

Emily Endrizzi said...

I would like to be an investigative reporter. Either that or write human interest pieces.

 
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