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Fire 7 Tablet w/Alexa-1-$25 Amazon GC-2-WW-Dangerous Changes-Joyce T. Strand Ends 11/29

Monday, November 13, 2017

There are many twists and turns in this novel which will keep you guessing. Although the book starts off slowly it picks up speed quickly and I found myself reading this in one sitting! I have read many of Joyce T. Strand's books before and like all of those--I loved this one!

Have you had a boyfriend or like in the case of Emily Lazzaro an ex-fiance who just won't let go after you have broken up with him. Sometimes you can like someone as a friend--but there are facets of his personality that just don't make it!!

Emily is struggling to make ends meet by doing taxes while searching for a job in the hospitality field. BORING (ask me-I KNOW). She is barely making her rent much less food and gas. Then one fateful evening she goes through a red light------is frightened by the person who follows her who gets rather violent and reports it to the police. She ultimately finds out that the person was one who is brain damaged and lives with his brother-who profusely apologizes for his brothers actions and begs Emily not to file charges. It all goes down hill from there!! Well-Emily does get a great job--but no matter where she turns--who can she really trust?


A series of events rattle Emily Lazzaro: a near-death encounter with a pickup on a narrow mountain road, the murder of a would-be client, and an ex-fiancé who won’t let go. Can she survive a police investigation, pressure from her ex’s company, and the suspicions of a possible new love-interest—so that she can make the changes to create a meaningful new life in a special town in southern California? 

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About Emily Lazzaro

Emily Lazzaro is the daughter of Wayne Lazzaro, the winemaker for the Hilltop Sunset winery in the previously published three Brynn Bancroft mysteries. She moved with her fiancé to Ramona, Calif., a rural community near San Diego, following graduation from college with a degree in hospitality. Her fiancé was eager to purchase a vineyard and develop a winery in the up and coming Ramona wine region, which suited Emily’s goals.

However, after moving to Ramona, it becomes apparent to Emily that she is not a good match for her fiancé. She discovers that he does not respect her opinions and insists on making decisions without her input. So she breaks off the engagement.

She decides to remain in Ramona despite her fiancé living there with his new vineyard. She appreciates the unique rocky terrain and proximity to the ocean and San Diego, along with the mixture of fine wineries, artists, and equestrian activities.  She makes her living doing people’s taxes, and when Dangerous Changes opens, we discover she is looking to make a career change.

About the Author
Joyce T. Strand is the author of who-done-it contemporary and historical mysteries set in San Francisco, Napa-Sonoma wine regions of California, or Ventura, California.

Her most recent novels, Overcast Sunset and Landscape for Murder, feature protagonist Brynn Bancroft, a financial guru in transition to winemaker from corporate executive. Brynn Bancroft is a minor character in Strand’s first three novels On Message, Open Meetings, and Fair Disclosure—three mysteries solved by Jillian Hillcrest, a publicist in Silicon Valley whose boss was Chief Financial Officer Brynn Bancroft.

Her first historical mystery, The Judge's Story, tells the story of a Superior Court Judge with a passion for social justice as well as the law who strives to discover the truth behind the mystery of a robbery-murder in a small California town in 1939.

All of her novels are inspired by actual events and/or real people, although they are definitely fictionalized.

Much like her protagonist Jillian Hillcrest, Strand headed corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in California’s Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing by-lined articles, press releases, white papers, and brochures to publicize her companies and their products.

She lives with her two cats and collection of cow statuary in Southern California, and enjoys exploring and writing about the growing wine region in the Ramona Valley near San Diego.

She received her Ph.D. from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

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Anonymous said...

I don't drink alcoholic beverages but if I did an ideal setting would be on my husband's and my anniversary at a nice restaurant enjoying a romantic meal.

Beck Valley Books said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Dangerous Changes today, hubbie is reading this one at the moment!

Buzz4Mommies said...

You know it's a winner when you read it in one sitting! I love a good thrill ride, thanks a bunch for the review!

Jacqui Odell said...

My daughter loves reading and has been wanting a kindle. I bet she would love this book too.

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great book - and what a fun giveaway. Thank you for the chance. :)

Annmarie Weeks said...

I think the ideal setting for enjoying wine is on the beach at sunset

Sara said...

The best setting for enjoying wine would be on the beach at any point in the day really!

Jessica said...

I think an ideal setting would be on a comfy outside couch watching the northern lights! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

Edna Williams said...

I love enjoying wine outside when the weather permits!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I'd love to sit in my 3-season porch with my family and dog! Thanks for giving. Besos Sarah.

Stephanie @ Bookfever said...

Sitting in a cozy couch next to the christmas tree with some great music playing softly and a book on my lap and sipping the wine. :)

Unknown said...

I enjoy a glass of wine in my hot tub! ☺☺

Michelle Kafka said...

The ideal settings are a cozy cabin, and the beach. Thanks for the chance. :)

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