Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Girl In The Empty Dress by Lise McClendon Plus Give Away

Author Lise McClendon

on Tour
May 26-June 4, 2014

The Girl In The Empty Dress

[Romantic Suspense]
 Release date: May 2, 2014
at Thalia Press
 257 pages
Buy the book:
Paperback on Amazon


It is the sequel to Blackbird Fly, but can be read as a stand-alone.
Merle Bennett and her sisters go on a walking tour on the backroads of the Dordogne. When they come across an injured dog their idyllic summer tour takes a dark turn. Who is this dog that everyone wants so badly? And who is this friend one sister brought along, the one without a history? Truffles, romance, wine, and intrigue in the French countryside. [provided by the author]
 My Review:
Four Stars
Received from France Book Tours for an honest review

I really like romantic suspense so “The Girl in the Empty Dress” by Lise McClendon was an enjoyable read for me.  Although I did not read “Blackbird Fly” the first book in this series, I did not feel like I could not follow the story and it did not stop me from enjoying it.  The author provides beautiful descriptions of the French countryside.  A couple of occurrences throw our protagonist, Merle, into some situations.  There is a family visit, a mysterious dog and a handsome Frenchman, Pascal.    
This was a perfect summer read: it had mystery, romance, the complexities of family relations and the beautiful countryside in France.  This was a fun and light read.  I enjoyed this fun story. The author’s writing was engaging and I loved how the different storylines were interconnected.  I recommend and enjoyed this story.


In her first stand-alone suspense novel, Lise McClendon reaches deep into the past to find a France untouched by the outside world of tourism and fashion. Writing in a “lyrical, often humorous style,” she brings both the pain and rewards of rebirth and the rich French countryside to life.
The descriptions of the French village and house make them a character. Blackbird Fly has love and intrigue, and proof that family bonds are strong enough to reach beyond the grave.
“This book brought me back to wanting to keep reading until the very end. Pour yourself a nice Merlot and keep turning the pages.” [on the author's website]
Lise McClendon
Lise McClendon
is the author of ten novels written as Lise McClendon and thrillers as Rory Tate.
Her suspense novel Blackbird Fly was released in 2009 and was an Amazon bestseller.
She lives in Montana when not walking the back-roads of France.
Visit her website.
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Monday, May 26
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed
Spotlight + Giveaway at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, May 28
Review at The French Village Diaries
Spotlight + Giveaway at Literary Chanteuse
Thursday, May 29
Review + Giveaway at Book Nerd
Friday, May 30
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at The Most Happy Reader
Saturday, May 31
Review at Valli’s Book Den
Sunday, June 1
Spotlight + Giveaway at Books A to Z
Tuesday, June 3
Review + Interview + Giveaway at Words And Peace
Wednesday, June 4
Review + Giveaway at Booklover Book Reviews

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