Monday, February 2, 2015

GILT BY ASSOCIATION GREAT ESCAPES TOUR: Gilt by Association (Caprice De Luca Mystery #3) by Karen Rose Smith

Tour Participants 

February 1 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post

February 2 – MysteriesEtc – Review

February 3 – Marie’s Cozy Corner – Guest Post,

February 4 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Guest Post

February 5 – Community Bookstop – Review

February 6 – deal sharing aunt – Interview

February 7 – readalot – Review,

February 8 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post

February 9 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Review, Interview

February 10 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post

Enter the giveaway here for a chance for one of the following prizes:  5 print copies and 5 e-copies of the book plus a $25 Amazon Gift Card:

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Book Description

Caprice De Luca Home Staging series, Book 3

Between training her new puppy, helping her sister with her baby, and searching for the perfect vintage dress for Kismet's Valentine's Day dance, home-stager Caprice De Luca has a lot on her to-do list. But she's never too busy to do a little staging, and she's looking forward to thawing February's frozen real estate market with her Hearts and Flowers Open House. Her client Louise Downing's romantically decorated home practically staged itself. But when Louise is found murdered, Caprice is forced to turn her attention from sweethearts to suspects. And as the truth comes out in stages, she discovers that Louise had more secrets than a box of chocolate truffles. . .

About the Author

 Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business.

She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing relationship novels. Now she writes romances as well as mysteries full time. Her first book was published in 1992; her 80th novel will be published in 2013. A winner of New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance, Colorado Romance Writers Award Of Excellence for short contemporary, as well as the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter's Golden Quill for Traditional Romance, she has also been honored with's award for Best Special Edition and Washington Romance Writers Career Achievement Award. Her romances have made both the USA TODAY list and the Amazon Romance and Contemporary Romance Bestseller lists.

She has written for Meteor/Kismet, Kensington, Silhouette and Harlequin. Readers can contact Karen through her website, on Facebook (Karen Rose Smith Author) and on Twitter @ Karenrosesmith. They can also follow her monthly e-zine IN TOUCH with KAREN ROSE SMITH which has the latest news about her books, recipes and contests.

My Review

Gilt by Association is the third book in the Caprice De Luca Mystery series by Karen Rose Smith. House staging sounds like an interesting career so I enjoyed reading about it.  Caprice De Luca is a likeable woman who loves animals and loves her family. Author Karen Rose Smith is also an animal lover so it was no surprise that Caprice also had a huge heart for dogs and cats.

An old friend Louise has hired Caprice to stage her house for a quick sale. Flower lover Louise is found murdered in her guesthouse and Caprice sets out to find the murderer. Good story...there is romance and mystery. Caprice has to work through all of Louise's secrets to find the murderer. And find a good Valentine's Day dress!

A Valentine's Day setting makes this book very timely! If you are looking for a Valentine mystery then this is perfect for you. But of course it can also be read any other time of the year. You do not have to have read the first two books to enjoy Gilt by Association.

Great cozy mystery! Be sure to pick up or download a copy.



  1. A wonderful series...congratulations, Karen Rose Smith!

  2. Thanks Karen. Enjoy your books and your cat posts on FB.

  3. A great series. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway. And for keeping us informed about the cats!

  4. i enjoy being a part of your street team.