Saturday, May 16, 2015

Great Escapes Blog Tour: The Final Reveille (A Living History Museum Mystery) by Amanda Flower

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2539 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Midnight Ink (May 1 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Tour Participants

May 7 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
May 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
May 8 – View from the Birdhouse – Interview
May 9 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review
May 9 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Guest Post
May 10 – Marie’s Cozy Corner – Review
May 10 – Nadaness In Motion – Guest Post
May 11 – readalot – Review
May 11 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
May 12 – Laura’s Interests – Review
May 12 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Guest Post
May 13 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Guest Post
May 13 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
May 14 – Carstairs Considers – Review
May 14 – Frankie Bow – Interview
May 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
May 16 – Girl Lost In a Book –Review
May 16 – MysteriesEtc – Review 

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Book Description

As the director of Barton Farm, a living history museum in Ohio, Kelsey Cambridge is underpaid and underappreciated, but she loves every minute of it. Determined to keep the struggling farm open, she plans to impress the museum's wealthy benefactress, Cynthia Cherry, with a Civil War reenactment on the farm's grounds.

Unfortunately, the first shot in the battle isn't from a period soldier. It's from Cynthia's greedy nephew, Maxwell, who fires a threat at Kelsey to cut the museum's funding. The next morning, things go from bad to worse when Kelsey discovers Maxwell dead. Now Kelsey is the police's number one suspect, and she must start her own investigation to save Barton Farm . . . and herself.

About the Author

Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan.

My Review

 The Final Reveille by author Amanda Flower is the first book in a new series.

The setting of the Final Reveille is Barton Farm which is a living history museum. Being Canadian, I have heard that Civil War reenactments being very popular in the Eastern United States but I have never personally witnessed one. Author Amanda Flower brings the reenactment to life. I found it all very interesting.

As a lover of history and of mysteries, I found The Final Reveille to be very satisfying. I enjoyed the main character Kelsey Cambridge. The setting, plot and characters were all well defined.

Good book. I see that Amanda Flower has a Amish cozy mystery series as well. Looking forward to the next book in the Living History Museum Mystery series.



  1. As one who appreciates history and loves mysteries, your review definitely encourages me to get this book that I can't wait to read!! Many thanks for the opportunity to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  2. I love museums and living history that's my background. So I should love this right? Hope I win thank you fro the chance..