Friday, June 2, 2017

Four White Roses by Judy Ann Davis (Excerpt tour and GIVEAWAY) GFT

by Judy Ann Davis


GENRE: Contemporary Romantic Mystery



When widower Rich Redman returns to Pennsylvania with his young daughter to sell his deceased grandmother’s house, he discovers Grandmother Gertie’s final request was for him to find a missing relative and a stash of WWI jewels.

Torrie Larson, single mom, is trying to make her landscape center and flower arranging business succeed while attempting to save the lineage of a rare white rose brought from Austria in the 1900s.

Together, the rich Texas lawyer and poor landscape owner team up to rescue the last rose and fulfill a dead woman’s wishes. But in their search to discover answers to the mysteries plaguing them, will Rich and Torrie also discover love in each other’s arms? Or will a meddling ghost, a pompous banker, and an elusive stray cat get in their way?



“Okay, the blue shirt with the gray slacks doesn’t make you look as stiff and lawyerly-looking as the white shirt does,” Marlene said. “Too bad you don’t have any softer-colored shirts.” She dangled three other ties in her hand she had brought along with her.

Rich glowered at her. “Lawyerly-looking? Softer colored? Are they even words? All I want to do is not look like an affluent stuffy lawyer with a stick up—”

He stopped and looked over at his small daughter, then continued in an irritated voice. “I want to look dressy, but not straitlaced or smug. You know what I mean.”

“But you are a stuffy lawyer, and it’s no secret your bank accounts won’t bounce, you dolt,” Lulu said with a huff. “I thought you and Torrie were going out as friends.”

He looked at the elderly housekeeper. “We are. But I don’t want her to feel uncomfortable, and I want to feel casual, but well-dressed.”  He picked up a blue and white striped tie and held it to his chest. All three females groaned. He chose a darker blue one and the groans grew louder. He glared at them. “I’ll have you know some of these ties are pure Italian silk and cost a fortune. To some people, neckties are a symbol of success and authority.”

“Then send them back to Rome and let the Pope bury the lifeless-looking things.” Lulu rose. “They look like they should be on a corpse.”

Rich looked at Marlene. “Can you believe I’m paying her to insult me?”

Lulu snorted. “No, Perry Mason, you’re paying me to feed you, do your laundry, and oversee the household. The advice is free.” She headed for the door. “I’m going home, kids. See you in the morning.”

“I can’t wait,” Rich muttered and followed it with a dismal shake of his head.

Lulu paused and offered him a don’t-you-dare-tangle-with-me stare, then looked at Estella with a tender, warm, grandmotherly smile. “Your daddy doesn’t realize the only reason I take his grief is because I love to be with you, doll face. Tomorrow we’re making brownies and Perry Mason here is getting zip, zero, none, nichts, nada.” She headed out the door.

“Stop calling me Perry Mason!” Rich shouted at her retreating back. He heard her cackling laugh as she hustled toward the stairs.

“Okay, Sunshine.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Judy Ann Davis began her career in writing as a copy and continuity writer for radio and television in Scranton, PA. She holds a degree in Journalism and Communications and has written for industry and education throughout her career.

Over a dozen of her short stories have appeared in various literary and small magazines and anthologies, and have received numerous awards. She is published in multi-genres, including romance, mystery, western, and comedy. Four White Roses is her fourth novel to date.

When Judy Ann is not behind a computer, you can find her looking for anything humorous to make her laugh or swinging a golf club where the chuckles are

She is a member of Pennwriters, Inc. and Romance Writers of America, and divides her time between Central Pennsylvania and New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

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Other Judy Ann Davis titles
SWEET KISS [A Novella]



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  1. It's a pleasure to introduce my new book, "Four White Roses," a cross genre, romantic suspense with comedy and paranormal elements. Thank you for hosting me today.

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    1. Writing the dialogue for this romantic mystery was such fun. Thank you!

  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. Great post! I enjoyed reading it, thanks for sharing & Happy Friday!!! :)

    1. Happy Friday to you, Victoria. If you like comedy and the antics of small children, you'll enjoy "Four White Roses." Two precocious little girls try to tame the outdoor cat.

  5. What is your favorite type of book to read. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. I'm an eclectic reader and just finished "A Man Called Ove." I prefer fiction over nonfiction, but have been known to pick up a nonfiction book that interests me. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Replies
    1. I hope the tour is successful and amazing, too. Thanks for the kind words.

  7. I like the sound of this story.

  8. The cover is really pretty, but I really like the blurb for Four White Roses. It sounds like a lovely romance with a little paranormal tossed in. Adding this one to my must read list. Thanks!

  9. I have really enjoyed all I have read so far and look forward to reading your latest.

  10. What is your favoritr movie beased on a book? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  11. This book sounds good! I've added it to my TBR on GR. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  12. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!