Nov 01 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways, Reviews / 57 Comments


Delivering books to the housebound residents of the Thumb Islands, just a short boat ride from the town of Briar Creek, library director Lindsey Norris has befriended two elderly brothers, Stewart and Peter Rosen. She enjoys visiting them in their treasure-filled, ramshackle Victorian on Star Island until she discovers that Peter has been killed and Stewart is missing. Now she’s determined to solve a murder and find Stewart before he suffers his brother’s fate.


 About the Author:

jennmckinlayJenn McKinlay took her first decoupage class when she was twelve years old. Since then, cutting and pasting have become a way of life. With two small children at home, she finds decoupage a fun craft as well as a very handy tool, especially when used to cover up doodles made in permanent marker on otherwise lovely furniture. And yes, they know her by name at her local Michael’s Craft Store. She is the author of several series under the name Jennifer McKinlay and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her musician husband Chris, their two sons, two cats, one dog and one fish.


Review of A Likely Story

Review (4.5 Stars): Loved A Likely Story!!! Lindsey finds herself in the middle of another mystery when she tries to drop some books off to one of her recluse patrons and finds the dead body of Peter Rosen on his island.  With his brother missing, Lindsey must investigate the clues and find a killer before it is too late.

Reading Ms. McKinlay’s books is like spending time with old friends.  A Likely Story is charming, well-written whodunnit that is perfect for those cold winter nights.  I love Lindsey and all the secondary characters in this series and I can’t get enough of this series.  Looking forward to the next book in the series to see what trouble Lindsey finds herself in next.


I’m excited to give away a copy of A Likely Story. This giveaway is for US Residents only.  To be entered in the drawing by November 10th, please leave me a comment below:

57 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Likely Story by Jenn McKinlay”

  1. Jeanetta

    I do enjoy reading Jenn McKinlay’s books, and A Likely Story sounds like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. Barbara Hawk

    Love Jenn! Would be a great addition to my library! Thanks for the chance!

  3. holdenj

    She’s a very favorite author and I look forward to revisiting the library!

  4. Candy Kennedy

    Would love to read this and owning it would be great cause I could share it with friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Jeanie

    The Library Lovers Mystery series is a favorite – and going outside the library to help the eccentric brother still alive sounds like an exciting time! Congratulations on this new release! I am looking forward to reading it!

  6. Elaine Klingbeil

    I can’t wait to read it! Congratulations on your big day, Jenn! I love your books.

  7. Emily Miller

    I love libraries and I love this series! Thank you for having this giveaway! 🙂

  8. Diane

    Love all of her series. Can hardly wait to read this newest in the Library series.

  9. Sara Grotz

    Thanks for the chance to win! The Library Lovers Mysteries are one of my favorite series.

  10. Lesly-Claire

    Really looking forward to a new chapter in the story of Briar Creek and its residents.

  11. peggy clayton

    I just can’t wait to read a new author Jenn…I love to read and review so would love to read your book.What a great interview and info on you and the book!

  12. Sharon Fisher

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading this new entry in your series.

  13. Amanda Wilcox

    I love Jenn’s books and I can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Elaine

    I too enjoy reading Jenn McKinley’s books. They are entertaining, hold my interest through the entire book. She is an author I recommend to friends. I look forward to each and every new book that she writes.

  15. Elaine Roberson

    Sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  16. Stacey T

    The Library Lover’s books is my favorite series by Ms. McKinlay! I would love a chance to win this book

  17. Stacey T

    The Library Lover’s books is my favorite series by Ms. McKinlay! I would love a chance to win this book

  18. jody schwoerer

    I love All of Jenn ‘ s books. I am one behind in this series…I admit I prefer to buy paperbacks. (Blushes in embarrassment) thanks for providing so much reading pleasure!

  19. jane chizmar

    Would love to read this one. Island living seems so exciting.

  20. jane chizmar

    Would love to live on an island. Seems like it would be exciting.

  21. Carrie McCall

    I’ve not read one of your books YET!!!! Start me off right 🙂 Thank you for the chance.

  22. Kim M

    I would love to win this book. I’m a big fan of Jenn and this series.

  23. Pam Guynn

    Cant wait to read since this would be the first Cozy Mystery I’ve ready by you

  24. Lori

    Excited to see how Lindsay solves this mystery and what all the characters in town are up to. I love how she is more than a librarian, she cares about people!!

  25. Amanda Sullivan

    I love this series!! I always wanted to be a librarian & Sully reminds me of my husband too!! Can’t wait to read the new book?

  26. meghann sherman

    This is one of my favorite series. Can I please just live in Briar Creek?!?

  27. Diane H

    I love all of McKinlay’s series of books. She has interesting characters in every series.

  28. Leni Davis

    Can’t wait for the latest installment of this series. I enjoy all of Jenn McKinlay’s books, but as a Library Clerk, I can so identify with this one! 😉

  29. Jackie Treece

    Thank you for your gift of storytelling. My almost 90 year old mom and I love all your series and look forward to more.

  30. Gloria Burke

    This looks like a delightful read. I have loved libraries since I was a child and I am 71. The cover is just great. How do you get the ideas for the covers.

  31. Donamae Kutska

    I really want to read this book! It sounds so interesting, wish I had it right now!

  32. Dona Kutska

    My grandma was a librarian and I wanted to be one too. This book is right up my alley! I want to read it! Thanks for the chance.

  33. BJ Marley

    I haven’t read any of this series, but I’d be delighted to win this book and start reading them.