Aug 07 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Berried Secrets by Peg Cochran

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


When Monica Albertson comes to Cranberry Cove—a charming town on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan—to help her half-brother Jeff on his cranberry farm, the last thing she expects to harvest is a dead body.

It seems that Sam Culbert, who ran the farm while Jeff was deployed overseas, had some juicy secrets that soon prove fatal, and Jeff is ripe for the picking as a prime suspect. Forming an uneasy alliance with her high-maintenance stepmother, Monica has her hands full trying to save the farm while searching for a killer. Culbert made plenty of enemies in the quaint small town…but which one was desperate enough to kill?


About the Author:

pegcochranPeg grew up in a New Jersey suburb about 25 miles outside of New York City. After college, she moved to the city where she managed an art gallery owned by the son of the artist Henri Matisse. When her first daughter, Francesca, arrive, the new family moved back to the New Jersey suburbs where her second daughter, Annabelle, was born.

After her husband died, Peg remarried and her new husband took a job in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they now live (on exile from New Jersey, she likes to joke). Peg managed to segue from the art world to marketing and is now the manager of marketing communications for a company that provides services to seniors.

Her greatest love though as always been writing – particularly mysteries! She has two cozy mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime: The Gourmet De-Lite series set in Connecticut and featuring Gigi Fitzgerald, who provides gourmet diet meals to a select group of clients, and the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series, written as Meg London, set in Paris, Tennessee with Emma Taylor who finds murder and mayhem in this quiet country town.

As for pets – she has a schizophrenic cat (really!) named Frazzle and a Westhighland White Terrier, Reggie, who is desperately in need of losing a few pounds. But you know what they say: If your dog is overweight, it means YOU aren’t getting enough exercise!

When she’s not writing, Peg can usually be found cooking, which she loves. When asked to bring a dish to a potluck she invariably opts to bring dessert – partly because she loves making sweet dishes and partly because she and her husband always manage to be late so there’s no point in putting them in charge of appetizers!

Peg loves connecting with readers and other writers so feel free to drop her an email via her contact page! And be sure to visit her other site at


Review of Berried Secrets

Review (4 Stars): I enjoyed Berried Secrets and learning about what it takes to run a cranberry farm.  Monica was interesting character and it took me a little while to warm up to her in this story and I’m looking forward to seeing how her character develops over the course of this series.   I loved Monica’s stepmother, Gina, because she was just one of those characters that was way over the top and I’m sure that each of us have come into contact with someone like her.  This mystery was complex and very well-written and definitely kept me guessing.  Can’t wait to read book number two  in the Cranberry Cover mystery series.


I’m excited to give away a copy of Berried Secrets. This giveaway is for US Residents only.  To be entered in the drawing by August 15th, please leave me a comment below:

4 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Berried Secrets by Peg Cochran”

  1. Lisa Brown

    Looks great, thanks for the chance to win it 🙂
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. Jeanetta

    Sounds like a exciting cozy mystery. Thank you for the chance to win.

  3. Patricia T

    Thanks, Jennifer. Berried Secrets is on my TBR list. It would be great to win it!

  4. holdenj

    Looks like a good beginning to a new series! Thanks for the chance to win!