Monday, December 6, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: The Golden Touch by Carole Brown

Book: The Golden Touch

Author: Carole Brown

Genre: Romantic Cozy Mystery

Release date: April 30, 2021

Not again.

Ryle Sadler stared down at the financial statement lying on his desk. His investment firm had just sent him another record of overwhelming success. Time to sell his share in this stock.

Ryle came from the poor side of the tracks, but that had no bearing on his success in life—which he kept hidden from everyone, especially those in Appleton, West Virginia. But when he buys the local, rundown bed and breakfast, mysterious revelations from beneath the site are suddenly threatening to ruin his good standing with the citizens.

Then along comes Jazzi Sanderson. Jazzi has a reputation of being wild, but Ryle sees more than is on the top layer of this woman. Beneath that tough, wild streak lurks a woman who wants to be loved by the right person, a woman who is tender-hearted and who is just finding out that God is real.

Is Ryle and Jazzi’s worlds too far apart or can their differences help them solve the mystery that lies beneath Ryle’s bed and breakfast? Will the evil person behind it all be able to silence them, or can Ryle’s golden touch prevail in this too?


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I have read several of Carole Brown's book and they are always enjoyable. The Golden Touch is Book 5 in the An Appleton WV Romantic Mystery series. I have read a couple books in the series, but not all of them. Each book seems to be a great Standalone book. 

Ryle Sadler is a successful and works at an Investment Firm in Appleton, West Viriginia. He is well loved by the Residents of the town. Many in town do not know that he grew up poor and worked hard to reach success. He decides to buy the "run down" Bed and Breakfast in town. Unbeknownst to him, mystery issues lurk beneath the Bed and Breakfast. Jazzi Sanderson has returned to Appleton, WV and strikes up a friendship Ryle. Jazzi is known as a "wild one" and has the opposite reputation in town then Ryle. Ryle and Jazzi begin working on the B&B to fix it up and they also begin to try to unravel the mystery that lurks in the B&B. They begin to find themselves drawn to each other romantically. Will Ryle and Jazzi solve the Mystery of the B&B? Will there be a Romantic Relationship for the pair? 

Ryle and Jazz are GREAT characters. Jazzi really is a sweet girl, unlike what the residents of Appleton think of her. Ryle is a strong and focused guy. I really enjoyed reading this book, the mystery and romance all in one is wonderful. The book was very easy to get caught up in and once I started reading I didn't want to stop. The characters and storyline are very intriguing and capture the reader from the beginning. The author does a wonderful job at bringing Faith and God into the book. Jazzi is a new Christian and Ryle is strong his in faith. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who like a Cozy Romantic Mystery! GREAT BOOK! 

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of thirteen, best selling, award-winniing books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. She has found that the traveling and ministering has served her well in writing her novels. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?


More from Carole

Discovering the Emotional Touch


When beginning the story of THE GOLDEN TOUCH, Book Five of the Appleton, WV Romantic Mysteries, I needed a KEY factor


Here’s what I knew:

  • the protagonists: Jazzi (Jazmine) Sanderson and Ryle Sadler, their careers and/or past, their personalities,
  • the basic plot: mystery, suspense and the romance
  • the setting
  • the first chapter


But I still didn’t have that thing—that emotion or feeling—the characters were searching for…until I, unknowingly hit upon it. What Jazzi and Ryle were both seeking, although unknown to either, was a place that felt like HOME. The place that makes a person feel content, relaxed and at peace, even when trouble is brewing, even when you’re still searching for that one person who makes the world go ’round for you.


Where was it? Appleton, West Virginia. The small town where everyone knew everyone and their business, or at least assumed they knew. Where friends were friends for life, even when that small town held secrets, trouble and problems.


Ryle, who was rich, innovative and smart, living in a big town and traveling across the country for work was happy, or thought he was. But when he chanced upon Appleton, West Virginia, small, friendly, clean and sometimes a nosy place, but where friends were loyal and ready to help in any way they could, Ryle realized he’d found that spot that felt like home. Adding that to solving the mystery and finding love, was the answer his heart had craved, even though he didn’t know it.


As for Jazzi, wild, beautiful young lady that she was, felt unloved by her adopted parents, and flew the coop from Appleton as soon as she was of age. What she didn’t realize, that instead of blaming others for her unhappiness, it was of her own making. It wasn’t until she returned to Appleton, more mature now, accepting of her own mistakes, and finding a meaning for her life, that her heart grasped the one place that could ever feel like home. Appleton.

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To celebrate her tour, Carol is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of this story, it sounds like an excellent read. Adding this one to my TBR

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank You for the review.

Caroline said... Best Blogger Tips

Marion, thank you so much for this perfectly lovely review. It's so appreciated!

Caroline said... Best Blogger Tips

Bea LaRocca, Thank YOU for commenting. Let me know when you read it!

Caroline said... Best Blogger Tips

Anonymous, so appreciate you commenting!

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest. 

Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Carole, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about The Golden Touch, which sounds like a thrilling cozy mystery for me and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys for sharing your thoughts! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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