Thursday, May 26, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Sprinkle in Time by Dana Mentink


Book: A Sprinkle in Time

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Cozy mystery (general market)

Release date: May 24, 2022

It’s Alpenfest in Upper Sprocket! Yodelers are congregating in the square, tourists flocking to the town, and Trinidad Jones is scooping up some fall flavors at her Shimmy and Shake Shop.

The cherry on the sundae is her upcoming feature in Go West magazine. She’s determined to serve up the perfect interview, but it won’t be easy, thanks in part to her meddling Cuban grandfather Papa Luis who has decided to make Sprocket his home for the foreseeable future. Papa Luis has set himself up as a taxi driver in his classic 1951 Buick.

But things take a turn when Papa Luis tells her he’s found a corpse in his trunk. Upon closer investigation, they realize the body has disappeared. With the assistance of Juliette and Bonnie (her sisterhood of exes) and the way too handsome nut farmer Quinn Logan, Trinidad must solve the mystery of the disappearing corpse, before her father is up to his neck in a murderous mess.


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Dana Mentink has become one of my favorite authors. I have read quite a few of her books. Sprinkle in Time is Book 2 in her newest series, Ice Cream Shop Mystery.

This book takes us back to the town of Sprocket and Trinidad Jones Ice Cream Shop. Alpenfest is happening in the Upper Sprocket and the Ice Cream Shop, Shimmy, and Shake Shop, is busy serving Ice Cream to all those in attendance at the Fest. Trinidad is very excited about an upcoming interview with a Journalist from Go West magazine. The Magazine wants to do a Feature story about Trinidad. She is worried that her Grandfather, Papa Luis, will interrupt the interview and it won't go smoothly. Papa Luis had decided to stay in Sprocket until further notice and started a Taxi Service with his Classic 1951 Vehicle. Trinidad gets worried for Papa Luis when he tells her he found a corpse in the trunk of his vehicle. They check the Trunk again, only to find the corpse is no longer there. Trinidad calls upon her friends Juliette and Bonnie and also Quinn Logan to help her solve the Mystery of the Missing Corpse. Will the team solve the Mystery? Will the Interview with the Magazine go well? 

I was hooked from the very first page. The Characters of this book are "family" more then friends. Papa Luis is a GREAT addition to the Character lineup in this series.  The "Small Town" neighborly theme of the book is so wonderful.  Trinidad is so curious as to the corpse and making sure Papa isn't going to be in trouble for anything. The fact that Juliette and Bonnie, the exes of Trinidad's ex-husband are there to help her solve this, along with Quinn, is so amazing.  I thought I knew the outcome of the book, but I was quite surprised at how the book ended(a good surprise). The author does a GREAT job at keeping the plot "thick" until the Mystery is solved. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more in this series! COZY book and GREAT BOOK!

Dana Mentink is a USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author as well as a two-time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, and the recipient of a Holt Medallion. She’s written over fifty titles in the suspense, lighthearted romance and mystery genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, and Poisoned Pen Press. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)


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Who wouldn’t want to visit Upper Sprocket? Sure there’s the odd corpse that turns up, but it’s a charming place, complete with a rail riders excursion business and the Shimmy and Shake Shop, run by the determined Trinidad Jones. It’s fall in Sprocket and the locals are hosting a series of Alpenfest events with everything from yodeling performances to sausage cook offs. Papa Luis, Trinidad’s grandfather is happy to shuttle people around in his classic Chevy Bel Air until a body turns up in his truck. But other than that, Sprocket is an idyllic place with a newly opened train car inn operated by Bonnie, one of three women who were married at various times to the same rapscallion of a man. Oh, and then there’s Noodles, Trinidad’s senior Labrador retriever who has learned how to operate the windshield wipers which comes in handy as stormy weather approaches. Trinidad, Papa, Bonnie and Noodles along with other Sprocket residents are going to have their hands full as Alpenfest kicks off and gruesome items begin to pop up around town. Come along on the adventure as Trinidad wades knee deep into the sticky mess.

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

(If the winner is outside the U.S., then he or she will receive an eBook.)

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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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

Dana, A Sprinkle in Time sounds like a delightful mystery for me to read and enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Happily Managing a Household of Boys, for sharing your review! Have a fabulous day!

Madie said... Best Blogger Tips

I also think it sounds great :) ! Tight-knit families and small town neighborly vibes add charm and heart to stories :) .

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dana Mentink is one of my favorite suspense authors, and her cozy mysteries are such fun. A Sprinkle in Time is going to be a super read.

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