The new cozy romance mystery Precious Pearls will be released on Amazon Kindle on 30 March 2019. It is available on pre-sale for 99c until that time.
This story is a little different in that it features a senior-sleuth who has to find out who is stealing from herself and her new friends. Also she dreams of her lost love even though it has been 15 years since she last saw him.
You will love this romantic mystery if you care about those who have the courage to face their fears to get justice in the fight against greed, and if you like stories of love that tug at your heartstrings.
This word map was made from the final manuscript of the ebook. It lists the most prominent words. The bigger the word is shown means the more I used it to tell the story.
You don’t really realize what emphasis you give to words when writing until you do a word map. I am a visual person so use of this map is interesting and surprising for what is there and what is not.
One big omission was the words dead and death which I would have expected in a cozy mystery but its obvious they are not words I like to repeat. That may be a physiological thing on my part. The other word missing was ghost but I may have used their names instead of referring to them as the ghost.
The main characters are showing prominently as I would have expected and the beach location was also there.
I liked writing this short story and this word map shows me about my writing style and my use of words. I hope you found it interesting too.
Christmas season and Travis is trying to find out what happened to his brother
who had disappeared twenty years ago. If he fails, the mystery never gets
solved, and he won’t be able to honor his promise to his dying aunt to find the
If you like cozy Christmas stories and small town mysteries, you will love this short story.
Update: A Frozen Fate has now received a 5 star review from Readers’ Favorite.
“It’s hard getting into the spirit of Christmas when everything around haunts you with sad memories from Christmas past. The characters are well developed and the compassion that still connects the two brothers is well presented. The plot progresses with multiple unexpected twists and turns, all with the reader hoping, along with Travis and Katie, that the mystery, once solved, will include a happy reunion of two brothers. Travis knows, deep in his heart, it’s a mystery he has to solve before Christmas.” – Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Reader’s Favorite