Friday, March 1, 2013


Carolina Key
Available in Paperback $7 and Kindle $2.99 on
By Nancy Jill Thames

I just finished reading this breakout cozy mystery by a fellow author in our Leander Writers Guild and was suitably impressed! Not only does she write a great mystery using settings near me in the hill country of Austin and Port Aransas, she entertains with unexpected twists and turns that kept me turning the pages (or scrolling down as the case may be). Elizabeth Truiett's sister created the cover - nice, isn't it? As added bonuses, CAROLINA KEY includes Aunt Ruth's recipe for her famous cinnamon rolls, with an unusual ingredient I might add, and a study guide at the end for those wishing to discuss the spiritual elements in the story. Anyone need a new book for your Bible study? I'd urge you to read it sometime soon! Have a great weekend, dear readers.






Fifteen year old Grace is kidnapped from the Christian youth camp where she and her mother work. Grace is held captive by Daniel, the camp's director, whom everyone believes has killed once and won't hesitate to do it again. The Vietnamese mafia is after gold coins they believe were stolen from them over 20 years ago. Grace's mother and father do the unthinkable and hide the gold. With Grace's life in the balance can this family and their unshakable faith endure the hardship of being apart? Will a death in the camp family destroy this tight knit community of believers?
Paperback, 150 pages

Carolyn Edwards writes the Mountain Creek Mysteries under the pen name Elizabeth Truiett. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Texas. She was about to finish her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy when she became a mother,her greatest accomplishment.  Now she devotes her time to homeschooling her 3 daughters.When not working on a novel or reading a book, this author loves to travel the U.S. with her family.  She and her husband reside in the Hill Country outside Austin.

See you in my books!
 ~Nancy Jill 
Mystery novelist Nancy Jill Thames began publishing Christian fiction in 2010. The author of six books in the Jillian Bradley series, she is an award winning blogger and is listed numerous times on the Author Watch Bestseller’s List, this in addition to winning first place for her Chocolate Cream Pie.

When she isn’t plotting her next book, she spends time with her six grandchildren in two states, tags along with her husband on business trips, and plays classical piano for her own personal enjoyment. She is an active member of the Leander Writers Guild and supports the Central Texas SPCA with a portion of her book sales.

Nancy Jill is busy working on book 7 "The Ruby of Siam" a mystery taking place in London, England. To learn more about the author and check out her books, please visit her blog at  

To view and purchase her books on this site, please visit the Cozy Book Store.


  1. The book, "Carolina Key" by Elizabeth Truiett sounds like a wonderful read.
    I would love to win this book if you decide to have a giveaway.
    The cinnamon rolls recipe sounds yummy too.
    Janet E.

    1. Will keep you in mind, Janet. I'll pass along your comment to the author - thanks!

      ~Nancy Jill