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Celebrate Lit Tour--A Sprinkle In Time

About the Book

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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About the Author

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.

Rail-riding research with my sister!

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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.

My Review:

Dana Mentink’s A Sprinkle In Time is the type of mystery that I enjoy. Yes, there are murders, but they happen off screen and I’m never scared. There is a good bit of humor and a full cast of characters so you’re left guessing as to whodunit until the very end.

Trinidad is the owner of an ice cream shop where she makes homemade ice cream and Freakshakes (a strange name but they sound delicious). The author doesn’t go overboard in her coverage of owning a business or making ice cream, which is cool. The romance is lacking, though. There is a romance or I wouldn’t mention it, but the pair don’t spend nearly enough time together and really don’t date at all for most of the book so I was disappointed in that arena. There was also a bit of lost reality in the Railriders component—who in the world would pay that much money to pedal through the woods on a rail? Wait, according to the blog, this is real. Oh, well, sounds like too much work to me. ;)

But there are a lot of weird things about the story that add to the humor, so there’s that.

I do recommend this book as a funny mystery where you’re left trying to figure out the culprit. Just don’t try to replicate one of her milkshakes or you may have a heart attack then and there.

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Jun 05, 2022

You're forgetting the people who spend money to mountain climb or train for triathlons- pedaling through nice scenery sounds relaxing in comparison ;) . This book sounds great- thanks for the sneak peek :) !

- Madie


Jun 01, 2022

This sounds like an entertaining adventure.


May 30, 2022

I'd love to visit the Shake Shack!!

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