Item description for A Steal of a Deal (Shop-Til-U-Drop, Book 2) by Ginny Aiken...
Overview Fast-paced and full of exciting action and exotic locales, A Steal of a Deal is the perfect escape for readers looking for a thrill. Book 2 in the Shop-Til-U-Drop Collection.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2008
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Shop Til U Drop Collection
Series Number 2
ISBN 0800732286 ISBN13 9780800732288
Availability 0 units.
More About Ginny Aiken
Ginny Aiken, a former newspaper reporter, lives in Pennsylvania with her engineer husband. Born in Havana, Cuba, raised in Valencia and Caracas, Venezuela, she discovered books early and wrote her first novel at age fifteen while she trained with the Venezuelan Classical Ballet Company. She burned that tome when she turned a "mature" sixteen. Ginny has taught novel-writing seminars and workshops at Harrisburg(PA) Area Community College and Penn State University.
Ginny Aiken currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Steal of a Deal (Shop-Til-U-Drop, Book 2)?
Slightly Disappointing Sep 4, 2009
I really enjoyed book 1 of this series, and had really high hopes that the next book would be just as good. Sadly, I was slightly disappointed. One of the main things that endeared me to book 1 was that much of the storyline was set in the south, which is where I'm from. I picked up on so many little nuances like sweet tea and antiques, and it was so easy to relate to. So, the fact that 2/3rds of the book was set across the globe in Kashmir just wasn't as exciting for me.
During the time the gang was in Kashmir, I found myself struggling to read the book, and it was more than just not liking the setting. Everyone's dialog seemed a bit disjointed, and there were times that I had trouble following along. Also, the "who-done-it" was very predictable, and I knew who it was very early on.
I do plan to read the last book in the series, A Cut Above, just to finish out the whole story. Book 3 so far picks up immediately where book 2 leaves off, and I'm just hoping that I'll like it a lot more.
You'll love this story Apr 23, 2008
Gemologist Andie Adams jumps at a chance to go to Kashmir, Pakistan for a mission trip with her church--but she doesn't count on her boss turning it into a business trip for the Shop-Til-U-Drop Network Andie works for--including her exasperating co-host, Max.
A mysterious death right after Andie arrives in Kashmir lands the crew in prison for a brief stay. And suspicious gurus seem to be on Andie's tail every time she turns. When a second death turns Andie into a suspect, she's determined to get to the bottom of the mystery.
A Steal of a Deal is the second book in the Shop-Til-U-Drop Collection, and readers will want to read book one, Priced to Move, before they read A Steal of a Deal. There is enough information given so the books probably could stand alone, but A Steal of a Deal refers to events in the first book quite often, so readers will want to be up-to-speed.
Andie is a smart-mouthed woman, struggling with her out-of-control tongue, yet she's real, and loveable. I couldn't help but identify with her, even though gems are not my thing.
Book three in the series is coming out in the fall, and I can't wait to read it. Don't miss A Steal of a Deal.
Armchair Interview says: An excellent series.
wild chick lit amateur sleuth Apr 4, 2008
Her Louisville Christians Fellowship church asks master gemologist and TV gem show host Andrea Adams to organize a missionary trip to impoverish Kashmir. Andrea looks forward to the visit to the Asian nation especially helping poor families.
However, when she mentions the trip to Miss Mona her boss at Shop Til U Drop (STUD) home shopping network, her supervisor arranges for STUD to go on location, which means California pretty surfer boy Max with the IQ shorter than his board is part of the crew. In Kashmir, everything is going perfect until someone murders one of their guides; followed by the killing of another guide. Even returning home, Andrea finds trouble follows her san unknown adversary has committed arson and attempted murder.
The second Shop-Til-U-Drop tale (see PRICED TO MOVE, not read by me) is a wild chick lit amateur sleuth filled with eccentric characters and an entertaining whodunit. The story line is fast-paced on both sides of the Pacific while the heroine's amusing asides especially about her blond surfer co-host add to the fun of the mystery. A STEAL OF A DEAL lives up to its title.