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Book Tour Giveaways & Prizes for Down Squash Blossom Road – NOW ENDED!

Book tour giveaways for Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly

Down Squash Blossom Road

Book Tour Launch!

Book Tour Celebration for Down Squash Blossom Road, Book 2, Trails of Reba Cahill novel!

Book tour info for Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly. Comment on blogs or attend events to be eligible for prizes or book giveaways.**

Finally, the book tour with the completion of the story. Down Squash Blossom Road took much longer than I expected. Some projects are that way. But I kept plodding and with perseverance and God’s help am so grateful to finally get it done! I’m sure cowgirl Reba Mae Cahill is too. We finally figured out how she would face the challenges of her special needs mother and how her love life – if any – would turn out. Now, it’s time to turn to you, the potential readers, to voice your opinion of the continuing series saga of Reba’s summer of 1991, which turned out to be the pivotal point of the rest of her life’s journey.

Would you like to read five chapters free of Down Squash Blossom Road right now? If so, click here: DownSquashBlossomRoad 5 CHAPTERS

Book Tour listing of places online and brick and mortar stores where you can sign up for a book giveaway or beach bag full of prizes.

Plus, at the bottom of this page, leave a comment on this post for an extra giveaway drawing opportunity.**


January 9, 2017 – Outtakes & Bloopers! Find them here: Kathleen Kelly CelticLady’s Reviews Blog: Are you able to accept correction or critique of your projects? When was a creation of yours made better by cutting something out? LEAVE COMMENT BELOW and enter January 14th drawing for copy of Down Squash Blossom Road.

January 16, 2017 – Guest post on Savings In Seconds blog …

January 20, 2017 – 7 Little Known Facts of Goldfield, NV at Petticoats & Pistols blog. Have you ever visited the town of Goldfield or one like it? What was your most compelling impression? Would you ever want to live in a town like Goldfield? Leave a comment at the blog to enter drawing for free copy Down Squash Blossom Road

January 23, 2017 – Easy Baklava & Big Hunk recipes at Books & Spoons blog plus #bookgiveaway #DownSquashBlossomRoad … Books & Spoons blog 

January 27, 2017 – What authors have most influenced you by reading their books? Find out 15 Authors Who Influenced Janet Chester Bly Life & Writing #bookgiveaway #DownSquashBlossomRoad at Iola Goulton’s Christian Reads blog … Leave a comment to be entered in drawing to receive copy of Down Squash Blossom Road, Book 2, Trails of Reba Cahill, Janet Chester Bly newest release.

February 27, 2017 – Check out The Suspense Zone blog for a scoop on tidbits about author Janet Chester Bly. Why does a city girl brave snowstorms on top an Idaho mountain? What inspired the mystery adventures of cowgirl Reba Cahill? What’s Janet’s fav scene from newest release, Down Squash Blossom Road? Leave comment on about your own fav line from The Suspense Blog interview and enter drawing for free copy of Down Squash Blossom Road. Winner chosen March 5th, 2017. Here’s link to interview:

March 6 – March 20, 2017 – Goodreads 4 books giveaway of Down Squash Blossom Road. A continuing opportunity via this book tour which ends March 20th. Paperback. USA only. Giveaway Now Closed! Congrats to 4 winners chosen! Barbara G., Sandy T., Nicky L., and Roy W.!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly

Down Squash Blossom Road

by Janet Chester Bly

Giveaway ends March 20, 2017.

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March 21, 2017 – Guest post on Shannon Vannator’s Inkslinger Blog …  Interview with cowgirl heroine Reba Mae Cahill on her love life  NOVEL BOOK GIVEAWAY Winner chosen April lst! Down Squash Blossom Road, Book 2, Trails of Reba Cahill series, contemporary western mystery romance. Leave comment or answer question: Can lasting relationships grow thru facing a crisis or trauma together? Why or why not? CLICK HERE NOW:



September 6, 2016Lyn Cote‘s blog starts the book tour for the launch of Down Squash Blossom Road with a character sketch “The Strengths of Reba Mae Cahill” and a book giveaway. In order to be entered into the drawing for the giveaway, answer this QUESTION on Lyn Cote’s blog: Do you think enough is being done for the mentally ill in the US today? CLICK HERE: LYN COTE’S BLOG

SEPTEMBER 8-23, 2016 – 1) NOW ENDED! Two Kindle Book Giveaways! Amazon Kindle Edition Giveaway for one of ten free copies Down Squash Blossom Road by random selection. Click the shaking box to see if you won! DownSquashBlossomRoad KindleGiveaway 2) ALSO, Wind in the Wires, Book 1, Trails of Reba Cahill Series, is also part of an Amazon giveaway during this same time period. Click here to find out if you won! WindInTheWires KindleGiveaway   

September 9, 2016 (lasts a week) – Are you an aspiring writer? Want to know secret confessions of a western writer? Nancy Mehl Suspense Sisters blog answers that and more at author interview with Janet Chester Bly. Leave comment for giveaway of Down Squash Blossom Road. CLICK HERE: SUSPENSE SISTERS BLOG

September 12, 2016Trish Perry blog, “Reading, Writing, and the Stuff In-Between” book tour interview with Janet Chester Bly answers … Actors she’d select to play lead roles in newly released CowgirlLit western mystery novel, Down Squash Blossom Road? Suggested background music for a movie version? Plus, three other authors and their books she’d recommend?
Leave a comment about what you think makes a compelling fiction read and enter drawing for free book(Paperback USA only or PDF for digital reader)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly

Down Squash Blossom Road

by Janet Chester Bly

Giveaway ends October 14, 2016.

See the giveaway details
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GOODREADS GIVEAWAY NOW ENDED as of October 14, 2016Four copies each of Down Squash Blossom Road, Book 2 and Wind in the Wires, Book 1 giveaways on Goodreads. 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly

Wind in the Wires

by Janet Chester Bly

Giveaway ends October 14, 2016.
See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Plus, at the bottom of this page, leave a comment on this post for an extra giveaway drawing opportunity.**

September 17, 2016, 2:00-4:00 p.m.Kodiah Coffee Company (formerly Coffee and Tea for You) book tour book signing, sponsored by His Story Christian Gift Center (next door to coffee shop), Mall 21, Lewiston, Idaho. Sign up for beach bag full of prizes related to scenes and details in Down Squash Blossom Road novel, including His Story bookstore gift certificate.

September 24, 2016, 2:00-4:00 p.m.And Books Too! book tour book signing, Main Street, Clarkston, Washington. Sign up for beach bag full of prizes related to scenes and details in Down Squash Blossom Road novel, including And Books Too! bookstore gift certificate.

September 26, 2016 – Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog, interview with Janet Chester Bly and book giveaway,

September 28, 2016 – Jenna Czaplewski’s blog, The Girl With Book Lungs, featuring “What’s In A Name? The Characters of Down Squash Blossom Road” and book giveaway.

October 3rd-10th, 2016Debbie Lynne Costello Southern Kissed Historical Romance author features “The Horses of the Trails of Reba Cahill” Did you know horses can get vertigo? What’s one way to handle a horse’s first nervous jaunt to the beach? How did black quarter horse Johnny Poe get his name? Meet a horse who served in Gulf War Operation Desert Storm. All this and a book giveaway of Down Squash Blossom Road. Leave comment at:

Monday, October 10-17, 2016 – Renee Blare book tour blog “How To Run With Wild Horses” Tales from the Research of Trails of Reba Cahill and book giveaway

October 11, 2016 – Margaret Daley book tour blog book feature here: .  Soren Patrick character interview from Down Squash Blossom Road:  Soren Patrick Character Interview  

October 24, 2016 – Sweet inspirational Christian romance author Kimberly Rose Johnson blog AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT 

Plus, at the bottom of this page, leave a comment on this post for an extra giveaway drawing opportunity.**

October 31-November 3rd, 2016 – Come Meet Jenny “AusJenny” Blake at her blog. Interview with Janet Chester Bly and leave comment to enter Book Giveaway – Winner is Karen Rochon.

November 3rd-6th, 2016 – Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt featured 30 authors, including New York Times bestselling authors, such as Lisa T. Bergren, Deborah Raney, Colleen Coble, Jody Hedlund, Cindy Woodsmall, Rachel Hauck, James Rubert, Kristen Heitzmann and many more! Prizes and free books from the authors! Janet Chester Bly was be STOP #8 with an extra giveaway of Wind in the Wires Book 1, Trails of Reba Cahill (besides Down Squash Blossom Road  Book 2, as part of the Grand Prize of 30 books). Her article “12 Headlines From 1991” was featured on author Melissa Tagg’s blog:

November 7-21,  2016 – Christian Western Romance author Heather Frey Blanton Ladies in Defiance blog with “Ladies in Defiance” article and book tour giveaway. Janet wrote “The Mother Who Wouldn’t Go Home.” To enter #bookgiveaway for #DownSquashBlossomRoad … CLICK ON RAFFLECOPTER LINK at bottom of blog page:

November 7-14, 2016 – Carrie Schmidt’s Reading Is My Super Power blog with “One Easy Way to Create a Fictional Town” with book tour giveaway:

November 14, 2016 – Julie, Rose and Lynn host Chapter Break book tour blog and “One Easy Way to Create a Fictional Town” article. 

November 22, 2016 – Angie Arndt on Seriously Write Blog, “5 Reasons Relationships Are So Hard To Do” by Janet Chester Bly

Plus, at the bottom of this page, leave a comment on this post for an extra giveaway drawing opportunity.**



Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester BlyDown Squash Blossom Road Book Tour BOOK BLURB:

What Secret Lies Down Squash Blossom Road? 

Cowgirl Reba Cahill’s schedule is full. Save the family ranch. Free her mom from a mental institute. Solve a murder and kidnapping. Evade a stalker. Can she also squeeze in romance?

Reba Cahill thought she could focus on the duties of their Idaho ranch, along with her widowed grandmother. But a crippled Champ Runcie returns to Road’s End in a wheelchair and seeks revenge for the accident that put him there. He blames Reba’s horse. Meanwhile, a brief note from her estranged mom forces her and Grandma Pearl back on the road: I can leave now. Come get me. Love, Mom

When they arrive in Reno, her mother issues a demand and refuses to return to Idaho. They head west instead. In California, Reba’s Greek friend Ginny’s marriage is on the rocks. The family business is threatened. And squabbles turn deadly.

Reba digs deep to find the courage to forge a relationship with her mom and escape a crazed man’s obsession. She also hopes for a future with a horse trainer who offers her a new horse to replace the one she lost in the accident. But how about that pretty woman’s photo hanging on his wall?


Down Squash Blossom Road  Book Reviews:

The distinguished honor of posting the first official book review on Amazon goes to Edward Arrington a.k.a. Grandaddy A.:

“Another entertaining read from Janet Chester Bly. If possible, this book had even more twists and turns than the first. (Reba’s trails) are more crooked than a snake’s back … The story is full of suspense, drama, mystery, mayhem, and action … you don’t know what is waiting around the next turn of a page.” Grandaddy A., 5 Stars

Read the full review here: AMAZON REVIEW   BARNES&NOBLEReview   GOODREADS Review

“As much as I loved “Wind In The Wires”, I have to say I loved “Down Squash Blossom Road even more. The story line kept me sitting on the edge of my seat … the characters are believable, real and very active … The twists and turns will keep you not wanting to stop reading … can’t wait for Reba’s next adventures in book #3.” Connie Sue Larson, 5 Stars

“…a wild Western ride full of even more secrets and lies and … the same bad guy who just won’t quit … The writing is extremely crisp, and the story races along to a sweet ending … by the end of the story, you will feel like you really know these people.” The main characters are fully dimensional and unique enough that you won’t really need the guide after all.” Ruthie Jones, 5 Stars Reading By Moonlight blog



ANSWER THIS: 1) What is your favorite genre of fiction and 2) what’s an important element in any story to keep you reading to the very end? Optional: Mention the title and author of the last novel you read that you thoroughly enjoyed and why.

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10 Responses to Book Tour Giveaways & Prizes for Down Squash Blossom Road – NOW ENDED!

  1. Susan P September 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    The story sounds good! As for the mental health arena, that always needs more attention and work to be done. We need more information out there and more awareness. As for favorite genre – I adore all things historical.

    • Janet Chester Bly September 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      Susan: Thanks much for your comments. You’re our first entry in the Book Giveaway drawing!

  2. Katie September 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    I believe more research needs be done to determine the causes of mental illnesses, and education and awareness to prevent it. I’m sure a lot of it is caused by the food and lifestyle choices we have been making, sometimes believing that we are doing what is best.

    • Janet Chester Bly September 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

      Katie: Interesting observation. Thanks for sharing your comment!

  3. Anna Gregory September 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    My favorite genre is historical fiction. One of my very favorite authors, besides you and your husband Stephen is Laurine Snelling. I love her series on the Red River Valley that chronicles Ingeborg Bjorkland’s life and her family. The last one I read was A Heart for Home. One of my all time favorite books is by Stephen Bly. I love The Long Trail Home. It reminds me that all of us fall short of God’s glory until we find our long trail home. When I get a chance, I read it again and again.

    • Janet Chester Bly September 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

      Anna: I enjoy historical fiction too! Thanks so much for your kind words about Stephen’s books. His The Long Trail Home was also a Christy Award winner! Lauraine Snelling is also a favorite of mine (as well as a wonderful friend!) Blessings to you!

  4. Betty Wendland September 9, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    Enjoyed reading about you Janet. I’m always interested in learning more about authors although I must confess I haven’t read any of your books – yet! I must do so. Some how I missed that your husband passed away. I’ve known of his books for years and even met him once on a CBA convention. I visited Idaho once and loved it there so I can see why you love living there.

  5. Janet Chester Bly September 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    Betty: Thanks much for your note. Interesting that you met Stephen at a CBA convention! Yes, Idaho is a great place to live, if you like a slower and cheaper lifestyle and beautiful scenery everywhere!

  6. Tammy Horton September 17, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    I truly love Western Historical fiction as well as a good mystery. In a mystery, the element that keeps me reading to the end is when the author doesn’t give away too much information early and keeps me guessing. For western fiction it is a combination of scenic descriptions so I can vividly visualize the setting and a great sense of adventure combined with humor – something your husband was a master at – miss him so much. I have recently been reading the Hugh de Singleton mysteries by Melvin Starr – wonderful series of books, can’t wait for the 9th book to come out this fall. Blessings to you as you bless us with your writing.

    • Janet Chester Bly September 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

      Greetings, Tammy: Appreciate your comments! Thank you for your kind words about Stephen and his style of writing. I miss him like crazy too. Hey, I hadn’t heard before about author Melvin Starr. Thanks for the recommend! Blessings back to you!

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