Free Book Contest+ Book Review for Paige Shelton’s If Fried Chicken Could Fly

Paige Shelton’s If Fried Chicken Could Fly is a delicious romp in the former wild west town of Broken Rope, Missouri, with a cast of absolutely engaging characters that you are dying to spend another book with. I’d jump in my car and roadtrip to Ms. Shelton’s Broken Rope any day.

From the back cover: “Isabelle ‘Betts’ Winston loves teaching the secrets of mouthwatering country food in her hometown, Broken Rope, Missouri–famous for its past of outlaws, knife battles, and hangings. But now an all-too-current murder threatens the start of the tourist season…”

I love how Ms. Shelton took a traditional mystery, tossed in cowboys, missing gold, and a modern day treasure hunt and then added an unconventional pinch of attraction between Betts and the ghost. Blended it to the tastiest treat.

I had no idea who the killer was until the end. Luckily, Ms. Shelton crafted a fast-paced mystery that I devoured in three nights so the wait was bearable.

All the characters are 3-D. I especially enjoyed Betts’ unconventional grandma, Grams/Missouri. She is a pip whether lecturing Betts on how to deal with seeing ghosts, stuck in a cell for a murder she didn’t commit, or dodging Bett’s questions about the treasure hunt that may have led to murder.

There are also several recipes from Ms. Shelton at the back of the book. I’m trying out her fake fried chicken this week.

If you like a dash of paranormal in your mystery, this is a not to be missed read!

I liked it so much, I asked Ms. Shelton if I could give away an autographed copy here. And she said YES!


The prize: A free personally autographed copy of If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton, a New York Times Bestselling Author and National Bestselling Author.

Contest rules:

1) You must have a U.S. mailing address to enter the contest. Any new and existing blog and/or Twitter followers can enter.

2) Follow my blog (Kourtney Heintz’ Journal) for one point.

3) Follow me on Twitter (@kourhei) for one point.

4) To enter, comment below telling me your total points and the names/handle you follow me under. Make sure to include your email address in the comment so I can notify you if you win. (Note: You get one entry for each point.)

5) Enter by Thursday February 23 at 7 AM EST. That’s 48 hours from when this post goes live. Then the contest closes to submissions.

I will randomly select a winner. The winner will be notified via email and announced on Friday’s blog.

Good luck!

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22 Responses to Free Book Contest+ Book Review for Paige Shelton’s If Fried Chicken Could Fly

  1. Cat Forsley says:


    • Thanks Lisa! I stumbled upon Paige via an interview on her agent’s blog and fell in love with Paige’s delightful personality and her deliciously good mysteries packed with tasty recipes.

  2. themadgayman says:

    I have 2 points since I follow you on WP and on Twitter. I am TheMadGayman, as you can see, or @themadgayman on Twitter. My email is Yay, I hope I win!

  3. crubin says:

    Well, I guess that gives me two points since I follow your blog and Twitter 🙂
    I follow you under this name as well as my twitter name: @carrie_rubin. Is that what you mean?

    Sounds like an intriguing read. Thanks for the review!

  4. I plan to check out this book even if I don’t win! I just became a Twitter follower (@audreykalman) and already follow your blog through my WordPress account. To get in touch with me, go to my contact page: .

  5. Food and mysteriousness make a fantastic pair! Sounds like a fun read and super contest. 🙂

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  7. Jenny says:

    Oh, I would really love to read this book. Sounds like a lot of mysterious fun. What a great giveaway. (shh, don’t tell anyone, but I also love anything centered around food).

    I already follow you on Twitter – jennykellerford and you know my blog, lady 🙂 My e-mail is

    Now I must hop over and check out Ms. Shelton’s site! TTFN!

    • It’s a fun fun read! I’ll tell you how the recipes are as I try them out. They sound delicious. 🙂

      So that’s two points which means you are entered twice.

      Thanks for entering. I love her website, hope you enjoy it. And good luck with the contest!

  8. Berry entered the contest on the 2/22/12 blog comments by accident. Pasting entry over here to make sure I count it when I do the contest–

    Nice letter. Contest. I have one point. Berry my name. hope I win. I follow u daily.

  9. Contest is now closed. Thanks for participating! I will announce the winner on Friday’s blog and contact them via email. 🙂

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