About the Book
Book: Copenhagen Cozenage
Author: Kristen Joy Wilks
Genre: Christian Fiction
Release date: September, 2015
Morgan Ravn arrives in Denmark seeking clues about her mysterious heritage. What she finds is a flirtatious stranger who regales her with a story about a jewel thief from 1958 and then abandons her with a large unruly dog. Can Morgan locate the irresponsible pet owner before his monstrous canine drags her through every puddle in Copenhagen and sheds all over her last dress? And why are strangers dogging her every step, snapping photos? Is the shutter happy behavior a bizarre Danish custom or something more sinister?
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About the Author
Kristen Joy Wilks lives in the beautiful woods of the Cascade mountains with her camp director husband, three fierce sons, and a large and slobbery Newfoundland dog. She spent her misguided youth falling in love with Commander Spock via Star Trek reruns, being suspended upside down over a homemade pit filled with gardener snakes, and stampeding herds of elk while on horseback. Now most of her adventures consist of preventing her hubby from filling another wall of their dining room with board games, thwarting her 3 boys’ efforts to sneak their pet chickens onto their bunk beds whenever she turns her back to fold laundry, and trying not to trip over the random teenagers that swarm her house to play all those board games.
Do you know someone who does not believe in second-hand embarrassment? Are you that someone? Well, this book will quash that disbelief within the first two chapters. I’m sure my face was red while I was reading this book because Morgan had some pretty embarrassing moments throughout the story. This book was entertaining and funny but certainly requires suspension of belief. Some of the occurrences in the book were outlandish but this made for some very humorous situations. Leroy was cute and such a troublemaker. Overall, the book kept my attention and I wanted to know what sort of things would happen to Morgan next. The faith element was light until towards the end of the book where it came to the center of attention. This book is a good one for a light-hearted afternoon read, as it is very short. Some events in this book were very unbelievable but that does not bother me because it is fiction; I know this can bother some people so felt I should mention it in case this is not to your taste. One thing that bothered me greatly was that one character claimed to be a believer but was deceitful throughout most of the book. This just did not sit right with me because the character was allowing another to be in danger but continued to be deceitful. It could just be my personal tastes and did not detract from the overall story (just something I thought was strange).
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
More from Kristen Joy
Have you ever gotten stuck with someone else’s luggage? How about someone else’s dog? Let’s make that someone else’s ill-mannered, 150lb, Newfoundland dog!
Yes, Morgan, my poor heroine just wanted to discover her roots during a calm tour of Copenhagen, Denmark. What she gets … a wild chase through a foreign city with a giant and hairy beast in tow!
We have owned two wonderful Newfoundland dogs and they are truly gentle giants … once they grow up. But that training process is a sight to behold when your “puppy” weighs 100lbs before he reaches his first birthday and doesn’t even notice you bouncing along behind him as he charges for the lake.
Our first Newfoundland, Shamu, ended up weighing a hefty 163lbs in his prime and was a handful for those first few training years. Thus, I have taken some of our crazy dog stories and used them to harass my hapless heroine during her Danish vacation. Shamu would gallop toward any body of water he spotted. A lake, river, nice fountain, you name it! If you happened to be dragged along with him, he didn’t mind. The more the merrier! Don’t worry, there is plenty of water in Copenhagen to tempt a fun-loving Newfoundland dog. One might see various fountains, a paddle boat pond in Tivoli Gardens, or even a restaurant that is actually a pirate ship floating on a lake. Add a bunch of dog hair and slobber and this crazy RomCom hits a bit close to home for someone who actually owns a Newfoundland dog.
As a prize, I’m offering notecards that feature our current Newfy (Princess Leia Freyja) in all her hairy glory as well as a box of Danish chocolates and a paperback copy of the book.
May your day be full of adventure … but not quite as much as Morgan endures in Copenhagen Cozenage. God Bless!
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To celebrate her tour, Kristen is giving away the grand prize package of a box of Ingeborg’s Danish chocolates, plus six blank notecards with Newfoundland dog photos on the front, and a paperback copy of the book!!
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