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For years, USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes has been publishing numerous mystery and romance titles with unprecedented success. She is famous not only for her hilarious plot lines and quirky characters, but her tremendous marketing efforts that have earned her thousands of followers and a devoted street team of fans.
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"I don't think anyone writes Southern charm and Southern mystery like this author. Kenni is back and is still serving as sheriff, along with her Poppa, although she is the only one that can see him. But another murder has turned up and she is going..." Read more of this review »
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"Another great read in the Kenni Lowry Mystery series. Kenni is the sheriff of Cottonwood KY. You are hit with the murder right away in the story. Kenni and Finn receive a call from Myrna about a dead body in her greenhouse. The body is that of Owe..." Read more of this review »
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"Southern Fried is the second book in the Kenni Lowery Mystery series.

A small town Sheriff, supported by her recently deceased Poppa and a very sexy Deputy Sheriff. How can you not like a book that has mystery, sexual tension, ghosts, dogs and hum..." Read more of this review »
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“Darla never kept any keepsakes. She said that the memories I needed to keep were the ones in my head.”
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“I won't tell if you don't." I winked.
Granny laughed.
In the South, a wink speaks louder than words.”
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“I'll be glad when this election is over!" Mary Anna yelled out the window of her car. She pulled the silver convertible classic Mercedes into the driveway of Eternal Slumber. "I was mobbed by O'Dell's sister and my momma this morning before I even had my boobs tucked in.”
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message 6: by Toni

Toni Tonya! Help! I lost my invite to Charlotte in August and I want to attend. I live in Charlotte and in Mississippi but I'll be in Charlotte that very week so I want to come. How do I find that invite again?

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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Tonya.

Maureen Mullis Hi Tonya! Thank you for inviting a fellow author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels What Would Nancy Do?, In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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James Piper Thanks Tonya for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Tonya,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! I hope you will put my books, A Real Basket Case, To Hell in a Handbasket, and the recently released Deadly Currents, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for free mystery books, sign up for my email newsletter at: .
- Beth

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