Best of Texas Book Award for Mystery Series: Genny’s Ballad by Becki Willis

Being kidnapped is only the beginning of her troubles… 

Genny’s Ballad by Becki Willis has received the Best in Texas Book Award for Mystery Series. The award is presented by the Texas Association of Authors.

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The Story:

By all accounts, everyone loves Genny.

So why does someone want her dead?

There’s something special about Genesis Baker, owner of The Sister’s popular New Beginnings Café. With her dimpled smile and twinkling blue eyes, Genny has practically the entire town eating from the palm of her hand. But Genny is hiding a secret. Despite her sunny disposition and golden touch, there is heartache in her past, and heartache, they say, comes in threes.

Heartache Number One: An unwelcomed customer shows up at New Beginnings. Apparently, the restraining order against him has lapsed.

Heartache Number Two: Genny’s arch nemesis from high school returns to town. Twenty years has done nothing to mellow the bitter feud between these two women.

Heartache Number Three: As Genny finally acknowledges her feelings for a younger man—sexy firefighter Cutter Montgomery—memories of her first love come back to haunt her.

On top of it all, someone is stalking Genny, determined to make her life miserable.

As it turns out, being kidnapped is only the beginning of her troubles…

Great as a stand-alone cozy mystery, but Book Five of the award-winning The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series, voted Best Mystery Series by the Texas Association of Authors, two years in a row!

About Becki Willis:

Becki Willis, best known for her popular The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series and Forgotten Boxes, always dreamed of being an author. In November of ’13, that dream became a reality.

Since that time, she has published over a dozen books, won first place honors for Best Mystery Series, Best Suspense Fiction, Best Paranormal Fiction, and Best Audio Book, and has introduced her imaginary friends to readers around the world.

An avid history buff, Becki likes to poke around in old places and learn about the past. Other addictions include reading, writing, junking, unraveling a good mystery, and coffee. She loves to travel but believes coming home to her family and her Texas ranch is the best part of any trip.

Becki is a member of the Association of Texas Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, and the Brazos Writers organization. She attended Texas A&M University and majored in Journalism.

Review by Jeanie Jackson:

I love the people, the town, and the plots of this series. I first got drawn in because the setting is small-town Texas; that is one I can well related to. Everything about the books keeps me coming back. The main characters feel like they could be people

I know, the plots are intriguing and I don’t think I have figured on our early. The town and townspeople, both good and bad bring realism and color to the fun stories. I love that romance if a part of every book but it is balanced with all the other elements and works through the series.

Genny and Cutter have had a major part of each of the other books, but this one is theirs. Gennie is still hesitant about admitting she has feelings for a guy nine years younger than her but Cutter refuses to let anything except Genny’s feelings slow him down. I like that he respects her concerns.

When an old stalker comes to town, his goes on high alert and it turns out for a very good reason. Gennie is a strong woman except when it comes to Cutter. I love the humor and friendship they share as much as the romance.

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