Monday, February 17, 2014

"New in Town" by Susan Zutautas

You might already know Susan from her blog Everything Susan. If you do, hurrah! If you do not, I encourage you to visit. Susan has a warm spirit and pleasant nature that resonates with her readers. And she is now a published author too!!


New in Town was published in the summer of 2013, so it is fairly new to the market, and looking to obtain its audience. It is a very well-written short story (62 pages) about a young woman who moves to Toronto to start her life anew. Knowing only a cousin who lives in the same apartment building, Morag sets about to live her new life to the fullest, and is well on her way to doing so, when a series of unthinkables begin to happen. Without killing the mystery for you (pun intended), I will note that there is a man involved, a good looking one at that; a break-in; and a resulting case that must be solved.

The power of friendship and family support comes alive in this short story, in ways that you would never expect, and the story leaves you longing for more long after the last page of it has been closed. I cannot help but wonder what path Morag will take after the grand finale, and my last thought after reading, was this book deserves a sequel. :)

You can learn more about the book by visiting Amazon. It is available on Kindle for $1.99.

I hope you'll give Susan a hello, or a hearty congrats on her fairly new publish by visiting her blog: http://everythingsusanandmore.blogspot.com. You can also follow her on Facebook, G+, and/or Twitter.

146 comments:

Sandee said...

Sounds like a good read. Yes indeed.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I haven't yet met Susan Zutautas, but am happy to meet her. New In Town sounds like a great read.

Emily Stephens said...

New In Town sounds like a great short story. I'm going to check it out!

Monica said...

I really love how you cover it all. I can find new things for my kiddos and even things for me! Sound like a good read. :)

MikiHope said...

I just went in and bought it-love new authors and this sounds like a book I would enjoy and maybe review once I get to read it!

Kay Adeola said...

I have never heard of this book but i think it would be a good read thank you for sharing.

Colette S said...

I'm all for short and sweet stories! I only have so much time to concentrate :) That is why it's hard for me to do book reviews :) And yet I love books so much.

Thanks for the intro!

mail4rosey said...

It's a good one. :) Fabulous day to you too, Sandee.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Terry. Susan's got a great blog, I bet you'll like it over there. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit, Emily. :)

mail4rosey said...

We're a one-stop shop over here, Monica. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Wonderful! I hope you like it. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting. :)

mail4rosey said...

I can def. relate, Colette. My list of long books to read is bigger than I will ever find time for, but I keep trying. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Great review! It sounds like a good read and one you don't want to put down. Congrats to Susan on being published - that's so awesome!

mail4rosey said...

I bet it is a great feeling to have your book published. Thanks for visiting, Tammy. :)

Jaredamy said...

Thank you for introducing me to Susan and her newest book! I love new books, and will have to add it to my Amazon Wish List for safe keeping.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Isabella Grey said...

Well that sounds like an interesting book. Not quite my genre of choice, but I bet my aunt would love it!

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I love a great mystery book. This New In Town book sounds very fascinating and that it could be a really fun read.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Congratulations to her! It's a big undertaking to get a book published, so I'm really happy for her!

Shell said...

Sounds like a good read! And yay for her for getting published!

Janine Huldie said...

I love Susan and totally follow her blog, so thank you for sharing about her book here today! :)

Lawna Noe said...

I always love when a good looking man is involved! Wink, wink!

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Oooh a good looking man ;-) Thanks for introducing Susan and the book. I like to support bloggers/authors so I will be getting it.

Karen Glatt said...

I got a lot of free Kindle Books today, and this Kindle Book is not a lot of money. I will have to write the title down and get it when I buy some books. I like the story and would love to read it!

Elephant's Child said...

Yet another blogger who puts temptation in my weak-willed way. Thank you, I think and a big CONGRATULATIONS to Susan.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love that it's available for the Kindle. Not everything is (and it should be). This sounds like a good read!

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Ok so I got the bait :) liked your description of the book. On to her site.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This book sounds like a great read and, I agree with you, the power of friendship is a great thing.

Susan Zutautas said...

Rosey Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review! You've totally made my day! So glad that you enjoyed the book and will let you know as soon as the sequel is out.

Lindsey Paris said...

Don't you just LOVE the prices on ebooks? I feel like I can read every new book that comes out!

Angie Barrett said...

I don't think I know Susan, I'll have to go check out her blog! Before that though I'm going to go check out this book for my Kindle!

Kelly Umphenour said...

It's a great book and I loved your review!

Pam said...

I love short stories because I actually have time to read them. I will have to check this one out.

Ann Jones said...

I'm a big fan of short stories since I never seem to have time to read due to my two boys :) Sounds like something I should look into!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Sounds like a wonderful read

Beth said...

Looks like a great story! Thanks for hosting. I always love to read about new books.

Pat Hatt said...

Short stories are great, sounds like a good one too

Paige Nicole said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks for reviewing it for us!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

This definitely looks like a great book to read. Wow!

mail4rosey said...

Thank you for stopping over to read about it. :)

mail4rosey said...

It was a good one. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hope you share the link with your aunt. :) Thanks for stopping by!

mail4rosey said...

I didn't want to put my Kindle down. Those are the best kind of books. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Liz. I am sure it is awesome to see your hard work put into print when you are a writer. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Shell. And thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

High five to you for being a supporter too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Why, whatever do you mean?? (said in my best Scarlet O'Hara voice). :)

mail4rosey said...

From one author to another. You totally rock (but I already knew that). :)

mail4rosey said...

Ohh, Karen! I love when I find free Kindle books that interest me. Once in awhile I find an author I really love that way!!

Thanks for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

lol, I face the same book-buying temptations, let me tell you!! Thank you for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

I never thought I'd be a big Kindle reader, but I totally do like it now. :)

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah! I'm glad you've gone to visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

It really is, and it's not as easy to find once you grow up as it was when you were a kiddo. :)

mail4rosey said...

I was happy to read and write about it. I look forward to the sequel! :)

mail4rosey said...

I love them, but I wonder if authors do???

Thanks for visiting!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Angie. Susan's got a nice blog running, and it's a good book. :)

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah, I'm glad you read it!! Thank you for your visit!

mail4rosey said...

Me too!! I love longer stories too, but it's so hard to fit them in that I rarely, rarely, rarely find the time!!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Ann.

I totally get the time thing, I have the same thing going on here. An island vacation for time to do nothing but frolic on the beach and read would be so divine. :)

mail4rosey said...

A visit from another author, hurrah! Your long book was the one exception I have made in a long time, for time (to read something lengthy) and it was so worth it!! I'm a sucker for The Count of Monte Cristo anyway... so to me that was a big treat.

Thanks for reading about Susan's book!

mail4rosey said...

I love to learn about new authors and books too. Thanks for the visit!

mail4rosey said...

It's like author day over here today... another great author in the house, and you've got more books than anyone else I know!

Thanks for commenting on Susan's book, it was a really good one!!

mail4rosey said...

It really was a joy to read. Thank you for your visit!

mail4rosey said...

Def. a good one! Thanks for your visit. :)

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a great sounding book - there is something heartwarming about friends and family :) x

mail4rosey said...

Agreed. Thanks for your visit, Sarah-Louise. :)

jaime said...

Sounds like a great book. Definitely going to have to grab the Kindle version!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love books that leave you wanting more after you have finished the last page. Congrats on the new book! I am going to add this to my must read list!

Cara said...

Looks like an interesting read! Going to add this to my list as you can't beat the price!

Teresa Moody said...

I bet this would be a good one! I love print, but sometimes, the ebook is more affordable.

BrettBMartin said...

how exciting!! a fellow blogger gets published- that's no easy feat!!

Kecia said...

Your review of this story has me wanting to check it out. To Amazon, I go!

Robyn Annemarie said...

Sounds like a a great story I will certainly have to check it out!

DWei said...

I have my textbooks to read instead unfortunately. :(

musingsonmotherhoodmidlife said...

Congrats. This sounds like a good story. It's hard to find a good short story that flows, so will need to check it out.

Ashley Wintters said...

Sounds like a good book and I do like the cover. Amazon kindle books are such wonderful things :)

Annie said...

That sounds like a good short story to read. Kindle books rock :)

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love short stories so I might need to check this out!

Anonymous said...

I'm a sucker for an inexpensive books. I've found many new authors this way

Elisebet F said...

That's a great price! And it's short enough that I can read it while my son's napping. Thanks for sharing!

Jinxy and Me said...

I don't read short stories often. This sounds interesting.

Amanda & Jenni said...

I love short stories because I feel like I don't have as much time as I used to have to enjoy reading a big novel. Once I start a big novel I can't put it down. Short stories help me getting my reading in...without staying up til 4 in the morning!

Kristi Maloney said...

I really like the fact that this mystery story is only 62 pages. I can commit to 62 pages! The story sounds like a great read.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading, Jaime! :)

mail4rosey said...

Awesome. :) Thanks for the visit, Theresa.

mail4rosey said...

I know! The beauty of a Kindle. :)

mail4rosey said...

Ditto that sentiment!

mail4rosey said...

I know. I think it's rocking awesome. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit (here and there). :)

mail4rosey said...

Gracias!

mail4rosey said...

Or fortunately!! Since you rocked your mid-terms. High five to you for that!

mail4rosey said...

This one does flow nicely. I'm glad I got to read it.

mail4rosey said...

I like that cover too, Ashley! Very elegant, but suspenseful with that black rose on there. :)

mail4rosey said...

I love the Kindle when I'm a passenger in a car!

mail4rosey said...

Short is doable, seems like we're all so busy! Thanks for stopping over, Katherine! This was a good book.

mail4rosey said...

Me too. I'm a late comer to the Kindle trend, but I'm really starting to like it. :)

mail4rosey said...

Right! The length of it was perfect! I'd much rather have a book leave me wanting to know more than having it too long to finish easily.
Thanks for stopping over to visit!

mail4rosey said...

It was refreshing to do nothing but read for a bit. :)

mail4rosey said...

I've been known to do that too... it's nice, but leaves you a mess the next day. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I can too, Kristi! I imagine it's hard to get a good story in like that too, w/only 62 pages. Double hats off to Susan. :)

Thanks for your visit!

Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) said...

sounds like a good book. I like shorter books so this is something I could definitely attempt at getting into

mail4rosey said...

It's nice to get lost in a book for a bit. This story was the perfect size for a car drive (I was the passenger ;) ).

Maddi'sMommy said...

I'm definitely intrigued and at only $1.99 it's so worth the buy!

Pam said...

I love novellas. My kind of reading because I can finish it and not forget what the beginning was about, LOL. I will have to check this one out.

A Mom's Take said...

I like reading stories with a really strong friendship element. I'm trying to learn how to be a better friend.

Krystal Butherus said...

Short stories are about all I have time for nowadays! Thanks for the review.

Fabulous Perks said...

I should definitely start reading short stories. I have so much going on. I am currently reading a book and it's been over 4 weeks. Usually it never take me this long.

Courtney Pies said...

This is my first time hearing of Susan Zutautas. I will have to check out New in Town, though, because it sounds like a great mystery!

Eliz Frank said...

Another great read for the coming weekend. TY Rosie for this one.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

Thanks for sharing! I have a stack of books on my "to read" list that's waiting for me!

Young At Heart Mommy said...

This sounds like a good read to add to my collection. I love a good book and this really does seem like something I would enjoy.

Kenda said...

Thank you for the recommendation. I'm always looking for new books - I love ending my day reading a few chapters.

Jennifer Zimmerman said...

Sounds like a good one. I love a well-written short story.

Melanie said...

Sooo excited that you got published... sounds like a good one.. can't wait to read it all.. Loved the review..

Pauline Cabrera said...

This is an unfamiliar book to me and the author as well. I love books and I would like to be exposed to other authors. So I might as well try Zutautas. :)

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Wow - Seems like a totally good read! Cheap too!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

$1.99 on Amazon is a great deal! Congrats to Susan on her book!

Amanda said...

Sounds like a good read! It's been a while since I've sat down with a good book

mail4rosey said...

It is a great price. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit, Pam. :)

mail4rosey said...

Being (and having) a good friend is something we take for granted in our youth, and something that becomes very cherished when we're older. :) -

mail4rosey said...

I can relate. :)

mail4rosey said...

My reading list is longer than I have the time to invest too.

mail4rosey said...

The characters were very easy to picture while reading, and even after the book was done.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you too, for the visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

My husband and I had so many 'to read soon' books on our night tables that we had to move them to the drawer. :)

mail4rosey said...

Susan's got a nice talent. :)

mail4rosey said...

Reading is a nice way to end a day. :)

mail4rosey said...

She did a great job with this one, I really enjoyed it.

mail4rosey said...

Susan Zutautas, a blogging friend, was published. Not me. I don't have that kind of talent. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hope you like it! I thought it was really good. I can't wait for the next installment to come out. :)

mail4rosey said...

That is a great thing about the Kindle!! It brings us very low book prices. :)

mail4rosey said...

I know. And I'm excited for her too. :) Thank you for your visit!

mail4rosey said...

Something we so took for granted in our youth, time to read! Right?? :)

Candy said...

Ebook prices are so awesome!! Def one I need to read soon! Thanks for the wonderful review!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for swinging over to read it. :)

Janeane Davis said...

This book sounds interesting. I want to check it out since it is from a fellow blogger.

Onica MommyFactor said...

I like the idea of an adventure after moving to a new town. This book sounds like a great read

Eliz Frank said...

This sounds like a great read. I love your review and the cover too.

mail4rosey said...

I like to support fellow bloggers too. Thanks for your visit. :)

mail4rosey said...

Sometimes moving is good, other times... maybe not. ;) Thanks for you visit!

mail4rosey said...

Isn't that cover fantastic?? I like it too. :)

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Finished it last night! Thanks for the recommendation. I'll reach out to Susan and let her know.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Kenya. :) You're pretty awesome. :)