Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Christin Brecher's 15 Minutes of Flame Blog Tour with a Spotlight, Recipe and Giveaway


I am so excited to have Christin Brecher here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews with a Spotlight, Recipe and Giveaway.

Thanks Christin and Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for allowing me to join your 15 Minutes of Flame Blog Tour!

Please take it away, Christin!


Stella’s Favorite Clam Chowder

The secret? Quahog clams which are found along the shores of the Cape and islands!

Try this recipe from Nantucket Sampler of Recipes from The Homestead

And learn more about the Homestead of Nantucket at


4 – 5 thin slices fat salty pork
1 onion
3 – 4 medium-sized potatoes
1 quart dry quahogs
2 level teaspoons flour
1 quart milk
1 quart water
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper


Fry pork and remove from kettle.

Fry finely chopped onions and potatoes in the fat until they are golden brown.

Add hot water (1 quart or 3 pints).

Cook 10 – 15 minutes.

Wash the quahogs, removing the dark part from the stomachs. Chop or grind the quahogs quite fine.

Cook with above for 15 minutes. Do not use any quahog water.

Add flour thickening stirred with milk, butter, and seasoning.

This will serve 7 or 8 people.

By Linda Backus

Based on material featured in Nantucket Sampler of  Recipes from The Homestead, third revised edition, published by The Homestead of Nantucket, 1992

15 Minutes of Flame (Nantucket Candle Maker Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Kensington (August 25, 2020)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721438
ISBN-13: 978-1496721433
Digital ASIN: B082WR2LH6

As Stella Wright’s Nantucket candle store thrives, her knack for solving mysteries burns equally bright — especially when a Halloween haunted house uncovers evidence of a centuries-old murder.

When Stella’s friend inherits a creaky, abandoned home in Nantucket, she knows it’s the perfect setting for the town’s annual Halloween fundraiser. A deserted, boarded-up building on the property — once used as a candle-making shop — adds to the creepy ambiance. But as Stella explores the shack’s dilapidated walls, she discovers a terrible secret: the skeleton of a Quaker woman, wrapped in blood-soaked clothing and hidden deep within a stone hearth.

While police investigate, Stella wastes no time asking for help from friends with long ties to Nantucket’s intricate history. The key to the murder may lie within a scorching 18th century love triangle that pit two best friends against one another over a dubious man. But before the case is solved, another life will be claimed — leaving Stella to wonder who in Nantucket is friend, and who is foe.


About Christin Brecher

Christin Brecher was born and raised in NYC, where her family and many childhood friends still reside. As such, she feels she is as much of a small-town girl as any. The idea to write the Nantucket Candle Maker series sprang from her life-long connection to the small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Spending summers there as a child, Christin read from her family’s library of mystery novels, after which she began to imagine stories inspired by the island’s whaling heyday, its notoriously foggy nights, and during long bike rides to the beach. After many years in marketing for the publishing industry, followed by years raising her children, Murder’s No Votive Confidence is Christin’s debut novel. Visit her at

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