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Charlaine Harris Excerpt: Sleep Like a Baby

Charlaine Harris

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris is the 10th book in the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries series (available September 26, 2017).

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Robin and Aurora have finally begun their adventure in parenting. With newborn Sophie proving to be quite a handful, Roe’s mother pays for a partially trained nurse, Virginia Mitchell, to come help the new parents for a few weeks. Virginia proves to be especially helpful when Robin has to leave town for work and Roe is struck with a bad case of the flu.

One particularly stormy night, Roe wakes to hear her daughter crying and Virginia nowhere to be found. Roe's brother Philip helps her search the house and they happen upon a body outside… but it isn’t Virginia’s. Now, not only does she have a newborn to care for and a vulnerable new marriage to nurture, Roe also has to contend with a new puzzle — who is this mystery woman dead in their backyard, and what happened to Virginia? This heart-pounding and exciting next installment of the Aurora Teagarden series will leave fans happy and hungry for more.

Chapter 1

I was standing at the backyard fence, watching the Herman twins (a) play with their dog, and (b) water their flowers. It was early in the morning, the only time of day it was tolerable for me to go outside in July in Georgia, since I was approximately as big as a rhinoceros. 

“Are you past your due date, Roe?” Peggy called, as she tossed a ball for Chaka for at least the twentieth time. 

I sighed. “Yes, three days.” I’d put on my new cerise-framed glasses to cheer myself up. During my whole pregnancy, I hadn’t cared which pair I wore, because I’d been so absorbed in my changing body. I’d pretty much gotten over that by now. 

Lena turned the hose off and came over. (I had learned to identify them by their hair. Lena parted hers on the right.) Both the sisters were in great shape. They took turns walking the dog and they played tennis. Peggy and Lena were very self-sufficient in the household-repair department, too. I found them admirable and daunting. 

“I was early with my twins,” Lena said. “Three weeks. But they were fine.” 

“Where do they live now?” I knew they weren’t local. “Cindy lives in Maine, and Mindy is in Spartanburg.” “Peggy has a son, right?” I thought I’d met him once. “Kevin. He’s in Atlanta, but he’s a doctor and a dad, so he doesn’t have much spare time.”

I nodded. It seemed like all I had now was time, but I could imagine being busy. Instead of waiting. And waiting. For the baby who would not arrive. I watched Peggy give Chaka a series of commands, all of which Chaka obeyed promptly. 

“What kind of dog is he?” I said. He was clearly something. I’d never seen a dog like him. 

“Rhodesian ridgeback.” Lena smiled. “We got him from a rescue group. We couldn’t have spent the money to buy a puppy. But he’d been . . .” 

Suddenly, I felt a gush of warmth. Oh my God, I thought, embarrassed beyond belief. I can’t control my bladder. This is the rock bottom. 

“Well,” Lena said calmly, her gaze following my own horrified stare. “This is the end of your wait, I think. Your water just broke.” 

For just one moment, I was the only adult in the room. In my arms was the most important person in the world, Sophie Abigail Crusoe, two hours old. She’s perfect, I thought, marveling. I’m the luckiest woman in the world. My daughter had just been presented to me as a swaddled bundle. I’d barely caught a glimpse of her as she emerged from her nine-months residence. Yielding to an irresistible urge, I unwrapped her just to make sure every part of her was present and in order. She was perfect. And she didn’t like being unwrapped. Sophie made her dissatisfaction known in no uncertain terms, and I hastily (and clumsily) re-swaddled her. I felt guilty. I’d made Sophie cry, for the first time. 

My husband, Robin, stuck his head around the door and eased inside, as if he weren’t sure he was welcome. “How are you?” he asked me for the twentieth time. “How is she?” 

Robin might be feeling a little guilty, too, because I hadn’t had the easiest labor. In our childbirth class I’d met a second-time mother who’d told me she didn’t know what all the big fuss was about. She’d felt like she had indigestion for an hour; then her baby had popped out. 

About midway during the twelve hours it had taken me to bring Sophie into the world—twelve very long hours—if that woman had walked in my room, and I’d had a gun, I’d have shot her dead. 

But it had all been worth it. 

“I’m fine,” I said. “Just tired. And she’s so great. All eight pounds.” I held her out to him, smiling. “And she has red hair.” Red-haired Robin took Sophie as carefully as if she were an ancient Ming vase. He looked down at the tiny face, and my heart clenched at his expression. He was totally smitten. “Can I put in a moat around our house, and build a ten-foot wall?” he asked.

“I don’t think the neighbors would approve,” I said. “We’ll just have to do the best we can to keep harm away from her.” I tried to stifle a yawn, but I couldn’t. “Honey, I’m going to sleep,” I said. “You’re on watch.” 

Even as a mother of two hours’ experience, I was sure one of us should be on duty at all times. 

As I drifted into sleep, feeling I deserved it for a job well done, I counted all the people who already loved Sophie: my mother, her husband, Robin’s mother, Robin’s siblings, my half brother, Phillip . . . and I felt so blessed that Sophie had been born into this protective circle. 

Though the moat and fence seemed a wise precaution. 

Copyright © 2017 Charlaine Harris.
 

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Charlaine Harris, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. She is the author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, which are the basis for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Aurora Teagarden original movies; the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series, which was the basis for the HBO show True Blood; the Shakespeare mysteries; the Harper Connelly mysteries; and the Cemetery Girl mysteries. Harris now lives in Texas with her husband.

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298 comments
Pat Dupuy
1. Pat D
How wonderful Charlaine picked this series back up to continue the story!
Celia Fowler
2. bobandcelia
I've seen the Aurora Teagarden mysteries on the Hallmark Channel, but have not read any of the books yet. I think it's time to start!
Jane Schwarz
3. Janeschwarz
Sounds like a great begining to a fun cozy (or not so cozy) mystery. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
4. AMBER L HUGHEY
I am soooo looking forward to this book!
5. Sharon Connor
Can't wait to read This! Hope I win!
6. Jessica Kimbel
I haven't read anything in thi series yet, but I loved the Sookie & Bill series. Still my favorite books!
7. Karri smith
I am so excited to read this book!! I have loved every other book she wrote! Man I can't wait!!
Gail Lewis
8. glicenogle
I first read the Sookie Stackhouse series, then found the rest of Ms. Harris' books. I enjoy her writing. I'm excited about a new Aurora Teagarden book!
9. Megan Brungard
I have read and reread ALL of Charlaine's series' several time as well as the graphic novels and Tv shows and hallmark movies! Cannot wait for more for Aurora!
10. Cara Dube
I love the books and the films. Different, but close enough to I think being enjoyable. I would love to win the newest installlent!
12. Dawn Kiefer
Absolutely love Charlaine Harris have everything she's written. Can't wait to read this one too.
13. Jo Fuller
I can't wait to read this one and add it to my Aurora Teagarden collection.
14. Amanda Gates
I love this series!!!! Can't wait for this book to release.
15. Mindy Elliott
Can't wait!
16. Karen Stoner
This is one of my favorite series of Charlaine Harris'. I've enjoyed them all!
17. Janna Ward
Can’t wait to read this!!
18. SUE CRICHTON
I love all of Charlaines books. I am glad she is continuing the series.
19. Elizabeth Speer
I am reading the Midnight Texas series now (finally!). Can't wait to read this one too!
20. Ellie Shirley
This is my favorite of your series so excited to see another Roe book.
21. Mallory Stout
She is becoming my new favorite author.
22. Blanca
Thank you for this teaser. I can not wait to read the whole thing. I really like the aurora series, it shows me how Charlaine Harris is very versatile in her writing. Since I read the Sookie series first. Supes or not, she pulls me in with her characters. I can get enough.
Michele Schubert
23. Michele
Looking forward to reading the ongoing adventures of Roe.
24. Jess
So excited to visit with Robin and Roe again! And to meet Sophie!
26. Shannon Jones
I have been waiting for the new book! I'm so excited! And PS LOVED the Midnight Series premire!
27. Gloria Pietruszka
I can't wait to read the rest! Love her books!HABITAT
28. Sheri Cruz
Love all your books and would love to win!
29. Katie Souza
I can not wait to read this!
Jefre Johannson
30. Jefre
I just re-read the series for the 3rd time. I'm so excited about the new book!
31. Jefre
I'm so excited about the new book!!
Christine Steffens
32. csteffens
Absolutely love all books by Charlaine Harris and have read all many times! I own everything and the tv series too. Her Midnight Texas series ties so many of her stories together! Even Aurora I believe is tied to story in the book!
33. Sydney Clifford
Can't wait!!!
34. tamara bea
I ? all of Charlaine's books! So excited to read this!
35. Cathy-Ann
I can't wait to read the whole book!!!!
36. vickie
You are an amazing author! I love everything I've read
37. Patricia Brown
So anxious to read the new book, have reread the pervious 2 while waiting for this one.
38. Michele O.
I love this series!
39. Kat Rourke
Charlaine is my favorite author and I have read everything she has written. I love when there is a new book to devour!
40. Amanda J Nuckoles
Aurora Teagarden is my favorite character of yours. I cannot wait to read this next book! I have read literally everything Charlaine Harris has written.
41. TracyPe
Would love to read!
42. Tanya Dehne
Can't wait to read the next teagarden book. What kind of trouble will happen with a child in the story.
44. Sandra Fant
So excited to see something new from Charlaine!
karen ballard
45. klnelams
Love this series! Can't wait to read next installment!
karen ballard
45. klnelams
Love this series! Can't wait to read next installment!
46. Susan Feild
Have read every book and thor6 enjoyed everyone Aurora seems like a friend.
Hope for another Harper Connelly book.
Penny Hill
47. bkerlady574
I am so pleased that Charlaine returned to Aurora's story! Roe has been pregnant much longer than 9 months.
Penny Hill
47. bkerlady574
I am so pleased that Charlaine returned to Aurora's story! Roe has been pregnant much longer than 9 months.
Kathleen Pearlman
48. KMadduxPearlman27
I always like Charlaine Harris. She has so many characters - Aurora seems to be the only non-supernatural of the bunch. I like her. The baby should add to the storyline.
50. Emmyl
I'm so excited, this series is my happy place!
51. LindaE
I love Ms Harris's books!
Thanks gor the chance!
I follow on facebook.
52. Angie Parish
I absolutely love this series. I have not only read them all, but watch the movies on Hallmark channel.
53. Joyce clayton
Sounds like the beginning of another great book. I have everything that you have wrote and love your writing
54. Ashley Goldsmith
Love this series and cannot wait to read this latest installment!
55. Sara Fuller
Thank you for the chance!
56. Angie Caldwell
One if all time favorite series. I love Roe!!
57. Michele S.
I am so excited for this book!!
58. Misty Hinton
Sounds amazing!! CH is one of my all time fav authors. Thanks for the chance!!xx
59. Marissa s
Can't wait to read this, Harris is such a great writer.
60. Kerry Bunker
Thank you for the opportunity!!
61. Jennifer Powell
I've still got several books to go before I can read this one, but it would be nice to have when I get there!!
63. Carol Cleary
I can't wait till it is released!
64. Naomi Arvidson
Looking forward to it!
65. Aurora
The Aurora Books are my absolute favorite that Charlaine writes. I can not describe how happy I was when I learned we were getting more Roe adventures!
Rochelle Strzykalski
66. Strzykar
I'm so excited for the new book! Great early birthday present for myself.
68. Luv2Read75
This book seems amazing, even with the little bit that I got to read.
69. Helen Wolf
Love all your books and love listening to you talk about your characters and being an author :)
70. Valerie McCauley
Can't wait to read this!
71. Amanda King
I love Roe truly one of my favorite series you have written. And i have literally read everyone by you. It was a dream to meet you.
72. Sharon ploski
Love all her books can't wait!
73. Deb M
I can't wait to read this book!
74. Kristy Nix
Love it can't wait...love all the auroa teagarden books
Samantha Bury
75. sammyjo14
Can't wait to read it! Love this series.
John Smith
76. jsmith2jsmith
I have not yet read any Charlaine Harris, alas!
Heather Geeo
77. TwilightsEdge
I can't wait to be able to read it!! I really hope I win????
Heather Geeo
78. TwilightsEdge
Second try is a charm I hope. I have registered, click link in new user confirmation welcome email from you guys and am logged in as best as I can tell because I don't see anywhere for login on this site. So if it doesn't work this time please help me know where to login. Thanks
Christine Steffens
79. csteffens
You who have not read the series are in for a real treat!
80. Tara Bernstrom
I love it so far. Can't wait for it to come out!
Rhonda Burkhardt
81. RDBurkhardt
Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Glad a new book is coming out. Love the movies but nothing compares to a great book.
82. Laura cross
Win or loose I will have this book in my library.
83. KristinH
I can not wait to read this latest installment!
84. Lois Hoffman
I can't wait to get a copy. Looking forward to reading it.
85. Renata Andres
I'm beyond happy that Charlene Harris picked up this series again.
Lisa Cody
86. Lmgcody
Thanks for the chance to win! I've been looking forward to reading this!
87. Nikki McComas
I'm a huge fan of Ms. Harris. Her Aurora series is my favorite. I'd love to win a copy of the upcoming book!
88. Cara
How awesome! I just read all the books in the series! I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the chance.
Renee Grindle
89. Grindlet
I have read all of her books! I have loved her since Aurora Teagarden!! My favorite is the Grave series with Harper Connelly. To be honest, I liked them better than the Sookie series. I thoroughly enjoyed Midnight Crossroads, Dayshift, Nightshift as well. She is my favorite author. I look forward to reading this.
90. Lynn Gates
Sounds like a great start to another great Aurora Teagarden mystery!
91. Sonjave
My favorite author!!
92. Ethalee Gendron
I love everything you have written!! Aurora Teagarden is my absolute favorite. I am reading Midnight ,Texas again. Watched it on tv. Awesomeness!!!
93. Amy griffith
I love all her books. Our daughters played softball together!
94. Shannon Scroggins
It sounds like it's going to be great!
95. Frances Eby
Love that she had a baby. ??
Jennifer Manjarez
96. Manjarez
So excited!! I'm THE biggest fan of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and can't wait to start reading this series!
97. l young
Luv Aurura mysteries. And TV shows!
98. Lisa Evans
Pick me, pick me! Ooh, I can't wait.
Kara Lauren
99. karatheredhead
I have read most of the Sookie Stackhouse books, so now I need to start on the Aurora series!
100. Chelsea Staab
I can't wait for this next installment in the Aurora Teagarden books, she is one of my favorite characters of Charlaine Harris! I have read every book she has written and this series in particular continues to grow more and more interesting with the new added characters!
I look forward to reading it!
101. Veronica sawyer
I can't wait to read this! Love the series.
102. Charlotte Parker
I have read all your books and watched your movies. And I love your new show Midnight. I also got my mom reading your books. I hope I win!!!
103. Elyse Thibodeaux
I love this series! Can't wait for this one to come out.
104. Bonnie Ford
I hope to win please!! Love your books!!
105. Michele Courtney
Love Charmaine Harris and would love a copy!
I loved grave sight, an Ice cold grave, and grave surprise
Kelley Shaw
106. kel321
I love her books and can't wait to read this one.
107. Dalqliesh L Townsend
I love the True blood series and I bet this one is awesome as well. I love to win a copy of this book.
108. Ljf07261978
Love Charlaine Harris!
109. Jennybee77
Can't wait to read this! There's nothing like a Charlaine Harris book, you always want more!
110. Anna Fioretti-Grosso
So glad this series continues. Yay!
111. Shiela
I love her books.
112. Christina Katz
I love Charlaine Harris, I just started reading Real Murders. Love Aurora Teagarden.
113. Jan Annee
Love all of Charlaine's book. Really want to win this a copy of this newest one!
114. Nicola Elwood
I love the Aurora Teagarden series. I cannot wait to read this one!
115. Tracy Stonefield-Peters
Can't wait to read!
116. Sofia V
I'm currently reading LAST Scene Alive and absolutely Love this series!! I hope Charlaine Harris continues to add many more books to this series!!!
117. Rachel m.
I love this!!!!!!! I cant wait to read the rest of it
Nicolw Bohrn
118. NicoleB
Oh... I am so happy for Roe. She deserves so much happiness.

The Teagarden series is one of my absolute favorites. I was so excited to hear that Mrs. Harris had written All the Little Liars. So excited that she followed up.so soon with Roe's story. Can't wait to read the rest of Sleep Like A Baby.
119. Sheryl Engler
Looking for to the continuation. Of the series!
Beth Saluga
120. boone0327@aol.com
Love all of her books!! Very excited to read the rest of Sleep Like A Baby!!!!!
M Lee
121. Emell
I'm glad that there is a new book coming out. It will be interesting with a new baby and all that.
122. Molly Netterville
Charlaine Harris is/has been my favorite author for years! I love all her books! She inspires me daily! My mom and I used to discuss her books all the time! My mom passed away 3years ago so I continue to enjoy Charlaine's books for the both of us! Thank you for bringing your amazing characters to life!!!
123. Sheila Golding
I love her books. I totally want to read this!!
Tilya Petrus
124. Tilya
Would love to win this thanks for the chance
125. Karen Ordway
I am definitely captured by this tid bit and look forward to reading this series now. Thank you for your wonderful works of the imagination.
126. Deana Livingston
Thank you Charlaine for being such a great author!! I enjoy reading your books and would feel privileged to receive an advanced copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity!
127. Christina Hernandez
Yay! So excited!
Barbara Rucker
128. sunnysc
Love this series! So happy the adventures continue!
129. Elizabeth Betancourt
I want it!!!
130. Meredith
Can't wait to get this!
131. Staci Sawtelle
Enjoyed the excerpt. Big fan! My water broke as I was getting my epidural!
132. Wendi Lark
Omg!! I know they will make the most interesting parents. What a lucky child! Can't wait to read this one as well
133. Mariolina
So excited for the next Aurora Teagarden mystery!
135. Kira Byrd
I've been a fan since the beginning, before true blood, before midnight. I love Charlaine Harris. Everything she writes is amazing!
136. Saraya
I can't wait!
138. Catherine Johns
Oh I cannot wait to read this book. This excerpt has me so excited. I love Roe and all her adventures. I have dived (dove?) into every one of her book series I could find. And love how they can sometimes link together (Lilly Bard/Sookie/Midnight Texas. I love Harper Connelly too. Being a speed reader means I go through more books in a day than most do in a year. But I don't mind. More for me to love.
139. Lori Montz
Finally a new series to start on
140. Theresa potts
This novel sounds intriguing as well as beautiful can't wait to read the whole story.
142. Armida Strong
Soo excited for a new book by Ms Harris!
Armida Strong
143. Meanmommyof3
Can't wait for a new book from Ms Harris!
lucy owens
144. lucy12187
Excited that there's a new book from Charlaine Harris! (just started watching Midnight, Texas on TV and it's gonna be awesome too. from books to tv :)
145. Taylor Lindsey
I am soooo excited!!!
146. Carrie L Pack
I love Charlaine Harris books!! I cannot wait until this book comes out!! Thank you for the sneak peak!!! I've read every book she has written!! Thank you Charlaine! !
147. Brenda Honey
Very excited
148. Jocelynn
This immediately made me want to not put the book down.
Susan Williams
149. alexcat
I adore Aurora Teagarden and can't wait for this one. I'd love to win a copy!
150. Staci Babbitt
I can't wait to read this!!
152. Kelly Coleman
I love Charlaine Harris!
153. Bernadette Lorenzo
Always love Charlaine Harris mysteries keeps you on your toes and wanting more. But sad part is reading the whole book in two days and having to wait till the next release. But so worth the wait
154. Shenna
I can't wait,
155. Candy Mar
Yay more Charlaine Harris
156. Debora Strange
This sounds like it will be one great read!
Min Jeffords
157. Mljeffords
I love Aurora and Robin. So glad their mystery solving days are not done.
Amanda Leonardi
158. picard1900
I love this series, as I love all of Charlaine's series! Excited to read this new Aurora Teagarden book!
159. Teresa Wilson
Aurora and Robin, are finding how to be new parents. What could go wrong? lol Dad wanting to build a moat around the house.
160. Reid maceachern
Can not wait for this book!!!
161. Summer Burns
I love her writing and she is such an awesome woman!!!
Pat Murphy
162. murphyp2011
Love the series. Look forward to reading this one.
163. Selina Torres
So excited for this book!! Shes an excellent writer. I devour her books quickly!!
164. Lou Bernier
Can't wait to read the rest!
debbie blessing
165. teddeb
Love the Aurora books. Read them all at least twice. Can't
wait to read the latest one. Thanks and keep them coming.
debbie blessing
165. teddeb
Love the Aurora books. Read them all at least twice. Can't
wait to read the latest one. Thanks and keep them coming.
166. Jennifer Shiflett
I'd love to win this!
167. Pamela Edwards
Wow , sounds like another great read from CharLaine Harris !
168. Amber Thomas
Can't wait to read this book! Love that the small town I'm from is mentioned.
169. Melody Diles
I love all of Charlaine Harris's books. I'm excited we get more Aurora Teagarden!!
Chelsea Perry
170. BloodyBunny
I'm a huge fan. I've read almost all your work. I say almost since now you have a new book coming out. I love your writting and all your series. I've collected almost all your books. Seeing how I'm now missing your new. It'd would be awesome to win your new to add more to my collections
:)
171. Jeanne Stewart
I have a MLS - masters degree in Library Science - just like Aurora! I would love to win a copy of Charlaine Harris' new book! I can't get enough of her books!
172. Shannon Weston
I love reading a good mystery and Aurora is one of my favorite characters. Very glad there's another one to enjoy!
173. Elizabeth Pleasant
Sounds like going to be a great book.
174. Chris Weingarten
I've waited so long it seems for another Aurora story. Thank you.
175. Adrianne Tullock
So far I'm hooked! Can't wait to snuggle up and read it when it come out??????????
Elizabeth Briick
176. Whogrl21
I love Aurora! She is plucky and smart. A great character that has grown over the years. Looking forward to the newest book!
Lori LaBelle
177. Lorilabelle
Love Charlaine's books! I've picked up several of the Aurora Teagarden books as I'd like to start that series soon!
178. Wil Castle
Love your books ... all of your series!!
179. ckwells
When no.9 came out I had to buy all of the old ones again to be on track. Looking forward to this one. All of CH books are keepers (except when I make a move and unload some well-loved books and then must re buy) thanks.
180. Nicole ketterman
Love True Blood and Midnight Texas
Christine Steffens
181. csteffens
I wonder how many more books she plans to add to the Aurora series. Or maybe more for Midnight Texas series? Just keep the books coming, love EVERYTHING you write Charlaine please!
Erica Sprague
182. Sprague10
Charlaine Harris is my favorite author! I look forward to getting 2 read her next book????
183. Karen Wright
This series has been one of my favorites since it came out. I am really looking forward to this book!
Brigitte Whitted
184. whitted79@gmail.com
Nothing like on a rainy day in Florida, curled up with a Charlaine Harris book. The characters in the books are so well described you feel like you know them.
Jennifer White
185. rivyrwillow
I love Aurora so much! Her evolution over the series has quite literally been a page turner. I love these books so much and admire CH for giving us realistic characters that are not cookie cutter barbie types. This series makes me want to start my own Real Murders Club.
186. Judy Bryan
I love the Aurora series!
187. Linda Gustavson
Can't wait to see what Charlaine Harris has in store for Roe, Robin and Sophie!
190. Mammanani
I can't believe I haven't read any of these books. They sound great. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Jen Funk
193. keglechick13
I would love to win a copy of this! This is my favorite series from Harris (although the Sookie books were really great for awhile too!) and I'm diggin the movies as well. I'm a librarian so I guess I'm biased.
194. Carol Dressler
I love Auroa regarding books when I had my other account o would get them as often as I could
195. RebbieB
Looks like a good one!
vicki wurgler
196. bison61
I have not read this series thanks for the giveaway
Jana
198. Jana
This is such a great series. I'm glad she's writing more of it.
Janice Santillo
199. themommazie
Promises to be a very interesting book. I can't wait to read it.
pearl berger
200. beach
Wonderful series. This novel is intriguing.
201. Kathleen Costa 512
I love this series...clever, intriguing, and fun!
203. Judy Hudgins
Can't wait to read the whole thing!
Ruth F
204. piedmontgirl
Kind of stopped reading this series a while ago, think I will start up again.
Paris Lemos
205. kerbytejas
it's great to see the series brought back to life with new stories
206. Cindy Fundark
I love Charlaine Harris's n9vels. They keep me hooked from beginning to end. Thank you for this awesome giveaway.
207. Jennifer Lundberg
So excited to give this series a try!
Alice
208. aliceactor
I just discovered Aurora Teagarden last year with "All the Little Liars." I would love to win this book!!!
209. rich butler
My wife Brenda's favorite series.
Deborah Dumm
210. deb730
Sounds like a great book can't wait to read it!
211. Sandy Bartles
I can't wait to read this book! It sounds wonderful. I am so glad she and Robin had a baby.
Susan Buck
213. Sueraebuck
Another great start to an Aurora Teagarden book! Can't to get the book!
Portia Asher
214. pixie
I need a new series..this sounds good.
215. Rose
Looking forward to the next book in the series!
Kerrie Howard
216. kerriesue
I really enjoy all of Charlaine Harris' series! Her characters are multi-dimensional and so interesting. I can hardly wait to read this book!
Susan Robinette
218. susanrob
I didn't realize there was a new Roe Teagarden book and I'd love to read this one!
Susan Robinette
219. susanrob
I didn't realize there was a new Roe Teagarden book! I'd love to read this one.
Alicia Sargant
220. asarge
I've seen a couple of the TV adaptations. Would love to read one of the books
Alicia Sargant
220. asarge
I've seen a couple of the TV adaptations. Would love to read one of the books
221. Carol Poindexter
My first Aurora Teagarden mystery. How have I missed the previous 9?
222. Shiela Edwards
I want to win this. Love her books.
223. Dpearce333
The first chapter is great, can't wait to read the book
bill norris
224. bnchile
i love this series and the tv shows too.
Michael Carter
225. rubydog
I would love to win and read.
Yes, please enter me in this sweepstakes.
Thanks!
227. Sheila Golding
I am sooo looking forward to this book!!
228. Glenda Kuehn
I can't wait to read this!
Bonnie Karoly
230. grobiemum
I love the Aurora Teagarden mysteries. I've been enjoying the series on the Hallmark Mysteries channel.
233. Caroline Kolb
I hate reading excerpts like this. They make me want the book now! Aurora Teagarden is a favorite of mine because she exhibits strength, brains, and femininity.
234. Nancy Brandli
I think this sounds very inviting.
235. Debbie Reed
After reading the exerpt, i'm really looking forward to reading the book. I love the prior books and watching the shows on Hallmark.
. I am a voracious reader so hope to have a chance to win this book. (To be honest if i don't I'll most get it myself).
Patricia
236. pcal2
I've read all the Sookie Stackhouse books and am just getting started on the Midnight Texas and Aurora Teagarden series. I gobble up books like cookies and can't wait to get into these.
vickie dailey
237. kidcurry
I too have only seen the movies on Hallmark - which I do enjoy - after reading the excerpt I already have seen several differences between the books and movies. I would love to read this
238. Suemlando
Love Charlaine's books. I am new to this series but the couple of books I have read have kept me entertained.
teresa sopher
239. tas58
I love me some Aurora! Books are so much better than the movies
240. Andrea Wagenhurst
Can't wait to read this. I really enjoy the Aurora Teagarden books.
241. Donna Haggerty
I love all of her books. This one reads like another winner!
242. SallyW
Sounds like quite a challenge, a new baby and a murder to solve.
Karina Thibodeau
243. Storm992472
I enjoyed the excerpt. I am looking forward to the book. Thank you for the chance.
245. Grammie
So glad the series is continuing. Can we also get more of Shakespeare?
247. Nicole B
Oh... I am so happy for Roe. She deserves so much happiness.

The Teagarden series is one of my absolute favorites. I was so excited to hear that Mrs. Harris had written All the Little Liars. So excited that she followed up.so soon with Roe's story. Can't wait to read the rest of Sleep Like A Baby.
susan beamon
249. susanbeamon
An interesting start, but I'm used to her going slow with the story. Sure would like to win the book.
Lori Provenzano
250. Mountainesque
It'd be a different book without the moat and fence! Good moats (and fences) make good neighbors (or not).
Marybeth Mank
251. Gr8chefmb
This sounds like a good read. I read a previous Aurora Teagarden novel some time ago....would love to read a new one.
252. Sharon White
With a new baby it will be interesting to see what new adventures Ms Harris can come up with for Ro.
253. Carolyn Sherve
Sounds like a great read!
254. ViA
Love this series. This 10th book in Chapter One excerpt promises to be a very interesting excursion.
samantha cox
255. grahamscox@aol.com
Would so love to read this series. This teaser opened me up to a new author and I can't wait.
256. Sandra Warren
I can't wait to read this book. I've watched the tv versions of some of the books and enjoyed them immensely.
257. JanetB
I have so looked forward to this book! I can't wait to read it and if I win copy that's bonus! Such a good series.
JanetB Bailey
258. JanetB
So I thought I was signed in - sorry for the double post!

I have so looked forward to this book! I can't wait to read it and if I win copy that's bonus! Such a good series.
259. Lisa Sabatini
All moms feel that they need a most and a fence around their children for protection, but this mom, Roe, might actually need them!
Marsha Crowe
260. Mraecrowe
I've always lived Aurora Teagarden mysteries. They are always page turners.
Jenette Rausch
266. AlreadyLostIt
I have to add this to my wish list. I need to know what is going to happen!
271. Debra Chaplin
I would love to win a free copy of this book. I can tell by reading the first Chapter, Sophia is going to have an adventure.
Rebecca Swanson
272. rswanson
I ADORE the Aurora Teagarden series and can't wait to read this one!
273. Linda A
New marriage. New baby. Been there. A body? I would've lost my mind!
274. E Skromme
Sounds lovely
275. Emilie-Louise Davis
I have been waiting for a new book!! Thank you!!
Amanda Nuckoles
276. MandaJo111
Aurora Teagarden is my favorite character of yours. I cannot wait to read this next book! I have read literally everything Charlaine Harris has written.
277. Polly Barlow
I don't believe that it is my kind of read ( bing in my 8O's) but I know someone to whom I would like to give it.
Rhonda Stefani
278. RStefani72
What a beautiful excerpt! I've long wanted to read an Aurora Teagarden mystery by Ms. Harris, sounds perfect to start with!
Marisa Young
280. Risa
Love this author and this series.
282. Anita Sue Hamilton
Such shady
Joyce Lokitus
283. Joyce710113
New parents with a baby - this should make an interesting dynamic! Love the Aurora Teagarden series - I've read them all thus far. Looking forward to this newest one. Enjoyed the excerpt. Always love her eyeglass flame flair!
Mary Lauff-Thompson
284. mtl166
Love the series glad to see a new book out!
286. Beth McCrea
Love Harris, but haven't yet read any of her mysteries. This looks great!
287. Shelley Butcher
I'm so excited for a new Aurora Teagarden mystery!
Patricia Fisher
288. blondie36621
I am so excited to hve the copportunity to read another Charlaine Harris book...especially the Aurora Teagarden series and I love the Hallmark Movies ....can't wait to get my hands on this new entry...
Patricia Fisher
289. blondie36621
I am so excited to hve the copportunity to read another Charlaine Harris book...especially the Aurora Teagarden series and I love the Hallmark Movies ....can't wait to get my hands on this new entry...
Bonnie Whyte
290. Boomerldy
Nothing like Charlaine Harris's books to curl up with on the beach or late at night. Of course, then I don't sleep or get sunburned.
291. Frances
Charlaine Harris and a good chillly fall night...right around the corner! Eagarly look forward to both.
Joan Lonergan
292. Jolo
I love all Ms. Harris' books and characters. I started with the first Aurora Omnibus and since then could never get enough. Delighted to have Aurora back, loved 'All the Little Liars' and very excited for the newest addition!
293. Paula Robinson
Charlaine is one of my favorite writers. Can't wait.
294. Paula Robinson
Charlaine is one of my favorite writers. Can't wait.
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