Sunday, July 3, 2022

'Hair Calamities and Hot Cash" by Gail Pallotta Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Book: Hair Calamities and Hot Cash

Author: Gail Pallotta

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date:2018

What happens when a New York stockbroker crashes his car into Eve Castleberry’s North Carolina beauty shop … on the same day the young widow’s defective hair products are causing wild hairdos? Soon, Eve finds herself helping the handsome stranger hunt the thieves who stole his clients cash…and hot on the trail of two of the FBI’s most-wanted criminals!

Romance blossoms amid danger, suspense and Eve’s hair-brained plan to get back the money.


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"Hair Calamities and Hot Cash" by Gail Pallotta is a fun escape from reality, but at first I wasn't so sure because of the car crash at the beginning of the story. But it was just the beginning of things going wrong.  This book is listed as Christian Fiction but to me it was just a clean read! Yes, there is a preacher as one of the characters but that is all I remember as being Christian.  If you like clean, fun and a little mystery,( well in this book , three) to be solved then this might be the perfect past time read for you!

I received a complementary copy from the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own. 

About the Author

Award-winning author Gail Pallotta’s a wife, Mom, swimmer and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets and getting together with friends and family. A 2013 Grace Awards finalist, she’s a Reader’s Favorite 2017 Book Award winner and a TopShelf 2020 Book Awards Finalist. She’s published six books, poems, short stories and several hundred articles. Some of her articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums.


More from Gail

Even mysterious events and robbery can’t stop the fun, laughs and romance that follow after New York stock broker Philip Wells crashes his car into Eve Castleberry’s beauty shop.


Hair Calamities and Hot Cashis a contemporary romance with mystery and comical scenes about a New Yorker and a lonely, young widow in the North Carolina Mountains who fall for each other amid a crisis, danger and suspense.


The story behind Hair Calamities and Hot Cashbegan many years ago in a small town at the foothills of the North Carolina Mountains, where my mother ran a beauty shop.


Her salon doubled as a meeting place where customers who knew each other discussed how to make the latest recipe, what to do about world affairs and everything in between, including family relations, births, deaths and weddings. Clients planned showers, graduation parties and get-togethers for new neighbors while hair flew.


Mostly townspeople showed up, and the spirit of the community overflowed. The residents had disagreements, but they didn’t abhor those who thought differently from them. They had close friends, acquaintances, people they tolerated and those they kept at a distance. As in most small environments, they gossiped and could be nosey. However, when someone grieved for a loved one, suffered from an illness or any other crisis, prayers went up and casseroles went out no matter whether the person was a best friend or someone held at a distance. They all were God’s children.


The walls of Mother’s beauty shop echoed the spirit of the community, and I wanted to bring it back.  I set the mystery, romance and shenanigans in the Western North Carolina Mountains. Many years ago, a friend my father knew in college came to visit us, and we drove him to the mountains. He said, “I’ve traveled the world over, and I’ve never seen a place any prettier than these hills.”  I wanted to share the awe-inspiring scenery. I believe we need those peaceful surroundings and the sense of community now more than when I wrote the book.

Blog Stops

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Book Looks by Lisa, June 22

For Him and My Family, June 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 24

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 25

Texas Book-aholic, June 26

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 27

Inklings and notions, June 28

deb’s Book Review, June 29

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 30

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, July 1 (Author Interview)

Simple Harvest Reads, July 1 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Guild Master, July 2

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 3

A Baker’s Perspective, July 4 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 5


To celebrate her tour, Gail is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a delightful read and I am looking forward to reading Hair Calamities and Hot Cash, thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Debbie, for sharing your review! Have a happy, fun & safe holiday weekend!

Roxanne C. said...

I think Hair Calamities and Hot Cash will be a fun, amusing book to read when I want a break from serious subjects.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a fun read.

Lori Smanski said...

thank you for your thoughts. I love this cover. And this sounds like a fun book

marisela zuniga said...

The cover looks cute, this sounds like a good book

Gail Pallotta said...

Thank you all for stopping by to read about Hair Calamities and Hot Cash. It was a fun book to write. My publisher, Nicola Martinez, created the cover, and I agree, I like to cover too.

Gail Pallotta said...

Thanks for hosting me.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun read :) . Thanks for sharing about it :) !
- Madie

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Hair Calamities and Hot Cash, this sounds like a fun read and I am looking forward to it

DreaDrake1 said...

Sounds like an awesome book!!