Book Tour

Takeover Tour – The Red Canary

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for The Red Canary by Rachel Scott McDaniel, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: The Red Canary
Author: Rachel Scott McDaniel
Publisher: Smitten Historical Romance
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Music sparks her world, but can love ignite her heart?

In 1928, soot from the local mills and music from speakeasies linger in the Pittsburgh air. When the manager of The Kelly Club is found dead, nightclub singer Vera Pembroke is thrust into peril. As the only witness to the crime, she’s sentenced to hide away in the Allegheny Forest with a stuffy police sergeant as her guardian.

Sergeant Mick Dinelo harbors a burning hatred for Pittsburgh’s underworld after the devastation it left on his life—and heart. He should be out exposing the culpable gangsters rather than tending to the impetuous woman who defies his every effort to keep her safe.

Mick and Vera must set aside their differences to solve the murder that someone wants to keep buried beneath the soot of Steel City.

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My Thoughts

What a fun story about life in the roaring twenties! Rachel McDaniel has given us a beautiful portrait showcasing a speakeasy and a lovely young lady in those good old days.

Vera. What a heroine. I liked her character from the very beginning.

I liked her character from the very beginning. She’s fallen into hard times and is singing in an illegal bar. Then things go from bad to worse when she is the only witness to a murder, and is forced to disappear for her own safety.

This book is a delight. It brings to life the days of the twenties. And Pittsburgh, and all it’s glitz and glamor back in the day.

I especially liked the hint of mystery, murder, and suspense mixed in.

And I can’t forget the hero, Mick. The police man. He’s protecting Vera, and trying to protect himself from her.

These two have had some difficult things in their pasts, and neither one of them are looking for any kind of real relationship.

This is an excellent read, particularly if you enjoy historical fiction.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


Rachel Scott McDaniel is an award-winning author of historical romance. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched By Love award, Rachel infuses faith and heart into each story. She currently enjoys life in Ohio with her husband and two kids. Visit her at

CONNECT WITH RACHEL: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


(1) winner will receive an autographed copy of The Red Canary and a custom book cozy!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 12, 2020 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 19, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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