Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blog Book Tour Plus A Giveaway!


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I know it is no surpise that I love to read. I also enjoy crosswords, and my weekly tradition is doing the LA Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. So imagine my delight at being part of the blog tour for a book that combines both of these passions.



Gayle Roper

Libby Burton longs to be close to her twin sister, Tori, but their lives have taken them in different directions. Forced to share Aunt Stella’s old Philadelphia home in order to receive their inheritance, Libby hopes for a change, but it isn’t looking good so far.

First, Tori tries to steal the affection and allegiance of Libby’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Chloe. Then when a crossword puzzle with a hidden warning shows up on their doorstep, Tori refuses to take it seriously—in spite of the dead man who delivers it.

Libby finds comfort in neighbor Drew Canfield, but he hesitates to trust her after his disastrous marriage. As Libby struggles to act faithfully in the midst of these confusing relationships, she must also deal with a stolen diamond and a botched kidnapping. The answer to her problems lies in the riddles of the crosswords, if only she can solve the puzzle before it’s too late.

Gayle Roper has been writing mystery and romantic suspense novels for more than thirty years and is the author of over forty-five books. She is a three-time Christy Award finalist, the winner of three Holt Medallions, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. Her novel Autumn Dreams won Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She and her husband, Chuck, divide their time between Pennsylvania and Ontario, Canada.

Occasionally, I will become immersed in a book to a point that I just want to step in and slap someone silly tell a character a thing or two. This is just such a book. I found myself wanting to help Libby and her daughter (not that they needed it; they managed perfectly fine without me!) and give Libby's sister Tori (as well the rest of her family) a good talking-to and set her straight on a few things! Family dynamics can be a challenge for many of us, even if we don't have mayhem and murder added in the mix. Learning how to live with each other (figuratively or literally) in peace -- or at least a cease-fire! -- is a great life lesson. And the bonus for word geeks like me? As each crossword riddle shows up with its cryptic message , the reader has the option to solve the crossword puzzle as well!

* * * * * * *GIVEAWAY!!* * * * * * *

I've been provided with a copy of this book to give away to one of you! Just leave me a comment by Thursday at noon CDT and I'll draw a winner later that day. (Continental US residents only)


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A Stone Gatherer said...

That sounds like a really good book! count me in!

Genny said...

I always love to hear about new books. Thanks!

mom2navybrats said...

My summer reading list is getting bigger and bigger. I think I really do need a pool. LOL!


Xandra said...

OK...I'm ready to sign up. Is this REALLY a giveaway? LOL!


Carole said...

I've enjoyed Gayle's books in the past and would love to read this one. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Michelle said...

Never heard of this book. Count me in. I hear the author is good. :P

Carole said...

Linda, I already have a copy of this book, so please take my name out and give the others a better chance. Thanks...and I'll be back!