Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Mountains Bow Down - Catching Up

Last week when my girl was in the hospital having unexpected surgery, I completely missed a book tour. What's more, it never even crossed my mind until tonight as I was sorting through some old emails. My apologies to LitFuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson for posting this almost a week late. Here is the information about the book, just in the nick of time for you to join the fun at the Facebook part this evening!

The Mountains Bow Down
Sibella Giorello
(Thomas Nelson)
March, 2011/384 pages/$14.99

Everything's going to work out. Time away always makes things better . . ..

That's what FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon believes as she boards a cruise to Alaska. A land of mountains and gems and minerals, The Last Frontier is a dream destination for this forensic geologist who's hoping to leave behind a hectic work schedule and an engagement drained of romance.

But when a passenger goes missing and winds up dead, Raleigh's vacation suddenly gets lost at sea. The ship's security chief tries to rule the death a suicide, but Raleigh's forensics background points to a much darker conclusion: Somewhere onboard, a ruthless murderer walks free.

Engulfed by one of her toughest cases yet, Raleigh requests assistance from the FBI and receives her nemesis-perpetual ladies man Special Agent Jack Stephanson. As the cruise ship sails through the Inside Passage, Raleigh has five days to solve a high-profile murder, provide consultation for a movie filming onboard, and figure out her increasingly complicated feelings for Jack-who might not be such a jerk after all.

And that's only her work life. Family offers even more challenges. Joined on the cruise by her mother and aunt, Raleigh watches helplessly as disturbing rifts splinter her family.

Like the scenery that surrounds the cruise ship, Raleigh discovers a situation so steep and so complex that even the mountains might bow down.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sibella Giorello grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College. After riding a motorcycle across the country, she worked as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons. Find out more about Sibella and her other books at her website. www.sibellagiorello.com

Start the series fresh with this great deal! Pick up a copy of Book 1 for your Kindle or Nook for only $2.99! The Stones Roll Away is the critically acclaimed award winner that kicked off the Raleigh Harmon series. Available here.


FACEBOOK BOOK CLUB PARTY!

Join Sibella and fans of the Raleigh Harmon series on April 5th at 5:00 pm PST (6 MST, 7 CST & 8 EST) for a Facebook Book Club Party! Sibella will be giving away some fun prizes, testing your trivia skills and hosting a book chat about the Raleigh Harmon books. Please RSVP and if you have questions you'd like to chat about -


MY THOUGHTS:
Although I had a bit of a problem getting into the previous book in this series, this one captured my interest and was much more enjoyable. Plenty of mystery, suspense, and quirky characters were quite the challenge for FBI agent Raleigh Harmon and her colleague/nemesis Jack Stephenson and kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. While the questions surrounding the mysterious death aboard the cruise ship are resolved by the book's final pages, plenty of teasers remain for the next Raleigh Harmon adventure.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers and LitFuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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4 comments:

Joyce said...

I hope your daughter is doing okay Linda!

skoots1mom said...

omgoodness; hope the surgery went well and that it was nothing more serious than an angry appendix.
recovery prayers ;)

Lisa writes... said...

I read this one too and actually liked the earlier Raleigh novels better. Still good, though!

Quilly said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The only thing that disappointed me in this story was that Raleigh didn't punch that psychic twit in the nose. Of course, Raleigh chose the better part -- making her a much better Christian than me, which is sad since she isn't even real ....

;)