Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CFBA - Hidden in the Stars - plus Giveaway!

I was so excited about Robin Caroll's new book that I inadvertently signed up for two blog tours! I'm giving away the second book, so be sure to read all the way to the end of the post and comment on this post for your chance to win!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hidden in the Stars
Abingdon Press (September 16, 2014)
Robin Caroll


Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?


Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.

Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hidden in the Stars, go HERE.


Robin Caroll is one of my favorite suspense authors so I was excited to discover she was writing one of Abingdon's Quilts of Love novels. Hidden in the Stars is a little different from her usual books but just as captivating. The brutal attack that destroyed Sophia's gymnastic career in addition to taking her mother's life broke my heart and immediately endeared her to me. Caroll's skill at crafting stories with multiple layers is evident as Sophia confronts surprising and difficult revelations about family relationships, recounts painful memories of the attack to the detective with the assistance of a lip reader, and wrestles with her feelings for Julian as well as her grief. Another can't-put-down book from this talented author!

I have an additional copy of this book that I am giving away to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm Sunday, 9/28/14, and I will randomly choose a winner. Continental US residents only. You must include an email address. Void where prohibited.


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