Monday, September 22, 2014

Hidden in the Stars

Special Double Win Giveaway
I'm celebrating my 1000th blog post this week!
Add the title of another Christian romantic suspense book in your comment and if you win the draw you will win both books!

CARROLL, ROBIN
HIDDEN IN THE STARS

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?

My Review:

 Fast-paced action and an intriguing mystery had me riveted from the very first page. I barely had time to catch my breath. And what an innovative way to incorporate the quilt theme into the story! Not to mention the clever title tie-in. Love that attention to detail. The complex plot is steeped in suspense and romance and kept me on tenterhooks as I tried to stay a step ahead of the brutal killers stalking Sophia. Thrilling to the very last word.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Hidden in the Stars please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 28 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Abingdon Press for a review copy of this book.

http://litfusegroup.com/author/rcaroll

Hidden in the Stars Robin Carroll Quilts of Love

39 comments:

  1. YAY, love me some good mystery! And love vthe innovative clue usage.
    AND LOVE YOUR SUPER GIVEAWAY, KAV!!!! Thanks for this great opportunity!

    As for the second book, I choose Under a Turquoise Sky
    by Lisa Carter.

    God bless you A LOT for your kind heart, Kav!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Great choice, Janka. Good luck!

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  3. I love the cover of this one! So pretty and it sounds like a good mystery! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and doing a giveaway! If I by chance win I would love to also win "Death by the Book" by Julianna Deering! I loved her first novel in the series and haven't gotten around to reading this one yet!
    sylvesternator AT yahoo dot com

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    1. Laura -- Hidden in the Stars is amazing!!!! Robin Carroll can weave a suspense like you wouldn't believe! And good choice on your second book. Death by the Book is just as good as the first, if not better. Good luck!

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  4. Congrats on your blogging milestone, Kav! If I win, I'd also love a copy of Nowhere to Turn by Lynette Eason. Thanks for the super great giveaways this week!

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Cheryl. Good luck!

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  5. Felicitations! That's a lot of posts!

    I was a bit shocked to discover Hidden in the Stars is a suspense - the cover is so elegant and pretty, not gritty. All the more intriguing . . . and I would also love to win Stranded by Dani Pettrey.

    rachaeldalquist AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Pretty until you consider that's a murder victim on the cover. :-) Squeeeaaalll -- I love Dani Pettrey. Great choice. Good luck, Rachael.

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  6. Congratulations, Kav, on your 1000th post! What a fantastic celebration!

    I am eager to read Hidden in the Stars and would also love to win Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble. Thank you so much!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com


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    1. Oooh, I haven't read Butterfly Palace yet. I'll have to put that on my wishlist. Good luck, Britney.

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  7. Congratulations on your 1000 postings! We have the "Quilts of Love Series" in the church library. I would love to win both, "Hidden in the Stars" and "The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead" by Diane Noble. Here's to another 1000 postings!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Janet. And thanks for tipping me off about The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead...sounds very Nancy Drewish. :-) It's going on my wish list too. Good luck!

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  8. This book sounds great and I'm excited at the opportunity to possibly win it. Along with that, I agree with Cheryl Barker, I would love to read "Nowhere to Turn" by Lynette Eason. She is an awesome author and I have several of her other books. Congrats on your 1000th post!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. You can't go wrong with Lynette Eason. Good luck!

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  9. Congrats on your 1000th post. May you have a 1000 more. I love reading the Quilts of Love series. Hidden in the Stars sounds like a great book.
    I would also like to win Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble. Thank you so much for the giveaway.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Karen. And you're the second one to list Butterfly Palace...now I definitely have to read that one. Good luck!

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  10. Congrats again and thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to win and for the second book..Butterfly Palace by colleen Coble looks like another good one! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. Another Colleen Coble. That's it, I'm ordering it today! Good luck, Eliza.

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  11. Congrats Kav! This book sounds great! I have had Seagrass Pier by Colleen Coble on my wish list for awhile now.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Ohh...I've read Seagrass Pier...love it! Good luck, Amy.

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  12. Kav, I am so excited to be celebrating your 100th post. WOW!!!!! I love celebrations and to have the chance to win TWO books....that is the best!!!!!! Hidden in the Stars sounds super and I would love to read it plus Butterfly Palace by Colleen Coble would be icing in the cake!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. How did I miss Butterfly Palace when it first came out? Good luck, Melanie.

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  13. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  14. Awesome giveaway! I'd love to win The Scum of All Fears by Christy Barritt. :)

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Haven't heard of that one. Will have to check it out. Good luck, Anna.

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  15. Aww too bad, Anna. The Scum of All Fears was just free a couple of weeks ago on Amazon. :(
    Would love to win this one and also Stalking Willow by Fay Lamb has been on my wishlist forever! Thx, Kav, for the opportunity to win!

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    1. I'm sorry -- forgot my email: dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    2. That's a new one to me, Diana...but only on kindle. :-( Looks good though. Good luck!

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    3. I'll settle for Kindle if I win! :)

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  16. Congratulations Kav! Nice to give a second book to the winner.
    For my second book I would like to have "The River" by Beverly Lewis and her husband. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Maxie -- The River isn't a romantic suspense. It's Amish. This giveaway has to be romantic suspense. I'll be doing an Amish giveaway on Friday. :-)

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  17. I've not read any of the Quilts of Love books, thanks for the chance to win one of them!

    As for a second choice, I've been wanting to try out something by Lynette Eason. Checking out some of her books on Amazon, When the Smoke Clears sounds like a good one!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I think this one is my favourite, Patty. And yes, When the Smoke Clears is an awesome suspense read. Good luck!

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  18. Congratulations, sweet friend! Robin's books sounds great. Please put Stranded by Dani Pettrey down as my choice!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  19. Opps, I meant to type, Silenced by Dani Pettrey. :)

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  20. Thanks for the chance to read this 'mystery', Kav....for my bonus book...may I chose ALL THINGS HIDDEN by Tracie Peterson.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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