Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shattered Haven

 
GIVEAWAY
POST, CAROL J.
SHATTERED HAVEN

No Safe Harbor

Allison Winchester's old Victorian house contains a valuable secret code, one that someone is dead set on uncovering. After her house is ransacked and her life is threatened, she has no choice but to accept the protection of injured ex-cop Blake Townsend. Allison never thought she'd trust a man with secrets again—and Blake is as much a mystery as the man who is stalking her. The lawman vows to shield her from the dangerous criminal. But can Blake and Allison decipher the mysterious code before their island safe haven becomes their ultimate resting place?

My Review:

A riveting suspense chalk full of intrigue and romance. This is the kind of armchair sleuth read I love. And trying to crack the secret code brought me back to my Trixie Belden days (Trixie Belden and the Mysterious Code). LOL. In fact I was feeling oh so smugly superior because I thought I'd cracked the code way before Allison and Blake. Uh...wrong!!!!! Left with egg on my face when Allison finally figures it out. Heart-stopping danger raised the gooseflesh on my arms more than a time or two as the villain grows more desperate...and reckless. Phew! Another Love Inspired Suspense novel you'll want to read in one sitting.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Shattered Haven 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 December 21  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. I won't be entering the giveaway, I don't do well with suspense and mystery. But I just wanted to say that seeing your review of this book, seeing how much you liked it, makes me want to read it, even though it is a genre I don't usually read :D
    Glad you liked it! :)

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    1. LOL -- good to see you here, Lieniitte! Glad I could almost persuade you over to the dark side of suspense! :-)

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    2. Lol, that made me laugh :D
      It's not really dark, I guess, but I get creeped out very easily, so for me it's best to stay away from anything that might scare me! :D

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    3. I'm the same way to some extent. I can't do psychological thrillers at all. I stick to Christian suspense writers -- but even some of them were too edgy so I've stopped reading those authors.

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  2. My kinda book! Thx for the exciting review, KAV! Would love to win this one for my b'day coming up. Weren't Trixie Belden books the best?! You stirred up some good memories mentioning those!

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    1. LOL -- I'm still not over my Trixie Belden phase. So, what do you think? Did Trixie marry Jim and have a happily ever after? LOL Did she become a private investigator or a detective? I think Jim becomes a social worker -- maybe opens a center for under privileged kids....Sigh...Yes, I need to get a life. LOL. Ahem, good luck on the book draw.

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    2. What do you mean...get a life!? You mean Trixie wasn't real? I feel like I did when they told me Santa wasn't real. Oh I'm heartbroken. wahhhh... ;)

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    3. Wait -- I never said Trixie wasn't real!!!!!! Gleeps, woman, what are you insinuating? And who is spreading nasty rumours about Santa?! Gah!

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    4. Gleeps and gobsmacked! I learn the coolest words from you! hehe A girl after my own heart! I knew Santa was real!

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  3. I love a good suspense! Thank you so much for a great review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  4. This sounds suspenseful but not scary which is what I like in a book like this. Would love to read this. Thanks for the chance Kav
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I'm not a fan of too scary either, Maryann. Good luck.

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  5. One of the best parts of a good suspense filled mystery is getting to play Miss Marple and try to solve it first!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're so right....and I'm usually so wrong. I'm no Trixie Belden, that's for sure. Good luck, Merry.

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  6. How about a Nancy Drew ... I think I read every single one of her books. Lobed every minute that's why I love these books today. LOL. Did read a few Trixie Belden books but our school library didn't carry hers like they did Nancy's. Not sure why.
    rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I read Nancy Drew as well. My favourite -- The Ghost of Blackwood Hall. Loved the vintage cover -- Nancy with long, flowing hair and the white skirt. Sigh. Such happy reading memories. Oh -- and good luck, Becky!

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  7. Happy memories is right. I loved that one too ... once I had Nancy Drew on the go, I had to add a few Hardy Boys to my reading collection. Always wished the authors would add the 2 together and create a new set of books. Awwww those were the days. Lol

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    1. Isn't it neat how reading can create warm fuzzy memories that last a lifetime? Good luck, Becky.

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  8. Hello Kav. I agree with Diana we can and do learn new words. You make me laugh sometimes tho and I hear that is healthy. I would love to win this mystery. Would be my first book from Carol.
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    1. You'll love her writing style, Maxie. Good luck.

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  9. I enjoy this kind of book, would like to win a copy :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DoTCoM

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