Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Giveaway #1

Valley of Sorrows by Nathalie Goldston

Synopsis: The small town of Burnett, Missouri, is shaken by the brutal murder of accountant and nature-lover Pete Taylor. Suspicion falls on his wife, Marielle, who found his body, and rumors swirl. The crime scene offers little evidence, and as the investigation grinds to a halt, Marielle is determined to solve her husband’s murder. But she will have to summon all the courage she can muster to return to the scene of the crime. For on that horrible day, she saw something she had thought was merely a bedtime story—a local legend that deep within the woods surrounding the lake where she found Pete, the ancient spirit of an Osage medicine woman named Misae protects the final resting place of her people. Misae is trying to warn Marielle there is a killer in her midst … if she only will listen.

This is an ebook that will be downloaded from Smashwords for the winning reader.

I've known Nathalie (Tika) for over 20 years. Her late husband was Ron's best friend (I may have mentioned Dub in a previous post) and we lost touch after Dub passed away in 1999. I recently discovered that she's temporarily back in my neck of the woods (but leaving soon) and I was so excited to hear she had written and published a book. I downloaded the free version and read it in a matter of 2-3 days. I stayed up late one night to finish it. I would have read it sooner except I had to go to work (darn!). 

I have to say that I was very impressed with her book. It was so nice to read about a location in my home state, albeit a fictitious one. Burnett, MO could be anywhere in MO. Tika's description of the landscape was so real and exact, I felt like I was there. I wanted to be there. I wanted to walk the streets, visit with the residents, eat at the cafe. It was that good.

For an entry, go visit Smashwords and read the synopsis and reviews. Come back here and leave a comment. I'll use Random.org to draw a winner two weeks from today, June 9. If you're not the lucky winner, you can get your own copy for only $2.99!

4 comments:

orchid said...

Good Morning Teresa♪
I'll come back after reading the Synopsis of these books.
Have a wonderful Sunday, my dear friend.
Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

orchid said...

Hi, this is Miyako again.
Oh, I love mistery (haha, I loved the dreama Murder She Wote) and this book had a good review, doesn't it♪
Please let me enter this giveaway of wonderful book♪♪♪
Love you always, xoxo Miyako*

Pat said...

I read both the synopsis and the reviews and this one sounds like a winner! I love page turners and I am intrigued by the American Indian spirit.

colenic said...

This one sounds really good...