Monday, June 2, 2008
Gayle Roper book giveaway and review
Fatal Deduction by Gayle Roper
I am happy to take part in this opportunity to review Fatal Deduction and offer a free copy of this book to one of my blog readers. Her publisher was generous and gave me a copy to review and give to one of my blog readers. I will select the winner from the people who leave a comment on this blog post this week.
“I opened the front door at 5 a.m. on a July Thursday and stepped into murder.” With this opening sentence, you can expect excitement, and you won’t be disappointed.
Gayle Roper takes readers into the world of Libby Keating, her 13 year old daughter Chloe, and the extreme ups and downs of Libby’s life. Libby got pregnant as a teenager and never did get married, so this is a story of a single mom, who is now a devoted Christian, whose family and especially her twin sister, Tori, treat her badly.
I am a gardener, and appreciated what Libby said, while looking at her flower box. “Life’s like a flower box, isn’t it?” She looked at him. “The brilliant blooms of joy and the past-their-prime moments of pain. You can’t have one without the other.”
Little does Libby expect the mayhem and tests of love that she will face. Kidnapping, threats to her sister Lori in the form of foreboding crossword puzzle clues, a charming single dad who becomes her neighbor, culminating in a wild rescue attempt by a mismatched group including a senior lady with a pistol in her purse.
Did I mention a potential love story developing between two wary people? Stolen jewelry and gambling debts? A cute relationship between Libby and her teenaged daughter? Pick up a copy of “Fatal Deduction” and see how this all plays out.