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.


Anonymous said...

Fatal Deduction by Gayle Roper

I really liked the assorted characters and inner workings of the storyline... not to mention murder and romance thrown in! Yeah, it's something I'd definitely want to read!

(Annie - Shoutlife)

Karen said...

I have never read a Gayle Roper book I didn't like. She is a master of language and story. Thanks for the review!

Jenn said...

I keep meaning to try reading a Gayle Roper book because I've heard she's really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

Delphine said...

hi there, this sounds like a great story full of twists and turns. If you're having more giveaways maybe you could consider having them on Wednesday's and posting to Wednesday Winner on my blog. Soon it will be hosted on its own site!!

Thanks for the review!!

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

Thanks for the offer! When will you draw for the winner?

Hope Chastain said...

Great review! I love Gayle Roper's writing. Please toss my name in the hat for the drawing. Thanks!

hope _ chastain @ yahoo [dot] com
(no spaces)

Deborah said...

hello! Thank you for visiting my garden blog. I realized as soon as I arrived here, that I've visited before...I recognized the cover of your book. Congratulations!
I recently got copies of my first book also! I hope you'll come back and check out my other blog too...Songs From My Journey.

Trace & Terri said...

I have never read Gayle Roper but your review was quite interesting and so action packed that I will have to give her a try. Thanks for the tip. Sparkles

Flower said...

Hello, I have never read a Gayle Roper book but will note her name and see if I can locate one. I haven't read a fiction book for quite sometime and this sounds good. Thanks!
I found you by clicking on herbs as a common interest. I like the other things you do as well!
The pizza garden is a fun idea and very practical! Pizza is a staple food around my house!

Karen said...

Hi Terra, thanks for stopping by my place. I would love to be included in the drawing for this book. It sounds like a great summer read:) I enjoyed your review!

Jamie Dawn said...

That is indeed a "killer" first line!
Sounds like a good book.


skoots1mom said...

love the flower box true...i can feel my leaves drooping a bit now, but His living water is very replenshing!

Krysten said...

Sounds intriguing! I've been looking for a good mystery.

ChristyJan said...

I enjoyed reading your review of Gayle's book. FATAL DEDUCTION sounds like an interesting book.

Alexis said...

I've never read Gayle Roper's books either but this sure looks. Just my kind of book. Count me in if Canadians are included here!! BTW...thanks for checking out my blog!

Amrita said...

Hi Terra, thanks for visiting my place.i love your garden.
I hope i am not too late for the draw the book sounds a good read.

God bless

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh this book sounds great. Whenever I get a book I open it up and if it doesn't grab me right from the start I put it down.

That opening line is enough to hook me.

This is my first but surely not my last visit to your blog. It's great.