Showing posts with label Robin Caroll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robin Caroll. Show all posts

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll

Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it


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

What a suspenseful book! It starts out with an intense scene and doesn't slow down. I admired the tenacity and grit of Sophia, who does her best to help with the investigation even though she's suffering from her injuries and grief. Her inability to speak and use of a lip-reading interpreter was a unique and interesting angle. Julian is a fabulous hero, and I loved the scenes with him and Sophia together. The grandmother brought forward information Sophia never knew about her mother's past, and it was sad that the desire for success and prestige over love tore apart relationships. I was biting my nails as the tension stays taut while the detectives hurry to solve the case before the killer strikes again. Woven throughout is Sophia's personal spiritual journey as she turns to God to help her find new purpose in her life.

(Thank you to Abingdon Press and Litfuse Publicity for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review )

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quilts of Love | HIDDEN IN THE STARS – $200 Giveaway & “Fall into Fall” Facebook Party!

Don't miss the newest Quilts of Love book, Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll. September's QOL release is a wonderful combination of mystery, romance, and family love bound together by a quilt and the story it tells.
Hidden in the Stars Robin Carroll Quilts of Love
Enter to win a "Night on the Town" (a $200 Visa cash card!) and RSVP for the "Fall into Fall" Quilts of Love Facebook party on 10/7.
One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa cash card (The perfect accessory for a "night on the town"!)
  • A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 7. Winner will be announced at the October 7th author chat party with Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll! RSVP for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on October 7th!