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WELCOME to my PARTY!!!

The month of November is a special time for me:

my second novel and sequel to

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the second in the unsavory heritage series,

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Clara Bess

will be available 30 November on Amazon

WHEEEEE!!!!!


 

 

                   BOOK REVIEW – TRIAL BY TWELVE by HEATHER GILBERT      

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Intrepid Tess Spencer returns in this gruesome murder mystery.

Enjoying her life with her one-year-old daughter and her hunky lawyer husband, she has a job as receptionist at a new spa in town, Crystal Mountain Spa. The job is laid back and part time, and life couldn’t be better.

Until eight skeletons are unearthed on the spa property. And then another – fresh – body is dumped on the site. And another. Even as they realize it is the work of a serial killer – a killer who has returned to Buckneck – Tess can’t stay away from the investigation. With her extraordinary memory and her ability to piece together otherwise random nuggets of evidence, Tess aids the detective on the case. And puts her life at risk.

 

Ms. Gilbert has once again brought to life the people of Buckneck, West Virginia. In a familiar and easy style, Trial by Twelve reads like centuries-old folklore. Characters come to life with believable traits and foibles. I laughed with Tess, and panicked with her in her claustrophobia – and I’m not claustrophobic. I felt the frisson of fear build with each page, wondering who amongst them was the killer.

The ending held a surprise, an unexpected twist. I’ll be sure to return to Ms. Gilbert’s next installment in this series. Trial by Twelve is Book Two in A Murder in the Mountains series.

 

This novel is written from a Christian worldview.

 

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HEATHER DAY GILBERT writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Her debut novel, God’s Daughter, is an Amazon Norse bestseller. Miranda Warning and Trial by Twelve are bestselling contemporary mysteries in her A Murder in the Mountains series. Her Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher shares focused advice on four key steps in the indie publication process. You can find Heather at her website, heatherdaygilbert.com. She is also active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

 

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“I once said I should write down all the story ideas in my head so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!

 

Ms. Mason has been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on her debut novel, Tessa in 2013. Meanwhile, she cranked out a few dozen poems, and made countless notes for story ideas. Ms. Mason lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; she didn’t want to be who she was and struggled with her own identity for many years. Her characters face many of these same demons.

 

Ms. Mason has lived in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1988. She lived in Colorado for sixteen years, during which time she: went to high school, got married, had babies, got divorced and went to college. Her “babies” are now grown, two have babies of their own. She currently lives alone, with her five cats.
Ms. Mason writes Christian-worldview–in other words, there’s no salvation message, but there are plenty of characters who know the Lord and share His perspective with those who are struggling.

 

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BOOK REVIEW – MIRANDA WARNING by HEATHER GILBERT

 

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“I chose the day I would die. My husband’s deep brown eyes glowed as he handed me the cocoa. “Maybe you’ll sleep better tonight, Rosey.”

I was tired of the charade between us. I never wanted to smile at his dinner parties again. Never wanted to beg him for the children he wouldn’t give me. I’d never again clean up his clothes, covered in moonshine vomit.  I gulped the foaming, lukewarm liquid, a smile on my face.  And that was the last time Paul Campbell would ever see me smile.” [excerpted from Miranda Warning.]

 

With a beginning like that, you know it’s going to be a gripping story. And Miranda Warning does not disappoint.

 

Tess Spencer is intrepid. And has an insatiable need to know. And a memory that recalls events and conversations like replay on the DVR; nothing gets past her. And, she has an independent streak that gets her in trouble.

 

When Tess’s elderly friend, Miranda, receives a threatening note, Tess knows she has to find out who sent it. Then Miranda tells her whose handwriting it is. Only problem is, the handwriting belongs to a woman who has been dead for forty years. Tess is more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the mysterious note.

 

But the more she digs, the more she unearths, more mystery and more pieces that don’t add up. And not only is her friend Miranda in danger, but Tess soon realizes, she is too.

 

Ms. Gilbert has woven such a tale of intrigue, with one loop overlapping another. Life is not simple and there are no easy answers; Ms. Gilbert’s story isn’t either. Her characters are complex and real, emotions raw and genuine, interactions believable and authentic. I could feel palpable tension as Tess’s husband grew more concerned with her snooping activity, felt the weight when he brought out his arsenal to protect his bride. I snickered at the banter between them, and amongst other characters. I felt the fear mounting as Tess grew closer and closer to the answer, and when it looked for sure she had gone too far.

 

This novel is written from a Christian worldview.

 

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HEATHER DAY GILBERT writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Her debut novel, God’s Daughter, is an Amazon Norse bestseller. Miranda Warning and Trial by Twelve are bestselling contemporary mysteries in her A Murder in the Mountains series. Her Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher shares focused advice on four key steps in the indie publication process. You can find Heather at her website, heatherdaygilbert.com. She is also active on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

 

#mirandawarning, #heathergilbert, #trialbytwelve, #Godsdaughter, #indiepublishinghandbook

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