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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Happy Saturday!!

       I hope this day finds everyone healthy and happy!! I love to read books that are in a series. Reconnecting with characters that I've come to know and
love is like a family reunion. Elaine Manders is a master at writing such books.
Her series "Intrigue Under the Western Sky" is one of the best series I've read.
You can read them as stand alone but are best when read as a series. You won't regret it, I assure you. 
        In the third book "Revealed", I caught up on what has been happening in the characters lives. I also love the history that is interwoven throughout the pages. Get a peek at wild west shows and how they grew in popularity. You'll meet Katherine and her mother learning that not everything we think is true and the truth can hurt but also provides freedom in life. Elaine Manders does such an amazing job in this story. I loved the women who are living hard lives but are strong, determined and committed to their husbands, family and friends. Men who are fiercely protective of their wives, family and friends. People who make up a family even if some aren't related. Katherine is hit with some life-changing events but stays strong and determined to adjust the best she can. With Colt's help she realizes she can face anything that comes her way. Set aside time to read this great series because you will want to read them all. 

Blessings,
Karen
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.

About the Book!!



Title: Revealed
Author: Elaine Manders
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: December 27, 2018
Nothing can be hidden that won’t be revealed.
When her father dies, Katherine Levinson discovers her parents have kept secrets that render her happy childhood a farce. She and her gravely ill mother face eviction, and she has no choice but to appeal to the brother she’s never seen, the famous cattle baron, Rhyan Cason. Over her gravely ill mother’s objections, they move to Nebraska and the sprawling cattle ranch, Sollano.
Instead of the warm welcome Katherine expects, she and her mother are met with whispers and scorn in the little prairie town near Sollano. Gradually, the sins of her parents’ past surface, and Katherine begins to doubt her very identify. With her brother busy with cattle rustlers and her mother too ill to be bothered, Katherine turns to Colt Holliman, a soft-spoken neighboring rancher, for comfort.
Tired of waiting for the right woman to come along, Colt has promised to wait for Charley Ryder, an acclaimed female sharp shooter and equestrian acrobat with the Wild West Show, but it’s becoming clear Charley loves the show more than him. As his attraction to Katherine grows, he finds himself spiritually conflicted. How can he break from past commitments and follow his heart?
Then unexpected danger strikes, testing Katherine’s and Colt’s faith in God—and each other.
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About the Author

Elaine Manders writes wholesome Christian romance and suspense about the bold, capable women of history and the strong, dependable men who love them. Her stories twist, turn, and surprise, told by characters who aren’t afraid to show their love for God and each other. She grew up a small town country girl and now lives in Central Georgia with her fur baby.                Besides writing, she enjoys reading, sewing, crafts, and spending time with her family.
 Guest Post from Elaine Manders
My Backstory
Intrigue under Western Skies Series, Book 3
Revealed
 Back when I watched television, drama series were my favorite—Little House of the Prairie, the Waltons, the Virginian. I was caught up in the lives of these characters and looked forward to seeing what they were up to each week. For much the same reason, I enjoy writing episodic series.
Intrigue under Western Skies, a blended genre, historical romantic suspense series falls in this category. Some of the characters show up in every book, with new ones added along the way. But the books can be read out of sequence since each one has a different premise and plot.
In Revealed, Book 3 of Intrigue under Western Skies, I wanted to give Colt Holliman, previously introduced as a secondary character, his own HEA. Also, it seemed the time to reveal what happened to Rhyan Cason’s mother, the woman who’d caused so much angst in the first two books. More importantly, it gave me the opportunity to introduce Katherine, the sister he never knew existed.
Unexpectedly, my research led me to the history of show business, and how it developed through the Wild West shows of the nineteenth century. From that, a mystery evolved.
The spiritual thread running through Revealed explores the emotions of a young woman who discovers blood relatives have been hidden from her. Can she accept and love her new family and forgive the sins of her parents?
Maybe the greatest insight I gained from writing Revealed is that one can never trust his own heart without first trusting God.

Blog Stops

Carpe Diem, July 17
The Avid Reader, July 18
Remembrancy, July 19
Mary Hake, July 20
cherylbbookblog, July 27
Pause for Tales, July 27
Henry Happens, July 29
Bigreadersite, July 29

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Elaine is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Click on the amazon icon to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cee6/revealed-celebration-tour-giveaway

3 comments:

  1. Lots of big readers in my family and most with different genres. I appreciate the tour and getting to read about some awesome books.

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