Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Legacy of Truth by Genie Gabriel

Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for providing this book as part of a Virtual Book Tour. Genie will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop and anyone who comments goes into a drawing for a $25 Amazon GC at the end of the month. If you want to see the other stops on the tour, click here:  http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/03/virtual-review-tour-legacy-of-truth-by.html

READ THE BLURB

Thomas O'Shea is the bad boy in a family of overachievers, haunted by what he saw as a child. When he turns to a woman known as The Wizard to help him solve the mystery of his adoptive father's death, the killers start closing in. His childhood memories hold the key to saving his family--if they can uncover the truth buried beneath years of fear and deceit.








READ THE REVIEW

This is my first time reading a book in this series, but it definitely won't be the last. I really liked the main characters in this book and thought Ms. Gabriel did an awesome job at developing their relationship. It felt real and I could so imagine meeting a man like Thomas O'Shea.  I also really liked Jenny and was so glad they met and could meet each others' needs.

This isn't just a romance though--or even mostly. This is a skillfully drawn mystery that kept this reader guessing--always the mark of a good story for me.  I hope to read the remaining books in the series very soon.

MEET THE AUTHOR




For years I've been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life's traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. These triumphs of the human spirit over the ugliest of adversities became the basis for my stories. Yet my dramatic stories have always contained touches of humor, and sometimes I have great fun writing romantic comedy novellas. However, in all my stories, my passion for writing romance is an outlet for the powerful messages that people can overcome great difficulties, and true love can turn life’s heartaches into happily ever after.


My Web site: www.GenieGabriel.com

17 comments:

  1. What did you see Thomas? I love a great mystery.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. LOL, Mary! Not going to give that away. Let's just say sometimes what you think you saw isn't exactly what happened...

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  2. I love the premise of the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Good morning, everyone! I wanted to check in and say thank you to librarian Judith for hosting me and for taking the time to review LEGACY OF TRUTH. I'm so pleased you enjoyed this book! I'll be back after feeding my doggies to talk to all of you.

    And here's a question for everyone. As a child, I read many library books and knew they had to be returned in the same shape as when I borrowed them. To this day, I don't highlight or make notes in books, even ones I own. Do you write in books? Yep, confession time!

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  4. I think it's interesting that the orphaned siblings were adopted by the same parents. That usually doesn't happen...especially with so many kids! BTW, are Patrick and James twins?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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    1. Who was adopted into this family and why is part of the mystery. :)

      No twins in this series except Grady (book #4) and CJ, whose book will wrap up the series in July. Thomas and Johnny are brothers, but not twins.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Another great review. Congratulations. I have loved all of the books in this series.

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  6. It sounds like a great mystery, is that your favorite gendre to write? Have you written any other types.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Shannon! I actually learned to write from wonderfully generous romance authors. That's reflected in the romances and happy endings in my books. Action also snuck into my books--like exploding towns and Thomas playing chicken with a truck to get away from someone who is trying to run him off the road. Toss in a good mystery to solve, and the story will bring out the hero/heroine inside all my characters.

      And there are usually touches of humor and pets in my stories too. :)

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  7. I really love the sound of this book. A great review and it only makes the book sound better.

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    1. Ah, thanks, Momjane! I always appreciate your kind words. :)

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  8. Glad to hear that it's got a good mystery at it's heart! I love stories that blend multiple genres!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  9. Hi, Andra! I'm glad you like blended genres. But it's a struggle to label them sometimes. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. It's after midnight in my little corner, so I'm going to say good-night. Many thanks to Librarian Judith for hosting me and for taking the time to read and review LEGACY OF TRUTH. I appreciate it!

    Thanks also to all who visited and commented. The winner for the $5.00 gift card today is: Ingeborg! CONGRATULATIONS! I'll be contacting you by e-mail to send the gift card.

    Everyone's name will also go into a drawing for a gift card at the end of the month. Hope to see you at another stop on my tour!

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