Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Straight Reading at the Library: Blue 52 by Elaine Cantrell

Blue 52 by Elaine Cantrell was sent to The Library as part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Elaine will be awarding a free ecopy of Return Engagement to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop and a Grand prize of a $50 gift certificate for Amazon or Barnes and Noble to one commenter. The other stops on the tour can be seen here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2014/02/virtual-nbtm-reviews-tour-blue-52-by.html.
 
READ THE BLURB


3_10 Cover_Blue52"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood"
December 29, 2018

Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him. Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever.

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READ THE REVIEW


This was a very enjoyable book... the suspense was well written and it was good to get a small glimpse into what life might be like thirty years from now.  It's an interesting look at the possibility of time travel.

The majority of the book, though, focuses on Hank and Kathryn and their relationship.  Ms. Cantrell does a magnificent job in bringing these two together, even though their first meetings were anything but smooth.  There's a nice bit of "fate" involved with them... and I like that :-)

I thought as I was reading that there should have been another book, just based on what Hank was sharing about his parents--and I'm very glad to discover that, yes indeed. Ms. Cantrell does have another book out with this family.  Good job, Ms. Cantrell, I am lovin' these characters!

MEET THE AUTHOR


3_10 AuthorPicElaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University. She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors. Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest. When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.

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17 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for your review. I got so involved in the Lovinggood family that I couldn't let them go. I'm working on book 3 now.

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  2. Great review. Makes me want to run out and get the book.

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    1. Oh, and I hope you will! LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  3. Thanks for the review Judith. I'm so intrigued by the time travel aspect of this book; most of this genre deals w/going back but we rarely get a glimpse of the future unless it's written as sci-fi. Thanks for sharing.

    ilookfamous(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome. In Blue 52 life isn't terribly different from what we have now. Technology will have improved, but people will still eat pizza, buy new light bulbs for their homes, enjoy driving their cars, and fall in love.

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  4. Nice review, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much, Rita. Good luck in the contest.

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  5. Readers, what do you think the future will look like?

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  6. The only thing I'm sure of is that the future will look less futuristic than we expect...what happened to all the cool Jetsons-like stuff we were supposed to have?

    Trix, vitajex(At)Aol(Dot)com

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    1. I don't know either, Trix. I always wanted a car that could fly, but so far that's only a dream..

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  7. Interesting choice of last name - "Lovinggood." Can you tell us a bit about that?

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    1. Oh that was the last name of the lady who cut my hair. I thought it was unusual and decided to borrow it. It fits a romance, doesn't it?

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  8. Washington, DC + Scientists + Mystery + Thriller = Priceless :-)

    sandy.mccarthy@yahoo.com

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  10. Sounds like an interesting read! Entering under the name of Virginia

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  11. Sounds interesting! entering under the name of Virginia

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