Monday, April 8, 2013

Straight Reading from the Library: Never-Ending Night by Tanya Stowe

Never-Ending Night is an Inspirationl Romantic Suspense by Tanya Stowe that released Friday. Tanya will be awarding a print copy of her Inspirational historical, Tender Touch, at today's stop (US only - eBook copies will be substituted for international winners). A grand prize of ecopies of the first 4 books in the Heart's Haven collection will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon GC will be awarded to two randomly drawn hosts. This tour is being organized by Goddess Fish Promotions and the rest of the stops can be seen here:


On the eve of the Battle of Shiloh, Union soldier Tyler Sheridan has a premonition he is going to die. That night, he writes an epic anti-war poem called “Never-ending Night.” The next day, a cannonball explodes in front of him, but rather than walking through the gates of Heaven, Tyler steps into a modern-day Civil War reenactment. Confused by a world he can’t comprehend, Tyler has no choice but to rely on a beautiful and fascinating photojournalist for help. As Stacy Sutton watches Tyler emerge from the rising smoke of faux cannon fire, she’s amazed by the authenticity of his uniform and demeanor—and then he claims to be from the nineteenth century, a mere delusion according to doctors. But Stacy’s not convinced Tyler is delusional and sees helping him as her second chance—an opportunity to atone for the death of her partner...and her past. As the mystery surrounding Tyler’s appearance deepens, it threatens any hope they have of a future together, and Stacy finds she must discover whether the man she loves is a traveller through time or a mad man lost in his own delusions.


I picked up this book because I love time travel and I love the Civil War...and I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I read it in one sitting.  

Ms. Stowe did a tremendous job in creating three-dimensional characters --they aren't perfect, but they are real. Both Tyler and Stacy have their demons to confront and work through as they work together through the mystery surrounding Tyler's appearance.

Tyler's strong faith, even when he doesn't know who he is or what he's doing, serves as a light for Stacy to latch on to. There's no preachiness in this story--just a quiet faith that shines through.  Good job, Ms. Stowe!

I will definitely be looking for more works by this author.


Tanya Stowe has had an eclectic career in market research, arts education and event coordination.  She has written for television, publicity firms, national publications, and even collaborated on a Christmas musical.  Tanya has been married to her high school sweetheart for thirty-nine years.  They have four children and eighteen grandchildren.  Recently her husband retired from government work to take a new position.  They live in the Middle East and are sharing many new adventures.

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  1. Thank you, Librarian Judith, for hosting this event. It's great to be here and thanks so much for the wonderful review. Currently, I'm living in the Middle East and the time difference is a challenge! It's early morning for you all and afternoon for me. By the time most readers will have the chance to check in, I'll be heading to bed. But I'm looking forward to chatting for as long as I can!

  2. I love time travel, the book sounds great. I just added it to my read list.


    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. I'll enter your name in the drawing!

  3. It's late here in my part of the world so I'll be heading off to bed. I'll check back tomorrow to answer questions or comments. Thanks all!

  4. Thanks, Librarian Judith, for introducing Never Ending Night...and me to your readers. Take care all!