Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My Sister's Prayer

GIVEAWAY

CLARK, MINDY STARNS
GOULD, LESLIE
My Sister's Prayer

Women of fearless devotion

Virginia, 1704

Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman -- until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister, Berta, has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World?

Virginia, present day

Madeline "Maddee" Talbot has her hands full when she agrees to take in her younger sister, Nicole following a serious car accident. The Young women grew apart when Nicole fell into drug addiction, and Maddee prays this will be the start of a better life for her sister. But as they investigate a trauma from their childhood, Maddee must keep a diligent eye on Nicole -- and the shadowy figure watching them from afar.

From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, My Sister's Prayer tells the epic tale of two women compelled to protect their sisters, confront their fears and navigate the muddy waters of betrayal to find true love.

My Review:

The second book in The Cousins of the Dove series and I love the continuation of dueling timelines. The parallel sister stories make for a gripping read. Though they share some commonalities, they are are also unique so it's like getting two books in one. And yes, this novel can be read as a standalone. There is an ongoing mystery in the present day timeline that carries through each book but the authors do a great job of presenting necessary information from the first book so a new-to-the-series reader won't feel lost at all.

In 21st century Virginia sisters Maddee and Nicole deal with a traumatic incident from the past in very different ways. Maddee leads a contained, organized and structured life while Nicole follows the promptings of her free spirit with disastrous results. There's plenty of angst, unresolved issues and a domineering grandmother that I have a love/hate relationship with. Oh....and romance! Not to mention a decades old mystery that seems to be haunting them still.

Centuries earlier the Talbot's ancestors face their own struggles in the New World. The historical details are riveting. From the voyage across the ocean -- shudder! -- to the duplicity of men dealing with the indentured servants, their story is rife with conflict and danger. These sisters have their own relationship issues to resolve before they can face a future as allies and friends. And, oh yeah, even more romance!

Absorbing right through to the very last page. I can't wait to read My Daughter's Legacy which releases in July of this year.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of My Sister's Prayer please leave a comment or send me an email at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line to make it easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 23 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. I've heard a great deal about this author (all good!) and this series. Of course I'm interested ;-)

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    1. It's a great series and these two authors make an awesome team. Good luck, Trixi.

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    1. Isn't the dual timeline great? Such a neat way to tell a story.

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    2. The 2 always tell great stories but yes the timeline of the dual was great.

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  3. Never heard about this author! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould have written an Amish series together (4 books) as well as this one. They make a great team. Good luck, Susan.

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  4. Thank you for introducing me to a new team of authors because your review convinced me to give it a try. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. I predict that you will love them, Diane. Good luck.

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  5. Haven't read this team of authors' books but have heard great things! Thanks for the review. Now I must put all three books on my TBR pile.

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    1. I love the dual timeline angle and they do it so well. Good luck, Mindy.

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  6. I have read earlier books by Mindy. Loved them. This series sounds very good . I like stories that connect to the character's history. This seems like a great read! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet. Would love to win!

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    1. It really is, Paula. Sounds like your kind of read. Good luck.

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  7. Thank you for the chance. Blessings
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Sounds good thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. iamabho at gmail dot com 😃

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  9. Sounds like a great read! Have a great day!

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  10. Enjoyed the review. This looks like a very interesting series.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. Have been wanting to read this one. Pick me, pick me! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL -- you're in the draw, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  12. Sounds like an awesome read. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
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  13. This series is on my wishlist :) It sounds amazing!
    Thank you for the giveaway and for your review.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. It's a really neat premise for a series. I like how the books flow into each other but they can be read as standalones as well. Good luck, Melody.

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  14. Mindy and Leslie are both great authors. This story sounds like it would be a great one. Thanks for your review and the giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Donna. Good luck.

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