Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Face of the Earth By Deborah Raney And A Party!

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:
What if she never came home . . . ?

When Mitchell Brannon’s beloved wife sets off for home after a conference, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised that Jill’s car isn’t in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. “Hey, babe, I’m just now checking out of the hotel, but I’ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you.” Hours later, Jill still hasn’t returned, and Mitch’s irritation turns to dread.

When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill’s best friend, Shelley, to help search. As hours turn into days and days into weeks, Mitch and Shelley’s friendship grows ever closer—and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.

My Thoughts:

The Face of the Earth is the fourth book of Deborah Raney's I have had the joy of reading.  In The Face of the Earth Jill Brannon attends a conference for work out of town, on the day she is to return, she doesn't make it home. The last contact her husband had was a message she left saying she was leaving and would pick up some groceries and head home. As the night goes on, Mitch, Jill's husband, finds himself sick with worry.  Finally he calls the police and Jill's best friend, Shelley, who has been their next door neighbor for years comes over to help. With no leads and no idea of anything the police and Jill's family and friends continue to search.  As weeks and months go on Mitch doesn't know if Jill is alive and left him or if she died and no one has found her yet.  Also as Mitch and Shelley spend more and more time together their relationship becomes much more complicated because each one of them has feelings for the other.

The Face of the Earth is a wonderfully written book that grabbed me from the first chapter until the very end. The mystery and suspense truly keeps you going until the end.  As I read this book, I could really empathize with Jill's husband. As I read, I could feel the panic and heartbreak Mitch felt, the helplessness.  Deborah Raney did an excellent job writing real characters that didn't have all the right answers or solutions.  I truly enjoyed this latest book by Deborah Raney. I found myself laughing and crying during my journey with these characters. As I read, I truly felt like I was there, watching this all unfold and taking part in it, if even in a small way.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction! You won't be disappointed. I look forward to reading more from Deborah Raney!   I give this book 4.5 Stars.

  Win a “Date Night” Prize Pack from Deborah Raney and RSVP for her 5/30 Facebook Party! BLOG CODE: Deborah is celebrating with a fun "Date Night" Giveaway (win a $200 Visa Cash Card!) and an Author Chat Party on Facebook! {5/30}
   One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Use that to catch up with a loved one – your spouse, friend, sister, mom…whomever!)
  • The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 29th. Winner will be announced at the "The Face of the Earth" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 30th. Connect with Deborah for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Deborah will also be sharing a sneak peek of her next book and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Face of the Earth and join Deborah on the evening of May 30th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

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