Tribute Book Tour Telling Lies by Cathi Stoler

Tribute Book Tour Telling Lies by Cathi Stoler
Telling Lies Description:

How many lies does it take to get away with murder?

When a chance encounter in Florence’s Uffizi Museum plunges Women Now editor Laurel Imperiole and private investigator Helen McCorkendale into an investigation of missing persons and stolen Nazi art, the women find themselves ensnared in a deadly maze of greed and deceit.

Could the man Laurel bumped into have been Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and friend who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11? Was it possible he was still alive and had disappeared without a trace?

Laurel, who was vacationing in Italy with her boyfriend, Aaron Gerrad, a New York City detective, is thoroughly shaken by the experience of seemingly meeting a dead man. Sargasso was supposedly killed that day during a meeting regarding the sale of a 150 million dollar painting between a Japanese billionaire and a Wall Street tycoon. Determined to get to the bottom of things, she and Helen investigate in Italy and in New York.

As she delves deeper, Laurel leaves the truth behind, telling lies to Aaron about her actions and the liaison she’s formed with Lior Stern, an Israeli Mossad agent with an agenda of his own. One lie leads to another, entangling everyone and everything the women encounter, including murder and the painting at the heart of the affair.

Searching for answers, Laurel and Helen thread their way through a sinister skein of lies that take them on a whirlwind journey that could end in death.

My Thoughts

When Laurel Imperiole and Aaron Gerrard go on a vacation to Florence, Italy, imagine the shock when Laurel bumps into Jess Sargasso who died in the 9/11 tragedy. Well, everyone including his wife thought he died then. How could someone do this to their wife and family? Laurel was determined to find out what was going on because Jeff’s wife was one of her good friends and she was there during the grieving of Jeff’s loss.  Aaron finally believes Laurel really does see Sargasso and joins in with the search, since he is a NYPD Identity Theft Chief along with private investigator Helen McCorkendale from NY.

This fast-pace thriller starts at the beginning when Laurel accidentally bumps into Jeff at an art gallery in Italy. Jeff Sargasso was an art dealer owning an art gallery in NYC. Laurel remembers Sargasso working on an extremely large money deal between MMJapan Corporation CEO Miayamu Moto, a billionaire wanting his hands on a piece of art lost during WWII and Alfred Hammersmith,CEO. Hammersmith was also killed in the 9/11 tragedy. Moto was only one of many people wanting his hands on this masterpiece.

I was captured from the very beginning of this story. There are so many different twist and turns in the story the reader is kept guessing throughout the book, and you really don’t know who to believe. And the very idea of Sargasso faking his death just for his own greedy satisfaction.

A couple of things about Sargasso that left me wondering was, he mentioned several times about things he had to do to get where he was in Italy. He had to change his identity and appearance but mentioning these things was after killing his supposed girlfriend, so it sounded like he was talking about other horrible things such as this. The book leaves you hanging on these things. Also, I really thought Sargasso deserved more than what he got at the end. Like maybe having to face the people he lied to and faking his death. This jerk deserved the humiliation of at least that. I was disappointed in this.

Overall this was a really good suspense thriller, and anyone liking this genre of books will enjoy this. There is some language that could have been left out as far as I’m concerned though. I hope there is a Book 2 to the series to tie up some loose ends left in this book. The masterpiece is still a mystery so maybe it will be!

I rec’d this book from Kregel publishers for an honest review.

Cathi Stoler’s Bio:

Cathi Stoler was an award-winning advertising copywriter. Telling Lies is her first mystery/suspense novel. Other novels in this series will include Keeping Secrets, which delves into the subject of hidden identity, and, The Hard Way, a story about the international diamond smuggling. She has also written several short stories including Fatal Flaw, which was published online this April at Beat To A Pulp and Out of Luck, which will be included in the upcoming New York Sisters in Crime anthology, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices. In addition to Sisters in Crime, Cathi is also a member of Mystery Writers of America and Women of Mystery.
Paperback
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9781603818438
Pages: 270
Release: April 11, 2011

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Tribute Books Tour…Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty….By Neil Hanson and Free e-book

Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty….By Neil Hanson

Hey folks….Free book for everyone who leaves a comment. Please see info at the end of this posting.

Paperback
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 9780982639108
Pages: 132
Release: May 2010

Book Description:
In this story told in the first-person form of a letter from a middle-aged man to his deceased father, Hanson invites us to journey with him through the final days of the father’s life, finding a magical transition waiting at the end of that journey. The story weaves end-of-life reality and spiritual questioning into a sensitive and revealing tapestry of Truth and Wisdom. The tapestry is colored with true stories of mystical experiences that inform the spiritual path of the son.

Most of us will face difficult and painful end-of-life decisions with the most important people in our lives. The threads of this aspect of the story are sensitive, and Hanson reveals the struggles and destinations of the son as he wrestles deeply with the journey that he must walk in making these decisions for his dying father.

My Review

Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty….By Neil Hanson

In Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty, Hanson has written a different book that I’ve ever read. From the beginning, he opens up about his feelings when he lost his father. The book is written as a letter to his dad, telling him about the days he and the family spent by his bedside waiting for him to breathe his final breath. Because his father never recovered from the coma he was in when brought to the hospital, Hanson had no closure for his dad’s death, no final goodby’s, only the days sitting and waiting, not being able to communicate. As he writes this letter, he also thinks back to the times he may have disappointed his dad and ask forgiveness, and the times his dad wasn’t there for him and accepts forgiveness for those times.

This is a very personal letter where the author pours out his soul over losing his dad in the way he did. Having had the honor of being at both my parent’s bedside when they passed away, I feel this book is something that can help all of us who have watched our parents breathe their last breath. With my dad, we had known for a while his time with us was short, with my mom we had 12 hours after we were told she wouldn’t make it through the night. With both, losing them was the same, just in a little different way, with both it was so very difficult and heartbreaking, with both there were a lot of unanswered questions.

I appreciate this author being able to put his inner feelings into writing and publish it to help others. A very difficult task that would be too painful for me to do. Though Hanson didn’t talk about any specific religion, a lot of the things he said related to a relationship with the Lord. When we know our parents left this life to spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, we have a peace that only the true God can give.

Thank you to Nicole at Tribute books for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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Neil Hanson’s Bio:
Neil Hanson lives and works in Colorado. Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty is his first book. He blogs actively and writes articles for periodicals. He is an avid outdoorsman, passionate about hunting and fishing. He spends a great deal of time bicycling the roads and trails of Colorado, and backcountry skiing in winter. His passion for gardening spills over into a joint venture with his oldest son, where they operate a landscaping and construction company in Colorado.
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Care For Creation….Book Review

Care For Creation….Book Review

Do you teach your children to care for our land? Do you teach them to recycle, to help keep their  community clean and to use chemical free cleaning products?  This is what Care for Creation is about, teaching young readers the responsibility in keeping our world an environmentally safe place to live. This book is full of ideas and tips to help us do a better job of taking care of our earth.  At the end of the book, there are discussion questions to understand better how to do this as well as suggested activities readers can do together to make keeping this earth clean.

I love this book from cover to cover! The pages with text are a cream color with the font brown making it easy on the eyes to read. And there are so many beautiful pictures to capture the interest of the young reader and also help to better understand the story. And the scripture verse on each page to go along with what the author is teaching is a special bonus to assure young readers the Bible teaches us to keep our earth clean. This cute little book is a must for your child’s library, and I recommend it for school, church public and Libraries as well.

This book was provided by Tribute Books. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The review is my opinion only.

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Book web site:
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Christy Baldwin Bio:
Writing has been a passion of Christy’s since she was very young. As a child, she loved to write stories for her grandfather and poems just for fun. She lives in Mason, Ohio with her family and is active in church, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and volunteering with various organizations. Christy has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville University and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Scranton. She is a stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her kids and being involved in their schools. Her previous children’s titles include Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night and Remembering Wilma.

 

A Different Kind of Hero……….. Book Review

A Different Kind of Hero……….. Book Review

My Review
This is a story about Tomagochi the monkey. Tomagochi thought he was a boring plain monkey and that made him sad. Even his friends Peshe the tiger and Mocho the tucan couldn’t cheer him up. Then one day several men came into the rainforest where the animals lived with bulldozers and axes to destroy the forest. That’s when Tomagochi discovered something very special about himself that none of the other animals could do. What do you think happened? Did these men destroy the rain forest? Or wonder if Tomagochi did something to stop them? How about getting a copy of this book and find out what happened to Tomagochi and his friends?

My favorite children stories are those teaching young readers that everyone is unique and special in their own way, just as the author teaches in this wonderful book. I liked that Tomagochi’s friends were supporting him and helping him to understand how important each of them were. The characters are adorable and the colors used in this book fit wonderfully with the story. The green background even gives you the forest feel while reading this book.  I recommend all libraries that have children’s books to grab a couple copies of this awesome little book for children to have access to. And of course it would make a great addition to your child’s library as well.

This book was provided by Tribute Books. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The review is my opinion only.

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Leah Beth Evans’s Facebook:
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Leah Beth Evans’s Bio:
Leah Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, her story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.

 

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Colleen Gedrich’s Bio:
Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.

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Paperback
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9780979504525
Pages: 40

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