Friday, July 27, 2018

"Revealed" by Elaine Manders Book Tour and GiveAway

About the Book

Title: Revealed  
Author: Elaine Manders
Genre: Christian Historical Romance  
Release Date: December 27, 2018  

Nothing can be hidden that won’t be revealed. When her father dies, Katherine Levinson discovers her parents have kept secrets that render her happy childhood a farce. She and her gravely ill mother face eviction, and she has no choice but to appeal to the brother she’s never seen, the famous cattle baron, Rhyan Cason. Over her gravely ill mother’s objections, they move to Nebraska and the sprawling cattle ranch, Sollano. Instead of the warm welcome Katherine expects, she and her mother are met with whispers and scorn in the little prairie town near Sollano. Gradually, the sins of her parents’ past surface, and Katherine begins to doubt her very identify. With her brother busy with cattle rustlers and her mother too ill to be bothered, Katherine turns to Colt Holliman, a soft-spoken neighboring rancher, for comfort. Tired of waiting for the right woman to come along, Colt has promised to wait for Charley Ryder, an acclaimed female sharp shooter and equestrian acrobat with the Wild West Show, but it’s becoming clear Charley loves the show more than him. As his attraction to Katherine grows, he finds himself spiritually conflicted. How can he break from past commitments and follow his heart? Then unexpected danger strikes, testing Katherine’s and Colt’s faith in God—and each other.

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My Review:
"Revealed" by Elaine Manders is a really good story. It is the third book in the "Intrigue under Western Skies "Series and answers questions that are raised in the other two books. The following quote is taken from the author's guest post on the blog tour "Some of the characters show up in every book, with new ones added along the way. But the books can be read out of sequence since each one has a different premise and plot." I only added that quote to my review to say, while you can enjoy this story without reading the other ones, I recommend reading in order to get the full suspense of the books, if you read out of order you already know the answers.

This story has twists and turns that surprised me.

This story shows that characters need to trust God and wait on Him for all life issues, even who to marry.

This book shows that greed makes people do things that are evil. There is one scene that made me want to stop reading, I was thinking, Oh no. I can't handle this if something happens to Davey. But, I am happy to say I am glad I kept reading.

The characters in these stories are true to life. There are some that readers want to be friends with and some that readers want to avoid or shake some sense into.

I think if you are a fan of the Wild West Shows and circus performers, you will like this book because of Charley. Her performance with the ring of fire and other acts are described so well you can imagine you are watching them instead of reading about them.

The ending has me wondering if a fourth book is coming.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author

Elaine Manders writes wholesome Christian romance and suspense about the bold, capable women of history and the strong, dependable men who love them. Her stories twist, turn, and surprise, told by characters who aren’t afraid to show their love for God and each other. She grew up a small town country girl and now lives in Central Georgia with her fur baby. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, sewing, crafts, and spending time with her family.

Guest Post from Elaine Manders

My Backstory
Intrigue under Western Skies Series, Book 3
Back when I watched television, drama series were my favorite—Little House of the Prairie, the Waltons, the Virginian. I was caught up in the lives of these characters and looked forward to seeing what they were up to each week. For much the same reason, I enjoy writing episodic series. Intrigue under Western Skies, a blended genre, historical romantic suspense series falls in this category. Some of the characters show up in every book, with new ones added along the way. But the books can be read out of sequence since each one has a different premise and plot. In Revealed, Book 3 of Intrigue under Western Skies, I wanted to give Colt Holliman, previously introduced as a secondary character, his own HEA. Also, it seemed the time to reveal what happened to Rhyan Cason’s mother, the woman who’d caused so much angst in the first two books. More importantly, it gave me the opportunity to introduce Katherine, the sister he never knew existed. Unexpectedly, my research led me to the history of show business, and how it developed through the Wild West shows of the nineteenth century. From that, a mystery evolved. The spiritual thread running through Revealed explores the emotions of a young woman who discovers blood relatives have been hidden from her. Can she accept and love her new family and forgive the sins of her parents? Maybe the greatest insight I gained from writing Revealed is that one can never trust his own heart without first trusting God.

Blog Stops

                                                     Carpe Diem, July 17

The Avid Reader, July 18
Remembrancy, July 19
Mary Hake, July 20
cherylbbookblog, July 27
Pause for Tales, July 27
Henry Happens, July 29
Bigreadersite, July 29
                                                         For The Love of Books, July 30


To celebrate her tour, Elaine is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


stitchesthrutime said...

Thank you for hosting my tour, Debbie, and your review. I value your opinion. I'm glad you mentioned a Book 4, because I've about finished the research on that and ready to write. It will be a new love story, of course, and cover the tough subject of mental illness.

Debbie Curto said...

I am eagerly awaiting this book

kim hansen said...

Love the cover, sounds good.

Library Lady said...

Oh, my goodness!
I can't wait to read the rest of this book.
If I win, the GC will be used to buy books for my church library.
Janet E.