Today is the first day in my “author/book” promotion addition to my blog. As I mentioned the other day, it just seems right to share authors and books with my readers since I am after all an author and a quilter.
I’m starting with the book, Stolen, by Vivian Zabel. You can read Vivian’s bio on some of the other blogs hosting her book. A list of them is at the end of this post.This post is to tell you a little about the book . Also at the end of the post look for information about a contest Vivian is having along with this book tour and promotion. And now, the book.
I admit it, I like endings. Many of my friends are aghast that I read the ending of a book first. It is a habit I started a long time ago when I was reading formula books. If I didn’t like the ending, I didn’t want to read about the journey to get there.
I’m not as bad as I used to be, but still, I like to read the endings first. Which is what I did with STOLEN. I won’t tell you the ending, or what about it made me want to read about the journey. Let’s just say I read the whole book.
I will however give you a small glimpse into the book, a book that would certainly qualify for the Oprah Book Club if she were still doing that.
It’s a story of pain and triumph. A story of lost and found love. It’s of family,bound both by blood and by love. Main character Torri has an okay life. It isn’t the best, and she knows there’s problems in her marriage but she’s willing to stay and try to make them work. If for no other reason than her two children need their family.
That is until her world comes crashing down and she’s forced to admit the problems are more than she can work out alone, and her husband has no intention of trying to make things work.
Luckily for Torri she has a family in Oklahoma ready and willing to help her pick up the pieces of her life. Just when it looks like life will be ok after all, wham, she’s hit again. This time with the abduction of her children.
The heart-wrenching story is about how Torri and her family once again pick up the remaining pieces and continue on with those two vital parts of their lives removed. Vivian writes eloquently of the pain each step forward causes, but she doesn’t deny the joy that is still to be found.
Vivian did her research, both academic and real life as she and her family lived through this horrendous experience. She was able to take the pain, and knowledge and weave a griping tale. Her research shows both in the true feel of the story and in the statistics she adds at the back of the book about abducted children.
As I mentioned earlier, this is a book that would most certainly fit on Oprah’s bookshelf if she were still doing the book of the month club, I don’t think she is. It’s certainly worth a spot on the bookshelves of anyone with children in their lives.
Don’t forget to check out her previous stops:
Wednesday, December 1 she was in Arkansas with Velda Brotherton:
Thursday, December 2 The Old Silly’s Free Spirit Blog hosted her.
Friday, December 3 she was with Amy Shojai in Texas at Amy’s blog.
Today, December 4, she is both here, and with Holly Jahangiri.
For the rest of our tour check out these blogs:
Dec.5 – Caroline Clemmons
Dec. 6 – Karen Coiffi-Ventrice
Dec. 7 – JR Turner
Dec. 8 – Diane G. Sagan
Dec. 9 – Debra Eckerling
Dec, 10 – Margaret (Peggy) Fieland
In addition, Vivian is offering the host with the most comments a complimentary ARC of the book as well as an ARC, or ARC pdf if you’re out of the United States, to someone not hosting the blog tour who promotes the book. When you promote the book please come back here and leave a comment about it, or tell Vivian at her website so she knows who to include in the drawing. Plus, she is offering an ARC to two people who give her another possible ending for the book. ARC means, advanced reader copy.
Please, leave comments here and on the other blogs and help promote this touching, informative books.
Once again, I’ll see you next time. Enjoy.