Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blog Tour: The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

To save her husband and son, Audrey Bofinger must rescue her enemy.

The Bofinger family has lost their church ministry in a scandal exposed by Officer Jack Mansfield. Hoping to heal and to restore their reputation, Audrey, Geoff, and their son Ed take over a failing bakery in the small community.

Driving to the bakery one morning, blinded by fog, Audrey hits a motor scooter owned by Jack’s wife, Julie. The mangled scooter is crushed and bloody. But Julie is nowhere to be found. Her disappearance coincides with a sudden illness that nearly cripples Audrey.

Jack believes the Bofingers have hurt Julie to take revenge on him, but the evidence dries up and her trail goes cold. At a breaking point, Jack takes the tiny bakery and its patrons hostage, issuing only one demand: Audrey has six hours to return Julie to him, or lose Geoff and Ed forever.

With only an excruciating and intuitive gift, an ex-con, and Julie’s estranged daughter to help search for clues, Audrey starts the search of her life for a woman who has vanished like the fog.

Read an excerpt here.

About Erin:

Well-known to critics and reviewers, Erin Healy has established herself as an award-winning editor and a best-selling co-author with Ted Dekker. Healy received wide acclaim for her two debut novels Never Let You Go and The Promises She Keeps . Her work focuses on the psychological and spiritual, driven by high moral stakes. She lives and writes in Colorado with her family.

For more information please visit www.erinhealy.com .

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Enter to win a KitchenAid Mixer and RSVP for Facebook Party on 11/10!

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Let the flour fly! Beginning October 24th, Erin's celebrating the release of her latest page turner, The Baker's Wife, with an outstanding KitchenAid baking prize package giveaway that includes a brand new KitchenAid Mixer, cook books, and all you need to whip up some fabulous bread or sweets! Then and on November 10th she'll be wrapping up the release of The Baker's Wife with an Author Book Chat Party on Facebook! Don't miss a minute of the fun!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • Empire Red 4.5 QT Ultra Power KitchenAid Stand Mixer

  • Black & White Kitschy Apron

  • Black Silicone Oven Mitt

  • Black OXO Rolling Pin

  • Wilton 9X5 loaf pan

  • At My Grandmother's Knee Cookbook by Faye Porter

  • Second Helpings with Johnnie Gabriel Cookbook

  • The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced at The Baker's Wife Author Book Chat Facebok Party. Erin will be wrapping up the The Baker's Wife celebration with a book club chat and giving away a bunch of "sweet treats"! So grab your copy of The Baker's Wife (it's okay if you don't have one yet- you might win one!) and join Erin on the evening of November 10th for a book chat, some "baking" trivia and lots of "sweet" giveaways (books, and Amazon, iTunes & Starbucks gift certificates)!

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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends. Hope to see you on the 10th!

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends. Hope to see you on the 10th!

This is one fun book. It is one of those stories that will have you turning the pages, breathless to see what happens next.

The story is crafted in layers, which gives it nuances of plot that make the book much deeper than it might seem at first glance. There is a tension that squirms through the pages, from the very beginning. What is very interesting is that the book, with the exception of flashbacks, takes place all in one day. That also adds an urgency to the narrative. The Christian aspect of it is not blatant, even for someone like me who is not Christian, so it doesn’t really get in the way of the storyline. All in all, it’s a well-shaped story.

The characters are cleverly developed. Even the “villain”, Jack, is carefully drawn so that he never becomes someone to loathe. We can identify with him, if not wholly agree with his methods. Audrey is also quite interesting, with a skill to feel others’ pain that she must come to grips with throughout the novel. The only character that I didn’t feel was as truthfully done as he could have was Geoff. He seemed too nice, too forgiving and it didn’t ring quite true. I doubt any of us would react with such mercy towards someone who’d kidnapped our child. But since he is really not the protagonist, it doesn’t bother the reader too much.

This was a wonderful read, and I can easily recommend it to pretty much everyone

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