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Monday, November 14, 2011

KCWC Blog Tour The Promise of Deer Run & Grand Prize Giveaway

About The Promise of Deer Run: 

America’s war for freedom from England has been over for seven years, but the wounds of that conflict still haunt the minds and hearts of the residents of Deer Run. Young American veteran Nathaniel Stearns has withdrawn to a life of isolation as he awaits his father who never returned from the war.

A near-tragedy in the woods brings Nathaniel face-to-face with nineteen-year-old Sarah Thomsen, someone he had long admired but he assumed had eyes for another. This chance encounter opens a crack into the door of his heart as mutual affection quickly blooms.

But slander and lies soon mar the budding romance, rendering both Sarah and Nathaniel wounded and untrusting as their faith in both their God and each other is shattered. Set in 1790, this book continues the story of the Thomsen and Lowe families as they struggle to survive in the aftermath of the war that birthed the United States.

About the Author:
Although currently living in the Midwest, Elaine Marie Cooper spent much of her childhood in Massachusetts. She has long been interested in family history as well as Early American history. She is a registered nurse and an award-winning freelance writer.

Elaine is a regular contributor to a blog on the Midwest called The Barn Door ( She continues with magazine freelance writing and is currently working on the sequel to "The Road to Deer Run."

She lives with her husband of 35 years (Steve) and three dogs and one cat. Both her sons are married and Elaine is "Grammie" to triplets. Her only daughter Bethany died in 2003 from a brain tumor. "The Road to Deer Run" is lovingly dedicated to her memory.

My Thoughts:
This is an excellent book and though fictional, one I would recommend for anyone who loves reading books pertaining to the history of war and the affects it has on the people who fought in them and continue to do so.  The main character Daniel's loss of his father touched me deeply along with his struggles of keeping faith not only for himself but for those around him.  This is definitely on my Father-in-Law's Christmas Reading List.

*Leave a comment - One name will be drawn using November 18th to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing through KCWS on November 21st. Please leave an email address so I can contact you.

Grand Prize (Retail Value: $297.38) Contains:
  • Basket
  • $25 Starbucks gift card  
  • Spode Christmas teapot  
  • Spode Christmas mugs   
  • Yankee candle
  • Hardbound copy The Road to Deer Run
  • Hardbound copy The Promise of Deer Run
  • Bath and Body Paris Amour scent  

This book was provided for review by Kathy Carlton Willis Communications.  I was not compensated in any way in order to provide a positive review. All opinion are my own. For further policy disclosure please click here.


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