Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book Review & Give Away: Haunts Haven by Joan Sowards

Today, I have the opportunity to review Haunts Haven by Joan Sowards. From Joan's website:

"Any house that sits empty for sixty years is apt to gather a few ghost stories in its dust."

Callie Wilford doesn't believe in ghosts, but as soon as the former school teacher arrives in the tiny town of Cassady Springs--home of two feuding families and a cafe owner with a startling story--residents start telling her tales of a ghost who "guards" her century-old, deserted inn. Unfortunately, it is soon apparent that there is more truth than fiction to the stories. While Callie has the courage to unearth tragic secrets to claim her heritage, it takes a handsome cowboy--and a lonely rancher--to prove that her own long-guarded heart may be able to love again.


Haunts Haven is an LDS ghost story with a romantic twist. I really enjoyed this book. With any good ghost story, you expect mystery, suspense, and some spine tingling. Haunts Haven delivered all of that and more. I enjoyed Callie's twisted romantic feelings. She can't help falling in love with the mysterious cowboy who keeps popping up just when she needs to see him . . . or the attraction she feels for the sometimes annoying rancher who is her closest neighbor.

The only part of this book that disappointed me was that I figured out the mystery much earlier than Callie did. There was a redeeming value in that even though I had it all figured out, there was a twist at the end that surprised me. Believe me, you may think you know the ghost's story, but you really don't until the end. It's an excellent twist! Want to know more? Then read the book!

You can purchase Haunts Haven online at Amazon.com or DeseretBook.com. Or just follow the link below:



Haunts Haven Give Away!

I have two copies of Haunts Haven by Joan Sowards for this give away. There are several ways to enter - be sure to leave a comment for each entry! This contest ends on Jan. 14th at noon. The winners will be announced that evening and must contact me within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Please note: I only ship within the United States.

1. Leave a comment on this post. Tell me why you'd like this book.

2.Facebook the contest and share the link back to this post.

3. Tweet about this contest with a link to this post.

4. Follow me on Twitter @TaDaFerguson

5. Become a Queen of the Clan follower on Facebook.

6. Sign up for my newsletter-- email: QueenOfTheClan@gmail.com

7. Follow my blog & leave me a comment.




Receive additional 5 entries! Blog about this contest. If you have a private blog, it will not be eligible for this part of the contest. In your blog post, please use the tags: Queen of the Clan and Joan Sowards. Also, be sure to provide a link back to my blog: www.QueenOfTheClan.com

31 comments:

Lynn Parsons said...

I'd love this book because I love mysteries and surprising plot twists!

Lynn

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

Ooo, I'd love to win this book, because:
1. I love suspense.
2. I'm intrigued by ghost stories.

Since you're giving away two copies, is it possible for me to enter to win both? One for me and one to giveaway at my blog?

I've commented, so that's one entry.

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

I WOULD announce your contest on FB, but I've heard that FB no longer allows give-away announcements there, unless they're paid for.

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

I've tweeted (and retweeted) your contest!

C.L. (Cindy) Beck, author said...

I already follow you on Twitter, Facebook, get your newsletter, and follow the blog. Do those count for anything? :)

mindy said...

because it sounds like a wonderful read thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Bre Ahrens said...

Oh, I love a good ghost story! (I drive my husband crazy watching reruns of Ghost Whisperer!) Plus I'm going to need something to do when I'm nursing not one, but TWO babies! Ah, the joys of twins. :)

cstironkat said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/cstironkat

Cathy Witbeck said...

Hey Danyelle, I am now a fan on facebook. I get your newsletter and I would love a copy of the book because ghost stories are right up my alley. Thanks for the fun contest.

Deedles said...

I'd love this book because I love a good mystery and ghost story. This sounds like a great read.
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Chanda Starr said...

Following you on Facebook!

Chanda Starr said...

I'd love to read this book because I love to read anything and could use a little mystery in my life!

LittleEagle said...

Who wouldn't like a good ghost story. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

susan said...

I love mystery books, because I love to guess who did it :)

Rebecca Talley said...

Cindy is taking up way too many entries! :) I never win contests, but I'd love to win this book. Joan is part of my ANWA writing group and I love a good ghost story.

Rachelle said...

I'd love to read a good ghost story.
I tweeted, FB, I'm a follower and newsletter subscriber. I also follow your blog.
so that should be 7 entries. :)

bison61 said...

twist at the end and ghosts - I would love to read this

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Nickolay said...

I am a huge fan of a good mystery and there is a lot of Winter left to do some good reading

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Twitter follower

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Connie Hall said...

I can hardly wait to read this book. Ghost stories are my favorite type of books to read.

Connie Hall said...

I already receive your newsletter and always look forward to reading it.

Connie Hall said...

I am already your follower on face book.

windycindy said...

I would enjoy reading the spine tingling and suspense book. The
romance doesn't hurt, either!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/cindi512?v=feed&story_fbid=266955527248&ref=nf.
Again, thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/7725601603.
Merci, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I also follow you on Twitter!
Thanks, Cindi
cmh512
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I follow Queen of the Clan follower on Facebook.....
Thanks, Cindi
Cindi H.
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windycindy said...

Email subscriber!
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

Follow your blog!
Merci beaucoup.....Cindi
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Review Disclaimer: Sometimes a book I review has been sent to me for free by a publisher or an author. This in no way effects my review, which is my own opinion about whether the book was a good read for me, fit my tastes, and if I would recommend it to others. Other than possibly a free book, I am not compensated in any way for posting a review.