Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello - REVIEW and CONTEST!!

Sibella’s celebrating the release of The Mountains Bow Down with a blog tour, a Cruise prize pack worth over $500 and a Facebook Party! Don't miss a minute of the fun.

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • A $500 gift certificate toward the cruise of their choice from Vacations To Go.

  • The entire set of the Raleigh Harmon series.

To enter click one of the icons below. Then tell your friends. And enter soon - the giveaway ends on 4/1! The winner will be announced at Sibella’s Raleigh Harmon Book Club Party on FB April 5th, 2011! Don’t miss the fun – prizes, books and gab!

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About the Facebook Party: Join Sibella and fans of the Raleigh Harmon series on April 5th at 5:00 pm PST (6 MST, 7 CST & 8 EST) for a Facebook Book Club Party. Sibella will be giving away some fun prizes, testing your trivia skills and hosting a book chat about the Raleigh Harmon books. Have questions you'd like to chat about - leave them on the Event page.

About the Book:
Everything's going to work out. Time away always makes things better . . ..

That's what FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon believes as she boards a cruise to Alaska. A land of mountains and gems and minerals, The Last Frontier is a dream destination for this forensic geologist who's hoping to leave behind a hectic work schedule and an engagement drained of romance.

But when a passenger goes missing and winds up dead, Raleigh's vacation suddenly gets lost at sea. The ship's security chief tries to rule the death a suicide, but Raleigh's forensics background points to a much darker conclusion: Somewhere onboard, a ruthless murderer walks free.

Engulfed by one of her toughest cases yet, Raleigh requests assistance from the FBI and receives her nemesis-perpetual ladies man Special Agent Jack Stephanson. As the cruise ship sails through the Inside Passage, Raleigh has five days to solve a high-profile murder, provide consultation for a movie filming onboard, and figure out her increasingly complicated feelings for Jack-who might not be such a jerk after all.

And that's only her work life. Family offers even more challenges. Joined on the cruise by her mother and aunt, Raleigh watches helplessly as disturbing rifts splinter her family.

Like the scenery that surrounds the cruise ship, Raleigh discovers a situation so steep and so complex that
even the mountains might bow down.

My Thoughts:

I have really grown to respect the character of Raliegh Harmon. I love the way she loves the people in her life and tries to protect them. Yet in this book, I think she learns that sometimes only God can protect those we love – from life circumstances and our own misguided attempts to deny things that we don’t want to face.

Sibella Giorello is such a talented writer! Her created FBI agent, Raliegh Harmon, has such a quirky sense of humor! More than once, I found myself laughing out loud at the way the author phrased some of her observations of the world around her. Raliegh is struggling to find her way emotionally from the very first pages of this novel, and when a vacation turns into a murder to be solved – well, that doesn’t help at all!

Once again, readers will struggler right along with Raliegh as she tries to put together pieces of a very complicated puzzle! She faces another obstacle when her assigned FBI partner turns out to be a very attractive, albeit annoying man, with whom she has had prior conflicts. As the tale draws to a close, it looks as if Raliegh is left with more questions than answers in her personal life, and the murder…well, leave it to human depravity to add insult to injury! You’ll be surprised at how this one turns out!

Sibella Giorello has written another compelling story in the life of one very quirky FBI agent! You will enjoy this book a GREAT deal!! I am happy to recommend it to you!

About the Author:

Sibella Giorello grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College. After riding a motorcycle across the country, she worked as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons. Find out more about Sibella and her other books at her website.

Buy a copy of the book HERE!

Start the series fresh with this great deal! Pick up a copy of Book 1 for your Kindle or Nook for only $2.99! The Stones Roll Away is the critically acclaimed award winner that kicked off the Raleigh Harmon series.

Go here to see what others have to say about this great book!!

1 comment:

Diane said...

I reviewed this book and enjoyed it too. Have a great weekend! :O)