Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Clouds Roll Away Blog Tour

Hey everyone! I am part of the blog tour by Litfuse for this book, Clouds Roll Away, by Sibella Giorello. I am going to tell you my review of it and what I thought about it then give you some details on a really neat giveaway!! So make sure you read through the whole post:)

MY REVIEW-I had never read any books by this author, so it was a first time for me. I am also coming into a series so I was kind of clueless on some things that were brought up. They mention an old friend who is slowly drifting away but I don't know how much of a friend he was. In this book, I didn't think he was that much of a friend. But like I said, I haven't read the previous books. Now, I really enjoyed the plot of this book and the mystery. I am a fan of mystery books and this one had a good amount. It was kind of different and written in a different style. There was one thing I did not appreciate in this book though and I feel like I have to mention it to give my honest review. There were several curse words in this book. Please authors, I do not want to read the world's language in a Christian book!! I realize some scenarios an author will feel like they have to put it in there because of the type of book or they want to get the real feel. But I don't think it is right.
Overall, I enjoyed the book but I am getting tired of having to skip curse words to finish a Christian book.

Sibella’s celebrating the release of The Clouds Roll Away by giving away a KINDLE prize pack worth over $150.00!


One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi

  • $25 gift certificate to

To enter simply click on one of the icons below! Then tell your friends! Winner will be announced January 3, 2011 on Sibella's blog:

About The Clouds Roll Away - "Beautifully written with exquisite descriptions, Giorello's mystery also features well-developed characters..."
—Booklist, starred review

About Sibella: 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 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.

About The Clouds Roll Away: Forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon returns home for Christmas but discovers Richmond , Virginia running low on goodness and light.

Although her exemplary service in Seattle lifted her disciplinary transfer, Raleigh lands a hometown civil rights case riddled with problems that could get her sent away again. When she helps out a fellow cop, her life goes on the line, forcing her undercover in a sting operation. As Raleigh realizes the lines are crossing and double-crossing, her domestic life starts to unravel. Her mother's mental health cracks like ice, her closest friend grows cold, and her old boyfriend DeMott comes a-calling, hoping for more than chestnuts by an open fire.

While the city glows with Christmas lights and carols, Raleigh is forced to rely on her sharpest skills to stay alive, hoping for that one clear moment when everything makes sense and the clouds roll away.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All thoughts are 100% mine.


Katy said...

Good review! Just curious, do you give star ratings? If so, how many stars would you give this?

Do you remember how many curse words there were in this book? For some reason I can only remember one...

~ Katy

Sibella Giorello said...

Thanks for your thoughtful review. I can understand your strong sentiment toward curse words, and agree with you that cursing has become gratuitous in books. And most often totally unnecessary.

There is one curse word, the h-word. It's said in dialogue, spoken by a character who stayed in character uttering it. Otherwise if a character cursed, I paraphrased it. Raleigh doesn't curse. Ever.

I'm sorry that word bothered you so much, but again I understand. Thank you for being gracious.

And thanks for reading the whole book, even after that word struck a nerve. That was kind of you.

Sibella Giorello

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