Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Mountains Bow Down Blog Tour

I was recently given the opportunity to review a book that I wanted to tell you all about. I am a part of the blog tour and really liked this book:) Sibella Giorella did an excellent job with this one, The Mountains Bow Down. I am going to give you some information about the book and the author and then I will give you my review of it. You don't want to miss this 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.

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.

MY REVIEW-Now, I am going to tell you my thoughts about this book but please make sure to read to the end as there is a really, really neat contest!!

I read the previous book in this series and I was not real impressed. But I am always more than happy to read the next book in the series and give an author a second chance. I have really enjoyed a book and searched for another one by the same author and been really letdown, so I know it can happen the other way around as well. So, when I got this one in I was kind of torn. Would I really like it or would I wish I hadn't read it? I think you know the answer to that question:)

This is the next book in the series and I wanted to find out what happened to Raleigh. Don't you love that name:) It is very different and exudes a sense of adventure without even knowing much about the character. I found myself not liking Jack at first. I guess it took a while to warm up to him. I didn't really like her fiance though either. I was torn between both of them and not sure who I wanted Raleigh to end up with:) I love when an author does this but at the same time I don't like it. I am the type of person who wants the guy she rejects to be bad, not just a good guy that she doesn't feel led to marry. But.. I have to leave this hanging because it don't want to spoil anything. You gotta go buy the book if you want to find out:)

Overall this was an excellent book. There were a couple little things I didn't care for but you find that in any book you read. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series;)

Now, on to the contest. I am sure you all are dying to find out what it is. Well, read on!

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!

Be sure to check out the
other blogs who are a part of this tour and check out their thoughts on this book. Don't worry, you just might end up buying it:) And if you do, you can purchase it here.

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


Diane said...

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

Michelle Sutton said...

You know, I had a lot of issues with The Stones Cry out and never finished it. Then I read the second book and finished it but didn't like a lot of the things in the story. Or the writing style. So I decided not to get this one but then I hope I don't miss something great. I have learned to avoid reading authors I just don't care for because other people love them and I don't want to give a blech review. So after two like that I gave up on these books. I think the author is a great lady and people love her books. I am just not one of them, but I won't knock people who do love them. That's why we all have different tastes, right?

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