Friday, May 17, 2013

The Face of the Earth Blog Tour by Deborah Raney

When Mitchell Brannon’s beloved wife of twenty years kisses him goodbye one autumn morning, he has little idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised Jill’s car isn’t in the garage. Her conference in Kansas City is only a few hours’ drive from their little town of Sylvia, Missouri. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. “Hey, babe, I’m just now checking out of the hotel, but I’ll stop and pick up something for dinner. Love you.”
Mitch sets the table with their best china and lights some candles, looking forward to their first weekend as empty nesters.
But at eight o’clock, the candles have burned to stubs and Jill still hasn’t shown up. Mitch tries her cell phone only to get her voice mail over and over again. Their two college kids haven’t heard from their mom either.
At midnight, Mitch’s irritation turns to dread. And later, when the police and Missouri Highway Patrol have turned up nothing, the Kansas City hotel calls to say they’ve found property belonging to Jill in a hotel maid’s possession.
Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill’s best friend, Shelley, and together they search for clues to Jill’s disappearance. As days turn into weeks and weeks into months, Mitch and Shelley’s friendship grows ever closer—and decidedly complicated with Jill as the tie that binds them together. Just when Shelley decides to finally reveal her feelings for Mitch, a clue to Jill’s whereabouts is uncovered. But every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth.

MY REVIEW-Wow! Let me just start off with a very big WOW! I have read several of Deborah Raney's other books and they always hit close to the heart. And this one was no exception. Talk about a plot that pulls you in and then leaves you reeling. I knew the wife went missing, but still, you don't expect it to be like this.

The whole premise of the book is a man whose wife disappears one day. They have been married twenty years, had a good marriage and all of a sudden she vanishes. Police suspect she disappeared on purpose and her best friend thinks she might have been thinking about an affair. But her husband knows better. No way would she have done this on purpose. But as time goes by, searches slow down, and Jill never shows up, Mitchell starts to think about other things. Like the best friend who has helped him search, always been there for support, and just might know more about him than he thinks. Yep, Shelley is a great woman but he is just not ready to move on when he has no answers about his wife. I really liked how he put his marriage first and foremost. Even when he wasn't sure, he waited for answers.

And at the end, I cried. So many heartbreaking moments of despair and yet answers that make you smile through your tears. You know what is coming, the inevitable is going to happen, but I had two theories on what might happen for this ending. And I was happy at they way things turned out. For those of you wondering, you just have to pick up the book for yourself and read:) Deborah Raney is an author that knows how to keep your emotions rolling. Take the trip and you won't be disappointed!


Deborah is celebrating with a fun "Date Night" Giveaway (win a $200 Visa Cash Card!) and an Author Chat Party on Facebook! {5/30}


 One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Use that to catch up with a loved one – your spouse, friend, sister, mom…whomever!)

  • The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 29th. Winner will be announced at the "The Face of the Earth" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 30th. Connect with Deborah for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Deborah will also be sharing a sneak peek of her next book and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Face of the Earth and join Deborah on the evening of May 30th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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