Thursday, October 30, 2008

Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver

Marcia Gruver is a new voice to Christian fiction. Her book, Diamond Duo, a Barbour imprint, released October 1, 2008.

Here's the back cover copy:

Murder strikes Jefferson, Texas, putting love and faith on trial. Bertha Biddle is desperately in love with Thaddeus Bloom... Trouble is, she's not sure he returns her affections. When a stranger named Annie Monroe comes to Jefferson, charming every man in town, Bertha is determined to learn her beguiling secrets. But just how far will she go to win Thad's heart? Thad is more than smitten with Bertha. But his father plans to send him away to military school. Will Thad follow his father's dream at the cost of losing Bertha's love forever? When Annie's unsavory companion enters the scene, foul deeds are afoot, testing faith and hearts. Will a murder provoke a startling twist of fate--in this world and the next?

Here's my review:

This historical hosts an ensemble cast of mixed characters, which the author skillfully distinguishes. Marcia adeptly incorporates dialects into well-penned dialogue. She keeps the reader in suspense about the mysterious newcomer, Annie Monroe, while growing a romance between her lead characters. Marcia believably paints her old west setting, and for the sake of escape and entertainment, readers will enjoy going along for the ride. This new author has lots of potential, and I wish her all the best in her writing.

For more information about Marcia, visit her website at: or her blog at: To find the book on amazon, click here.

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