Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kismet Book Tours, Review, & Giveaway: Whispers From The Dead (Karen Ann Hopkins)

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Whispers From The Dead is the powerful and thrilling sequel to Lamb to the Slaughter, in the Amish mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets.
Sheriff Serenity Adams and Daniel Bachman are once again partnered up in a criminal investigation, when they travel to a northern Amish settlement that has been riddled by arsons for the past two decades. Serenity quickly discovers that there is much more going on than just barns being set on fire in the touristy community, and that the new group of Amish has their own secrets to hide. She begins to unravel an extensive criminal underworld that threatens to destroy everything that the simple people of Poplar Springs hold dear and once again puts her own life in jeopardy.
And even though Serenity tries desperately to avoid it, things begin heating up between her and Daniel, making her wonder if true love and happiness are really within her grasp.

About Whispers from the Dead:

Lamb to the Slaughter is a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest.
Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the country town of Blood Rock and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl’s parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting.
Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad-boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman, who left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up. Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end.

About Lamb To The Slaughter:

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

About Karen Ann Hopkins:

LOVED this book! This book gives you everything..."kids buying illegal narcotics, revenge burnings, overdoses, secrets. lies, kidnapping and several shootings - and all in one northern touristy Amish community."

 I fell in love with the Amish stories while reading the first book in Karen Ann Hopkins series, Lamb to the Slaughter. This sequel definitely delivered a thrilling mystery set in the little town of Poplar Spring. Serenity had returned to her home town as the sheriff in the first book and now she has been asked to help a neighboring Amish community help solve some recent crimes. Little does she know that her investigation will take her back 20 years! 

 I highly recommend reading both of these books if you are looking for a good series!!! Absolutely love them!!! I give Whispers From the Dead 5 stars!

Tour Schedule:

Monday, January 19th - Her Book Thoughts
Tuesday, January 20th - Curling Up With A Good Book
Wednesday, January 21st - So Bookalicious
Thursday, January 22nd - Bewitched Bookworms
Friday, January 23rd - Lose Time Reading & Books i View

Monday, January 26th - Unabridged Bookshelf
Tuesday, January 27h - Andi's Book Reviews
Wednesday, January 28th - Little Miss Drama Queen
Thursday, January 29th - Tien's Blurb
Friday, January 30th Christy Howell Books

Monday, February 2nd - Actin' Up with Books & Page Turners Blog
Tuesday, February 3rd - Once Upon A Twilight
Wednesday, February 4th - JeanzBookReadNReview
Thursday, February 5th Bittersweet Enchantment
Friday, February 6th Books i View

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  1. Amish murders?
    Say it ain't so!
    These books sound fun and interesting. I love the premise.
    Cheers, Miss Hopkins!
    Good Luck, 'Whispers from the Dead'!
    Your pal,

  2. Thank you, Icky! I absolutely love writing Amish themed fiction. I lived in an Amish community for seven years and became very close to many of my neighbors. I'm still in contact with them and even a few young women who left their community to live on the outside. It's a fascinating culture!

  3. I haven't read it yet but have it on my to read list.

  4. On my reading pile. Something to look forward to.

  5. I have been having Karens books on my wish list for awhile but have yet read any of them....yet.

  6. I have not yet read it but I am really looking forward to reading them!!