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Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Finds 7-24-2009

Here are my finds this week!

(I could not get a picture of this cover to post here.)

Heart of the Sky by Miranda Pope

Publisher: Lulu

About the book: HEART OF THE SKY celebrates the magic of place and the transforming power of an unlikely love. When recently widowed Marilyn Carpenter moves to Guatemala, she intends to volunteer for a few years after which she'll return to California to retire comfortably as a psychotherapist. When she meets Mayan farmer Juan Carlos Tuc, is it love for this man and his children or for the Guatemalan countryside and the Mayan people that she feels? For him, is it love or simply need? And when Guatemala's past suddenly intrudes, can the fabric of their relationship withstand the strain? A gracefully crafted, richly sensual tale which traverses Mayan traditions, emotional, historical and spiritual issues, and the ever-changing culture. A percentage of the profits will go to support the author's projects in Guatemala. (from Lulu website)

About the author: Miranda Pope is a former psychotherapist, social worker and teacher from California who has lived and volunteered in Guatemala for three years. This is her first published work. (from the back cover via Lulu website)

Read an excerpt of Heart of the Sky.

No Mercy by John Gilstrap

Publisher: Pinnacle

About the book: No names. No feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done—especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood—and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret... someone rich and powerful... someone willing to capture, torture, and kill anyone to get it. Even the people he loves most... (from the author's website)

Please visit his website to learn more about the author, John Gilstrap. Read a sample chapter of No Mercy.

No Mercy
Publisher/Publication Date: Pinnacle, July 2009
ISBN: 978-0786020874
400 pages


gautami tripathy said...

Both look like great finds!

Here are my Friday Finds

Jess said...

The Heart of the Sky sounds wonderful -- great find!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'll be watching for Heart of the Sky reviews!


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