Book Review! The Pretender: A Blackguard in Disguise by: Ta`Mara Hanscom
About the book:
Set in South Dakota in 1975, where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beer in a bar, and loaded guns were kept under the counter.
Frankie Valli sang "My Eyes Adored You," and American soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with their new reality.
It's within this tumultuous season of American history that Tillie Caselli meets Noah Hansen, and they are never the same again. Their lives were mysteriously intertwined-and had been for many years-yet they had no idea.
From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart---and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride's deception.
Born and raised in South Dakota, Ta`Mara loves to write about the Great Plains and the beauty and people of Italia. While her husband and children manage their two pizza ristoranti, Ta`Mara works full time on The Caselli Family Series, and ministers to women. It is Ta`Mara s prayer that as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, forgiveness, obedience, and God's plan for marriage
This was the first book that I have had the opportunithy to read by this author. I was not able to put it down. I enjoyed reading about the setting of South Dakota. I felt that I was on a history lesson through out the entire book. 1975 was a different time period then now, and it was fun to read a story set in a different part of the country. I enjoyed the characters. One does struggle with homosexuality and it is brought up throughout the book. The author well develops her characters and your heart strings will be pulled through out this book. The book leaves off with more to follow. I thought I had the ending figured out - but I was incorrecct. I enjoyed reading a copy of this book.
I recieved a copy of this book courtesy of LItfuse Blog Tours, All opinions are my own.
GIVEAWAY!!! Join Ta'Mara in celebrating the release of the second printing and new covers by entering to win her $75 prize basket giveaway!
ne winner will receive:
—A copy of The Pretender —A $75 Amazon gift card —A decorative box containing measuring cups, ten recipes from the book, a potholder, a kitchen towel, pepper and salt grinders, kitchen utensils, and an olive oil dispenser