Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Letter Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

I read The Letter in exchange for honest review from Celestial Book Promotions. The book was written by Marianne Spitzer.

About the book: (from the media kit):

Kellie, a young college grad laid off from her first teaching job and besieged by creditors, receives a letter requesting her appearance at the reading of Frederick Malone’s will. What could she have in common with the town’s richest man? Curiosity draws her to the will reading where she learns she has inherited a vast sum. The conditions of her inheritance require she change her name and reside in the Malone mansion. Long considered haunted by the residents of Malone Springs, Kellie, her fianc├ę and four friends move in ignoring the rumors. Strange and frightening events begin to plague Kellie before she moves and grow more frightening once she and her friends settle in. Adopted at birth, her adoptive parents killed in an auto accident leave Kellie to investigate her ancestors on her own. What she discovers leads her into more danger and mystery as she learns the true nature of her biological
grandfather. Could his evil deeds hurt her from beyond the grave? Who’s responsible for the strange
occurrences? What happened to her biological parents? As one solved mystery leads Kellie into another,
she and her friends try to solve them all before tragedy strikes. This book also contains the supernatural/mystery short story "MEGAN'S FEAR."

About the Author: from media kit

I was born in Milwaukee, and lived there until I was eighteen. Then I spent eight years in Washington state and California before returning to Wisconsin. I love eerie places and books. I began with a love of Nancy Drew books and as I grew I found H.P Lovecraft, Agatha Christie, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle among others. When I am not writing, I am reading or watching sunsets. I have been writing short stories since I was in grade school. Most were in the form of essays relating real life events. Many were purely imaginary trips to magical places and times. I enjoy making up stories about people I meet or see on the street. I can see a story in a picture, especially if the picture is eerie. My imagination runs wild and free. I have self-published a book of essays and a book of children's stories for my granddaughter, Brittney. Gypsy Spirits is my debut novel and the first in the series of three "spirit" books. I have self-published the 
second "spirit" book, Annamarie and Magdalena. I also self-published a supernatural mystery, THE LETTER. I plan to have the sequel to THE LETTER out this year and the third "spirit" book available winter 2013/14. From there I am sure my muse will guide me into another story plot.


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My Review:

I enjoyed reading the book. It was a good and interesting read. You have a character named Kellie, who is dating and engaged to Drew. Kellie's parents died in a car accident. Kellie was also adopted. She gets a mysterious letter in the mail, asking her to come to a reading of a man's will. The man is known as a crook in town and she does not how she or her family is connected to him. She finds out later. The conditions to receive the contents in the will is to change her name (first and last), in addition to moving in the dead man's house within 30 days. Wow, those are great conditions. You have to change a name you had for all your life, plus move into a house, you are not familiar with. This was just the beginning of the book. The inheritance, if accepted, can Kellie and her boyfriend's life. It can pay off the debts, especially when they are ignoring the collection letters. Of course, you have to consider the downside of gaining an inheritance. Where there is money, madness will follow. People may want to be your friend or harm you to get what you have. Is accepting the inheritance too good to be true? Is it worth it to accept the inheritance? Does the benefits outweigh the risks? Read the book to find out more. 

Would you accept the inheritance if it meant changing your name and moving? Leave a comment below. 


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