Monday, October 29, 2012

~Whoever You Are Book Review~

Whoever You Are
Author:  Donna Marie Lanheady
184 Pages
Published September 2012
What defines you…

Are you defined by your family, your career, your accomplishments? What happens when something you think defines you changes?

Emily McGinn, a recurring character from WHERE SECRETS LIE, believes she knows exactly who she is and where she belongs in the world, until she receives an inheritance from an unknown benefactor. Uncovering the source of the inheritance leads Emily to discover buried truths undermining what she thought was a straightforward life. As the truths alter Emily’s perception of the people closest to her, her perception of herself shifts as well.

Set in the unique foothills community of Boulder, Colorado and its environs, WHOEVER YOU ARE questions not only how we define ourselves, but also how we define family and whether we bear any responsibility for the actions of those who came before us.
About the Author: 
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Although Donna lives on the east coast now, she was born in a suburb of Denver, moved near Boulder as a teenager, and lived in the Boulder area for much of her adult life, which is why she chose Colorado as the setting for her first two novels, Where Secrets Lie and Whoever You Are.

Books captivated Donna at a very young age. All those years and all those books inspired her to become a writer. The journeys the books took her on enthralled her. Their ability to make something imaginary seem real is what spoke to her, got into her blood, and would not let her rest. She had to write!

Donna loves to hear from readers and listen to their perspectives on her novels. It fascinates her how people can look at the same thing and see it in so many different ways, so if a reader ever wants to tell her what they think or just wants learn more about her, find her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter. 
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My Review: I am giving this book 5 stars!
First, I want to say thank you to the author.  I received a signed paperback copy from a contest that I won.  What a wonderful book!  Emily McGinn has grown up in a wonderfully sheltered life with wonderful siblings and two amazing parents.  One day she receives a letter about a mysterious inheritance from someone she she does not know.  Suddenly, everything she believes has been a lie.  Not knowing how to handle her new found knowledge, she researches and uncovers a past that she is not very happy with.  How will she learn to live with herself and how will she use her new wealth to benefit for good?
I love the way the author brings the Colorado landscape to life.  I have never had the pleasure to travel to beautiful Colorado and the author makes you feel as if you are there with the characters.   What lovely and vivid descriptions.  It makes me want to take a hike. 
I loved this book so much, I purchased the authors other novel, Where Secrets Lie, and I cannot wait to start reading it.  I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.  A quick easy read you can read in a couple of hours.  Check it out!

1 comment:

  1. I truly appreciate when an author brings setting to life. The premise of this one sounds wonderful. I'm off to add it to my Kindle samples. I occasionally feature noteworthy kindle samples on my blog; sounds like this one might make the cut.