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Monday, September 27, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - Circumvent By S.K. Derban -- On Tour with JustRead Publicity TOurs

Circumvent JustRead Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Circumvent by S. K. Derban, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Circumvent

Author: S. K. Derban

Publisher: TouchPoint Press

Release Date: November 9, 2017

Genre: Clean Ready Mystery

When perfection turns to panic an isolated couple must learn:

“For we walk by faith, not by sight…”

Imagine living in a quaint, beach-front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems…

French-born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, but the job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont.

When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. After she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.

CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.


S.K. Derban resides with her husband in Southern California. Although born in the United States she moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the Second World War. Her British mother was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. After returning to the United States, Derban’s life remained filled with a love of the theatre, and a passion for British murder mysteries.

S.K. Derban’s personal travel and missionary escapades are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Readers are often transported virtually across the globe. She has traveled to Hong Kong on five separate occasions to smuggle Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. Derban’s other adventures include visits to Bangkok, Greece, Egypt, Italy, and the Caribbean.

Beginning with her faith in the Lord, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life when writing. She hopes her books will allow readers to go on holiday without having to pack!

CONNECT WITH S. K.: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


 Circumvent is a Clean Read Mystery that is written by S. K. Derban. There are some descriptions of intimacy, foreplay but nothing that is oversexualized. The couple is very much in love and attracted together, but I wanted to make sure this was stated in this review. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I enjoyed it. Her writing flows off the pages. Her descriptions of the places, the food and the surroundings brings the book to life in front of your eyes.

Nikki and Ruggiero Delemont are a newly married younger couple. Nikki is a food writer and Ruggiero is a pastry chef. They live in Maui. Nikki has been placed on assignment to her home country of France and Ruggiero cannot join her right away. She flies to France. However, when she arrives she is walking to her destination and someone is following her. They insist that she has the wrong bag and try to take her bag. She tries to get away. The next thing Nikki knows is that she wakes up in a hospital and has no memory of who she is or how she got there.

Ruggiero is VERY worried when he does not hear from Nikki. He knows something is not right. He goes over to find her, trace her steps, but someone is determined to not let Ruggiero find his wife. With the help of their friend Detective Kanaeholo you will go on a intense journey. Ruggiero will not stop until he finds her. I loved the interaction with Detective Kanaeholo and Ruggiero. They were so determined.

Well written characters, stunning descriptions, this is a MUST read. I look forward to more from this author.

I received a copy of this book through JustRead Publicity Tours, all thoughts are my own.


(4) winners will receive a signed copy of Circumvent and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 27, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on October 4, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Connie,

    What a joy to have you share in my JustRead Tour. Thank you very much!

    S.K. Derban