About the Book
Book: Sunflowers and Suspicions
Author: Karen Malley
Genre: Christian Fiction
Release date: October, 2021
A Deception Revealed…
When Julie Wagner’s identical twin Jade goes missing, Julie travels to New York intent on pretending to be her sister so she can unravel the truth. There, she meets the the only person who has ever been able to tell them apart. Together, can she and her sister’s neighbor unravel a shady restaurant owner’s mysteries and find Jade?
A Fractured Family Healed…
Matt Callahan has lived across the hall from Jade Wagner for a year, but never understood the pain behind her eyes. When her sister appears in his apartment building, he is amazed at the differences he sees in the twins. As he helps Julie find her twin, he discovers that she just might be the answer to helping his own fractured family.
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About the Author
Karen Malley lives in Southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons. She works full-time as a scientist but fits writing in her spare time whenever possible. This usually means writing in her pajamas on weekend mornings while the rest of the family is asleep. When not writing, she enjoys camping, hiking, playing board games, and especially reading! She loves reading faith-based stories because we can all use a happy ending.
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More from Karen
Sunflowers and Suspicions is the third full book in the Pine Springs series. While you may discover some spoilers from the previous books, this book can be read as a standalone. I wrote Sunflowers in Suspicions because I loved the characters so much, I wanted their stories to continue!
This was a fun book to write. Julie was a minor character in the previous books in the series, and her story needed to be told. Living in the shadow of a glamorous twin sister hasn’t dampened her enthusiasm for life, but her self-esteem suffered a hit, making it difficult to believe a guy could be interested in her instead of her sister. Most of us have been there! God promises He’s given gifts to all His children, but if our gifts don’t seem to measure up to those we perceive others have, we lose our joy.
Granted, Julie has a lot more than that to deal with – her twin sister goes missing, and her former boss may know more than he’s letting on. Couple that with feelings of inadequacy since all her friends have special guys and the fact the guy Julie starts to fall for seems more interested in her sister, and it’s easy for her to feel second rate. God never wants that for us. While Sunflowers and Suspicions is a tale of suspense and romance, it also taught me a thing or two about accepting myself for who God made me to be. I hope it does the same for you!
Sunflowers and Suspicions is written by Karen Malley. This is book three in the Pine Springs series. I have read book 2 - and feel they can be read as stand alone books. There are some characters that were featured in previous books, but the author did a good job with filling in the gaps.
This is a Christian Fiction book with mystery written in. One of the things that I love about this author is how she weaves in God's Grace and love into her stories seamlessly. Julie is more grounded then Jade. Julie has a job at a pregnancy crisis center. Jade desires to be an actress. When Julie has not heard from Jade - she knows something is up.
Matt has lived across from Jade the last year. He knows that there is something that Jade has not healed from. Matt is a good character and helps look for Jade.
I love the romance written into the story. It's the perfect amount and building. The author did a good job creating this world that the characters live in.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, All thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Karen is giving away the grand prize package of e-copy of Sunflowers and Suspicions, an 11 x 14 canvas print of a sunflower, and some jewelry: two beaded bracelets, one bangle bracelet, a heart necklace, and a keychain!!
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