Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Book Review: Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Awakened one night to a strange sound in the next room, Emi Warren is terrified to realize that there's an intruder in the house. She's even more terrified to discover that he left a shrine to her and seems to know things about her past that even she doesn't know. The answers to her questions lie in the Austrian Alps, the birthplace of her deceased father. Taking a chance, she flies there, along with Daniel, the man she has secretly loved for years. Seeking out her father's ancestral home, she hopes to resolve the dark mystery surrounding her family, but then it takes a turn she never expected.

"Trapped" is the second novel by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen. I enjoyed the suspense and found the twists and turns engaging and unique. There were some moments in the action that could have been more clearly described - I wasn't always sure exactly what was going on - and I did have a few issues with some of the minor plot points, but putting that to the side, it was an enjoyable read and I look foward to seeing more from this author.

A word from the publisher:

A Forged Letter, A Golden Vial, An Ancient

Filled with family secrets, intrigue, and romance
the blog tour
(August 9-August 24) for Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen will
have it all.

Her expression remained somber, but excitement crept into her voice. You are the Firstborn She...You must go to them. You want me to act as bait? Not bait, Emi. A spy. Our Trojan horse.

When Emi Warrin wakes one night to find a thief in her mother's house, she has no idea the intruder
has planted a trap - a mysterious letter that will change her life forever. Lured to the Austrian Alps with Daniel, the man she loves, Emi is thrown into a perilous, mafia-like world of feuding families and a devastating curse that spans generations. As the Firstborn She - the only firstborn female in hundreds of years - only Emi can free her family from the curse that will soon afflict her as well. But for Emi to break the curse, she must delve into evil designs.
As Emi struggles to understand her destiny as the Firstborn She, she learns that everything isn't as it seems and that all choices have consequences. Can Emi break the curse before it's too late?

We will be giving away THREE autographed copies!

All you
have to do is leave a comment (along with your email address if it isn't
on your blog profile) and answer the following question.

Which Austrian city would you most like to visit?

The more blogs you comment on the more entries
you'll receive.

All comments must be left by midnight MST
on August 27 to be eligible.

August 9
Heather Gardner

August 10
Jewel Adams

August 11
Mary Greathouse
Teri Rodeman

August 12
Lynn Fowlstone
Christine Bryant

August 13
Valerie Ipson
Sheila Stayley

August 16
Deanne Blackhurst

August 17
Connie Hall
C.S. Bezas

August 18
Kimberly Job
Tristi Pinkston

August 19
Karen Hoover
Nichole Giles

August 20
Alison Palmer
Jessica Williams

August 23
Joyce DiPastena
Laurie Lewis

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. This did not influence my review in any way.


Becky said...

My sister-in-law was an exchange student in Austria years ago, and from her stories, I've always wanted to go to Salzburg.

Fran Baity said...

Sounds interesting. I would love to do the whole Sound of Music tour in Austria!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

If I ended up in Austria, I'd find a way to visit them all. But I would start with Salzburg. Trapped sounds like an interesting book.

mormonhermitmom said...

So is this the second book in a series or the second book published by Hinrichsen? Sounds interesting.

A city in Austria? Um, shoot, how about Salzburg? I hope that's in Austria. It's a Sound of Music thing for me, but honestly, it's the only city I can think of without googling it. :)

Jocee said...

I am excited to read this book! I would love to visit Salzburg!

Tarmy said...

This book sounds intriguing!
I appreciate your honest review.

If I were vising Austria I'd go to Vienna. The only city that comes to mind when I think of Austria...

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hey Tristi - I just read a review you wrote on about a book about the Family Proclamation...Anyway, I am interested in having you write a guest post for my Family Proclamation Celebration coming up in September. Please email me if you are interested: jocelyn (dot) christensen (at) gmail (dot) com

brendajean said...

I would love to go to Vienna and I would love to win this book:)

Tristi Pinkston said...

It's the second book by this author, but they are unrelated story lines.

And I want to come to Austria with all of you. Okay? :)

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