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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Review - A Field of Poppies by Sharon Sala

One of the best perks of being a book reviewer is getting to know, and in some instances, becoming friends with the authors of the books you read.

I've been privileged to know, and count among my friends, the wonderful romance/suspense/young adult author Sharon Sala.  I first met Sharon at a Red River Romance Writers meeting in Wichita Falls in the late 1990s, and have kept up with her career ever since then. (We "Sharons" have to stick together!)

That being said, I am very excited to introduce to you Sharon's latest book, "A Field of Poppies," and let me tell you, it is absolutely one of her finest works!

About The Book:

Two families. One secret.
Separated by a river and twenty years of lies.

Five minutes changed Poppy Sadler’s life forever. Tick. The hospital called. Her mother’s battle with cancer was finally over. Tock. The police showed up at her door. Her father’s body has just been pulled from the River. Tick. Murdered.

Tick, Tock. Five minutes and a secret is coming undone.

Across the river, Justin Caulfield’s vast fortune can buy him anything but more time. Tick. A deadly disease is stealing his daughter’s life. He needs a miracle. Tock. The person he never doubted names the price he never knew he owed. A price more than one man can pay. Tick. Betrayed. Tick, Tock. Twenty years of lies may cost him his very soul.

"A Field of Poppies," is Sharon's first self-published book, and I read it in it's e-book format.  This is a thrilling story that has all the elements of the perfect women's fiction novel - there's romance, adventure, suspenseful mystery, and blissfully - a happy ending.  It's just perfect!

Is that gushing too much?

Sharon has created a cast of characters for this story that are realistic and personable, and the storyline features twists and turns that keeps the tale moving along quickly, keeping the reader entralled throughout the book.  Her descriptive style of writing is so acute, you can feel the pain and the joy that resonate through the characters - and that, to me, is the sign of great writing talent.

I'm so pleased for Sharon's bravery in entering the self-publishing market, and I look for good things to keep coming from her in both the self-publishing world, and through her mainstream market books as well.

Well Done, my friend!

About The Author:

Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 85 plus books in print, written as Sharon Sala and Dinah McCall. First published in 1991, she’s a seven-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, four-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, National Reader’s Choice Award, and Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence winners five times each and has received the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America. Her books are New York Times , USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, WaldenBooks mass market best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate.
For more information on Sharon and her upcoming projects, check out her website at http://www.sharonsalabooks.com/

I purchased the Kindle ebook edition of Sharon's book via Amazon for my personal library. I was not compensated for my opinion.

This video is not connected to Sharon's book, but I thought it was just gorgeous and reflects the mood of the book so well -

1 comment:

Winona said...

Sharon, your review of our Sharon Sala is sweet and sure. I began reading "Field of Poppies" last night. Didn't want to stop reading but the Sand Man was pretty persistent. I also met Sharon at a Red River Romance Writers meeting in Wichita Falls. It was 2009. Did you know that RRRW had to close our doors this year? Very sad . . .