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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Spotlight and Review - "Little Night" by Luanne Rice

About The Book:

An emotionally gripping family drama from beloved New York Times bestseller Luanne Rice.

Clare Burke’s life took a devastating turn when she tried to protect her sister, Anne, from an abusive and controlling husband and ended up serving prison time for assault. The verdict largely hinged on Anne’s defense of her spouse—all lies—and the sisters have been estranged ever since. Nearly twenty years later, Clare is living a quiet life in Manhattan as an urban birder and nature blogger, when her niece, Grit, turns up on her doorstep.

The two long for a relationship with each other, but they’ll have to dig deep into their family’s difficult past in order to build one. Together they face the wounds inflicted by Anne and find in their new connection a place of healing. When Clare begins to suspect her sister might be in New York, she and her niece hold out hope for a long-awaited reunion with her.

A riveting story about women and the primal, tangled family ties that bind them together, Little Night marks a milestone for Luanne Rice—the thirtieth novel from the author with a talent for creating stories that are "exciting, emotional, terrific" (The New York Times Book Review).

To say that Luanne Rice's latest novel is emotion-packed doesn't do justice to the powerful writing contained in this amazing story. Dealing with the subject of spousal abuse and the psychological bondage that one sister witnesses her older sister dealing with, "Little Night" captures your heart at the first chapter and doesn't let go until the very spine-chilling end.  However, this is not a thriller, or a suspense, although there are elements of both contained in the story. It is a thoughtful and often painful look at a very real subject that is often overlooked. I highly recommend it!

For more information on Luanne Rice's work, and to see a series of impacting videos that are intertwined with this book project, please visit her website at www.luannerice.com

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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