Friday, January 8, 2016

Kingdom Come {+ Giveaway}


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Murder in an Amish community isn’t a new concept in mystery books, but author Jane Jensen puts an interesting spin on it in her new Elizabeth Harris Mystery series.  

KINGDOM COME is the first installment in Jensen’s new series. In this new release Jensen has created an intriguing protagonist and a cast of characters readers will want to follow for a long time. The vivid Pennsylvania setting draws you in.
 
Detective Elizabeth Harris returns home to Lancaster County after her husband is murdered. Giving up her NYPD badge to work law enforcement in the remote Pennsylvania Dutch country doesn’t lead to the quiet life Elizabeth was hoping for. The discovery of a dead ‘English’ girl in a prominent Amish family’s barn leads Elizabeth to uncover dark secrets in the community When a second body is found, Elizabeth is determined to find the killer no matter how deep their ties are to the community.
 
Jensen combines the somber, quiet world of the Amish with murder for a fast pace read that keeps you guessing. She blends in suspense, a touch of romance, and a dash of friendship for a well-balanced story. Jensen created Elizabeth as a strong-willed cop, good at what she does. At the same time, she allows Elizabeth to be a woman who battles with her emotions when confronted with feelings for an Amish man.
 
KINGDOM COME is a spellbinding mystery that is a wonderful beginning to a fascinating new series.
 
Kingdom Come by Jane Jensen, An Elizabeth Harris Mystery (Book #1), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425282892, Paperback, 304 Pages 
 
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Thanks to Danielle and the great folks at Berkley, I have a print copy of KINGDOM COME to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, Jan. 17.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Kingdom Come Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you a fan of books with Amish-themes? What do you look for in new protagonists?


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21 comments:

  1. I find stories about the Amish community fascinating, and would love to read this. When the unread tower reaches manageable proportions...

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  2. Sounds intriguing! Would love to read/win.

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  3. I think mixing it with the Amish world is a great stetting.

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  4. Sounds intriguing!! You would think I would hate reading books with Amish in them with all the Old Order Amish in our community but I don't I love reading about the other orders.

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  5. I love mysteries and I love books that focus on subcultural groups in the United States—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Kingdom Come!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. I think this one sounds very appealing. A bit like Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder series, which I love.

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  7. What an interesting context and setting for a new series, Mason! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I like that there is going to be an Amish mystery series. Thank you for the chance to win this first book.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  9. I like strong women cops in a series!

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  10. Thanks for this fascinating and intriguing feature and giveaway.

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  11. I haven't read any of the Amish mysteries yet, so Kingdom Come sounds like a great place to start. Thanks for introducing Jane, Mason.

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  12. The most interesting aspect for me would be the juxtaposition of the pious Amish and with the commission of murder. I'll bet it's some pent-up patriarch with his chin-beard screwed on a little too tight. Thanks!

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  13. I really enjoy Amish-themed fiction. I find it to be a very entertaining learning process--always leaving me with food for thought. In a protagonist, the combination of innate strength and goodness combined with an inquisitive mind is very compelling. From the intriguing description of author Jane Jensen's new "Elizabeth Harris Mystery Series", I am sure to become a fan!

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  14. This book sounds exciting! I really love the cover too :)
    Jenna

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  15. When you think of the Amish community, you don't really think of anything bad happening.

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  16. I have read a couple of different series featuring the Amish culture and I find it fascinating.

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  17. Sounds like a good mystery! I'd love to read it! Thank you!

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  18. I like protagonists who are clever with a sense of humor.

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