Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Salon: Finding Katie by John J. Smith

1242485_procelain_cup_and_coffe_2Welcome to Sunday Salon where we gather to discuss the latest books we’ve read.

Get comfortable, refill your cup with you favorite beverage and relax as we discover new books and authors together.

Today I’m highlighting a book by author John J. Smith, who visited here at Thoughts in Progress on Wednesday, March 7th, to talk about having patience to write.

FINDING KATIE by John J. Smith

FindingKatie_Version_4Preston Meadows lives a sheltered life in the home of his wealthy parents, Chandler and Loraine. Life is secure and safe until someone kidnaps his sister, Katie.

Standing up to his parents for the first time, Preston sets out on his own to find his sister. The young man finds the ‘real’ world quite different than his peaceful life.

As Preston searches for Katie, he finds himself. Along the way Preston falls in love, makes new friends, and meets some zany characters.

His love for his sister is the driving force that propels Preston to find his sister when no one else can. The search is a life-changing adventure for him.

Author John J. Smith has created intriguing characters. His writing is easy flowing and draws the reader in for a quick read. There are twists and turns to keep readers guessing. 

FINDING KATIE is about family love and loyalty, determination and dedication, and shows wealth doesn’t guarantee happiness. There could be many more adventures for Preston, one can hope.

Author John J. Smith’s website is

Finding Katie by John J. Smith, Dark Red Press, @2011, ISBN: 978-1461167891, Paperback, 243 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the author as part of his blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
What was on your reading list this past week? Thanks so much for stopping by. 


  1. This one sounds really good.

    I am also in the middle of a very promising mystery, "The Curiosity Cabinet" by Catherine Czerkawska. I just love the Hebridian island setting.

  2. Good review. I usually don't read anything about kidnapping though, I think it must be a parent's worse fear.
    I just finished reading Deadly by Julie Chibbaro - an interesting story set at the time of Mary Mallon (Typhoid Mary).

  3. Sounds like a good read! I'm currently reading Alex Cavanaugh's CassaFire - it's awesome! :)

  4. Sounds like a great read, thanks for the review! I'm starting on the classics and really excited about it. But, I'm keeping up with the modern as well.


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