Friday, December 20, 2013

Cracks in the Ice by Deanna Klingel



Gina Mangalli, niece of a mafia don, has dreams of Olympic gold as a figure skater. When tragedy strikes, her life spins out of control, and then a rash decision changes Gina’s life forever. 

The burden of guilt causes a spiral that carries her further from the life she had always dreamed for herself. Have things gone too far: Can her hopes and dreams be restored or is it too late?



Excerpt


Dear Diary, All I want is to be in charge of my own life and ice skate. Is that so much to ask? I mean I am fourteen. I think I can be in charge of something. It just isn’t fair. All I want to do is ice skate. Sometimes things happen that have nothing to do with me, but they change things in my life. I don’t think that’s fair. Now, I have all these other things I have to deal with. It makes me mad. Gina, 1954.






About the Author

Deanna lives in the mountains of western North Carolina with her husband. She travels extensively with her books attending Civil War Reenactments, museum events, and visiting schools. She owns a community dog park and enjoys time with her golden retriever Buddy. Originally from Michigan, Deanna moved away after college. Following her husband’s IBM career, the family moved every two years for twenty years, adding a new family member with each move, until finally settling with the seven children in Atlanta for twenty years. The couple moved their empty nest to retirement in North Carolina’s peaceful mountains.

Deanna is a Selah Book Award Finalist 2012 and has the Seal of Approval of the Catholic Writers Guild.

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Deanna Klingel is giving away a copy of Cracks in the Ice. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice—once on each Spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.



6 comments:

Susan Johnson said...

This sounds like such a good book.

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HomePlace Gatherings said...

You got my interest, now I have to read it!

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

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JackieW said...

I would enjoy reading your story to find out how Gina's life changes with her one decision.
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Jackie McNutt said...

Thank you for featuring Cracks in The Ice. would love to read this
Thank You
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sam said...

An unusual combination- ice skating and the mafia. There's probably some mystery or detective work in it to have the mafia featured. Sounds good! sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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