Saturday, March 7, 2015

Whitewashed by Amy Blake

Back Cover Blurb

Eighteen-year-old Patience McDonough has a plan. Despite her parents’ objections, she will attend Verity College in Hades, Mississippi, and live with her grandparents. She’ll complete her degree in record time and go on to become a doctor. But things at the college are strangely neglected, her class work is unexpectedly hard, Grand gets called out-of-town, and Poppa starts acting weird—so weird she suspects he has Alzheimer’s. On top of that, she has to work extra hours at her student job inputting financial data for the college—boring! But soon her job gets more interesting than she’d like: she finds that millions of dollars are unaccounted for and that something creepy is going on in the Big House basement. She discovers secrets tying her family into the dark beginnings of Verity, founded on a slave plantation, and she is forced to question the characters of people she has always trusted. Finally, confronted with a psychotic killer, Patience has to face facts—her plans are not necessarily God’s plans. Will the truth set her free?

Read an Excerpt:

     Chapter 3—
Hades, Mississippi, June 4, 2014

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19

Thirty long years our patience has endured. Years of masquerading as the fool. Years of watching and waiting.

One hundred and fifty years of slow discipline.

Discipline they would not heed.

Rage burns beneath our ice-cold skin. No more. The time of mercy draws to an end.

We finger a cube. Touch its white smoothness.

Our anticipation grows.

This is their last chance to repent. Do they even realize?

We raise the cube. Press it to our lips. It is cold. Hard. Cutting.

Like us.

We permit ourselves a smile.

The Lord’s vengeance is at hand.

We are that Vengeance.

Buy her book here:

Amy C. Blake is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of four. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Mississippi College. She contributed to Barbour's Heavenly XOXO’s for Women, Book Lover’s Devotional, and Every Good and Perfect Gift. Amy wrote short stories and articles for Focus on the Family,Mature Years, Significant Living, Vista, Encounter, and other publications. She won awards at St. Davids Christian Writers Conference and West Branch Christian Writers Conference. The Trojan Horse Traitor quarterfinaled in the 2011 ABNA contest. Her juvenile fantasy novel The Trojan Horse Traitor, releases in November, 2015, and her new adult suspense novel, Whitewashed, released February 15.

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AMY is giving away a copy of WHITEWASHED. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


cjajsmommy said...

I'd like to read this book. I love the suspense presented in just a few short lines. cjajsmommy /at/ gmail / dot / com

Deb R.

Patsy said...

Would love to read Amy's book! I'm from Mississippi!

Deanna Stevens said...

Oh my, you have my attention. Very grabbing first lines! Definitely going on my TBR list :)
dkstevensneAT outlook D OtCo M

Caryl Kane said...

I'm hooked. I MUST read the rest of Patience's story....


Library Lady said...

Amy's book, "Whitewashed" would be a wonderful addition to our section of Youth related books.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

Linda Kish said...

That got my attention. I'd love to read more.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anne Payne said...

Sounds like a suspenseful story I would love to read!


Patty said...

Sometimes our plans don't go how we think they should, sometimes that is for the best!


Patricia Bradley said...

Sounds like a great book!

Terri Tiffany said...

The cover is what grabbed me! Would enjoy reading it. Talker445 (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Anonymous said...

The cover is very attention grabbing. This takes place during a time period I really enjoy reading about. I would love to read this awesome book !



Elizabeth Dent said...

I would love to read Amy's book . The cover is beautiful .Love some suspense .

LeAnne Hardy said...

I love books where the past is the key to the present.
leanne at leannehardy dot net

Mary Lou said...

Thank you for offering this contest. Your book sounds so intriguing. I love Christian fiction and I love suspense and mystery. I would so love to win your book. It is good to hear about you. Mary Lou K

Mary Lou said...

Having some trouble getting this posted but I am trying again. Thanks for this contest and this book sounds so intriguing. I love Christian fiction and I love suspense and mystery. I would so love to win your book. Glad to hear about you for the first time. Sincerely, Mary Lou K

Heather/ said...

i'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this chance to win. nofoolindulin at gmail dot com


LeAnne Hardy said...

Sounds creepy. Count me in. Leanne (at) leannehardy (dot) net.

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