Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lamb to the Slaughter by Karen Ann Hopkins Blog Tour! Giveaway!!

Lamb to the Slaughter
By Karen Ann Hopkins
Publication Date: March 14, 2014
Reviewed from: a copy provided by the author and Kismet Blog Tours--Thank you!!

GoodReads Summary:

Some Amish communities aren't so cozy.
Lamb to the Slaughter is a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest.

Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the country town of Blood Rock and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community and even the girl’s parents react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting.
Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad-boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman, who left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up. Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end.
*Lamb to the Slaughter is book one of Serenity’s Plain Secrets.

My Thoughts:

Wow! I am just in LOVE with this title. First off, I want to put it out there I am not usually one to read adult mysteries--it is usually not something that I usually pick up to read.

From the prologue to the last chapters, Lamb to the Slaughter had me instantly hooked. Ms. Hopkins is a master at pacing and setting up her stories in a way that has readers connected to both the characters and the story line that has readers bemoaning if they have to put the book down to go about whatever pulls them away. 

Serenity and Daniel are two of the most intriguing characters I have had the pleasure to get to know in an adult fiction novel in quite some time. Daniel left the Amish way of life at the tender age of nineteen. I cannot image the courage that it took to turn away from the only life he has known. Serenity left her small town to only return to be sheriff now. Serenity shows her backbone of steel and grace under fire not only dealing with the old sheriff who is not quite ready to let go and with an Amish community who is not trusting of outsiders as they deal with looks to be a murder of a young Amish girl. The potential of their budding romance is heart warming without it overshadowing the mystery.

Overall, this is a great read. I truly encourage you all to sweep up this mystery at the amazing deal while you can. I am really looking forward to continuing on with this series!

To Purchase the Book:

There is an amazing deal being offered right now--you can pick up Lamb to the Slaughter for just $2.99! That is an AMAZING deal for this book!! Be sure to snatch it up before the price increases. 

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About the Author:

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

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Giveaway Time!!

We are truly fortunate because this tour has some amazing prizes being given away! Here is what is up for grabs and it is available INTERNATIONALLY:

• A $100 Amazon Gift Card
• An autographed set of Karen’s YA Temptation series
• A traditional Amish style hand stitched wall hanging/lap quilt with the lone star pattern in country colors

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Visit the Rest of the Tour:

Monday April 21 - Caffeinated Book Reviewer - Review
Tuesday April 22 - Lose Time in Reading - Review
Wednesday April 23 - Love Life Read - Review
Thursday April 24 - A Book Addicts Bookshelf - Author Interview
Friday April 25 - Curling Up with a Good Book - Guest Post

Monday April 28 - Page Turners - Character Interview
Tuesday April 29 - Andi's Book Reviews - Review
Wednesday April 30 - Unabridged Bookshelf - Review
Thursday May 1 - Evie Bookish - Guest Post
Friday May 2 - Bookish Brunette - Excerpt

Monday May 5 - Bewitched Bookworms - Review
Tuesday May 6 - Blissful Book Reviews - Guest Post
Wednesday May 7 - Bittersweet Enchantment - Interview
Thursday May 8 - Chosen by You Book Club - Interview
Friday May 9 - Christy Howell Books - Review

Monday May 12 - Book Swarm - Review
Tuesday May 13 - Literary Me - Interview
Wednesday May 14 - Addicted Readers - Guest Post
Thursday May 15 - Tien's Blurb - Review
Friday May 16 - Jeanz Book Read N' Reviews - Review

Monday May 19 - Bajgajka Loves Books and Giveaways - Guest Post
Tuesday May 20 - Actin' Up with Books - Review
Wednesday May 21 - Kimberly Faye Reads - Review
Thursday May 22 - Reading Lark - Review
Friday May 23 - Janiera Eldridge - Review

Monday May 26 - I Read Indie - Review
Tuesday May 27 - Glorious Books - Guest Post
Wednesday May 28 - Little Miss Drama Queen - Review
Thursday May 29 - Once Upon Twilight - Review
Friday May 30 - It's a Book Thing - Review

**I read this book in April 2014**


  1. Awesome I can't wait to read the books. THx!

  2. I love that Daniel used to be Amish! He'll have both perspectives to help her with!

    Lovely review!!

    I love the author :) She's awesome!!

    Thank you :)

  3. This looks like a great read! :) Thanks for shjaring& Happy Reading! :)


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