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Thursday, December 8, 2011

BLOG TOUR: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - True Surrender - BY: Tracey Cramer- Kelly

Reviewer: Tawania
Title: True Surrender
Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly


When Major Aaron Bricewick is rescued from Afghanistan terrorists, he thinks the worst is over. But his personal journey is just beginning...

The first surprise is the amputation of one of his legs.

The second is the woman he left behind, now a widow with a 4-year-old son - and his new prosthetist (artificial limb maker).

He vows that losing his leg won't derail his career. But maintaining his outward appearance as a got-it-together officer becomes increasingly difficult as he faces one personal demon after another - and sees his career aspirations slipping away. And though he has no intention of expanding his life to include a woman, his heart has other ideas - and he finds himself questioning the very foundation of his personal beliefs.

When violence - and unexpected redemption - touch his life again, Aaron must make a stand. Which will he choose: duty or love?


This story was very emotional, and had true depth. I greatly enjoyed reading it, and I look forward to reading more from this author.

Aaron Bricewick is a major in the US army. He was captured and injured by terrorist, then rescued and sent home to America to recover. Besides trying to cope with totorturous nightmares of his imprisonment, and adjusting to being home, Aaron is also trying to deal with his feelings of seeing Holly again. The one he let get away.

Holly Rossiter loved Aaron at one time, but because of their choices in life they were unable to stay together. Now widowed with a young son, seeing Aaron again in his condition was shocking and unexpected. On top of that Holly has life changing news to break to him concerning his health and future.

Holly has chosen to be there for Aaron during his time of need, and even though he hesitates to accept her support at first he realizes he needs someone. Can this be a new beginning for Aaron and Holly?

This novel was very well written. The plot, and characters draw you in and, and don't let go until the end of the story. I literally didn't want to put this book down. This story will cause you to examine your own faith, and believe in the blessings you receive everyday. Before I read this story, I wouldn't have thought I could be as strong as these two characters were. I wouldn't have believed that anyone could endure like that. They are true examples of the will of the human spirit.

If you want to read an inspirational novel, that will leave you breathless, and uplifted. I highly recommend True Surrender.

*****5 STARS
Publisher: Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full Length (272 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books

Giveaway Details:

Tracey will be giving away a Fallen Soldier T-Shirt (red, size TBD) to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and all proceeds benefit http://www.ourfallensoldier.com.

Please leave a comment, or question for Tracey, along with your email address!

Contest is open the duration of the tour.

Winner will be randomly selected and notified.

Remember -- the more tour stops you comment on, the greater your chances of winning!

Tour Stops:
November 25: REVIEW: Bea's Book Nook
November 29: REVIEW: Long and Short Reviews
November 30: REVIEW: It's Raining Books
December 1: INTERVIEW: Authors by Authors
December 2: REVIEW: Jersey Girl Book Reviews
December 5: INTERVIEW: Among the Muses
December 6: BLOG: Wake Up Your Wild Side
December 7: INTERVIEW: A Writer's Life
December 8: REVIEW: Wicked Readings By Tawania
December 9: REVIEW: A Writer's World
December 12: REVIEW: A Bookish Affair
December 13: REVIEW: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
December 14: REVIEW: Reviews by Molly
December 15: BLOG: AsianCocoa's Secret Garden
December 15 (2nd stop): INTERVIEW: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
December 16: REVIEW: Cocktails and Books
Author Bio:
Tracey’s work fuses writing, music and visual imagery whenever possible, and includes novels, short stories, essays and music videos. True Surrender is her second novel. Her first, Last Chance Rescue, is an Indie Award finalist. Her first full-length music video, The Rose (Surrender Version), includes scenes from True Surrender. Her writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic and helicopter pilot. When not managing the family business, Leader Motorcycle Accessories, she enjoys motorcycling and outdoor activities with her husband and two young children.

Web site/blog: http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TraceyCramerKelly
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TraceyCramerKel
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgtDW91q4DM&feature=player_profilepage